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Sisters struck in separate hit-and-run accidents on same day

Two young sisters, one from Fishtown and the other from Wissinoming, were left hospitalized by hit and run drivers in two separate incidents last week.


Corbett’s liquor plan is hypocritical to small businesses and educators

The governor has made no secret of his objective to privatize more and more of the commonwealth’s public assets. Even efficiently operated assets that are thriving revenue generators aren’t safe from his ill-advised proposals, most recently to privatize liquor sales.


Stinking beauty

Brandon Huber has a tall plant with a purple flower whose fragrance is death itself. Fittingly, it’s called a “corpse plant,” and for the young Northeast resident, its stink is the smell of victory.


Pets of the Week (March 6, 2013)

They’re ready to love


Cops: NE man helps beat, rob his grandmom

Police say that a 94-year-old Mayfair woman’s own grandson was one of two men who took part in a brutal home invasion robbery on Sunday morning that resulted in the victim’s hospitalization for treatment of cuts and bruises.



Pennypack Park Music Festival’s 2013 schedule is set

Here is the tentative schedule for the 2013 Pennypack Park Music Festival.


Honoring milestone news in our daily lives

You have to wonder just when newspapers lost their way. Many people say the decline in space for news, the shrinking of editorial staffs and the reduction of publication cycles to only three days a week is the result of the biggest disruption to journalism in years — the emergence of the Internet.


Crime log (March 6, 2012)

Feb. 11 through 24


Holme Circle Civic plans fight against convent apartments

Members of the Holme Circle Civic Association are still waiting to see if a private real estate development company will get millions of dollars in state funding to rebuild a 45,000-square-foot convent as an apartment building for low-income people.