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Gault talks about what led to his defeat

Bill Gault would sometimes borrow from The Godfather to illustrate the challenges confronting him as the elected president of Philadelphia’s firefighters union, which is in the midst of a four-year contract dispute with the city.



Armed masked man robs Mayfair bank

A masked man armed with a small silver handgun robbed a Mayfair bank May 15, police said.


Butkovitz cruises to victory in City Controller's primary election

Unofficial returns from 95 percent of divisions showed that Butkovitz was winning 61 percent of the vote. Brett Mandel was taking 31 percent. Mark Zecca had 8 percent.


Firefighters’ union chief Gault loses bid for re-election

Battalion Chief Joe Schulle, a Northeast resident and firefighter since 1992, defeated Gault.


NE Civic groups talk about forming coalition

Several civic association leaders already are working on putting a Northeast coalition together.


NE loses 169th House District in court decision on legislative districts

The 169th District moves to York County. The Northeast will be represented in the state Senate by the 2nd and 5th districts.


Lots of things to do in Mayfair this Saturday

The fifth annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run and Walk will kick off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Abraham Lincoln High School, Meanwhile, the Mayfair Business Association will hold the Mayfair May Fair on Saturday.


La Salle business student will deliver commencement speech

La Salle University business student Marcelina Hollender, a Somerton resident, will cap off her college career by giving the commencement speech at the university’s undergraduate graduation ceremony.


Students honored for winning Catholic Daughters contest

Thirteen St. Katherine of Siena eighth-grade students were honored last week as winners of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Mystical Rose No. 2628 Education Contest.