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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
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.
NEWS
September 4, 1989 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Donald Weidner, the hellgrammites tell the story. They're mostly gone now. "I used to be able to scoop them up by the bucketful," he said, ". . . but now there's less and less. " The aquatic bugs - a couple of inches long and used as bait by bass fishermen - are disappearing from the stretch of Manatawny Creek in front of Weidner's home, an impeccably restored Victorian downstream from a massive landfill in Earl Township, Berks County. The Colebrookdale Landfill belongs to Delaware County, the only county in the state that owns and operates a landfill in another county, said Susan Woods, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Resources.
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BUSINESS
August 20, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., which bought Delaware County's Crozer-Keystone Health System Inc., has formed a new entity to provide medical professional and general liability insurance at Crozer and joined Cassatt Insured Group, of Malvern. Crozer was a founding member of Cassatt in 1991. The malpractice insurer's other members are Abington – Jefferson Health, Aria – Jefferson Health, Grand View Health, and Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital. Cassatt said last month that it won 84 percent of its trials from 2008 through 2015.
NEWS
August 19, 2016 | Inquirer Staff
Peco Energy Co. is distributing about $160,000 in grants to 20 local municipalities and nonprofits as part of its Peco Green Region program to fund open space and environmental initiatives. In partnership with Natural Lands Trust, Peco will provide grants for a range of projects to improve walking trail accessibility to purchasing open land for conservation. PECO has awarded more than $1.7 million to 230 projects since the program's inception in 2004. The recepients include: Bucks County: New Hope Borough ($10,000)
NEWS
August 8, 2016
ISSUE | POLICE A rebuffed Samaritan As a retired lieutenant of the Philadelphia Police Department (badge number 188), I was in the habit of stopping whenever I saw a lone officer conducting a vehicle or pedestrian stop and asking whether he or she needed assistance. I would flash my badge and identification to let the officer know I had been a policeman. I carry a legal weapon. Usually, they thanked me. One time, a Springfield, Delaware County, officer tracked me down to thank me. On the last two occasions, however, Ridley Township and Eddystone officers practically growled at me and told me to move on. These two incidents have soured me on providing assistance.
NEWS
August 5, 2016
A SEPTA train struck and killed a woman in Delaware County Wednesday night. The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. on the Media/Elwyn Region Rail Line near the Fernwood Station Station in Yeadon Borough, according to Kristin Geiger, a SEPTA spokeswoman. The unidentified woman in her late 50s was in the track area and the train could not stop in time, said Geiger. The incident is still under investigation and it is not clear why the woman was on the tracks. Approximately 75 passengers were on the train at the time and were transferred to buses.
NEWS
August 4, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - With less than 100 days to go, Democrat Katie McGinty is trying to change the terms of Pennsylvania's critical U.S. Senate race. At a diner stop Tuesday in Bucks County, she launched a monthlong focus on economic issues - hoping to reset a contest Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) has steered toward national security and public safety. "The biggest issue facing our country is a lack of good-paying jobs and a middle class that sees itself falling further and further behind," McGinty said in an interview.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, said it will receive a $16 million gift, the largest since the Delaware County hospital opened in 1963 and the largest gift in the Main Line system in the last 10 years. The money is from a trust created by John Bancker Gribbel who died in 1947 after being a long-time patient of Charles H. Schoff, who founded Riddle's predecessor, Media Hospital, in 1909, Main Line said Wednesday. The gift will help the tax-exempt Main Line and Riddle implement a new strategic plan for 2016 to 2020, the system said.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, Staff Writer
On what turned out to be a record-tying steam bath of a day, hundreds of Delaware County residents got an unwanted surprise Monday: They lost power as the result of a truck accident that took down four utility poles. And it was not the day to be without air-conditioning, as the heat index soared to 108 at Philadelphia International Airport, and the official high, 96, tied a record for a July 25, set in the blazing summer of 1999. The "excessive heat warning" for the region expired at 6 p.m. Monday as cooling thunderstorms, some severe, pounded parts of the region during the peak evening commute, with one-inch-diameter hail reported in Coatesville and wind damage in Jamison, Bucks County.
NEWS
July 23, 2016
Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a 48-year-old Delaware County man with possessing and distributing more than 75,000 images and videos of child pornography. Jeffrey Keagle, of Folcroft, was being held in Delaware County on local charges awaiting his initial appearance in Magistrate Court in Philadelphia, prosecutors said. If convicted on all counts, Keagle faces a maximum 80 years in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, prosecutors said. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
July 21, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
It's a $47 million dilemma, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia could be a long way from an answer. For two years, the archdiocese watched developer Bruce Goodman scramble to work out a deal to build on 213 church-owned acres in Delaware County, to which he won the rights in 2014 with a $47 million bid. His plan, however, faced colossal pushback, first from residents opposed to clearing forest for hundreds of homes and big-box stores. Marple Township commissioners then denied his request for zoning changes, calling his development too dense.
NEWS
July 16, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
A developer who this month lost the right to build on a 213-acre tract in Marple Township owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia began legal action this week in an attempt to recoup the more than $7 million he spent on planning to develop the land. Jenkintown developer Bruce Goodman, acting as Cardinal Crossing Realty Associates L.P., filed a writ of summons Wednesday against Marple Township, whose seven commissioners throughout the last year have repeatedly rejected his plans.
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