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.
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.
At the present time, one of the most violent threats to women in America is from a practice known as female genital mutilation. The number of young women in the United States at risk of being victimized by female genital mutilation has sharply increased. This is especially true in the Philadelphia area.
Rep. Thomas P. Murt, For the Times
| July 1, 2015 |