Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Spiros E. Angelos has denied an appeal from opponents of the nonprofit HEADstrong Foundation who claimed Swarthmore Borough Council abused its discretion in approving an accommodation to open a new residence for cancer patients and their caregivers.

The judge found no abuse of discretion or error of law in borough council’s reasoning and “substantial evidence” supporting the Dec. 20 decision to approve the accommodation under the Fair Housing Act, according to the Aug. 31 order.

“HEADstrong will be able to pursue its mission of helping people who are sick, hurting, and away from home,” said Ballard Spahr attorney Matthew N. McClure, who represented the foundation pro bono with a team from McCausland, Keen & Buckman led by Christine A. Reuther.

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