Local crossing guards honored

State Rep. Ed Neilson and state Sen. John Sabatina Jr. held a breakfast to honor crossing guards in the 7th and 8th police districts. The legislators welcomed more than 30 guards to the event and presented certificates to seven guards in honor of different milestones. From left: Joan Gallagher, union president; 8th district community relations officer Patricia Rosati; Joan Ryan, 20 years of service as a crossing guard; Neilson; Sabatina; and Patricia Rich, 20 years of service as a crossing guard.