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Holme Circle doc gets jail term for selling prescription drugs

A Holme Circle physician was sentenced on Sept. 19 to almost three years in federal prison for distributing millions of prescription diet pills illegally from his former practice.


Stay alert, cops tell residents

It seems crooks have been rather active lately in sections of Fox Chase and Rhawnhurst.


Strike over, Catholic schools back in action

Students at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools were back in classrooms on Tuesday, one day after teachers voted overwhelmingly to accept terms of a new three-year contract.


Walk a mile in their shoes

Seanna Beech likes to help others in need. Her latest cause — relentless fund-raising that amassed $600 for the Alzheimer’s Association — was spurred in part by a personal connection to the disease.


Ex-CLIP workers to do prison time

Laborers with the city cleanup program used it to evict homeowners under bogus pretenses and steal their possessions. Nine of them admitted their roles.


Senate leader wants to divide Pa.’s presidential vote

A couple of local Democratic state lawmakers are blasting a Senate Republican proposal that could harm the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.


NE’s fake ‘Batman’ is behind bars

Six days after skipping out of a Brooklyn courtroom with a slap on the wrist, Northeast Philadelphia’s most infamous Batman impersonator found himself once again behind bars locally.


Perzel gets the boot from Holy Family’s education center

In the wake of former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel’s guilty plea, Holy Family University has removed his name from one of its prominent buildings.


Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Cool way to recycle the fridge

At a new plant in Bridesburg, a sophisticated process is getting rid of mountains of appliances that have outlived their usefulness. Even better, say company reps, the process is good news for the environment.