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100 Years Ago – 1919: Louis Perez and Nestor Wac­quez, pro­pri­etors of the Madrid restau­rant, raided Satur­day night un­der the di­rec­tion of De­tec­tive Meli on the charge of sell­ing liquor with­out li­cense, were given a hear­ing be­fore Al­der­man Berry yes­ter­day and held un­der $1,000 bail each for their ap­pear­ance at the next term of court. The 14 in­mates taken in the roundup were each fined $3 and costs.

75 Years Ago – 1944: The ex­plo­sion of a 50-gal­lon drum of kerosene was blamed to­day for a dis­as­trous fire that gut­ted two homes at 254 and 255 Welsh Street late Thurs­day morn­ing, and caused the death of Ed­ward Sin­gle­ton, 45, of the lat­ter ad­dress. Elmer H. Weigand, new city fire chief, said this morn­ing that he had sub­mit­ted a re­port to state fire au­thor­i­ties, and ex­pects the state to be­gin an in­ves­ti­ga­tion early next week. There will be no in­quest into Sin­gle­ton’s death, who fell or jumped from a sec­ond-story win­dow.

50 Years Ago – 1969: Black dis­si­dent stu­dents at Swarth­more col­lege re­jected Mon­day night a se­ries of fac­ulty pro­pos­als de­signed to meet the stu­dents’ de­mands and end a four-day takeover of the ad­mis­sion’s of­fice. About 20 mem­bers of the Swarth­more Afro-Amer­i­can Stu­dents’ So­ci­ety, joined now by 13 black stu­dents who are not SASS mem­bers, voted to­day to re­main in the of­fice un­til its in­ter­pre­ta­tion of “non-ne­go­tiable” de­mands are ac­cepted. Stu­dents voted 315-230 to sup­port SASS. There are 47 black stu­dents of a to­tal of 1,024 en­roll­ment at Swarth­more.

25 Years Ago – 1994: Delaware County has re­ceived two grants for nearly $280,000 for pro­grams de­signed to ease over­crowd­ing at the prison in Thorn­bury and give judges a broader range of sen­tenc­ing op­tions for non-vi­o­lent of­fend­ers. The county will use the money to cre­ate half­way houses and a new satel­lite cen­ter for day re­port­ing in Chester, to com­put­er­ize its caseload man­age­ment sys­tem and to con­tinue tis year-old com­mu­nity ser­vice pro­gram, ac­cord­ing to Philip Dami­ani, di­rec­tor of Adult Pa­role and Pro­ba­tion for the county.

10 Years Ago – 2009: Health-re­lated mat­ters forced Ed­dy­s­tone Bor­ough Coun­cil Mon­day night to can­cel its reg­u­lar monthly meet­ing be­cause four mem­bers were ab­sent.

A re­ward is be­ing of­fered for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the ar­rest and con­vic­tion of the van­dal or van­dals who dam­aged two sec­tions of porch rail­ing at the his­toric Old Cen­tral School on Saxer Av­enue over the week­end, Spring­field po­lice re­ported. Frank Pappa, di­rec­tor of build­ing and grounds for Spring­field Town­ship, es­ti­mated dam­ages at more than

$1,000.

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