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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
February 12, 2008 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
One reason people thrill to the prospect of pro soccer coming to Chester is the promise that a new stadium complex will generate a raft of jobs, spending and tax revenue - all told an astounding $1.7 billion in economic activity. Or not. "A fantasy figure," scoffed Rick Eckstein, a Villanova University professor and coauthor of Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle Over Building Sports Stadiums . "The numbers should be treated very, very skeptically. " Despite the dozens of new stadiums built or rising in communities across the United States, and despite the huge public subsidies they command, there's nearly universal agreement among economists that arenas produce practically no benefits to taxpayers - a view hotly disputed by the businessmen who seek funds and the government leaders who back them.
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.
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September 16, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
The City of Chester on Wednesday appointed its first-ever chief financial officer, a position created just weeks after an economic consulting firm warned the troubled Delaware County city that it was in millions of dollars of debt - and at risk of doubling it if the city did not turn around its finances soon. Chester Councilman Nafis Nichols, 31, resigned from his seat on the five-person council, which he has held since 2012, to take the new position. He begins immediately. City Council and Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland appointed William Morgan, 25, a Chester resident who began working for the city in January as the director of purchasing, to take Nichols' seat.
NEWS
September 5, 2016
A 24-year-old Chester man was found dead, apparently from gunshot wounds, in the Delaware County city Saturday morning, police said. About 5:50 a.m., Chester police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the back yard of a home on the 2100 block of West Fourth Street, police said. An officer found a man, who appeared to have been shot to death, slumped over a gate to the rear of the home. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic, police said. Police said the man appeared to have been shot nearby on the 400 block of Jeffrey Street before running and collapsing on the gate.
NEWS
August 27, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man and woman have been charged in a home invasion in Chester that left a 75-year-old man bound at the hands and feet by cords, and his 49-year-old daughter severely beaten and in critical condition. Erinn Howarth, 25, of Germantown - who is possibly the man's housekeeper - and Richard Johnson, 23, of Juniata Park, were arraigned Thursday morning on charges that include robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and conspiracy. Both were held in the Delaware County prison on $1 million bail each.
SPORTS
August 26, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
WEST CHESTER'S football team opens its season Sept. 3 at Bentley (Waltham, Mass.). The Golden Rams, who went 7-4 last season, have been picked to repeat as East Division champs in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Which means this should be an exciting time, as they get ready to embark on a journey that could bring them more good things. Instead, it has turned into a painfully conflicted time for a group of college student-athletes who suddenly have to deal with a tragedy that seems totally incomprehensible.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
PMA Medical Specialists L.L.C., a group of 54 physicians with offices in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, has applied with a Maryland company to form an Accountable Care Organization with 7,800 Medicare beneficiaries, the group said Tuesday. Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, are designed to improve care and reduce costs by emphasizing coordination. Typically, Medicare and the ACO share the savings, if there are any. PMA's partner in Aledade Freedom ACO is Aledade, a Bethesda firm that in June announced the formation of a separate ACO with Gateway Medical Associates.
NEWS
August 24, 2016 | By Grace Toohey and Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITERS
A 6-year-old boy was wounded when he was struck by stray gunfire as he played along a street in Chester on Monday afternoon. The boy, who has not been publicly named, was playing outside along the 1200 block of West Ninth Street with a group of children shortly before 4 p.m. when a gunman began firing shots apparently intended for someone else, police said. One bullet struck the boy in the left index finger. He was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center by ambulance and, hours later, transferred to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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.
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