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Ardmore Initiative tout's Ardmore's successes

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-04-04 16:12
Ardmore’s business authority, the Ardmore Initiative, held its Sixth Annual Leadership Breakfast and Stakeholders meeting April 2 at the Ardmore Music Hall, highlighting changes and new programs in the downtown in the past year.
Categories: Lower Merion

Trending: Fire Caused By Man Trying To Burn Fur Off Squirrel He Planned To Eat Sparks Lawsuit

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-04-04 15:45
A man tried to singe the fur off a squirrel he'd captured for dinner and ignited a massive fire. Lawsuits have been filed.
Categories: Lower Merion

Icons? Eyesores? Or just props from 'Men in Black?'

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-04-04 15:36
NEW YORK (AP) — They were designed for the 1964 World’s Fair as sleek, space-age visions of the future: three towers topped by flying-saucer-like platforms, and a pavilion of pillars with a suspended, shimmering roof that was billed as the “Tent of Tomorrow.”
Categories: Lower Merion

Trending: Should We Ban Plastic Bags at Grocery Stores? One State is Considering It

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-04-04 14:50
Is it time for plastic bags to go to protect the environment?
Categories: Lower Merion

2015 State Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-04-04 14:43
The 2014 Teacher of the Year is is Anthony Grisillo, an elementary educator in the Rose Tree Media School District, Delaware County.
Categories: Lower Merion

#HD164: A New Keystone Politics Feature

Keystone Politics - Fri, 2014-04-04 14:12
A fellow constituent in Upper Darby forwarded me a campaign email that they found especially devoid of truth, and I’d like to share it with everyone. In it, Representative Margo Davidson claims...
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Bears: 10 Cutest Photos of Cubs Amber and Scout

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-04-04 13:16
Which cub scout featured in Disneynature's "Bears" are you more like?
Categories: Lower Merion

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-04-04 13:16
Film debuts in theaters this weekend; rated PG-13.
Categories: Lower Merion

Find Open Houses Nearby This Weekend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-04-04 13:16
Patch and Zillow team up to bring you local real estate news.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County commissioners vote to dissolve waste authority

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-04-04 13:03
NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County Commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to dissolve the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County and allow municipalities to decide where they would like to dispose their trash.
Categories: Lower Merion

Kiwanis Club of Main Line names Police Officer of the Year

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-04-04 12:41
Lower Merion Police Officer Matthew Freind received the Police Officer of the Year Award from the   Kiwanis Club of the Main Line. At the recent presentation of the award are club member and event coordinator Norman Segal (from left) Police Lt. David Snyder; Robert Duncan, acting township manager; Elizabeth Rogan, president of the township board of commissioners; V. Scott Zelov, Ward 10 commissioner; and Ray Hoffman, president of the Kiwanis Club.
Categories: Lower Merion

Brookstone Files for Bankruptcy

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-04-04 12:35
Spencer’s retail chain is expected to buy Brookstone for about $147 million.
Categories: Lower Merion

Corbett Announces 250 New Transportation Projects

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-04-04 11:37
The extra work will lead to about 18,000 new jobs this year, the Governor's Office said.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Knockout Game continues at Bartram High Part 2

The Liberty Blog - Fri, 2014-04-04 10:47


    At Unionized and Government Run Bartram Violence Persists READ MORE Kristin Graham and Dylan Purcell 4 April 2014

       School Choice for the poorest kids in the worst schools seems a moral mandate for all of us. This is, of course, opposed by the richest and most powerful special interest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  State, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the teachers’ union which forces every teacher in the government schools to join the unions and forces them to pay dues. If unions were so good, why do workers have to be forced to join?   


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Raw and cool conditions to end the week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-04-04 10:44
An area of low pressure over the central Mississippi River Valley will lift northeast into the Great Lakes through tonight  which will force a warm front through the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas today followed by a  cold front by ea
Categories: Lower Merion

Trending: No Charges In Death of College Student Shot by Police During Hostage Situation

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-04-04 10:07
By Lanning TaliaferroTarrytown, New York – The Nassau County District Attorney will not prosecute a police officer who killed Hofstra student Andrea Rebello and the masked man holding her at gunpoint May 17, 2013. "In this case, Off
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Friday, April 4

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-04-04 08:08
The Daily Numbers: 1,000 dollar reward now being offered for information in vandalism in Brookhaven that saw razor blade duct-taped to playground equipment.

3 robberies at the AMC Marple movie theater that police now believe is the work of a former employee. He has been arrested.

600 dollars, how much he got away with in the latest heist on Friday night.

100,000 dollars cash bail, which he failed to post. He’s now sitting in Delaware County Prison.

2 rape cases in Upper Darby, one from back in 2012, that resulted in charges against a church handyman.

45 Widener students who spent the day in Harrisburg yesterday as part of Student Lobby Day.

52 road improvement projects in Delco that will get off the drawing board and into action with funds from the new state Transportation bill.

250 highway projects slated across the state

4 million dollars slated to fix balky traffic signals on Baltimore Pike.

7 million dollars to repave parts of I-95.

950,000 dollars to repave parts of the Blue Route

1 of 2 men being sought in series of thefts from gym lockers and parking lots under arrest in Upper Darby.

2015, when David Letterman says he will step down from his duties on ‘Late Show’

16,000 more people applying for jobless aid, bringing the number to 326,000

4.41 percent average rate for 30-year mortgage.

0 goals for the Flyers, who fell 2-0 to Sergei Bobrovsky and Blue Jackets last night.

2 consecutive shutout losses for the Flyers.

25 saves for Flyers goalie Steve Mason.

100 years of baseball being celebrated at the opener at Wrigley Field as the Phillies hit Chicago today and Ryne Sandberg returns to the place he had a Hall of Fame career.

15 seasons, how long Sandberg played for the Cubs.

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

The Phillies should really be 3-0 as they go into Wrigley Field today. Instead they are 1-3. Anyone care to hazard a guess as to whether this team will ever see .500 again?

I Don’t Get It: Someone tell me that SEPTA workers are not really even considering walking out.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the family of Dante DeSimone, who are working to keep his memory alive after the bizarre crash that took his life.

Quote Box: “Our members are outraged by this.”

- John Wilwert Jr., head of the Brookhaven Town Watch, after a vandal duct-taped a razor blade to playground equipment. The group is putting up a $1,000 reward in the case.
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Keeping Dante's memory alive

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-04-04 07:11
Dante DeSimone is gone, but he is hardly forgotten.

The man charged with being under the influence in the freak crash that took the popular teen's life was in court yesterday. So was Dante's family.

Jonathan Vanderhorst was held for trial on the charges after a preliminary hearing.

The family of Dante DeSimone sat silently in court as they listed to the other driver in the crash describe how Vanderhorst's car turned directly into his path as he tried to pull into the McDonald's on Baltimore Pike in Clifton Heights. They heard how he tried to take evasive action but was unable to avoid going up on the sidewalk and striking Dante and a friend.

The friend was badly injured. Dante was not nearly as lucky. The accident cost him his life.

His family is keeping Dante's memory alive.

They are holding an ice hockey tournament to raise money for a scholarship in Dante's name.

Dante played ice hockey and lacrosse at Upper Darby High, where he was a recent grad, and lacrosse at Neumann University, where he was to return for the start of his second term in just a few days.

They also are selling T-shirts emblazoned with angels' wings and Dante's trademark No. 21 jersey. They are available in black or gray.

The Dante DeSimone Memorial Cup ice hockey tournament will be held at Ice Works in Aston May 2-4.

They also are holding a Dante tribute night at 60 East Bar in Clifton Heights on May 18 from 5-10 p.m.

All proceeds from the T-shirt sales, as well as the hockey tourney and tribute night go to the Dante DeSimone 21 Memorial Cup Scholarship Fund.

Dante's memory lives on, in the actions of his family and friends.
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The Philly Trifecta: Papelbon, Bobrovsky & DeSean

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-04-04 06:29
It is way too early in the baseball season for the Jonathon Papelbon act.

And it is way too late in the hockey season to see Sergei Bobrovsky shutting out the Flyers.

Such is the fate of the Philly fan.

Then there is the DeSean Jackson story, which refused to go away, even if it has located a few hundred miles south on I-95, to the nation's capital, where the diminutive wide receiver will now ply his craft.

The Phillies in all reality should be going into Chicago this afternoon to celebrate the start of the 100th season of baseball at Wrigley Field with a sparkling 3-0 record. Instead, they are limping in once again full of self-doubt, most of it self-inflicted. After winning the opener in Texas, they watched two 9th-inning leads evaporate. The first night was a combination of shoddy base-running and a leaky bullpen.

The second was solely the work of their $13 million closer. Papelbon managed to give up only one out while surrendering three hits and then the final ignominy of walking in the winning run on four straight pitches, none of which were especially close to the strike zone.

After the game, Papelbon did what he is most prone to do - throw a little gas on the situation. He questioned the placement of infielders, who were drawn in with a runner on third, which probably cost him a double-play ball. He might have been right, but you still don't say it. Especially when that second baseman is Chase Utley, one of the unquestioned leaders on the team. Papelbon quickly added the "I'm not questioning my teammates or coaches" quote, but it was too late, he already had.v Keep an eye on this one. Ryan Sandberg, who returns to the place where he had a Hall of Fame career, does not strike me as someone who is going to stomach Papelbon's act for long.v It was an old friend who bedeviled the Flyers last night. They once cast off Bobrovsky. He's since blossomed into one of the best goal tenders in the NHL. Of course, Steve Mason has not exactly been chopped liver this season, but it's hard for a goaltender to win when your team does not score any goals.

As for Jackson, maybe we'll learn a little more about how he feels about the way he was portrayed on his inglorious banishment from Philly when he sits down for an interview with ESPN today.

I can't wait.
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#HD182: Babette Josephs is disappointed. Me too.

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-04-03 20:55
My two cents. I was present at the hearing today that ended in Former Representative Josephs’ removal from the May 2014 ballot. This ongoing story has been a real experience for me, not only as...
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