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Smash-and-grab burglar hits Northeast stores

The Roosevelt Boulevard corridor in the Far Northeast has become a magnet for smash-and-grab-style commercial burglars in recent days, according to Philadelphia police.

Council aide seeks solution for Torresdale Avenue market

Members of the Frankford Civic Association considered two zoning issues during their June 9 meeting, but the biggest topic discussed was a weekend flea market that has sprung up and has been growing on the 4200 block of Torresdale Ave. during the past year.

Game officials still look for any testy beavers in park

Jerry Czech, a Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer,  till wants people to stay out of Pennypack Creek for the next week or so. 

Sulock, Gallagher are Officers of Month in 8th Police District

The 8th Police District named Officers Gregory Sulock and Stefan Gallagher as Officers of the Month for April for rescuing a woman from a burning apartment building on April 28.

School journeys to 1961 with time capsule

A letter could be mailed with a 5-cent stamp when the cornerstone of Bustleton Elementary School was laid back in 1961. 

Abraham Lincoln High students awarded scholarships

Three Abraham Lincoln High School seniors recently were awarded $1,000 college scholarships from Comcast.

Trying to make sense of a tragedy

William Tyrek Wilkinson made an impression on those who knew him. He gave up his own life while trying to save another’s.

Holme Circle discusses zoning issues and traffic

Two immediate neighborhood problems — a rash of burglaries and traffic snarls around the Holme Avenue bridge reconstruction — dominated discussion at the May 25 meeting of the Holme Circle Civic Association.

McColgan criticizes school district interim budget

Joe McColgan, a Republican candidate for an at-large City Council seat, is criticizing School Reform Commission chairman Robert Archie and superintendent Arlene Ackerman for an interim budget that was adopted last week.

SPIN welcomes state reps to legislative breakfast

State law requires Pennsylvania to pass its annual budget by June 30, and Special People In Northeast Inc. picked a good time to host a legislative breakfast.