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Vandals are persistent at Bustleton Avenue library

Bustleton Branch Library manager Kristin Sawka has a problem with George Washington High School students.



Tartaglione could face a primary opponent next year

State Sen. Tina Tartaglione hasn’t had a tough campaign since her first victory in 1994, but she is gearing up for a possible challenge in 2014.


Tire slasher trial is delayed

The trial for the accused Mayfair tire slasher has been postponed until next January.


City controller candidates visit Mayfair Civic

Four of the five candidates in the hotly contested election for city controller appeared at last week’s Mayfair Civic Association meeting and talked about their priorities for running the office.


Applications are being taken for Philly police recruits

The Philadelphia Police Department is accepting applications for new police recruits, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill. Applications must be submitted by March 29 and are available only via the city’s Web site: www.phila.gov/personnel.


Two indicted for string of pharmacy heists

A federal grand jury has indicted two Northeast men in connection with the armed robberies of 19 area pharmacies in 11 months.


Police identify robber who was killed

Philadelphia police have identified a young Oxford Circle man as the armed robber who was shot and killed by a Tacony delicatessen owner on Feb. 5.


Pair of Blvd. crashes hospitalize four

A pair of single-vehicle crashes on Roosevelt Boulevard last weekend left four people hospitalized, one driver facing DUI charges and police on the hunt for another driver suspected of hit-and-run.


Motorist still at large in Wissinoming hit and run

Philadelphia police have arrested one motorist but seek a second in connection with a pair of hit-and-run crashes that injured two young sisters on separate days this month.