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Dollar signs

As City Hall’s financial watchdog, Controller Alan Butkovitz has his hands full while keeping tabs on a broke city that needs money, a broke school district that needs money and a planned change in real-estate assessment likely to have a lot of residents howling.

An unhappy evening of ‘metha-drone’

The Mayfair meeting attracted a big crowd. Politicians, residents and civic leaders repeated the same message: A planned methadone clinic isn’t welcome.

It’s her time to shine

During troubled times, Elizabeth Lane had put family first. Now two scholarships and a lot of support are helping her reach a dream for her own future.

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:

Frankford man is charged with murdering his girlfriend

A Frankford man was arrested on murder and arson charges last week after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death and set her East Mount Airy house on fire.

Fallen firefighter memorialized at firehouse

Officially, Firefighter Elmer Clothier died from the effects of a heart attack he suffered in 1968, but folks who really knew Clothier blame a different cause. They say he died from a broken heart.

Tips lead police to drug busts on Frankford’s Griscom Street

Acting on tips, police have been making narcotics busts on the 4800 block of Griscom St., Police Lt. Robert Casselli said last week.

Residential burglaries are on the rise in 7th Police District

Philadelphia police on Monday issued a public warning via the ReadyNotifyPA system about a recent spike in the number of residential burglaries occurring in the 7th district.

Horosope (July 28, 2011)

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You face the possibility of raising your relationship to another level. However, your partner might demand that you make promises for which you’re not sure you’re ready.

Neighbors say ‘NO!’ to methadone clinic

Tenants are mum about Healing Way facility, but they have applied to Harrisburg for a permit to dispense methadone.