Friday, March 22, 2013
Peter J. Kerner III died during a fire Sunday night at a mobile home in Falls Township.
The family of the 65-year-old man killed in Sunday night's fire at a mobile home on Foster Road has invited friends and relatives to his memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Road in Morrisville, according to the obituary posted on the funeral home's website. The interment of Peter J. Kerner will be held privately. A biography posted about Kerner describes him as somebody blessed with natural leadership qualities that helped him motivate others to succeed: "Peter J. Kerner III knew what he wanted from life and never hesitated in going after it. He could be characterized as a driven individual, someone who understood the importance of achievement. Peter was decisive and outspoken at …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Three shoppers at Macy's are arrested for carrying unlicensed weapons; a woman is scammed out of $11K in Walmart parking lot.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Harry Fawkes, 83, grew up in Croydon. As chairperson of the Bucks County Republican Party for 40 years, he played an instrumental part in the election of Mark Schweiker and Jim Cawley to lieutenant governor.
Phillyburbs.com reports that former Bucks County Republican Party chairman and Croydon native Harry Fawkes died late Tuesday night at the age of 83. Touted by the paper in 2000 as the most Influential Power Broker in Bucks County, Fawkes had a hand in the election of two lieutenant governors, Mark Schweiker in 1994 and Jim Cawley in 2010, the article states. “I am incredibly fortunate and honored to have known Harry Fawkes," said Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick in a statement to the press." On a personal level, his friendship and advice made me a stronger public servant and a better person."
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Several high-ranking politicos, including Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Mitt Romney and Bill Clinton are spending the last few days before the election in Montgomery County in a last big push to mobilize voters.
With only a few days left until the election, candidates and their proxies are making the rounds in some of the battleground states this weekend, including Pennsylvania. Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, made a few campaign stops in Montgomery County this weekend – in Media on Friday and then in Norristown, West Chester, Germantown and the Northeast on Saturday. On her Saturday stops, she was accompanied by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. In Norristown on Saturday, the pair spoke to a full house at the Obama For America campaign headquarters at 1729 Markley Street. Dr. Biden thanked the crowd for their continued support and noted that Montgomery County, where she said grew up, would be key to an Obama-Biden…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden was among those to speak about the 82-year-old former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who died Sunday.
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) was remembered by loved ones Tuesday as a man of independence, virtue and influence, with well over 1,000 people, including Vice President Joe Biden, filling a suburban Philadelphia synagogue for his funeral. Har Zion Temple in Lower Merion Township's Penn Valley held the 90-minute ceremony before Specter, who died Sunday at 82 in his Philadelphia home, was to be buried in Huntington Valley. Pallbearers wheeled his American flag-draped casket out of the temple as Frank Sinatra's "My Way" played. Before the funeral, the Specter family greeted a steady stream of mourners that began pouring in more than two hours early. Many of those who waited were heard talking politics, as might be expected at the …
Vice President Joe Biden plans to attend the service. Specter, the former U.S. senator, died Sunday at 82.
A funeral for former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) will be held at noon Tuesday at Har Zion Temple in Lower Merion, Montgomery County. The service is open to the public; cameras and recording devices are prohibited. Specter will then be buried in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County. Among those expected to attend the funeral is Vice President Joe Biden, USA Today reported. Har Zion's address is 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Narberth, PA 19072; it is less than a mile from the Gladwyne exit (Exit 337) of Interstate 76. The temple's phone number is 610-667-5000, and general email inquiries are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specter, 82, died Sunday at his home in Philadelphia's East Falls neighborhood. Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered all flags in …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The former U.S. Senator fought a long battle with cancer.
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter died Sunday, according to CNN, at age 82 in his Philadelphia home. Specter represented Pennsylvania in the Senate for 30 years. Specter started as a Democrat but switched to the Republican party before being elected to the U.S. Senate. The senator made headlines in 2009 when he switched to the Democratic Party. Specter announced his diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease in 2005. He underwent multiple treatments of chemotherapy and finally succumbed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Sunday. Sen. Pat Toomey released the following statement, “A man of sharp intelligence and dogged determination, Sen. Specter dedicated his life to public service and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His impact on our state and public policy …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Neil A. Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died Saturday.
His family called him "a reluctant American hero,' who was just doing his job. But Neil A. Armstrong, who died Saturday of complications from heart bypass surgery, was truy an American Icon. He was just shy of his 39th birthday when he lumbered down the ladder from the Apollo 11 spacecraft and stepped onto the stark lunar landscape on July 20, 1969. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he said, as Americans around the country watched in awe at the live footage from dark space, so far away. That step fulfilled a challenge President John F. Kennedy issued in the early 1960s —to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Armstrong began his career as a Navy fighter pilot and test pilot before being tapped for a …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A look at the value of recent home sales in Lower Bucks County.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
About 267 homes have sold in the Levittown area this year. The average listing price is now $192,988. The average number of days a property stays on the market is – 124. About 265 homes have sold in the Lower Southampton area this year. The average listing price is now $331,603. The average number of days a property stays on the market is – 105. About 177 homes have sold in Bensalem this year. The average listing price is now $269,615. The average number of days a property is listed before it is sold – 131.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The former Archbishop of Philadelphia was found dead in his apartment at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Tuesday night.
The retired Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua has died at the age of 88. His body was found in his apartment at the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood Tuesday night. A spokesperson from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia told philly.com that Bevilacqua died at 9:15 p.m. "I was greatly saddened to learn of the death of my predecessor Cardinal Bevilacqua," said Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. "I encourage all Catholics in the Archdiocese to join me in praying for the repose of his soul and that God will comfort his family as they mourn his loss. Cardinal Bevilacqua has been called home by God; a servant of the Lord who loved Jesus Christ and His people." Bevilacqua succeeded Cardinal John Krol as Archbishop of Philadelphia in …