Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A fire damaged a home under renovation in Falls Township on Tuesday night.
A contractor working on tile inside a home in the 200 block of Doone Road in the Fairless Hills section of Falls Township was alerted to a fire by a knocking sound Tuesday night, officials said. The sound, which may have saved the contractor's life, was made by a fast-moving fire that started outside the house and quickly spread into the attic, Fire Marshal Rich Dippolito said. The home was in the final stages of being renovated and a family was expected to settle in the house in a few days time, Dippolito said. The fire marshal said he is still investigating what caused the fire. However, it was determined the fire emanated from a pile of construction debris outside. Emergency crews arrived to the house to find flames shooting out of the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
South Olds Boulevard is closed between Parkway and Southway drives.
The plan to replace the culvert and bridge on South Old Boulevard in Falls Township looks like it is going to take longer than originally expected. At a November Board of Supervisors meeting, township engineer James Sullivan said the replacement and repair project should take about a week. According to a message posted recently on the township website, the road will be closed between Parkway and Southway drives starting Wednesday and opening again by May 1. See the detour map The culvert and bridge have been crumbling for the past few months and crews placed barricades to stop traffic from driving over the most damaged portions. The board approved to hire Bensalem's BrightLine Construction at $336,173 to fix the roadway and culvert that …
Monday, February 11, 2013
A national company recently made a $5,000 donation to the Lower Bucks Family YMCA to help Levittown families.
The after-school program at the Lower Bucks Family YMCA in Fairless Hills is getting a boost from retailer JCPenney. JCPenney, which has over 1,000 retail stores, gave the Y a $5,000 grant which will support after-school programs. The Y said the money will benefit children from the Bristol Township and Pennsbury school communities. The retailer's recently added charitable giving program, JCP Cares, coordinated the donation. “As a company founded on the Golden Rule, jcpenney has a strong legacy of giving back,” President of JCP Cares and JCPenny’s Vice President of Philanthropy Miki Woodard said. “We are firmly committed to organizations like the Y, which truly make a difference in their communities.” “By working together we can not only …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Three staff members were honored for giving decades of service to the Lower Bucks YMCA in Fairless Hills.
The Lower Bucks County YMCA in Fairless Hills said goodbye to three longtime staff members last week. The three ladies have contributed 60 years of service to the community.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
A early morning fire destroyed a mobile home in Fairless Hills on Friday.
A raging fire destroyed a mobile home in the 100 block of Hover Road in the Fairless Hills section of Falls Township early Friday morning. Fire crews from around Levittown were dispatched to the mobile home park just before 2 a.m. and arrived to find fire coming from the scene, emergency reports stated. Crews immediately went into service and were able to stop the flames, reports indicated. The fire claimed one mobile home and a neighboring unit suffered heat damage. According to a report on PhillyFireNews.com, one person was treated by the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad for a laceration wound. Restoration crews spend much of Friday working to make the scene safe. Rock salt was need to melt the ice that accumulated on the nearby …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Need a job? These Levittown-area businesses are hiring.
Are you or someone you know looking for work? Check out these Levittown-area jobs posted recently around town and online at CareerBuilder, Craigslist.org and more. Click on the job title to view the posting. (Editor's Note: Job listings were posted in the past two weeks; some positions may have been filled.) Levittown-area Family Restaurant: Line Cooks & Servers Online Bicycle Retailer: Shipping Position Chinese Restaurant: Bus Boy or Chef Helper Anytime Fitness: Member Service Associate/ Assistant Manager Easter Seals of SEPA- Buck's County Division: Social Worker T-Mobile Limited Express Store: Retail Sales Associate Manufacturing Company: Administrative/Operations Assistant Lasership Inc.: Box Trucks and/or Cube Truck Drivers Peruzzi …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Bristol Township residents are on a alert after weekend incidents.
Local town watch group reports that police are investigating two incidents involving a group of possibly armed teens. According to the Bristol Township Police Department's crime map, a robbery involving a firearm happened in the 100 block of Holly Drive in Levittown at 8:18 p.m. Saturday night. A police official told Goldenridge Town Watch about another similar incident that occurred over the weekend in Indian Creek. The Indian Creek incident has not yet been reported on the police department's crime map. The group of teenage robbers reportedly attacked victims in the Holly Hill section and stole electronics during the Saturday night incident, a person claiming to be a family member of one of the victim's told Levittown Patch. Police told …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
A Bristol Township man was the purchaser of the $50 million jackpot Powerball ticket sold in early December in Fairless Hills.
Roger Custer came forward Friday as Levittown’s newest multimillionaire. The Stonybrook section of Bristol Township resident publicly accepted a check for $33,134,526.18 after state officials announced he was the winner of the Dec. 5 Powerball drawing. “The best part about winning the Powerball jackpot is being able to take care of my family,” the retired Custer said in a statement. “It’s a good feeling to know that my family will never have to worry.” Custer said he purchased the lucky ticket at Levittown News & Tobacco in Fairless Hills when he was shopping for supplies for a hunting trip. The massive jackpot isn’t all Custer won at the store. “I won $5 on the instant ticket and gave it to my wife. I kept the Powerball tickets in my …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A 36-year-old woman tired to fight off police as they arrested her.
Taminka Ford did not leave Calvary Full Gospel Church in Falls Township without a fight Friday evening, police said. The 36-year-old Trevose resident is charged with defiant trespassing, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after an incident that disrupted a church youth group and forced a classroom to be cleared of students Friday evening. The woman, who had a history of getting confrontational with church leaders and parishioners, acted in a “belligerent” manner and told police multiple times that the group leader and others were out to get her, police stated in the criminal complaint. Police said they were called to the Lincoln Highway church just after 9 p.m. for reports that an unwanted person was refusing to leave. The leader of …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Friends of Bucks County Technical High School student Ryan Viola raised funds over the weekend to help the Bensalem teen's family.
Chance Dansbury Williams along with two other teens are seen manning a stand at the Pathmark in Fairless Hills over the weekend. The teens were collecting money to help the family of Bucks County Technical High School student and friend, Ryan Viola, who was killed after a strike from a vehicle in Bensalem recently. The teens are set to be collecting money at the ShopRite in Levittown this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to Williams' aunt Megan Masterson Soley.