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Pets of the Week: June 11, 2014

Jump for joy with Jerick


Olympian visits Northwood

Two-time Olympic bobsled medalist Elana Meyers recently paid a visit to Northwood Academy Charter School, 4621 Castor Ave. 


Officer of the Year honored in the 7th district

During the course of a year, police officers can encounter some pretty wild situations. For Officer Timothy Taylor of the Northeast’s 7th district, wild became almost routine in 2013.


Navigating the World Cup

Perhaps the late Frank Zappa best described the relationship between international football and beer: “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”


Lawncrest Recreation Center hosts peace rally

Capt. Frank Palumbo looked at the kids playing basketball at the Lawncrest Recreation Center. 


Increased crime a hot topic at Frankford Civic Association meeting

Some residents who live around the intersection of Worth and Orthodox streets want to talk to police about loitering, drug sales and prostitution in their neighborhood.


Hurricane response planning discussed at meeting

Mark Twain, who had more of his own oneliners than Henny Youngman ever would, famously quoted his friend essayist Charles Dudley Warner, that everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it. On Tuesday, some people gave it a try.


GWHS officer’s cause of death was heart disease

A Philadelphia School District police officer who was found unconscious in a Washington High bathroom last week died of severe coronary heart disease, according to the Montgomery County coroner.


Gibbons PAL Center looks for a new home

This is one of those good news-bad news stories.


Founder of Sunshine Foundation dies at 78

A memorial service was planned for Wednesday for Bill Sample, a former Northeast resident and founder of the Sunshine Foundation, who died last week.