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April 5, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
April 14, 1988 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
September 14, 1995 | By Wes Conard, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
REAL_ESTATE
March 13, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 24, 1995 | By Jeremy Treatman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
April 22, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
October 31, 1997 | By Bridget Eklund, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
REAL_ESTATE
April 4, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
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.
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NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
Delaware County authorities announced Tuesday that they have arrested two men and were seeking a third in connection with an armed home invasion Monday night in Prospect Park. Three armed men targeted a residence in the 200 block of Lafayette Avenue around 10 p.m. and searched the home for valuables while holding one homeowner at gunpoint on the kitchen floor, authorities said. One of the residents was able to call 911 and the men fled the house. Two shotguns were later found near the house.
REAL_ESTATE
April 4, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
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.
REAL_ESTATE
March 13, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
November 6, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 29, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
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.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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