A former Roman Catholic priest who spent five years at St. Anastasia in Newtown Square is identified on a list of 50 priests in the Society of Jesus order with credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor against them.
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.
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.
UPPER DARB Y— Three district administrators, including the top financial officer, will be leaving the Upper Darby School District by the end of the current school year.
CHESTER — Seven new police officers were sworn-into the position of patrolman during the City of Chester’s first Council Meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, Jan. 9.
One area monsignor has been placed on administrative leave and two other priests have been found unsuitable for ministry based on sexual abuse allegations from the 1980s, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Chester man was convicted last week of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon following a two-day trial before Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge John P. Capuzzi Sr.
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.
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.
RADNOR — A proposed turf field at the Delaware County Christian School on Malin Road has some nearby Radnor neighbors concerned, although the school is in Newtown Township. The issue was discussed at the Radnor Board of Commissioners Dec. 17 meeting.
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.
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.
UPPER PROVIDENCE — Route 252 over the Springton Reservoir is slated for a major #13 million renovation, as well as improvements and an expansion of the dam.
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.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A 28-year-old Chester man was convicted on first-degree murder charges Friday in the 2015 shooting death of 33-year-old Michael Collier outside his sister’s home on the 200 block of Engle Street.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — An Upper Darby man was sentenced Friday to serve six to 12 years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office announced.
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.
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.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A 43-year-old Colwyn man who dressed as cartoon characters for children’s parties was sentenced to five to 10 years in a state prison Thursday after entering “no contest” pleas involving sexual misconduct with children.
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.
UPPER DARBY — A township man who died Saturday in an accidental fire has been identified as 42-year-old Benjamin York Ahorklui, according to the Delaware County Medical Examiner’s Office and Upper Darby Fire Chief Gary McAfee.
CHESTER — A city man is behind bars at the county prison on burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia charges stemming from a pair of separate but related criminal complaints.
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.
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.
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.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Barry Dozor granted Widener University an immediate temporary stay Wednesday, barring the city of Chester from installing parking meters in or around campus.
MEDIA — It may have been far from an elementary school playground, but some of the verbal back-and-forth at Delaware County Council's first meeting of 2019 may have paralleled some exchanges often seen there.
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.
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.
Three police officers were injured in a crash on I-95 in Tinicum during a pursuit of a suspect that originated in Delaware, authorities said. The suspect remains at large after abandoning his vehicle in South Philadelphia following another crash.
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.
Delaware County flags have been lowered to half staff in honor of a retired state senator who was remembered as a respectful gentleman who helped shape the county to prepare it for the future.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Chester man is on trial again this week for the 2015 shooting death of 33-year-old Michael Collier outside his sister’s home on the 200 block of Engle Street.
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.
Officers responded to the 600 block Baltimore Pike to investigate a male and a female fighting Dec. 31. Officers made contact with both subjects in the parking lot of Michael’s Arts and Crafts. The male provided false information and then ran from the scene.
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.
UPPER DARBY — A Vermont man who led law enforcement on a multi-state manhunt in connection with kidnapping and sexual crimes was arrested Sunday night in Morton after taking local police forces on a chase throughout a number of neighborhoods.
A 33-year-old Chester man has been sent to prison after being arrested on charges he pulled out a gun and shot at a vehicle on I-95 early Saturday morning in what police are attributing to road rage.
Thirty-three individuals lost their lives at the hand of another in Delaware County in 2018, reflecting a 23 percent drop in comparison to the 43 homicides recorded in 2017.
UPPER DARBY — A 43-year-old township man is dead and at least 10 others are displaced following a two-alarm fire Saturday afternoon on Aberdeen Road, according to officials.