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    • Snow looking stately in Tacony, by Lou Iatarola

Read photos: Snow

Snow looking stately in Tacony, by Lou Iatarola Enjoy more reader photos of the most recent snowfall in our slideshow, including shots by Tacony historian Lou Iatarola and Bucks County's Gail…

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Weekend News Briefs: 1/28 - 1/30

FRIDAY -- One person died in a Summerdale fire early Friday morning. Crews spent an hour extinguishing the blaze on the 4700-block of Roosevelt Boulevard, and discovered a man's…

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Blast from the past: Washington High yearbook photos from 1983

Courtesy of Flickr user xnedski. Here's a treat for a snowy Friday: Philebrity tracked down a slideshow of photos from the 1982-83 Washington High yearbook.

    • Marsden Street near Devereaux Avenue, by Melissa Mersereau Sanchez

Reader Photos: Snow

Marsden Street near Devereaux Avenue, by Melissa Mersereau Sanchez Reader Melissa Mersereau Sanchez sent us these snow photos from her neighborhood. You can email yours to info AT neastphilly.com or upload…

    • Courtesy of Mega Millions

Winning lottery ticket sold at Bi Rite

Courtesy of Mega Millions The owners of a winning lottery ticket bought it locally. Bi Rite Deli at Red Lion and Academy roads sold the $250,000 Mega Millions ticket.The winning…

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Driver flees Castor Gardens crash

When a van and a school bus were involved in an accident yesterday afternoon, the driver of the van fled. Police say the driver took off after the two vehicles…

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Abduction attempts reported in 15th and 8th districts

Police in the 15th and 8th Districts have reported abduction attempts involving male and female offenders.15th District, 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 on the 5700-block of Ditman Street -- 12-year-old…

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UPDATED Police recover 250 guns from Holmesburg home

UPDATE: Sources from the city confirm the recovered guns were removed from the home of the deceased Joseph Kelly. All of the guns were registered to Kelly. Authorities believe some may…

    • 15th District Captain Bachmayer

15th District Captain: "You're not allowed to put anything out to block your spot"

15th District Captain Bachmayer With another snowfall on its way, Mayfair residents noted at last night's civic association meeting that some people are already saving their parking spots. "You're not allowed…

UPDATED Community meetings canceled tonight: Jan. 26

The Holme Circle Civic Association meeting has been canceled due to snow. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 23. UPDATED: The Greater Bustleton Civic League meeting has been rescheduled for…

Real NEastate: Should we fix up a hoarder's house to sell it?

Q: My mother-in-law recently passed away and my husband has to sell her house in East Torresdale. She was a hoarder, and it will be costly to remove her things. Because…

Boulevard overpass closed for potential damage; reopen

The Strahle Street overpass on Roosevelt Boulevard was closed temporarily yesterday morning due to what appeared to be damage. A police officer closed the lanes under the overpass after seeing what…

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Vacant Franklin Mills restaurant up in flames

The old Chi-Chis restaurant in Franklin Mills caught fire early last night. Firefighters were called to Franklin Mills Circle around 6 p.m. after the vacant building caught fire.As of 6:30 p.m.,…

Gas leak at Cottman Avenue between Leon and Frankford

Police, fire and PGW crews are on Cottman Avenue between Leon Street and Frankford Avenue where a gas leak has been reported. The Inquirer reports about two dozen people have been…

    • SPIN CEO and founder David Losinno (red rose) with his team at the 2010 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Photo by Christopher Wink.

SPIN leader David Losinno stepping down

SPIN CEO and founder David Losinno (red rose) with his team at the 2010 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Photo by Christopher Wink. Effective next Monday, SPIN, Inc. founder and CEO…

    • Elaine Goldberg

Memorial for Elaine Goldberg in Oxford Circle

Elaine Goldberg A memorial benefit for Kensington Strangler victim Elaine Goldberg was held Saturday at St. Martin of Tours Church in Oxford Circle. The 21-year-old Holme Circle resident was the first…

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Missing the Northeast: Snow days

I’ll admit. This month’s column is more about missing my childhood than it is necessarily about missing the Northeast. Fortunately, I happened to have spent my whole childhood in Philadelphia. So,…

    • Edward Vassallo of OEM

Office of Emergency Management's guidelines for preparedness

Edward Vassallo of OEM It is possible to be organized in an emergency. So long as you've planned ahead. At last night's Upper Holmesburg Civic Association meeting, Edward Vassallo of the…

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Double hit-and-run victim identified

Police have identified the victim of a double-hit-and run as 23-year-old Anthony Breslin. Breslin was struck by two vehicles early Monday morning in Upper Holmesburg.A report from the Inquirer…

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Man shot in Holmesburg

A man is recovering from multiple gun shot wounds after being shot late Tuesday in Holmesburg. The 45-year-old was shot on Shelmire Avenue near Torresdale Avenue.He reportedly told police…

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