December 4, 2013 |
RADNOR - As a major with the Air Force Reserve, John J. Murphy thought his extensive military record would be an asset when he applied to be manager of Radnor Township. Instead, he contends, it cost him the job. Lawyers for Murphy and the township are meeting this week to discuss a possible trial date on Murphy's claims that the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners discriminated against him on the basis of his military service: They didn't hire him, Murphy alleges, because they worried that his commitment to the Reserve would require him to leave town too often.
December 4, 2013 |
Northeast Ship Repair , the Boston-based firm that has been stripping aged Navy guided-missile frigates at the old Philadelphia Navy Yard under an $8.5 million government contract, has been sold for about $18.5 million to a Radnor investment firm and its partners. "It's a good investment: There are maybe five dry docks on the East Coast that can handle ships 750 feet or bigger, and they're not building any new" installations, said Andrew Panzo , general partner at NewSpring Capital in Radnor.
November 9, 2013 |
Radnor Township has a deal to buy 71 acres of the storied Ardrossan Estate, preserving at least a slice of the rambling Main Line property where socialite Hope Montgomery Scott once waltzed, accumulated marriage proposals, and inspired Broadway and then Hollywood to produce The Philadelphia Story. The township has agreed to pay Scott's grandson Edgar "Eddie" Scott III, a family spokesman and real estate broker, $11.6 million for three separate tracts near the 47-acre Willows, a township mansion and park, Commissioner Bill Spingler said.
November 5, 2013 |
Qlik Technologies Inc., better known as QlikTech, has been on a roll lately, adding customers worldwide from its Radnor headquarters. QlikTech has also been winning kudos in the tech community for its easy-to-use data analytics software. Even so, Lars Björk, 51, wasn't having his best day recently. QlikTech's chief executive had just returned from a 10-day bicycle trip in Africa with the founder of HopeHIV, a charity that helps African children orphaned by AIDS. The ride was great.
October 31, 2013 |
VILLANOVA Kinara Patel's drinking binge began and ended in a Villanova University dorm room. Radnor police say that three days after returning to Villanova in August for her sophomore year, the 18-year-old from Hackensack, N.J., started drinking in Sullivan Hall, one of the largest dorms on campus, with 400 students. She moved on to Maloney's Pub in Bryn Mawr, then returned to the dorm for more partying. Patel was found unresponsive just before 10 a.m. the next day. The Delaware County medical examiner said she died of acute alcohol poisoning.
October 26, 2013 |
It has been 20 years since the body of Jennifer Tong was discovered in a car left on a tree-lined Delaware County street. Now, Radnor Township police are hoping improvements in DNA and fingerprint technology will give them the assist they need to solve the cold case. "About a month ago, we decided to give this case another look," William Colarulo, the police superintendent, said Thursday. He added that some details in the case "just don't add up. " In June 1993, Tong's body was found in a kneeling position in the backseat of her 1993 Toyota Camry with a single gunshot to the head.
October 12, 2013 |
The continuing rush to profit from the natural gas boom in Pennsylvania and elsewhere has pushed PVR Partners L.P., a Radnor-based energy firm, into the $5.6 billion embrace of a Texas pipeline operator. Regency Energy Partners L.P., with headquarters in Dallas, purchased PVR on Thursday for $3.88 billion in stock and cash while taking on $1.8 billion in debt. The deal, expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014, almost triples PVR's estimated value of $2 billion just 18 months ago, when it plunged deeper into the natural gas pipeline business with the purchase of Chief Gathering L.L.C.'s pipeline system, which services the state's Marcellus Shale region.
October 8, 2013 |
Debbie Campolo's husband came home one day in February to find the front door of their house in Radnor smashed open. The target was clear - her jewelry box sat empty on the bedroom dresser. "They took everything I had, even the stuff my kids made me," said Campolo, a physical therapist who lives near Overbrook Golf Club. Then she talked to three or four neighbors and workout pals who said the same thing had happened to them. And she found out that a few weeks before her break-in, a house three doors down had been hit the same way. "They come in, pull a pillowcase off of a pillow, and then they dump the contents of a jewelry box right in it," Campolo said.
September 27, 2013 |
Conestoga entered Wednesday night's Central League field hockey matchup with Radnor on a five-game win streak, having outscored its opponents, 27-2, during that time. Despite conceding two goals to the Raiders with fewer than four minutes to play, the Pioneers were able to hold on for a 3-2 victory at Teamer Field. Conestoga coach Meg Ryan said Radnor's offense was able to get the best of her team during the final moments of the game. "Radnor showed up, and they put us on our heels, I think," Ryan said.
September 6, 2013 |
Taylor LeSage came under siege in the waning moments of Methacton's 2-1 win over Owen J. Roberts on Wednesday. But the Methacton goalie never broke. LeSage stuffed a penalty shot with less than 10 minutes to play and made three other acrobatic saves in the closing stages to preserve the Pioneer Athletic Conference boys' soccer victory. Methacton trailed, 1-0, at halftime. Connor Stevenson began the comeback by finishing a through ball from John Lausch. Jake Tagland gave Methacton the lead with a goal on a 40-yard free kick 25 minutes into the second half.