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Bank robber sentenced

A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for robbing six banks, including one in the Northeast, between July 24, 2009, and last Aug. 10.


SafeCams help fight crime

The Philadelphia Police Department started its SafeCam program about two years ago and it is still one of the newest crime-prevention and investigative tools that the department has.


Body found in burning car

Firefighters made a grisly discovery after they extinguished a burning car in Pennypack Park last Thursday. There was a human body in the vehicle’s trunk.


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.


Pets of the Week (June 26, 2013)

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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.