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Somerton bank robber on the loose

The FBI and Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in identifying a masked man who robbed a Somerton bank last Thursday morning.


National Night Out: An evening for neighbors

Town Watch members and their neighbors will see a very different National Night Out next week when thousands of Philadelphia residents gather at locations throughout the city to demonstrate their support for law and order.


The Crime Log (July 2 through 15)

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.


Leaving no tree behind

The members of the non-profit Northeast Tree Tenders have put 530 trees into the ground in the past four years.



Teens lend a hand while growing in faith

Salesian Gospel Roads plans Christian service retreats for teens each summer.


Giving a voice to childhood sex abuse victims

On the heels of the conviction of a high-ranking Catholic church official, veteran attorneys and a victims' advocate encourage childhood sexual abuse victims to speak up.


Police seize synthetic marijuana in local sweep

During a sweep of Northeast Philadelphia stores last week, police seized more than $200,000 in drug paraphernalia


Breaking news: Synthetic pot seized by agents

Synthetic marijuana was seized from two Northeast Philadelphia stores yesterday and today as part of a statewide law-enforcement sweep called “Operation Artificial High.”


3 to 6 for Lynn

— The first top official in the Roman Catholic Church to be convicted of shielding child-molesting priests is going to have plenty of time to do some reflection — in prison