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Cocco’s owner asks public’s help to solve mystery of weekend robbery

By LorettaRodgers lrodgers@chesterspirit.com Cocco’s Pizzeria and Pub in Aston was robbed early Saturday morning and thieves got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Cocco’s owner, Bruce Bley, is asking for the public’s help in providing information which would lead to the apprehension of the individual or individuals responsible. Bley said there was no evidence of forced entry, but the safe and furniture supporting it was stolen. He said the incident occurred between 2:45 and 3 A.M. Bley added that one of his store menus was used to cover surveillance cameras during the act. “If anybody was driving by and saw anything, please call Aston police at 610-497-2633,” said...

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Health Fair attracts dozens

Dozens attended the third annual Health Fair sponsored by the St. Katherine Drexel Health Ministry on Sunday at the Drexel Neumann Academy gynasium and received information and screenings from organizations that included Widene Physical Therapy, ChesPenn Health Services, Community Action Agency of Delaware County (CAADC), COSA, Health Partners, the Crozer-Keystone Health System, the American Red Cross and the Wills Eye Institute....

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Residents complain about house flooding near MLK Memorial park site

By LorettaRodgers lrodgers@chesterspirit.com A group of residents from the area of 4th and Townsend sts. told Chester City Council last week they believe construction of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at 6th and Engle sts. is the cause of flooding they have experienced. Resident Tom Porter said ever since the memorial was built, homeowners have been dealing with serious flooding. He suggested water flow has been redirected toward the homes and he added that, of course, he was not against the MLK Memorial itself, but questioned whether proper drainage testing was completed prior to its construction. In response, Chester’s Director of Public Works Monir Ahmed said… For the entire story pick up volume 4, issue 16 of the Chester...

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Provider Fair on Oct. 12 will showcase programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities

The Delaware County Office of Intellectual Disabilities invites individuals and families to a Provider Fair that will showcase programs and services that are available to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The Provider Fair will take place 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 in rooms 171-172 at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit in Morton. The Fair will give people a one-stop opportunity to research a wide variety of service providers, including day support programs, companion services, residential services including life sharing, in-home supports, employment supports and respite providers. People will have a chance to meet with new providers who have recently been qualified to provide services in Delaware County, in addition to traditional providers. Dr. Susan Proulx, deputy administrator for the County Office of Intellectual Disabilities, said it is important for families to know what services are available to they can choose wisely what is best for their individual family member. “We invite all consumers and their families, as well as established and new providers, to attend the Provider Fair,” said Proulx. “In these difficult economic times, we recognize that there is no new waiver capacity for people on the Delaware County waiting list. However, from time to time, we do get openings which we assign to consumers and their families in a priority order,” she said. “Our families need to know what service options might meet their needs, in case...

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Communities gather to commemorate 9/11

[nggallery id=25] By LorettaRodgers  lrodgers@chesterspirit.com Several communities held touching and solemn ceremonies to honor first responders, soldiers and the brave men and women who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. A beam from the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City was transported with honor throughout communities of Southeastern Delaware County. With the four-foot WTC beam being driven by Twin Oaks tow truck driver Joe Corcoran, more than 30 emergency services vehicles representing Lower Chichester, Upper Chichester, Marcus Hook and Trainer followed along with cars carrying officials from each town. Following the nearly...

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