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Heart of the parish

St. Albert’s Sister Pat reflects on the past 25 years before moving on to new challenges.

Guardian Angel

Angel Brandan, who has been the crossing guard on the corner of Penn and Unity streets in Frankford for 27 years, celebrated her last day on the job last Thursday. Family and community members commemorated her last day with cake and balloons.

Fur Follies to the rescue

Rescue groups, animal-based services and animal lovers gathered at Saturday’s Fur Follies event to promote animal welfare. 

Free mental health aid is now available

Mental Health First Aid, a free early intervention and public education training program, is available in the Philadelphia area.

Development firm proposes senior housing for Liddonfield site

A real estate development firm specializing in senior housing unveiled its proposal for the former Liddonfield Homes site last Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association. 

Councilman withdraws prison land purchase bill

Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon withdrew a controversial bill last week that would allow the city to spend more than $7 million to buy waterfront property for the possible construction of a new prison.

Candidates set for special election in 174th District

The candidates are set for the Aug. 11 special election in the 174th Legislative District.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America hosts therapeutic laughter session

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 1331 E. Wyoming Ave., recently hosted a session on therapeutic laughter with the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor in conjunction with the hospital’s sponsorship of AATH’s 28th annual conference at the Hilton hotel at Penn’s Landing.

Around town: June 24, 2015

Donate hair for cancer patients

Three area schools will have new leadership

Archbishop Ryan searches for a principal, while Father Judge and St. Hubert will have new presidents in 2015-16.