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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.

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.