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The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Feb. 23

Heron's Nest - 5 hours 39 min ago
The Daily Numbers: 71, expected high temperature today.

10 a.m., how long dense fog advisory is in effect.

2 women charged in strong-arm robbery of Harrah’s players in the parking garage of the Chester casino.

2 day strike March 5-6 being threatened by nurses at DCMH if they don’t get a new contract.

10,000 dollar fine slapped on Chester funeral home and director by state board for operating without a license.

200 people who showed up at town forum in Media on the Affordable Care Act last night.

8 million dollar line of credit for Cheyney University put up by the state.

48-game home win streak for Villanova at the Pavilion snapped last night.

74-66 loss to Butler, 2nd time this year Butler has gotten better of ‘Cats.

7 point lead for ‘Nova with 10:30 remaining.

18 point run that powered Butler to win.

4-1 loss for Flyers last night vs. the Caps.

33 saves for Caps goalie Brayden Holtby

59-39 loss for Interboro boys to Shanahan in District 1 hoops.

74-59 win for Chester Clippers.

102 straight wins for UConn women.

90-45 rout of Temple women.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Kind of a tough night. Losses for Flyers, Villanova, Saint Joe and Temple.

I Don’t Get It: At some point I think the Pa. Pats - Meehan and Toomey - will have to sit down in a town hall style meeting with constituents.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the latest member of the Lansdowne Police Force. Welcome to Chapek, a K-9 officer.

Quote Box: “For our patients, we must win a fair contract that will ensure safety for the Delco community.”

- Angela Neopolitano, nurse at DCMH, where unionized workers are threatening 2-day strike if they don’t get a new deal.
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New to the Market: Home Listings in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 5 hours 51 min ago
Patch brings you newly listed homes on the market. Check out the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
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List Your Job on Patch!

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 6 hours 13 min ago
Find a new job or post a job opening on the all new Patch Jobs!
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Check out the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch Calendar

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 6 hours 27 min ago
Looking for a something to do? Find it on the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Calendar
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Voices raised with ACA concerns are not going away

Heron's Nest - 6 hours 37 min ago
The debate over the Affordable Care Act - and Republicans’ vow to repeal it - rages on.

Town hall meetings are being held across the country as citizens realize what is at stake.

Last night several hundreds people turned out for a discussion of the ACA in Media sponsored by a group called Organizing for Action.

They wanted to hear from U.S. Rep. Pat. Meehan. He was invited - they even had a chair for him - but he did not attend. Some Republicans are trying to pass off these events as blatant political events being organized by progressive groups opposed to Republican policy.

I don’t doubt that some of those in attendance were in fact political operatives.

But not all of them. Probably not even most of them.

Instead what you are hearing is citizens, many of whom dealing with life-threatening illnesses, who are scared to death that they are going to lose their health benefits.

Meehan, like many moderate Republicans, has toned down the rhetoric on the health care debate. He’s now talking about ,”rescue and repair,” as opposed to “repeal and replace” when it comes to Obamacare.

But Republicans have yet to put forth their idea for a replacement plan.

Those voices out there wondering about the future of their healthcare are only going to get louder.

You can read our coverage of last night’s hearing here.

TIME TO FIX THE REDISTRICTING MESS

Speaking of Rep. Meehan, have you looked at a map of the 7th District lately.

It looks like one of your kids was turned loose with the fingerpaints.

The 7th District, which includes most of Delaware County, now also zigs and zags its way into Montgomery, Berks and even Lancaster counties. It spans parts of five counties altogether.

Yes, it’s a mess.

Two Pennsylvania legislators - one Democrat and one Republican - want to fix it before the next census is due in 2020. You can read our editorial on the issue here.
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Roundtable on abortion bills today at Swarthmore

Heron's Nest - 7 hours 10 min ago
The heated debate over a controversial abortion bill making its way through the state Legislature is headed to Delaware County today.

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-161, of Swarthmore will host a roundtable discussion on Senate Bill 3 at Swarthmore college at 2 p.m. Among those attending will be Gov. Tom Wolf.

Senate Bill 3 would change the existing abortion laws in the state, banning elective procedures after 20 weeks, instead of the 24-week limit now in place. It passed the Senate, with both Delco senators splitting along party lines. Sen. Tom McGarrigle, R-26, and Sen. Tom Killion, R-9, voted in favor; Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, and Sen. Anthony Williams, D-1, voted against.

State Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Warren/Crawford/Forest, introduced a companion bill in the House on Tuesday. House Bill 77 mirrors SB 3 in being one of the most restrictive abortion ban in the country.

Krueger-Braneky and Wolf will hear testimony from medical professionals, midwives, high-risk OBGYNs and individuals with personal stories relating to abortion from Delaware County.

The roundtable is slated for 2 p.m. in Bond Memorial Hall at Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave.

We'll be there to cover it.
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Heavy fog hits region overnight

Heron's Nest - 8 hours 47 min ago
You will need extra time for the morning commute.

I just drove into the office and I can tell you there is a heavy fog out there.

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the entire region until 10 a.m.

The roads also are wet, meaning the morning commute should be fairly eventful.

Plan on it taking longer to get where you are going.

The good news? Not only is it not snow, but it's not even all that cold. The warm temps are what is responsible for the heavy layer of fog that descended on the region overnight.

Later this morning the fog is expected to burn off and we're actually headed for a spring-like 71 degrees later today.

Get the full forecast here.
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Philly Band Hop Along Among WXPN's 2017 Festival Headliners

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-02-22 15:51
The band will join indie rock juggernaut Wilco and folk singer-songwriter Conor Oberst at the BB&T Pavilion July 28.
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KOP Man Smuggled Undocumented Immigrants Into Country For Money: U.S. Attorney

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-02-22 13:44
A King of Prussia man was arrested for accepting tens of thousands of dollars to help smuggle undocumented Turkish immigrants into the U.S.
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Friends' Central Rejects Ultimatum From Suspended Teachers' Attorney

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-02-22 13:07
Two teachers were suspended after a Palestinian speaker was scheduled to come to the Quaker school.
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Vehicle Stolen From Lower Merion Garage: Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-02-22 12:19
A 2015 Range Rover was stolen early Tuesday morning, police said.
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Major Pennsylvania Companies Announce Layoffs, Store Closings

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-02-22 12:05
Several major companies in Pennsylvania have announced store closings and layoffs that will leave hundreds without work.
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Missing Woman In Easttown Located: Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-02-22 10:11
Elizabeth Hunter Hooper was found Wednesday afternoon after being last seen Tuesday afternoon.
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SEPTA Broad Street Line Service Restored After Death On Tracks

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-02-22 09:55
Police said a 22-year-old male laid down on the tracks, ending his life Wednesday morning
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String Of Rooftop Burglaries Reported Across Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-02-22 09:00
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect behind a ninja-like rooftop burglary spree in Montgomery County.
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The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, Feb. 22

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2017-02-22 07:30
The Daily Numbers: 4 people hurt in collision, derailment of Frankford Market El trains at 69th St. Station in Upper Darby.

1 SEPTA train operator in critical condition

7 cars partially derailed.

6 countywide offices on spring primary ballot. Both parties have full slates running.

58 warnings and 4 citations issued by Brookhaven fire safety officers for people parking in fire lanes.

35 citations and 9 parking tickets issued by borough police.

35, age of Nether Providence man charged with posting child porn on Pinterest.

4 public forums being held by Rose Tree Media to discuss this year’s budget.

30 to 50 percent decline in soda sales in Philly since city enacted new tax on sugary drinks.

2.6 million dollars projected to be collected through Tuesday.

7.6 million dollars, what was expected to meet city’s goals.

20 percent cut in workforce seen by major soda distributor.

300 workers facing pink slips because of revenue dip at ShopRite supermarkets.

5 cities targeted by American Airlines for cheaper ‘basic economy’ fares for flights out of Philly starting March 1.

400 daily flights by American out of Philly every day.

71-55 win for Penn Wood boys in District 1 hoops action

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

We’re about to find out what the Flyers are made of, they face the Caps tonight, Penguins up next.

I Don’t Get It: Another day, another mess for SEPTA, this time a collision and derailment at 69th Street Station.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Luis Canales, the Villanova Law student who tells a compelling tale of achieving his dream - and gaining U.S. citizenship

Quote Box: “Tear down this wall.”

- Sen. Tom Killion, at last week’s opening of a new Wawa featuring beer sales, on the wall that divides that section from the rest of the store.
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Where Meehan stands on Trump's tax returns

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2017-02-22 06:40
After this week's print column in which I noted a couple of the reasons I think played a part in U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan's decision to stand "Pat," and not challenge U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, I got an interesting reader question.

While I noted that Meehan might not be all that enthralled about a statewide race while defending President Donald Trump's controversial stances on repealing the Affordable Care Act and placing a travel ban on immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the country, a reader wanted to know Meehan's stance on Trump's tax returns.

Turns out we didn't have to wait long.

Yesterday Meehan voted against a Democratic effort in the House to make those tax returns public.

But there is an asterisk, as there usually is on things happening in Washington.

Meehan spokesman John Elizandro says Meehan actually believes Trump should have released his tax returns during the campaign, and continues to think so.

He just does not believe this effort, through the House Ways and Means Committee, is the way to go about it.

You can read the full story here.
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The quote of the week on beer in Wawa

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2017-02-22 06:13
It's not exactly a secret that I am not the biggest fan of the way Pennsylvania goes about selling booze.

In fact, I have been at times described as one of the state's leading proponents of privatizing the whole system, blowing up the LCB and getting Pa. out of the booze business, turning it over to private enterprise, which can do it better, cheaper and with a lot more convenience for consumers.

That likely is still somewhere in the future.

For now, we have to be satisfied with taking baby steps.

So, yes, I was among those cheering last week when Wawa entered the beer market - at least at one store, their newly renovated site at Naamans Creek Road and Route 202 out in Concord.

But the quote of the week goes to Delco state Sen. Tom Killion, R-9, also a vocal proponent of privatization.

Something I wrote about last week did not escape Killion's notice either.

That is the idea of just how "convenient" this new age of beer in a convenience store actually is.

That's because state regulations required for this type of restaurant license mandate the establishment have a seating area for 30 people. There is actually a wall that separates the area selling beer from the rest of the store. You have to get your beer - and pay for it - there, separate from your other purchases. Real convenient, huh?

Wawa incorporated this space into this redesign of their Concord store and probably why they are not rushing to put beer coolers in more of their stores. For now, they are only saying this is the only store where they plan to have beer sales.

Killion is vowing to continue the push for full privatization in the state.

In his remarks, the senator thanked Wawa for "helping drag Pennsylvania into the 21st century when it comes to alcohol sales." He noted that both he and state Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, who represents Concord, voted for a privatization bill that actually passed the state House before dying in the Senate.

Then came the line of the week:

"I do think it's crazy that you have to go to a separate register, have a wall and 30 seats in order to serve alcohol. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, LCB, let's tear down this wall."

Couldn't have said it any better myself, senator.
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old paoli at risk in tredyffrin and what’s up in mt. pleasant?

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2017-02-21 17:28

Sadly, these are the four “Seven Sisters” houses on Chestnut Road in Paoli slated for demolition to make way for a multi-story apartment building. ~Pattye Benson Community Matters Photo

My friend Pattye ended her post today with a sentence I would have led with:

Please do not misunderstand; I support economic redevelopment if thoughtful and well-planned.

 

I concur, but the sad truth is we rarely see thoughtful and well-planned redevelopment or infill development (are you listening or hearing anyone yet Brian O’Leary and Chester County Planning Commission???)

So the other day I wrote a post about more bad development planned for Tredyffrin Township. My main focus was Benson’s plan for Howellville (he’s the guy who said he would restore Linden Hall in East Whiteland if he was allowed to build townhomes, but all he did was sell his approved plans to Pulte who is still cramming them in on Lancaster Ave in Frazer ….And yes everything is Malvern now much like everything further west is Chester Springs even if it isn’t, but I digress.)

Anyway, there were a couple of other things on Tredyffrin Planning, including a cram plan for shoehorning in an apartment building on Chestnut Road in Paoli.

Wonder where this is?  Here is a Google aerial view to help:

Paoli, as a village, was larger but similar to places like Ardmore with residential neighborhoods which were planned and existed off Lancaster Pike (Lancaster Ave).  People still live in them today, and on Chestnut there are quite a few restored houses.

Tredyffrin like East Whiteland has no historic preservation ordinance in place and in spite of near losses like that of the Covered Wagon Inn (which if it wasn’t for my friend Pattye would be a pile of rubble), there seems to be no discernible forward movement in this area.

I wonder, is Murph Wysocki listening?  I seem to remember what he said when running for supervisor around 2013:

…My vision for the future of TredyffrinTownship is to preserve again what we have here that’s all good –our neighborhoods, our open spaces….

Chestnut Road in Paoli is still a neighborhood even if you also find mixed use and commercial in and around it. So what about these neighborhoods? Not fancy enough to save? What happens when all the inventory of starter homes and downsizing homes are gone?

This is why I have several philosophical differences with those who run and govern Tredyffrin and neighboring townships like East Whiteland.  The zeal for development and ratables combined with a lack of real community planning that communities actually want mixed with a disregard for historic preservation is just a big problem.

Paoli’s orginal roots were 18th century and Joshua Evans’ Inn – General Paoli’s Tavern – named after a Corsican General Pasquale Paoli. General Paoli also inspired the American Sons of Liberty.  Paoli is also famous for the Battle of Paoli/Paoli Massacre  (battlefields stretch into Malvern as we all know).

Where we are talking about is not 18th century Paoli, but 19th century Paoli.  19th century Paoli grew out of the railroad. First the village grew with the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, which became the Pennsylvania Railroad and their famous “Main Line” which ended at Paoli….you know why we still say the Main Line ENDS at Paoli? Paoli was the western terminus.

Paoli has quite a few small neighborhoods like this and it terrifies me that they could all just cease to exist through a lack of historic preservation and proper planning.

And the most terrifying thing of all?  THESE PROPERTIES ARE ALREADY UNDER ONE OWNER which means unless stopped, this plan could move FAST!

This is where I let Pattye’s post take over, and I will join you for a last word about continuing issues in Tredyffrin’s panhandle adjacent to Radnor Township.

Trading in four 19th century houses in Paoli for a new multi-story apartment building … is this progress?

February 21, 2017

If a developer in Tredyffrin has his way, we are going to lose four historic houses in Paoli to make way for a multi-story apartment building!

Developer Lancaster Chestnut LLP presented a preliminary land development plan LD-03-2016 “Chestnut Road Apartments” at the Planning Commission.  The application seeks to consolidate four parcels into one parcel for the development of a multi-story, 17 unit apartment building with 1 and 2-bedroom units.

The site for the proposed apartment building is Chestnut Road, south of Lancaster Avenue and is located within Paoli’s TCD (Town Center) district.  Demolishing four 19th century homes to ‘make way’ for a new apartment building was not volunteered by the developer – but rather as response to a Planning Commissioner question regarding the age of the buildings.

I visited Chestnut Road to see where see the location of this proposed apartment building.  Assuming the land development plan moves forward, the four historic houses slated for demolition are 35, 37, 39 and 43 Chestnut Road.  Driving past these four houses on Chestnut Road, there are three additional houses which are restored and occupied.

 

Dating to 1895, these three “sisters” houses are restored and occupied. With the Chestnut Road Apartment plan, these 19th century buildings will lose their four “sisters” and live in the shadows of a 21st century multi-story apartment building.

The four houses to be demolished are individually included in the 2003 Tredyffrin Township Historic Resource Survey book.  For the township’s survey, the houses were surveyed and photographed. The historic consultant described their architectural style as “gable-end Colonial Revival cottage” and dated the properties to 1895.

Through local history, the neighborhood of the seven 19th century homes on the east side of Chestnut Road was known as Paoli’s “Seven Sisters”.  Now one hundred and twenty-two years later and four of the ‘sisters’ are on the brink of demolition. Single family homes of the 19th century to be replaced by 21st century multi-family apartment building. Destruction of local history in the name of progress …?

Although the four 19th century homes are included in the township’s historic resource book, the identification is meaningless as Tredyffrin remains a municipality without a historic preservation ordinance of protection.  Without historic protection and the property’s inclusion in the Town Center zoning district, the proposed apartments are a permitted use. Chestnut Road Apartments will join the other new apartment plan in Paoli – Station Square on the corner of N. Valley and West Central.

Close-up of Colonial Revival cottage, c.1895 house on Chestnut Road in Paoli that will come down for the proposed new apartment building.

…The proposed Howellville Road townhouse plan returned to the Planning Commission. No Tredyffrin resident spoke in favor of the project and several in the audience voiced opposition……Neighbors spoke about the existing traffic issues on Howellville Road and the negative impact of this proposed townhouse on the community. Others, including myself, spoke of the historic significance of the village (and the old winding country road) and the changes the project will mean to the character of the area…..These proposed townhouses should not be marketed as a downsizing option – we were told each unit is 3,000 sq. ft.!  (READ MORE BY CLICKING HERE)

A reminder, this is the way Howellville could look:

This is what it looks like now:

Howellville today. Pattye Benson photo

Tredyffrin, like neighboring East Whiteland needs to slow their development roll.  George Washington sure wouldn’t want to sleep there today, would he?

Now the last word.  Historic Mount Pleasant.

Mt. Pleasant is a historically important part of Tredyffrin adjacent to Radnor Township in Tredyffrin’s “pan handle”.

Because Tredyffrin also did not deal with student rentals for so long, this is also where student housing slumlords have set up quite the slumlord student rental shop, and well suffice it to say, the college students who rent there have historically treated an entire historic area like animal house.

I have a friend who lives there and the stories over the years have been appalling.  Things like urinating on children’s toys in some someone’s yard. Beer cans and party debris littering the streets. Out of control parties. Residents being shall we say, intimidated?

As my friend said around 2009:

I would like Tredyffrin to take a look at the historic value of Mount Pleasant.

The Carr House on the corner of Upper Gulph and Radnor Street Road was built c. 1774. The Carr School was built in 1833. My house, according to the deed was built around 1789. 961 Mt. Pleasant Avenue was built around 1810. 941 Mt. Pleasant was built around 1860.

And what about the significance of Mount Pleasant over the past 100 years as a historically african-american neighborhood?

As was said in 2010:

The Mount Pleasant neighborhood is located on the north side of Upper Gulph Road, across from St. Davids Golf Club…. several unsettling changes taking place in their neighborhood – the influx of investors converting family homes into student housing, and developers buying and razing properties to build new housing…..

Another issue troubling many in Mount Pleasant is the amount of land that has been snatched up in the past few years by developers. The demolition of homes and clear-cutting of land are viewed as detracting from the history and character of this predominately African-American community.

One developer reportedly clear-cut trees and shrubs despite a development plan that spared mature trees. In the process, some private property was cleared without the homeowners’ permission. Another developer demolished a house at 958 Mount Pleasant Rd., leaving the lot debris, trash and weed-filled, attracting rodents. This mess has sat unattended for over a year.

Maisie B Hall house 210 – Photo courtesy http://www.ttdems.com

The property under development at the foot of Henry Avenue appeared recently tidied and covered with erosion-control netting. However, at least three homes marked for demolition at this site continue to sit abandoned and a danger to neighborhood children. One is the century-old home (shown left) of revered community leader and civil rights activist, Mazie B. Hall.

 

Now this where I have always been puzzled about Tredyffrin.  They have bragging rights to Mazie Hall since she lived in Mt. Pleasant. I think they named a park after her. So why not honor her 103 years on this earth by trying to preserve the community she fought for and called home? Every time I hear anything about Mt. Pleasant I feel like they are trying to erase it.

Here is what Ryan Richards, who used to write for the Suburban, wrote about Mazie Hall upon her death in 2005:

Obituary: Civil-rights activist and educator Mazie Hall dies at 103 Date: 2005
Suburban and Wayne Times

By Ryan Richards

Mazie B. Hall – educator, mentor, civil-rights activist, community leader and friend to many – passed away Sunday evening at age 103.

She was affectionately known simply as “Miss Mazie,” and until only recently she called the Mt. Pleasant section of Tredyffrin her home since her birth in 1902. According to those who knew her, Miss Hall left a legacy of caring and compassion.

“She lived her life and she lived it greatly,” remarked Kevin Stroman, a native of Mt. Pleasant and close friend of Miss Hall. “She was just a living legend; her legacy was how many lives that she touched, not just through education but personally.”

“She was an inspiration and beacon to us all through educational, civic, horticultural contributions to the Main Line community, and especially her beloved Wayne,” said Mrs. Arnelia Hollinger, a Wayne resident of nearly 35 years and former chair of Radnor Township’s Community Awareness Committee…..Yet, according to Rector, she was humble, not “stuffy,” and modestly talked about her life. She fondly recalled her luncheon visits to her Mt. Pleasant home, where Miss Hall was a genteel host. She baked a special dessert, Sally Lunn cake, a slightly sweetened teacake, reminisced Rector, serving it with the proper silverware and glasses. The gracious host also took her guest on a tour of the grounds.

“She showed me trees that her father had planted,” she remembered.

Miss Hall graduated from the former Tredyffrin-Easttown High School and then graduated from West Chester Normal School (West Chester University). Until her death, she was the university’s oldest graduate. The school maintains a scholarship fund in her honor.

She taught school for many years in New Jersey’s Camden School District. Her career as an educator also included serving one year as principal at the former Mt. Pleasant School in Tredyffrin in the 1930s. When schools in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District became segregated, she was involved in the movement for desegregation.

She teamed up with long-time friend Margaret Collins to crusade for fair-housing practices on the Main Line during the 1950s. Their efforts influenced the formation of the Pennsylvania Fair Housing Act, the basis for federal fair-housing laws.

READ THE REST HERE

Now I knew Miss Collins as I called her. I used to wait on her when I worked at Bryn Mawr Feed & Seed a million years ago. She loved to garden.  She would show up in her crazy beat up old station wagon and I was the one who would wait on her.  I worked there at that nursery after I stopped working in New York. I was totally disenchanted at that time by the financial services industry and decided to explore my passion for gardening professionally. (Suffice it to say working for the widow who inherited and eventually shuttered the business almost killed my joy of gardening for a while, but that is a story for another day.)

Miss Collins, by the time I met her was a very old lady like her friend Mazie Hall.  But what a career they had.   Read about some of what they did on the website Housing Equality Center of PA.  Also the papers of Mazie Hall are curated and archived by Temple University, while her friend Margaret Collins’ papers are at Swarthmore College.

So sorry for going off on a tangent, but when I think of Mazie Hall and all that she accomplished, I think of Miss Collins.  And when I think of Mt. Pleasant, I think of Mazie Hall.

Back to Mt. Pleasant.  It still suffers from off campus student housing and now it also apparently suffers from developers who get away with crazy stuff.  Like this photo I am about to show you:

Mt. Pleasant has been photographed in the past HERE and HERE. I am wondering if it needs to be photographed again? (Residents can feel free to message the blog’s Facebook page with any photos they care to share)

If you lived in a neighborhood of small homes, would you want this thing next to you? And how is that garage a basement?

Tredyffrin has zoning and development issues.  They are hardly alone in Chester County with this as I have mentioned before. Developer driven zoning and zoning overlays eats communities one road at a time like an army of Pac-Men.  Community input should actually be taken into consideration, not just paid lip service to.  And these smaller neighborhoods like you see in Paoli being threatened are often representative of a community’s more affordable housing.

I am sorry but not sorry in my thought that people do not move to Chester County to live crammed in like lemmings in overpriced squished together townhouses and apartments.

Here’s hoping townships like Tredyffrin and East Whiteland which share borders, history, and apparently developers learn to hit the pause button before what makes each of these municipalities special is eradicated one bad plan at a time.

#SlowDownChesterCountyPADevelopment


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Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Area Homes For Sale: Main Line Real Estate Guide

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2017-02-21 16:24
Looking for a new house? Or just looking? Either way, you'll find the best properties on the market in Patch's houses-for-sale listings.
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