Fooks beats machine for win in Brookhaven

Republican incumbent Council members Donna Fooks and Susan Rendler-Truesdale were joined by newcomer John Lundell in claiming victory in Tuesday’s Brookhaven Council primary election. Fooks, who ran unendorsed, beat the party’s machine and received the most votes with 599. She was elected to Council in 2011 and has served as chairwoman of the Ordinance Committee […]

Democratic mayoral candidate Thaddeus Kirkland (right) is congratulated by his son-in-law Ron Starr (left), and longtime protégé Fred Green.

Kirkland defeats Linder; will face Butler in November

The outcome of the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Chester City was long predicted by supporters of Thaddeus Kirkland but was confirmed when polls closed and the 12-term state representative, who has not lost an election since winning his first in 1991, won the vote against Democratic incumbent Mayor John Linder, 1,690 […]

Colwyn leaders welcome state financial takeover

Colwyn borough Council members welcome the state’s decision to admit the municipality to its program for financially distressed governments known as Act 47. In a press release issued last Wednesday, acting DCED Secretary Dennis Davin determined that Colwyn is financially distressed under the provision of Pennsylvania’s Municipalities Financial Recovery Act. The decision came a month […]

Eagles linebacker Kristian “Kiko” Alonso told students that they need to other options in life if sports does not work for them.

Eagles players coach honors students with advice

The Philadelphia Eagles’ new linebacker, Kristian “Kiko” Alonso, visited Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne last Friday, to speak at an honors assembly about the importance of staying in school. Accompanying him was Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez and tight end Zach Ertz. The assembly was attended by nearly 400 Penn Wood High School honor roll […]

Delilah Winder is a celebrity chef who brought fresh produce to Chester City residents attending the Empowerment Tour. Winder created smoothies and passed around healthy snacks for attendees while they watched the panel discussion.

Good health advocates start 21-day journey

There was no music, but the disco song from a bygone era could have framed the message, “you’ve got the power” to change your life and lead a healthier lifestyle. That apparently was the point of the “Health Empowerment Tour, a 21-day Journey to Better Health” billed as “a health program for your body, mind […]

New advocacy center opens to help abused kids

Delaware County and Family Support Line have opened a new Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) at 100 W. Sixth St., Media and held an open house Tuesday and unveiled a new interviewing process for children experiencing sexual trauma. Director Pat Kosinski and partners from the District Attorney’s office, County Council, the county Department of Human Services […]

Democratic candidates for judge refuse to participate in open rating process

The Delaware County Republican Party has called “insulting and disappointing” the refusal by Democrat judicial candidates Lawrence DeMarco and Lawrence Abel to share their qualifications with members of the non-partisan Delaware County Bar Association (DCBA). For years, the DCBA has asked its members to evaluate the qualifications of judicial candidates seeking to serve on the […]

Cosmetology students at the Delaware County Technical Schools joined with community organization Mic Check-1-Two! To stage a fashion show on Sunday with formal prom attire donated by people from throughout the county that will be given to needy high school seniors so they can attend their proms which are long considered watershed moments to remember in a young person’s life.

Prom experience made real for area students with special skills

Delaware County Technical High Schools(DCTS) hosted their second fashion show on Sunday, created in collaboration with Mic Check 1-TWO!, a community-based organization. The models, students of DCTS, fiercely strutted down the runway showing-off a huge array of community-donated trendy prom dresses and suits. “We actually want to reframe the conversation about how people think about […]

Mayor Tom Micozzie recognized the Sikh community’s harvest holiday, Vaisahki

Upper Darby recognizes Sikh community’s Harvest Day

Mayor Tom Micozzie honored the Sikh community in Upper Darby at April’s Council meeting by recognizing the Sikh harvest holiday, Vaisahki. “In learning their culture, you learn a lot of different things,” Micozzie said. “This particular day, I found out was the Harvest Day. It’s a very meaningful day throughout their community.” Micozzie read that […]

Colwyn fills one of three slots at hour-long meeting

Colwyn Borough officials met Monday night to appoint a treasurer, borough secretary and a Right-to-Know officer but only got to do the latter and assign new signers on their bank accounts.. During the executive session, when about two dozen residents were gathering outside Borough Hall, former Borough Manager Paula Brown and Borough Councilman Paul Meuser’s […]

Conflict or Commerce?

 Chester officials open business in redevelopment area they oversee Anew private social club owned by two Chester city officials has raised eyebrows from local residents and attention from state and county officials who say the venture may constitute a conflict of interest, but might not be a criminal violation. Ron Starr, chief of staff to […]

Pork is not your dog’s friend

Since 1987, when the National Pork Board first launched its campaign, Pork: It’s The Other White Meat to increase consumer demand for pork and to dispel its reputation as a fatty protein, consumers have increased consumption as leaner more appealing cuts of the meat have become available. Since its inception, The Other White Meat campaign […]

Chester NAACP salutes leaders and students at 105th anniversary banquet

The Chester Branch NAACP held its 105th Anniversary banquet last Friday in Essington that attracted hundreds of supporters, saluted adults for a variety of accomplishments, and awarded nearly $12,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The theme of the celebration was the importance of education; family and working together to achieve common goals, all […]

County leaders and community officials and residents turned out for this promotional
photograph commemorating the relighting of the theatre’s marquee

Lansdowne Theatre to get ballot question on liquor sales

Lansdowne residents have succeeded at getting a referendum question for a restricted liquor license at the Historic Lansdowne Theater on the ballot for May’s primary election. The theater is owned by the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation (HLTC) and its executive director is Matt Schultz. Schultz said the HLTC successfully garnered 231 signatures over the 1,006 […]

Ousted Colwyn Council President Paul Meuser talks with reporters Monday evening after a closed-door executive session that “didn’t get too ugly,” according to a source in the room.

Colwyn chaos claims Council and borough leaders

  Colwyn Borough Hall buzzed with anxiety and emotions Monday night as residents and news crews crowded former Council President Paul Meuser to hear that Paula Brown’s job as borough manager has officially been eliminated. The controversial Brown, along with Meuser, was actually fired last Thursday night in a contentious Council meeting, but she refused […]

Do high fines mean ‘cruel and unusual punishment?’

Every day in the United States, people accused of crimes face fines so exorbitant they cannot realistically be expected to pay, yet they are expected to and that helps fuel the debate about what constitutes “cruel and unusual punishment.” Shirley Goldwire is a 68 year-old Philadelphia woman charged with two counts of stealing 14 years […]