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Crime log: July 29, 2015

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 


Correction

Roland Williams’ next nature history walk in Pennypack Park will be held on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Participants will meet in the lower parking lot adjoining the park’s Rhawn Street entrance. In last week’s editions, the Northeast Times reported the date incorrectly. Although the monthly walks are mostly held on the third Sunday of the month, the August walk will be on the fourth Sunday. For information, call 215-934-PARK and leave a message. ••


Community news

See what local events are happening in your neighborhood. 


Community Day is Aug. 15

State Rep. Jason Dawkins will sponsor Frankford Community Day and Gospel Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gambrel Playground, 1900 Wakeling St.


Coffee with a cop

An open discussion: Community Relations Officer Rich Simon from the 7th Police District greeted community members in the district’s second Coffee with a Cop event on July 16 at Dunkin’ Donuts in the Presidential Plaza, 9834 Bustleton Ave. As part of a public outreach effort, Simon and other officers will be available periodically to answer questions and concerns from the community. Follow the 7th district on Twitter @PPD07Dist and visit the district’s page on www.phillypolice.com for information and meeting schedules. SOURCE: 7TH POLICE DISTRICT


The battle on blight

Blighted property conservatorship isn’t just for community-based nonprofits anymore. The city is doing it now, too.


Animal corner

Local fundraisers scheduled to help animals in need. 


Somerton philanthropist, bicyclist dies at age 92

Services were held last week for Nick Forgione, a Somerton resident who raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer charities through a series of bicycle rides. He was 92.


Somerton Civic approves zoning application

The civic group’s executive board voted to back the renovation of the former Four Seasons Diner into a medical center.


Resources available for high school seniors

Philadelphia Futures is offering two new resources to support Philadelphia’s college-bound students.