Chester Township resident Cassandra Black said she was turned away from Brookhaven for food but her white foster children were welcomed. Brookhaven officials deny the accusation.

Storm erupts over B’haven’s weather relief efforts

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

Glenolden fireworks cancelled for Saturday, June 27th, 2015. Rescheduled for Sunday, June 28th, festivities start at 7 PM. At Hillcrest Field.

Joe Watkins

Chester school leader accepts new job in social media

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 […]

Watoto Children’s Choirs travel around the world advocating for African children who were orphaned by AIDS.

Juneteenth celebrated with festival, Ugandan concert

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 […]

CEF, local colleges to host free summer programs with CUSD

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 […]

Colwyn leaders dismiss Philly man’s plan for financial recovery

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 […]

Chester High School students cheer after the announcement is made that they are official graduates.

Chester Class of 2015 urged to be proud of their roots

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 […]

‘Bigs’ celebrate ‘littles’ at special program graduation

What’s big with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Southeastern Pennsylvania? Students from Widener Partnership Charter School (WPCS) graduated from BBBS’ Beyond School Walls program last week at the Renaissance Hotel in Tinicum. Parents, guests and a total of 31 WPCS students (called “Littles”) attended the graduation. Of those 31, 21 were graduating from Beyond […]

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Ugandan orphaned children’s choir coming to the area

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Philadelphia area from June 12th-21st, featuring their new production Oh, What Love. All performances are free and open to the public. The choir will be performing in Southwest Philadelphia at the African Cultural Alliance of North […]

Keith Foote, dressed as a captain of a Civil War battery, stands with Antoine Watts who was depicting Jacob C. White, Jr., Philadelphia's only African-American principal and teacher in 1864.

Civil War-era comes alive at ball

The period dresses and suits were unmistakably Civil War era, as was the music and style of dance at the Civil War Ball held Saturday evening at the Ballrooms of Boothwyn. Organized and hosted by the Chester Historical Preservation Committee, the ball featured a silent auction, dancing, and grand buffet.

Maximus was shot to death two weeks ago by a Chester City police officer after the Akita lock onto a K-9 Unit dog. Owner Barbara Lewis had Maximus since he was six weeks old. He would have been 11 this month.

Cop kills Chester family’s dog

Maximus was Barbara Lewis’ best friend and he was lost at the hands of a Chester police officer on a recent Friday. Lewis knew Maxi since he was a six week-old puppy, and his untimely end came when a Chester police officer arrived in the neighborhood with his K-9 Unit partner searching for a shooter. […]

Waters quits House seat under weight of scandal

Delaware County state Rep. Ron Waters (D-191) has resigned the seat he had held since 1999 as  one of six people who pled guilty Monday in Harrisburg as a result of an undercover sting targeting public officials. State Attorney General Kathleen Kane declined to prosecute Waters and the other Philadelphia state lawmakers, but Philadelphia District […]

Happy 70th birthday, Brookhaven!

Brookhaven residents were transported back to the 1940’s on Saturday and Sunday as the borough celebrated the 70th anniversary of its incorporation. From Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman music to slinky toys and a “from scratch” cake baking contest, hundreds of residents who attended the two-day event seemed to enjoy themselves. “This is just great,” […]

A 125th Anniversary “cake” was made.

Sharon Hill celebrates 125th with weekend celebration

Sharon Hill threw a weekend-long celebration for its 125th anniversary that began with a banquet on Friday, a parade and vendors on Saturday and a slate of activities on Sunday. The banquet at the Heritage Ballrooms attracted 180 people, according to Mayor Harry Dunfee, and featured awards to those who contributed to the community. A […]