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PHILADELPHIA — Media resident Cynthia MacLeod, superintendent of Independence National Historical Park, recently received Global Philadelphia Association’s Globy Award for Heritag during the organization’s 2019 Globy Awards held at The Westin in Philadelphia.

Delaware County officials are looking to employ some new tools in tracking a mysterious petroleum smell that keeps popping up along the Delaware River and other potential hazards, Emergency Services Director Tim Boyce said Tuesday.

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MEDIA — Almost as soon as the last turkey leftover was eaten, Delaware County’s very-first pop-up Christmas bar opened in Media and it has been "jingle all the way" ever since.

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MIDDLETOWN — In an annual tradition, the Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association (CRC) recently presented awards for environmental stewardship at the Barn at Tyler Arboretum in Media. This year, Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College received the Organizational Stewardship Award; Apple Leisure Group of Newtown Square received the Corporate Stewardship Award; Tracy Bouvette of Swarthmore received the Environmental Leadership Award; and Kurt Leininger of Malvern as Volunteer Stewardship Award. The annual event is hosted by CRC to recognize extraordinary contributions by individuals and organizations for work and dedication to our watersheds.

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MEDIA — It has no proposed tax increase - for now - and only one member of the public voiced concerns with the $358 million county budget being presented. But some county council members found issues of perceptual concern.

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MEDIA — Along party lines, Delaware County Council approved DELCORA’s establishment of a Rate Stabilization Trust stemming from their asset sale to Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater. Republicans approved the measure and Democrats opposed it.

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MEDIA — Attorneys representing DELCORA's interests experienced some pushback at Delaware County Council during the first reading of a motion that would set up a Rate Stabilization Trust for ratepayers as a result of its sale to Aqua Pennsylvania.

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UPPER PROVIDENCE — The house at 100 E. Lincoln St. may look like a classic red brick Colonial. The name Philip Jaisohn may be unfamiliar to even those living in the same neighborhood which spans Upper Providence and Media. But to citizens of South Korea, both the building and former resident are extremely important.

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MIDDLETOWN — Delaware County residents are about to witness the demise of a long-standing local landmark. The iconic Riddle Thrift Shop will close its doors on Jan. 31, ending what has been a thriving community mecca for consignors, shoppers and volunteers for over half of a century.

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Of the thousands of shoppers out there all hours, nobody may have had more seasonal spirit than Lori Norbeck of Wallingford, Sophie Cunliffe of Aldan, Jodan Floyd of Aston and Amy Norbeck of Ridley Park.

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MEDIA — Delaware County Council unanimously chose the three citizen members for the County Jail Oversight Board, including the founder of MVP Recovery, a former community outreach specialist to then-Chester Mayor John Linder and nurse Deb Love, who also served on the Board of Prison Inspectors, which the Oversight Board is replacing.

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A package of bills involving reform for childhood sexual abuse statute of limitations reform now goes before Gov. Tom Wolf as the Pennsylvania House passed the measure Thursday. The state Senate passed it Wednesday.

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A man wanted in a string of retail thefts from numerous jurisdictions throughout Delaware County surrendered to police Wednesday.

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State senators may consider legislation as early as today that could alter the Pennsylvania Constitution to broaden parameters for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice.

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UPPER PROVIDENCE — Council approved the proposed 2020 General Fund Budget of just under $6.3 million. The budget includes separate Fire Protection and Library funding of about a combined $300,000.

BROOKHAVEN — Like working the professional wrestling circuit of decades past, former World Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund recently made his second appearance Burman’s Health Shop in six weeks for a meet-and-greet with fans and to talk about the benefits of a health-minded lifestyle. Backlund’s appearance at the Edgmont Avenue store this month followed a September visit as a guest on the store’s Rising Core podcast, covering nutritional supplements and healthy living.

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NETHER PROVIDENCE— For as long as she can remember, Loubna Lemgard was passionate about cooking. When she was only seven-years-old, she remembers helping her mother, grandmother, and three sisters in the kitchen. By the time she was 9 or 10, the native of Morocco says, she was making her own cheese and jams and later as a teenager and young adult, she crafted her own wines.

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MEDIA — Unable to determine the cause of two widespread noxious odors within three weeks and dissatisfied with the method of notification regarding a gasoline leak from pipeline, Delaware County's top Emergency Services official called for a criminal investigation.

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Delaware County towns are on track to receive more than $4 million in transportation funding from the state for projects ranging from an overhaul of the routes 452 and 1 intersection to sidewalks to road construction.

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MEDIA — Thirty-nine hours after the polls closed on Election Night, the inumbent and newly elected Democratic Delaware County Council members gathered to make it clear when they govern together, it will be for all.

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The sweep of Democratic victories that has officially locked down all control of county council and the District Attorney’s office - in addition to county row offices it claimed in 2017 - the years-long simmering strength of the party in the county reached a boiling point Tuesday.

Democrats made history by securing four open seats on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday, according to unofficial election results. Though there had been Democrats appointed to the bench before, none had ever won in a general election before.

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SWARTHMORE — The Democrats swept every county race Tuesday night. The party will have a 5-0 majority on county council, including its first African-American member, their first Democrat Common Pleas judges and the first female African-American and Muslim judge in the county's history.

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MEDIA — In the last weekend of door knocking, phone calling and overall canvassing before Tuesday’s municipal elections, Republicans and Democrats are making the ultimate push throughout Delaware County for dozens of county and municipality seats on the ballots.

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The Frankenstorm that ripped through the county late Halloween night created the first documented tornado to form in Delaware County in almost 10 years, but the strongest one in more than 45 years.