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Christ the King recognizes 50th anniversary

A student celebration: Students at Christ the King Elementary School, located at Morrell Avenue and Chesterfield Road in Morrell Park, recently recognized the school’s 50th anniversary by forming “CTK 50” in the parking lot. The school opened on Sept. 13, 1965. Today, there are 265 students in preschool through eighth grade. Christ the King has always been staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph and lay faculty.

Bill aims to help Agent Orange vet benefits

Former congressman Joe Sestak, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is calling on Republican Sen. Pat Toomey to cosponsor a bill that will ensure Navy veterans exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam receive the benefits and treatment to which they are entitled.

Around Town: December 2, 2015

Planning meeting is Dec. 16

When losing is winning

Police Inspector David Jardine, a Northeast resident, received a Keurig coffee maker for his field operations unit for being the top individual “loser” in the 29th Weight Watchers Battle of the Badges weight-loss competition.

Pets of the Week: November 25, 2015

Tangy loves playing with children

An open discussion

To your health: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell recently conducted a roundtable meeting of local officials and health services providers at Philadelphia Health Center #10, 2230 Cottman Ave. Burwell was joined by HHS Regional Director Joanne Grossi, City Councilman Bobby Henon; city Health Commissioner Dr. James W. Buehler; and state Sen. John Sabatina Jr. Burwell visited the center to encourage enrollment in health insurance programs under the Affordable Care Act and to conduct a meeting on the trials and successes of the health delivery system. SOURCE: PENNSYLVANIA SENATE

Mayfair Civic Association tables vote on church

When Philadelphia officials created and adopted a new zoning code three years ago, one of the purposes was to make the voluminous document easier to understand and navigate for property owners and lessees, large and small. But some folks are still missing the boat.

MaST recognized as top charter in the state

MaST Community Charter School was recognized in City Council with a proclamation for its recognition as the top charter school in Pennsylvania, according to niche.com.

Local attorney receives award

Head of the class: Local attorney Marina Kats recently received an award as one of the top distinguished alumni at the Temple University Law Alumni Association’s 100th anniversary Diamond Gala at the Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut St. Kats received the Leonard Barrack Alumni Achievement Award. Kats also received an official proclamation from Lt. Gov. Michael Stack, congratulating her on the achievement. Temple Law School is celebrating its 125th anniversary. 

Kenney’s views on refugees under fire

Joe DeFelice, executive director of the Philadelphia Republican Party, is questioning Mayor-elect Jim Kenney’s views on Syrian refugees and illegal immigrants.