The Northeast Times would like to congratulate the following college graduates, students who were named to their school’s dean’s list, and area residents who recently received special honors.
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.
On Thursday, July 9, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, called for a boycott of Oreo cookies and other Nabisco/Mondelez products as a result of the parent company’s recent closing of its 60-year-old bakery in Northeast Philadelphia, a result of which about 350 employees were laid off.
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.
Recent graduates of the 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia earned almost $308 million in post-secondary scholarships, according to the Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future. More than 3,300 young men and women received scholarship awards, while 99 percent of Archdiocesan high school seniors graduated and 95 percent will pursue post-secondary education.
Thursday, July 16
Special service at Tacony church
Lawncrest celebrated the Fourth of July on Saturday.
A NewCourtland Living Independently for Elders Center will open at Roosevelt Plaza, at Harbison Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.
The Philly 4th of July Jam took place on Saturday starring The Roots with special guests Miguel and Jennifer Nettles. They performed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which was followed by fireworks over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.