NEast Links: Friendlier streets coming our way, arrest in toddler death and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.

The Philadelphia Planning Commission is now working on the Philadelphia Pedestrian Bicycle, which aims to make commuting safer for walkers and cyclists. While you can take the survey now, planning for the Northeast won’t begin until 2012.

The reward offered for an arrest in the case of the dismembered dog found in Somerton has been upped to $4,000. The 3-year-old husky was reportedly killed and then placed on train tracks to be severed before it was left on the back porch of Somerton resident Sherri Verdon.

Police have arrested the man responsible for the death of an 18-month-old. Edward Drayton, 20, has been charged with murder and endangering the welfare of a child after his girlfriend’s daughter, Samari Campbell, was found unresponsive and alone in the shower Saturday. Campbell was found to have multiple blunt force traumas. Drayton lives near Blue Grass Road and Gregg Street.

The deceased driver of a vehicle involved in a single-car accident earlier this week has been identified. John Wilson, 22, of Frankford, became trapped in the car when it hit a tree and caught fire on Norcom Road near Red Lion Road.

Our best-read story this week – Shooting at Boulevard gas station

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