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Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:55


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Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:00

A cautionary tale of when a municipality becomes a developer’s whore.


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Campaign Over? Rogan, Manos win but challengers win Republican nomination

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-05-20 14:32
In Lower Merion Township, current board of commissioners President Liz Rogan and fellow incumbent George Manos on Tuesday fended off Democratic primary challengers.
Categories: Lower Merion

Rogan, Manos win contested Lower Merion BOC races; Narberth Council, District Judge results

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-05-20 13:23
In Lower Merion Township, current board of commissioners President Liz Rogan and fellow incumbent George Manos have fended off Democratic primary challenges.
Categories: Lower Merion

More Amtrak Suits Filed, Cash Stolen in Lower Merion: The Week So Far

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:33
Plus, Pennsylvania drivers are urged to 'Click it or Ticket.'
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ELECTION RESULTS: Lower Merion Board of Commissioners, School Board

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:17
A few contested primary races have been decided with Tuesday's vote.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Palmer apartments open in Wynnewood with bow to a history of elegance

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:03
WYNNEWOOD >> As a fiery sun set May 7, guests mingled on a stone terrace overlooking a pristine swimming pool, much as they would have nearly 90 years ago.
Categories: Lower Merion

Primary Election 2015 Results for Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors and School Board Races: Amidst Low Turnout, Results Indicate Interest in Change

Primary Election 2015 was yesterday and Chester County Voter Services has now calculated the results. Tredyffrin Township has 9,003 registered Republicans and 8,146 registered Democrats. For Primary Day, it was nearly a dead heat of Republicans and Democrats showing up to vote. Approximately 17.8% of the registered Democrats voted (1,447 voters) and 17.7% of the […]
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Rogan, Manos win contested Lower Merion BOC races; Narberth Council, District Judge results

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:07
In Lower Merion Township, current board of commissioners President Liz Rogan and fellow incumbent George Manos have fended off Democratic primary challenges.
Categories: Lower Merion

Endorsed candidates sweep GOP and Democratic races for Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:23
NORRISTOWN >> In the race to fill three seats on the bench of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, the three Democrats and three Republicans endorsed by their parties the most votes in their respective primaries and will battle head to head in the primary election in November.
Categories: Lower Merion

Tolbert, Gale top Zelov in Republican commissioners primary race

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:08
Tolbert, 37, has served as a West Norriton Commissioner since 2013. The Bucks County Community College economics professor is an Iraq war veteran.
Categories: Lower Merion

Memorial Day 2015 Gas Prices Surge: Use Patch Tool to Find Cheap Gas in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:46
Prices going up at the pump, nationally and in Pennsylvania, due to global increases in the price of crude oil.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, May 20

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:24
The Daily Numbers: 10 percent voter turnout in Delaware County for Primary Election. Shameful.

15 percent of Republicans got to the polls.

8 percent of Democrats.

27 percent turnout in Philly, where Democrats were essentially electing the next mayor.

1 term and done for Chester Mayor John Linder.

1,000 vote margin for state Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, who now will face former Republican Mayor Wendell Butler in the fall.

6,829 write-in votes cast in Delco, where Dems are looking to get on the fall ballot for County Council.

250 votes, what they need to acquire. We should know today.

5 candidates will battle for 3 seats on County Court of Common Pleas in the fall.

4 Dems who got the nod in the troubled Colwyn Borough Council races.

2 incumbents who lost in Colwyn.

3,500 Phillies games for longtime employee Tony Valerio of Ridley.

2 engineers in every Amtrak train, what the union wants after the deadly Philly rail derailment.

3, where the Sixers will pick in the NBA Draft.

6-game winning streak snapped for the Phillies last night in Denver, where they lost 6-5.

3 more hits for Maikel Franco.

1 crucial error for the third baseman that led to 3 1st inning runs.

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

OK, Sam Hinkie. It would appear the tanking worked. You are in line to draft Deangelo Russel. Now you need to win.

I Don’t Get It: People stayed away from the polls in drove. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to those who made the effort and exercised their constitutional rights. You are patriots

Quote Box: “We’re going to get things done. We’re going to bring our city back and we’re going to do it with experience.”

- Thaddeus Kirkland, claiming victory in the Chester Dem Mayor’s race.
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Chester voters show Linder the door

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-05-20 06:55
It's one and done for John Linder.

The incumbent Democratic mayor of Chester will not be getting a second term.

He wasn't toppled by Republicans, but instead by his own party.

The fractured Chester Democratic Party is now solidly standing behind longtime state Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, D-159, who rolled to a big win over Linder in yesterday's Primary vote.

Unofficials results show Kirkland leading Linder by 1,000 votes.

The Dem feud split the city, with both Linder and Kirkland fieling their own slate of candidates for City Council and other city positions. Kirkland's team, which includes incumbent city council members Nafis Nichols and Elizabeth Williams, won big.

Kirkland will now tangle with a very familiar face in November.

Former Mayor Wendell Butler will top the Republican ticket as he seeks his old job.

Kirkland served 12 terms in Harrisburg, but it's not exactly been a secret that he's had his eyes on the mayor's office for some time. His differences with Linder focused on the police department. Kirkland was critical of one of Linder's first moves, demoting Darren Alston and bringing in veteran Joe Bail. Kirkland ripped the move and said Linder and Bail were out of touch with the community. As usual, Linder was a class act in accepting defeat.

"If this is what the citizens want, then so be it," he said. "I'm all right with that."

I liked John Linder.

But I'm not sure he was cut out for politics.

For one thing, he always told you exactly what was on his mind. Believe me when I tell you that's not something that happens all the time.

Linder was a longtime educator. He likely just learned a fairly tough political lesson.

I hope he stays involved.

Chester needs more people like John Linder.
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So much for Mayor Anthony Williams

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-05-20 06:31
Forget that call for a new state senator for eastern Delaware County.

Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, D-8, isn't going anywhere.

He got waxed yesterday in his bid to become the next mayor of Philadelphia. Williams, despite doing well in in his West Philly stronghold, lost just about every other section of the city as he got walloped by former city councilman Jim Kenney in the Democratic Primary.

Kenney held a 2-1 margin over Williams with almost all city votes counted.

Of course, with the Dems' 7-1 voter registration edge in the city, that pretty much means Kenney will be the next mayor. That's not a slap at newcomer Republican Melissa Murray Bailey. To say she will be a longshot is aking to saying the Phillies will win the World Series. A Republican has not been elected mayor in Philadelphia since the 1940s.

Instead of heading east to City Hall, Williams will continue to go west, back to serving his constituents - including a lot of Delco folks - in Harrisburg.

Williams' 8th District Senate seat includes parts of Collingdale, Colwyn, Darby Borough, Darby Township, Folcroft, Lansdowne, Norwood, Sharon Hill and Yeadon.

Williams became the front-runner early in the race, pushing for changes in education and backed by some serious big-buck benefactors, suburban guys who were pushing school choice and charter schools.

But Williams seemed to back away from that stance during the campaign and never really identified who he is or what he stands for. In the meantime, he got lost in the backwash of a very smart campaign run by Kenney, who stunned a lot of people by winning the backing of several influential leaders in the African-American community.

It might herald the start of a new era of post-racial voting in the city. A white candidate had never topped a black candidate in as many minority communities as Kenney managed to do on Tuesday.

Kenney took 55 percent of the vote, compared to just 26 percent for Williams.

Former D.A. Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Doug Oliver and Milton Street lagged far behind in single digits.

Williams expected to roll up huge wins in African-American neighborhoods. It didn't happen. Kenney won almost every neighborhood in the city.

Perhaps the fatal flaw in the Williams' campaign came late, when the senator announced he would dump Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who just happens to be the most popular figure in the city.

Now Williams will limp back to Harrisburg. He's already lost a bid for the Democratic nomination for governor. Now he can add a failed mayoral run to his resume.
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Rogan, Manos win contested LM commissioner races; Narberth Council, District Judge results

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-05-20 01:52
In Lower Merion Township, current board of commissioners President Liz Rogan and fellow incumbent George Manos have fended off Democratic primary challenges.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Board of Commissioners Primary Elections 2015 Results

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:31
The follower are unofficial voting results provided by Montgomery County.
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Police say man took cash left in an envelope at Lankenau Hospital

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:31
Lower Merion police are looking for a man who was seen on surveillance footage taking an envelope containing cash at Lankenau Hospital two weeks ago.
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Lower Merion School Board Primary Election 2015 Results

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:31
Lower Merion School Board Democrat Virginia Pollard 3,804 - 12.80 percent Democrat Subha Robinson 3,381 - 11.38 percent Democrat Christina Fink 1,676 - 5.64 percent Democrat David Federman3,611 - 12.15 percent Democrat Diane DiBonaventuro 3,623 - 12.19 percent
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