July 6, 1989 |
How many Wawas are enough Wawas? In Ridley Township, it seems, one about every six blocks. Last month, the convenience store chain got approval for another Wawa on MacDade Boulevard, making it impossible to go more than a mile in places without seeing the familiar flying goose. "With this one, there are six just on MacDade Boulevard alone," said Francis Pileggi, attorney for Wawa. What's more, adds Pileggi, "I think they'll open more. " The new Wawa, at Holmes Avenue and MacDade Boulevard, will take the place of a hot dog restaurant that went out of business.
May 3, 1999 |
Motorists in Delaware County should expect construction delays starting Sunday night, when the state Department of Transportation begins resurfacing 12.2 miles of 12 sections of state roads. Work on the $1.2 million project, paid for by the state, will be done from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Lane closings will mean traffic delays, PennDot says. The project should be completed next month. The first road to be paved is Haverford Road in Haverford Township between Karakung Road and the Montgomery County line.
March 13, 1988 |
A proposal from Cochran Real Estate to build a two-story office at MacDade Boulevard and Linda Vista Avenue has been withdrawn from consideration after about 25 neighbors opposed to the project attended a hearing of the Ridley Township Zoning Hearing Board. John Whelan, the attorney for Cochran Real Estate, asked the zoning board to withdraw the application without prejudice at a public hearing Wednesday. He said he needed more time to prepare the application. Board Chairman Michael Dignazio told Whelan that Cochran would have to start at the beginning of the municipal zoning process if it wished to resubmit the application.
February 28, 1993 |
The township commissioners are planning to add three left-turn signals to eliminate dangerous traffic conditions on MacDade Boulevard. A series of near-misses and fender-benders have occurred where MacDade intersects with Fairview Road, Route 420 and Bullens Lane. During their meeting Wednesday, the commissioners said they had received approval from the state Department of Transportation for a new signal at the Fairview Road intersection. They said they were requesting similar relief at the other locations.
July 3, 1988 |
In 1967, when Jean and Harry Murray moved into their house on MacDade Boulevard in Glenolden, they thought they had found peace and quiet at last. Across the street from their two-story stone house was a garden nursery, Jean Murray recalled, and nearby the Muckinipates Creek still flowed pure and clean. Today, the Murrays complain that MacDade Boulevard is a commercial strip and that where there once were greenhouses and rows of newly planted shrubs there now is the parking lot for the MacDade Mall.
July 3, 2010
A Delaware County motorcyclist injured Thursday night in a traffic accident has died. Police said a 24-year-old man from Folsom was traveling southwest on MacDade Boulevard in Glenolden at 9:43 p.m. when a truck towing a boat turned left into the intersection at Gardner Avenue. The motorcyclist, who was not identified, hit the boat and was thrown from his vehicle, according to police. He died Friday at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. - Mari A. Schaefer
April 8, 2012
A 19-year-old Chester man was arraigned Friday on charges that he injured a Sharon Hill man in a hit-and-run accident in Collingdale. Bruce Snowden was charged with striking 33-year-old Nasir Bailey at MacDade Boulevard and Chester Pike about 4 p.m. Thursday. A witness to the accident followed Snowden's vehicle, took down the license-plate number, and reported it, police said. Snowden is being held at Delaware County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $100,000 bail. Police said Bailey was in stable condition at a local hospital.
November 19, 1992 |
A charge of homicide by vehicle has been filed against a 24-year-old Collingdale man in connection with the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Richard Hopkins, of the 100 block of Lafayette Avenue, turned himself in to police about 9:30 a.m. Monday, accompanied by his attorney. He is charged in the death of Mark Clinton, 35, of the 5400 block of Locust Street, Philadelphia, a father of three children. Glenolden Police Chief Edward Cooke said Clinton was riding his bicycle home from the McDonald's Restaurant in the 2700 block of MacDade Boulevard, Glenolden, where he was a maintenance man. Cooke said Clinton was struck from behind by Hopkins' 1977 Chevrolet Malibu on MacDade Boulevard at Werner Avenue and thrown more than 50 feet.
May 14, 1987 |
A Glenolden man was stabbed in the leg early Saturday when he and two companions caught a purse-snatching suspect and tried to hold him until police arrived. Police gave the following account: Donna Daly of Collingdale was walking west in the 800 block of MacDade Boulevard about 1:15 a.m. Saturday when a man grabbed her purse and ran through the Delaware County Community College complex at Clifton Avenue adjacent to the Collingdale Police Station. He was chased to the rear of the station by Raymond Scott of the 1000 block of Brookwood Drive, Glenolden; Michael Shoemaker of the 500 block of Lafayette Avenue, Collingdale, and Brian McDevitt of the 900 block of MacDade Boulevard, Collingdale.
March 7, 1993 |
A fund to provide reward money to be used to help find the killer of borough shopkeeper Fred Winner has been established by GOP leader Joseph Dorsey. To start the fund, Dorsey contributed $500 of his own money. He is asking other borough residents and business people to donate, and he said that if no arrests were made, the money would be returned. Winner, 61, was shot to death Feb. 18 in a parking lot behind his store in the 900 block of MacDade Boulevard. He was robbed of $10,000 in cash, which he had just withdrawn from the Fidelity Bank in Sharon Hill.