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DA says estranged in-law reported school fraud

A Northeast Philadelphia couple accused of falsifying their residency to enroll their daughter at a suburban public school may have been feuding with a relative who ultimately reported the alleged fraud to authorities.


Many values are fair, but there are exceptions

City officials say the Actual Value Initiative’s aim is fairness. The reassessments property owners have been receiving since mid-February are supposed to be what owners would get for their properties if they sold them now.


Schwartz sends another signal about run

There have been strong signs over the last few months that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz was inching toward a run for governor next year.


College 101 — Step by step

— At Northeast High School, 31 seniors are getting extra help with college applications, thanks to a new program that is being offered in collaboration with Philadelphia Futures.


Lawncrest plans for July 4th

The Lawncrest Community Association last week welcomed Inspector Michael Cochrane, commander of the Northeast Police Division, and Carlton Williams, commissioner of the city Department of Licenses and Inspections. Officials from the 2nd Police District also attended the Feb. 19 meeting.


Local elementary schools topic of Burholme Civic meeting

Leaders of Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School and Immanuel Lutheran School both consider their schools among Burholme’s best-kept secrets.


‘Oldtimers’ honor three athletes

Two former NFL players and a veteran athlete, coach and umpire were honored two weeks ago at the Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meeting at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar in Bustleton.



Homeowners must have smoke detectors

A city ordinance (No. 120278) requires homeowners to install 10-year lithium battery-powered smoke detectors on every floor.


Crash kills pedestrian on Frankford Avenue

A Wissinoming woman died on Sunday morning after a minivan struck her on a Frankford Avenue sidewalk blocks from her home.