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House passes legislation to protect identities of cops involved in shootings

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) has passed the House, protecting police officers and their families when the officer is involved in a discharge of their firearm or other use of force.

Foundation donates winter coats to YMCA

The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation recently delivered more than 1,600 new winter coats to the Northeast YMCA as part of its 2015 Driving Away the Cold program.

Donations needed for community fund

Thanksgiving is still a couple of days away, but the Times has already heard from residents requesting help this holiday season.

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.