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Conflict resolution

Justin Jones is a big believer in the peer mediation program at Hamilton Disston Elementary School.


Hey, look us over, lend us an ear…

With this new column and the new year, I’m hoping to begin a regular conversation with readers about the Northeast Times.


Far Northeast bust turns up cash, heroin

Philadelphia narcotics officers seized more than $60,000 cash, a kilogram of heroin and two guns during a Jan. 4 raid on the home of an alleged drug trafficker in the Far Northeast’s Chalfont section.


City controller talks taxes at Take Back meeting

The Take Back Your Neighborhood Civic Association observed a moment of silence for the shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., before welcoming comments from a police official, the city controller, a state representative and a two-time City Council candidate who specializes in economic development.



More red light cameras are in the Northeast

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has begun full enforcement at three new red-light camera intersections in Northeast Philadelphia.


City controller to visit Burholme civic group

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m., at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, at 1128 Cottman Ave. (at Lawndale Avenue).




Big pot bust in Frankford

A Frankford warehouse was home to a million-dollar indoor marijuana farm before Philadelphia police raided the site on Jan. 2, according to published reports.