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Guns a hot topic at ‘Take Back Your Neighborhood’

Mark Gilson, chief of the district attorney’s Northeast bureau, recalls a time when a person convicted of carrying an unlicensed gun received a sentence of probation.


Pennypack problems top Upper Holmesburg civic

Holmesburg-area residents were hoping that heightened public awareness of the Pennypack Creek Bridge would bring cleanliness and better security to the centuries-old viaduct at Frankford Avenue.


Boyle Scholarship Fund awards another $40,000 in tuition grants

Officer Daniel Boyle’s legacy grew last month as a scholarship program created in his memory extended benefits to students in two additional schools for the current academic year.


Police probe fatal shooting of teenager in Castor Gardens

Philadelphia police have not named a suspect or determined a motive in the fatal shooting of a Castor Gardens teenager about two blocks from his home last Thursday night.


In Holme Circle, false flier sparks huge turnout

A private developer is seeking public funding to convert an old convent on Holme Avenue into a 44-unit apartment complex for homeless military veterans and other low-income people — but neighborhood folks already knew about that.


Wading into the fray over guns and bullets

A week ago Tuesday, even as we were putting finishing touches on a Page One story about postcards from the past, I began talking with reporter Bill Kenny about the gun show story you see on this week’s cover.


Jury mulls fate of pair in priest sex case

— The jury asked the judge to see transcripts of trial and grand jury testimonies, but she denied the requests.


Lawmaker wants the Holocaust to be taught in public schools

— State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is pushing a bill that requires the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.


2nd district honors officers for midsummer arrests

The 2nd Police District Advisory Council recently honored Anthony Rosselli and Michael Long for an arrest they made after a midsummer street shooting that stemmed from a fight on the 7700 block of Oxford Ave.


Jury convicts priest and former teacher in sex-abuse case

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former parochial school teacher Bernard Shero were convicted in the abuse of the same altar boy at St. Jerome's parish in Northeast Philly in the late 1990s.