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William Penn gets $1M boost in Pa. funding

William Penn gets $1M boost in Pa. funding

A large chunk of state education grant money is heading to William Penn School District classrooms. Local state lawmakers announced that $1 million in various grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education have been awarded to the district, equaling a $500,000...

Delco pols back child sex abuse reform bills; Vitali votes no

Delco pols back child sex abuse reform bills; Vitali votes no

A package of bills involving reform for childhood sexual abuse statute of limitations reform now goes before Gov. Tom Wolf as the Pennsylvania House passed the measure Thursday. The state Senate passed it Wednesday. Only one of Delaware County's legislators, state...

Local lawmakers discuss support for brain injury community

Local lawmakers discuss support for brain injury community

HARRISBURG—Pennsylvanians living with traumatic and acquired brain injuries came to the state capitol this week to share their stories of survival, recovery, and hope. State Senator Andy Dinniman, who serves as co-chair of the Senate Brain Injury Caucus, helped...

Dinniman, Kearney Discuss Support for Brain Injury Community

Dinniman, Kearney Discuss Support for Brain Injury Community

HARRISBURG − October 23, 2019 – Pennsylvanians living with traumatic and acquired brain injuries came to the state capitol this week to share their stories of survival, recovery, and hope. State Senator Andy Dinniman, who serves as co-chair of the Senate Brain...

County to get more than $1M in state grants

County to get more than $1M in state grants

State Sens. Tom Killion, R-9 of Middletown, and Tim Kearney, D-26, of Swarthmore, announced more than $1 million in grants will be coming into the county for various projects. Killion announced this week that $661,829 in state grants has been slated for five projects...

Sen. Kearney Releases Statement on the Charges Against Sen. Folmer

Sen. Kearney Releases Statement on the Charges Against Sen. Folmer

SPRINGFIELD, PA − September 18, 2019 – Sen. Tim Kearney (D – Delaware, Chester) issued the following statement on the charges against Sen. Michael Folmer. “The charges against Senator Folmer are deeply troubling and beyond reprehensible. As elected officials, we are...

Kearney looks to close loophole on child victim testimony

Kearney looks to close loophole on child victim testimony

State Sen. Tim Kearney, D-26 of Swarthmore, has announced plans to introduce legislation that would fix a loophole allowing accused child abusers to cross-examine their victims in state agency administrative proceedings. “A child's welfare should be our paramount...

State Senate Policy Committee to Convene in Phoenixville

State Senate Policy Committee to Convene in Phoenixville

Harrisburg, PA − September 13, 2019 − At the request of Sens. Katie Muth and Tim Kearney, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing Friday in Phoenixville on addressing institutional and societal rape culture. The hearing is scheduled for...

Letter to the Editor: It’s time for change at Delco Prison

Letter to the Editor: It’s time for change at Delco Prison

There is only one privately run prison in Pennsylvania, and it is located right here in Delaware County. The George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton is owned by the county but has been managed by a Florida-based company, GEO Group, since 1998. Every year,...

Sen. Kearney honored with Guardian of Victims’ Rights Award

Sen. Kearney honored with Guardian of Victims’ Rights Award

State Sen. Tim Kearney, D–26 of Swarthmore, was presented with the Guardian of Victims’ Rights Award from Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania, earlier this week. The award is presented to individuals who have served as advocates and ambassadors for crime victims across the...

Senator Kearney Honored as Guardian of Victims’ Rights

Senator Kearney Honored as Guardian of Victims’ Rights

SPRINGFIELD, PA − August 26, 2019 – Sen. Tim Kearney (D – Delaware, Chester) was today presented with the Guardian of Victims’ Rights Award from Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania.

“I’m humbled to receive the Guardian of Victims’ Rights Award from the fearless advocates at Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania,” said Senator Kearney.

Town hall on guns brings out supporters, opponents

Town hall on guns brings out supporters, opponents

MORTON — People were quick to pull the trigger on their views about guns Tuesday night at a town hall discussion that brought together elected leaders and advocates in the latest talk on the hot button policy issue following two more high-profile mass shootings in the...

Elected officials urged to become advocate for the ‘Y’

Elected officials urged to become advocate for the ‘Y’

Easttown — Wednesday was an exciting day at the YMCA of Greater Brandywines’ Berwyn campus. For the 500 campers it was Wacky Wednesday, while for the many visiting officials it was Advocacy Day, a chance to see firsthand the organizations efforts to making Chester...

Local Pet Expo features information, resources and fun

Local Pet Expo features information, resources and fun

State Rep. Leanne Krueger, in conjunction with State Sen. Tim Kearney, will hold a Pet Expo 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Folsom Fire Company, 411 Sutton Ave.,Folsom. The fun-filled, informative outdoor event is geared toward community pet owners, animal lovers and...

Ridley’s Kinder Park redevelopment gets boost with $1M grant

Ridley’s Kinder Park redevelopment gets boost with $1M grant

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP— Sen. Tim Kearney (D – Delaware, Chester) announced a $1 million grant for the Kinder Park redevelopment project in Ridley Township, bringing total state funding for the project’s final phase to $3.68 million. Kinder Park is the Delaware County Housing...