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SWARTHMORE — Council’s January agenda included the item “Discussion of Appointment of Mayor.” That discussion was a half hour, at the end of which Democrat Marty Spiegel was chosen. It was not without complexities.

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MORTON — Council will meet in a special session at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 to appoint a new mayor after a Delaware County Common Pleas Court judge ordered the removal of Bruce Blunt as mayor because of a prior felony conviction that occurred in 1988.

MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Crum Lynne man was given three years of probation Friday after pleading guilty to one count of simple assault against a victim less than 13 years of age in a sexual abuse case.

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UPPER DARBY — Contract talks between the Upper Darby School District and the 1,000-member Upper Darby Education Association have continued at the start of the new year, but with no new agreement ready to be presented to the union.

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CHADDS FORD — The choirs of St. Cornelius Church have often been complimented on their exceptional music ministry. With two active, contemporary musical groups, the Glory Band and the Praise Band, each one with its own distinct sound, the church congregation is blessed to hear outstanding sacred music at weekend Masses and other Liturgical events.

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MEDIA — Thousands of first responder radios may be on the verge of an overhaul that could cost Delaware County between $20 to $40 million and take four to five years to complete.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to score back-to-back Super Bowl victories as they make strides in the postseason after a “doink” of a victory against the Chicago Bears last week that scored them a one-point win and a seat in the NFC divisional round.

ASTON — Sr. James Frances McGlashen will join an elite group of individuals as a centenarian on January 18. She also will be celebrating her 75th anniversary as a Sister of St. Francis.

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SPRINGFIELD — During the past month, members of the Ridley Park Senior Club were excitedly planning a surprise 100th birthday celebration for their friend Marie Wissing, a longtime Ridley Park resident who has been a member of the club since its inception 35 years ago. Their plan was to surprise the new centenarian during the January senior club meeting at Ridley Park Borough Hall on Thursday with a cake and birthday festivities. Plans for Thursday’s celebration got derailed when Wissing was unexpectedly hospitalized a few weeks ago with Congestive Heart Failure, and then sent to Harlee Manor for rehabilitation.

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CHESTER — The city has taken steps to improve its efficiency in handling open records requests following a Dec. 3 final determination from the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, which found the city to be acting in bad faith. The determination put Chester city government on a shortlist of agencies to receive such a designation by the OOR, preceded only by the City of Reading.

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SPRINGFIELD — Commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance that will officially vacate a portion of South Rolling Road. The action is required by the township to bring codes into compliance.

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RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — The Ridley School Board, at its January meeting, passed a budget resolution under Act 1 which provides that the school district will not increase school property taxes in excess of the Act 1 Index of 3 percent set by the state Department of Education for the 2019-2020 school year.

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DARBY BOROUGH — The Delaware County Black Caucus is asking that school safety be looked at again in the William Penn School District after a man with a loaded gun made its way into one of its school buildings on Jan. 4.

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UPPER DARBY — The public is asking the Upper Darby School Board to redress the actions of district administrators who have decided to not bring back high school football head coach Rich Gentile after the 2019 season.

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Pennsylvania's deputy treasurer of consumer programs and public engagement announced his candidacy for Delaware County District Attorney Tuesday night during a meeting of the Haverford Township Democratic Committee, which he chaired from 2014 to 2018.

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LANSDOWNE — The Yeadon man accused in the grisly September murder of his father and then dumping his body in Gladwyne waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in front of Delaware County Magisterial Judge W. Keith Williams II in Lansdowne.

HAVERFORD — As police continue to investigate an armed robbery at Town Tap by Conshohocken Brewing Company late Friday, Chief John Viola said Tuesday investigators “have good leads and are making headway” in their attempt to identify a pair of suspects.

UPPER DARBY —  Delco Hi-Q’s 71st season resumed on January 4 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Upper Darby played host to Garnet Valley and Academy of Notre Dame on the first week back from winter break. Notre Dame, not wanting to miss a chance to participate, cut their break one day early to get back to competing. All three teams were off to a great start by correctly answering their first questions in Current Events. Garnet Valley quickly pulled in front of their competitors early in the match with a perfect first half. At half-time, Garnet Valley led with 34 points to Upper Darby’s 19 and Notre Dame’s 18.

PHILADELPHIA — Bail for a Delaware man who was driving a car that slammed head-on into a Mazda sport utility vehicle, killing three people with connections to the Mummers including two from Delaware County, has been set at $1.75 million, authorities said Monday.