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Top 10 Stories of 2012

A look at the 10 most read stories of 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, Patch is looking back at the year's coverage. While "top stories" don't always include the most positives articles, here is a look at this year's most read stories:

Bike Race to Remain on Sunday for 2012

This article settled rumors of the Philadelphia International Championship bike race that travels through Manayunk and Roxborough being moved to Saturday with a statement from the Manayunk Development Corporation that the race would remain on Sunday. Talks about switching to a Saturday are still open for 2013.

Hurricane Sandy: Roxborough-Manayunk Information Center

As Hurricane Sandy hit the coast, Patch kept residents informed with up to date storm information through a smart phone app, Twitter and Facebook page.

Ivy Ridge Bakery Abruptly Closes

After 50 years of business, Eiselen's Pastry Shoppe at 7130 Ridge Ave shut its doors. However the goodbye note on the door open for the future of the bakery.

"We would love to hear from you and we will keep you posted on where we will be for the NEXT 50 years!"

This story details the shooting of Roxborough family's dog in their backyard on Leverington Avenue. Unfortunately, due to lack of witnesses and more detailed information the Philadelphia Police could not pursue much of an investigation.

This article details the story of an off-duty, Buck County police officer who shot and killed one person who attempted to rob his Andorra home, while another alleged burglar stole his car, according to Philadelphia Police.

Survivors Reflect on Deadly Car Crash 20 Years Later (Part 1)

On Dec. 7, 1992, 10 Roxborough teens, 8 of whom survived was a day when reckless joy-riding claimed the lives of two young men. In this article, the survivors reflect on the incident 20 years later.

Official: No More Catholic Schools in Manayunk

St. Blaise Regional Catholic school was scheduled to open last September. However with registration never exceeding 155, far short of the 250 students required, the school was unable to open. After

This column was written after an Upper Roxborough woman and her 14-year-old son were killed in a two-car accident on Kelly Drive.

Apartment Building Catches Bad Looks from Roxborough Residents

After The Ridge apartments at 7949 Ridge Ave, painted the front of the building bright green and installed an illuminated sign, many neighbors complained to city officials. However, the building received all the necessary permits before these renovations.

Historical Victorian Home Scheduled for Bulldozer

The city approved the demolition of a historical Victorian home at 5901 Ridge Ave, which lead to many neighbors trying to salvage the property. Unfortunately, the city went through with their plans and the home was demolished.

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