A Glenolden man who, as a pre-teen was considered a neighborhood helper and minor handyman, was arrested Friday morning and charged with 161 counts of multiple offenses which included the rape of one child and alleged sexual assaults of 14 victims ranging in age from eight to 14 years-old. District Attorney Jack Whelen said John […]
Due to the winter snowstorm predicted by the National Weather Service for tonight into Tuesday, the Delaware County Courthouse and Government Center will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Chester paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events held Monday, which included a wreath laying ceremony at the former site of the Crozer Theological Seminary, where Dr. King studied from 1948-1951. Hosted by the Crozer-Chester Medical Center, the wreath laying observance included remarks by Rev. Bayard Taylor, Jr., pastor […]
The year 2014 will be remembered for a variety of people, places and things. We continue the look back we started last week. Municipal Matters In Aston, residents living in the vicinity of the Delaware County Technical School attended meetings en masse to express their opposition to plans submitted by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit […]
The administration, staff and students of Drexel Neumann Academy (DNA) received an early Christmas present on Dec. 10th when representatives from Wells Fargo Bank presented a $50,000 check to the school. Wells Fargo Community Affairs Manager Aldustus Jordan and Area President for Delaware and Chester counties Robin Choi, visited the school in Chester to personally […]
By RuthannAlexander Special to The Spirit The Chester Housing Authority (CHA), after 20 years under control of a federal court judge, has been released from its receivership and, according to federal court Judge Norma L. Shapiro, has earned the privilege of self-determination. To be sure, CHA has come a long way since a late 1980’s […]
Judge Norma Shapiro cites dramatic improvement in recent years as reason for returning oversight to local board (Chester, PA-January 5, 2015)- Citing a dramatic improvement in performance in recent years, U. S. Judge Norma L. Shapiro has issued an order ending the federal court’s oversight of the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) after 20 years. CHA […]
The MLK Commemorative Committee of Chester and Vicinity has been the local organizing group for the MLK Day of Service in Chester for the past two decades, and for the past several years, the theme has been Pieces of Peace. On Jan. 19th the regional community is invited to participate in a much larger Day […]
Last week’s top story about the community of Yeadon turning out to honor and salute 15 members of its police department did not appear fully on Page 1 as it was intended. In fact, two paragraphs were badly mangled and the story did not jump to Page 3, as indicated, but rather to Page 4. […]
Between 2007 and 2012, total expenditures for state and local governments increased by 18.2 percent, from $2.7 trillion to $3.2 trillion, while total revenue declined 1.1 percent over the same five-year period, from $3.1 trillion to $3.0 trillion, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data from the 2012 Census of Governments released last week. Two […]
The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying […]
Every winter, you hear a news story about a family suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from improper use of a gas stove, a portable generator, or from car exhaust fumes. Each year, at least 430 people die in the United States from accidental CO poisoning. Delaware County Council, working with the Regional EMS Office, wants to […]
The holidays can be a magical time of year, but for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or another significant person in their lives, the holiday season can be tough. It also poses challenges for still-grieving family members and caregivers around them. “The holiday season can be particularly difficult for families, […]
SPIRITstaff report email@example.com Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of education says Joe Watkins has failed in his job as Chester-Upland School District (CUSD) receiver and has asked a Delaware County judge to replace him with a career educator and former school leader from Bucks County. Watkins is looking forward to his day in […]
It is no secret that shopping on Black Friday has become a tradition for some people. After all, some of the best deals of the year are offered on Black Friday, a name given to the day when many major retailers realize big profits, thereby putting their bank accounts “in the black.” But like with […]
It’s that time again and whether you wait anxiously all year for the holidays, or you groan in despair when you hear the first commercial for Black Friday sales, it’s here. As we run around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to find that perfect gift, or to make plans for holiday festivities, […]
Residents in Prospect Park and Nether Province will soon see new improvements as a result of more than $700,000 in transportation-related projects approved among a total of 56 by PennDOT to the tune of $33 million in federal funds.
There was a time when the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) faced constant lawsuits related to slips and falls. But like so many of the legacy issues that once plagued CHA, the non-stop lawsuits have now slowed to a trickle. HAI Group, an organization that serves the public and affordable housing community with niche insurance programs and […]
PECO Energy reports the power is fully restored at 1:15pm on Nov 6, 2014 to all 75 customers in Glenolden and Folcroft.
PECO Energy reports that a power outage that happened at 9:15 A.M. affecting 2,400 customers in Glenolden and Folcroft is nearly resolved and should be totally resolved by early afternoon. PECO spokesman Greg Smore said a piece of aerial equipment failed in the 1500 block of Chester Pike, thus causing the outage that lasted about […]