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Archdiocese to Disclose Panel's School Finding

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is expected to publicly announce the findings of its blue-ribbon commission on education during a 4 p.m. news conference on Friday, Jan. 6.


Service Program Reaches End of Line in Frankford Business District

The Frankford Special Services District will go out of business when the year ends, said Tim Wisniewski, its executive director.


Pets of the Week (December 21, 2011)

Frankie needs some love


Pedestrian killed crossing Frankford Ave.

A car struck and killed a 74-year-old woman as she attempted to walk across Frankford Avenue in Mayfair on Friday.


Holmesburg Civic gives update on Ramp Playground

Leo Dignam, a deputy commissioner for the city Department of Parks and Recreation, last week told members of the Holmesburg Civic Association that work is progressing well at Ramp Playground, which is getting a new artificial turf surface.


Police ID intruders killed by homeowner

Police have identified the two men who were shot to death after they broke into a Frankford home the night before Thanksgiving.


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.


Ex-teacher gets separate trial in clergy-abuse case

A former Catholic lay teacher accused of molesting a juvenile won’t have to stand trial with four other defendants, a Common Pleas Court judge ruled Tuesday.


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.


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.