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Judge won’t cut time in child molestation case

A Philadelphia judge has refused to reduce lengthy prison terms given to a priest and former school teacher who were convicted of molesting a Northeast altar boy. 


Lawncrest celebrates 4th of July with parade, festivities

The 98th annual Lawncrest 4th of July celebration is set for Thursday.


Paul’s Run fetes oldest residents

Paul’s Run on Bustleton Avenue recently honored its most senior seniors with a luncheon and certificates presented by state Rep. Ed Neilson (D-169th dist.). It was the fifth time the retirement community had lauded its residents who are 100 years old, close to that age, or older.


Public forum scheduled for July 9

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, will conduct what he said will be the first in a series of public town hall gatherings around Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 9, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets.


Family ties to Gettysburg

Amateur historian Robert Campbell researched the family roots of his fiancée, Marilyn Gross, and found a direct connection between her Northeast Philadelphia family and the Battle of Gettysburg. 


Down time

The city demolishes the charred remains of what had once been a showplace home in the Far Northeast. 


Sweeney Field

Friends, family and colleagues remember fallen firefighter Daniel Sweeney with a second-annual softball tournament at Fox Chase Rec Center.


Eat healthy and keep active

 Summer months are the perfect time to squeeze in a family vacation. Too often, however, we return from our travels feeling exhausted and weary from an “unfit” vacation. The reasons are many: overeating, trying to log too many miles, sporadic sleep schedules and too little exercise.


Four St. Martin of Tours pupils given scholarships

The Danny Craige Foundation earlier this month presented four scholarships at the St. Martin of Tours Elementary School graduation awards ceremony.


Around town (June 26, 2013)

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