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Medical fund set up for young Torresdale baseball player with heart condition

Tommy "TJ" Ramos has a potentially lethal heart condition. But no one know until earlier this month when the 9-year-old collapsed at a baseball practice for Torresdale Boys Club. Fortunately for…

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Crusader Classic set for Oct. 6

From the Friends of Father Judge High School: The Eleventh “Crusader Classic” 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6  at 9:00 a.m., rain or shine. This year’s…

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Priest charged with sexual abuse of former Resurrection of Our Lord student

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is charging 75-year-old Rev. Robert Brennan with rape, involuntary deviate sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and aggravated indecent assault. "Rev. Brennan is charged with sexually…

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A decade of murder in Philadelphia

"In the 10 years between 2003 and 2012, there were 3,442 murders and 15,277 shootings in Philadelphia." This, according to stats compiled for a joint reporting project by AxisPhilly and City…

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Mayfair CDC will use $20k grant for Frankford Avenue [video]

The 300 locally owned businesses that line Frankford Avenue in Mayfair have been granted an opportunity to invigorate and improve their community. Although some consider the avenue to be too congested…

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Crispin Youth Organization the latest to host 'Coach Bag BINGO'

A new version of BINGO night is sweeping the Northeast — Coach Bag BINGO. On Friday night the Crispin Youth Organization will be hosting its own event to help raise money…

How much work needs to be done to sell this Holmesburg house? [Real NEastate]

My father-in-law is talking about selling his house in Holmesburg and moving in with us in Yardley. The house needs some work and I told him to fix up the whole…

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'Brazen' scrappers taking more than just trash in some neighborhoods [video]

In Mayfair and Holme Circle, residents are battling "brazen" scrappers who are not only taking scrap metal from curbside garbage, but also right from people’s yards. "Scrappers" are defined as those who…

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Henon wants to double fines for posting bandit signs

Councilman Bobby Henon, D-6th, says wants the fine for putting up a so-called "bandit sign" to be $1,000 in the worst cases. "We're trying to change behavior, we…

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Fundraisers help St. Tim's pay for repairs [video]

St. Timothy’s Church has a long and sacred history in Northeast Philadelphia.  The Mayfair Catholic parish has been 1928, and recently welcomed new students from parishes the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has…

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Consolation, St. Leo create new community following parish merger [video]

Catholic school closures around Philly have been making headlines for years. But the parishes that stand behind those schools are struggling as well, and some of them are now being…

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Growing up Catholic in Northeast Philly, one thing you'll never lose is St. Anthony

Essay by Gina Rider for NewsWorks Growing up, I was notorious for losing things. I lost gloves, library books, and every sock I've ever owned. Luckily I didn't have to find lost…

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Looming retirement crisis [Financial Perspectives]

You may have read in the paper, or saw the story on the news, about the financial problems plaguing Detroit.  The financial crisis had a tremendous impact on the city which had…

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National teachers union president visits Philly, denied entrance to Lincoln High

A few dozen activists were so upset about the Philadelphia School District's budget crisis that they interrupted City Council's first meeting of the fall. The advocacy group Fight for Philly and…

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EMT training session with Star Career Academy

You’ve seen them in any situation that calls for medical attention, including trauma injuries and accident scenes. Before they perform these acts in real-life situations, emergency medical technicians undergo a series of tests…

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Central Northeast Planning District meeting Sept. 24

The second of three planning meetings for neighborhoods in the Central Northeast Planning District will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Northeast Regional Branch of the Free Library, 2228 Cottman…

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Lawncrest man admits to buying guns for teenage drug dealer

A Lawncrest man pleaded guilty today to illegally purchasing guns for a 16-year-old drug dealer who used one of those firearms to shoot someone. Luke Dercole, 32, pleaded guilty to four…

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Lincoln one of 2 Philly high schools on 'persistently dangerous' list

The annual report on dangerous schools has been released, and the number of Philadelphia schools on the list continue to drop. Just two remain, and one — Lincoln High School —…

Have I gained equity on my Lexington Park house? [Real NEastate]

I bought my house in Lexington Park four years ago. I want to know how much my neighborhood is selling for now because I don’t know if I should make any…

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Different suspects sought for Somerton Wawa robbery, Frankford assault

Police with Northeast Detectives are busy. Different suspects are sought at either end of the division for crimes that occurred less than two weeks apart. On Aug. 24, a man told…

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