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Teva drops plans for big distribution center in NE Philly

The international drug maker said it had decided to cease development plans for the site on Red Lion Road. The 136-acre property had been home to the former Island Green golf course.


Smedley School wants a new playground

Mastery Charter Smedley Elementary School, 1790 Bridge St. in Frankford, is competing to win up to $50,000 for a new playground in an online contest sponsored by Clorox.


Senior volunteer group has a new project director

Bill England has been appointed the new project director for the Philadelphia area’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.


Pets of the Week (December 12, 2012)

Fifi wants a Merry Christmas


Burholme cop charged with fraud

A police officer from Burholme was charged last week with insurance fraud related to an August accident in Summerdale.


AC units targeted for copper

Thieves looking to cash in on high metal prices have been walking away with copper downspouts, iron manhole covers, brass mailboxes and even bronze plaques from veterans’ graves.


Two NE men charged with impersonating police

Police said Friday they have arrested a suspect in connection with an incident in Holmesburg in which two men impersonating police officers stopped a pickup truck and handcuffed the occupants.


Crime log (December 12, 2012)

Nov. 5 through 18


Holme Ave. housing plan stirring opposition

Opposition seems to be mounting against a proposal to convert a six-story Holme Avenue convent into 44 apartments for veterans and other low-income individuals.


Man who killed sons faces appeal deadline

Attorneys for Daniel Dougherty, convicted of starting a fire that killed his two young sons in their Oxford Circle home in 1985, have until Friday to file their written briefs in an appeal to Superior Court.