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Millbrook: It’s time to resurrect Town Watch

Millbrook is a small neighborhood, but it has its problems. Youths selling drugs and fighting are a couple of examples, and a few residents want to re-form a neighborhood Town Watch to address those problems before they grow.


Two bank robbers sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI seek the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed a Bustleton bank at gunpoint on Aug. 20. Authorities released surveillance photos of the suspects last week.



Relay for Life is seeking volunteers

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers and teams for the first-ever Relay for Life of Northeast Philadelphia. 


For O’Neill, it wasn’t even close

Democrats hold a 25-percentage-point advantage in the 10th Councilmanic District, and Bill Rubin spent the campaign season knocking on doors and knocking Republican City Councilman Brian O’Neill on the Deferred Retirement Option Plan.


O’Brien is headed for City Hall

After more than three decades in Harrisburg, Dennis O’Brien will be a city councilman in January.


Our holiday fund helps Northeast people in need

I was laid off from my job a few months ago. It’s been hard to keep a roof over our heads, provide food and pay our bills. I would love to see my daughters smile on Christmas. I would appreciate anything your holiday fund could do to help our struggling family.


A neighborhood in mourning

Fishtown residents gather for a vigil at the site where a Mayfair man was shot to death while resisting a robbery.


Princeton Avenue now open to traffic in both directions

A seven-block section of Princeton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia that previously carried eastbound traffic only was converted to a two-way street on Monday. 


Have you seen 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: