April 17, 2014 |
FORMER DARBY Borough Council president Nick DiGregorio was shot in the face by a stray bullet Monday afternoon while driving on a Chester street. Nick DiGregorio, 66, a Vietnam War veteran who was once a cop and a prison warden, was released from a hospital yesterday, but said the bullet remained lodged in his left cheek. "I don't think it's really hit me altogether yet, but another couple inches, the bullet would have hit my throat or my brain or my heart," DiGregorio said in a phone interview yesterday.
March 8, 2014 |
WENONAH After only a year in the job, Wenonah Police Chief Joseph Harrison has been fired, officials confirmed Thursday. It was not entirely clear what led to the termination, which they said was approved unanimously Feb. 27 by the borough council during a closed-door session. Officials announced in early January that Harrison would be placed on a leave of absence, "attending a variety of classes so as to become intimately familiar with New Jersey specific statutes and judicial procedure.
March 5, 2014 |
Its rowhouses and twins are tucked neatly into less than a third of a square mile in easternmost Delaware County, Philadelphia a splash away across Cobbs Creek. Colwyn, founded in the 17th century, was once a sleepy bedroom community. Now it's a hotbed of discord, with a fractious government, a police department emerging from chaos, and, most recently, allegations of fiscal malfeasance. "It's just a mess," said a borough councilman, Frederick Lesher. That's hard to dispute.
February 13, 2014 |
When she retired as clerk and controller of Stratford in 1997, the town elders named the place where she had worked for 40 years the Dorothy Carlson Borough Hall. "She loved it," her son, Barry, said. "It was by far the appropriate gift. " When she turned 100, a physician at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford questioned her, her son said, "to assess how sharp she was. " And when he asked in what town they were at the moment, she answered, "What town? We're in my town.
January 29, 2014 |
In 1973, when Bill Stauts first sought to serve on the Oaklyn Board of Education, 10 candidates competed for three open seats. "Those were the good old days," Stauts, 71, says of that era of civic engagement in the borough, where a single school serves about 400 students in prekindergarten through ninth grade. On Nov. 5, Stauts, a retired insurance broker, was elected to his 14th board term. His was one of only three names on the ballot, where five seats - two made vacant by recent resignations - were available.
January 24, 2014 |
Move over, Philly. Brookhaven said it rocked this storm. According to the unofficial total called into the National Weather Service in Mount Holly by a Brookhaven observer, the Delaware County borough received 14.8 inches of snow - 1.3 more inches than the official Philadelphia total of 13.5 at the airport. That made the city's top-10 list for one-day storm totals. On Wednesday, Brookhaven residents were feeling the pride of being No. 1 - by their measurement - in the region for snowfall.
January 18, 2014 |
PAULSBORO Officials in Paulsboro may sue a plastics company whose West Deptford facility has been connected to potentially dangerous compounds tainting a water supply. The borough sent a letter to Gov. Christie this week calling for the state's Departments of Environmental Protection and Health to immediately address the contamination issue. Mayor W. Jeffery Hamilton wrote that the borough would file a citizens' suit against Solvay Solexis, but pleaded for state intervention. Solvay management and the DEP have been conducting tests into the levels of PFCs (perfluorochemical compounds)
December 28, 2013 |
BUCKS COUNTY In a state that has the most police stations in the country, Pennsylvania's number of departments will shrink by one next month when two Bucks County boroughs combine their forces. New Britain and Doylestown do not share a border, but are within several miles of each other in central Bucks County. The regionalization will save the boroughs $130,000 the first year, officials said. "Over the years, we anticipate the savings to increase to the point where it would have made no economic sense not to regionalize," New Britain Mayor David Holewinski said.
December 3, 2013 |
GLASSBORO Austin Berndlmaier visited Glassboro's Winterland Ice Skating rink on Friday and then returned Sunday with one goal in mind: to become a better skater than his cousins. "They were out here skating circles around me," the 13-year-old from Washington Township said, taking a break at the railing. "I'm out here trying to get good so I can skate around them. " His father, Frank Berndlmaier, said that goal and the magical draw of a cold outdoor rink on a brisk winter day would make the family repeat customers this season - and bring them back to a place never known for family entertainment.