June 10, 2014 |
When Jean Seaman, a district judge in Jamison, Bucks County, needed civil notices to be served for her court over the last four years, she often called on her daughter, Stacy Wertman. Wertman, an elected constable in Ivyland, works for five district courts in Bucks County, and she made about $11,000 last year completing jobs for her mother. Constables, locally elected officers who perform tasks such as serving warrants and transporting prisoners, are paid by the assignment, and judges can assign any task to any qualified constable they prefer.
December 12, 2012 |
Police are looking to interview four survivors of a weekend car crash that killed a 19-year-old Ivyland man to help determine the cause of the accident, Northampton Township Chief Barry Pilla said Monday. "We haven't talked to them, because of their injuries," Pilla said. "They were just a bunch of guys who went out for pizza. " Killed in the crash Saturday was Cameron Smithwick, 19, a passenger in the white Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, Pilla said. Death was caused by multiple injuries, Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell said Monday.
November 19, 2011
Philadelphia police have charged an Ivyland man with killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence. Brett Truskin, 22, was driving a 2011 Toyota RAV4 in the 1900 block of East Lehigh Avenue Friday evening when he struck the victim, police said. Truskin was traveling east and the bicyclist was riding west in the bike lane, police said. The car hit the bike head-on and then continued on to strike several cars - four of them parked and one occupied by a 52-year-old motorist, authorities said.
October 26, 2011
Howard A. Bloom, of Bucks County, owner of Weathervane Chiropractic, a rehab facility with locations in Ivyland and Southampton, was arraigned Tuesday on charges he submitted more than $116,000 in fraudulent claims to two insurance providers. The complaint by Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly alleges that Bloom submitted claims under a billing code that requires a doctor to have direct one-on-one contact with a patient when in fact the procedures in question were performed by massage therapists working for Bloom.
July 17, 2011 |
It all started with a trip to the 1996 Philadelphia Home Show. Neil A. Morris stopped by the Lindal Cedar Homes booth, saw a photo of a post-and-beam ski chalet, and the wheels started spinning. The company's catalog, which resembled a coffee-table book, was a wealth of inspiration, but Morris had his own ideas for creating his Ivyland, Bucks County, dream house - most of which involved the principles of modern geometry. Morris found Chris Hughes, now the architectural and design manager for home builder David Cutler Group, and told him about features he liked - lots of curves and angles, windows, and open rooms.
August 21, 2008 |
Councilman Jack Kelly placed Christopher G. Wright, his indicted chief of staff, on unpaid leave yesterday, pending the resolution of federal corruption charges filed against Wright two weeks ago. "Chris understood that his continuing presence in the office would be a distraction," Kelly said in a short written statement issued through his attorney, George Bochetto. "I did not reach this decision lightly. Chris has been a loyal and effective city employee for many years. He deserves the presumption of innocence unless and until the courts find otherwise.
February 23, 2007
WHAT planet is Milton Street from? Isn't there enough corruption in Philadelphia politics already? Everything he gets involved in is for his own personal gain. Now he's trying to stir the racial pot with his comments about Michael Nutter. Why doesn't he take one of his duck boats for a one-way ride back to the other side of he river, where vermin like him belong. If we're lucky, it'll have a hole in it. One mayor named Street is enough! Dave Greenhalgh, Ivyland
August 23, 2005 |
Walking off the 10th green of Merion Golf Club yesterday, Billy Stewart was 4 strokes over par and fearing that his second trip to the U.S. Amateur would be only a two-day stay. But the senior at St. Joseph's steadied himself and posted a couple of birdies on his final eight holes to finish with a 2-over-par 72 and give himself some hope that he'll be among the 64 match-play participants at the end of today's play. "This feels real good," said Stewart, of Devon and Llanerch Country Club.
June 18, 2004 |
Angry and drunk, an off-duty police officer drove to his ex-girlfriend's house and started trashing the place, Bucks County authorities say. That was Problem One. Problem Two was, he went to the wrong house. By the time his ex's mother set him straight, Officer Joseph Brown had inflicted at least $10,000 worth of damage to the next-door neighbor's doors, breezeway and garage, Bucks County District Attorney Diane Gibbons said yesterday. "He did not know that he was, in fact, trashing the wrong house," Gibbons said.
June 14, 2004 |
Bucks County has its share of pricey new developments. But it seems that people also are increasingly attracted to the traditional small towns - places where you can get around on foot rather than only by car. Home prices have soared throughout the county, most notably in Ivyland. It may not have many sales in a given year, but prices more than doubled there from 1998 to 2003. Ivyland, which had just 492 residents in 2000, is known for its Victorian architecture, and three new developments are trying to replicate the older part of the borough on land that was once the Naval Air Warfare Center.