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Victim in Bristol Stabbing is “Doing Ok” Family Member Says.



A family member of the woman stabbed this weekend in Bristol Borough said the victim is “doing ok” Tuesday. 

The source, who has seen the out pouring from well wishers in the area on social media, just wanted to let people know the she’s getting stronger because of her “fighting spirit.” 

“She’s already been moved to a regular hospital room” the source who asked to remain anonymous said yesterday.  

The woman was stabbed in the abdomen in a domestic dispute in the early morning hours Saturday, police said.

She was quickly taken to Jefferson Torresdale Trauma Center by the Bucks County Rescue Squad for treatment where was originally listed in critical condition, police said. 


Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

As reported first by Lower Bucks Source Saturday morning, Denis Chirskoy, 27 of Bristol was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and possessing an instrument of crime for the early morning knife attack. 

Bristol Borough Police officer Jame Ellis’ quickly located Chirskoy close to the 700 block Corson Street address where the assault occurred and placed him into custody, 

Police say Chirskoy sustained a stab wound from the incident which was treated at a local medical facility before his arraignment. 

Chirskoy was remanded to Bucks County Correctional on bail set at 10 % of $500,000 as he awaits court appearance currently scheduled for June 24 in Bristol Borough District Court.  

Editors Note: It is standard practice in journalism not to identify victims of crime in published stories. We appreciate the messages and questions with regards to this issue, but it is our standard practice to protect victim identities. 




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State Grant Presented to Bristol Area Fire Companies by Santarsiero, Davis




State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Tina Davis (D-141) visited four Bristol fire companies Thursday to announce state grant awards to support public safety and the work of the fire companies.

The four awards are as follows:

“Our local volunteer fire companies, the firefighters, administrators, and support personnel, sacrifice so much to protect us all,” said Rep. Davis. “This state funding will help them obtain the equipment that they need to do their job a little more safely and effectively. Thank you to these amazing individuals for their selfless dedication to keeping our community safe.”

“Our volunteer firefighters do tremendous work, putting the community first to keep us safe,” said Sen. Santarsiero.  “I was happy to support these funds for equipment upgrades at four companies that serve Bristol Borough and Bristol Township, ensuring these brave men and women have the necessary resources to continue to serve the community.  It is critical we continue to support our fire companies and volunteer firefighters who work tirelessly on the front line to protect us.”

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Street Sweeper Operations Suspended for Sections of Bristol Borough



Bristol Borough officials announced late Wednesday that due to paving operations in the west ward, street sweeping would cease for one week and restart operations the week of July 24 on those streets.

“Due to paving, the street sweeper will not be sweeping these streets on Thursday and Friday, July 18th and 19th of this week:  Mifflin St., Linden St., Locust St., Maple St. and Green St.  The regular schedule will resume next week,” said a press release from the Bristol Borough Police Department.


Paving work being performed in Bristol Borough Wednesday
Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

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Fishing with a Cop Reels in September Date



The Bristol Borough Police Benevolent Association (BBPBA) announced details for this years “Fishing with a Cop” scheduled for next month at the Delaware Canal Lagoon on Jefferson Avenue.

PBA President, and “acting’ Sergeant Chuck Palmer went before Council last week to receive their support for the event, which he received enthusiastically.

September 7  from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Palmer said, is the date of the event and a rain date (Sept 8) has been added this year because of rain at last year’s event.

“We’ve gotten a lot of donations this year from locals, out of towners and businesses this year,” Palmer said.

Applications are available now at the Bristol Borough Police Department, 250 Pond Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with a deadline of August 24 to apply. 

Face painting, a D.J., and the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office Dept with its K-9 unit will be on hand.

Fishing gear for children is free and this is a 12 and under event for kids living in Bristol Borough.

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