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Around town: December 9, 2015

Hanukkah party at Temple Beth Ami

School officials probe sideline altercation at Washington game

A bizarre altercation among players marred the conclusion of the annual Thanksgiving football game between George Washington and Archbishop Ryan high schools last Thursday, prompting School District of Philadelphia officials to launch an investigation this week.

Positive perspectives

Two Father Judge grads give Camden teens an opportunity to thrive through mentoring program. 

Philadelphia growing pickier about recycling efforts

Allison Sands, community outreach coordinator for Recyclebank in Philadelphia, had some good news and bad news for residents during the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association’s monthly meeting on Nov. 19.

Pet of the Week: December 2, 2015

Dozer deserves a home

OLC student national finalist in teen innovator contest

Our Lady of Calvary eighth-grader Ciara Dubeck is competing in a national contest to bring health and wellness to her school.

Make a difference this holiday season

Thanksgiving is over, and the Christmas shopping season is underway. Many local people, though, are struggling this holiday season.

Local advocate promotes celebrity boxing event

A Northeast Philadelphia woman’s Air Guitar Challenge to raise awareness about brain tumors is starting to take hold. Now, Jennifer Pownall is tapping into the celebrity boxing circuit for more help in her battle.

Home-cooked holiday

Family tradition: Police officers and family and friends of fallen officers gather at the FOP for the annual FOP Lodge 5 Thanksgiving breakfast last Wednesday.