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Crime log (March 27, 2012)

Feb. 25 through March 10


Easy, tasty spinach quiche

Many consumers are confused about the nutritional quality of organics versus conventionally grown foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently weighed in on the importance of organic food for children, setting off a firestorm.


House panel hears testimony on cutting court

Judge Gary S. Glazer, who was appointed to Traffic Court to enact reforms, said a court employee recently gave him a candid yet cold-eyed view of how long it would take for ticket fixing to resume if judicial oversight were removed.


Holy Family hopes to open athletic fields at Liddonfield site

There may not seem to be much going on at the former site of the Liddonfield public housing project, but there has been some progress toward the much-anticipated conversion of the 32-acre tract into a satellite campus for Holy Family University.


PA House passes bill to privatize liquor sales

The Pennsylvania House last week passed a measure backed by Gov. Tom Corbett that would take the commonwealth out of the booze business. 


Pennypack Park cleanup a success

Forty-four volunteers collected 78 bags of trash and other large debris last Saturday during the Friends of Pennypack Park’s first monthly clean-up of 2013.


Burholme deli obtains liquor license

Some Burholme residents are not pleased that a deli with a liquor license will soon open, but they will work with the owner to develop what his lawyer calls “a conditional licensing agreement.”


A hero’s honor

U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey Jr. have introduced a bill to rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.


Protests drown out mayor’s budget talk

The earsplitting shrill of referees’ whistles and derogatory chants echoed from City Council’s balcony, deafening council members and spectators alike on the floor of the venerable chamber and rendering Mayor Michael Nutter’s ceremonial budget address secondary to the spectacle.


‘Healthcare in Retirement’ topic of NORC meeting

Two financial advisers visited last month’s meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community and outlined how senior citizens could pay for life’s essentials.