2022-10-26

2022-10-26 E-Edition

Services keep rolling

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Brookhaven reaches deal with Crozer to keep ambulance service


Brookhaven officials said last week that the borough has reached an agreement “in principle” with Crozer Health wherein Crozer will continue furnishing its Advanced Life Support (ALS) response vehicle, which provides essential paramedic services to borough residents and visitors. On April 12, former Crozer Health President/CEO Kevin Spiegel sent a letter to Brookhaven officials and other Delaware County municipalities advising […]

CSPN program shows steady drop in Chester City’s violent crime rate

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Chester City has seen a continuous drop in violent crime while arrests have increased over the past two years, local officials reported last week. Those results are from the work of the Chester Partnership for Safe Neighborhoods (CSPN) program. Officials said gun incidents decreased by 55 percent, non-fatal shootings by 59.7 percent, and gun violence homicides by 60 percent, compared […]

Officials seek agency probe of Delco woman’s complaint

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State representatives who are members of the PA Legislative Black Caucus (PLBC) and the Women’s Health Caucus, want the state’s Human Relations Commission (HRC) to investigate a recent incident that occurred at the Norristownbased Philly Pregnancy Center (PPC) involving a Delaware County woman. In a letter to the HRC from state Rep. Morgan Cephas, Health Caucus co-chair, and signed by […]

State troopers make camp a Sunny Day for special people

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Pennsylvania State Police Troop K recently held is second annual Sunny Day Camp for children and adults with special needs/ disabilities, which also included participants in the Special Olympics program. More than 100 people attended the free event which took place at the Brandywine Youth Club in Glen Mills and featured demonstrations by state trooper special units, emergency vehicles, games, […]

Remembered forever with a sign

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Longtime Darby Borough community activist Ethel Glenn Smiley was honored with a ceremonial street renaming that attracted community and political leaders and members of her family. Read the complete story in next week’s SPIRIT.

Community Spirit in Action CSA

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Saturday, October 29, 2022 It’s Trunk-or-Treat in Parkside Parkside Borough Council and the Parkside Fire Company will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event for Parkside children from 4-7 p.m., Oct. 29 at the rear of BoroughHhall. Vehicles will be decorated and candy distributed. Saturday, October 29, 2022 It’s also Trunk-or-Treat in Brookhaven Brookhaven Borough will hold its Trunk or […]

Ridley Park honors citizen centenarian

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Ridley Park Borough Council honored Edward Capriotti at its October meeting in recognition of his 100th birthday on Oct. 6. The honoree stood next to Mayor Hank Eberle as he detailed the World War II veteran’s record as he fought in the Pacific Theater during the war, often participating in hand-to-hand combat. Capriotti participated in the occupation of China at […]

GED grads and high-achievers celebrated by Delaware County Literacy Council, officials

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Adults who earned their GED with Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC) in 2020, 2021, or 2022 were honored at a special Student Recognition Ceremony at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit last month. The ceremony also recognized DCLC students who became U.S. citizens, who completed home health aide training, and who won essay contests. Students with achievements in 2020 and 2021 […]

Edgmont FC #1 gets grant for emergency equipment

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Edgmont Township Fire Company #1 has formally accepted a $35,000 grant from Energy Transfer that enabled the purchase of a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) and associated equipment to enhance the department’s emergency response capabilities. “The purchase of this UTV will allow our first responders to more efficiently and effectively provide emergency response and care,” said Curt Roehrig, Edgmont Township Fire […]