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Week In Review: April 8-14

Did you miss any of this week's news?

There isn't always time to sit down and read the news. So in case you missed any of the week's stories, here's a look at what happened in the greater Media area over the course of the week.

There was a police pursuit following a burglary in Middletown and we told you how it resulted in a car crash on Route 352. Formal murder charges were filed a against a mother and son who are accused of killing the family's patriarch in 2008. Two new restaurants, Spasso and Diego's, opened up on State Street. Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School selected a new principal despite low enrollment so far.

Below is a full list of this week's stories.

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Saturday, April 14

Win a $240 StubHub gift card.

Delaware and Montgomery County Councils and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognize Casey Feldman and declare April Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Check out these homes that are for sale in the $750,000 range, in the greater Philadelphia area.

Delaware County is promoting programs dedicated to improving the lives of children who are victims of abuse.

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Friday, April 13

Fire companies throughout the city and suburbs are flying flags at half staff.

Nearly 30 open houses are scheduled for the Media area on the weekend of April 15.

Results from Media Patch's 2012 Reader's Choice polls.

Opening Day ceremonies will include a special guest Phillies player and the parade at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

This chihuahua papillon mix, named Vicky, is available for adoption at the Delco SPCA.

Want to get out of town and go for a trip, but looking to save money?

Looking for a job?

The Delco SPCA is hosting an Opening Day Weekend adoption event where visitors will be eligible for $1 adoptions, pictures with the newest Phillies Ballgirl, dollar dogs, a bake sale and a raffle basket full of Phillies merchandise.

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Thursday, April 12

A man was held on $500,000 cash bail following a burglary, police pursuit and car crash in Middletown on Tuesday.

The following information has been supplied by the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

The mother and son accused of killing a Middletown man in 2008 were formally read the charges filed against each of them on Thursday.

Patch contributor Lauren Avellino Turton serves up a review of Trattoria Giuseppe in Edgemont.

These are recent death notices of local and former residents.

County Council alerts residents to new Pennsylvania Voter ID requirements.

An account of legislative votes in the General Assembly.

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Wednesday, April 11

Diego's held a soft opening Tuesday.

A Media woman, who found a wallet 12 years ago, was able to return it to the owner recently.

The new regional Catholic school's name has been officially determined and a new principal has been selected but the enrollment turnout is currently low.

Iron Hill Brewery will celebrate its opening of the outdoor patio with a Patio Opening Luau on Thursday.

Patch offers some ideas for the upcoming weekend for you and the family.

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Tuesday, April 10

Spasso, the new Italian restaurant on State Street, held a soft opening Monday night.

The following information has been supplied by the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

Route 352 and W. Knowlton Road in Middletown is now open after having been closed due to an earlier crash, according to State Police.

These houses were sold between March 1 and March 31, 2012.

The PA primary is on April 24.

Pennsylvania's primary election is April 24.

Find out about upcoming deadlines in the Media Patch community from April 9-15.

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Monday, April 9

Where is the best place to buy sporting goods?

Hungry people anxiously await the opening of Diego's and Spasso on State Street in Media.

The following information has been supplied by the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

The American Cancer Society's Bark for Life event comes to Rose Tree Park on April 15.

Middletown Resident Announces 7th District Congressional Run for Office

Owen Powell, of Middletown, announced that he will pursue a run in the 7th Congressional District as an independent candidate, according to the Delaware County Daily Times.

The Middletown Township Business and Professional Association’s April meeting will feature a history professor on April 11 who will discuss a Penn State Brandywine student project.

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Sunday, April 8

See what our readers voted as the area's best tax prep location in the results of our Readers' Choice poll.

 

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