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Happy — and SAFE — Halloween!

Welcome to Kids Stuff. For many young children, when they notice the leaves are turning pretty fall colors and the days are becoming shorter, and they feel these brisker mornings, they know autumn has arrived, and that means Halloween fun events are not too far behind. However, with all fun festivities, one must always remember the phrase safety first.


Ex-CLIP workers are going to jail

Two more former city workers who pleaded guilty to stealing from homes they had been sent to clean were sentenced Friday. One of nine former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program is yet to be sentenced.


So many need help to brighten families’ holiday

The appeals that tug at the heart the most are those from elderly Northeast residents who are living alone, without much hope for a cheerful holiday.


O’Neill goes door to door

City Councilman Brian O’Neill has easily won re-election every four years since narrowly unseating Democrat Melvin Greenberg in 1979, but he faces an aggressive opponent in a district that is just one-third Republican.


How’s her mind?

Linda Ann Weston has a court date related to the Tacony horror-house case. But Weston’s lawyer has doubts about the woman’s competency.


Officer accused of theft

A Philadelphia police officer assigned to the Northeast’s 2nd District was arrested Oct. 17 on charges of receiving stolen property, theft, official oppression and obstruction of justice.


Stalking actress gets ‘Batman’ fan a prison term

A Philadelphia judge last week wrote the final chapter in a long-running serial involving the Northeast’s “Bizarro World” Batman.


O’Neill, Rubin clash at debate

The controversial DROP tops a spirited discussion involving the hopefuls in the 10th Councilmanic District. Also on the agenda: Ethics, pensions and perks.


Pets of the Week (October 27, 2011)

Tricks are for Thor


Liddonfield development is still up in the air

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association wants to know what’s happening at the former Liddonfield Homes public housing site. That is, as soon as something happens.