April 5, 1990 |
Prospect Park Councilman John LeMaitre, facing charges of attempted murder in a shotgun shooting, was rearrested yesterday when he arrived two hours late for a preliminary hearing in the case. District Justice Barbara LaRosa of Rose Tree, visibly angered by LeMaitre's tardiness, ordered him held on $10,000 bail and remanded him to Delaware County Prison when he failed to post bail. LeMaitre, 41, of the 800 block of Fourth Avenue, Prospect Park, had been free on his own recognizance after an earlier arraignment.
April 14, 1988 |
A 74-year-old Prospect Park woman was raped, beaten and robbed by a man who broke into her apartment Saturday night. Police said the victim suffered a concussion and was admitted to Taylor Hospital, where she was reported in stable condition Wednesday. Police gave the following account: The assailant entered by removing the screen and sliding open the rear window in the woman's first-floor apartment about 10 p.m. The woman was watching television in the living room and did not hear the assailant enter.
September 14, 1995 |
Borough Council President Peter D. Subers and borough critic Davoud Baravordeh sparred again at the council meeting Tuesday night, with Subers refusing to let Baravordeh talk during the public comment portion. Subers said Baravordeh, who got a few words out before he was cut off, had nothing to say that dealt with current business. Baravordeh, a frequent critic of borough government, argued with Subers for five minutes for the right to be heard. After the meeting, Subers said the Sunshine Act requirement that public bodies allow public comment is limited to "matters of concern, official action or deliberation which are or may be before the board or council.
March 13, 2016 |
Brian K. Friedman says he tried for more than 12 years to acquire Colonial Park West, a 96-unit townhouse apartment development in Prospect Park, before sealing the $8.725 million deal at the end of last year. The Delaware County community, built in the mid-1970s, had seen better days. Friedman, owner and president of Friedman Realty Group, an investment firm based in Gibbsboro, believed he could bring out the property's "full potential. " Despite the long wait, Friedman, who owns and manages 35 properties in Pennsylvania and South Jersey, was able to close the deal in 32 days.
July 24, 1995 |
Michele Crouse says she joined the Prospect Park 18-and-under swim team in 1983 only because some of her friends were on it. "I was just a happy-go-lucky 6-year-old who could barely swim a lap," Crouse said. Now, she is part of history. Saturday, Crouse was a three-time winner as Prospect Park defeated Clifton, 249-199, to win its Delaware County record-setting 65th consecutive meet. The former mark of 64 was set by Knowlton (1975-1987). "When I first joined the team, I had no idea we would end up winning all five of our meets for 13 years," said Crouse, an Interboro graduate who will enter her sophomore year at Old Dominion in the fall.
April 22, 1990 |
The only thing that pleased Ronald Mills more than being appointed police chief of Prospect Park was knowing he received the endorsement of his predecessor, William D. Young, a week before the former chief died. Young had headed the borough police force for 19 years before he died at home Jan. 30 after a lengthy illness. He was 52. Mills, 44, was a patrolman and then sergeant during Young's time as top cop. He considered Young his mentor in law enforcement. And they were friends.
October 31, 1997 |
A veteran state building safety inspector who was charged with extorting $120 from a Prospect Park property owner has pleaded guilty to lesser offenses relating to restricted activities of public officials. After his plea, Joseph J. Mormando, 73, of the 700 block of Taylor Drive, Folcroft, was sentenced last month by Delaware County Court Judge Patricia H. Jenkins to four years' probation, a $1,000 fine, and $120 restitution to the victim. In June, Mormando retired from the Department of Labor and Industry, where he had worked as a building inspector for 25 years, said department spokesman John Currie.
January 31, 2012
Frances L. Rees Bruner, 103, a former Prospect Park citizen of the year, died Thursday, Jan. 26, at Prospect Park Nursing Home. For 38 years, Mrs. Bruner was a comptometer operator at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone. After Baldwin closed in 1972, she was a Tupperware consultant for 20 years. She was a top saleswoman in Delaware County in her 70s, said a granddaughter, Debbie Bruner. Mrs. Bruner was president of Prospect Park Women's Auxiliary in the 1980s and later was president of the Prospect Park Federation Club.
July 17, 2016 |
A person died after being struck by an Amtrak train Friday morning in Delaware County. The Northeast Regional train traveling from Washington to New York hit someone who was on the tracks in Prospect Park just after 11 a.m., according to Amtrak. Further information about the person wasn't available. It wasn't immediately known why the person was in the track area. No passengers or crew members were injured. Amtrak service and SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail line were suspended for several hours while authorities responded to the scene.
March 7, 2012 |
Grace A. Steele Balestriere, 89, of Prospect Park, a retired school secretary, died Friday, Feb. 17, of cancer at the home of a daughter, Constance Bombaci, in Killingworth, Conn. Her husband, Henry A. Balestriere, died in November. The couple were sweethearts at West Philadelphia High School. They married in 1945, when he returned from service in the Army, and moved to Prospect Park in 1948. When their daughters were growing up, Mrs. Balestriere was a Girl Scout leader for a troop in Prospect Park.