Faithful returning to worship in person; The health system wants communities to pay; Maxey shines in 76ers playoff win


Hello and Happy Easter. Here are some of the best stories from the region.


The thunderstorms that blew on Saturday evening left us with a sunny but much cooler day today. Expect the high to reach around 51 degrees.

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Worshipers return to worship as usual as pandemic subsides

Two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect the world. At the time, then-President Donald Trump predicted the economy would reopen by Easter and churches would be full. This never happened and many churches, synagogues and mosques have adapted to virtual services and masses, while experiencing a sharp drop in attendance. But today attendance is back and more and more people are worshiping in person.



Crozer Health tells municipalities to pay or lose paramedic service

Crozer Health President and CEO Kevin M. Spiegel this week sent a letter to at least seven Delaware County municipalities, giving them 10 days to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars or face notice. 90 days to terminate the “chase car” paramedic service. On Tuesday, Spiegel sent a letter to leaders of Glenolden, Prospect Park, Tinicum, Norwood and Ridley Park, telling them the Advanced Life Support Response Vehicle, also known as the Chase Car, serving those communities had a loss. $336,000 annually.

Good Samaritan credited with saving motorist in West Whiteland

We never know when the right person is moving along the highway behind us at a critical moment. On February 10, at around 11:30 a.m., a vehicle traveling on Swedesford Road near Hillside Drive suddenly veered off the road, ran over a guide rail and rolled over onto its roof and into a stream below. The driver and two small dogs of the badly damaged vehicle were found upside down in the water, restrained by seat belts, with the airbags deployed.

Body found in Berks Creek identified as man missing for 6 months, state police say

A badly decomposed body, found floating in Maiden Creek in Richmond Township on Thursday, has been identified as that of a Windsor Township man who was reported missing six months ago by a relative, the police said. state police. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at Reading Hospital to determine the cause and circumstances of 60-year-old Ronald Garman’s death.

Surge in COVID cases in Pennsylvania fueled by most populous counties

The latest surge in COVID cases is evident across Pennsylvania and particularly in Philadelphia and counties bordering that city in the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s latest weekly Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard. The dashboard compares the week ending Thursday with the week ending April 7.


Philadelphia 76ers’ Tyrese Maxey, left, in action against Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, right, in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Philadelphia . The 76ers won 131-111.

Maxey’s ‘growth’ game stuns Raptors in series opener with Sixers

Tyrese Maxey had Sixers fans screaming “Maxey! Maxy! Maxy!” after every electrifying game, and he’s piled a season’s worth into the breakout game of his young career. Maxey wowed swirling layups, connected on 3-pointers from the Curry lineup and did whatever he wanted at all times as he dismantled the Raptors. He even tossed the ball he autographed as the 76ers game star into the stands, where a fan made a two-handed catch. Everything worked out for Maxey. He scored 21 of his postseason-high 38 points in the third quarter and he hit five 3-pointers to lead Philadelphia to a 131-111 win over Toronto in Game 1 on Saturday night.

McCaffery: Joe Girardi’s job security as Phillies manager is an issue that cannot be ignored

Dave Dombrowski has been in charge of the Phillies for over a year and has yet to make a crucial baseball decision. He didn’t hire a manager. He tolerated Joe Girardi, and for good reason. The Phillies had a winning record last season, their first since 2011. There has been some improvement. Some. Despite holding the right, the Phillies haven’t chosen Girardi’s contract option for 2023. That makes him the most vulnerable of the employees – a kind of leadership that should make the top brass look like they’re spending generously in other areas.


The Montgomery County Historical Society will present “Music in the Cemetery”

Join the Montgomery County Historical Society for a free outdoor concert on April 29. Bring a blanket, listen to live music, and watch the sunset at Montgomery Cemetery from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will also be a food truck on site. which will have summer evening snacks like Italian gelato and funnel cake available for purchase. The Music at the Cemetery event will feature classical flautist Faith Wasson, an international performing artist, having toured across Europe and North America as an orchestral musician and soloist in venues such as as the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the National Concert Hall of Ireland and the Palais Corbelli in Vienna, Austria.


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