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Courting success

— Community sports groups in the Northeast are coping with a shortage of playing space and a surplus of user fees the old-fashioned way: They’re improvising.


A fiery baptism

— Emotions ran smoking hot when Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Fire Department brass showed up for the dedication of a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.


Conflict resolution

Justin Jones is a big believer in the peer mediation program at Hamilton Disston Elementary School.


Hey, look us over, lend us an ear…

With this new column and the new year, I’m hoping to begin a regular conversation with readers about the Northeast Times.


Former cop to do time for steroids ring

A Northeast resident and former Philadelphia police detective was ordered Monday to serve four years in federal prison for orchestrating a multi-tiered steroids distribution ring from his Modena Park home.


Plea deal in Old City beating case

A co-defendant of Fox Chase resident Steven Ferguson pleaded guilty on Friday to involuntary manslaughter for the beating death of 2010 Temple graduate Kevin Kless on an Old City street corner last January.


Rite Aid offers reward to catch bandits

Rite Aid has offered a $10,000 reward in an effort to identify and capture three men who committed a Nov. 18 armed robbery of the chain’s previously targeted store at Welsh and Blue Grass roads.


Crime log (January 9, 2012)

Dec. 17 through 30


Far Northeast bust turns up cash, heroin

Philadelphia narcotics officers seized more than $60,000 cash, a kilogram of heroin and two guns during a Jan. 4 raid on the home of an alleged drug trafficker in the Far Northeast’s Chalfont section.


City controller talks taxes at Take Back meeting

The Take Back Your Neighborhood Civic Association observed a moment of silence for the shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., before welcoming comments from a police official, the city controller, a state representative and a two-time City Council candidate who specializes in economic development.