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    Troop 160 celebrates 90 years

    Boy Scouts of America Troop 160 recently celebrated its 90th anniversary at a banquet at Cannstatter’s. The troop has been chartered by Immanuel Lutheran Church, at 1015 Cottman Ave. in Burholme, since 1924.


    Northeast man admits ties to terror group

    A Castor Gardens resident has admitted that he lied on immigration forms about his ties to a pro-Islamic, anti-Western terrorist group in his native Afghanistan and will be deported, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hayatullah Dawari, 62, pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of immigration fraud and was sentenced to two years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell immediately suspended Dawari’s sentence and ordered him to relinquish his status as a legal permanent resident of the U.S. He will be banned from ever returning to the country.


    Northeast man admits ties to terror group

    A Castor Gardens resident has admitted that he lied on immigration forms about his ties to a pro-Islamic, anti-Western terrorist group in his native Afghanistan and will be deported, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hayatullah Dawari, 62, pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of immigration fraud and was sentenced to two years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell immediately suspended Dawari’s sentence and ordered him to relinquish his status as a legal permanent resident of the U.S. He will be banned from ever returning to the country.


    Promoting peace in the Northeast

    District Attorney Seth Williams led a contingent of city prosecutors who joined police officers and Northeast community leaders in a Ride for Peace on Saturday morning. The bicycle tour highlighted the 2nd Police District Advisory Council’s annual Community Day at Target, Bustleton and Bleigh avenues. The cyclists rode 12 miles through portions of Castor Gardens, Oxford Circle, Summerdale, Crescentville and Lawndale with an escort of police vehicles in an effort to promote healthy, nonviolent activities. The route passed several locations of recent gun violence in the 2nd Police District. Other participants included Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd district; and Lynn and Larry Genetti, the chairwoman and treasurer of the 2nd PDAC. 


    Promoting peace in the Northeast

    District Attorney Seth Williams led a contingent of city prosecutors who joined police officers and Northeast community leaders in a Ride for Peace on Saturday morning. The bicycle tour highlighted the 2nd Police District Advisory Council’s annual Community Day at Target, Bustleton and Bleigh avenues. The cyclists rode 12 miles through portions of Castor Gardens, Oxford Circle, Summerdale, Crescentville and Lawndale with an escort of police vehicles in an effort to promote healthy, nonviolent activities. The route passed several locations of recent gun violence in the 2nd Police District. Other participants included Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd district; and Lynn and Larry Genetti, the chairwoman and treasurer of the 2nd PDAC. 


    War of words

    Former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel authors book criticizing the Bush administration.

    On Oct. 10, 2002, former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel made what he calls “the biggest mistake” of his political career.


    War of words

    Former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel authors book criticizing the Bush administration.

    On Oct. 10, 2002, former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel made what he calls “the biggest mistake” of his political career.


    Crime log: September 10, 2014

    Aug. 11 through 24


    Crime log: September 10, 2014

    Aug. 11 through 24