March 30, 2015 |
An Asbury, N.J.-based developer expects to break ground this summer on a multifamily rental project at the Chalfont train station in Bucks County, the latest such property in the company's portfolio of transit-oriented developments. The two-acre Station at Chalfont site is the location of an institution that once housed people with brain injuries, an older facility that developer J.G. Petrucci Co. plans to raze to make way for 68 rental units. The architect for the firm's residential projects is Minno & Wasko, based in Lambertville, N.J. J.G. Petrucci already has developed the Station at Manayunk, a 149-unit apartment community in Northwest Philadelphia, with Alliance Residential Co. managing the rentals.
July 19, 2014 |
Maureen H. McMurdo-Chapman, 69, of Chalfont, Bucks County, died Thursday, July 10, at Abington Memorial Hospital of injuries she suffered in a car accident. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. McMurdo-Chapman was a resident of Sharon Hill, Delaware County, from 1974 to 1998. For four years ending in 1995, she served as a member of the Southeast Delco School Board. She and her husband, Lawrence, who was injured in the car accident, moved to the New Britain-Chalfont area 16 years ago. Mrs. McMurdo-Chapman graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1963.
June 15, 2014 |
The uninvited guest showed up Thursday afternoon with a bang, popping a child's ball in the backyard and then breaking a red bird feeder. Evesham had a bear. "We've been getting reports since last night about sightings . . . basically just walking around, hasn't been aggressive," Capt. Walt Miller, a spokesman for the Evesham Police Department, said Friday. Still, the sight of a large black bear - one resident estimated its weight at 400 pounds - had the neighbors talking. The bear "tossed trash cans around, had a nice lunch" Friday, said Russ Mogell, who for two years has lived in the Sanctuary development, tucked away in the woods.
October 9, 2013 |
A Chalfont couple have lost custody of their children and are awaiting a criminal trial on child-endangerment charges after their 1-year-old son became sick from ingesting drugs, authorities said. Steven Aprigliano, 48, and Jennifer Jackson, 32, are also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after Bucks County detectives raided their Butler Avenue home and found baggies that were allegedly used to transport heroin, according to court documents. The child-endangerment charges accuse the parents of exposing their 1-year-old and 5-year-old boys to opiates.
July 26, 2013
BOY, remember that long early spring where it seemed the cool, dreary weather would never change? What wonderful times, huh? When it did start warming up, V for Veg urged you get out and explore your environs - specifically, to find animal-free offerings just outside Philly. I shared some and asked you to send your suggestions of spots I might not know about. And you did! Now that it's plenty hot, you may not feel like jumping in the car for a trip, but come on, put on those flip-flops and pile in-we're gonna get ice cream!
December 23, 2012 |
If you can make it past the pizza counter at FrancoLuigi's without succumbing to at least one slice (I had two, pork and broccoli), you reach the door of the High Note Cafe, where chef Franco Borda is finishing a salad of shell-like pasta, beans, and vegetables. I'm not at 13th and Tasker Streets to eat, although sojourns into traditional South Philadelphia at Christmas transport me to another Italian neighborhood, one my grandfather helped create at the turn of the 20th century, when he left his farm in the mountains of Benevento to seek his fortune in America.
August 31, 2012 |
The Chalfont police officer who allegedly lied about being shot in his bulletproof vest this week could be "incredibly brooding and moody," a high school friend and fellow rock-band member said Wednesday. Jon Cousin, 30, of New Britain Township, "always seemed like he had some problems with things," said Sean Breslin, 30, of Haddon Heights. "He was a good person, but he needed help. " Cousin's mother died in the spring, and he and his wife had triplets a month and a half ago, Breslin said.
August 8, 2011 |
CAPE MAY - Over the last 135 years, everyone who has summered at the Chalfonte Hotel has lived somewhere else the rest of the year. But in their heart of hearts, many of them likely have called the three-story wooden wedding cake on Howard Street their true home. Because this hotel of "heroes, heartaches, legends, love affairs, and unforgettable characters," is a magical place where people find their soul . . . or soul mate, says Karen Fox, author of a new book about the storied hotel.
June 23, 2010
A Bucks County borough councilman was arrested Tuesday on charges that he molested a 12-year-old boy in 2002, county prosecutors said. William R. Kuder Jr., 48, of Jasen Drive, was charged with attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault for two encounters, prosecutors said. Kuder, a Chalfont Borough councilman, is alleged to have lured the boy into his house and then fondled the child and attempted to perform oral sex on him. Reached by telephone at his home, Kuder declined to comment.
January 25, 2010 |
John Curry didn't want any proclamations or presentations. And he made it clear he wasn't going to sit still for any speeches. He said he'd put up with his retirement celebration if the emphasis was on celebration, not retirement. He wanted a party. So he showed up at the Plumbers Union Hall a good hour early on Friday night and wheeled himself to a table at the far side of the room. For the next four hours, he was mobbed by hulking men from the Great Northeast who credited him with keeping them off the streets.