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Suspect sought in sexual assault of teen

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in identifying a man who sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old woman in Wissinoming early on April 8.


M-16 rifle is missing from police inventory

Has anyone seen a Philadelphia police-issued Colt M-16 rifle lying around?


From grandmother, with love

My favorite kinds of cookbooks are ones that have been inspired by family recipes. I enjoy reading the stories about the family member who prepared the dishes in the cookbook and trying the recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the next. “Nahima’s Hands: Unique Mediterranean Cuisine” by Andrea Cassell is a loving tribute to her grandmother (Nahima) and her flavorful, Mediterranean recipes.


Sentencing postponed in molestation case

The sentencing of a priest and a former Catholic schoolteacher, who were convicted of molesting a Northeast altar boy, has been postponed until June 12, the district attorney’s office announced.


Mayfair CDC gets $85,000 a year from partnership

The Mayfair Community Development Corporation is getting a much-needed financial boost. 


City controller candidates visit Lawncrest

The Lawncrest Community Association last week welcomed the three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for city controller in the May 21 primary.


Here comes the 'bride'

Peggy Kaufman was a happy mother of the bride at a recent wedding at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim.


Mandel is back on the campaign trail

When Brett Mandel ran for city controller in 2009, he said the campaign operated on hustle and moxie.


Burholme runner describes scene in Boston

As Burholme’s Greta Garecht neared the finish line at last week’s Boston Marathon, her husband, stepmother and infant daughter were watching her race from the nearby bleachers.


Illusion of protection — a grandmother’s lament

We were leaving the hospital with our first baby, a red-faced daughter who weighed less than a sack of potatoes, when we encountered a friend who is a doctor.