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Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Bill would help delinquent property taxpayers pay up

City Council is considering a bill aimed at helping — and prodding — delinquent property taxpayers to start paying their shares of the more than half-billion bucks in back taxes Philadelphia is owed.


Sisters struck in separate hit-and-run accidents on same day

Two young sisters, one from Fishtown and the other from Wissinoming, were left hospitalized by hit and run drivers in two separate incidents last week.


Stinking beauty

Brandon Huber has a tall plant with a purple flower whose fragrance is death itself. Fittingly, it’s called a “corpse plant,” and for the young Northeast resident, its stink is the smell of victory.


Pets of the Week (March 6, 2013)

They’re ready to love


Cops: NE man helps beat, rob his grandmom

Police say that a 94-year-old Mayfair woman’s own grandson was one of two men who took part in a brutal home invasion robbery on Sunday morning that resulted in the victim’s hospitalization for treatment of cuts and bruises.



Pennypack Park Music Festival’s 2013 schedule is set

Here is the tentative schedule for the 2013 Pennypack Park Music Festival.


Honoring milestone news in our daily lives

You have to wonder just when newspapers lost their way. Many people say the decline in space for news, the shrinking of editorial staffs and the reduction of publication cycles to only three days a week is the result of the biggest disruption to journalism in years — the emergence of the Internet.


Crime log (March 6, 2012)

Feb. 11 through 24