March 19, 2012
At the headquarters of National Energy Solutions Inc., the warehouse out back is filled with products at the heart of the Levittown company's entrepreneurial mission: energy-efficient commercial lighting fixtures to help businesses save money. Out front, on the window of co-founder Ray Sizer's office, is a sticker in support of the Navy, another symbol of yet another NESI objective: to hire returning veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The company, formed in 2007 to install new lighting systems at businesses anywhere in the country, has 12 employees, three of whom are military veterans.
February 20, 2012
Bristol Township police are looking for the driver of a car that stuck and killed a 36-year-old Levittown man early Sunday morning. Eric Beck, of Wild Rose Lane, who had been at a party at a bar on New Falls Road in Bristol Township, was hit by a black Audi about 12:30 a.m. as he walked home, according to police Sgt. Chuck Burns. Police found him dead at the scene at New Falls Road and Holly Drive. The Audi, which suffered some damage, did not stop, Burns said. The driver of a second vehicle that hit Beck did stop and is cooperating with police.
February 18, 2012 |
Growing up in lower Bucks County in the 1960's, Dale Frazier had a blast playing in the woods and vast fields near his home on the outskirts of Levittown, one of America's first single-home developments. Frazier moved away as an adult, but in his childhood memories, the community was forever young, clean, and thriving. So after living in other parts of the county and the country, he moved back, settling seven years ago in the Farmwood section with his wife and daughter. Levittown was not as he remembered.
October 26, 2011 |
Drama teacher Lou Volpe has been at Levittown's Truman High forever. Truly, since 1969. A girl in the current production is the daughter of a munchkin in his earlier Wizard of Oz and the niece of Snoopy in his You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown . That doesn't mean Mr. Volpe, 63, isn't about change. He's all about change. He was the first teacher to stage a high school production of Rent . His production of Les Mis - with a cast and crew of 127! - is the definitive school production.
September 1, 2011 |
SEPTA is running shuttle buses between Levittown and Trenton until its tracks at the Trenton Transportation Center can be repaired. The tracks were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Irene. Buses will depart Trenton Station 18 minutes before the scheduled train departure time for connecting trains at Levittown Station, SEPTA said. Buses will depart Levittown Station after the arrival of trains to take riders to Trenton. SEPTA said one Trenton train - the 9745, which leaves Market East Station at 4:45 p.m. - will not run today.
June 10, 2011
A 4-year-old Levittown child nearly drowned Thursday in the family pool. The child's mother had left the child outside alone briefly while she went into the house. When she returned, she found the child on the bottom of the family's above-ground pool, police said. It happened Thursday morning around 11:30 a.m. in the unit block of Crestwood Road, police said. The woman, a registered nurse at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, jumped into the 4-foot-deep pool, pulled her child onto the deck, and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
April 19, 2011 |
A 33-year-old Bucks County inmate at Graterford Prison has been charged with murder in the death of another inmate seven weeks after he was beaten during an attack in an outdoor exercise cage, police said. John Anthony Kasianczuk of Levittown allegedly punched Roberto Avalle in the head, then stomped on Avalle's head, causing a brain hemorrhage that ultimately killed him, police said. The attack occurred on Aug. 22, 2010, officials said. Avalle died on Oct. 9 while being treated in the infirmary at the State Correctional Institution at Laurel Highlands, in Somerset County.
April 14, 2011
Bensalem Police arrested a Levittown man for assaulting and robbing a couple outside Parx Casino early Thursday morning. James Ashton, 20, approached the couple as they exited the casino at about 4:45 a.m., police said. He pushed the woman to the ground and ripped her purse off of her arm, according to police. Ashton struggled with the woman and her companion. Bensalem Police Officer Steve Bailey was patrolling the parking lot of the casino when he saw Parx security chasing Ashton.
December 24, 2010 |
Authorities combed more than 10 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike shoulder for about five hours on Thursday, from Bristol to Willow Grove, searching for a woman who police say was kidnapped over the weekend by her ex-boyfriend. It was the fifth day in the search for Diane Corado, 57, of Levittown, who was allegedly abducted on Sunday - shoeless from her apartment, and at knifepoint, in her own vehicle. Since the kidnapping, more than 100 searchers, as well as trained dogs and marine units, have scoured a lake in a park across the street from her apartment, other places the couple often went, other parts of Pennsylvania, and a few spots in New Jersey, Falls Township police said.