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Crime log: December 17, 2014

Nov. 17 through 30


City Council passes legislation to combat vacant properties

Look around Philly. There are thousands of abandoned buildings and vacant lots.


Around town

Line dancers donating toys


Abraham pushes for hearing on PGW sale

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week delivered a letter to City Council President Darrell Clarke, calling for a public hearing on a possible sale of Philadelphia Gas Works.


Tree Northeast visits Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association heard from representatives of Tree Northeast, TD Bank and Philadelphia Gas Works at their most recent meeting.


Traffic accident spurs Oxford Circle shooting

An early Dec. 4 traffic accident seems to have precipitated a shooting that left a 41-year-old man wounded in his left arm, police said.


‘They gave us our freedom’

It was Dec. 18, 1944, and the members of Stanley Wojtusik’s U.S. Army 106th Infantry Division found themselves surrounded by Nazis. Two days earlier, the Germans had launched what would be their last major offensive of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge.


Teen struck by car, critically injured on Blvd.

A 15-year-old girl was critically injured early Dec. 3 when she was struck by a car as she was walking across Ryan Avenue near the Roosevelt Boulevard, police said.


Teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

A Mayfair mother of three who taught at Lower Moreland High School pleaded guilty last week to having sex with a 17-year-old student.


Sharing health and happiness

Healthy living: Bernadette Anderson (left), with Moss Rehab, checks Shirley Smuckler’s blood pressure during a Subaru ‘Share the Love’ health and nutrition fair at the Klein JCC. During the event, adults performed exercises and had their blood pressures checked. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO