January 6, 2016 |
Pledging to address violence and improve low-achieving schools, State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland was sworn in Monday as mayor of Chester, one of the region's poorest and most crime-ridden cities. For now, the Democrat said, he will wear two hats - serving as mayor and in the House. Kirkland has rescinded his resignation of his House seat, and said he would remain in the legislature until a budget is passed or until the end of February. He will draw only his state salary, he said. "I am deeply humbled," said the 23-year House veteran, who broke down after taking the oath.
May 21, 2015 |
State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland ousted Chester Mayor John Linder on Tuesday night in one of the region's most heated primary battles. With nearly all of the precincts reporting, Kirkland had outpolled his Democratic rival by better than 2-1, ensuring that the Delaware County city will have a new leader next year. Kirkland will face former Mayor Wendell Butler, a Republican, in November's election. Linder's relationship with the five-member City Council had grown contentious in recent months, leading the Democratic Party to instead back Kirkland, a 12-term state representative.
February 14, 2015 |
Four years ago, Democrats took control of Chester's government with a sweeping victory in a city long controlled by Republicans. They hoped to bring change to a Delaware County municipality plagued by crime, financial problems, and difficulty attracting economic development. The same issues remain today - in fact, Chester's 30 homicides in 2014 set a record. Except now, Chester also has infighting and a growing divide within its Democratic leadership, as State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, the city's senior Democratic politician, is running to unseat Mayor John Linder.
December 13, 2012 |
A SUPERVISOR in the Chester Police Department has sued the mayor, the police commissioner and the city for slander, defamation and libel because, he says, the mayor and commissioner have been spreading rumors that he's being investigated by the FBI. According to the suit, filed Tuesday in the Delaware County Court Common Pleas on behalf of Lt. Col. Darren Alston, Alston learned of the rumors after being demoted from chief of police when new Mayor...
December 11, 2010 |
Come Saturday at noon, Appalachian State fans at Kidd Brewer Stadium may have to excuse Marquis Kirkland. The Villanova senior linebacker may get emotional before the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal against the Mountaineers in Boone, N.C. "Our season is not going to end down there," Kirkland said. "We sent our seniors out last season with a national championship. We want our senior year to end like theirs did. " Since this game showcases two FCS powerhouses, the 6-foot, 240-pounder realizes the winner will basically become the overwhelming favorite to nab the championship.
May 3, 2010 |
Andy Kirkland is turning into the high school version of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. Kirkland blasted his 11th home run of the season and lifted Unionville to an 8-4 win over visiting Downingtown West in a Ches-Mont League baseball game Monday. Kirkland also hit a single and a double, scored twice, and drove in four runs. Connor Wing got the win on the mound giving up five hits and striking out seven over six innings. Wing also was 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
July 17, 2009
Beverlee G. McLeod Kirkland, 61, of Glenside, a Christian activist, died of diabetes Tuesday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Kirkland graduated from Haverford High School and attended Villanova University. For several years she worked for Campus Crusade for Christ in California, England, and West Germany. In 1973, she became administrator for the newly established Church of the Savior, a nondenominational church in Wayne. Later she was an administrative assistant at the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation in Glenside.
March 4, 2009 |
Blockbuster Inc. has hired the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis L.L.P. to help rescue the struggling video-store chain from a financial bind. The Dallas-based company said yesterday it is bringing in the firm to help arrange enough financing to keep Blockbuster afloat amid a deepening recession that has already waylaid several major retailers. Blockbuster doesn't intend to file for bankruptcy protection, spokeswoman Karen Raskopf said. Earlier reports that the 7,500-store chain had hired Kirkland & Ellis to explore a bankruptcy filing caused Blockbuster shares to plummet 74 cents yesterday to close at just 22 cents.
May 14, 2008 |
A jovial guy, Herman Kirkland often wears a smile on his face. The Imhotep Charter senior loves to tell jokes. He even addresses his elders with, "Hello, sir," or "Hello, ma'am. " But the likable and respectful 18-year-old has extraordinary experiences whenever he long jumps. Kirkland becomes extremely silent. He zones out everyone during run-throughs. Then the standout torments opponents with eye-popping performances. "His long-jumping ability is amazing," Imhotep coach Curtis Davis said.
December 28, 2007 |
Wes and Will Kirkland share a birthday, play basketball for Roman Catholic, are being recruited by the same colleges, and had an equal share in the Cahillites' Catholic League Southern Division victory over Neumann-Goretti yesterday at Philadelphia University. Wes Kirkland knocked down the last of Roman's nine three-pointers to give the Cahillites the lead for good, and Will Kirkland knocked the ball away from the Saints with 1 second remaining to preserve Roman's 65-62 win. Neumann (5-4, 0-1)