In sweltering heat Monday afternoon, Yeadon elected officials joined by state Rep. Margo Davidson (D-164) held an outdoor press conference in front of Yeadon Borough hall to make public their support for Joanna McClinton to be the next state representative of the 191st district, a district that includes West Philadelphia and parts of Delaware County.
Valetta Green paid her mother’s rent last Tuesday at Chatham Estates Senior Village in Chester, a public housing development privately owned and managed by Pennrose Development. She also received a receipt, which, she said, is a rare occurrence. For the past three weeks, it was not that easy for Green to walk into the development’s […]
For the first time ever, Delaware County residents will get to hear the classic songs made famous by The Stylistics performed live by the original lead singer of the Grammy-nominated group. Russell Thompkins, Jr. and the New Stylistics will headline the Spirit of Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15th at Conway Park on Hook Road […]
Brookhaven Council members joined with Police Chief Randy McGoldrick and Fire Chief Rob Montella last week in expressing appreciation to those who assisted others during the June 23rd storm that devastated the borough, left thousands without power for days, and claimed the house of one their members, John Wilwert.. “During this last event, I was […]
Colwyn Councilwoman Patricia Williams thinks something fishy is going on in a home in the 200 block of Walnut St. where residents are allegedly living in their garage and leaving barrels of fish in their yard. At last Thursday’s Council meeting, Williams brought her concerns before the town claiming residents in the Walnut Street home […]
Janell Frame went through hard times as a teen; had a child at a young age and went through an abusive relationship. From these experiences, she created a group in Darby Borough called Sophisticated Ladies. Sophisticated Ladies aims to create a space for teenage girls experiencing difficulties similar to what Frame faced as a girl. […]
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, on Monday, announced terms of a multi-state settlement that will allow Dollar Tree, Inc. to proceed with its acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. The settlement comes in the form of a consent judgment reached after 17 states, including Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit challenging the merger of the companies. […]
It literally rained on East Lansdowne’s parade on Saturday, but the showers did not stop the borough from celebrating its 100th Fourth of July parade as planned. The opening ceremony began at 11:30 with speakers former Mayor Bill Smyrl, state Rep. Margo Davidson (D-164), current Mayor John Dukes, Jr., East Lansdowne Councilman Majovie (Joe) Bland […]
Brookhaven Councilman John Wilwert and his wife, Lori, were in Hershey on a recent Tuesday night when they got a frantic call from their son, Tim, telling them a tree had fallen on top of their Trimble Boulevard home. “My son was at home at the time and barely got out of the house,” Wilwert […]
Each year people all across America celebrate Flag Day on June 14th to honor the United States flag. Flag Day is extremely special to residents of Yeadon Borough because a Yeadonite, William Kerr, conceived the idea and pushed the federal government until Flag Day became a national holiday. Kerr petitioned for decades to have Flag […]
East Lansdowne’s Fourth of July parade turns 100 years-old this year and will be marked by Mummers, music, former mayors and some surprises. Councilman Majovie (Joe) Bland said there will be eight parade marshals honored who are former school teachers from the borough and it will recognize the former Little Children’s Nursery School. The school […]
In the aftermath of the storm that devastated parts of Delaware County last week and forced some municipalities to establish shelters to feed and house residents impacted by the event, a local activist and a township official have accused Brookhaven Borough officials and volunteers of being racist in the operation of that borough’s emergency efforts […]
Glenolden fireworks cancelled for Saturday, June 27th, 2015. Rescheduled for Sunday, June 28th, festivities start at 7 PM. At Hillcrest Field.
According to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Holy Saviour Church in Lower Chichester will permanently close it’s doors on July 15th. The order for closure was signed by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.
Chester Upland School District (CUSD) Receiver Joe Watkins announced Monday he has accepted a position with an innovative, new global social media company called ElectedFace. Following his resignation as CUSD receiver, effective June 30th, Watkins will become executive vice president for external affairs for the website that connects people to their government officials in every […]
St. Daniel’s United Methodist Church hosted its fifth annual Juneteenth celebration on the Chester church’s premises last Saturday in a day that featured speakers, food and rides for children. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, long believed to be the formal end of slavery, two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. On that day, Major […]
Chester-Upland School District (CUSD) parents and guardians searching for summer opportunities for their teenagers may take advantage of free programs offered by the Chester Education Foundation (CEF), the school district, Delaware County Community College, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, West Chester University and Widener University. These education partners will host a variety of free, innovative and […]
A plan to help the financially distressed and politically fractured Colwyn Borough developed and offered by a Philadelphia resident, was dismissed by borough Council, claiming it has its own plan. During Council’s meeting last week, Devon Cade, calling himself “a concerned resident,” proposed a draft for financial recovery for the Act 47 borough and Council gave […]
Donning traditional orange and black caps and gowns, members of the Chester High School (CHS) Class of 2015 received a standing ovation Friday evening as they processed on to the Chester-Upland School District athletic field. Following the playing of the national anthem, Class of 2015 President Ka’Lasha Towns presented welcoming remarks and was also one […]