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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.


Celebrating Esther

100 years young: State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. (D-5th dist.) presented Esther Lyons with a citation celebrating her 100th birthday. Lyons, who lives on the 2700 block of Winchester Ave. and is a member of the St. Jerome senior citizen club, celebrated her big day on Monday, July 13. A party was held in her honor at Georgine’s, in Bristol. 


Cats rescued from Castor Gardens home

The Pennsylvania SPCA last week announced it rescued 13 cats from a home in Castor Gardens for numerous alleged violations, including unsanitary confinement.


Caring for life

After his mother shattered her ankle, Ronald Guevara became her full-time caregiver. Now, he’s made it into a career.