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Dylan's Monster

September 26, 2013 by Thomas Faustman (Register to contact)

Just had my 2nd book published- "Dylan's Monster." The story is set in the Upper Darby area and deals with a serial killer being chased by an unlikely hero. Oddly, the book is amusing and harrowing.Got a great endorsement on the cover from Temple Basketball Coach Fran Dunphy! Getting great reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Also available on Kindle and Nook. Look out Tina Fey!

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7 Delco Police Departments Hosting National Night Out Events Tues  Haverford, PA Patch

7 Delco PDs Hosting National Night Out Events - Haverford-Havertown, PA - National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes ...

U.D. spending millions on capital projects for schools  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — The proposed Clifton Heights middle school may have dominated the discussion of Upper Darby School District facilities over the past school ...

Lockdown Lifted At Upper Darby High School, Student In Custody  Haverford, PA Patch

Lockdown Reported At Upper Darby High School - Haverford-Havertown, PA - Police said a student is in custody and students are being dismissed after a bullet ...

What's happening in and around town this summer  The Delaware County Daily Times

Free adult classes available in GED, basic literacy and ESL.

Toy Gun On Campus Leads To Lockdown, Early Dismissal At Upper Darby High School  CBS Philly

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. UPPER DARBY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Distraught parents in contact with their children by cellphone, many of them ...

August start date set for Upper Darby schools  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — Upper Darby schools will officially start before Labor Day for the fifth year in a row come August.

Upper Darby High School athletic trainer dies during Broad Street Run

The Upper Darby School District said an athletic trainer died during the Broad Street Run on Sunday in Philadelphia.

Report: More supports needed for Upper Darby schools  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — An evidence-based education funding model shows a $21.3 million gap in needed academic supports for Upper Darby students, according ...

Florida man finds 89-year-old Upper Darby High School diploma, seeks owner

A Jacksonville, Florida, man found an 89-year-old diploma issued to a graduate of Upper Darby High School in Delaware County, and he wants to return it to its ...

Guest Column: Upper Darby students have right to great school  The Delaware County Daily Times

It starts with modern classrooms that are not overcrowded.

Teen arrested for threat toward Upper Darby High School; school to open Friday  WPVI-TV

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly making a threat toward Upper Darby High School.

New policy procedures on the table for Upper Darby schools  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — The Upper Darby School District is looking to change the way policies are reviewed before final adoption.

Boccelli, Richard Marley  Press of Atlantic City

Boccelli, Richard Marley, - 95, of Ocean City, aka Dick Richards of Bill Haley's Comets, passed away on 7/12/2019 at the Shores at Wesley Manor in Ocean City, ...

Toy Gun Scare at Upper Darby High School  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Upper Darby High School went on lockdown around 8 a.m. Thursday. Police say a student brought a plastic, yet realistic, gun to school. The incident was ...

Upper Darby High School adds names to Wall of Fame  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — The accomplishments of eight Upper Darby High School alumni earned them permanent placement on the school's wall of fame Friday.

Football: Rich Gentile to coach one more season at Upper Darby  The Delaware County Daily Times

Upper Darby High School is moving on from longtime head football coach Rich Gentile following the 2019 season.

Upper Darby to weigh tax increase for final school budget  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — The Upper Darby School Board will have its options as to how much to raise taxes for the 2019-20 school year before it votes on a final.

Proposed charter school for the arts draws opposition in Upper Darby  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — The Upper Darby community roundly rejected the application for a new arts-based charter school proposed for the school district next year.

More administrators named in Upper Darby School District  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — A slate of district-level administrative appointments, including an assistant superintendent and two new money men, in the Upper Darby ...

Students, community members protest firing of Upper Darby football coaches  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

Students along with community members packed an Upper Darby school board meeting to demand the district reconsider its decision to fire the high school's ...

Arrest made in murder of Upper Darby High School student  WPVI-TV

A man is now charged with the murder of an Upper Darby High School student earlier this summer.

Charter arts school proposed for Upper Darby | News |  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — A new charter school has been proposed for the Upper Darby School District.

Administrators, school board reorganized in Upper Darby | News  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY — A number of administrators in the Upper Darby School District will be shuffled around to different positions this month.

Donna Ruffo Obituary - Upper Darby, PA | Delaware County Daily & Sunday Times

Donna M. (nee Tagliaferri) Ruffo, 62, of Upper Darby, PA, died June 29, 2019 at Neighborhood Hospice. Born, raised and a lifetime resident of Upper Darby, she ...

Police: Teen In Custody After Student Stabbed Multiple Times Inside Upper Darby High School  CBS Philly

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — Police say a teenager is in custody after an Upper Darby High School student was ...

Superintendent: Upper Darby High School student wounded with pencil

The superintendent of the Upper Darby school district said the student who was reportedly stabbed with a knife in the high school on Monday was actually ...

Tina Fey makes surprise return to Upper Darby High School

Tina Fey made a surprise return to her high school in Upper Darby on Wednesday and was welcomed with huge fanfare.

Groups meet to discuss education funding challenge | News  The Delaware County Daily Times

MORTON — The PA Schools Work campaign brought its first work group conference to the county since its 2018 formation, “Delaware County Unites for ...

Upper Darby School Board responds to 'sanctuary' status  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY >> A simple resolution slated for adoption by the Upper Darby School Board at its Aug. 14 meeting was met with public comment about the ...

Upper Darby applies for school funds promised by lawmakers  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY >> Administrators in the Upper Darby School District have applied for money that was reportedly secured in the 2018-19 state budget for the ...

Police: 2 arrested after student brings loaded gun to Upper Darby High School

Police say a 17-year-old arrested for bringing a loaded handgun to Upper Darby High School Wednesday was investigated back in 2015 for threatening to kill ...

More than 100 pack meeting on proposed new school in Clifton  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — The Upper Darby School Board is inching closer to building the district's first new school in almost 50 years, following a contentious ...

Thousands of flies swarming Upper Darby Township community  WPVI-TV

Residents in Upper Darby Township are dealing with a major fly problem.

Upper Darby native Jim Croce to be honored with historical marker  The Delaware County Daily Times

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission announced Thursday the approval of a historical marker for James Joseph 'Jim' Croce, the Delco native ...

Delaware County 4th Of July Fireworks: 2019 Guide, Times  Haverford, PA Patch

Delaware County 4th Of July Fireworks: 2019 Guide - Haverford-Havertown, PA - Patch has your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and ...

School board confirms McGarry to lead U.D. schools  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY — Daniel McGarry, Ed.D. was unanimously selected Tuesday night to serve as Upper Darby School District's twelfth superintendent.

PONTE VEDRA MAN FINDS PA DIPLOMA: He wants to return it to its rightful owner

A man in Ponte Vedra found a diploma belonging to Francis Albert DiGiovanni, a graduate of Upper Darby High School in the state of Pennsylvania on June 12, ...

Actress Tina Fey pays visit to Upper Darby High School  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> It's not every day students and staff at Upper Darby High School get a surprise visit from comedian Tina Fey, one of their most famous ...

Upper Darby residents, administrators discuss school safety | News  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> An overview of current school safety practices and the potential to enhance them in the Upper Darby School District generated two hours of ...

Upper Darby school board OKs proposed $209M budget  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> The Upper Darby school board Tuesday evening took the procedural step to adopt a proposed final $209.5 million budget with the largest ...

Your Guide to July 4th Celebrations Around Philadelphia's Suburbs  Mainline Today

The annual Wawa Welcome America festival features tons of free events throughout Philadelphia from June 30 to July 4, culminating in a fireworks show and ...

'Royal' sendoff for Upper Darby 850 grads at Tower Theater  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> The Tower Theater on 69th Street was the 'Royal' location for the 2018 graduation of Upper Darby High School. The historic theater was ...

Day in court for student charged with making threat against Delco high school

18-year-old An-Tso Sun appeared in court Wednesday morning in Upper Darby, Delaware County.

What's happening in and around town this spring  The Delaware County Daily Times

The SeaPerch Team at Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School in Wallingford recently competed against 24 other middle schools in the Greater ...

Upper Darby Flip Flop: Once all-Republican Harrisburg contingent now all Democrats  The Delaware County Daily Times

For the last eight years Upper Darby Township has been represented in the state House of Representatives by one Democrat and one Republican.

Drexel Hill Middle School adds new names to Wall of Heroes  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — More than a dozen names have been added to Drexel Hill Middle School's Wall of Heroes since the inaugural ceremony on Sept. 11, 2002 ...

31 years after father played in Big 33, Warwick tight end Hayden Rucci set to follow in dad's footsteps  LancasterOnline

Dauphin County resident David Umberger was 8 years old when he first met Todd Rucci. The meeting came back in 1988. Rucci was a senior at Upper Darby ...

Police: Driver under influence of heroin in Upper Darby crash  WPVI-TV

A driver who crashed his vehicle into a utility pole in Delaware County was under the influence of heroin, Upper Darby police say.

New 'Royal' in charge at Upper Darby High School  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> A new principal will be leading the Royals of Upper Darby High School this school year after the resignation of Principal Ed Roth last week.

Community Briefs: Delco IU announces winners of 60th annual Delaware County Science Fair  The Delaware County Daily Times

MORTON — The Delaware County Intermediate Unit has announced the winners of the Delaware County Science Fair. Now in its 60th year, the Science Fair ...

Get out and about to these events leading up to July 4th  The Delaware County Daily Times

Get into the Independence Day spirit with these events:

‘We Can’t Survive Without The Community’: Delco High School Football Players Put Rivalries Aside For Another Hero Bowl  CBS Philly

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (CBS) – High school football players from all around Delaware County put their rivalries aside Thursday night for a great cause.

Class of 2014: Upper Darby High School | News |  Delaware County Daily Times

Graduation for Upper Darby High School's Class of 2014 will take place 9 a.m. Friday at Upper Darby High Memorial Field, Lansdowne Avenue.

Teenager ID'd in fatal Upper Darby shooting  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> Police have identified the young man who was shot dead on an Upper Darby street Saturday night as Armand Fennell, a 17-year-old Upper ...

Upper Darby schools, Glenolden agree on park use  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> Upper Darby School District is expecting to pay $15000 for playground renovations in Glenolden.

Student charged with making threat against Bonner Prendergast Catholic High School in Delaware County

An 18-year-old student has been arrested for making a threat against a Delaware County high school.

Philadelphia area July 4th fireworks list for 2019  WPVI-TV

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- July 4th is right around the corner and there are dozens of fireworks displays scheduled throughout the Delaware Valley! Check out ...

Naked Family Arrested Outside Upper Darby High School  CBS Local

By Kim Glovas and Elizabeth Hur. UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — Upper Darby Township police have three women and a teenage boy in custody after a bizarre ...

Upper Darby School District apologizes for KKK skit

The Upper Darby School District is apologizing after a controversial classroom photo involving the KKK was shared on social media.

Community Briefs: Four Delco Middle Schools win awards for 'cool' manufacturing videos  The Delaware County Daily Times

MALVERN — With the state and national focus on reviving the manufacturing industry in America, students from 16 local middle schools in Chester and ...

Gianficaro: Hatboro's Brian Smart dies of heart attack during Broad Street Run  The Intelligencer

An autopsy revealed Hatboro's Brian Smart, 25, who died of a heart attack while participating in the Broad Street Run, had a bigger-than-normal heart.

Clifton goes to bat with U.D. school board over ball fields  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — Clifton Heights residents made their presence known to the Upper Darby Board of School Directors this week in a recently ignited fight for the ...

St. Mark's girls stage impressive comeback, but fall on last-second shot  The Dialog

St. Mark's turned an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit into a late lead, but Upper Darby's Gabby Liberio scored as time expired to give the Royals the win.

Garnet Valley wins first Hi-Q contest of 2019  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — Delco Hi-Q's 71st season resumed on January 4 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Upper Darby played host to Garnet Valley and ...

Upper Darby SD facility report: school buildings are OK  Delco News Network

Upper Darby School District buildings are generally in fair to good condition according to a new report released by the district.

Upper Darby police need your help in search for would-be killer  WPVI-TV

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police in Delaware County have released chilling new surveillance video showing a gunman ambushing a victim this past ...

Upper Darby High School students take part in Philadelphia Flower Show (VIDEO)  Delco News Network

Red geraniums and purple snapdragons burst with color in “Butterfly Effect,” one of Upper Darby High School's two exhibits in the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Young minds, good veggies growing at Bonner-Prendergast HS

Bonner-Prendie incoming junior Trinity Morett created explanatory signage for the Upper Darby Community Garden, a partnership of her Catholic school, public ...

Leopold, Wesley B.  Press of Atlantic City

Leopold, Wesley B., - 94, of Ocean City, passed peacefully in his sleep on May 23, 2019. Wes was born on January 9, 1925 in Upper Darby, PA, the son of ...

Philadelphia Area July 4 Fireworks, Parades: 2019 Guide  Montgomeryville, PA Patch

2019 Philly Area July 4 Fireworks Guide - Montgomeryville-Lansdale, PA - Here's your ultimate guide to fireworks and other Fourth of July celebrations around ...

Woman caught stealing security cameras in Upper Darby  WPVI-TV

Upper Darby police are looking for a woman caught on surveillance video stealing surveillance cameras.

New grading scale OK'd by Upper Darby school board  Delco News Network

Upper Darby>> The grading system at Upper Darby High School is officially changing next school year, and it's a move that will put it on the same academic ...

Tina Fey Returns Home, Talks Pizza, High School and Mean Girls  NBC 10 Philadelphia

“She doesn't even go here.” Not anymore at least. Once upon a time though Tina Fey, of Mean Girls and 30 Rock fame, called Upper Darby High School and ...

Police: Robber drops wallet at crime scene in Upper Darby  WPVI-TV

Upper Darby police say a man left a key piece of evidence behind after robbing a Subway restaurant last week: his wallet.

Upper Darby parents charged for 10-month-old girl's drug overdose death  WPVI-TV

A mother and father have been charged with murder after their 10-month-old daughter died after ingesting fentanyl back in April.

What's happening in and around town | News |  The Delaware County Daily Times

Paxon Hollow Middle School in the Marple Newtown School District recently honored select students, chosen for their qualities of Integrity, honesty and ...

How property taxes are crushing some communities | News  Delco News Network

The issue of how to appropriately fund education has been a decades-long conundrum that has seen well-attended school board meetings, lawsuits, rallies and ...

National night out held at Upper Darby High School  The Philadelphia Tribune

Upper Darby Township celebrated the “32nd Annual National Night Out” last week in fine fashion.

Rucci selected for Big 33 Classic  Lititz Record Express

Warwick senior Hayden Rucci (center), shown with his parents Stacy and Todd, has been selected to play in the 62nd annual Big 33 Classic. Todd, an Upper ...

Bucks teen performing with Grammy-nominated Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra  Bucks County Courier Times

Council Rock High School South freshman and violinist Lea Wang will be a featured performer at a concert on Sunday in Upper Darby.

17-year-old shot and killed during party in Upper Darby

A teenager is dead after a shooting in Delaware County.

Upper Darby High School senior selected as member of the All-National Honor Choir  Delco News Network

After two years performing in district, regional and all-state choruses, Upper Darby High School senior Hannah Shanefield will be basking in the national ...

Community Briefs: Community YMCA of Eastern Delco honors community members, awards scholarships  The Delaware County Daily Times

LANSDOWNE — The Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County welcomed its members, board of directors, staff, family, and friends for the 2019 Annual ...

2-Hour Delay For School District Of Haverford Township Monday  Haverford, PA Patch

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP, PA – The School District of Haverford Township will open on a two-hour delay Monday, March 4 due to winter weather hitting the ...

Brother producers BNYX® and BEAUTIFULMVN pound the pavement to make the beat  PW-Philadelphia Weekly

But the same holds true for those behind the scene, the producers who craft and polish the sound. Luckily for brother producers BNYX® and BEAUTIFULMVN, ...

Party Time: How to have a bang-up 4th  Montgomery Newspapers

Happy Birthday, America. As usual there is no shortage of things to do, both in the Roxborough area and the city. Here's the rundown.

Vermont Man Wanted For Sex Assault, Kidnapping Caught In Delco  Radnor, PA Patch

Vermont Man Wanted For Sex Assault Caught In Delco - Radnor, PA - The man is accused of woman and child at random in New Hampshire and then taking her ...

Upper Darby debates 'ridiculous' dress code | News |  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY >> The dress code in Upper Darby School District schools was again dissected at a recent education and pupil services committee meeting in ...

Havertown Man Who Beat Infant Daughter Sentenced To Prison  Haverford, PA Patch

Havertown Man Gets Prison For Chesco Child Beating - Haverford-Havertown, PA - A Havertown man who beat his three-month old daughter in Chester County ...

Delaware County residents welcome spring with 107-year-old tradition at Rosati Water Ice  The Delaware County Daily Times

CLIFTON HEIGHTS — A Delaware County business icon "sprang" back to life this week. Yes, they threw open the windows at Rosati's Water Ice - for the 107th ...

2019 Haverford Heritage Festival is set for Sunday | News  The Delaware County Daily Times

HAVERFORD — The Haverford Township Historical Society in Havertown will hold its annual Haverford Heritage Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2 ...

Police name 2 suspects in Upper Darby shooting

Investigators said they are searching for two men in connection to a shooting Friday that has left a man in critical condition and injured a teenager.

UPPER DARBY 2017 GRADUATES | Lifestyle |  The Delaware County Daily Times

Upper Darby High School celebrated its commencement exercises on Wednesday, June 7. The members of the Class of 2017 are:

Check here to see if your reunion is coming up  The Delaware County Daily Times

Upper Darby High School Class of 1967: holds its 50th reunion at the Concordville Inn on Oct. 21. Cost is $70. For information, email

DCIU appoints new tech school principal | News |  The Delaware County Daily Times

MORTON — The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) Board of Directors recently approved the appointment of Daniel Palmer as the new principal of the ...

1 killed in Upper Darby crash  YC

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A 46-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning when his 1999 Toyota Camry ran a red light and crashed into a tow truck in ...

Tina Fey's visit to Upper Darby Performing Arts Center delights fans  Delco News Network

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center was the most 'fetch' place to be on Saturday night.

Devastated Family Describes Pain Of Tragic Murder-Suicide  Newtown, PA Patch

Week In Review - Newtown, PA - Top stories this week: The family of a 7-year-old girl killed by her father is sharing their story of pain to bring about change.

3 suspects sought for armed robberies in Upper Darby

Three armed robberies in six days have residents in Upper Darby, Delaware County, and SEPTA train riders alarmed.

Sports Flashback: Upper Darby Football Hall of Fame Banquet  Delco News Network

The fall of 1967 was the beginning of a new high school football season in Delaware County and with that a new league was established. It was called the ...

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