2024-01-03

2024-01-03 E-Edition

New Chester mayor is ‘ready to work’

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The new year brought a new day to the City of Chester, and with that, hope for the future. With his wife, Marcy, holding the Bible and his childhood friend, Magisterial District Judge James H. Morgan, presiding on Jan. 1, Stefan Roots was officially sworn in as the new mayor of Chester. Morgan, a district judge in York County and […]

Clifton Heights to hire new officers

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Clifton Heights Borough has received a three-year, $519,000 federal grant to hire two new full-time police officers, Mayor Mark J. Campbell announced recently. The federal funding will enable the borough to expand its police department from 11 full-time officers to 13 full-time officers. Clifton Heights plans to begin the hiring process in early 2024. The grant, awarded by the U.S. […]

County Council makes history with top two African American leaders

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For the first time in the history of Delaware County, two African Americans now hold the number one and number two positions in county government. In a reorganization of County Council on Tuesday following the induction of Council members, Common Pleas Court judges, and the district attorney, Dr, Monica Taylor was reelected Council chair and Richard Womack was elected vice-chair. […]

County bridge still out in Thornbury

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The Delaware County Office of Public Works recently closed Bridge #234 on Station Road in Thornbury Township after a routine inspection found the bridge to be unsafe. The county issued an emergency closure and the bridge remains closed. All vehicular traffic is still prohibited from utilizing the bridge due to safety concerns. The bridge remains open to pedestrians and bicyclists. […]

Upper Chi’s property taxes unchanged; trash fee hiked

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The Upper Chichester Board of Commissioners, on Dec. 14, adopted a final 2024 operating budget totaling $15,743,250. Millage was set at 3.0352; the same as 2023. A resident with a home assessed at $200,000 will pay $607.04 in local real estate tax in 2024. The trash fee was set at $305 per residential unit, reflecting an increase of $65 over […]

CSA

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Happening Now Nick’s House expands services to Boston The HEADstrong Foundation, the Delaware County-based program for families battling cancer, has announced the expansion of Nick’s House to Boston to provide more than 4,745 nights annually, increasing the number of families served by over 300 percent. There is no charge to families for housing while in treatment since many families have […]

In his opinion

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Getting outside is easier said than done for too many kids

A fter a restful Thanksgiving, my family made a deliberate choice to #OptOutside on Friday. #OptOutside is a growing movement in which participating organizations and companies close on Black Friday, give their employees a paid day off, and encourage all of us to embrace the serenity of nature instead of succumbing to the frenzy of Black Friday shopping. I’m an […]

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New cadets graduate from Municipal Police Academy

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Cadets totaling 46 graduated from Delaware County Community College’s (DCCC) Municipal Police Academy (MPA) on Dec. 14 during a ceremony at Ridley High School. The graduates included 17 newly hired officers for SEPTA, 11 female cadets, three Media Borough officers, two Darby Borough officers, one Folcroft officer, one Upper Darby officer, and one Villanova University officer. The oldest graduating cadet […]