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Officer Derrick Walker honored in the 7th

Officer Derrick Walker was recognized as the 7th Police District’s Officer of the Month for May during a meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council at Deer Meadows Retirement Community.


Inmate stabbed to death in Holmesburg prison

Criminal charges have not been filed in connection with the stabbing of four inmates, including one fatally, at the city’s Curran-Fromhold Correction Facility in Holmesburg on June 21.


2nd PDAC salutes local heroes in blue

The 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored five police officers during a meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home on Tabor Avenue.


Singing for supper?

Actually, these folks have been singing for the last few years to raise money for their favorite charities. Now the group is gearing up for its first golf outing, which will be on July 25 at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club.


Essay winners have all the write stuff

Mayor Michael Nutter and Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president Al Taubenberger appeared at Rising Sun Plaza on Saturday to honor winners of a children’s essay contest.


That’s the charter spirit

The success of two local charter schools spurs their officials to go one step further.


Healing hearts

Brenda Grant, 56, has generally led a healthy life, and blood work taken as recently as March showed no problems.


Boyle excited for new campaign role

State Rep. Brendan Boyle is really looking forward to his new gig as chairman of the House Democratic Campaign Committee.


Bid for slot on elections panel heats up

In the race for city elections commissioner, voters get to make two choices.


End of an era

Kathy Polec ended her 22 years of service as a crossing guard at the corner of Stanwood and Ridgeway streets on June 17. Polec and her husband John gained national fame in 1994 when their 16-year-old son Eddie was beaten to death by a gang of thugs from the suburbs on the steps of St. Cecilia Church in Fox Chase.