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Unexpected detour on Holme Avenue

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had every intention of keeping traffic flowing on Holme Avenue during a 20-month bridge reconstruction project just east of Holme Circle.


Remembering their fallen hero

A plaque was dedicated last week outside 25th Police District headquarters in memory of Joaquin “Jack” Montijo, an off-duty police officer shot to death in 1990.


Northeast native tapped as top man in space

Chris Ferguson, a graduate of St. Martha Grammar School and Archbishop Ryan High School, will serve as commander of NASA’s final space shuttle mission.


Police Beat

Northeast GameStop store held up at gunpoint


Janitor arrested for alleged sexual assaults

A Far Northeast Philadelphia Catholic grade school janitor was arrested early this month in connection with a series of alleged sexual assaults of children who have not attended the school.


Pedestrian killed by car

A motorist struck and killed a woman as she was walking across a street near her Tacony home on Sunday morning.


Maggie’s Café remains heated topic in East Torresdale

They’ve been in contact with more government offices and agencies than they ever could’ve imagined or feared.


Bustleton group approves church’s plan to lease classroom space

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week conditionally approved a church’s plan to lease classroom space on the 600 block of Welsh Road to a charter school.


Pair charged in police-impersonation case

A Philadelphia police sergeant was hospitalized after helping to capture two men who allegedly posed as police officers while robbing a Northeast woman in her home.


Donations needed for wheelchair

International Brotherhood of Fire Fighters Local 22 is raising money to build a ramp and buy a wheelchair for 12-year-old Olivia Golembiewski, whose chair was stolen last week from outside her Wissinoming home. Olivia has cerebral palsy.