TOP HEADLINES 04/08 BERKS, LANCASTER


>Walmart Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- Walmart is now giving out COVID-19 vaccination doses to residents in Reading. The clinic inside the gymnasium of the Lausch Administration Building of the Exeter Township School District started administering doses to the community yesterday. Walmart will continue giving out the vaccine at that location until tomorrow. People who are eligible in Phase One-A and One-B and interested in receiving a dose at the Lausch Administration Building are being asked to schedule an appointment by calling the Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resource Center.

>>Registration Opens For Youth Summer Programs In Lancaster County

(Elizabethtown, PA) -- Registration is now open for youth summer programs in Lancaster County. Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation-and-Community Services announced yesterday that it will be offering summer youth programs at several parks around the area. The eight-week long programs will engage participants with games like kickball and soccer and arts-and-crafts activities. Registration is now available for GEARS Summer Playground in Elizabethtown, West Donegal Township, Marietta and East Donegal Township. More information can be found on the GEARS' official website.

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>>Former Lancaster Resident On P-A Most Wanted List Arrested In Dominican Republic

(Lancaster, PA) -- A former Lancaster resident who was on Pennsylvania's Most Wanted Fugitives List is now behind bars. The Lancaster Bureau Police confirmed yesterday that Oneximo Mendez of Lancaster City was arrested in the Dominican Republic recently. He was wanted in Pennsylvania on charges including rape of a child and unlawful contact with a minor after he failed to appear in court in 2014. Officials say Mendez has been extradited back to Lancaster County, and he is currently being held in the Lancaster County Prison on two-million-dollar bail.

>>Demolition Of Exeter Promenade Strip Mall Begins

(Exeter Township, PA) -- Demolition of the Exeter Promenade strip mall is now underway. Crews started demolishing the Promenade at Exeter Plaza shopping center off Perkiomen Avenue at East Neversink Road yesterday. The construction is a part of a project to move the township's municipal offices to the site. The Exeter Promenade was purchased by the township for two-and-a-half-million dollars.

>>New Initiative Kicks Off In Reading To Address Quality-of-Life Issues

(Reading, PA) -- Reading is launching a new initiative to address quality-of-life issues throughout the city. Managing Director Abe Amoros announced recently that the city will be focusing on getting rid of illegal signs as well as litter and loud noise. The campaign will also be addressing the issue of double-parking throughout the city.

Amoros says Mayor Eddie Moran hopes that the new initiative will help make Reading a better and more sustainable place to live.


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