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Seeking ‘FAME’ at Samuel Fels

Samuel S. Fels High School music teachers Barry Huber and Douglas Payne came of age in two very different educational environments.


Robbers sought for stealing purse from cemetery visitor

Thieves snatched a Bucks County cemetery visitor’s purse, then used her credit cards to go shopping at Franklin Mills mall on Feb. 26, authorities say.


Enjoy a traditional Irish dish

Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Irish dish, and a favorite meal on St. Patrick’s Day. While the flavor combinations are delicious, some may want to cut back on the fat and calories. By using my tips for preparing the brisket, and my recipe for Slow Cooked Brisket and Cabbage, you can have all the flavors of this Irish dish with far less calories.


Robber fatally shot identified by police

Philadelphia police have identified a young Oxford Circle man as the armed robber who was shot and killed by a Tacony delicatessen owner on Feb. 5.




Two Frankford churches face possible closures

In this season of Lent, the fates of St. Joachim, the oldest Catholic church in Northeast Philadelphia, and the strikingly beautiful Mater Dolorosa, home to an Italian parish, are hanging in the balance.


Life after the NanoKnife

Back in August 2011, Peggy Reeder saw a doctor for a persistent cough.



Spreading the love of music

Abraham Lincoln High School music teacher Tom Force wanted to increase the number of instruments in his department, so he wrote a proposal on the DonorsChoose.org website.