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.
Joe DeFelice, executive director of the Philadelphia Republican Party, is questioning Mayor-elect Jim Kenney’s views on Syrian refugees and illegal immigrants.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving is still a couple of days away, but the Times has already heard from residents requesting help this holiday season.
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.
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
Night at Races at St. Anselm
Two officers from the 7th Police District were recently named Officers of the Month for October.
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.