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Pets of the Week (December 19, 2012)

Brighten your days with Sonny Boy


Teva backs out of Red Lion center

— Plans for a big distribution center at the site are halted as new top management reviews company strategy.


Guardian angels swoop in for kids

About two decades ago, Tom Kutchner and three friends had a discussion about giving back to the less fortunate during the Christmas season.


O’Neill discusses tax overhaul at civic meeting

Ready or not, Philadelphia is going to get a complete property tax overhaul, so homeowners should prepare themselves to fight for affordable tax bills, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill.


Top cops on the block

— New bosses take the helm in three police commands in the Northeast. They know their turf.


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.


Lawncrest Civic plans Dec. 18 holiday party

The Lawncrest Community Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at St. William parish hall, at Argyle and Robbins streets.


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