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PAL cop wins asbestos lawsuit against city

Officer Paul Zenak won a civil lawsuit in which he claimed that his supervisors retaliated against him after he complained about asbestos at a Police Athletic League center in Wissinoming.

A Philadelphia police officer has won a civil lawsuit against the city in which he claimed that his supervisors retaliated against him after he complained about asbestos at a Police Athletic League center in Wissinoming.


Northeast nonprofit helps victims and crime witnesses

A Northeast-based nonprofit can provide financial help to crime victims, the organization’s executive director last week told 15th Police District Advisory Council members.


Montgomery County Dems seek open primary

The Montgomery County Democratic Committee last week voted for an open primary in the 13th Congressional District, which includes most of the Northeast.


Henon given humanitarian award

The Center for Families and Relationships last week presented City Councilman Bobby Henon with the Dan Gottlieb Humanitarian Award.


Frankford man found guilty in ’02 murder case

It was a verdict almost a dozen years in the making, but justice may have to wait some more.


Fishy Fridays

“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.”  


Driscoll announces candidacy, gains support

Democratic ward leaders in the 173rd Legislative District are unanimously behind Mike Driscoll in the May 20 primary.


Dangerous roads a big concern in Holme Circle

Nick Cinciruk may be inheriting a lot of problems, but one of them isn’t a shortage of work. As the city’s new district traffic engineer for the Northeast, Cinciruk already has a desk full of complaints from citizens who insist that local roads aren’t up to snuff.


Councilman urges Bustleton Civic to invest

If you’re going to spend money on anything, members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League were told last week, spend your organization’s dollars to preserve your neighborhood.


Combating crime

Inspector Benjamin Naish is Northeast Philly’s top cop. He says the community must play a key role in crime fighting.

Inspector Benjamin Naish did something unusual recently when asked by a news reporter to assess his challenges as the new commander of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Division.