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April 19, 2016
With so much of America demonstrably fed up with the way politics is practiced these days, it was disappointing to watch how the brother of retiring U.S. Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick became the front-runner in the Republican primary to replace the congressman. Brian Fitzpatrick retired from his supervisory special agent job with the FBI in California late last year and, within weeks of buying a house in Bucks County, became the favorite of the county Republican Party. State Rep. Scott Petri, who had raised nearly $300,000 for the Eighth District race, decided it was best to drop out. The district, which includes Bucks and part of Montgomery County, has survived gerrymandering elsewhere to remain the most competitive district in the commonwealth.
NEWS
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
April 19, 2016
With so much of America demonstrably fed up with the way politics is practiced these days, it was disappointing to watch how the brother of retiring U.S. Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick became the front-runner in the Republican primary to replace the congressman. Brian Fitzpatrick retired from his supervisory special agent job with the FBI in California late last year and, within weeks of buying a house in Bucks County, became the favorite of the county Republican Party. State Rep. Scott Petri, who had raised nearly $300,000 for the Eighth District race, decided it was best to drop out. The district, which includes Bucks and part of Montgomery County, has survived gerrymandering elsewhere to remain the most competitive district in the commonwealth.
REAL_ESTATE
April 17, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. You cannot have Birmingham Township without the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. "It isn't an inexpensive place to live in, but it is one that having one of the best school districts around makes very desirable," says Barbara M. Mastronardo, an agent with Weichert Realtors in Media, who sells in the Chester County township. Make that the venerable Chester County township, site of the 1777 Battle of Brandywine during the American Revolution.
NEWS
April 15, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Sixteen people were hospitalized after becoming ill at a Delaware County office building where some reported an unusual odor Wednesday afternoon. Delaware County dispatchers said medics were called to the International Plaza complex at 2 Scott Way shortly after noon for the strange odor. The 16 people hospitalized were complaining of dizziness and respiratory problems, though none were seriously sickened, said Ed Beebe, deputy director of emergency services for Delaware County. A handful of others were evaluated at the scene but not taken to medical centers.
NEWS
April 12, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
Three South Philadelphia Roman Catholic parishes and two in Delaware County will either merge or "enter into a partnership," the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday. The South Philadelphia parishes affected are the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia at 1166 S. Broad St.; Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 1511 S. 10th St.; and St. Nicholas of Tolentine at 910 Watkins St. The two Delaware County parishes are Sacred Heart in Clifton Heights and St. Charles Borromeo in Drexel Hill.
NEWS
April 7, 2016
It is battling the fallout from the state budget impasse and has higher crime rates than its neighbors. But Delaware County council members said Tuesday in their annual "State of the County" address at the Llanerch Country Club that the county's 2016 economic prospects are robust. They said that two projects - Sunoco Logistics' Mariner East natural-gas pipelines and the reconstruction of the Granite Run Mall - would yield more than 1,000 full-time jobs when completed. They also touted an initiative to combat the nation's heroin epidemic.
REAL_ESTATE
April 4, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. The first thing you notice about Prospect Park is that it's easy to get to. The Delaware County borough is just 20 minutes from Center City on SEPTA Regional Rail's Wilmington/Newark line. The Prospect Park station is on Maryland Avenue near Lincoln Avenue, which prompts Weichert Realtors agent Barbara M. Mastronardo to talk about a house she sold on 13th Avenue. "It was a terrific listing, a cute Dutch Colonial," she says, noting that Prospect Park has a lot of single-family homes in that style.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
For those in the business of helping others in need, the call to do more is often unending. At Career Wardrobe, it came from within. The nonprofit had been providing free or low-cost professional clothing and job-search support to Philadelphia women for nearly 20 years when it adopted a strategic plan more than a year ago to serve more people, executive director Sheri Cole said. First that included offering a small-fee-based service to any unemployed person, not just those on public assistance, as well as clothing assistance for men. Now comes a growth opportunity well beyond Cole's imaginings, compliments of Gov. Wolf's administration.
NEWS
March 29, 2016
The Delaware County Drug Task Force and Upper Darby Police raided a house in Upper Darby early Friday and confiscated $800 in cash and $10,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, police said. John McGinnis, 51, and Marc Danielson, 43, who lived in the house at 115 N. Madison Street were arrested and were in jail in Delaware County on $75,000 cash bail and $50,000 cash bail, respectively, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Sunday. Police acted after receiving calls about drug dealing at that location.
NEWS
March 24, 2016
A trash worker died after being run over by his truck in Delaware County on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Ridley Park man was "hustling" to catch up to the truck when officials believe he tripped and fell on the ground, where he was caught under a tire on the truck's right side. The truck was turning the corner at Ladomus and Delaware avenues, and another car coming past created a tight spot The worker was in the driver's blind spot, said Ridley Park Police Chief Robert M. Frazier.
NEWS
March 20, 2016
A story Friday about a woman who was crushed under a relative's van in Delaware County gave the wrong name for the driver, Rena Honn.
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