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The Daily Numbers for Friday, March 11

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-03-11 08:01
The Daily Numbers: 3 female prisons who allege a Chester cop coerced them to give him sexual favors.

37, age of Roosevelt Turner, who now faces criminal charges in the case.

33, age of Philly police officer and Delco native Jesse Hartnett, who testified yesterday at preliminary hearing of man charged with opening fire on him in an ambush attack.

30, age of Edward Archer, who said he was acting in the name of Islam. He was held for trial without bail.

1 Delco man and a woman from Newark., Del., who pleaded guilty in a string of burglaries and arsons.

50 percent, how much Pa.’s overdose fatality rate exceeds national average.

5 percent of prescription drug users who are believed to move on to heroin.

6 people killed by 2 gunmen who sprayed bullets in a cookout in Wilkinsburg, Pa.

4 million dollars award to 2 families in upstate Pa. who claimed their wells were contaminated by fracking operations.

81-67 win for Villanova in Big East Tourney opener vs. Georgetown.

3 new Eagles, including backup QB Chase Daniel, who met the media yesterday.

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

Here’s one early vote for Howie Roseman for NFL Executive of the Year. He had a great week.

I Don’t Get It: A cop is charged with using his position and influence to get sexual favors from female inmates. Nice.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Philly Officer and Delco native Jesse Hartnett. He took the stand yesterday at the preliminary hearing for the man

charged in the ambush attack and calmly detailed what happened. Guy has nerves of steel. Quote Box: “I want the process to play out in court.”

- Chester Police boss Darren Alston, on charges filed against an officer yesterday.
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Upper Darby takes big step in war on heroin

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-03-11 07:35
We used our editorial page today to laud the next step in the war on heroin.

That would be the "Change is Possible" safe haven program unveiled this week by Upper Darby Township Police.

It's one thing to revive those in the midst of a heroin overdose with the miracle drug Narcan. We've been a huge proponent of such actions, especially since the emphasis for the law that got Narcan into the hands of law enforcement is named for an OD victim from right here in Delaware County.

But increasingly, people - including Upper Darby top cop Mike Chitwood - are asking what happens after Narcan.

It's a great question.

This week Upper Darby started to provide some answers.

Here's our editorial.
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Did gas just go up 10 cents?

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-03-11 07:26
Is it just me or did I notice that somehow gas managed to jump by a dime a gallon seemingly overnight.

I could have swore that at the beginning of the week I was seeing gas going for $1.85 a gallon. But when I went to fill up this morning, it was a dime more, checking in at $1.95.

How does that happen?

I understand we've been getting a huge break at the pumps, and I'm not complaining. But it does seem to me that spikes happen much quicker than the gradual decline.

But I was just wondering if anyone else noticed this or am I delusional, which is not entirely out of the question.
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Members of multi-county burglary, arson trio plead guilty

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-03-10 18:41
NORRISTOWN >> A Delaware County man and a Newark, Del., woman admitted Wednesday to their roles in a string of burglaries and arson they conducted with Kevin Colosimo across several counties in early 2014.
Categories: Lower Merion

VIDEO: Mad Mex Purse Thief Sought In Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-03-10 17:33
Do you recognize this man?
Categories: Lower Merion

Pistachios Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns From Ardmore Trader Joe's

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-03-10 14:01
Brands that have been recalled include Trader Joe’s and Wonderful brands.
Categories: Lower Merion

LMSD soon could have policies in place to address transgender issues

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-03-10 13:30
Ardmore >> Although school counselors say the need has existed for at least the last decade, the Lower Merion School Board is expected to consider for the first time a new Gender Expansive and Transgender Policy for the district.
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Get Your Annual Free Cone from Lower Merion's Dairy Queen

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-03-10 13:20
Share the news. Dairy Queen is declaring an early spring, and celebrating 75 years of the free cone day.
Categories: Lower Merion

Gov. Wolf visits Bryn Mawr to tout raising minimum wage to $10.15 an hour

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-03-10 12:50
Bryn Mawr >> Gov. Tom Wolf came to Mom’s Organic Market Tuesday to press for a higher minimum wage for Pennsylvania workers.
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Pistachios Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-03-10 11:41
Brands that have been recalled include Trader Joe’s and Wonderful brands.
Categories: Lower Merion

LM awaiting traffic study analysis before ruling on Kohelet school expansion

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-03-10 11:36
BALA CYNWYD>>The hearings are finally over, but the information will keep coming as the Lower Merion Zoning Hearing Board works to reach a decision on whether to grant a special exception to the Kohelet Foundation allowing for expansion of the Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion Station.
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Submit A Letter To The Editor To Ardmore Patch

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-03-10 10:01
What are the most important issues facing Ardmore? Here's your chance to make your voice heard.
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The Daily Numbers for Thursday, March 10

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-03-10 08:07
The Daily Numbers: 200 drug overdoses in Upper Darby last year.

20 heroin-related deaths.

199 Narcan saves of people suffering from heroin ODs in last 15 months.

54 of those in Upper Darby.

150 firefighters who responded to massive blaze in auto repair business in Colwyn. 15 cars destroyed, but 0 injuries reported.

150 workers at Sunoco Logistics plant in Marcus Hook, which sent off the 1st ship containing ethane headed for Norway yesterday.

70,000 barrels of ethane and propane coming to the Hook via the company’s Mariner 1 plan.

680,000 barrels a day expected under the Mariner 2 plan, which calls for construction of a 2nd pipeline to deliver products from the Marcellus Shale region to Marcus Hook.

12 students in the world to earn every point possible in the Advanced Placement Calculus Exam. Kudos to Ridley High student John Kusner, who is 1 of them.

1 dead, 2 hurt in Philly stabbing spree.

6 people killed in the city Tuesday.

6 teens and 1 adults arrested Wednesday for disorderly conduct after a wild melee at 15th and Market.

4 more shootings Wednesday

81, expected high today. That will break record of 76 set back in 2006.

3 veterans acquired by Chip Kelly discarded by Howie Roseman as he remakes the Eagles roster.

5 free agents signed by the Birds yesterday.

10 million dollars saved under the salary cap by dumping Byron Maxwell, Kiko Alonso and DeMarco Murray.

3 year deal for Chase Daniel to be the team’s backup QB to Sam Bradford.

74-49 blowout win for Chester High over Spring-Ford in PIAA play.

54-50 loss for Ridley against Parkland.

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

Howie Roseman seems intent on ridding the Eagles of all vestiges of Chip Kelly - and doing a pretty good job of it.

I Don’t Get It: Still not sure why so many people want to kick Sam Bradford out of town. Do you really want to see him lead the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowls instead of taking the Eagles back to the playoffs.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Upper Darby for yesterday’s important next step in the war on heroin.

Quote Box: “We’re killing the fiber of our community.”

- Upper Darby Tom Micozzie on the heroin scourge.
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A big step in war on heroin in Upper Darby

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-03-10 07:30
He was one of the first to ask a very important question when it comes to the war on heroin.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood was a supporter of the program that saw police and first responders using Narcan to revive heroin OD victims.

But he wondered what happened next, and flatly stated not enough was being done in terms of treatment and rehab centers. Wednesday Chitwood provided an answer.

He was joined by Upper Darby officials in announcing what amounts to the next step in the war on drugs. Chitwood rolled out the details on what is being called Change Is Possible.

Basically, the township police department headquarters now becomes a "safe haven" for anyone seeking help with heroin addiction. Upper Darby Mayor Tom Micozzie called drug addiction and the steep uptick in heroin issues the "Number One war in America."

It's hard to argue with him. The township had nearly 200 drug overdoses and 20 heroin-related deaths last year.

Upper Darby will partner with the noted drug and alcohol treatment center Gaudenzia House.

Basically, anyone seeking help with their addiction can come to the township police station to get help and referrals to agencies that can help, "no questions asked." That means, so long as there are no outstanding warrants for a person's arrest, they can do so without fear of being charged.

It's a huge step that was needed to battle the heroin epidemic that is ravaging not just Upper Darby, but the region and nation as well.

Here are all the details.
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An honest man does Delco proud

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-03-10 07:14
The pages of this newspaper and our website are littered every day with negative stories, tales of people doing exactly the right thing.

That's why I thought it was special when we dedicated the lead on our front page to someone who did the right thing.

Today we are doing the same on our editorial page.

Meet Bob Tracey. An honest man.

You did Delco, proud, Bob.
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A helluva week for Howie Roseman

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-03-10 07:04
Chip who?

Howie Roseman seems determined to rid the Eagles of all vestiges of the coach who banished him from his role as GM and personnel boss.

In a dizzying series of moves to kick off free agency, Roseman cut ties with several key Kelly acquisitions, while adding several pieces of the puzzle to fill some of the gaping holes on the Eagles roster.

Gone are DeMarco Murray, Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso.

Say hello to backup quarterback Chase Daniel, who comes over from the Chiefs, along with hard-hitting safety Rodney McLeod, who was a mainstay with the Rams. Guard Brandon Brooks was signed from the Oilers.

The day before Roseman added cornerback Leodis McKelvin from the Bills.

Maybe most important, in both of the trades, Roseman greatly increased the Eagles' position in the draft. They will move up from No. 13 to No. 8 in the first round, courtesy of the deal with the Dolphins. Then by shipping Murray to the Titans, they managed to move up 13 spots to the top of the fourth round.

Bob Grotz has all the details here.

I don't think Howie Roseman is ready for Canton, but you have to be impressed with what he accomplished this week.

A lot of people are questioning how much money he gave Daniel to be a backup, but with Bradford's injury history, it's a good insurance policy. I still think Bradford is the starter (no, I don't think he's being traded to the Broncos, even thought the Super Bowl champs now find themselves without a starting QB with the retirement of Peyton Manning and backup Brock Osweiler signing with the Texans.)

Roseman's big challenge now seems to be the draft.

There are still questions about bust picks such as Danny Watkins and Marcus Smith.

But the GM who was demoted by Chip Kelly has dramatically upgraded a roster that had been blown up by Kelly.
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the important pipeline meeting TOMORROW 3/10 that no gas company wants advertised – so GO!

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2016-03-09 18:51

Sierra Club of Chester County is holding this meeting TOMORROW MARCH 10:

New pipelines crossing Chester County:
What can we do to protect our health and environment? Thursday, Mar 10, 7:00 pm
West Chester Borough Hall
401 E. Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380

Learn and ask questions about:

  • pipeline safety
  • risk of environmental catastrophe
  • impact of increased gas infrastructure on climate change
  • options for homeowners living near pipeline right of ways
  • Speakers:

  • Lynda Farrell – Pipeline Safety Coalition
  • Eric Friedman – Concerned Delco Homeowner
  • Justin Wasser – Sierra Club, Dirty Fuels Campaign

There have been over 200 pipeline failures in the US, Sunoco has been responsible for 18 in PA.

Our concerns regarding the hazards of these pipelines to our environment and the safety of our citizens are compelling. They include compromise of air quality from the flare stacks, water pollution from leaking pipelines which cross many of our County’s streams,the increased risks of leaks and ruptures and the acceleration of climate change through the use of these fossil fuels. The already understaffed PA Department of Environmental Protection(DEP) has been charged with monitoring many of these hazards for which they are not equipped.

Lynda Farrell, the head of the Pipeline Safety Coalition, is the most qualified and experienced person in our County to address our concerns and what future action will be necessary to halt this pipeline proliferation. She has been involved in the fight since 2008 and has played a major role in educating our citizens including numerous landowners facing new pipelines crossing their property,frequently very close to their homes.


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