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Switch to solar gets warm reception

Panels are being installed on roofs of a Rhawnhurst apartment complex, and the state DEP likes what it sees.


Regional DEA agent honored for role in fighting drugs

Gil Kerlikowske, White House drug control policy director, recently presented Ralph Reyes, an assistant special agent in charge for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, with the national award for Outstanding Task Force Commander at the 2011 National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Conference in Washington, D.C.


Man burned in assault in Oxford Circle

An Oxford Circle man suffered burns covering 15 percent of his body as two burglars attacked him in his home early Saturday, police said.


Walking the walk

Bigwigs in government walk the streets of Frankford to get a firsthand view of blight.


Getting grilled on fire safety

Grab your grilling apron, the season is upon us yet again. Philadelphia Fire Department Commissioner Lloyd Ayers was at Jack’s Firehouse recently to demonstrate safe grilling tips at the ninth annual Grilling Safely with the Commissioner.


Big Plans

A Northeast couple’s dream is about to come true — starting a charter school for autistic children. It’ll soon open in the old Lower Dublin Academy.


Crime log

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.


School drops plan for church space

A Bustleton church probably will withdraw its application for a zoning variance that would have allowed it to rent classrooms to a charter school.


Dougherty’s shore reunion on Saturday

The 15th annual Cardinal Dougherty High School Alumni Association Soar at the Shore reunion will take place this Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Keenan’s Irish Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave. in North Wildwood, N.J.


A look ahead to the presidential election

The 2012 Pennsylvania primary is scheduled for April 24, and the presidential election will top the ballot.