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Public hearing discusses school choice and tuition vouchers

Should parents get Pennsylvania tax dollars — money to be taken from spending on public schools — to help them pay for tuition at private, non-public or charter schools?


Baseball training facility approved by zoning board

A Mayfair man’s plans to put an indoor softball and baseball training facility into a McNulty Road warehouse got the city Zoning Board of Adjustment’s approval in July.


‘It hurts so bad’

Friends and family battle the pain from the loss of a great soldier killed in a horrific attack in Afghanistan.


Frankford group supports local school’s expansion plans

Mastery Charter Schools took over operations of Franklin Smedley School this year, and now the company wants to add a gym, more classrooms and air conditioning as it expands the school to make room for about 100 more pupils.


Boyle brothers propose new bill

State Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle want to deny pensions for government employees convicted of sex crimes.


Oxford Circle man suspected in Virginia jewelry heist

An armed jewelry store robbery allegedly committed by two Philadelphia men near Williamsburg, Va., last week went wrong on so many levels, it’s a wonder how Oxford Circle resident Eric D. Roach lasted more than two days on the lam.


Take a swing for charity at golf outing

The 6th annual Carr Stone Carr golf outing will take place on Friday, Aug. 12, at Juniata Golf Course.


8th PDAC hosts a big barbecue for war veterans

Members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council recently visited the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road to honor the vets’ service to the United States by sponsoring a barbecue for them.


Priests in child molestation cases going to trial

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Monsignor William Lynn, who allegedly endangered the welfare of children by reassigning to other parishes priests suspected of molesting students.


Oxford Circle Church has space for new PAL center

A new PAL center is expected to open in the Northeast before the school year begins.