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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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  1. Upper Darby High student in custody after bringing toy pellet gun to school  The Delaware County Daily Times
  2. Toy gun prompts lockdown, early dismissal at Upper Darby High School  WPVI-TV
  3. Toy Gun On Campus Leads To Lockdown, Early Dismissal At Upper Darby High School  CBS Philly
  4. Plastic gun recovered, 1 in custody after Upper Darby High School lockdown  FOX 29 News Philadelphia
  5. Lockdown lifted on Upper Darby High School after student brings plastic gun to class  KYW Newsradio 1060
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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 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.



Upper Darby High School to resume classes Friday after threat  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged with making a threat against Upper Darby High School, originally forcing the school to cancel classes on Friday.



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.



Upper Darby High School cancels classes on Friday because of reported threat  Philly.com

Upper Darby High School reportedly will be closed Friday in response to an online threat of violence. Upper Darby police declined late Wednesday night to ...



Tina Fey makes surprise return to Upper Darby High School  6abc.com

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



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.



Superintendent: Upper Darby High School student wounded with pencil  6abc.com

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 ...



Another charter school, this one for the arts, aiming for Upper Darby  Philly.com

A charter-school operator wants to open a school in the Upper Darby School District, but it is encountering opposition.



Upper Darby saved on teacher expenses in 2017-18 | News  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — Turnover of teachers and staff has kept the Upper Darby School District under budget for the last school year.



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.



Student stabbed in stairwell of Upper Darby High School  Philly.com

An Upper Darby High School freshman was hospitalized Monday after being stabbed in a school stairwell by a classmate who appeared to be "lying in wait," ...



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 ...



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. In an email sent Thursday night to parents ...



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 ...



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 ...



Education funding meeting set in Upper Darby | News  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — On top of input for what qualities their ideal superintendent should have, the Upper Darby School District is again asking for the community ...



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

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



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 ...



Focus groups made for Upper Darby superintendent search  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — Community input is needed as the Upper Darby School District continues its search for a new superintendent.



In high-tax Upper Darby, school bills going up again. The district has plenty of company.  Philly.com

Property owners in the Upper Darby School District — where local tax rates already are among the highest in the region — will pay even more starting July 1.



Services Set For Moorestown Nurse Linked To Betsy Ross  Moorestown, NJ Patch

Services Set For Moorestown Nurse - Moorestown, NJ - Margaret Gotch was able to trace her heritage back to American Revolution flag seamstress Betsy Ross.



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 ...



Actress Tina Fey pays visit to alma mater Upper Darby High School  The Delaware County Daily Times

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 ...



'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 ...



Upper Darby student is National Merit Scholarship semifinalist  The Delaware County Daily Times

Upper Darby High School senior John Rybnik has been selected as a National Merit semifinalist for 2018-19. This prestigious honor was announced recently by ...



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 ...



Community rallies behind Upper Darby football coach Gentile  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY — The public is asking the Upper Darby School Board to redress the actions of district administrators who have decided to not bring back high ...



Grammy nominated Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra hosts holiday concert at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center  The Delaware County Daily Times

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Reuben Blundell, presents a holiday concert Dec. 2 at 3pm at the Upper Darby Performing ...



Budget requests add to already looming debt in Upper Darby School District  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> Staffing and other requests have given the Upper Darby School Board $3.7 million worth of options to consider in an over $200 million draft ...



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 ...



Plans for arming security officers U.D. schools fires up heated talks  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY — The Upper Darby Board of School Directors and the public talked out the pros and cons of having armed security officers in district schools ...



New 'Royal' in charge at Upper Darby High School  The Delaware County Daily Times

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.



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.



Freshman student stabbed at Pennsylvania high school  American School & University

Freshman student stabbed at Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill Pennsylvania.



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 ...



Upper Darby School Board says no to arming teachers  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> The Upper Darby School Board has shot down any prospect of allowing teachers to carry guns in their schools in the wake of the latest ...



Clifton goes to bat with U.D. school board over ball fields  Delco News Network

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 ...



Police: 2 arrested after student brings loaded gun to Upper Darby High School  6abc.com

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 ...



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.



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 ...



Young minds, good veggies growing at Bonner-Prendergast HS  CatholicPhilly.com

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



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 ...



Grammy-nominated Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra to present holiday concert  The Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY— The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of Reuben Blundell, will present a holiday concert 3 p.m. Sun., December ...



Fourth of July: Where to see fireworks displays in Delco  Delco News Network

The following Independence Day celebrations are set for next week around Delaware County:



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.



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.



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.



Seven added to Upper Darby High's Wall of Fame  The Delaware County Daily Times

Upper Darby >> An Emmy Award-winning camera developer and one of the world's leading chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) researchers were ...



New grading scale OK'd by Upper Darby School Board  The Delaware County Daily Times

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 ...



Today in History: Jan. 7, 2019 | News | delcotimes.com  The Delaware County Daily Times

100 Years Ago – 1919: In a special interview between a reporter of the Times and a representative of the Navy Department of Law Enforcement office at 15th ...



Edward Dougherty Passes  Standardbred Canada

Published: January 24, 2019 12:15 pm ET. No Comments | Jump to Comments. Edward Dougherty, a longtime Doylestown, PA resident and past president of ...



What's happening in and around town | News  Delco News Network

HELP FOR UNEMPLOYED. Joseph's People Central Delco (JPCD) will welcome Bill McCann, who will present a program, “Contacting Your Potential Employer ...



Upper Darby School District apologizes for KKK skit  6abc.com

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



UPPER DARBY 2017 GRADUATES | Lifestyle | delcotimes.com  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:



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.



Local Life: Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra sets holiday concert  The Delaware County Daily Times

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Reuben Blundell, presents a holiday concert Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing ...



Blanford, Barbara Ann  The Daily Progress

Barbara Ann Blanford, 67, of Waynesboro, formally of Drexel Hill, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 4, 2019, in Waynesboro. She was born ...



Drug take-back collections announced by county | Region  Delco News Network

District Attorney Katayoun Copeland and the Delaware County Heroin Task Force have taken their efforts to remove dangerous prescription drugs and combat ...



Upper Darby High sophomore faces heroin charges | News  Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER DARBY - An Upper Darby High School 10th-grader is facing drug and resisting arrest charges after police allegedly found 81 packets of heroin and ...



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 ...



Class of 2014: Upper Darby High School | News | delcotimes.com  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.



Upper Darby students to present at NASA forum  Delco News Network

SILICON VALLEY>> A group of Upper Darby High School students will be having an out of this world experience starting Tuesday as they compete at the ...



Jones Heath, Carolyn  Press of Atlantic City

Jones Heath, Carolyn, - 87, of Yorkshire Place, North Cape May passed away on January 15, 2019 at Victoria Manor, North Cape May. Born and raised in Aldan ...



Cheers! Hundreds head for Bethel for cheerleading clinic | News  Delco News Network

Hundreds of cheerleaders are expected to converge on Bethel Township Monday for a day-long Universal Cheer Association cheer and stunt clinic at the ...



Man arrested for severely beating his 3-month-old child in West Goshen  Delco News Network

West Goshen >> A Havertown man has been arrested for beating and seriously hurting his 3-month-old child.



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.



Upper Darby celebrates International Mother Language Day | News  The Delaware County Daily Times

Upper Darby>> In perhaps the most diverse suburban municipalities in the state with its residents hailing from dozens of countries around the world, the Upper ...



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, ...



Havertown Man Severely Beat 3-Month-Old Child: Cops  Haverford, PA Patch

HAVERTOWN, PA — A Havertown man is behind bars after severely beating his three-month-old child in West Goshen, according to authorities.



Police search for teen accused of firing gun in Upper Darby park  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

Upper Darby, Pa. (WTXF) Police say a teen fired a gun at a crowded playground in Upper Darby.



Norristown school board appoints new superintendent and high school football coach  The Times Herald

NORRISTOWN >> The Norristown Area School District Board of School Directors bid farewell to outgoing Superintendent Dr. Janet Samuels and voted ...



Wells Fargo donates $20,000 dollars to the Mann  6abc.com

The Mann Center kicked off a summer tradition with a performance of West Side Story.



The most 'Royal' members of Upper Darby graduate  Delco News Network

The Tower Theater in Upper Darby has hosted some of the greatest music legends ever: Paul Simon, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones, ...



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 ...



Philadelphia Flower Show in full bloom at Upper Darby High School (VIDEO)  Delco News Network

Yellow Forsythia, purple orchids, red ruby slippers and the Emerald City burst with color in “Canine Castle” and “Walk of Fame: Leading Men,” two of Upper ...



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 ...



Colwyn man faces trial for selling fatal dose of heroin  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> A Colwyn man charged with selling a fatal dose of heroin to 28-year-old Charles “Andy” Bruhn at a Chester halfway house back in April of 2017 ...



Political pageant for Delaware County Democrats  WHYY

Hundreds of Delaware County Democrats gathered in an auditorium at Upper Darby High School Wednesday evening to watch a debate — and to sort out a ...



Upper Darby grad 'BumpOuts' secret of success | News  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> Zac Pierce graduated from Upper Darby in 1996. He was set to graduate in 1995, but his dysfunctional upbringing filled with alcohol, drugs ...



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.



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.



A Pennsylvania lawmaker reportedly wants to stop teachers from discussing politics in class  PhillyVoice.com

Pennsylvania state representative Will Tallman sent a memo to the state House of Representatives last week with the idea for a bill that would ban discussions of ...



What’s it like to attend a multilingual high school?  PBS NewsHour

At Pennsylvania's Upper Darby High School in suburban Philadelphia, more than 15 languages are spoken in a student body of nearly 4,000. To help support ...



Cop Shop: Upper Darby promotes five 'outstanding' law enforcers  The Delaware County Daily Times

In the words of their boss, five newly promoted members “make the Upper Darby Police Department even better than it already is.”



Thousands pack festival in Upper Darby for beloved music teacher Brad Schoener  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> Drivers often become frustrated when they need to circle a parking lot numerous times to find a space.



Edna M. Rosenberg, public relations director, dies at 106  Baltimore Sun

Edna M. Rosenberg, a centenarian and a former insurance company public relations director, died Oct. 24 in her sleep at her Pikesville home. She was 106.



Restraining Order Set Against Man Who Beat Infant Girl In Chesco  West Chester, PA Patch

Restraining Order Set Against Man Who Beat Child - West Chester, PA - A man who severely beat his three-month-old daughter in Chester County has been ...



‘This Is Not a Drill’: 11 Students on the Terror of Lockdowns  The New York Times

School gun violence and the terror it creates have riveted America again since a gunman shot and killed 17 last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...



Education Roundup -- Dec. 2  The Philadelphia Tribune

All Morgan State nursing grads pass national exam.



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

Cardinal O'Hara Class of 1987: holds its 30th reunion from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Best Western Plus Concordville Hotel, Glen Mills, in the Victoria Room.



Lou DeVlieger ends sweet career as Upper Darby Superintendent  Delco News Network

In a sea of nearly 900 purple robes last Thursday sat the last class of Upper Darby High School Lou DeVlieger would see as superintendent. The green of the ...



Norristown Area High School welcomes new principal | News  The Times Herald

NORRISTOWN >> The school board voted unanimously to approve the superintendent's recommendation for Ed Roth to become the next principal of Norristown ...



Fairytale prom night for special young couple  6abc.com

Complete with a horse-drawn carriage and police chief escort, it was a very special prom night for very special Clarence Bell and Jennifer Cassidy in Upper ...



Working at Chick-fil-A scored local students scholarships  Delco News Network

Springfield >> A handful of team members at Chick-fil-A restaurants in Ridley and Springfield gathered at the Springfield Park location Friday for a valuable ...



Why it matters that the Delco Dems aren't endorsing anyone in Pa.'s Fifth Congressional District  Philly.com

Could the failure of Delaware County Democrats to unite and endorse a single candidate in the Fifth District U.S. House primary help Philadelphian Rich Lazer?



School tax increase limits for 2017-18 released by state  The Delaware County Daily Times

School districts in the county have an idea how high they will be allowed to raise property taxes for the 2018-19 school year after the Pennsylvania Department ...



Local schools' selections for 2018 Best of the Class  6abc.com

For more than 30 years, 6abc has coordinated The Best of the Class Event - a free daylong celebration of academic achievement inviting high school ...



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 pickipickipicki@gmail.com.



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