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.
December 17, 2010 |
Windowizards, the Levittown-based home-improvement company, appears to have abruptly shut down, leaving behind more questions than answers for workers and customers. Customer Brian Burnett, 34, of Torresdale, was told by a sales representative that the company shut down yesterday. "I feel sorry that they lost their jobs a week before Christmas," Burnett said. "Obviously, it is a shock and a surprise to me. " Burnett said he put down a $1,600 deposit for three windows and a patio door that were scheduled to be installed in his condominium within the next six weeks.
October 1, 2010
We asked for your help in naming Sunday's Eagles-Redskins showdown and here is a sampling of your suggestions: Mike & Mac Mania - Bob Bross, Abington The Vick-tory Bowl - Darryl Bigner, Palmyra, N.J. D vs. V - Joe Bley, Levittown Odd Couple Bowl - Jonathan Stears, Marlton, N.J. MicVick vs. McNabb - Carl Morey, Wayne The McVicker - Patrick Casselli Red Eagle Returns Home - Marjorie Harris, Philadelphia ...