UPPER DARBY — Two local Boy Scouts were honored Wednesday by Upper Darby Mayor Tom Micozzie for accomplishing a very rare feat: Earning every Scouts BSA merit badge the Boy Scouts of America offers.
HAVERFORD — The Haverford School began construction on a new middle school this month. Members of the board of trustees, middle school students, and school leadership performed a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the occasion and bid farewell to Crosman Hall, which has served the school for more than six decades.
UPPER DARBY — Township council unanimously passed five resolutions at its July 17 meeting on matters regarding parking and driving in various neighborhoods.
The upcoming weekend is forecasted to be the hottest so far this summer with oppressive humidity and the thermometer potentially hitting triple-digit figures for the first time in years.
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. attorneys in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania have filed an indictment against a Philadelphia man accused in two Upper Darby carjackings within 12 hours, as well as several others around the city.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Brooklyn man convicted in May on first-degree murder for the 2007 beating death of 45-year-old Sharon Hill resident Gary Jenkins was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday.
UPPER DARBY — Township police have arrested a woman who alleged set fire to her former home, and an arrest is imminent of a juvenile alleged to have stolen surveillance cameras from various homes in the township, authorities said.
The Delaware County AFL-CIO has dished out its endorsements for county- level offices this election cycle and the bulk of them went to Democrats, with one Republican receiving a nod.
CHESTER — The date below the Delaware County Daily Times’ flag proclaimed it to be “Moonday, July 21, 1969,” as 2-inch red headline type proclaiming “WE’RE ON THE MOON” beckoned readers to learn the details behind Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon broadcast to the world the night before.
On any given weeknight you’ll find a small group of guys hanging out at the Wawa at Baltimore Pike and Bishop Avenue in Clifton Heights. Most are retirees from regular blue-collar backgrounds, a number of them veterans. They do nothing more than drink some coffee, smoke their cigarettes and shoot the breeze.
ALDAN — The two men who died working in a manhole Thursday morning - two young, promising lives lost far too soon - are being remembered throughout the area.
MEDIA — Telling the 49 municipalities the time to apply is now, Delaware County Council has opened a $10 million gate for funding open space and recreation projects.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A homeless man arrested last year for stealing a tip jar from the Darby Free Library before pushing a librarian down a flight of stairs was sentenced Wednesday to two to five years in state prison.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A homeless man arrested last year for stealing more than $200 from the Darby Free Library before hitting a librarian in the face pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbery while inflicting bodily injury, a second-degree felony.
UPPER DARBY — A 29-year-old woman is wanted for torching the Upper Darby home where she was evicted and calling to tell the homeowner that she allegedly did it, authorities said.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A county judge this week announced the first legal proceeding in the land-use appeal suit brought by Upper Darby School District against Clifton Heights Borough and its borough council.
COLLINGDALE — July 4th celebrations were bittersweet Thursday as the borough honored not only the founding of this country, but also the life’s work of one man whose name has become synonymous with Collingdale: Mayor Frank C. Kelly.
UPPER DARBY — Cell phones are the bane of any theater or performing arts center. The loud ringing of a cell phone — the tone of which could be more embarrassing to those who hear it than to the owner of said phone — will distract from the action of the stage or screen. There’s a reason why the audience is asked to turn their phones off before the show starts.
CLIFTON HEIGHTS — A home on the 400 block of South Springfield road was damaged by fire Tuesday evening during the height of a thunderstorm that rolled through the region.
UPPER DARBY— A township man is accused of beating his 55-year-old mother on two different occasions in her Drexel Hill home Sunday — one time allegedly stepping on her throat to try to asphyxiate her, leading her to believe she was going to die, according to police.
DARBY BOROUGH — Community leaders are mourning the passing of the Rev. Msgr. Joseph Corley, who died Saturday at the age of 72. He was a man regarded as being more than a priest: He was a fixture of the Darby community.
Philadelphia Energy Solutions officials' decision to shut the refinery down has wide-reaching ripples from jobs indirectly related to the industry to the cost of groceries, adding up to a multi-billion economic impact if the facility is permanently shuttered.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Bring on the lawyers! The Upper Darby School District is going to court in the ongoing battle with the borough of Clifton Heights over the district's plan to build a middle school on a 14-acre piece of district-owned land in the borough. That land just happens to be considered by many in the borough "sacred ground," the borough's beloved athletic fields on North Springfield Road.
FOLCROFT — The 2019-20 budget for the Southeast Delco School District was looking grim since introduced in late May with a slew of staff and program cuts on the chopping block to make up for a $2 million shortfall — this after a projected 3.4 percent tax increase.
The U.S. Supreme Court held Thursday that federal courts have no role in policing political districts drawn for partisan gain. The decision comes just six months out from the next round of census taking that shapes political boundaries every 10 years.
UPPER DARBY — ESPN analyst and former NFL tight end Anthony Becht returned to the field at Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School Tuesday for his annual football camp.
EAST GOSHEN — A Delaware County woman who claims she thought she hit a deer while driving home, when in reality she had struck and killed a restaurant worker leaving her night shift at a Willistown restaurant, has been arrested on felony hit-and-run charges.
MEDIA — Delaware County officials will host a special workforce session for the laid off employees from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery.
UPPER DARBY— Surveillance cameras used to help skirt crime were stolen from a number of homes throughout Drexel Hill, and the image of the thief was caught in the devices.
UPPER DARBY— An invitation for Clifton Heights residents to discuss the proposed middle school in their borough attracted a small gathering at a Tuesday evening meeting.
A $55 million capital improvement plan by Delaware County Community College to open a new campus in Upper Darby is making the rounds to county schools boards.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty in May to attempted homicide, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon was sentenced to 15 to 40 years in a state prison Thursday.
UPPER DARBY — Council approved a collective bargaining agreement between the township and International Union 153 before a standing-room-only crowd, comprised primarily of union members.
CLIFTON HEIGHTS — Building a school on the Clifton Heights Athletic Fields is in limbo and is not going to happen as far as the borough is concerned.
The race for Delaware County Council continues as Republican candidates came out of the gate with three more announcements in the last week and a half.
HAVERFORD — As members of the Bon Air Fire Co. were riding back from a training session Monday night, they didn’t expect the need to put those skills to the test right away.
UPPER DARBY — The Upper Darby School Board will have its options as to how much to raise taxes for the 2019-20 school year before it votes on a final budget Tuesday night.
HAVERFORD — With flags and whistles, as well as rosaries and bubbles, hundreds converged on the Haverford Township Free Library's Saturday, separated by jersey barriers on Mill Road as hundreds more streamed inside for Drag Queen Storytime.