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HAVERFORD — The perfect combination. That is what Huong Bui has found in her new endeavor, the Sugar and Spice Thai restaurant which opened in early January.

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CHESTER —The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County’s security initiatives in uptown Chester will get a boost this spring thanks to a $20,000 donation from Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack. Harrah’s officials welcomed RADC representatives to the casino Monday afternoon to present a check from the Caesars Foundation, the philanthropic arm of parent company Caesars Entertainment.

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CHESTER >> The West End waterfront master plan has entered a period of winter hibernation from public view as architectural firm NBBJ takes the insights gleaned in its fall and puts them into the testing phase. The Boston-based firm held a series of individual meetings, closed-door focus groups and two public focus groups during November.

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MEDIA — The house at 430 N. Monroe St. is arguably one of the best-known homes in the borough. For the hundreds (or thousands) of people who pass it daily, the stately gray stone structure makes one think, “I wonder what it’s like inside?”

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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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U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5 of Swarthmore, pointed out some appropriations in the budget that would have direct impact here in Delco, including approval of the Chinook Block II and support for Cheyney University.

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House was expected to vote Wednesday night on the final version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes $28 million in additional funding for the CH-47 Chinook Block II upgrade program.

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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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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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YEADON — As every Eagles fan knows, repeating as a champion is difficult - but on Tuesday Vanalt Electrical Construction Inc. did just that as it received the prestigious Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence for the second time in seven years.

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RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — C. J. DeMarco has fond memories of the days his family operated DeMarco's Pasta and Pub on MacDade Boulevard, not far from the township administration building. But after 15 years the Italian eatery had to leave the site because the business lost its lease. So for the next 17 years DeMarco's operated in the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby Township.

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CHESTER >> The path towards a masterplan for the West End waterfront took another step this week when representatives from architectural firm NBBJ visited town for a series of community stakeholder meetings.

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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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RIDLEY TOWNSHIP  — William Pace of W.J. Pace & Associates, the Realtor who handled the sale of the former Barnaby's on MacDade Boulevard that will now become The Ridley House, identified the new owner as Brian McLaughlin of Callum Number 7, operating as The Ridley House LLC.

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RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — First it was the MacDade House, then very briefly My Brother's Place, and maybe another name or two, before becoming Barnaby's. Then last spring when the sale of Barnaby's to the New Destiny Christian Church fell through because of a problem with zoning, a new potential buyer announced plans to renovate the restaurant and call it The Nash Bar & Grill. But that deal also didn't pan out.

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CHESTER — Eyes are focused on the West End waterfront as the Philadelphia Union prepares to take on the New York Redbulls Sunday afternoon in round 1 of the MLS Eastern Division playoffs, and the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County is set to announce the letting of a riverfront master plan design contract this fall.

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CHESTER — Litigation between the City of Chester and Chester Water Authority related to a proposed sale of authority assets to Aqua Pennsylvania by the city continues to make its way through the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, with court proceedings set to continue this coming Wednesday.

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CHESTER — City Council gave its support to one facet of the new Silvercare Nursing and Rehabilitation Campus under development on West Ninth Street during its regular meeting Wednesday morning. Council passed a resolution committing $100,000 in HOME funds to a proposed 49-unit affordable senior housing development on the Silvercare site.

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RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — The square block of MacDade Boulevard bounded by Forrest Avenue, Reese Street and Buchanan Avenue that was once home to the Jerry Hampton Furniture Store now boasts two brand new medical buildings ready for occupancy.

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HARRISBURG — The economic benefits of proposed legislation to “free the weed” by state lawmakers was the main talking point at a Wednesday morning press conference to legalize marijuana and allow the state to oversee the selling of it for recreational use.

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CHESTER — Flanked by a crowd of rate payers, Democratic county council members and candidates stood in front of DELCORA's offices Friday to say that a $276 million deal that would see the county's wastewater agency merger with Aqua Pennsylvania reeks.

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As the Chester Water Authority and Aqua America continue their legal brawl, Aqua CEO Chris Franklin says his company’s interest in the water utility is anything but hostile. He suggests the problems are linked to CWA’s solicitor.

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CONCORD — Standing before two $3 million stacks of tightly sealed $100 bills, Chester Water Authority spokesman Joseph McGinn put out a call for action, asking rate payers and concerned community members to reach out to their elected officials straight up to the governor, if they like keeping these Benajmins in their pockets.

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Although the dynamic is a polar opposite, Chester Water Authority officials said Aqua's deal with DELCORA cements their position in staving the utility corporation from purchasing their system.

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CHESTER — The Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority board of directors unanimously approved a $276.5 million merger with Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater Inc. during its regular meeting Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for the authority.

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COLLINGDALE — There was a double vision of Wawa on the 900 block of MacDade Boulevard Thursday morning as the convenience chain closed one store and opened a new store right next to it.

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I’m always on the lookout for fun, new things to do in the area, so I couldn’t pass up an invitation to preview the upcoming 9th Annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl last Wednesday night. If you’re asking how it can be a “new” thing to do, when it’s the “9th annual,” the answer is because it’s new to me. I’m just late for the party. Although I never went to the Philly Burger Brawl before, it always sounded “interesting,” so off I went to the media tasting preview tour to see what’s up with all this burger-hoopla, year after year.

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The only two Kmart department stores left in Delaware County will be shuttered in a recent wave of closures announced recently.

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HAVERFORD — When the Kelly Center for Music, Arts and Community opened its doors three months ago at 4-6 E. Eagle Road in the Oakmont section of Havertown, area residents welcomed a special new venue where they could hear professional performers, singer-songwriters, comedians and more.

MARPLE — Over the past few years, more and more attention is being focused on young children and the part that sport plays in their lives. Are sports helping children develop character and self confidence? What part does the attitude of the parent and coach play in how the children see themselves? Will good experiences in early years lead to a life time of fitness and better health? There are a lot of issues that come to mind and one local gymnastics center takes that responsibility very seriously.