February 27, 2014 |
COLWYN A Delaware County grand jury has been reviewing records from Colwyn, the tiny borough wracked by infighting and allegations of wrongdoing, according to the newly hired borough manager. Paula Brown said she turned over the records last week to the grand jury from the hard drive of a borough police photocopier. Brown said she did not know the subject or scope of the investigation but speculated it may be tied to numerous complaints made against the borough over the last few years.
February 23, 2014 |
Population: 12,216 (2010) Median income: $102,701 Area: 10.1 square miles Homes for sale: 107 Settlements in the last three months: 41 Median days on the market: 30 Median sale price (all homes): $320,000 Housing stock: 4,690, diverse in age and type, newer construction School district: Marple Newtown SOURCES: U.S. Census; City-Data.com; Guy Matteo, Re/Max Preferred; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach HomExpert Report
February 21, 2014 |
If you build it, we will come. That is not exactly what USA Curling said to IceWorks Skating Complex before deciding to hold its national championships there a second time. But, there was one requirement that the arena in Aston, Delaware County, lacked: It did not have a bar. Do not let that fool you. This is a serious competition. Twenty teams will vie for the men's and women's titles at IceWorks during the eight-day USA Curling National Championships beginning March 1. The field of nearly 100 athletes includes 15 Olympians and four bronze medalists from the 2006 Games.
February 12, 2014 |
It's not only poor Philadelphia children who are going without high quality child-care and preschool programs - suburban communities have severe shortages of slots, and in many cases costs are prohibitive. Those findings are from a report released today by Public Citizens for Children and Youth, a Philadelphia-based advocacy group that has issued similar studies on education, health, poverty, and nutrition in recent months. Characteristics of high-quality care include having trained teachers who understand child development and can teach social and emotional skills along with letters and numbers, said Shawn Towey, the organization's child-care policy coordinator.
February 8, 2014 |
(Updated at 12:00 p.m.) The White House on Thursday made the obvious official: The region's epochal ice storm that darkened entire communities, shut down businesses, and turned schools into emergency shelters was, indeed, a certified disaster. With the presidential declaration, Philadelphia and the four suburban Pennsylvania counties became eligible to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid. York and Lancaster Counties also were included. In all, 715,000 Peco Energy customers lost power as a result of the storm - the second-highest total for any one event, said Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong.
February 6, 2014 |
Health is closely linked to wealth, but policymakers could do more to improve children's health even in some of Pennsylvania's highest-income counties, according to a series of new reports on the health of children in the Philadelphia suburbs. Nearly 20,000 children in the four counties lack health insurance. Fewer than one-fifth of children - in some counties much less - are tested for lead poisoning, a cause for concern in a region where many houses were originally covered with lead paint.
February 1, 2014 |
Frederick J. Haffelfinger, 73, of Springfield, Delaware County, a sales representative and advocate for the disabled, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, of cancer at his daughter's home in Glenmoore. Born in Philadelphia, he lived in Pennsylvania for most of his life, attending St. Gregory's Parish School and St. Thomas More High School, where he graduated in 1958. He went on to attend Drexel University evening school, graduating in 1970 and participating in the service fraternity Cross Keys. Beginning in 1962, he served in the Air Force Reserve for six years, including six months of active duty at McGuire Air Force Base.
January 31, 2014 |
JAMES BRYAN never lacked ambition. He landed a job at Wescott Electric when he was 18 and worked his way up to the position of senior project manager. He was elected to the Collingdale Borough Council in 1994 and chaired its finance committee for the last 13 years. Last year, Bryan, 45, even ran for a magisterial district judgeship in the Delaware County town. Apparently, no one noticed, until recently, that the guy is allegedly a major crook with an out-of-control gambling habit.
January 26, 2014 |
The temperature was a biting 15 degrees on Thursday morning when John Smulligan Jr. phoned a cousin in Virginia and left an upbeat message. He told her he was going to enter rehab, move to Virginia, and start fresh, with new friends in a new place. Sometime in the next hour, the 30-year-old Philadelphia man, who struggled with anxiety and depression, was found dead in a snow drift near a construction site at Ninth Street and Ridge Avenue. His mother, Diane, of Hazleton, Pa., received a call at 11:21 a.m. alerting her of his death.
January 25, 2014 |
Allan Jameson didn't have Alzheimer's disease. He used a walker. And he wasn't prone to wandering. So his son Chris was stunned Wednesday morning when he woke and saw the footsteps in the snow in the backyard of their home in the Folsom section of Ridley Township. The trail led him to his father. The elder Jameson, 89, was one of at least four deaths across the region being blamed on the storm and single-digit freeze, officials said. Three were in Delaware County. Alice Mae Brown, 92, died Wednesday afternoon after collapsing on a sidewalk near her home in the Secane section of Ridley Township, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.