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Pets of the Week (May 8, 2013)

Looking for some brotherly love


Burholme girl makes her own impact on Race for the Cure

Amelia Figueroa has participated in the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure since becoming a patient care technician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America three years ago.


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ opens at Benjamin Rush on May 9

The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush drama club will present Little Shop of Horrors on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10. The school is located at 11081 Knights Road.


Family of woman fatally struck sues city

The family of a pregnant Northeast woman who was struck and killed while walking across Roosevelt Boulevard two years ago has sued the city, the state, SEPTA and PECO seeking compensation for her death and the death of her unborn child.


Learning the sounds of music

The kids in Juwuan Thomas’s music workshop at the Tacony branch library learned “When the Saints Come Marchin’ In” one day last month.


Philly Realtors’ group pushing to restart lien sales

Cherry Hill does it. Newark does it. But Philly doesn’t — sell lien certificates on the tens of thousands of properties whose owners have failed to pay their annual real-estate taxes.


Bengals one step closer to gym

The Bustleton Bengals youth sports organization has long dreamed of having a gymnasium of its own.


Fatal motorcycle crash in Mayfair

A Mayfair man was killed last week in a motorcycle crash about four blocks from his home.


Rotary Club helps fund Frankford’s newly painted gym

City Year Greater Philadelphia recently painted a Frankford High School gym, and the volunteers received a big boost from the Rotary Club of Frankford-Northeast.


Anti-bullying efforts are strong at Warren G. Harding School

The staff and students at Warren G. Harding Middle School have been trained to identify and react to bullying, and offenders face disciplinary action before they can even seek to return to the classroom.