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At trial, convicted priest says he didn't do it

A former priest who last year pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young Northeast boy denied on Thursday he had ever touched the child.


Alleged victim in priest-abuse trial has his day in court

“You know, don’t you, that your testimony is completely false?” a defense attorney on Wednesday asked a former Northeast man who had testified that two priests and a Catholic lay teacher had molested him when he was 10 and 11 years old.



Appealing numbers?

The new real estate assessments that residents will receive next month will include a form on how to ask for a review of the number.


Fox Chase gets a new Web site

The Fox Chase Homeowners Association will soon be connected with the community through a new and improved Web site.


Holme Circle to meet

The Holme Circle Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., at St. Jerome school hall, at Stamford and Colfax streets.


Somerton OKs congregation’s plan for residential property

— The Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry plans to purchase a house on Bustleton Avenue to use for worship.


Firefighter chief: No mayoral recall

The leader of the city’s firefighters union said his organization will not seek to have Mayor Michael Nutter “recalled” from office after members loudly demanded Nutter’s ouster during a Jan. 8 demonstration at the city’s newest firehouse.


Frankford man killed in blaze

Frankford residents are mourning the death of the well-known owner of a local auto sales business after fire ripped through his neighborhood home.


Four face fraud charges in theft of city homes

Two Northeast residents, one of them a former police commissioner’s son, are among four men facing fraud charges for allegedly “stealing” 22 uninhabited city homes and selling them for profit.