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Couple claims innocence in school fraud case

A Somerton couple accused of illegally enrolling their daughter in kindergarten at a Lower Moreland school waived their Dec. 19 trial court arraignment on felony theft charges mere weeks after parting ways with their defense attorney and hiring a new one.


Debt drains NE Center

The Northeast Community Center has been closed, foreclosed, sold and its locks have been changed, but the non-profit center’s executive director still has hope and still can see a future.


Four honored in 2nd Police District

Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored four officers during their Dec. 11 meeting.


JEVS honors graduate with Inspiration Award

— Tacony resident Greg Cardona was awarded for his success in Project WOW, an education program offered by JEVS Human Services.



A bit of history lies buried in Benjamin Rush State Park

— The 200-year-old graveyard once tended to by the Byberry Meeting remains a mystery in Northeast Philly.


Stack joins civic groups in letters about Nazareth apartments

State Sen. Mike Stack and the presidents of three civic associations have written letters to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, expressing their concern about a proposal to convert a six-story Holme Avenue convent into 44 apartments for veterans and other low-income individuals.


Kiwanis raises $500 for Protestant Home

Twenty-two young people recently helped the Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont raise $500 for the Philadelphia Protestant Home.


7th Police District officers honored

Officers Randy Vogt and Alfred Fiorentino were named Officers of the Month for November during the monthly meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council on Dec. 20.


Mayfair man arrested in firebombing case

Police arrested a Mayfair man after he allegedly shot at and firebombed an unoccupied Frankford house Thursday morning.