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Teva drops plans for big distribution center in NE Philly

The international drug maker said it had decided to cease development plans for the site on Red Lion Road. The 136-acre property had been home to the former Island Green golf course.


Smedley School wants a new playground

Mastery Charter Smedley Elementary School, 1790 Bridge St. in Frankford, is competing to win up to $50,000 for a new playground in an online contest sponsored by Clorox.


Man sentenced in 2011 fatal bar shooting in Frankford

A North Philadelphia man accused of killing a Frankford man in a notorious neighborhood bar in early 2011 pleaded guilty Monday and was immediately sentenced to 18 to 40 years in prison.


Redeemer hospice team assembles tins of cheer

They’re making a list and checking it twice. 


Lawncrest Civic plans Dec. 18 holiday party

The Lawncrest Community Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at St. William parish hall, at Argyle and Robbins streets.


Police probe three separate shootings

Officers investigating a report of a person with a gun near the 500 block of Cheltenham Ave. Saturday night found a 14-year-old girl shot once in a leg and once in her chest behind a home on the 500 block of Rosalie St.


Frankford Ave. methadone clinic awaits ruling

Both sides of the controversial methadone clinic planned for Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street now await a ruling from Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox.


Food, glorious food!

— Taste the world in Northeast Philly, where culinary delights offer something for everybody.


Warminster mom fights for methadone legislation

Marti Hottenstein was naturally despondent back on Oct. 22, 2006, when she found her 24-year-old son Karl’s lifeless body on the floor of his apartment.


‘Secret Santa’ lives on as family carries on tradition

Harry Bodkin spent a decade playing a “Secret Santa” while he lived at Evangelical Manor, now Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack.