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Almost Last Public Meeting on Dranoff's Cricket Lot Project

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This Wednesday December 10th is THE meeting that the community needs to attend. Can we count on you to show your opposition to the proposed Cricket lot project?

Please make every effort to attend this special meeting of the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners (BOC)  scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at the Lower Merion Township Building, 75 EastLancaster Avenue in Ardmore, 2nd floor.

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Rally for Ardmore: Saturday November 8th 2014, 3:30 to 4 PM

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Got another note from Sharon Eckstein that I'd like to pass on:

Thank you to all who attended the rally on November 1. We so appreciate your willingness to speak up and show your opposition to the proposed Cricket lot development. WE need your help if we are to protect our community from out-of-scale development and state financed private development. Here are 3 things we ask you to do:

ATTEND THE RALLY SATURDAY NOV. 8 3:30-4:00 PM - Our recent rally was a huge success- over 90 people attended despite the rain and the cold. We were joined by State Rep. reg Vitali and LM Commissioners Jenny Brown, Brian Gordon and Lew Gould. We received TV coverage from NBC and press coverage from the Main Line Times. WE know many people were unable to join us this past Saturday due to the inclement weather so we are meeting again this Saturday. Please come and bring your family and friends! Please attend if you were not there last week AND if you were there! Continued attention to this misguided project is critical if we are to succeed in opposing it.

LETTER TO PA OFFICE OF BUDGET - Attached is a letter to Mr. Charles Zogby, secretary of the PA office of the budget, requesting withdrawal of state RACP funding for this project. Please print out this letter, add your name and address to the top right corner, sign it and mail it to Mr. Zogby. Also, please mail me a copy of your signed letter. i will then present all signed letters to the LM Board of Commissioners and to Greg Vitali. My address: Sharon Eckstein 35 Simpson Rd Ardmore, PA 19003

SPEAK AT LM BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING WEDNESDAY NOV. 19th - Come to the November Meeting and speak out against the project during public comment/public privilege of the floor. The meeting is held at the LM Township building and starts at 7 PM.

Your voice does matter. Your actions make a difference. Thank you!

PA Budget Letter

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Rally for Ardmore: November 1st 2014 at 3:30 PM

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I received this note from Sharon Eckstein and wanted to pass it along here:

Dear Ardmore neighbor!

The proposed Cricket lot development is 8 stories tall, is being financed by millions of dollars of state taxpayer monies, is being built on municipal land being given for free by the Township to the developer and is still being referred to as the Ardmore Transit Center project even though no train station is being included in it. Moreover, the process around this project has not been transparent nor has it responded to valid community - both business and resident - concerns.

The Ardmore businesses and residents are organizing a rally for next Saturday at 3:30 PM. This 1/2 hour rally will be held in front of the Township building and will be a way to call attention to community opposition to the project as planned.Now is the final opportunity to have our voices heard - the window of opportunity to express opposition is now or never. Please join me and your neighbors next Saturday. This half hour of your time will greatly impact the future of our community. Come to the rally, bring your family and friends, and please distribute this flyer to all on your email lists.

Thank you for your help -your presence will make a huge difference!!

I too have concerns about this. I feel like the township is blowing off concerns from local residents and businesses and instead trying to railroad through a plan that we neither need nor want. Misnaming the project as "The Ardmore Transit Center" is flat out dishonest and potentially fraudulent use of taxpayer dollars.

Furthermore, giving away township land for this project seems like a misuse of township property. Is the developer giving the township anything in return for getting free land? Well, with a lack of transparency, we just don't know.

Finally, what about traffic? It seems like every time some big development plan gets pitched, the effect on traffic is never talked about. As someone who doesn't own a car and walks everywhere in Ardmore, I get to see first hand how traffic is an issue. Anderson Ave is regularly packed solid with cars during rush hour most days, which makes crossing even in the crosswalks a bit of a safety concern. The parking lots at Suburban Square are packed solid with shoppers on Saturday afternoons. Adding an 8 story high rise is going to make this situation worse, not better.

Please, if you are concerned about this project, take a little time to stop by the rally next Saturday afternoon.

Rally for Ardmore, PA by Douglas Muth

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Regional uproar over dismantling silver maple forest

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Evil Well Ardmore friends, I see you've stopped complaining. Knights who say... NI! Many arrests over O'Neill Properties and his constantly changing owners. How can you manage this in Pennsylvania?

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Ardmore

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I noticed the tanning salon quietly closed downtown today:(

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Commissioner Springler Ethics Hearing Today 6:00 p.m. Radnor

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http://www.radnor.com/egov/apps/events/calendar.egov?path=03&action=details&id=30762;fDD=3-25

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Michael Pouls sentenced to 8 years

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Once every hundred years or so there actually is some justice in this world.

http://www.inquirer.com/front_page/20140308_Prison_for_Main_Line_developer_in_fraud_case.html

Michael Pouls, a Main Line developer whose name had for many become synonymous with the borrow-and-spend excesses of the early 2000s, saw his wave of prosperity come crashing down Friday as a federal judge sentenced him to eight years in prison for bank fraud. . . .

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Downtown Ardmore

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So I see another blight building enterprise is taking shape in Ardmore. The former Weight Watchers location is set to become a nail salon. Who zones these places. One nail salon just closed before Christmas downtown. Sigh another failure in the making-Good Luck!

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01-06-14 Radnor Township Board of Commissioners (BOC) Reorganization Meeting

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01-06-14 Radnor Township Board of Commissioners (BOC) Meeting, Part 1, 2 and 3

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01-06-14 Radnor Township Board of Commissioners (BOC) Meeting, Part 1 of 3. In this segment: Public Participation (Kate Long, Friends to Preserve Radnor and Maya K. van Rossum, Radnor Resident and Delaware Riverkeeper; Notice of Executive Session preceding the Board of Commissioners meeting of January 6, 2014. 1. Presentation by the Environmental Advisory Council (Josh Hilbert, Vice Chairperson and Daniel Meier) --Geese in Radnor Township. 2. Consent Agenda: a.) Approval of Minutes for Boarad of Commissioners Meeting of December 16, 2013. B.) Disbursement Acceptance and approval: 203-12B, 2013-12C. c.) Resolution #2014-03 -- Approval of Consultant to prepare the Forge to Refuge Trail Feasibility Study. Produced by John F. Haines, Sr. email:

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