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Philadelphia selected to host World Meeting of Families

The Roman Catholic Church will be bringing its World Meeting of Families to the United States for the first time, and Philadelphia has been selected as the host city.


Police seek help identifying robbery suspect

Philadelphia police hope that a surveillance video will help them identify a man who robbed a Bustleton Dairy Queen on Valentine’s Day.


Crash kills pedestrian on Frankford Avenue

A Wissinoming woman died on Sunday morning after a minivan struck her on a Frankford Avenue sidewalk blocks from her home.


Homeowners must have smoke detectors

A city ordinance (No. 120278) requires homeowners to install 10-year lithium battery-powered smoke detectors on every floor.


‘Oldtimers’ honor three athletes

Two former NFL players and a veteran athlete, coach and umpire were honored two weeks ago at the Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meeting at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar in Bustleton.


Property owners can appeal valuations

Every property owner who received a new assessment in the mail last week also got an explanation of how the number was calculated and how that new assessment can be appealed.


Talking taxes

— 10,000 callers deluge City Hall over AVI


Toomey: Sequester could be good first step

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey last week told Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members about three looming showdowns on Capitol Hill that he hopes will change the way Congress looks at spending.


NE teen remembered as loyal friend, gifted student

Utah Izvuk had an endearingly sheepish way of greeting her best friend’s dad every time he came home and found the Rhawnhurst teen in his living room watching TV or in his kitchen devouring a light snack.


College 101 — Step by step

— At Northeast High School, 31 seniors are getting extra help with college applications, thanks to a new program that is being offered in collaboration with Philadelphia Futures.