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April 26, 2010 | By Marc Wallace
As a transplanted Philadelphian living in New York, I'm going to lose it if I read one more story about how "some Philadelphians occasionally refer to their city as the sixth borough of New York. " Say what? The sixth borough! Is there anybody from Philly who ever said that? Yeah, and I've also read the claim that some 8,000 commuters make the 75-minute train ride each workday from Philadelphia to New York. But listen, I've lived in New York City for 35 years, and so far I've met only one of these 8,000 people.
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March 24, 1988 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
The Borough of Folcroft has decided to seek housing-rehabilitation funds from the Delaware County Redevelopment Authority. Borough secretary Jean Bozzelli announced Tuesday night at a continuation of the March 14 council meeting that Folcroft would apply for a Community Development Block Grant from the authority. Bozzelli said funds would be available to the borough for the acquisition and/or disposition of real estate in Folcroft that is deteriorated, suitable for rehabilitation or appropriate for historic preservation.
NEWS
September 16, 1997 | By Tamara Audi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The borough now has the right to purchase the old Zane School from its owner for more than 30 years, the Rev. Carl McIntire, under an ordinance borough commissioners adopted last night. The ordinance declares the property at 756 Haddon Ave., which has been condemned since January for more than a dozen fire code violations, an "area in need of redevelopment. " Under New Jersey state law, that designation grants Collingswood "broader powers to take some action to rehabilitate what is an eyesore and waste of prime real estate," including purchasing the property, said Commissioner Louis Cappelli Jr. According to the law, the borough or any other potential developer must offer Mr. McIntire the fair market value determined by a certified appraiser.
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September 7, 2012 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Colwyn Borough councilman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he was assaulted by police at a council meeting last year. Council President Tonette Pray disputed that any assault occurred at the June 9, 2011, meeting. "None of that happened," Pray said. "Basically, this is all political. " Councilman Sunday Nwegbo was arrested for disorderly conduct at the meeting. In October, he was found not guilty in District Court. At that meeting, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday, Nwegbo was criticizing McDonald Ford, then the borough's treasurer, when Ford "attempted to physically attack" Nwegbo.
NEWS
June 17, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
A contractor on the Blue Route construction project has backed off an agreement to provide 30,000 cubic yards of free dirt to Prospect Park, according to borough officials. The dirt is needed to fill in Moores Lake Park in the borough's northwest end. Prospect Park had hoped to reclaim a marshy area of the park and develop it into a full-scale recreation facility. Councilman Ralph B. Moore reported at a Tuesday night business meeting that the contractor, Kiwit-Perini, advised the borough it now has a number of requests for clean fill and will not be able to provide the dirt free.
NEWS
July 4, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
If a bunch of young, upstart environmentally conscious entrepreneurs were going to make the struggling Chester County borough of Modena their home base, then the name had to reflect their place and purpose. So Jim Bricker, Rob Mastrippolito, and Brendan Steer relocated Waste Oil Recyclers, their vegetable-oil fuel conversion business, and then renamed the industrial park they later purchased. Out of Modena came MoGreena. The tiny borough, about a third of a square mile with 585 residents, is now a hub for several like-minded businesses whose goal is to live with less.
NEWS
September 9, 1994 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Borough officials have appealed to Commonwealth Court a decision that would allow a former meter maid to collect unemployment pay. The borough took action recently after the state Unemployment Compensation Review Board reversed a decision by a state-appointed referee that said Theresa Swearinger was not entitled to collect unemployment payments. "I think they're wrong," Borough Solicitor Henry J. Lunardi said about the review board's decision. "I was quite surprised to receive the decision in her favor.
REAL_ESTATE
May 5, 1996 | By Marlyn Irvin Margulis, FOR THE INQUIRER
When she was a teenager living in South Philadelphia, Joan Friel and her mother, Margaret, each had the same dream. "We dreamed I'd be living in a two-story white house with pillars, called the Durham," the daughter said. "I saw a dark-haired man and a woman and four children. " In 1969, she married a dark-haired man whose last name was Durham. They moved into her "dream" house, which the builder had named the Durham, in Woodbury Heights. The couple raised four children there.
NEWS
November 8, 1998 | By Tanyanika Samuels, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In hopes of bringing much-needed improvements to a neighborhood, borough officials are looking to the state for help. They are seeking a Neighborhood Preservation Program grant from the state Department of Community Affairs to rehabilitate the Duncan Farm tract, a triangular lot bordered by the railroad that runs behind Broadway, Delsea Drive and Interstate 295. The neighborhood includes houses and businesses. "We're also looking to rehabilitate some properties [on the tract]
NEWS
June 5, 2000 | By Martin Z. Braun, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Hours after the borough took ownership of the condemned Eldridge Gardens Apartments on Friday, a squad of 20 police, fire, public-works and code-enforcement officials descended on the 84-unit complex to conduct an inventory of the property. At the same time, packets of relocation information were delivered to 20 units still occupied by tenants. Scores of other tenants had left the complex after the borough announced in September that it intended to seize the property and move residents.
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April 17, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
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.
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March 8, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 29, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
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.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
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December 28, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 3, 2013 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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