Mayor Tom Micozzie recognized the Sikh community’s harvest holiday, Vaisahki

Upper Darby recognizes Sikh community’s Harvest Day

Mayor Tom Micozzie honored the Sikh community in Upper Darby at April’s Council meeting by recognizing the Sikh harvest holiday, Vaisahki. “In learning their culture, you learn a lot of different things,” Micozzie said. “This particular day, I found out was the Harvest Day. It’s a very meaningful day throughout their community.” Micozzie read that […]

Colwyn fills one of three slots at hour-long meeting

Colwyn Borough officials met Monday night to appoint a treasurer, borough secretary and a Right-to-Know officer but only got to do the latter and assign new signers on their bank accounts.. During the executive session, when about two dozen residents were gathering outside Borough Hall, former Borough Manager Paula Brown and Borough Councilman Paul Meuser’s […]

Conflict or Commerce?

 Chester officials open business in redevelopment area they oversee Anew private social club owned by two Chester city officials has raised eyebrows from local residents and attention from state and county officials who say the venture may constitute a conflict of interest, but might not be a criminal violation. Ron Starr, chief of staff to […]

Pork is not your dog’s friend

Since 1987, when the National Pork Board first launched its campaign, Pork: It’s The Other White Meat to increase consumer demand for pork and to dispel its reputation as a fatty protein, consumers have increased consumption as leaner more appealing cuts of the meat have become available. Since its inception, The Other White Meat campaign […]

Chester NAACP salutes leaders and students at 105th anniversary banquet

The Chester Branch NAACP held its 105th Anniversary banquet last Friday in Essington that attracted hundreds of supporters, saluted adults for a variety of accomplishments, and awarded nearly $12,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The theme of the celebration was the importance of education; family and working together to achieve common goals, all […]

County leaders and community officials and residents turned out for this promotional
photograph commemorating the relighting of the theatre’s marquee

Lansdowne Theatre to get ballot question on liquor sales

Lansdowne residents have succeeded at getting a referendum question for a restricted liquor license at the Historic Lansdowne Theater on the ballot for May’s primary election. The theater is owned by the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation (HLTC) and its executive director is Matt Schultz. Schultz said the HLTC successfully garnered 231 signatures over the 1,006 […]

Ousted Colwyn Council President Paul Meuser talks with reporters Monday evening after a closed-door executive session that “didn’t get too ugly,” according to a source in the room.

Colwyn chaos claims Council and borough leaders

  Colwyn Borough Hall buzzed with anxiety and emotions Monday night as residents and news crews crowded former Council President Paul Meuser to hear that Paula Brown’s job as borough manager has officially been eliminated. The controversial Brown, along with Meuser, was actually fired last Thursday night in a contentious Council meeting, but she refused […]

Do high fines mean ‘cruel and unusual punishment?’

Every day in the United States, people accused of crimes face fines so exorbitant they cannot realistically be expected to pay, yet they are expected to and that helps fuel the debate about what constitutes “cruel and unusual punishment.” Shirley Goldwire is a 68 year-old Philadelphia woman charged with two counts of stealing 14 years […]

Aldi silent about store in Chester

When the 18,000 square-foot Bottom Dollar Store that was built from the ground up opened in Chester on Edgmont Avenue in June 2014, hundreds of customers waited in line to shop at the city’s newest supermarket. It was only the second such food market in 13 years to open in the city. 

Upland names new manager; Purcival retires after 32 years

Upland Borough Council swore in Gregory Grillone as its new borough manager, replacing retired manager, Shirley Purcival, during its monthly Council meeting last Tuesday. Purcival, who is Parkside borough’s Council vice president, served 32 years as an Upland employee, including 10 years as police secretary, 10 years as recording secretary and was in her 13th […]

Defendant Frank Wilson posted $150,000 bail and was released shortly after a news conference announcing his arrest ended. He encountered press while leaving a side door of the courthouse and said “let God be the judge.”

11 arrested in Darby auto insurance fraud sting

After four years, a complicated investigation of auto insurance fraud has ended in Delaware County with the arrests of 11 people from Delaware to South Jersey and including Philadelphia and its suburbs. District Attorney Jack Whelan announced Monday afternoon that Darby auto body shop owner Franklin Thomas Wilson, 45, who lives in Middletown, Delaware, and […]

Dianne O'Loughlin (in front), brothers LeRoy Handy
(at left), Eddie Clark (in middle), Louis Handy (at

Family together after more than 60 years separated

Summer months are usual times for families to hold reunions and come together, but after more than six decades, one local family didn’t wait for any particular season. After 66 years of being separated, Chester City resident Dianne O’Loughlin said she finally met her brother, Eddie Clark, from Coatsville, Chester County.

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Penn-Delco creates technology coaches for teachers

The Penn-Delco School District recently hired former district science teachers Nicole Armbruster and Jeff Deckman as instructional technology coaches. The purpose of the newly created position is to have experts on staff to support teachers in learning and understanding new technologies to be effectively utilized to enhance curriculum. 

London blasts Council on public rent to church organization

Chester resident Rhea London, last week, questioned Mayor John Linder and City Council about a local religious leader being granted permission to use the city’s Community Room located in City Hall for a “Food for the Soul” non-denominational event. Pastor Korey V. Grice was allowed to use the room on Tuesdays from Noon-12:45 p.m. for […]

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Brookhaven welcomes relocated residents

When the Archdiocese of Philadelphia approached Our Lady of Charity Pastor Rev. Brian Izzo about constructing a house on church property for former residents of the CK Center in Springfield, he did not hesitate to say “yes.” “We are very excited to have these gentlemen here, living on our campus,” Izzo said. “When the archdiocese […]

Colwyn’s conflicting Council sidesteps trash vote and public comments

What started as a routine meeting last week quickly escalated into screaming and gavel-throwing by Colwyn Borough Council members and their president, Paul Meuser. An argument begun and escalated around whether the borough should have a nine-month contract with Suburban Waste Services or a three year contract with the trash hauler.  

Members of the Chichester High School Science Olympiad team pose with their teachers following the competition at Neumann University.

Local students participate in Science Olympiad

Area middle and high school students participated last week in a Science Olympiad held at Neumann University. Held at Cabrini College for many years, this marks the second year the event, which includes classroom science and practical applications, was hosted by Neumann. Dr. Margaret Stewart, a Neumann assistant professor of communications/media arts, said 1,200 plus […]