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Activist and lawyer lead fire protest against Nutter

A couple of Parkwood guys, John Fritz and John Mulholland, decided to publicly show their support last week for members of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22.


Courting success

— Community sports groups in the Northeast are coping with a shortage of playing space and a surplus of user fees the old-fashioned way: They’re improvising.


A fiery baptism

— Emotions ran smoking hot when Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Fire Department brass showed up for the dedication of a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.


Conflict resolution

Justin Jones is a big believer in the peer mediation program at Hamilton Disston Elementary School.


Frankford Civic group to hear from new police commander

Capt. John McCloskey, the 15th Police District’s new commander, will address the Jan. 10 meeting.


Prospective jurors being question in sex-abuse trial involving former St. Jerome's altar boy

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former Catholic elementary school teacher Bernard Shero are charged with sexually assaulting the same St. Jerome parish altar boy in the late 1990s.


Controller pushes for lower millage

The Take Back Your Neighborhood Civic Association observed a moment of silence for the shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., before welcoming comments from a police official, the city controller, a state representative and a two-time City Council candidate who specializes in economic development.


Police offer safety tips in Lawncrest

The Lawncrest Community Association recently held its annual Christmas party, welcoming neighbors and police officials for a night of live music and a feast of sandwiches from Fanshawe Deli.


Apartment wins support in Upper Holmesburg

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association has approved a local apartment building owner’s request for zoning exemptions for his property.


Two fatal shootings on Christmas Eve

Authorities have identified the victim of a Christmas Eve murder in the Northeast and ruled a second fatal shooting as a suicide.