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August 8, 2011 | Staff report
A Delaware County man was shot and killed on a sidewalk in Chester early Saturday morning near the intersection of 7th and Lloyd Streets. Gregory George, 37, of Chester, died of multiple gunshot wounds around 12:36 a.m. The Delaware Co. Medical Examiner said ruled the death was ruled a homicide. George, who was pronounced at the scene, was president of a single-family housing construction business, according to records.      
NEWS
December 21, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / PAOLA NOGUERAS
Walking the line at West Chester University Saturday was an exercise in victory, relief and gratitude for many graduates. Their pride was tempered by gratitude for the love and support from family, friends and significant others during the many years of hard work and learning.
NEWS
January 24, 1988 | By Gail Krueger-Nicholson, Special to The Inquirer
Scarlette and Chester can come home. Scarlette, an 11-year-old chestnut Shetland pony, and her dark gray son Chester, 6, will be moving a few miles from their boarding stable in Corner Ketch to their own two-stall barn in Guthriesville, thanks to the East Brandywine Zoning Hearing Board. On Wednesday, the board granted Jeff and Jacqueline D. Shaw permission to build a new home for Scarlette and Chester 4 feet closer to the side lot lines than normally allowed under township zoning.
SPORTS
March 30, 1989 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Chester basketball team usually lives or dies with its transition game. But last night against Penn Wood in the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinal at the Palestra, the Clippers relied on their half-court offense to pull out an 89-88 win. The victory advanced Chester (29-2) to the Class AAAA state final against Brashear, an 88-52 winner over Ambridge in the other semifinal last night. The final is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at HersheyPark Arena. Chester and Penn Wood (27-5)
SPORTS
March 12, 2008 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
The Palestra is sacred basketball ground, an arena revered throughout the country as one of basketball's meccas and where many hoops destinies have been achieved. Not for Chester, one of the area's most revered high school basketball programs - and a team chasing destiny this season as possibly the greatest in school history. The Clippers will face Pennsbury tonight at 7:30 in the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals. A victory for Chester (31-1) would mean a second straight trip to the state championship at State College on Saturday against the Norristown-Moon winner.
NEWS
September 24, 1989 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
Justice in Chester has a frantic rhythm never envisioned in the law books James Dolan studied back at Villanova University. That's what Dolan, the 40-year-old assistant public defender assigned to Chester's district courts, likes about his job. Justice delayed, the adage goes, is justice denied. Delays are few in Chester's courts, which Dolan likens to television's People's Court. Dolan's boss, Nicholas G. Theodore, head of the Delaware County Public Defender's Office, describes Chester court operations as "seat-of-the-pants justice.
NEWS
August 25, 1988 | By Terence Samuel, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 45 percent of those in Chester who signed petitions circulated recently by Project V.O.T.E., a Chester group trying to change the form of city government in Chester, were not registered to vote. As a result, the petitions have been declared invalid by the Delaware County Registration Commission. Project V.O.T.E. turned in 1,415 signatures on Aug. 9. The signatures were on petitions asking the county Board of Elections for a question on the November ballot to change the form of city council elections from at-large races to district races.
SPORTS
March 20, 1996 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Kobe Bryant might play his last game in a Lower Merion uniform tonight. Or he might have another game left: the Class AAAA state championship on Saturday. Chester might earn a shot at its second state title in three years tonight. Or the Clippers might suffer their second straight loss to Bryant and the District 1 champion Aces. Lower Merion and Chester will tangle at 7:30 p.m. at the Palestra in the PIAA state semifinals, a game that already has been sold out. The winner will face the Erie Cathedral Prep-Erie McDowell semifinal survivor in the state finals Saturday in Hershey, Pa. Bryant, the all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania history, scored 34 points in the Aces' 60-53 victory over Chester in the District 1 final March 1. He has earned plenty of individual honors, but he badly wants a state title.
NEWS
August 26, 2011
The city of Chester has ordered residents in flood-prone areas to evacuate by noon Saturday, officials said Friday night. The order covers the 600 and 1300 blocks of Park Street, and the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Kerlin Street. Residents can find shelter at Showalter Middle School at 10th and Lloyd Streets. Fire and police personnel will assist residents with evacuations, officials said. Buses will transport residents to the shelter starting at 10 a.m. Electricity to the evacuated areas will be turned off at noon.
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FOOD
August 19, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
On a recent morning at Lundale Farm, a 520-acre spread in Chester County, Kim Albano of Ironstone Creamery was on her way to feed her pigs while, in the next field over, Emma Cunniff and Noah Cohen of Kneehigh Farm were dropping scallion and lettuce starts into soil freshly tilled into tidy rows. Cattle from Wyebrook Farm grazed on a hillside, beehives were stacked like condos near a strip of woodland, and, in a greenhouse, flats of True Leaf Microgreens' miniature basil, sorrel, and cilantro made a green patchwork, like an aerial view of the farmland that once dominated this region.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
A large crowd turned out at a public hearing Wednesday night at West Chester University to support and to oppose the contentious Mariner East 2 pipeline project, which Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. wants to build to transport liquid fuels like propane from the Marcellus Shale to a terminal in Marcus Hook.   More than 200 people attended a hearing at the Sykes Student Union organized by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. More than 40 people signed up to speak during the public comment section, with testimony evenly divided for and against the project.
NEWS
August 10, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
One week after an alarming report about Chester's finances was presented to the public, Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and his top finance official said Monday that the town would not be laying off members of the Police or Fire Departments - for now, at least. Kirkland's assurances, made during an interview at Chester City Hall on Monday, came after a team of state-appointed consultants called for "extreme measures" to close the city's $16.3 million deficit. Among its most controversial recommendations, the report, prepared by Philadelphia economic consulting firm Econsult Solutions, called for reducing police and fire staffs, including closing one of the city's two fire stations.
NEWS
August 8, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
Fourteen homicides. Eighteen rapes. One hundred two robberies - and more than three times as many assaults. That's a six-month snapshot of Chester, a four-square-mile Delaware County city where violence is profound. Only about 100 officers police the municipality of 34,000 residents. Law enforcement officials say their jobs get more challenging by the day. And it could be getting worse. On Tuesday, a team of economic consultants tasked with saving the beleaguered city delivered a nearly 150-page report of recommendations to residents and city employees at a packed meeting at Chester City Hall.
NEWS
August 7, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
On a pleasant morning this week ripe for playing outside, Jahmad Lundy, 11, was doing what many adults would find abhorrent: He was sitting in front of a computer screen in a beige, air-conditioned room, transfixed by an online program displayed on a large television monitor. The program was graphing out sound waves inside the room, and Lundy - who wore a black T-shirt - watched as the lines on the screen grew larger and smaller depending on how loudly he spoke. Earlier in the day, Lundy and several other children worked through what looked like a Nintendo game, focusing on the green pipes and pixel-block landscapes on their monitors, or - if they were without a computer - on someone else's screen.
NEWS
August 4, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITER
The independent analysis of the City of Chester presented to the public Tuesday night minces few words: The city is reeling from a $16.3 million deficit. Economic growth is far too slow. Its personnel costs are on the verge of crippling Chester's finances. And income taxes must be raised - while the number of city employees, cut. "Extreme measures must be taken," the report, issued by Philadelphia economic consulting firm Econsult Solutions cautioned. "And no department of the city will be able to avoid making difficult decisions.
NEWS
August 3, 2016 | By Mark Fazlollah, STAFF WRITER
HARRISBURG - Former state Treasurer Barbara Hafer and Chester County businessman Richard W. Ireland told a federal judge Monday that they were innocent of corruption charges. Magistrate Judge Susan Schwab, who presided over the arraignments here, set a preliminary trial date for both defendants of Oct. 4 and released them on recognizance. Hafer is charged with lying to federal agents who were questioning her in a wide-ranging investigation to determine if government contracts were traded for contributions or bribes to politicians, commonly known as pay-to-play schemes.
SPORTS
August 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Kelly Whaley liked playing golf when she was a child but didn't always listen to everything her parents told her about the game, even if her mother, a former LPGA tour player who made history by competing in a PGA Tour event, was one of the top teaching pros in the country. "We did butt heads a lot," she said. But Whaley, 19, the daughter of Suzy Whaley, a former West Chester resident who is secretary of the PGA of America, accepted the advice and has developed into a fine college player.
SPORTS
August 2, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
In his head, Boyd Martin pictures the plane ride home from Rio de Janeiro. He doesn't imagine coming home with an individual or team gold, although both would be nice. He imagines having no regrets. That is the mind-set Martin needs, he said, in order to succeed on the U.S. eventing team at this year's Olympics. "This will be the strongest team the U.S. has seen in quite some time," said Martin, who trains at his farm in Cochranville, Chester County. Of the four equestrian riders on the team, Martin and Phillip Dutton, who is based in West Grove, Chester County, are the seasoned veterans.
REAL_ESTATE
August 1, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Pocopson isn't just another one of those sleepy, historic, sprawling, thinly populated Chester County townships. It does have history, of course, and although the town wasn't established until 1848, 71 years after the Battle of Brandywine, the British did cross the west branch of the creek at Trimble's Ford, now a historic district shared by Pocopson and West Bradford. Pennsbury and East Marlborough - which also were linked to the battle, according to every historical record - "donated" land to form Pocopson Township.
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