Author: Katie Kohler

New County Council ‘looks ‘forward to bi-partisan progress

Newly sworn-in Democratic County Council members wasted no time making their voices heard at last Tuesday’s reorganization meeting. Questioning the status quo, Brian Zidek wondered why John McBlain was nominated to be the Council’s new chairman and not Colleen Morrone, who had previously served as vice chair and has the most seniority of the five-member group. “It is a position… I was not looking to step into at this point in time. I felt the most qualified person to lead us at this time was John,” answered Morrone. Both Zidek and Kevin Madden lauded Morrone’s contributions to the county...

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Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Trump’s comments blasted as Dr. King’s ‘spirit’ is celebrated

Media Fellowship House (MFH), the Media Area Unit NAACP and local houses of worship welcomed the community to the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Sunday at First United Methodist Church. The program not only honored Dr. King, but those who fought against oppression. It was an afternoon that balanced both the past and the present – especially with President Trump’s most recent comments about “sh-thole countries.” “For those who may be here as a result of DACA, welcome. We want to welcome everyone. Not just people who look like us or a little different,”...

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Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: People told don’t be silent about injustice

‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  State Rep. Margo Davidson (D-164) believes today that there are many things that matter and now is not the time for silence. That message and others by Dr. King were given to the standing-room only crowd at the first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Brunch hosted by Davidson at the Archer Epler VFW/American Legion in Upper Darby on Monday. “This event serves as a perfect opportunity for us to come together as neighbors and to celebrate the rich...

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Responding to ‘scare tactics,’ Aqua just wants to be heard

In May, the Chester Water Authority (CWA) unanimously rejected a $250 million unsolicited acquisition offer from Aqua America after receiving its proposal. The company promised to freeze rates and retain current employees for at least 10 years, among other things. What followed were months of tension and protests at CWA board meetings by employees and supporters, including most of the 19 municipalities served by CWA, urging the CWA board to stand firm in its rejection of the publicly-traded water utility. The CWA Board of Directors considered the proposal a hostile takeover tactic and empowered its solicitor, Francis Catania, to...

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Making Spirits Bright; Delco sheriff made holiday nice for kids

When 40 kids were unleashed in Walmart on a Saturday morning before Christmas during the Annual Shop with the Sheriff event, it was a safe bet they weren’t making a beeline for home appliances. The toy aisle represented the start and finish line for the wide-eyed young shoppers armed with $100 Walmart gift cards, eager to get their hands on the latest plastic playthings. It marked the third year Sheriff Mary McFall Hopper and employees of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office hosted the shopping spree. Through the generosity of individuals and local businesses, the sheriff’s office hosted disadvantaged children...

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