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Philadelphia selected to host World Meeting of Families

The Roman Catholic Church will be bringing its World Meeting of Families to the United States for the first time, and Philadelphia has been selected as the host city.


Crime Log (February 20, 2013)

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 


Somerton Public Storage site hit for third time

Burglars broke into 51 rental units at a Public Storage facility in Somerton one night last week, but Philadelphia police Capt. Joseph Zaffino wasn’t surprised.


Fatal accident on Grant Ave.

Police suspect that excessive speed played a role in a one-car crash that claimed the life of a teenage girl and critically injured a 19-year-old man in Bustleton early Sunday.


Apartment fire in Frankford

Firefighters quickly brought a blaze in a three-story Frankford apartment house under control early Feb. 13.


Bank robber sought

The FBI/Philadelphia Police Violent Crimes Task Force seeks the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Frankford bank on Feb. 11.


Maggie’s Cafe plans to expand, build parking lot

East Torresdale residents offered an oft-maligned neighborhood restaurant and nightclub their support last week as they voted to allow the business to expand its footprint.


Pets of the Week (February 20, 2013)

Paulette wants a new best friend


Chasing the dream

Carolina was 10 years old when she left her native Brazil and came to the United States with her aunt and sister.


Property assessments headed home

Property owners can expect to get their actual value assessments in the mail this week, and the city’s fiscal watchdog predicted there will plenty of winners and losers when it comes to paying property taxes next year.