Water leaked from a second floor unit’s bathroom and through Josephine Henry’s ceiling above her toilet.

Problems persist at Chatham Estates for seniors

A toilet leak at Chatham Estates in Chester is causing more trouble for an elderly resident than it should such as a musty smell and water damage on the ceiling. Josephine Henry, a senior resident and mother to Valetta Green, experienced a gush of rancid toilet water above her bathroom at 2 a.m. on a recent […]

Charter school parents, students oppose gov’s plan for CUSD

More than 150 students and parents from the Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) attempted to attend last week’s Chester Upland School Board meeting, but their numbers were so large that the meeting room couldn’t legally hold them so the session was rescheduled for this week at Chester High School. The charter school students and parents […]

Dozens of protestors demonstrated outside the Media courthouse where CUSD officials were seeking a judge’s order reducing the amount of money it is required to pay for charter school special education students.

CUSD to court: Stop spending $40,000 on charter kids

Chester Upland School District (CUSD) Receiver Dr. Francis V. Barnes, on Monday, spent hours on the witness stand, making a case for a financial recovery plan, that if implemented, would, in his opinion, bring financial stability to the fiscally unsound district. Barnes provided testimony before Delaware County President Judge Chad Kenney, which included his reasons […]

School leaders urge state budget action

Four area school districts and Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) joined this week to voice concerns about how the budget standoff in Harrisburg will affect Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts in the upcoming year. Chichester, Haverford, Upper Darby and William Penn school district officials met on Tuesday at Ardmore Avenue Elementary School in Lansdowne […]

Russell Thompkins, Jr., the original lead singer of The Stylistics, lost none his lustre as he and the New Stylistics performed for more than an hour in DarbyTownship.

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Thousands enjoy first Spirit Summer Festival in Darby Township The crisp, well-synced dance moves, recognizable music, and, of course, unmistakable falsetto of Russell Thompkins, Jr. brought an estimated 3,000 concert goers back to the 1970’s as Thompkins and his New Stylistics performed Saturday at the culmination of the Spirit Summer Festival, which took place at […]

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Health plan interns turn it up with Chester seniors

For four hours on an afternoon last week seniors streamed in and out of Chester City Hall, posed with a cardboard cutout of Michelle Obama and participated in a “Let’s Move Senior Social.” Twenty AmeriHealth Caritas summer interns along with Chester City officials hosted this jazz-themed social event to increase health literacy last Friday afternoon. […]

Planned Parenthood caught on a political see-saw

The Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-28) has called for an investigation of Planned Parenthood stemming from recent video footage showing a Planned Parenthood doctor appearing to be negotiating prices for intact fetal tissue. In a recent video statement, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards, said an organization […]

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Depression affects pets just like humans

Cats and dogs can suffer from depression just like people. Life events that can have adverse effects on humans can lead to depression in our pets. Pet depression can be caused by a variety of reasons, from something as simple as a change in routine, to something life-changing like the death of a human or […]

Parents reminded to update vaccines before school starts

August is National Immunization Awareness Month With many school districts beginning to open their doors this month, the state departments of Health and Education are announcing the “Don’t Wait. Vaccinate.” campaign to remind parents of the importance of having their children’s immunizations up-to-date before they start class. This month also marks the annual National Immunization […]

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Students display complex ideas at camp’s closing ceremony

Eighteen sixth through eighth graders from the Widener Partnership School’s STEM Camp demonstrated Rube Goldberg machines they built to release helium balloons as part of the camp’s closing ceremony last Friday. The ceremony was held at the University Center on Widener’s Chester main campus. For the past four years, the camp has had different themes, […]

Chester Recreation Services Manager Duane Lee poses with a group of Chester children at the Memorial Park swimming pool. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Chester’s Memorial Park swimming pool opens

Nothing quite says summer than a swimming pool full of happy, excited children. That was exactly the scene last week at the Memorial Park swimming pool in Chester where several camp groups and residents cooled off as temperatures reached above 90 degrees. Over the years, the pool has not been without it’s issues and this […]

CCSA acquires long-vacant public housing land in Chester

The Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA) is coming home to Chester, thanks to a $2.3 million agreement to purchase an 11-acre site from the Chester Housing Authority (CHA). The site is located on Highland Ave. from just above 12th St. to Township Line Rd. CHA, which manages about 20 percent of the city’s […]

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 […]

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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 […]