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Search continues for Fairmount Park rapist

Ten years on, Philadelphia’s serial park rapist continues to elude identification and capture, but police refuse to quit their search for him.


Bustleton Civic officers unopposed

This year’s election of Greater Bustleton Civic League executive officers pretty much will be a formality later in May.


Suspects sought in Castor Gardens muggings

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a group of young men who may have been responsible for three muggings in the Castor Gardens section of the Northeast last month.


Along with dance, a lifetime of memories

On a sun-baked Saturday afternoon, two big parking lots behind George Washington High School were jam-packed, and more cars lined almost every inch of the driveway around the school.


Crime log (May 1, 2013)

March 25 through April 7


At Fels, a gun is found in a backpack

A Fels High School student is sitting in a city jail cell after he allegedly tried to bring a gun into school last Wednesday.


Biggest challenge in getting black belt is ‘with yourself’

When I was 7 years old my parents enrolled me in karate classes at Action Karate in Feasterville. From that time until now I’ve been involved in karate.  When I started out I was a “white belt” and in three years was awarded a “junior black belt.” After that I continued my karate training and now, after earning 17 colored belts over almost five and a half years, I’ll be testing for first-degree “senior black belt.”


Illusion of protection — a grandmother’s lament

We were leaving the hospital with our first baby, a red-faced daughter who weighed less than a sack of potatoes, when we encountered a friend who is a doctor.


Burholme runner describes scene in Boston

As Burholme’s Greta Garecht neared the finish line at last week’s Boston Marathon, her husband, stepmother and infant daughter were watching her race from the nearby bleachers.


Mandel is back on the campaign trail

When Brett Mandel ran for city controller in 2009, he said the campaign operated on hustle and moxie.