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Philadelphia Commerce Director Michael Rashid Resigns After He Reportedly Made Anti-Semitic Remarks, Verbally Abused His Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Commerce Director Michael Rashid has resigned, Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Sunday. Rashid resigned after he reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks and verbally abused his staff. “Today I offered, and Mayor Kenney accepted, my resignation as Director of Commerce. My continued service would serve as a distraction from the work of the Department, which is far too important to the City and region,” Rashid said in a statement. “I also have had the opportunity to speak with leaders of the Jewish community in Philadelphia and apologize for my previous comments which were inappropriate and insensitive. I look forward...
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Triple Shooting In Kensington Leaves 2 Men Dead, Another Injured, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The gun violence crisis continues in Philadelphia. A triple shooting in Kensington has left two men dead and another injured Sunday morning, according to officials. Police are now investigating the shooting. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on the 3200 block of North Front Street. The majority of the investigation was surrounding the outside of El Vacilon, a club at 3215 North Front Street. Sources say this could have been a drive-by shooting. Two 22-year-old men were shot and killed, police say. One of them was shot twice in the face and chest, while the other victim was hit once in the back and twice in the chest. They were both transported to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead. The third victim, a 21-year-old man, was shot in the face, stomach, and back, according to police. He was also taken to Temple Hospital and placed in stable condition. Police are asking people to stay away from the area as they continue their investigation. As of now, there are no suspects in custody and no weapon was recovered. For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here

Lower Makefield considers dissolving longtime pool membership agreement with Yardley Borough

LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Yardley Borough residents may soon have to pay the nonresident rate for a pool membership in neighboring Lower Makefield. At its Dec. 14 meeting, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a motion to dissolve a long standing agreement with neighboring Yardley Borough that has charged Borough residents the township rate for a membership.

PIAA Football: Imhotep was of another level, but Strath Haven ‘kept pounding’

RIDLEY TWP. — The nervous laugh that Anthony Crawford stifled was equal parts exhaustion and resignation. Yes, the Strath Haven junior running back agrees, Imhotep Charter does have some big guys up front. About the biggest the Panthers have seen this season. About the biggest you’d want to encounter on a high school field, particularly for a veer offense that prizes faint slivers of space between the tackles behind an undersized offensive line that has punched spectacularly above its weight all season.

Philadelphia shooting leaves 2 men dead, another wounded

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooting in a Philadelphia neighborhood early Sunday left two men dead and a third hospitalized, authorities said. The shooting in the city’s Kensington section neighborhood occurred around 4:30 a.m. The gunfire erupted near an after-hours club, but it wasn’t clear if the shooting stemmed from an incident there or if the […]

Lights on Main tree lighting ceremony brings Christmas cheer

Mullica Hill’s annual Lights on Main tree lighting ceremony and celebration took place on Nov. 27 with hundreds of residents of Mullica Hill and surrounding communities shopping down the holiday themed street. The Lights on Main event started in 2013 and has become a tradition for many families in the...

SPOTLIGHT: David Craig Jewelers

While certified diamond expert David Craig Rotenberg agrees that “Shine Bright Like a Diamond,” is a catchy tune, the song title, he says, isn’t totally accurate. “Diamonds don’t technically shine,” says David, owner of Langhorne’s David Craig Jewelers (DCJ). “They reflect, refract and disperse light in such a magical way that the diamond appears to shine.”