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MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Clifton Heights Borough and the Upper Darby School District have agreed to participate in at least five sessions of non-binding mediation to work out their intergovernmental dispute about building a new middle school in the borough.

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MEDIA — The solid Democratic Delaware County Council met for more than two hours Wednesday and already began making changes by scheduling nightly meetings, live streaming meetings and setting hours during the week to make themselves available to the public and to county employees.

MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Democrats officially took control of county government Monday morning with the swearing in of Dr. Monica Taylor, Christine Reuther and Elaine Paul Schaefer, who joined incumbent Democrats Kevin Madden and Brian Zidek on the five-member county council.

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HAVERFORD — Area communities are continuing to fight against the intrusion of billboards. Two upcoming community meetings - Jan. 9 and Jan. 14 - are on tap to let people know about possible billboards in Haverford and some that would impinge on Lower Merion.

MEDIA COURTHOUSE — It was standing room only Friday morning in the John V. Diggins Ceremonial Courtroom, where four new faces joined the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas in a historic swearing-in ceremony often fraught with emotion and never lacking for applause.

HAVERFORD — Township police are looking for three suspects in connection with an armed robbery and assault at a business on New Year's Eve in which the owner and his family tied up and terrorized.

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COLLINGDALE — The first Democratic black woman to be elected mayor in Collingdale’s history is functioning in the red when it comes to paying taxes to the borough she chose to lead.

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MEDIA — Delaware County Council unanimously approved hiring McGrath Human Resources Group for $102,452 to perform a compensation study of county and court employees with a goal to begin implementing parts of that study by the end of 2020.

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Students at Haverford High School loaded boxes and bags of food, toiletries, toys, diapers and clothing into a van last week. The items were bound for Trinity Presbyterian Church of Kensington on Frankfort Avenue in Philadelphia. The church will then distribute the goods to needy families, said Larraine Roncaglione of Drexel Hill, a former paraprofessional who retired last June after 18 years with the school district. Along with paraprofessional Margie Reiley, she’s been sending supplies to the church for eight years, she said.

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Wawa is taking a proactive approach to help customers who may have been affected by a months-long data breach this year that may have compromised credit card information used at any of the convenience store chain’s 850 locations up and down the East Coast.

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UPPER DARBY — Tom Micozzie received a warm sendoff from his constituents, council members and his staff during his last public meeting as mayor of Upper Darby Township on Dec. 18.

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UPPER DARBY— An open call has been announced to fill a vacancy that will be left by Upper Darby Councilwoman Barbarann Keffer when she is sworn in as mayor on Jan. 6.

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UPPER DARBY — School safety was the dominate talking point for the Upper Darby School Board’s finance and operations committee Tuesday night as it updates district policies and security systems.

PHILADELPHIA — A Havertown doctor pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to charges that he imported foreign, non-FDA approved injectable medications, then falsely billed health care benefit programs for approximately $2.3 million.

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HAVERFORD — A man died at the hospital after falling off the overpass from West Chester Pike into the Darby Creek Monday morning. Police were alerted at 11:15 a.m. that a man in his 50s had fallen into the creek from the east-bound overpass about 30 feet overhead. 

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COLLINGDALE — Volunteer fire companies can be notorious for their competitive nature, from hustling to arrive first at a blaze to a friendly softball game, firefighters certainly enjoy a rivalry. That is what makes what is happening in Collingdale unusual: The two volunteer fire companies that provide fire and ambulance coverage in the borough are consolidating into a single unit.

MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A 21-year-old Chester County man who admitted to having thoughts of killing his family and plotting to “shoot up” the Haverford College campus was given two years of intermediate punishment and entered the Delaware County Mental Health Court treatment program last week after pleading guilty to one count of terroristic threats, a first-degree misdemeanor.

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ALDAN — Council unanimously adopted a 2020 final operating budget totaling $2.594 million, reflecting a zero real estate tax increase for residents.

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UPPER DARBY — Mayor-elect Democrat Barbarann Keffer has announced a team of nine individuals who will work to transition the township from the Republican-ruled majority of Mayor Tom Micozzie’s administration.