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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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May 21, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edgar Friedrichs quietly left the Interboro School District 41 years ago, and his principal wrote him a recommendation that was cryptic at best. The fifth-grade teacher at Prospect Park Elementary had "fulfilled his teaching responsibilities" and had "a good rapport" with peers and parents, Robert Castle wrote. The letter concluded: "I would be happy to discuss any further observations with a prospective employer. " But none called. Friedrichs had been allowed to quietly resign from the Delaware County school amid allegations that he molested some of his students, including a boy who said the teacher raped him in a book closet.
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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January 22, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer and Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writers
Schools closed early, and after Sunday morning's debacle, the region's road crews were poised for an all-out battle with nature. Yet even as meteorologists warned of another storm threat for the weekend, with a potential nor'easter, Wednesday's snowfall totals were less than expected, and the forecasts evidently had more impact than the actual weather. In anticipation of an expected two to three inches of snow, several school districts decided to close early. By early evening, no major problems had been reported, though state police in Avondale said several accidents had occurred in southern Chester County, where the snowfall was a bit more robust.
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January 21, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The victim's face was an ashen blue when Sgt. James Kelly found him unconscious on the den floor of his Haverford Township home. "He was totally passed out," Kelly said. He rubbed the victim's sternum to try to revive him. Nothing. The 14-year police veteran suspected a heroin overdose and quickly administered doses of Naloxone, a nasal spray known commonly as Narcan, which can revive victims and perhaps save their lives. The victim survived. In the seven weeks since police in Delaware County have been equipped with Narcan, they have successfully treated 14 overdose victims, according to the District Attorney's Office.
NEWS
January 13, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THE TROUBLE began for the women in Delaware County, in Philadelphia and in Maryland with what seemed like an innocent little exchange, maybe a 21st-century version of a meet-cute. The dark-haired guy reached out to them on MySpace, on Facebook, in bars and in restaurants with the most reassuring of icebreakers: Hey there, I think we have some mutual friends. It was enough of an opening for a good-looking, smooth-talking guy to persuade a woman to let him buy her a drink, and then go out on a date, then another.
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January 8, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
PHILADELPHIA-AREA police officers will get another shout-out on Saturday at a "pro-blue" rally at Independence Hall. Beginning at 1 p.m., speakers including U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and conservative radio talker Dom Giordano will give testimonials about their positive interactions with cops, said rally organizer Joe Eastman. "This is not pointing fingers at any group. This is to say, 'Thank you, and this is why we're thanking you.' We have a police department here that does a pretty good job, day in and day out," said Eastman, 63, who is retired from the Navy and serves on the 6th Police District Advisory Council.
NEWS
January 7, 2015 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
RETIRED Delaware County Senior Magisterial District Judge Kenneth Miller will serve no time in prison for his part in the Philadelphia Traffic Court ticket-fixing scandal. A federal judge who sentenced Miller yesterday said he regarded him as less blameworthy than other judges ensnared in the sweeping corruption probe. U.S. District Judge Michael Kelly sentenced Miller to one year of probation and fined him $1,000 for his involvement in the scandal that knocked the city's Traffic Court out of commission.
NEWS
December 26, 2014
FORTY-FIVE years ago this week, our family of six packed what remained of our belongings in my father's sky-blue Corvair, my aunt's yellow Thunderbird and an orange U-Haul and made our slow but deliberate pilgrimage toward the suburbs. We were abandoning the only home I truly remembered, a beautiful old rented house in Logan, for what I'd been told was a wonderful mansion in Havertown, where I'd have my own bedroom and where we would be the owners of every wall, every high-beamed ceiling and every hardwood floor.
NEWS
December 24, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The long retreat of the DuPont Co. from the city it long personified took a giant leap Monday when the chemical-maker announced it would move about 1,000 employees, including its chief executive officer, from the center of troubled Wilmington to a suburban office park. DuPont said Monday it will consolidate its headquarters. Between 800 and 1,000 supervisors and staff will leave the high-rise complex that has loomed over the city's focal Rodney Square Park since Pierre S. du Pont created the modern company in the early 1900s.
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December 18, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
THEY SAY a protection-from-abuse order is just a piece of a paper. For Valerie Morrow, it might as well have been her death certificate. Hours after the 40-year-old mother had obtained the order on Monday, the man she'd feared the most - Stephen Rozniakowski, an enraged Delaware County cop with a history of harassment - grabbed a gun, strapped on a bulletproof vest, kicked down the door to her Glenolden home, ran up the stairs and shot her, authorities...
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December 18, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hours after resigning from the Colwyn police force, a man fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and wounded her 15-year-old daughter at their home in Glenolden on Monday night, officials said. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said his office could seek the death penalty against Stephen Rozniakowski. The 9 p.m. shooting occurred just hours after Rozniakowski was served with a protection-from-abuse order for Valerie Morrow. Whelan said Rozniakowski had been "obsessively" stalking Morrow since she ended a relationship with him and returned to her husband in the summer.
NEWS
December 13, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Is Joe Sestak the Democrats' only hope? The former Delaware County congressman is running hard for a 2016 rematch against U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) in a race Democrats see as crucial to taking back the Senate. So far, Sestak is the only potential challenger to show real interest - cheering those who praise his fight, but worrying some Democrats who chafe at the hard-charging ex-admiral, and who would prefer an alternative but have found none. The race, theoretically, should have significant attractions.
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