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Council redistricting leaves O’Neill feeling a bit ‘blue’

Whether a rift existed in City Council before the passage of new district boundaries last week is a matter of contention. But now that the vote is done, the verbal and political sparring may just be starting.


Motorists sought in hit-run that hurt girl

Two vehicles were involved in an accident with a young pedestrian at a Holmesburg Wawa on Aug. 30, but neither driver bothered to wait for help to arrive. Instead, they fled the scene.


Honoring a fallen friend

Johnny Kihm’s buddies from Presentation BVM Elementary School were devastated when he died in Afghanistan and wanted to honor him in some way.


Feedback sought for Frankford mural project

Northeast residents can chip in their ideas about a series of murals planned for Frankford’s business corridor during two community meetings that will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, and Thursday, Oct. 13, at Denby’s Sweet Sensations, 4428 Frankford Ave. Both sessions will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Suspect in three armed robberies is arrested

Less than a day after Philadelphia police released surveillance images from three armed robberies in the Northeast, a tipster led investigators to the suspect, who was arrested on Sept. 14.


Frankford man charged with attempted murder

The Philadelphia district attorney on Sept. 20 filed an attempted-murder charge against a Frankford man whom police shot and critically wounded in April.


Northeast bank robber sought

A man who robbed four banks in the Northeast and Cheltenham Township last year struck again locally on Aug. 27 and remains at large, authorities say.


Woman killed, son hurt in Blvd. crash

A 44-year-old woman was killed and her 4-year-old son injured Monday when they were struck by a car that jumped a curb along Roosevelt Boulevard.


U. Holmesburg recalls legacy of Paul Kauffman

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association paid tribute to a recently deceased board member during the civic group’s monthly general meeting on Sept. 15.


Library goes book to the future

Staffers at the MaST Charter School have good reason to be wowed by their new library and media center. Its technology is a wonder to behold.