Local pols name choice for 191st special election

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.

Residents have the option to put their rent into this slot if they can figure out what it is meant for, since it is not labeled. The rent office at Chatham Estates was not meant to close until 5 p.m., but manager Kari Swoop left early. According to regional manager, Lisa German, the office closed at 2 p.m. for the July 4th holiday. The office would not open again until 8:30 a.m. the following Tuesday.

Chester seniors allege problems with Pennrose manager

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 […]

Russell Thompkins, Jr. and “The New Stylistics” will perform at the Summer of Spirit Festival.

R&B legend to sing in Delco for first time ever

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 […]

Ugly storms devastated the area as shown here by
Loretta Rodgers

Officials thank residents and each other for storm response

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 […]

Settlement announced in dollar store merger deal

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. […]

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 […]