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Smoking cited as cause of fatal fire in Wissinoming

Careless smoking was the cause of an apartment building fire that claimed the life of a Wissinoming man on Nov. 8, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department.


Occupy: Burholme

There’s no place like home — but did it belong to a Burholme couple or a squatter?


Ten-year-old boy shot in Tacony

A 10-year-old boy found himself standing in the wrong place at the wrong time when gunfire erupted in Tacony on Monday night, wounding him in the leg.


Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade is Sunday

The 35th Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade will take place Sunday afternoon along Frankford Avenue. The rain date is Dec. 4.


Henon cruises to win in 6th Councilmanic District

Republican Sandra Stewart wasn’t surprised that Democrat Bobby Henon cruised to victory last week in the 6th Councilmanic District race.


Pets of the Week (November 9, 2011)

Light up your life with Lightning


A bigger and better Y

It’s fun to be at the expanded Northeast Family YMCA in the Far Northeast.


Man killed in Blvd. crash

A 21-year-old Philadelphia man was killed Sunday afternoon in a Roosevelt Boulevard traffic accident.


Two suspects sought in jewelry store heist

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the two armed men who made off with jewelry worth more than $200,000 from the Belaggio jewelry store on the 2100 block of Cottman Ave. at 4:50 p.m. last Friday.


Police officer charged with assault

A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with assault, reckless endangerment and conspiracy in connection with a February 2010 fight involving his girlfriend and three other women.