Congratulations, students! Making the Dean’s Lists

  Many area resident families have students attending colleges and universities across the county and many are doing extremely well. We salute Delaware County’s achieving students and share their accomplishments. Kady Lynn Evans, of Glenolden, was named to Greensboro College’s Dean’s List. To qualify, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average while […]

From Chester to China: My journey

Jackie Witherspoon, a former administrative aide to Chester’s Local 413 Laborer’s Union, has joined a growing list of African-Americans who have gone to live and work in China as English language teachers to Chinese students. Witherspoon, who landed in Beijing in early December, ended up in Shenzhen and quickly attempted to learn more about her […]

Trainer gets military armored vehicle from neighboring Chester

  Chester City Council, last week, by resolution, approved giving a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (M-RAP) military-style vehicle from the city’s police department to the Trainer Borough Police Department. Trainer Police Chief Francis Priscopo had been waiting two years for permission to acquire the steel-plated armored vehicle, and is very happy to finally have it […]

Crozer EMS plowed through record snowfall to complete service.

Crozer EMS worked in face of area’s historic blizzard

The U.S. Postal Service has a motto that promises the mail will get through no matter the weather, but last weekend’s blizzard, officially the region’s fourth largest snow event in recent history, shut down all mail delivery. But it did nothing to stop the first responders of Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) who […]

Newly-hired Yeadon Borough Manager, secretary and Right-To-Know Officer Majovie “Joe” Bland shied away from public scrutiny at the Yeadon Council meeting where he was to be appointed and some Council members wanted to know more about him.

Yeadon hires borough manager unknown to Council members

Yeadon Borough Council held its monthly meeting last week that one observer said was surprisingly “tame” but it wasn’t without controversy. Council appointed an acting borough manager who doesn’t appear to be big on people knowing all about him. Majovie “Joe” Bland was on the scheduled agenda to be appointed borough manager, secretary and Right-To-Know […]

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Fighting winter fleas is a battle you can win

For those of us with pets, we look forward to winter; we see it as a time when we don’t have to worry about pests like fleas that torture our animals. We look forward to a break from the sprays and gels and powders and medicines; all the things we try on our pets and […]

Is a Darby Township battle for top cop a family feud?

Was the Darby Township deputy police chief position, held now by Brian Patterson, created out of nepotism? At last Wednesday’s township commissioners meeting, Sheila A. Carter, president of Darby Township Fire Company No. 4 and president of Darby’s NAACP, charged that it was and for her own personal reasons wants the issue of police appointments […]

This peacock was captured by private animal control officer Dave Schlott, several police officers and a few residents at the Pusey Plantation in Upland.

Peacock not B’haven in borough

For the past several months, an elusive peacock nicknamed “Pete” has been creating quite a stir in Brookhaven. “I fear for this bird and its well-being just as many other people do, especially now that the cold weather has come,” said resident Laird Shively during a recent Council meeting. “However, this bird has also become […]

Participants brave freezing cold to march to the site of the former Crozer Theological Seminary as part of Day of Service activities.

Dr. King remembered with events in Chester

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was commemorated with a series of events held Monday in Chester, which included activities at The Salvation Army, a march to the site of the former Crozer Theological Seminary where King studied from 1948-1951, and a special program held at the Clark Auditorium on the campus of the Crozer-Chester Medical […]

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Wanna win the jackpot? Get a cat?

If you are looking to increase your chances of winning POWERBALL you may want to adopt a calico. According to folklore, calico cats are lucky. Japanese sailors traveled with calicos to ensure a safe voyage and protect their ships from harm. In England and the United States, male calicos are considered especially lucky thanks to […]

Officials offer $10,000 for homicide information

For the first-time in many years, the City of Chester is offering a reward hoping to solve the city’s first 2016 homicide that occurred Friday night at W. 15TH St. and Shaw Terrace, an area not considered a high crime neighborhood. Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland announced on Monday at a press conference a $5,000 reward for […]

Making blue ribbons that will be made available for the public to show in support of police are Upland residents Christy Mason, Nancy Stine, Kate and Sara Mason.

Upland residents support police with ribbons and crafts

Since the first recorded police death in 1791, there have been over 20,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Currently, there are 20,538 names engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Seventy-one officers died in the 911 attack. Last Saturday was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and Upland […]

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The ups and downs of 2015: A look back

The year 2015 will be remembered for its ups and downs, many of which we recall here. Honors and awards Chester STEM High School senior Shamyra Woods-Elliott was a recipient of the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. Woods-Elliott is the fourth Chester-Upland School District pupil to win the four-year, all-college tuition scholarship. Longtime resident and coach, […]

New Year, same trash

For some Chester residents, the New Year has left them with last year’s trash due to the city failing to have a waste collection contract in place. “I received a text reading that there will be no trash pick-up in the city,” Donna Davis, a longtime resident, said. The city posted an announcement on its […]

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Litter training for cats may require some planning

For the most part, cats usually take to the litter box quite instinctively. Unlike dogs, they don’t have to ask to go for walks to do their business. Cat parents take advantage of this and provide them with a litter box with the hopes they will use it and everyone will be happy. Sometimes it […]

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Craftopia! Making a fleece headband

The fleece headband designed exclusively from the Brother® Education Department. The Brother® adjustable binder foot is used to create this trendy item. In this project you’ll learn how to apply stretch trim using the adjustable binder foot. This handy accessory makes the fleece headband a fast and fun project!

Kirkland becomes mayor, remains state rep. also

In a rarely used political maneuver, Chester’s newly-inaugurated mayor, Thaddeus Kirkland, rescinded his early December resignation as a state representative and announced in a quiet New Year’s Eve press release that he will hold both elected positions, at least temporarily. Kirkland, who was inaugurated Monday as mayor, has been a Pennsylvania state representative of the […]