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Philadelphia Fire Department receives grants

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced on July 9 that the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $141,047 in grants to the Philadelphia Fire Department for operations and safety.


Pets of the Week: July 15, 2015

Jasper needs a new home


Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association founder dies

A viewing was held last week at Burns Funeral Home in Torresdale for Chuck Newns, who organized the popular quarterly Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meetings at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar.


Older homeowners receive rebates

Nearly 456,000 older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania are being issued rebates totaling $214 million through the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Distributions began on July 1, but it’s not too late to apply. The deadline has been extended through Dec. 31. Rebates will be distributed as claims are approved throughout the year.


NE man pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

Jeffrey Collins, of Bustleton, pleaded guilty last Friday to first-degree misdemeanor animal cruelty for leaving a young dog locked in a basement without sufficient access to food and water.


Mayoral candidate discusses illegal immigrant issues

Melissa Murray Bailey said she is outraged by the shooting death of a California woman by an illegal immigrant.  


Heart of the home

The Mayfair Community Development Corporation cut the ribbon on a newly renovated rowhome, eliminating another abandoned property in Mayfair. 


Frankford man arrested for shotgun shooting

A 36-year-old Frankford resident was one of two men responsible for a shotgun blast on a busy Kensington block that left seven people wounded, including three children, on June 22. But police say that the man who actually fired the weapon remains at large.


Father arrested for allegedly abusing baby

An Upper Holmesburg man was arrested on July 3 one day after he allegedly hit his 5-month-old son, placed him in a bear hug and held his head under a running water faucet.


Driver convicted in fatal racing-related crash

A Lancaster man with a long history of risky driving opted not to plead guilty to killing a mother and her three sons in a gruesome racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013.