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Pets of the Week (December 21, 2011)

Frankie needs some love


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.


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.


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.


‘Dungeon’ hearing: 3 face trial, 1 doesn’t

Linda Weston and two co-defendants will be tried on charges related to the basement-captives case. But the judge dropped charges against a fourth.


Vandals repeat their dirty work at Holme Ave. bridge

The new bridge that takes Holme Avenue over railroad tracks was graffiti-free last Thursday. By Monday, it was covered with fresh wall scrawls.


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.


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.


Dead animals found in Far NE

The carcasses of several decapitated animals were found on a Far Northeast property last week.


Suspect in barber’s slaying gets trial date

A man accused of killing Frankford barber Edward John “E.J.” Rembert in late 2009 will go on trial Jan. 23.