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Pets of the Week (December 5, 2012)

Billi Jean is your girl

Zoning remains hot topic at Bustleton Civic meeting

Greater Bustleton Civic League members are so concerned about the impact of a zoning board decision that will allow a manufacturing business on a residential block that they’re going to spend big money to fight it.

Spaceman helps dedicate St. Martha’s science lab

Astronaut Chris Ferguson spent a recent Sunday at St. Martha, attending the noon Mass and the dedication of a science laboratory in his name before heading to a testimonial dinner in his honor at the Philadelphia Ballroom on Hornig Road.

Plenty of civic action

A number of local community groups are setting agendas for meetings this month.

Law and order top agenda at Northwood

A pair of top prosecutors talked law and order at the November meeting of the Northwood Civic Association.

Bustleton man among 27 facing meth charges

A state grand jury has indicted a Northeast Philadelphia resident and 19 Bucks County residents as part of an investigation into a multimillion-dollar methamphetamine trafficking ring with links to Mexico and distribution points throughout eastern Pennsylvania.

Local educators honored by Alpha Delta Kappa

The local chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority honored retired longtime Philadelphia school district educators Marianne (Casey) Nolan and Joseph Levin during a recent luncheon at Toscana 52 restaurant in Feasterville.

Police: Driver in crash was under influence

An impaired driver tested positive for five illicit and prescription drugs soon after he caused a crash that claimed the lives of two other motorists on a Castor Gardens street Nov. 13, authorities claim.

Public help needed to ID thief in Somerton

Police in the Northeast’s 7th district seek the public’s help in identifying a man who may have committed multiple thefts from automobiles in the Somerton section recently.

Bank robber strikes in Fox Chase

An unidentified armed robber struck at a Fox Chase bank on Saturday, fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.