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Somerton Civic OKs neighbors’ zoning requests

The Somerton Civic Association last week gave its approval to two zoning variances sought by neighborhood homeowners.


PGW cited for actions in Tacony blast

The state’s Public Utility Commission last week charged the Philadelphia Gas Works violated state and federal regulations more than 300 times in the way its employees handled a mid-January gas leak in Tacony that led to a fatal explosion.


Suspect in barber’s slaying gets trial date

A man accused of killing Frankford barber Edward John “E.J.” Rembert in late 2009 will go on trial Jan. 23.


Who took my truck?

That’s what John Mooney wants to know. The Philadelphia fireman is offering a reward in his quest to find the thieves that drove his private fire engine into the Delaware River.


Bank robber tied to 4 heists in 3 weeks

A bank robber on Monday struck for the fourth time in the last three weeks as he made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Citizens Bank branch in Mayfair, according to the Philadelphia FBI office.


Man, 32, stabbed to death; girlfriend is charged

A Frankford woman was arrested early Sunday morning, charged with the stabbing death of her boyfriend.


Vandals repeat their dirty work at Holme Ave. bridge

The new bridge that takes Holme Avenue over railroad tracks was graffiti-free last Thursday. By Monday, it was covered with fresh wall scrawls.


Dead animals found in Far NE

The carcasses of several decapitated animals were found on a Far Northeast property last week.


2nd dist. cops losing patience with parking in school zones

Philadelphia’s police officers can be very unsympathetic when people do things that are stupid as well as illegal — especially if someone gives them some lip, too.


Miles of Smiles

It’s always a ho-ho-ho happy time when the 7th Police District treats young people to a party.