November 19, 2015 |
Bernard F. Filippone, 84, a stockbroker and longtime resident of the Overbrook Farms section of Philadelphia, died Thursday, Nov. 5, of Alzheimer's disease at Barclay Friends in West Chester. Known for his friendly, gentle nature and devilish sense of humor, Mr. Filippone made a point of helping anyone in need, his family said. He was born to Italian immigrant parents and grew up in Narberth. He graduated from St. Thomas More High School before earning a bachelor's degree in economics from Villanova University.
November 17, 2015 |
VINCENT MARGERA, of Chester County, the often-incomprehensible Uncle Don Vito from the MTV series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," died yesterday of liver and kidney failure, his sister-in-law said. He was 59. Margera, who was born in Chester and had been living in West Chester, had been in and out of Chester County Hospital since falling into a coma last month, April Margera told the Daily News . She is the mother of the series' star, Bam Margera. "He had emergency dialysis and he came out of it and was actually able to go home.
November 9, 2015 |
In a project that shows how shopping centers are evolving, a 111,000-square-foot Wegmans market is set to open at 7 a.m. Sunday as the centerpiece of a $100 million development in Glen Mills, Delaware County. The project, to be built in two phases on the 38-acre site on Route 202, will house six other buildings besides Wegmans, and will be called Brandywine Mills. Peter Miller, president of Carlino Commercial Development of West Conshohocken, which is financing the project, said centers are focusing more on services than clothes.
November 7, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - This season probably didn't start out quite the way Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis expected. Last season, playing behind DaeSean Hamilton, Lewis logged 55 catches for 751 yards. But the 2015 season began slowly for the 6-foot-1, 205-pound redshirt junior, who went four games without a single catch. In nine games, he has made nine catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came in the Lions' last two games. "I've been through a lot harder things in life than not playing football," Lewis said.
November 4, 2015 |
The national leader in sacks in major college football did not start a single game in high school, received no scholarship offers from any Football Bowl Subdivision school, walked on at Penn State where he did not start a single game until his fifth year in the program, and failed to appear on any national radar before the 2015 season began. Now Carl Nassib, who went from a 6-foot-5, 218-pound defensive end during his senior year at Malvern Prep to a 6-7, 272-pound powerhouse at the same position for the Nittany Lions, is an all-American candidate, a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award which honors the top defensive player in the country, and a folk hero in Happy Valley.
October 31, 2015 |
Last weekend in the Middle Atlantic Conference the top four teams squared off, with Stevenson knocking off Widener, 31-20, and Delaware Valley handing Albright its first setback of the season, 28-23. That still has left the race for the conference title up in the air. Entering this weekend, Albright, Delaware Valley and Stevenson remain tied for first place (all are 6-1, 5-1 MAC), and the top five teams are separated by just one game. If there is a team that might a slight edge, it is Delaware Valley.
October 27, 2015 |
A PHILADELPHIA MAN was listed in serious condition at Paoli Hospital last night after he was injured in a hit-and-run crash near West Chester University, police said. Surveillance video shows a dark-colored SUV or minivan striking Sayid Murphy, 21, as he walked down High Street near Norfolk Avenue about 12:30 a.m. yesterday, West Goshen Township police said. Police found Murphy - who the campus newspaper the Quad reported is not a West Chester student - lying in High Street's center turn lane.
October 25, 2015 |
Jerry Jung, 80, of West Chester, a longtime stockbroker in Philadelphia, died Sunday, Oct. 18, of congestive heart failure at Paoli Hospital. Mr. Jung was born in Port Richmond, the fourth of eight children of Chinese immigrant parents. He worked as a boy in his parents' hand laundry business at a time when starched shirts and curtains were the rage. Warmed by a potbelly stove, the family lived in a one-room apartment above the laundry. "Living in such close quarters with nine other people, Jerry learned to appreciate everything he had and to work hard for everything he wanted," his family said.
October 15, 2015 |
Los Angeles-based JRK Property Holdings has purchased the Jefferson at Westtown, a 252-unit apartment complex in West Chester, a company official said. The investment and management group closed Sept. 30 on the 18-year-old property, which it plans to renovate extensively, James Bloomingdale, JRK's head of acquisitions, said Tuesday. Bloomingdale declined to identify the seller or disclose its purchase price. JRK also owns the Venice Lofts apartments in Philadelphia's Manayunk section.