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    Tartaglione overcomes efforts of Local 98

    Danny Savage and Tomas Sanchez weren’t the only challenges confronting Tina Tartaglione in last week’s Democratic primary for her Pennsylvania Senate seat. Tartaglione’s obstacles also included her legendary political family’s past as well as a growing force considered by many as the city’s political future.

    Voting about to begin in key races across the Northeast

    Northeast voters will be going to the polls on Tuesday to nominate candidates for state representative, state senator, governor, lieutenant governor and the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Serial rapist sentenced to 35 to 100 years

    Philadelphia police locked up Matthew Jones in August 2012 shortly after he raped a woman in the area of Frankford Avenue and Dyre Street. Only later did detectives learn that the arrest signalled the end to Jones’ five-year spate of terror against women in Frankford.

    NE Hospitality Network aids families in need

    Families make up what Rachel Falkove and Bob Byrne call the invisible homeless, but they said those families are very visible to a coalition of churches that have joined to provide them shelter.

    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.

    Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Jan. 29

    An update on the NoLibs murder investigation, details on a grant awarded to a local school, and other news in brief.

    High school’s move spurs complaints in Fox Chase

    Until recently, Cheltenham-based Gospel of Grace Ministries garnered perhaps its greatest notoriety on the basketball court when a team of teenagers from the tiny Christian congregation’s high school qualified for the state playoffs last March.

    Kartoffel (Potato Soup) for Oktoberfest

    Once upon a time in the city of Munich, Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. All the people of Munich were invited to attend the festivities, which were held on Oct. 12, 1810, on the fields in front of the city gates. All of Bavaria celebrated with the happy couple, and the party ended with horse races in the presence of the royal family.

    Philly’s favorite

    Philadelphia. It’s a place where cheesesteaks are unsurpassed, Rocky Balboa is king and diehard sports fans always believe. And at the center of it all is the beloved Phillie Phanatic.

    You may think you have a great job, but Lansdale resident Tom Burgoyne probably has it better.