Friday, February 15, 2013
Smoke from heated hydraulic fluids caused a fire scare Friday at Neshaminy High School.
Neshaminy High School was evacuated Friday morning after smoke from a malfunctioning elevator filled part of the building. One school employee was treated at the scene for injuries by first responders, but refused to go to the hospital for further medical care, Middletown Fire Marshal James McGuire said. The fire marshal said the smoke emanated from heated hydraulic fluids that are used to run the elevator system. No fire was present when emergency crews arrived. School staff and emergency officials were alerted to the issue when the building’s fire detection system was activated by smoke. All students and staff were evacuated from the building in under five minutes, McGuire said. Crews from Feasterville, Hulmeville, Langhorne, Lower …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
An arson fire is being investigated in the Langhorne section of Middletown, police say.
The cause of a early Wednesday morning car fire at Lance Corporal Harry J. Simmons Jr. Memorial Park in the Langhorne section of Middletown Township has been ruled arson, police said. At 3:38 a.m., police responded to the Brownsville Road park to find a 2005 Volvo on fire in the parking lot. Police say a second unidentified vehicle was seen in the parking lot just before the fire was reported. Anyone with more information is asked to call the Middletown Township Police Department's detective unit at 215-750-3845 ext. 222. The park is named after a decorated Middletown soldier who lost his life in 1967 while serving in Vietnam.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Crews are working to take down the former Neshaminy Middle School in Middletown.
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Saturday, February 2, 2013
The owner of Langhorne Borough's The Little Old House of Make Believe provides some tips to make your Super Bowl festivities more child-friendly.
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Saturday, February 2
Whether you’re are football lover, a buffalo wing connesour or a party-lovin’ person, there is one thing for sure—the Super Bowl is just around the corner. As people make plans for lots of football action this Sunday, kids can score lots of great fun at this grown-up focused event. Here are 4 tips from Rachel Fullan, Owner of Langhorne Borough's The Little Old House of Make Believe, to make your Super Bowl festivities more child-friendly, allowing both parents and little ones to have something to cheer about:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Joseph J. Resta oversaw the controversial expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center before joining the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
Tuesday, January 29
From the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission: Ending a six-month search and review process, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission recently announced the appointment of Joseph J. Resta of Langhorne as the agency's new executive director. Resta, 52, brings more than 30 years of public and private experience in capital project management, strategic planning, governmental administration, and operations leadership. He most recently served as project executive for the Pennsylvania Convention Center Expansion Project in Philadelphia, PA. - the largest public works project ever undertaken by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commission anticipates that Resta will begin employment in mid-February. His starting salary will be $…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Need a job? These Lower Southampton and nearby businesses are hiring.
Are you or someone you know looking for work? Check out these Feasterville-Trevose 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.) Automotive Repair Facility: Service Advisor/Manager Insurance & Benefits Agency: Health Insurance Account Manager Sunoco A-Plus: Assistant Manager/Manager Trainees Oxford Valley Mall Macy's: Retail Sales Associate Fast Casual Restaurant: Assistant, General & District Managers Kellen's Station House: All Positions Available Langhorne Miller's Ale House: Manager Peruzzi Buick GMC Mitsubishi: Automotive Sales Consultant & Lot …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Several accidents were reported around Lower Bucks County during Monday night's small snow system.
A fast-moving winter weather system may be to blame fore several accidents on numerous local roads Monday evening. Snow started to fall around the region shortly after dark in Bucks County and ended up dropping an inch in Feasterville, according to the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly, N.J. office. With the snow came several vehicle crashes. Just after 8 p.m., crews responded to South Flowers Mill Road and East Lincoln Highway in Middletown where a van was reported to have flipped on its side. Three people needed the assistance of fire crews from Penndel to get free, according to an alert from the Breaking News Network and emergency scanner traffic. An accident involving as many as 8 vehicles took place just a short time later in the…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A 16-year-old Langhorne resident's death on the train track in Middletown was ruled accidental, officials said Wednesday.
The Bucks County Coroner's Office said Wednesday the death of a teenage boy struck by a SEPTA passenger rails train in Middletown on New Year's Day was an accident. Trevor Newman, 16, was walking north on the tracks when a commuter train headed from Center City to Trenton approached from behind. The conductor saw the teen and blew the horn and tried to stop, coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell said. Investigators determined the teen turned around and saw the train just moments before being hit, the coroner said. Multiple sources tell Patch the teen suffered from hearing impairment issues. Newman was a student at Neshaminy High School, officials said. Campbell said the teen's death is being ruled an accident. The investigation remains open, however…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a SEPTA train on New Year's Day.
A pedestrian, possibly a teenage boy, was struck and killed just south of the Langhorne Train Station in Middletown on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The victim was struck by a train headed from Center City to Trenton just before 2:30 p.m., SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said. Middletown police along with SEPTA transit officers are investigating the death, officials told Patch. Much of the afternoon's police activity was focused on the tracks in the area of Hulmeville Avenue. Due to limited holiday train runs, no service was suspended along the West Trenton Line, Busch said. The regional rails train was transporting about 60 people at the time of the incident, all passengers were unharmed. Busch noted the victim was the first death …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Rumors began to fill social media platforms Thursday and police were brought in to investigate gun threats at Neshaminy High School.
Middletown police have additional resources devoted to Neshaminy High School after rumors a student involved in a fight planned to bring a gun to school on Friday spread rampant Thursday. The district said an investigation by law enforcement and administrators found the threat to be "not credible." "Unfortunately the rumor has continued, fueled mostly by unrelated events, the Sandy Hook Tragedy and the pending 'End of the World' on 12/21/12. It moved to social media sites Thursday afternoon and just took off," the district statement read. The school worked with police throughout Thursday afternoon and evening to gather details on the threat. In a phone message to parents, the district thanked students, parents and staff for reporting the …