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Tribute to a Hero

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to fallen police officer Brian Lorenzo. 


Small businesses targeted in phone scam

It’s all nonsense, so don’t fall for it.


Schwartz proposes natural gas severance tax

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democratic candidate for governor, last week proposed a 5-percent natural gas severance tax to make record investments in education and transportation.


Same-sex marriage ban to be tested in Pa.

State attorneys are working to develop a legal brief in response to a federal lawsuit that challenges the commonwealth’s ban on same-sex marriage. A response is due next Monday. 


Recovery houses a hot topic at Frankford Civic meeting

Illegal housing for addicts “has been plaguing our neighborhood for years,” state Rep. James Clay told members of the Frankford Civic Association during their Sept. 5 meeting.


Police mourn beloved officer

The Philadelphia police community is mourning the unexpected death of an officer who not only served the city through her job, but helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities.


Pets of the Week: September 11, 2013

A perfect time for some Mocha


Nine displaced after Northeast apartment fire

Nine people were displaced Sept. 4 by a fire in a West Torresdale apartment building. No one was injured, said Executive Fire Chief Richard Davison.


NE Racquet Club to expand youth sports programs

The Northeast Racquet Club and Fitness Center offers young people opportunities through its Kids Club, summer camp and children’s parties. Now, athletic director Charlie Sgrillo wants to expand the sports program for boys and girls. 


Leach wants to bring controversial issues to the forefront

Second in a series of profiles of the candidates running for Allyson Schwartz’s congressional seat.