May 22, 2016 |
Francis G. Pileggi, 87, of Chester, a lawyer active in Catholic organizations and the father of Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Dominic F. Pileggi, died Tuesday, May 17. Mr. Pileggi died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Known as "Frank," Mr. Pileggi was born and reared in Chester. He graduated from St. James Catholic High School in 1945, and earned degrees from Villanova University and Temple University Law School. He was the founder of the Woodlyn law firm of Pileggi & Pileggi, which handles cases involving personal injury, estate planning, real estate, and property damage, according to its website.
May 22, 2016 |
A week after a small black bear was seen swimming in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park, is it safe to go into the park? Wildlife Conservation Officer Jerry Czech, of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, says yes. "We didn't tell people to stay out of the woods when it was spotted," Czech said Friday. "It would be perfectly safe to go about your business," he said. "With the amount of people in that park ... it's probably not there. " Czech said he believes the bear spotted May 13 near the Valley Green Inn, by Forbidden Drive and Valley Green Road, was the same bear later seen in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, on Sunday.
May 21, 2016 |
The number of U.S. houses left vacant because of foreclosure was down at the start of the second quarter compared with the same period last year. But New Jersey's share of these "zombies" continues to be tops in the nation, real estate information provider RealtyTrac said Thursday. Zombie homes are defined as houses that mortgage borrowers vacated for which the foreclosure process was never completed. In the United States overall, just 19,187, or 4.7 percent, of residential properties in the foreclosure process were zombies as of May, according to the Irvine, Calif., company, which monitors foreclosures nationwide.
May 20, 2016 |
Since a black bear was spotted swimming in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park last Friday, many have been wondering: Where has the bear gone? Wildlife officials say there have been reported bear sightings this week spanning more than 30 miles from Philadelphia to Delaware County and Delaware, but they are not sure if any of those sightings are the same bear spotted near Valley Green Inn last week. Jerry Czech, a wildlife conservation officer with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, said by email Wednesday that there were no sightings of the Wissahickon bear over the weekend in the city.
May 18, 2016 |
Nearly $5.5 million collected from fines for red-light violations at 28 Philadelphia intersections will fund 23 safety-improvement projects in 18 municipalities across the state, Gov. Wolf announced Monday. The biggest chunk of money - $2.8 million - will go to five projects in Philadelphia, including $1 million for safety improvements at 30 to 50 "crash locations," according to a news release. Michael Carroll, acting commissioner of the Philadelphia Streets Department, said the city would have three years in which to identify the sites and use the Automated Red Light Enforcement grant.
May 16, 2016 |
In the 1960s, my father's brother, Joe Hayward, the youngest sibling in the family, died at age 47 in an antique-car accident. He was born in 1918, the year the family lost their mother. Joe, a Navy vet and an engineer on the Sun ships that traveled the world in the 1950s and later on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, was estranged from the family for many years. A telephone call in September 1965 from Uncle Joe's friend in Lewes notified us of his death, and we (my parents, my grandfather, two uncles, my Aunt Alice, and I)
May 1, 2016 |
With 85 percent of the Delaware River navigation channel deepened to 45 feet, Pennsylvania elected officials gathered on the banks of the Delaware River Friday to celebrate. Labor, business, and goverment leaders came to Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia to mark a milestone -- the final $55 million in federal funding to deepen the river's 103-mile shipping channel that began in March 2013. "Completing this project will mean more ships, more cargo, more commerce, and more jobs," said Jerry Sweeney, chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA)
April 29, 2016 |
The outcome in one notable state Senate election was indisputable Wednesday - though another wasn't as clear. In Pennsylvania's Ninth District, Republican State Rep. Tom Killion coasted to victory Tuesday in a special election for the seat, defeating Democratic newcomer Marty Molloy by a nearly 3-2 ratio. Killion's win means the seven-term representative will begin serving as a senator almost immediately. The district stretches across parts of Delaware and Chester Counties. The seat was previously held by former Majority Leader Dominic F. Pileggi, who left to become a Delaware County judge.
April 29, 2016 |
Asking for "just punishment" for the man convicted of stalking her, former CBS3 anchor Erika von Tiehl appeared in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court on Wednesday to deliver a brief, impassioned statement about the fears and frustrations she said she had suffered as a result. "I am so grateful for every day he has spent behind bars," von Tiehl said of John Hart, 39, of Havertown, whom she met on Facebook and briefly dated in 2011. After she broke off the relationship, von Tiehl testified during a trial in November, she started receiving threatening anonymous text messages.
April 27, 2016
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