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Pets of the Week: May 4, 2016

No spud, MacKenzie wants family


New face of the 15th

The Times sits down with the commanding officer of the 15th Police District.


Happy feet

Walk this way: St. Anselm School held its 10th Annual Race for Education on April 29. Students walked a quarter-mile area around the school and each classroom performed student- and teacher-written cheers. This year, St. Anselm School raised over $25,000 for the school through generous donations given by family, friends, faculty, alumni and the St. Anselm Parish community.


Getting technical

The WHYY Media Labs have been a hit this year at Austin Meehan Middle School.



Around Town: May 4, 2016

LOVE Your Park at local tree planting event


15th District honors local officer

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council recently honored Officer Patrick Owens as Officer of the Month for March. During the month, Owens arrested a gunman inside a Mayfair bar and captured an alleged carjacker.


At your service

Sam’s Hope provides veterinary grants for animals in need and also helps elderly owners care for their pets by providing food and supplies. 


Winner, w-i-n-n-e-r, winner

Spelling champ: Maternity BVM seventh-grader Angelique Casem won the recent Archbishop Ryan Spelling Bee. Angelique competed against 53 other students from area Catholic schools. She won in the 10th round by correctly spelling the word “hemorrhage.” For winning the spelling bee, she received a $2,000 per year scholarship to Archbishop Ryan. “I am extremely proud of the students that represented Maternity BVM in the spelling bee and congratulate them on all of their hard work, especially Angelique on her first place,” said Constance Flynn, Angelique’s teacher. 


Volunteers clean up local Septa stations

A smooth ride: More than 700 SEPTA employees and their families participated in the city’s spring cleanup. Locally, state Rep. Jason Dawkins was among the volunteers who worked in the community surrounding Frankford Transportation Center. In all, volunteers used brooms, shovels, rakes and trash bags to clean 14 locations throughout the SEPTA system. SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel took part, along with about 200 City Year Corps members. This was the ninth year SEPTA employees participated in the citywide cleanup.