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    Serving her city

    Assistant D.A. Jacqueline Coelho says her priority as a public servant is to correct injustice.

    Most people in Northeast Philadelphia probably don’t know much about Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline Coelho, unless they’ve been the victim of a violent crime or the relative of a murder victim.


    Grandson, pal sentenced in violent robbery

    Gregory Drobish may not win any “grandson of the year” contests. But in the eyes of the law, Drobish’s role in the beating and robbery of his 94-year-old grandmother last March 3 paled in comparison to what his drug buddy, Christopher Brunkel, did to the poor woman.


    A community effort

    The district attorney’s efforts to bring justice closer to home is getting good reviews, for now.