Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A Harry S. Truman graduate performed at the Super Bowl during Beyoncé's half time act.
Crystal Torres, a graduate of Bristol Township's Harry S. Truman High School, was part of Beyoncé's buzzed about halftime show. Torres played the trumpet during the show on Sunday evening. "We shut that shit DOWN son.... Literally," the trumpeter said on Twitter, citing the partial power outage that struck the stadium just after the halftime show. Beyoncé was backed by a 10-piece all female band during the show. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone every day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.
A prayer vigil was held in Penndel Monday night for Boston bus crash victim and Neshaminy High School student Matt Cruz.
Dozens of people descended upon Our Lady of Grace in Penndel for a prayer service held for borough resident and Neshaminy High School sophomore Matt Cruz. The 16-year-old was seriously hurt and remains in critical condition after the bus he was traveling in with over 40 other students and adult chaperons did not clear a low overpass bridge in Boston, Mass. while headed to Bristol on Saturday night. Cruz has undergone several surgeries, friends told Patch on Monday morning. “Our principal told us that when he came out of surgery, either last night or this morning, this morning he could move his feet and his toes,” Sarah Esher, a friend of Cruz, told CBS 3. Rev. Jim DeGrassa, who lead the service, asked members of the community to offer pray…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Students from around Lower Bucks County were in a violent charter bus accident as they headed home over the weekend. A Neshaminy student is in serious condition.
Margaret Ireland waited on the snowswept corner of Radcliffe Street and Mill Street in Bristol Borough with about 10 other parents and relatives of the teenage victims of Saturday’s charter bus crash in Boston. “I’m just relieved they’re back,” the mother said. “I’ve been sleepless since I found out.” The group waited across the street from the office of the Destined for a Dream Foundation which sponsored the bus trip to New England. Shortly after midnight, a large yellow charter bus arrived and roughly 10 high school-aged students and some adults stepped off the bus and quickly rushed into the nonprofit’s office, where they reunited with family and then left to return home. Ireland saw her 14-year-old son and daughter. Both were …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Letters were sent home to parents Wednesday that a bomb threat had been made against Harry S. Truman High School.
A bomb threat has been made against Harry S. Truman High School in Levittown for tomorrow, Jan. 3. School administrators sent letters home to parents Wednesday informing them that district security was made aware of the threat this past weekend, which was written in the boy's locker room. Truman principal James Moore told Patch that the threat was discovered in a boy's restroom used as a locker room by student athletes during a wrestling tournament this weekend. "We are working with our district security and township authorities including law enforcement to secure our school," Moore stated in the letter, which is attached as a PDF to this article. The investigation into the threat is ongoing, but Moore said that Jan. 3, 2013 was cited …