Chester celebrates improvement in summer homicide rate

    This time last year, 14 people had been killed in Chester and the city was in a state of emergency.

    With just six murders this year and a series of anti-violence program, Mayor Wendell Butler’s Night Out Anti-Violence event last night noted a citywide improvement.

    About 150 attended the event, where Butler thanked anti-violence activists for their efforts and stressed the importance of working toward further improvement. The Delaware County Times has video of the event, where guest speakers talked about how violence has affected their lives.

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