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Kayden’s Law Needs to be Signed into Law Now!

This past fall Bucks County Lawmakers unveiled Kayden’s Law. As of today, both bills remain in their respective committees, waiting for action to be taken.

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The following statement is from the Sherlock/Giglio family on Kayden’s Law and was submitted to the Voice of the People Op-Ed section of Lower Bucks Source

Why does this keep happening?

This is occurring too often and becoming a national epidemic.

It seems like every two days there is a new story in the news of an abusive parent that kills their child or children. When are adults going to step in and protect children caught up in this broken family court system? Change needs to happen now.
When will our lawmakers be brave enough to make the necessary changes within our laws to save these innocent children.

Our family court system is corrupt and every time we get closer to identifying where the problem lies, those who are supposed to protect, end up placing kids in more harm.

If you are not capable of understanding the nature of this epidemic you should not be making these life altering decisions.

Judges, Social Service workers, GAL (guardian at litem) and all other involved state paid employees, should be held accountable for decisions they make when they fail innocent children who cannot protect themselves.

It seems that little progress,if any, has been made in the PA state Senate Judiciary committee in regards to S.B. 868 “Kayden’s Law” or The mirror bill in the PA House of Representatives HB 1587.

We are extremely grateful for all the hard work our local lawmakers in Bucks County have done to introduce this bill to the house and senate. We need a statewide push in other districts to get the law passed as soon as possible.

Children’s lives, health and safety should always be the priority.

Our president Donald J. Trump signed a national law to protect animals from abuse, and to punish those who abuse them to the fullest extent of the law. Why is this so hard to do for our children? They deserve more.

Kayden deserved more. Thomas Valva deserved more along with 730+ other helpless children. The broken family court system routinely delivers children to the perpetrator on a silver platter. Often children are completely removed from their safe parent based on what, A law degree? Or because the safe parent was upset in court, fighting tooth and nail to protect their children?

It’s backwards and is obviously failing our kids.

Since 2008, 730+ children in the United States have been murdered by an abusive parent. Kayden was #647 .. nearly 100 more kids have been killed since Aug, 6 2018.

These children should still be here.

Kayden should be 9. She is 7 forever.

It has become clear that the system put in place to protect children is not working. Enough is enough!

We need brave lawmakers to step up and make the necessary changes so that this never happens again. We have to live with this pain. It is our goal that no other protective parent has to experience the heartache of preventable trauma. We ask that everyone calls their local state senators and representatives and ask them to support Kayden’s Law (S.B. 868 & H.B. 1587).

To contact the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, please call state Senator Lisa Baker at (717) 787-7428 or you can send e-mail to lbaker@pasen.gov 

To contact the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, please call state Representative Rob Kaufman at (717) 705-2004 or you can send him an e-mail by clicking here

For more information about Kayden Mancuso and the non-profit named in her memory, please visit Kayden’s Korner 

Or visit the website here

 

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  1. Jacki

    March 26, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Get this in action NOW

  2. Rochelle Costigan

    March 27, 2020 at 11:53 am

    There are no words to describe the pain and suffering caused upon this mother and her family due to the corruption and horrific bad practices of the family courts. The people need to stand up and say enough so that this doesn’t happen ever again. Silence is complicity when children are dying and families are crying.

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Local Government – Bensalem Township

Garbage-Yard Waste Pickup Schedule for Independence Day Holiday

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Bristol Borough
Being that July 4th 2024 falls on the 1st Thursday of the month, which is the Yard Waste Collection day, J.P. Mascaro & Sons will be collecting yard waste the following Thursday, 7/11/2024.

Bristol Twp
A refuse and recycling holiday collection schedule is in effect for this week, beginning July 4th through July 6th due to the Independence Day holiday. There will be no Refuse, Recycling or Yard Waste Collection on Thursday, July 4th. Service scheduled for Thursday will be delayed to Friday, July 5th. All subsequent trash/recycling/yard waste collection will be delayed by one day. For example, pickup normally scheduled for Friday, July 5th will be delayed to Saturday, July 6th. Regular collection services will resume the following week. Please call 267-812-2950 for additional information or questions.

Bensalem
Whitetail Disposal
Collection will be completed on a one day delay for service.
Thursday service will occur on Friday. Friday service will occur on Saturday.
For the remainder of our residential customers, your service will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

Falls Township
If the holiday falls on your regular pickup day, trash will be collected on your next regular service day. Recyclables will be picked up on your scheduled service day the following week.

Langhorne Borough
If a scheduled holiday (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) falls on a regularly scheduled pickup day, pickup will be the following day.

Lower Makefield
Residents have private contractors who set their holiday schedule

Middletown Township
When a holiday falls on a collection day, trash will be collected on the next regular collection day. When a holiday falls on a recycling day, recyclables will be collected the following day.

Morrisville
The holiday collection schedule will be on a one day delay from the day of the holiday. For example, a Monday holiday will be a Tuesday pickup, Tuesday will be Wednesday, Wednesday will be Thursday, Thursday will be Friday, and Friday will be Saturday. All pickup days will be delayed by one day during any holiday week. This includes six holidays, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Penndel Borough
Trash and recycling is picked up every Thursday morning. Holiday weeks push trash/recycling pickups to Friday, unless the holiday falls on a Friday.

Tullytown
There will be no bulk or yard waste pickups the week of July 1st through July 5th.  Pickups will resume on Monday, July 8th.

Yardley Borough
Yardley Borough collection days are Wednesday Trash and Recycling – Saturday Trash and Bulk

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Bensalem Township

PECO: Treefall Causes Damage to Powerline, Roadblocks in Bristol

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A PECO power line pole in Bristol Township went down calling out area first responders Sunday night causing road blockages on Rt 13 and surrounding the area.

Bristol area first responders shut down access to Bath Road from Beaver Dam to Bristol Commerce Park, from Rt 13 and Bath St and even closed a small two block section of Bath Street in Bristol Borough from Buckley Street, to Rt 13.

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PECO confirmed a fire-police call was initiated and their crews responded to the scene. They deemed the area safe from their standpoint and no outages in Bristol were reported, a spokesperson said.

Initial unconfirmed reports coming into Lower Bucks Source were a powerline pole caught fire.

The PECO Outage Map, as of 8:15 pm noted two outages in the Bristol -Bensalem area currently with over a dozen customers impacted.

There were no reported injuries.

In an unrelated incident, PECO said the Bensalem area is experiencing an outage and work crews are on-site with power restoration estimated to be four hours.

Efforts to reach area first responders for comment on the outage and reported fire were unsuccessful as of 8:35 pm

Updates as they come in

Credit: Motorcycle Joe

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Human Interest - Bensalem Township

Giant Donates 15,000 Thanksgiving Turkeys to Community Partners

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Today, The GIANT Company announced it will donate a record number of 15,000 Thanksgiving turkeys to food banks and community partners in the Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia communities it serves.

“Since 1923, The GIANT Company has been committed to helping its communities eliminate hunger year-round, but it’s especially important this time of the year to ensure that everyone can enjoy a warm holiday meal with their loved ones,” said John Ruane, president, The GIANT Company. “This year’s donations will deliver more than 125,000 servings of protein to families while creating moments to connect around the table.”

Turkeys will be donated to nearly 40 local food banks and community partners across its footprint. The GIANT Company team members will once again volunteer at food banks packing hunger relief boxes and organizing and restocking shelves in advance of the busy holiday season.

“We are extremely grateful for corporate partners like The GIANT Company for all they do in support of our work to feed the hungry in Berks and Schuylkill counties,” said David Delozier, chief development officer, Helping Harvest. “Together with their generous gifts and volunteer support we are able to make a difference for thousands of children, families, and seniors in our region.”

Customers are also invited to join efforts to combat local food insecurity this November. From Nov. 10 through Nov. 23, customers can also donate free turkey certificates at the register in-store to a local food bank. In addition, customers can purchase reusable bags to benefit Feeding America®.

For more information on the turkey redemption program, including how to donate your turkey certificate, visit giantfoodstores.com/pages/free-turkey-earn.

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