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A city in mourning

It’s not just another empty lot in Kensington where such sights are common. The trash-littered parcel, which had been the long-vacant Buck Hosiery building and an adjacent furniture store, is a shrine.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Focusing on the future

— St. Matt’s and other Catholic elementary schools are doing what’s necessary to thrive in a competitive environment.


Pastor recalls ‘a good guy’ who quietly helped others

Michael Goodwin grew up as a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, at Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street in Kensington, and remained an active member long after moving to Parkwood.


Anguish

— The City of Philadelphia mourns the loss of Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin of Parkwood, who perished in a fabric shop blaze in Queen Village.


Squilla presents bill that will spread impact of AVI

Mark Squilla does not want to rush into pushing 100 percent property assessments on city residents. The South Philly councilman has introduced a bill that would spread the impact of the Actual Value Initiative over three years.


Pets of the Week (April 10, 2013)

Priscilla is looking for love


Blast from the Past

Vince Stango, interim president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, described the year 1968 as “colorful, chaotic and culture shifting.”


Pair face sentencing

A priest and a former Catholic school teacher convicted earlier this year of molesting a 10-year-old Northeast altar boy will be sentenced April 18 by Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler.


City names first collections officer

Thomas Knudsen last week became the city’s first chief revenue collections officer.