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8th PDAC hosts barbecue for veterans

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


Rebuilding a nation

Hard times in Liberia have stirred the spirit of a small congregation at a Somerton church.


Residents, tavern owner still at odds in E. Torresdale

Both sides should keep talking, says the head of the city zoning board.


Switch to solar gets warm reception

Panels are being installed on roofs of a Rhawnhurst apartment complex, and the state DEP likes what it sees.


Regional DEA agent honored for role in fighting drugs

Gil Kerlikowske, White House drug control policy director, recently presented Ralph Reyes, an assistant special agent in charge for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, with the national award for Outstanding Task Force Commander at the 2011 National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Conference in Washington, D.C.


Man burned in assault in Oxford Circle

An Oxford Circle man suffered burns covering 15 percent of his body as two burglars attacked him in his home early Saturday, police said.


Walking the walk

Bigwigs in government walk the streets of Frankford to get a firsthand view of blight.


Getting grilled on fire safety

Grab your grilling apron, the season is upon us yet again. Philadelphia Fire Department Commissioner Lloyd Ayers was at Jack’s Firehouse recently to demonstrate safe grilling tips at the ninth annual Grilling Safely with the Commissioner.


Big Plans

A Northeast couple’s dream is about to come true — starting a charter school for autistic children. It’ll soon open in the old Lower Dublin Academy.


Crime log

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.