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Recovered body may be Pennypack drowning victim

A body recovered by police from the Delaware River last weekend may be that of a Wissinoming teenager who disappeared while wading in the storm-surging Pennypack Creek on Aug. 13.


Washington High graduate honored

George Washington graduate Aaron Goldberg received the Andrew Farrell Spirit of Courage Scholarship.   


Legislators tour local copter plant

That helicopter flying overhead might have been made right here in Northeast Philadelphia on Red Lion Road. Northeast Airport-based AgustaWestland’s 560 employees make more than 50 helicopters a year, which are sold all over the world. The company’s copters can even be spotted in the movies. One was in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.


Former NE convent sold

A former convent in Northeast Philadelphia was among four properties sold at auction by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and several local parishes on July 24 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.


Pets of the Week: August 21, 2013

After terrible past, Ariel needs a new start 


City cleans up large Bustleton property

A Bustleton property that’s often been in the news recently got a cut and a trim from the city. 


Healthy tips for school lunches

Students are heading back to school, and you probably went to great lengths to ensure your child has the right equipment — pencils, pens, notebooks, clothing — to make it through the day. Proper nutrition also is a key ingredient for back-to-school success because it fuels brain cells and gives your child the energy and nutrients he or she needs for optimal learning. Packing your child’s lunch lets you know exactly what he or she is eating.


A triumphant return

The Fox Chase Town Watch National Night Out was held Aug. 6 after a one-year hiatus. It’s the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, and one of the largest in the city.  


City mailing property assessment reviews

Homeowners who asked the city to lower their new property assessments should start checking their mailboxes and calendars.


City to pay firefighters, continue appeal

Even as City Hall and Philadelphia’s firefighters union embarked on new contract arbitration last week, Mayor Michael Nutter yielded ground in his administration’s prolonged legal war with firefighters over their recently expired 2009 contract.