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May 14, 2009 | By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In Delaware County, where Republicans have had a lock on the county council for 30 years, the Republican Party's stamp of approval seems to go far with voters. Yet this year, one Republican candidate is wearing her "un-endorsement" proudly. Barbara Murray, 53, of Upper Darby, hopes to defeat the endorsed candidates - a council incumbent and a 29-year veteran of the state House - in Tuesday's primary for two council seats. Democrats also have a race, with three candidates in the primary.
NEWS
January 29, 1987 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
What makes the people of Middletown tick? Photographs of families and their homes. A year-end issue of Time magazine. An Acme supermarket sales receipt. Diaries. A National Football League schedule. Wedding invitations. Newspaper clippings. Calendars. Family trees. A Frisbee. These items are stacking up at the Middletown Free Library as families and businesses in the community prepare to cap off their 1986 tricentennial celebration by placing a burial vault - a township time capsule - six feet underground.
NEWS
October 22, 2010
An unidentified man was shot in the chest Friday night in Chester Township, Delaware County police reported. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Powell Road near a 7-Eleven store, police said. A person answering the telephone at the 7-Eleven said the shooting did not involve anybody from the convenience store. A police dispatcher did not have immediate information on the condition of the shooting victim. No arrest was reported. The assailant reportedly fled in the direction of Toby Farms School.
NEWS
September 28, 1993 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joan L. Murray, a registered nurse who has served as Delaware County's top health officer for nearly 12 years, will resign her position effective at the end of this week, it was disclosed yesterday. A replacement has not been selected, said County Council Chairwoman Mary Ann Arty. Murray, 51, said she would be moving to Hilton Head, S.C., where she will live with her husband, William A. Murray. As director of Intercommunity Health, Murray oversees a staff of six, including a staff nurse who treats the on-the-job ailments of county employees.
NEWS
November 18, 2011 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
It happened again. There has been another big-cat sighting in Delaware County. On Monday, Folcroft Borough police received a call about a bobcat running through a neighborhood. "Upon arrival, the animal was gone," Folcroft Police Chief Robert Ruskowski said. Is it the power of suggestion that keeps the calls coming? Or could there be a bobcat? "It is very, very possible," said Gary Stolz, manager at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. "They are native here.
NEWS
June 18, 2012
A young boy was found drowned Sunday afternoon in the swimming pool at a Brookhaven apartment complex, the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office said. An official said the death occurred about 3:25 p.m. at the Camelot Court complex on West Brookhaven Road. The boy was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounded dead. The Medical Examiner's Office said he is believed to be approximately 7. Brookhaven Police were investigating. - Staff report
NEWS
September 30, 1989 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
An offer of about $1 million a year and a promise to address pollution and truck traffic worries has ended the Berks County Commissioners' opposition to Delaware County's controversial Colebrookdale landfill. "It's making the best of a bad situation," said Glenn B. Reber, a Berks County commissioner. In a preliminary agreement signed Thursday and announced by Delaware County officials yesterday, the Berks commissioners agreed to drop their opposition to Delaware County's landfill expansion plans.
NEWS
March 3, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A public briefing on the progress of Delaware County's still-forming local economic development strategy will be held Wednesday by the County Council. Once complete, the strategy will be a 10-year plan to promote job growth, opportunity, and community vitality, according to county spokeswoman Trish Cofiell. The Redevelopment Authority of the Delaware County Commerce Center has been working with the Delta Development Group Inc., a Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based planning firm hired for about $107,000, to conduct the study to form the strategy.
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NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania school districts will be eligible to receive one free carton of Narcan nasal spray - which can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose - under a partnership between the state and the Radnor-based maker of the drug, Gov. Wolf announced Monday. Pennsylvania would be the first state to implement the program, sponsored by Adapt Pharma and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, part of the Clinton Foundation. Pennsylvania public high schools also will have access to new educational materials and training developed by the National Association of School Nurses.
NEWS
February 2, 2016 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Staff Writer
THE REV. Robert Levan Gravely II, a Mantua church pastor, died after suffering a heart attack Jan. 17, the day after his 61st birthday, a son said. Gravely had worked in management for Rite Aid before becoming pastor of the Jesus Christ Church of the Apostolic Faith. He lived in Yeadon, Delaware County. "He was an excellent father," his son Steven said, "dedicated, hardworking. He wanted the best for his family and he worked hard to provide the best for us. " Gravely had worked his way up to become a regional manager with Rite Aid, his family said.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Four years ago when the family of Paul Brasberger learned of his sudden death, their first thoughts were that he was murdered. On Friday, despite the chilly temperatures, about a dozen family and friends gathered in front of the Delaware County courthouse to bring attention to his death - which they contend has not been investigated thoroughly. "We are never going to stop until we get justice," said Mark Brasberger, Paul's brother. Paul Brasberger, 49, died suddenly of what a Delaware County medical examiner first told his family may have been heart disease.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe and Justine McDaniel, STAFF WRITERS
Earlier this week, Mike Gillin's phone was ringing nonstop: People wanted help with the near-Herculean task of digging themselves out. But when Mother Nature dumps a season's worth of snow in less than 48 hours, the price of a cleared driveway doesn't come cheap. The storm left a hard-to-plow aftermath that owners of snow-removal services considered unusual. And homeowners were desperate. "I think people would pay pretty much anything you ask them," said Gillin, owner of Ace & Sons in Lansdowne, Delaware County.
NEWS
January 28, 2016
A Ridley Township resident and Realtor has been named as the Republican nominee for the state House seat representing several Delaware County towns. Patti Rodger Morrisette, who works with Long & Foster Real Estate in Media, also volunteers as a Eucharistic Minister for Crozer Hospital. She is a former Republican committee woman and election machine inspector. Morrisette, a graduate of Ridley High School, is married and has two children. Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky, who won a special election in August after Republican Joe Hackett abruptly resigned the position, currently holds the seat.
NEWS
January 25, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
The first call landed about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, warning Bergen County, N.J., officials of a bomb inside Leonia High School. Then the phone rang in Delaware: A caller said he was armed on the roof of Millsboro's Long Neck Elementary School, ready to harm students and staff. Nearly 100 miles north, officials at the Chichester School District in Delaware County were told a bomb was inside one of their schools, and it would detonate in 45 minutes. One by one, the calls hit more than 50 schools in at least six states Tuesday, prompting evacuations and lockdowns for tens of thousands of students.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
The number of oil trains has fallen in the last year along with the price of crude oil, and so has the number of accidents that kept oil trains high on the public agenda. But oil-train economics and safety were on the mind of U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., Pa.) on Friday when he made a fact-finding tour of the Eddystone Rail Co., the Delaware County railroad unloading facility that handles mile-long "unit" trains that deliver North Dakota crude to the region. The congressman, whose district includes the Delaware County waterfront, paid his first visit to the facility that opened two years ago at Exelon Generation's Eddystone power plant.
REAL_ESTATE
January 24, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. A "desirable place to live" is how real estate agents describe Bethel Township. But what makes this Delaware County community so desirable? "It is a great location, especially for people who work in Delaware," says Nicole Ritchie, an agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors in Media, who sells here. Buyers include physicians who work at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington and Christiana Hospital, Ritchie says.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Jessica Parks, STAFF WRITER
Jack Stollsteimer dropped out of the Pennsylvania Attorney General's race Wednesday, narrowing the field of Democratic candidates. A former state and federal prosecutor from Delaware County, Stollsteimer is now backing Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro. "At this point it just wasn't my year," Stollsteimer said in an interview. "I'm happy to support Josh because he's a really good friend and public servant. " Stollsteimer was among the first to enter the race, challenging incumbent Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
More than 50 schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Massachusetts - including some in the Philadelphia region - were forced into evacuations and lockdowns Tuesday after school and police officials received threats generated by computer software, local and state authorities said. All the threats were ultimately deemed false. No officials would link the threats on Tuesday afternoon, with each saying they would, for now, be treated as regional, isolated incidents. Many also said they were forwarding information to the FBI. All authorities did, however, acknowledge the similarities between the calls - almost all computer-generated, and each made by a caller who did not identify himself or herself.
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