An hour-long edit of the documentary about the Bazaar of All Nations in Delaware County will air on WHYY TV 12 tonight.
If you're old enough to remember the Bazaar, you know what I'm talking about. If not, read my 2010 story about the documentary, which sold out 17 days of screenings at Cinema 16:9 in Lansdowne:
IF YOU NEVER set foot in the Bazaar, it's tough to understand its place in Delaware County's collective memory, and why the question "Remember the Bazaar?" can still set off an hour-long discussion 17 years after its doors closed.
William Bender and Josh Cornfield
Most Pennsylvanians don't need photo identification to vote in today's election, as a result of a Commonwealth Court ruling last month postponing the implementation of the state's new voter-ID law.
But you wouldn't know that if you read the green sheet hanging in Delaware County polling places labeled, "ELECTION NEWS. Important Information for You!"
That information is wrong. The sheet incorrectly states that "ALL VOTERS" must provide a valid form of identification, and that if they don't have approved ID they can only vote with a provisional ballot.
Well, this idea was destined to go down the tubes and land the men who thought of it in deep water.
Two men were cited by state police for tubing down flood-prone Chester Creek during Hurricane Sandy Monday.
According to state police, Ricky Sheller, 20, of Glen Mills, and Matthew Sharkey, 20, of Lansdowne, had the brilliant idea to take inner tube rides down Chester Creek around 1:30 p.m., just after the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the creek.
Look what Chris Christie started by postponing Halloween until Monday on account of Sandy ...
Nether Providence Township in Delaware County says it has decided to "move" Halloween trick-or-treating to Saturday. A statement on its website reads: "This event has been postponed for the safety of the children of the community. There are still a number of downed trees and power lines, power outages, and road closures, as well as storm debris cleanup taking place throughout the Township. Your family’s cooperation is greatly appreciated."
I don't know where the government got all this power to move holidays around, but I do know that there are now at least three Halloweens on my radar.
elaware County clocked 3,286 storm-related incidents during Hurricane Sandy, including downed trees and flooded roadways, but there were no reports of any serious injuries during the storm, according to County Emergency Services director Ed Truitt.
Delaware County clocked 3,286 storm-related incidents during Hurricane Sandy, including downed trees and flooded roadways, but there were no reports of any serious injuries during the storm, according to County Emergency Services director Ed Truitt.
"The first thing on the agenda, nobody got hurt in Delaware County," said Truitt. "Things can be replaced, people can't."
Darby Borough Council President Janice Davis burst through the front doors of the emergency shelter at the Darby Community Center this morning with a bone to pick with Hurricane Sandy.
"The only thing I'm uspet about through this whole storm is my goddarn Obama sign blew away!" she said. "I'm upset! I'm mad about it!"
The fact that Davis' only gripe about Sandy was a missing sign illustrates just how little damage the flood-prone borough suffered during the storm.
Ram's Head Tavern in Clifton Heights describes itself as, "Where great minds come to meet" ... and, apparently, toast Sandy by raising a 40 oz. bottle of godawful Hurricane malt liquor.
Hey, why not?
Can't wait for the March drink specials.
A former Colwyn Borough cop who Tasered a juvenile while the boy was handcuffed and shackled in a holding cell earlier this year was found not guilty of simple assault and official oppression this morning in Delaware County Court.
Trevor Parham never denied he Tased the teen but said his act was not criminal. His lawyer, Thomas Fitzpatrick, said what they've maintained from the beginning is that Parham's actions were departmental and not criminal issues.
"This case had been used as a political football," Fitzpatrick said.
A man was killed in Upper Darby this morning by another man who used a 12-inch dagger emblazoned with a serpent, wings and a deformed face to stab his victim 12 times, police said.
Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, police were called to South Cedar Avenue where they found a man in his 30s with eight stab wounds to his chest, two to his his back and two to his arms, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene but a witness was able to describe the suspect to police, who later found the alleged assailant hiding barefoot about three blocks away from the scene, police said. He is expected to be charged with murder.
The Upper Darby house of a local strip club promoter was targeted over the weekend by two armed invaders who terrorized the man's girlfriend and child and ran off with $60,000 in cash, according to police.
The 40-year-old victim, whose name was not released, is a promoter for Club Onyx on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia, a venue which bills itself as the "No. 1 urban adult strip club in your city," according to the establishment's website.
"The victim has nothing to do with the ownership of the club but he promotes these pole-dancing strip shows and brings in all these strippers from all over the country," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "We hear it's so busy on the nights he runs these shows that it would take you 20 minutes in line to get to the bathroom."