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Cop aims to raise money for fallen officers’ families

A Philadelphia police officer who operates a Christmas tree business in Bensalem will be raising money for fallen officers’ families and collecting meals and gifts for families in need throughout the holiday season. Santa Claus will be helping him do it.

A community cornerstone

Tasty traditions: Santa waves to the massive crowds gathered at the Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade on Sunday, Nov. 22. (Far left, counter-clockwise) Romeo Delight, the Samuel Fels High School dance team and Mummers perform during the parade, which marched down Frankford Avenue. (From left) Gregory Grabowski, 3, Adrianna Carpenter, 2, and Serenity Rola, 5 months, enjoy the festivities. MARIA S. YOUNG / TIMES PHOTOS

Around Town: November 25, 2015

Night at Races at St. Anselm

7th PDAC honors officers

Two officers from the 7th Police District were recently named Officers of the Month for October.

A tribute to bravery

Honoring our heroes: Maternity BVM held a Veterans Day Prayer Service at the school on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Students’ family members who served in the military were honored during the event. 

Tribute to Big Mike

The brushes had been washed and the paint had dried on the new mural at Ladder 16, 2601 Belgrade St., where dozens of neighborhood residents and men and women in uniform came together to honor the life and work of fallen Fire Battalion Chief Michael R. Goodwin Sr. last Saturday morning.

A special salute

The Arbours at Eagle Pointe was envisioned as an “older adults” community from the first day its developers pitched their plans to the Somerton Civic Association about a decade ago. But 55 and older folks aren’t the only dominant demographic among the hundreds of inhabitants.

Police Academy draws traffic concerns in Normandy

Eight hundred-sixty cars a day can be a lot of traffic for a small neighborhood that has only a few hundred households.

Plaque memorializes fallen woman firefighter

Mayor Michael Nutter, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer and leaders of the city’s firefighters union unveiled a new memorial plaque paying tribute to fallen Fire Lt. Joyce Craig on Friday at the Lawncrest station where she primarily served.

Pets of the Week: November 18, 2015

Dozer ready for new home