Chester gun story

AR-10 rifle scope disappears from Chester Police Station: Missing gun part mysteriously returned but NO questions asked

Chester Police Department’s evidence room is under a spotlight of suspicion again after the scope of an AR-10 assault rifle went “temporarily” missing, only to turn up in a high-ranking officer’s vehicle after the missing part was reported gone. According to sources who spoke only on the condition of anonymity, there were no signs of […]

Township amends laws for new movie studio

Chester Township Council recently voted to amend two ordinances permitting cellular antennas as well as water attractions, retail stores, gift shops and similar commercial stores in the Entertainment District (ED). In addition, the amendments will allow an increase in height restrictions for enclosed buildings from 120 feet to 250 feet. Via the amendment, the height […]

Guest opinion: My Obamacare Plan is Failing Me

By PriyaAbraham Tuesday was the last day to sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchange. Luckily, I’d already purchased an exchange plan. But barely one month into my new health care coverage, I started running into serious roadblocks. I battle fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition that forces me to work from home many […]

Before you dig anywhere, call 811

By L.JamesBiddle Special to the Spirit The Yeadon Fire Company feels the onset of spring has fostered a seasonal safety reminder.  Just as pilots file a flight plan and drivers going on a vacation use a map to plan the trip, anyone “breaking the surface of the soil” must call Pennsylvania 811. Also known as […]

Brian Walsh, Kindergarten teacher at Chester Charter School for the Arts, reads
with his students. Photo courtesy of Paul Benson

Penn fraternity launches reading program at local charter school

For the next five weeks, St. Anthony Hall, an undergraduate fraternity at the University of Pennsylvania, is collecting book donations to benefit Chester Charter School for the Arts, a K-7 public charter school in Chester, and The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts (TCF), which raises funds to support literacy and arts instruction at CCSA. The fraternity […]

Students participate in the third annual Mock Interview Day at Chester High School sponsored by the Chester Business Association and others Photos by Tieast Leverett

Business people help city kids prepare for job search

The Chester Business Association (CBA) held it’s third annual Mock Interview Day with  workshops in collaboration with the Chester Upland School District (CUSD), Chester’s Workforce Development Office and the Chester Education Foundation (CEF) at the Chester High School Library last Thursday. Over 75 volunteers participated to help prepare seniors for possible employment by taking them […]

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Local actor/producer to star in film being shot in Chester and Philly

Edmund and Simone have been married for 30 years but are unaware of where the other really stands regarding the viability of their marriage. Five days before their anniversary, Edmund secretly shops for wedding rings to renew their vows while his wife secretly produces divorce papers, intending to serve them to her husband on their […]

One local borough exits Act 47; can Chester do the same?

Recently, Millbourne Borough, nestled neatly between the City of Philadelphia and Upper Darby Township, became the seventh Pennsylvania municipality to exit Act 47 and the first since 2007. Gov. Tom Corbett even came to celebrate with Millbourne Mayor Thomas Kramer and members of Borough Council to announce that Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary […]

Aging secretary pushes ‘Healthy PA’ plan over Medicaid expansion

Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Brian Duke, on Monday in Upper Darby, shared Gov. Tom Corbett’s state budget initiatives and goals for 2014-15. About 50 seniors filled a café and asking a variety of questions ranging from affordable healthcare to crimes against seniors. “After three years of controlled spending, we’re able to have a little bit […]