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LANTA’s Walkability Report Focusing on All the Wrong Places

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:50
Through the Envision Lehigh Valley process, LANTA – the Lehigh Valley’s transit authority – did a study on walkable and transit-oriented development (called transit-supportive land...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Lower Merion to Dismiss Early Tuesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:37
All schools in the Lower Merion School District will dismiss early on Tuesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Jan. 21

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-01-21 09:24
The Daily Numbers: 7-11 inches of snow expected in Delaware County today.

12-3 p.m., when the snow is expected to arrive today.

3-8 p.m., when the brunt of the snow is expected to fall.

6 a.m. Wednesday, when the Winter Storm Warning for the region will finally be lifted.

10 below zero wind chill expected to greet the region Wednesday morning.

0, how many times we have recorded 3 6-plus-inch snows before Feb. 1.

20.1 inches of snow so far this winter.

2 inches under the average for the entire season. That is likely to go by the boards tonight.

39, age of father in Upper Darby who is facing charges after allegedly beating his son after the teen was caught shoplifting in a local store.

1 student shot on the campus of Widener University last night.

6 a.m., when a lockdown on campus expired. Students had been asked to stay inside overnight. Classes are set to resume today. Police stress there is not active shooter on the campus. They do not believe this was an act of random violence.

500 people who gathered at the Chester Girls and Boys Clubs Monday for a project to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

2.1 percent tax hike being considered in Wallingford-Swarthmore.

2 suspects being sought in robbery at 7-Eleven in Chester.

26, age of woman gunned down in front of her mother on a Philly street by a robber who wanted her pocketbook.

21 3-pointers rained down on Villanova by Creighton last night in rolling to a 96-68 blowout win. 27 points for Ethan Wragge of Creighton

2 goal lead blown by Flyers in 3rd period yesterday as they wound up losing to the Devils in a shootout, 4-3.

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

That No. 4 ranking didn’t last long for Villanova. They’ll no doubt tumble in the rankings after getting blown out by Creighton.

I Don’t Get It: A 26-year-old woman was gunned down in front of her mother on a Philly street. Police say she was shot when she would not turn over her pocketbook to a robber. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the kids at Bywood Elementary School, who are among the best in the state in a special math program.

Quote Box: “This was a nasty beating.”

- Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood, after a man was arrested for beating his son, who had been picked up for shoplifting.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A date at Widener

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:30
As fate would have it, I'm due on the Widener campus Wednesday night.

We are kicking off a new partnership that will see us take our live-stream Internet broadcast, 'Live From the Newsroom,' to the campus and Widener's glittering new TV studio once every month.

If you haven't heard as yet, Widener had a little news last night.

A student was shot on campus. The student was shot as he sat in a car near the Schwartz Athletic Center on the edge of the campus. The victim is now hospitalized, and is critical but stable condition.

The campus was on lockdown until 6 a.m., but that has since lifted. Classes are expected to resume this morning.

Police do not believe there is a shooter still on campus. After the confrontation in which the student was shot, the suspect is believed to have fled into the nearby Sun Hill neighborhood that borders the campus. Police were searching the area with K-9 teams last night.

We seem to be awash in school shootings.

But we shouldn't get carried away with what certainly appears to be an isolated incident. Both police and school officials also are stressing that they do not believe this was a random act of violence.

We'll have more details and reaction from the campus on DelcoTimes.com later this morning.

And I guess I will add a couple of topics to our discussion of Pennsylvania politics when I head down to the campus Wednesday night.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Well the weather outside is going to be frightful

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:08
I have bad news. And worse news.

Welcome to the weather report.

We're going to get snow later today. By the time it's done, they're saying we could have as much as 8 inches or more on the ground, although to be honest, I still don't really trust our friendly TV folks when they try to pinpoint which areas are going to be getting the most snow.

After all, just about 24 hours ago, no one was predicting this thing to be as bad as it appears it's going to be.

That's the thing about the weather, I'm not sure you can ever be 100 percent sure about it.

Let's just leave it at this. We're going to get some snow, likely accumulating snow that is going to make getting around a mess.

So what's the worse news? Well, that snow is going to be followed by our old pal the 'polar vortex.' In other words, that bone-chilling cold is due for an encore performance. And this time it's going to stick around for the rest of the week.

The forecast calls for single-digit temperatures to come barreling in behind this snowstorm, with wind-chill temperatures registering below zero.

Here's the likely timetable for how this thing is expected to unfold today.

If you need to get somewhere (like work, don't worry so much about school, most are already closed for the day), the morning rush hour won't be a problem.

Snow will arrive later this morning, and likely will start to accumulate on road surfaces by early afternoon. The heavy stuff is expected to move in between 3-8. Snow should be over by around midnight, replaced by a blast of arctic cold.

Here in Delaware County the call is for anywhere from 7-11 inches of snow. This is one of those odd snows where the infamous "northern and western" suburbs actually won't be getting hit as hard.

The Lehigh Valley is only going to get 4-6 inches, and even less up in the Poconos, where they actually enjoy this nonsense.

Areas in Delaware and New Jersey could be the hardest hit, with the I-95 corridor also looking like it is going to take a direct hit.

Raise your hand if you've had enough. Me, too.

Hey, we're exactly two months from the first day of spring, which arrives on March 20.

Just in case you were wondering.
Categories: Pennsylvania

No. 4 Villanova shot down

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:46
So much for being the No. 4 team in the nation.

Villanova was probably feeling pretty good when the latest AP rankings came out around noon Monday. The 'Cats bumped up two spots, going from No. 4 to No. 2.

The thrill didn't last long.

Villanova had a date with No. 18 Creighton at the Wells Fargo Center. Creighton came into the contest with some gaudy stats of their own, a 15-3 record, including 5-1 in the Big East.

You can tack one onto each of those totals.

Actually it should be more like tacking on a 'three.' A ton of threes, in fact.

Creighton shot the lights out, burying Villanova under a Big East record 21 3-point field goals.

Terry Toohey has all the details.

The question now is how far the Wildcats will fall in the rankings.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Lower Merion police investigating apartment burglaries

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:38
Lower Merion police say two apartments in the same building on the 200 block of East Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore were burglarized Jan. 13 between 6:30 a.m. and 5:20 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Amtrak set to start track maintenance in Bryn Mawr

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:25
Amtrak has announced that it will be performing railroad track maintenance in Bryn Mawr over two four-day periods over the next two weekends.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion School Board goes on record opposing charter school bill; asks other districts to do the same

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:22
The Lower Merion Board of School Directors Monday night  approved a resolution opposing the passage of a proposed state Senate bill that could make major changes to how charter schools are formed in the state.
Categories: Lower Merion

Gladwyne hit with multiple burglaries within several hours

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:19
Lower Merion police have released a crime alert for burglaries in the Gladwyne section of the township.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police to meet with residents regarding recent shooting in Ardmore

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:15
The Police and Community Relations Committee is inviting Ardmore residents living in the vicinity of the 200 block of Simpson Road to attend a meeting Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at Bethel AME Church on Sheldon Lane in Ardmore regarding a recent shooting.
Categories: Lower Merion

Parents express discontent with changes at Coopertown Elementary

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:15
HAVERFORD — Parents recently raised questions and concerns regarding changes in fourth-grade teaching staff at Coopertown Elementary School.
Categories: Lower Merion

OMG PD: Alleged 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' Arrested

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-01-20 22:12
Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

Mike Vereb: The House Never Loses Dick Yeungling and Wendell Young IV

The Liberty Blog - Mon, 2014-01-20 19:34

   Mike Vereb The House Never Loses   

Mike Vereb’s Union UFCWU Contributions AND  Yeungling Brewery; Mike Vereb collects campaign contributions from both sides of the liquor privatization issue. This is political genius. I do feel bad for Mr. Yeungling who seems to have been duped by a smooth talker.    

 

Expenditure Details 1 / 5 Recipient Election Name Date Amount Friends of Mike Vereb
Fairview Village PA – 19409 2012 General Election 05/16/2012 $2,500.00 Description: Reception Filer/Payer: 1776 PAC (UFCW) Report: 2012 Cycle 4 Expenditure Details 2 / 5 Recipient Election Name Date Amount Friends of Mike Vereb
Fairview Village PA – 19409 2012 General Election 08/17/2012 $200.00 Description: Golf Outine Hole Sponsor Filer/Payer: 1776 PAC (UFCW) Report: 2012 Cycle 4 Expenditure Details 3 / 5 Recipient Election Name Date Amount FRIENDS OF MIKE VEREB
HARRISBURG PA – 17108 2007 Municipal Election 06/28/2007 $250.00 Description: DONATION Filer/Payer: LOCAL 1776 PAC (UFCW) Report: 2007 Cycle 4         Expenditure Details 4 / 5 Recipient Election Name Date Amount Friends of Mike Vereb
Harrisburg PA – 17108 2010 General Election 09/02/2010 $300.00 Description: Golf Classic 9/17 Filer/Payer: 1776 PAC (UFCW) Report: 2010 Cycle 4 Expenditure Details 5 / 5 Recipient Election Name Date Amount Friends of Mike Vereb
Fairview Village PA – 19409 2011 Municipal Election 09/01/2011 $1,000.00 Description: Golf Classic 9/15/11 Filer/Payer: 1776 PAC (UFCW) Report: 2011 Cycle 5 Contribution Details 65 / 327 Contributor Election Name Date Amount David Casinelli
Collegeville PA – 19426 2012 General Election 05/31/2012 $500.00 Occupation: COO                 Employer: Yuengling Description: Recipient: Friends of Mike Vereb Report: 2012 Cycle 5

 

Contribution Details 66 / 327 Contributor Election Name Date Amount David Casinelli
Collegeville PA – 19426 2011 Municipal Election 09/08/2011 $1,000.00 Occupation: COO                 Employer: Yuengling Brewery Description: Recipient: Friends of Mike Vereb Report: 2011 Cycle 7

 

Contribution Details 67 / 327 Contributor Election Name Date Amount David Casinelli
Collegeville PA – 19426 2010 General Election 09/09/2010 $1,000.00 Occupation: COO                 Employer: Yuengling Brewery Description: Recipient: Friends of Mike Vereb Report: 2010 Cycle 5

 

Contribution Details 68 / 327 Contributor Election Name Date Amount David Cassinelli
Collegeville PA – 19426 2012 General Election 10/12/2012 $1,400.00 Occupation: COO Employer: Yuengling Brewery Description: airfare Recipient: Friends of Mike Vereb Report: 2012 Cycle 5

 

 

Contribution Details 74 / 327 Contributor Election Name Date Amount Dick Yuengling
Pottsville PA – 17901 2012 General Election 08/17/2012 $650.00 Occupation: President Employer: Yuengling Description: Recipient: Friends of Mike Vereb Report: 2012 Cycle 5

 

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

#PAGov: Who Will Promise to Prevent the Next Spilladelphia?

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-01-20 18:30
In addition to unregulated coal ash basins, somebody should ask the Democratic candidates for Governor about whether freight trains carrying crude oil should be allowed to travel through big...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Snow day would force school districts to add to end of year

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-01-20 17:50
The closing of Tredyffrin-Easttown schools on Jan. 3 has caused the school district to add a day to the final week of classes, the school district reports. The new tentitive closing date is Wednesday, June 18.
Categories: Lower Merion

PA GOP’s Lincoln Day Keynote Speaker Dismisses Dawn Zimmer as a “Lady Mayor”

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-01-20 17:24
As if you needed any more evidence that Pennsylvania Republicans think they’re governing Mississippi, here’s a gem from Boss Hogg Haley Barbour, who’s keynoting their Lincoln Day...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Police to meet with residents regarding recent shooting in Ardmore

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-01-20 17:12
The Police and Community Relations Committee is inviting Ardmore residents living in the vicinity of the 200 block of Simpson Road to attend a meeting Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at Bethel AME Church on Sheldon Lane in Ardmore regarding a recent shooting.
Categories: Lower Merion

Former Two By Four Shop Owner Dies

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-01-20 17:04
The former owner of several Two By Four shops died last week.
Categories: Lower Merion

As Much as 9 Inches of Snow Possible Tuesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-01-20 16:53
Snow, wind and brutal cold are predicted to return to the area just in time for Tuesday's rush hour.
Categories: Lower Merion