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Former Burwood Council general manager Pat Romano jailed

Kate McClymont A man whose “insane jealousy” over suspicions that his wife was having an affair has been jailed after he billed his employer $44,000 for the services of private detectives he engaged to...

Burwood Council's former general manager Pat Romano weeps during sentencing

''The decisions I made were wrong'': Pat Romano at the ICAC investigation in 2010.

Kate McClymont The former general manager of Burwood Council, Pat Romano, who used $44,000 in council funds to spy on his wife and then lied about it at a corruption hearing, sobbed in the witness box during his...

Burwood Council takes deputy mayor Tony Doueihi to court for boarding house breach

Tony Doueihi

Leesha McKenny Burwood deputy mayor ordered to pay almost $60,000 in fines and costs after his own council took him to court.

Sydney traffic: Burwood Road closed after pedestrian and motorcyclist hurt

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Saffron Howden A motorcyclist and an elderly female pedestrian have been rushed to hospital, both in a critical condition, after an accident on Burwood Road at Burwood.

Mayor and deputy planning Anzac research: Burwood ratepayers to fund councillors' Gallipoli jaunt

John Faker

James Robertson An inner-Sydney mayor with a history of taking ratepayer-funded trips to the Middle East has defended plans to spend $15,000 on a fact-finding tour of Gallipoli.

Man assaulted, left unconscious at Burwood station

Peta Doherty A man was dragged off a train, assaulted, stomped on the head and left unconscious on platform 6 of Burwood station, after a violent assault that resulted in eight people being charged or cautioned.

Spies, lies and fraud at Burwood, ICAC finds

Pat Romano

A FORMER Sydney council general manager could face criminal charges after the NSW corruption watchdog found he misused council funds to have his wife and her colleague spied on, among other offences.

Corruption cloud hangs over mayor of Burwood

John Faker

Kate Mcclymont DESPITE the prospect of being named adversely in a forthcoming corruption report, Labor's John Faker was elected mayor of Burwood on Thursday night.

Loved but unprotected, a grand old dame of Burwood takes a body blow

Kelsey Munro RESIDENTS blocked access with a picket line and unions ordered a stop to work on safety grounds, but the demolition of a historic Burwood homestead is expected to be completed.

ICAC begins Burwood Council investigation

Kate McClymont THE general manager, Pat Romano, spied on people for his own purposes and then billed Burwood Council for it.

ICAC to investigate Burwood Council

Kate McClymont BURWOOD Council is bracing itself for potentially embarrassing revelations as the Independent Commission Against Corruption prepares to hold a two-week public hearing into corruption allegations.

Apartment boom leads to spike in credit card theft

Be vigilant: Local police stations are advising apartment-dwellers to be on the lookout for thieves, better protect their mail and collect credit cards or other forms of identification in person.

Michael Koziol Sydney's apartment boom is leading to a rise in mail theft and identity fraud, police say, with organised crime syndicates targeting mailboxes at high-rise buildings.

Plans for Parramatta Road hidden until after NSW state election

UrbanGrowth reportedly wants to add 51,600 apartments along Parramatta Road.

Jacob Saulwick The Baird government's plans for 50,000 new apartments along Parramatta Road will not be released until after the NSW state election in March.

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Crowded house: the post office box shared by 21 ALP members

Between 2009 and 2012, the PO box was listed as a mailing address by former Auburn mayor Hicham Zraika.

Sean Nicholls Multiple Labor members listing the same Auburn PO box as their residential address raises branch-stacking suspicions.

Jailed Brothers for Life leader Mohammed Hamzy had mobile phone in cell

Patched in: Cousins Bassam, Mohammed and Ghassan Hamzy founded the Brothers for Life while in prison together around 2008.

Rachel Olding Security blunder is disturbingly similar to one involving Mohammed Hamzy's infamous cousin.

Cannabis crop worth more than $200,000 allegedly found in western Sydney unit

Melanie Kembrey Woman charged after a cannabis crop with a street value in excess of $200,000 was found in a Lakemba unit.

Convert Carlingford rail line to light rail, Parramatta MP Geoff Lee says

Around the corner? Light rail is planned for western Sydney.

Jacob Saulwick The Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee, is pushing for the state government to convert the Carlingford rail line to light rail, as part of a new connection between Parramatta and Epping and Macquarie...

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Brothers 4 Life members charged with murder of Joe Antoun and Mahmoud Hamzy

Amanda Crowe is arrested

Rachel Olding Farhad Qaumi was a busy man on his 31st birthday, according to police allegations.

Brothers 4 Life members to face charges on Mahmoud Hamzy and Joe Antoun killings

CCTV footage shows a figure that police believe is related to the attack in Bardo Circuit.

Rachel Olding Four people will be charged with murder on Monday over the shooting deaths of two Sydney underworld figures last year.

Police unravel underworld shooting spree

Shooting victim Ali Eid.

Nick Ralston It began with a spray of bullets fired into a ute parked outside a home in the city's south-west one night in August 2012, and what followed was three bloody months in Sydney.