April 4, 2016 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. The first thing you notice about Prospect Park is that it's easy to get to. The Delaware County borough is just 20 minutes from Center City on SEPTA Regional Rail's Wilmington/Newark line. The Prospect Park station is on Maryland Avenue near Lincoln Avenue, which prompts Weichert Realtors agent Barbara M. Mastronardo to talk about a house she sold on 13th Avenue. "It was a terrific listing, a cute Dutch Colonial," she says, noting that Prospect Park has a lot of single-family homes in that style.
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.
February 27, 2016
ISSUE | COMCAST Customers No. 1 I found it laughable but par for the course that Comcast would offer a small credit for an outage with catch-22 conditions. You had to have 1) called, 2) tweeted, or 3) chatted on its website ("Comcast $2 outage credit," Saturday), as though it weren't obvious that their system had crashed. The third option is the most ironic, as I watched that swirling "I'm thinking" icon on my screen for 20 minutes at a shot, only to be returned to the previous page.
November 6, 2014 |
Longtime Haverford High football coach Joe Gallagher will not be on the sideline when his squad visits Coatesville in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round playoff game Friday night. Gallagher, of Aston, was charged over the weekend with driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, reckless driving, and failure to stop and render aid, according to police. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 15. According to court documents, Gallagher, 58, was driving a maroon Ford on Saturday when he allegedly struck a car in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue in Prospect Park and fled the scene.
July 29, 2014 |
A 5-year-old boy was shot dead late Saturday night and his mother seriously injured in what Ridley Township police said was a shooting rampage by the child's father, who then shot himself in the head. The boy, Cion Styles, died of a gunshot wound to the head. His father, Tyrell Styles, 26, of the 600 block of Reinhard Street in Philadelphia, died Sunday afternoon at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office said. The child's mother, Sheyma Washington, underwent surgery at Crozer-Chester Hospital and was in stable condition Sunday evening.
April 9, 2014 |
FOR ABOUT a week in consecutive summers, Michael Parks found himself at a Flyers' prospect development camp in Voorhees, N.J. There, at the Skate Zone, he went through drills alongside other NHL hopefuls like Sean Couturier, Matt Read and Brayden Schenn, guys who these days don the orange and black at the Wells Fargo Center. Parks got a brief tour but never the opportunity to skate at the Flyers' arena. Until this week, that is, when he takes the ice for the University of North Dakota on college hockey's premier stage.
December 13, 2013 |
Gerald J. Spitz, 72, of Garnet Valley, a former state representative from Delaware County and later an administrative law judge, died Thursday, Dec. 5, of complications from sarcoidosis at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Born in Ridley Park, Judge Spitz lived in Prospect Park and Concord Township before moving to Garnet Valley in 2011. He graduated from Ridley Park High School in 1959 and received a bachelor's degree in political science in 1963 from Pennsylvania Military College, now Widener University.
April 24, 2013
Harold Jack Daniels, 85, a Chester native who made it to the big leagues and played 106 games as an outfielder, died Tuesday, April 16, of kidney failure in Shreveport, La. Nicknamed "Sour Mash Jack" by his teammates, Mr. Daniels died at the Oaks of Louisiana, a nursing facility. He moved to Shreveport three years before to be close to family. Born in Chester and raised in Prospect Park, Mr. Daniels also was a former resident of Evansville, Ind. Before moving to Evansville, Mr. Daniels played professional baseball for 13 years.
November 16, 2012
Herbert H. Mahle, 89, a former tavern owner in Upper Darby and a decorated Army veteran of World War II, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, of heart failure at his home in Prospect Park. Mr. Mahle and his brother, Richard, owned and operated Mahle's Bar in Upper Darby for 30 years, selling it in 1980. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Mahle served in the Army in World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart, a World War II Victory Medal, a Bronze Arrowhead, and a European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five Bronze Stars.