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The wrath of Sandy

— Hurricane Sandy was bad — very, very bad — but Northeast Philly fared much better than other areas on the East Coast.



Noah's Ark comes alive in synagogue show

The Hebrew School students at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim received a treat recently when an ark-full of live animals appeared at the Bustleton synagogue.


Father Judge student wins essay contest

Father Judge High School senior Alexander Citerone was honored on Oct. 21 as the winner of a student essay contest sponsored by the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. The contest asked students to write on the theme of “Uncovering Northeast Philly: What makes Northeast Philadelphia Special?”


Pharmacy robber strikes again

A man who fits the description of the bandit who robbed more than a dozen Philadelphia-area drug stores got prescription drugs and cash from the Somerton Pharmacy on the 10800 block of Bustleton Ave. Thursday evening.


Man charged with holding woman captive

A 21-year-old Crescentville man has been charged with holding a woman against her will in his Godfrey Avenue home.


Hardware store bandit on the loose

Police are looking for a man who robbed an Oxford Circle hardware store on Oct. 20.


Robbery spree continues despite storm

Hurricane Sandy’s rain and wind failed to slow a knife-wielding man who robbed several Northeast Philly fast food restaurants, a gas station and his own relative before and during the storm, Philadelphia


Another paint day slated in Frankford

Frankford residents can have a brush with art on Thursday, Nov. 8, at St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave.