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Pets of the Week: April 27, 2016

Adopt this dog, for Pete’s sake

Officer of the Year, fellow cops recognized in 8th district

One police officer was named Officer of the Year for the 8th district, but 44 others received recognition of some kind during the district’s annual awards ceremony at the Ashburner Inn on April 17.

Officer recognized for quick response to domestic shooting

Officer Cathy Lint was honored as Officer of the Month in the 7th district during the Police District Advisory Council meeting on April 21.

May Fair includes race, car show

The Mayfair Business Association is planning the annual Mayfair May Fair, set for Saturday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Mapping out a trip to Harrisburg

Global star: Jomal Mathew, a sixth-grader at Maternity BVM Elementary School, was the only Philadelphia qualifier to the National Geographic State Bee. Jomal competed in the state meet at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. To qualify, he won a school competition and then had to take a 70-question online test. “We are very proud of Jomal,” said Rosemary Washburn, Jomal’s sixth-grade teacher. 

Man convicted for violent rapes in Pennypack Park

A former Holmesburg man is facing the possibility of decades in state prison after his conviction last week for the violent rapes of two women in Pennypack Park in 2010 and 2011.

Local students walk for a cause

St. Albert the Great Elementary School students last Friday afternoon participated in the Race for Education, the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Light up the night

Franklin Square is having a birthday.

Harsh reality of protecting paws

Justice Rescue will debut its series May 14 during a screening at Dave & Buster’s.

Group appeals decision for rehab center

The Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association will appeal a Zoning Board of Adjustment decision on the property at 6600 Bustleton Ave. (at Magee Avenue).