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PA GOP Hosting “Watermelon at the Mercy of Blacks” Governor for Lincoln Day Dinner

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-01-16 13:16
If you thought it was bad last year when the Pennsylvania GOP selected “Confederate History Month” Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Virginia) as the keynote speaker for their Lincoln Day Dinner, then you’re...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Find Open Houses in the Area, Jan. 16

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-01-16 13:04
The latest in local real estate information from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Commissioners honor outgoing Township Manager Douglas Cleland

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-01-16 12:29
In a presentation Wednesday night, the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners paid tribute to retiring Township Manager Douglas Cleland’s nearly 30 years of service to the township.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford police reports: cash register stolen

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-01-16 11:11
Cutting Edge (100 block of W. Eagle Road) on 1/13 @ 0833 hours –
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Pet Expo, Concerts Top This Weekend's Events

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-01-16 11:06
Here are some things to do this weekend in Ardmore.
Categories: Lower Merion

See a $1.9M Home This Weekend in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-01-16 11:01
Find open houses in the region on this page every week, from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lucky the Gladwyne Fire Company mascot dies

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-01-16 10:44
 Gladwyne Fire Company announced the death of “Lucky” the firehouse dog. Lucky was laid to rest peacefully in Gladwyne after battling ongoing health issues for the past few months. His best friends from the fire company were by his side until the final moments.
Categories: Lower Merion

Former Montco GOP Chairman Robert Kerns pleads not guilty, waives formal arraignment

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-01-16 10:00
COURTHOUSE — The former head of the Montgomery County Republican Party waived his formal arraignment scheduled for Jan. 29 through paperwork in the Clerk of Courts Office Wednesday, effectively entering a not guilty plea concerning charges he raped a former employee of his law firm in October.
Categories: Lower Merion

Amtrak set to start track maintenance in Bryn Mawr

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:47
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

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Jan. 16

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:12
The Daily Numbers: 600 dollars raised by the family of Richard Patterson, victim of a hit-run driver, in memory of him and his dog Baby. They were struck and killed on Providence Road. The funds will go to the Delaware County SPCA, where Patterson got his beloved dog.

100 members of the Sons of Ben soccer fan club who will be on hand for the premiere of a movie based on their antics on Saturday.

2 counts of disseminating photos and 25 counts of sexual abuse of children filed against a man who is a former Sunday school teacher and youth coach in Brookhaven.

48, age of man whose body was found at the bottom of an elevator shaft in the Baldwin Towers office complex in Eddystone. Foul play is not suspected.

3 years probation for a Collingdale man charged with simple assault and unlawful taking.

2 streets in the city of Chester where Widener University is asking the city to vacate to accommodate a new residence hall.

1,121 foot tall technology center being planned in Center City Philadelphia by Comcast.

150 feet higher for the new structure, which will be a block away from the current Comcast Center.

59 stories high, making it the highest structure in the U.S. outside of New York City or Chicago.

1.2 billion dollar price tag for the structure.

10 million kicked in by the city of Philadelphia for the development, with the state adding another $30 million.

1,500 jobs that will be located at the site by Comcast, including new HQ for NBC-10 and its Telemundo operations.

6,300 temporary construction jobs.

1.5 million feet of rentable space.

13 “sky gardens,” 3-story atriums.

200 room hotel on the Upper floors, which will be the new home for the Four Seasons.

1.1 trillion dollar spending plan given the OK by the U.S. House yesterday, avoiding the possibility of a government shutdown next year.

359-67 vote in the House. Both Reps. Pat Meehan and Bob Brady voted in favor. It now goes to the Senate.

108 point spike for the stock market yesterday.

12 Broadway World Awards for Media Theatre.

95-92 win for Sixers over Bobcats last night.

24 turnovers for the Sixers probably made it a lot closer than it needed to be.

8 picks in the first 4 rounds of today’s MLS Draft for the Union.

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

Raise your hand if you watch the 49ers or Seawhawks defense and realize how far the Eagles still have to go to get to that level. Thought so.

I Don’t Get It: It’s pretty clear no matter what Michael Vick does, some people are never going to forgive him for his transgressions connected to a dogfighting ring.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Patterson family. They are raising money for the Delaware County SPCA to honor the memory of hit-run victim Richard Patterson and his beloved dog Baby, who he found at the SPCA. Class act.

Quote Box: “We’ve received a lot of response about what a great man he was.”

- SPCA boss Justina Calgione, on hit-run Richard Patterson.
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A class act from a family in mourning

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:17
I never met Richard Patterson, but I think I would have liked him.

Patterson is the gentleman who was tragically struck and killed while returning home with his dog, who had gotten lose, on Providence Road in Upper Darby last week.

The spot where Patterson was struck is just down the road from our office here in Primos.

It turns out that Patterson got his beloved pooch, Baby, at the Delaware County SPCA.

It's obvious the dog gave Patterson and his family great joy. Now, even in their sorrow, they have decided to give back.

The Patterson family is asking people to make donations to the SPCA in memory of Richard and Baby. The details are in today's Cop Shop.

That's a class move by the family. No doubt it emulates from the man who was taken away from them much too soon.
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A special preview of MLK events here in Delco

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:08
We had a very special 'Live From the Newsroom' last night. My thanks to three great panelists who offered their thoughts on the coming annual MLK Day of Observance on Monday and the legacy of the great civil rights leader.

If you missed the show, you can catch the replay here.

Delaware County has a very special connection to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, who spent two years living in Chester where he attended Crozer Theoglogical Seminary.

That was not lost on my special guests, Twyla Simpkins, from the YES Center in Chester, and chairwoman of the MLK Commemorative Committee of Chester and Vicinity; Janet Riley-Ford, who heads the Boys and Girls Club of Chester and the Chester Youth Collaborative; and Cynthia Jetter, from Swarthmore College and also a member of the MLK Committee.

All three stressed how much is going on in the city and county this weekend to honor the legacy of Dr. King, and very much agreed with the movement to make the day a "day on" as opposed to simply a "day off."

Hundreds will take part in a very special event slated for Sunday that's been labeled "Pieces of Peace."

The events will kick off at the Chester Boys & Girls Club, 201 E. 7th St. in Chester, at 9 a.m.

My thanks to all three women for a vibrant discussion of what to expect this weekend, and their firm belief that the legacy of Dr. King is really something that needs to be embraced 365 days a year, not just one day in January.

They also proved once again how much good is occurring in the city of Chester.

We sometimes lose site of that.

It's good to be reminded.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A question for Wawa

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-01-16 07:53
Here's today's brain teaser. Maybe someone can help me out with it.

How is it that two Wawas, a little more than 10 miles apart, can sell gas with a dime difference in the price. My daily commute brings me down West Chester Pike out of Chester County on my way to Primos.

I'm always checking things along the way, among them the price of gas. At the Wawa on West Chester Pike in Westtown, the price of regular is $3.59. But when I get close to the office here in beautiful downtown Primos, the Wawa at Bishop and Baltimore Pike is dispensing the liquid gold for 10 cents less, at $3.49.

I'm trying to figure out how exactly that can be.

Anyone have an answer?
Categories: Pennsylvania

A name to haunt Eagles fans: Earl Thomas

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-01-16 07:45
I didn't get to see much of the Seahawks much this season. So I was intrigued to check them out during the playoffs last weekend.

Their defense is lights out. And at the center of that defense is a name that will haunt Eagles fans for a long time.

Earl Thomas.

He's the safety the Eagles have needed desperately since the ugly departure of Brian Dawkins. But it didn't happen, because the Eagles decided instead to select Brandon Graham. How's that worked out for you?

Thomas was on the board when the Eagles made the No. 13 pick in the 2010 draft. But for some reason they decided against Thomas and instead opted for Graham, touted as a big-time pass-rushing defensive end from Michigan.

Thomas is now an All-Pro. Graham has not done much with the Birds, slowed by injuries and this year adjusting to a new role as a linebacker in the Eagles new 3-4 defensive system.

Every time I watched that Seahawks secondary cover the Saints potent offense, including standout tight end Jimmy Graham, I saw Thomas in the middle of it.

My guess is he will be a key Sunday when the Seahawks face the 49ers in the NFC title game. In the meantime, here in Philly, we're talking about next year.

And the Eagles' need for a big-time safety. Nate Allen? He played better this year, but he's not in the same zip code as Thomas.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Sell Easton’s Governor Wolf Building Parking Lot!

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-01-16 02:18
The Governor Wolf Building in Easton looks like it’s getting turned into apartments, and that’s great. The developer is the same company who hit a home run with the Pomeroy building, and...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

#PAGov: Simple Answers to Stupid Questions

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-01-16 02:03
No. This has been another edition of Simple Answers to Stupid Questions.
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Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2014-01-15 22:50

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Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-01-15 18:17
A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
Categories: Lower Merion

#PAGov: Tom Corbett’s Paying $30M For a Talking Point

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-01-15 17:43
Beggars can’t be choosers, and with a Republican-dominated state legislature, Philadelphians are the ultimate beggars right now. I’m certainly not going to complain about Tom Corbett...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Rental Car Reported Stolen in Bala Cynwyd

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-01-15 17:42
A 2013 Chevrolet Cruze went missing in December.
Categories: Lower Merion