November 15, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Unless you're a local, it's sometimes difficult to figure out where Folcroft begins and Glenolden ends. The opposite is true, too. But just as it was fun wandering around Glenolden on a warm day in late spring, a sunny and warm Tuesday in early autumn was perfect for exploring Folcroft. According to a sign along the borough's portion of Chester Pike, in Old English Folcroft means "leafy green meadow fields.
July 9, 2015 |
WELL, THIS is nuts. A Delaware County man has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the cops who arrested him for public drunkenness in 2012 were real ball busters because they tased his testicles while he was handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser. In the suit, Kiyean Brown, 30, of Glenolden, claims that the lasting effects of the tase to his testes are driving him nuts, but an attorney for one of the defendant officers says the claim is poppycock and that the officer tased Brown in his thigh, not his gonads.
April 17, 2015 |
Stephen Rozniakowski was so enraged when he found out that his former girlfriend, Valerie Morrow, had bought a new car with her husband that on Dec. 12, 2014, he phoned her 60 times and sent her 20 e-mails while she was at work. The harassment continued for two more days, as the former Colwyn Borough police officer threatened to release personal information and photos, and "embarrass her at work" if she didn't respond. Even as Morrow applied for a protection-from-abuse order on Dec. 15, he continued to call.
April 2, 2015 |
Tyaina Finch told investigators initially that the police officer's yellow Labrador had his service revolver in its mouth, and as she attempted to pull it out, it fired, killing the officer. But Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said the statements by the 27-year-old Glenolden woman were "inconsistent. " On Tuesday, she was charged with first-degree murder and related crimes and ordered held without bail in the death of Mark Hudson, 26, also of Glenolden. Whelan described the couple's relationship as "tumultuous" and said officers had been called to the home numerous times for domestic disturbances.
March 19, 2015 |
LIKE MANY World War II veterans, Joe Quintiliano rarely talked about his war experiences. But one day the dam broke. It was at Thanksgiving dinner and Joe was telling about the day he arrived home after the war and his ship passed the Statue of Liberty. Joe broke down right there at the table. "It was the only time we saw him get emotional about the war," said his daughter, Carol Zino. "He just rarely made reference to it. " Joe served in the 10th Air Force as a crew member on transport planes flying over the Himalayas - also known as the "Hump" - from India into China to supply Chinese troops battling the Japanese.
February 4, 2015 |
John A. Zinn Jr., 98, of Glen Mills, formerly of Folsom, who installed turbines for Westinghouse Corp. across the globe, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, of prostate cancer at his daughter's home in Media. Called "Jack" by friends, Mr. Zinn was a 1935 graduate of Glen-Nor High School in Glenolden. He volunteered for military service early in 1941 and was accepted into the Army Air Corps during what became World War II later that year. His duties included teaching aerial photography at Lowry Field in Denver, Colo., and participating in a radar technology testing program.
January 25, 2015 |
THE AFFIDAVIT is chilling, detailing the alleged destruction of 14 young lives by a sick pervert looking to get off. And yesterday, the Delaware County District Attorney levied 161 counts of criminal charges at the man accused of the heinous acts: John Corcoran. "The defendant in this case lured these vulnerable children under the guise of his friendship, and then exploited them with the promise of gifts only to then sexually exploit and abuse them for his own deviant sexual gratification," said Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan.
January 11, 2015 |
A Darby Township police officer was acquitted Friday of charges that he stalked and kidnapped two women he had stopped in separate incidents. But the Delaware County Court jury, which deliberated about three hours, found him guilty of three lesser charges, including abuse of power. Judge Mary Alice Brennan placed Christopher Scott, 36, of Wallingford, accused of soliticting sex from the 23-year-old women, on electronic home monitoring until sentencing in April. Scott cried as the verdicts were read.
October 3, 2014 |
Joseph P. Lamb Sr., 94, of Drexel Hill, a proud Irishman who never forgot his Philadelphia roots, died Friday, Sept. 26, of respiratory failure at Springfield Hospital in Delaware County. Born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia, Mr. Lamb was a 1937 graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys. While there, he played football, baseball, and basketball for the Connell Spades. He was a resident of Briarcliffe, a neighborhood of brick rowhouses in Glenolden, before moving to Drexel Hill in 1969.
September 18, 2014 |
A former top official of a Philadelphia nonprofit whose mission was to help the homeless has been accused of using a corporate credit card to embezzle $198,628 from the organization from 2005 to 2010. According to a federal indictment issued Tuesday, Erica N. Brown, 38, of Glenolden, Delaware County, was the chief operating officer of SELF Inc., which provides services to the homeless and behaviorally challenged people. Brown allegedly used a corporate American Express card to pay expenses for herself, including trips to the Caribbean, Cape May, and elsewhere; meals at the Four Seasons; purchases at Wawa; a gym membership; a personal trainer; and clothing, including five pair of Ugg boots.