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Proposed Bala Cynwyd apartment project moves ahead

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 16:05
On the seven-acre parcel that is 150 Monument Road in Bala Cynwyd today, there is a six-story office building, surrounded by a veritable sea of parking lot – pretty typical of the pattern of development in Lower Merion Township’s prime commercial corridor over the past several decades.
Categories: Lower Merion

Mad Mex to open in Wynnewood Aug. 11

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 16:05
Mad Mex, the Pittsburg-based California-Mexican cuisine restaurant, has announced its new restaurant in Wynnewood will open its doors Aug. 11.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police report vehicle break-ins at Thomas Wynne Apartments

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 14:48
Lower Merion police report Tuesday three vehicles were entered overnight at Thomas Wynne Apartments.
Categories: Lower Merion

are we hearing “voices” again in west vincent?

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2014-07-29 14:18

People often ask me what it is that bothers me about the politics in West Vincent, Chester County. See above.

Above is a letter penned by a “concerned” West Vincent resident to another West Vincent resident.  I am hoping the author is not one of those “West Vincent Voices” because wow, do you think they could move on from anonymous missives like this and anonymous broad sheets on the United States Post Office wall?

The song remains the same meets Groundhog Day? Now I know these people don’t care for me or this blog, and well, good for them, everyone needs a hobby, right?

The man targeted by this latest bit of nastiness was in intensive care on one step removed from life support and these folks were running around calling him Chickenman. Until January 21st, 2014 when Chickenman posted an interesting update. Now this gentleman is the “source” of Chickenman’s “lies”. That makes me giggle because well, why let a little truth get in the way of local yokel politics, right? And if you can’t git him, well why not git his wife, right? (His wife is one of the loveliest and most genuinely nice people you will ever meet too.)

So now these people are back to penning poisoned pen letters? I hope they remember to wipe off their fingerprints, don’t you?

I am touched by their fealty to those like Farmer Supervisor to the stars Ken Miller, but seriously, wow do they blame everyone else for everything?

And speaking of the Supervisor to whom they pay their fealty, is he going to step down as Supervisor at the end of his current term?  That is what the chatter has been for months, right?   Being an elected official is tough, so time will tell, right?

But as for Truth in West Vincent?  They need to by a clue.  But again, maybe they are just hearing “West Vincent Voices”, right?  After all, who else would be so deliberately unkind as to continually try to hurt one of their neighbors, right? But then again people like this love to hide behind a keyboard.

I just find it sad.  Why? Because they are correct that West Vincent is an awesome and beautiful place. But by their actions the show the world that their apple has a rotten core, don’t they?

Truth for West Vincent found HERE.

West Vincent Voices found HERE – a lot of very nice content. Here is a link to the latest newsletter - West Vincent Voices July 2014 – all sorts of cool tidbits! And if you want to see some beautiful photos and learn more fun stuff about this beautiful part of Chester County, check out ThisIsWestVincent too!

Community involvement is to be commended.  Sending anonymous hate mail, not so much.

 

 

 

 

 


Categories: Pennsylvania

Narberth Borough Manager Bill Martin facing DUI charges

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 10:29
Narberth Borough Manger Bill Martin is facing DUI charges following a traffic stop in Wynnewood last week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Corbett has spent $1.7 million on TV ads since the primary

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:46
Gov. Tom Corbett, trailing opponent Tom Wolf by 20 to 25 points in the polls, has poured $1.66 million into television ads blanketing the state in July, according to FCC reports.
Categories: Lower Merion

#PA3: Mike Kelly: Everything Basically Terrorism Now

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:36
When the usual predictable messaging on environmental regulations fails to resonate with voters, what’s a Republican Congressman to do? Use harsher and nuttier words to make the same point:...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Mad Mex to open in Wynnewood Aug. 11

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:25
Mad Mex, the Pittsburg-based California-Mexican cuisine restaurant, has announced its new restaurant in Wynnewood will open its doors Aug. 11.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion's William Penn Inn may have been used as 'safe house' for runaway slaves; demolition delayed

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:15
The Lower Merion Historical Commission voted 4-0 Monday evening to recommend a 90-day delay of demolition of an 18th-century inn on Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood, as new information was presented about its use as a "safe house" for runaway slaves in the early 1800s.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police radio upgrade needed now -- and maybe later

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:32
Several times over the past two years, Lower Merion Police Superintendent Michael McGrath has updated township commissioners on Montgomery County’s planned upgrade of its public safety radio system and the township’s potential participation – a potential major future expense.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion planners to discuss new Bala Cynwyd apartments plan today

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:32
A plan for a large new apartment building, the second to come forward since commercial properties on City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd were rezoned two years ago, will be up for review today in Lower Merion Township.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, July 29

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:10
The Daily Numbers: 2 suspects charged in the deadly carjacking that killed 3 children in the Tioga section of Philly.

21, age of Chester man who saw all charges against him in a fatal shooting in Darby Borough dropped by the D.A.’s office.

26, age of woman who remains in critical condition after her ex-boyfriend went on shooting spree, killing their 5-year-old son before turning the gun on himself after a police chase.

20, age of Upper Darby man to a year less 1 day in an assault and robbery.

16.5 million dollar renovation of Nether Providence Elementary School that is ongoing.

35, age of Folcroft man who faces charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old teen girl in his home.

15 of August, that is when a private firm will officially take over bus service in Springfield School District.

46 district drivers at time the contract was outsourced.

10-12 already had left the district at the time. Another 15 chose not to go to the new firm, went to other districts or retired.

800,000 dollars, how much Springfield hopes to save on busing services in the next few years, including selling off their fleet of buses.

70,000 dollars being spent by Garnet Valley School District for 2-way radios for the district bus fleet.

7 to 14 years behind bars for a massage therapist from Chadds Ford charged with molesting 4 patients.

2 wounded in separate shootings in Chester over the weekend.

205,000 dollar grant being used by Concord to install traffic adaptive equipment for the 5 intersections along Baltimore Pike from Route 322 to Route 202.

8.5 billion dollars being laid out by Dollar Tree stores to buy its competitor Family Dollar.

12 million dollar fine being sought by FAA against Southwest Airlines.

22 point hike for the stock market yesterday.

7-1 ugly loss for the Phillies last night as they kicked off a road trip in NYC vs. the Mets.

7 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings surrendered by starter A.J. Burnett.

2 fights in 2 days for the Eagles as training camp gets underway.

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

There are not a lot of Phillies that are sparking much in the way of interest as the trade deadline looms on Thursday. And that’s for good reason. Aside from Cole Hamels, who on this roster would you want?

I Don’t Get It: Still trying to come to grips with the carjacking that snuffed out the lives of 3 children in Tioga. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Charles Barkley. The former Sixers star is offering to pay for the funeral for the 3 kids.

Quote Box: “We have a disease that’s killing our people.”

- Golie Avajon, who coordinated fundraiser over weekend in Darby Borough to battle ebola problem in her native Sierra Leone area of Africa.
Categories: Pennsylvania

More on the smoking guns of Mercy Fitzgerald

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:28
I do not own a gun.

I am, however, glad that Dr. Lee Silverman does.

The good doctor, as we all now know, very likely saved lives when he pulled his own weapon and stopped Richard Plotts from doing even more damage after the troubled man pulled out a gun during an appointment with Dr. Silverman last Thursday at the Wellness Center at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

Dr. Silverman's reaction, unfortunately, came too late for caseworker Theresa Hunt, who was shot at point-blank range by Plotts.

Both Yeadon Chief Don Molineaux and Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said they believe Silverman's action saved lives.

I will not disagree with them.

I don't know if I am ready to join those forces who insist that the only way to take down a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

But I am glad Dr. Silverman did what he did, even if it was in apparent violation of hospital policy. Plotts was a convicted felon who was not legally entitled to possess a gun. How's that working out for us. It is not the first time he's broken this particular law. His long criminal record includes charges of a convicted felon in possession of a gun.

That's the problem with using laws to deal with the gun problem in this country.

If someone wants to get a gun, they will do so. Passing a law is not going to change that.

So where does that leave us?

I'm not sure.

Except for this.

Thank you, Dr. Silverman.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Charles Barkley, class act

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-07-29 06:55
I am hard-presssed to think of anything good that could possibly come from the heart-wrenching saga of three children run down by carjackers in the Tioga section of Philadelphia.

Two men now face charges in connection with this heinous act, in which they carjacked an SUV from a realtor, then careened down a road at a high rate of speed before blowing a tire and slamming into a family that was selling fruit for their church at an intersection.

Three young kids were killed. Their mother remains in the hospital.

It was while announcing that third-degree murder charges as well as a slew of other offenses were being filed against the two that District Attorney Seth Williams offered something of a silver lining to his tragedy.

The family has been struggling with money issues to bury the children.

That's when a very familiar name stepped up.

We spend a lot of time mocking athletes in this town. We are tough on them when then fail. We're even rougher when it appears they are not giving their best effort. And we can be merciless when they don't care.

Charles Barkley always cared. Yes, he took some heat for some things he did, including a bar altercation in which he tossed a heckler through a window, and an unfortunate in-game incident in which he spit on a little girl instead of the opposing player he was targeting. All of that was part of Barkley's passion, and we loved him for it. That passion has not eroded since he hung up his sneakers.

The former Sixers great and NBA Hall-of-Famer has indicated he wants to pay for the funeral for the three kids killed in the carjacking tragedy.

Barkley now works as an analyst after finishing his great career in Phoenix. But he has always held the place where he first shot to stardom close to his heart.

Charles Barkley will always be Philly.

He also will always be something else: A class act.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Phillies raise the white flag

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-07-29 06:14
In my racket, a 'lead' is used to lure a reader into a story, a hook that hints at what lies ahead in the tale.

In terms of sports, the way we cover and write game stories has changed. The truth is most readers already know who won and lost the game when they pick up the paper.

That's where we bank on the people who cover our sports beats to offer their analysis and opinion of what happened in the game. They're not exactly columnists, but it's not the traditional 'inverted pyramid' style of reporting that focused on the 5 W's (who, what, when, where, why) either.

Having said that, you'll wait a long time before you read a better lead than our Phillies beat writer Dennis Deitch penned on that ugly, disheartening performance by the pinstripes in the Big Apple vs. the Mets last night.

The Phillies fell 7-1 - and it probably wasn't that close.

This one was over early, a fact not lost on Deitch when he tapped out this gem of a lead:

"The Mets were camouflage jerseys Monday night. Before the fisrt inning was over, the Phillies were raising a white flag."

Ouch!

You can read the rest of Dennis' game story here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Delay recommended on plan to raze historic Wynnewood inn

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-28 21:34
The Lower Merion Historical Commission voted 4-0 Monday evening to recommend a 90-day delay of demolition of an 18th-century inn on Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood, as new information was presented about its use as a "safe house" for runaway slaves in the early 1800s.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Onion: ExxonMobile and Chevron Locked in Bidding War for Pat Toomey

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-07-28 21:18
File under “barely false”: With both sides increasing their initial offers for the prized asset, multinational energy companies ExxonMobil and Chevron Corporation are currently locked in...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Narberth Borough Manager Bill Martin facing DUI charges

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-28 15:48
Narberth Borough Manger Bill Martin is facing DUI charges following a traffic stop in Wynnewood last week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco man pleads in attempted sex with 'boys'

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-28 14:50
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A 42-year-old Montgomery County man pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and solicitation to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse in two separate cases of attempting to have sex with teenage boys online.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police report 2 Bala Cynwyd burglaries over weekend

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-28 14:50
On Saturday, July 26 on the 100 block of Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, a residential apartment burglary occurred between Friday, July 25 at 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 at 7 a.m. There was no sign of forced entry. Cash and perfume were taken.
Categories: Lower Merion