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Pets of the Week: June 24, 2015

Happy Ivy is always smiling  

Officers honored in 7th district

Philadelphia police Officers Joseph O’Reilly and Pablo Rivera are the latest Officers of the Month in the 7th district.

The next crusade

Father Judge president Rev. Joseph Campellone has stepped down to undertake a national study of Catholic education. 

Mayfair Civic endorses effort to legalize church activities at Devon

There won’t be a child daycare center. And there won’t be a modern-day version of a soup kitchen. As for parking … they’ve got it covered.

Lincoln students publish activity book for charity

A group of Abraham Lincoln High School students published and sold an activity book that benefited the Gift of Life Family House, which helps people in Philadelphia whose family members are receiving transplants. The students, under the guidance of teacher Faith Horne, donated $250 to the charity. Members of the Lincoln LifeSavers include Markeem Bailey, Joseph Boibiboi, Jordan Colbert, Miguel Nieves, Wasim Mahmoud, Patrick Nally, Nazed Munoz, Michael Taylor, Pershue Butler, Cindy Zhao, Alexis Dunn, Molly Thompson, Kelly Cao and mascots Rosie and Erwin.

High court spares cop killer from death penalty

A June 16 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a likely fatal blow to a Northeast family’s 24-year quest for justice. The high court affirmed a lower court ruling that overturned a death sentence for the man who murdered Police Officer Daniel Boyle in 1991.

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.