Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.
Decidedly different out there today. It’s quite Fall-like with the high barely getting into the 60s, but there should be some sun breaking through.
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His youth growing up on a family farm molded the man, attorney, and judge that Howard F. Riley Jr. came to be, those attending his funeral service at St. Agnes Church were told in his eulogy Saturday. “A strong work ethic was the focus of his family house growing up,” Riley’s son James Riley recounted for the more than 150 people in attendance, among them the faces representing the Chester County legal and judicial universe, past and present, as well as everyday friends and family members who came to know Riley in his eight decades in the county.
An important project to bring 50 affordable senior housing units to the Borough of Phoenixville is on track to receive nearly $1.2 million in tax credits through the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency. PHFA announced that $1.187 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits has been conditionally reserved for the Hankin Group’s proposal to build 46 one-bedroom and 4 two-bedroom affordable housing units at 115 Buchanan Street in Phoenixville. The units, reserved for those age 62 and older, will be available at or below 60 percent of the area median income.
Things are happening in Norristown. “This is a great time to be in Norristown,” said Norristown Municipal Council President Derrick Perry. Roughly 50 area residents, staff members, stakeholders, and elected officials gathered Thursday night during an event aimed at “promoting smart growth in Norristown,” according to municipal officials.
Plans for Towamencin to take over ownership of an abandoned cemetery have moved another step ahead. The township’s supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to seek an appraisal of that property, the next step toward a possible takeover. “In August, the board authorized staff to determine the process it would take to acquire the abandoned cemetery behind the Holiday Inn,” said supervisors Chairman Chuck Wilson.
Two defendants were formally arraigned on criminal homicide and related charges Friday for the Feb. 22 shooting death of 23-year-old Randy Maultsby. Kyree Washington, 17, of Chester, and 26-year-old Linwood resident Jabree Robertson were also arraigned on third-degree murder, attempted homicide, aggravated assault, conspiracy and firearms charges. Court of Common Pleas Judge George Pagano has set a Nov. 22 pretrial conference date for both defendants.
The tattoo runs along Kevin Hayes’ left forearm, a permanent reminder of what the Flyers center is missing, a solemn quote overlaid by a thick, script J for his late brother that serves as an indelible tribute to a bond he believes isn’t broken, merely changed. The inscription Hayes never wanted to get reads: “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
At halftime, Kai Wagner admitted, he would’ve signed for the point. Down a goal, pinned into their own end for long stretches, missing four key players and drenched by a driving rain, the Union would’ve taken a singular point from Saturday’s matinee in Montreal and made for the border. When they entered stoppage time trying to protect a one-goal lead, though, that sentiment flipped.
Warner Bros. has unveiled its trailer for “The Batman,” which features Robert Pattinson’s first bone-crunching turn as a DC Comics superhero. The trailer unveiled Saturday at the DC Fandome event shows Pattinson’s Dark Knight methodically taking down bad guys despite being outnumbered and his Batsuit absorbing multiple bullets.