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Main Line SuperFresh stores to rebrand as ACME in wake of A&P bankruptcy

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-07-27 09:53
The signs out front at some local SuperFresh stores may soon be changing, but the new name they carry could be a familiar one.
Categories: Lower Merion

Exclusive: Vatican liaison briefly returns to Philly to prepare for World Meeting of Families

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-07-27 09:53
The Rev. Bill Donovan is racking up the frequent flier miles as he helps the region prepare for the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Attorney General: More than 100 suspected child predators nabbed so far this year

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-07-27 09:48
HARRISBURG >> State investigators have already apprehended more than 100 suspected child predators this year, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
Categories: Lower Merion

Outgoing Montgomery County chief public defender reflects on accomplishments

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-07-27 09:48
NORRISTOWN >> Reflecting on the importance of new community-based defense initiatives she spearheaded, Montgomery County’s chief public defender said she’s proud of her accomplishments but is looking forward to new challenges as she moves to another job in the indigent defense arena.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police: Wayne woman arrested for alleged heroin sales

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-07-27 09:48
A 61-year-old Wayne woman has been arrested after a four-month investigation into the alleged sales of suspected heroin, police said Wednesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Monday, July 27

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2015-07-27 08:21
The Daily Numbers: 2 suspects being sought in armed holdup of Aston CVS store.

26, age of man facing charges as ‘one-man crime wave’ in Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby.

3 candidates looking to fill the 161st District state House seat given up by Republican Joe Hackett.

4 of Aug., when voters in 161st go to polls.

7 suspects busted as ‘travelers’ - suspects who travel in order to have sex with children - by the Delco Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

37.4 million trips recorded on regional rail lines by SEPTA in fiscal 2015, that’s a record.

2 percent uptick over 2014.

22, age of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, who died Sunday.

1 dead, 1 injured in hit-run crash in Juniata Park section of Philadelphia Sunday.

11-5 win for the Phillies over Cubs Sunday to complete another series sweep.

3 straight series the Phils have won.

8-1 mark compiled since the All-Star break.

17 hits for the Phils.

0 hits allowed by Cole Hamels on Saturday night.

13 strikeouts and 129 pitches for Hamels in recording his 1st career no-hitter.

13th no-hitter in Phillies’ team history.

1st win recorded by rookie Aaron Nola.

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

The Phillies are cooling the jets of Eagles fans waiting for the start of training camp next weekend.

I Don’t Get It: Paul Mulllen apparently is not interested in appearing on stage with write-in candidate Lisa Esler in the 161st state House special election. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the staff at the Media-Upper Providence Library, as well as local firefighters, who are showing how to retain services while your building is being knocked down and a new structure put in place.

Quote Box: “It is just being a good neighborand helping neighbors and working together.”

- Scott Price, President of Media Fire & Hook & Ladder Co., on helping out the local library with a temporary home.
Categories: Pennsylvania

How SEPTA plans to get 10,000 people on board trains at Primos Station

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2015-07-27 06:56
This week we will be taking an in-depth look at SEPTA's plans to get people from Delaware County in and out of Philadelphia for the two-day visit of Pope Francis in September.

I think I can safely sum it up in two words:

Brace yourself.

The Daily Times will be at ground zero for his massive project, because our plant literally sits next to the Media-Elwyn regional rail line, just a block from the Primos Station.

It also will be one of the few stops actually open on the line those two mornings.

SEPTA spokesman Frank Kelly says SEPTA expects as many as 10,000 people to board trains at the Primos stop. They envision 1,000 people getting on each train starting at 5 a.m.

SEPTA will be using lessons learned from the Phillies championship parade back in 2008, when many trains on the regional rail lines filled up very early at western stops and literally blew right past many stations where throngs of fans were waiting to board.

This time they will limit the number of stations being used. Primos will be one of them. There will be two sessions - early and late - for people to use to go into the city Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The Daily Times will become something of an island, with both Mildred Avenue, the street that goes back to our plant from Providence Road, and Cottonwood Lane, which gets you to us from Oak Avenue, being shut down.

In fact, our front parking lot could wind up as a command center for SEPTA and police overseeing the situation. What SEPTA has in mind is something of a cattle chute for the huge crowds that will descend on the site. What they ideally would like is for people to be dropped off on Providence Road at Mildred. They would then walk up Mildred, past our plant, turn right on Cottonwood and board the trains there.

The prized parking spots along Cottonwood that are snapped up early each morning by commuters won't be available. SEPTA is urging people not to be dependent on parking here in Primos, but instead have someone drop you off.

There also could be road closures on Oak Avenue, likely at Providence and somewhere near St. Eugene's Church.

Then there's 69th Street Terminal, which will be a whole different challenge.

We'll have all the details this week.

I'll resist saying that I hope it goes better than the effort to sell those special rail passes for SEPTA. Those are expected to go back on sale again sometime this week.

Remember, you will not be able to board the trains those two days without the special passes.

Stay tuned.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Things are heating up in the 161st race

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2015-07-27 06:28
Paul Mullen and Delco Republicans have a problem.

And it's not necessarily Leanne Krueger-Braneky, the Democrat seeking the 161st state House seat vacated by Joe Hackett. Mullen is the endorsed Republican.

He certainly is worried about Krueger-Braneky, who lost to Hackett last November.

But he has another - maybe even bigger - problem.

Her name is Lisa Esler.

I talk about it today in my print column.

The election is a week from tomorrow, Aug. 4, smack dab in the middle of one of the biggest vacation days of the year. Key to this race will be getting people to the polls to vote.

Is it possible that Esler could siphon off enough votes to swing the race to Krueger-Braneky.

This will be a very interesting week in the 161st.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Forget the Eagles; how 'bout dem Phils!

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2015-07-27 06:03
We interrupt the start of Eagles training camp for this breaking news alert: It's still baseball season.

And the local team is starting to look like they can play this game.

Sure, Gang Green is hyperventilating over next weekend's start of Eagles training camp.

But the Phillies have decided to reclaim part of the spotlight.

They've been on fire since the All-Star break, posting a 8-1 record in the second half.

And then Cole Hamels provided an exclamation point on Saturday night by tossing a no-hitter at the Chicago Cubs.

Yesterday it was Aaron Nola's turn, taming the Cubbies as the Phils bats suddenly turned into Murderers Row.

Now all eyes will be on the front office as Ruben Amaro Jr., Pat Gillick and Andy MacPhail entertain offers for Hamels. Saturday night's no-no could not have come at a more opportune time for the Phils, especially since Hamels had looked horrid in his previous two starts.

His value will never be higher.

I hate to see Hamels leave, he's probably the single biggest reason we had a parade here back in 2008. Remember, that team did not feature either Roy Halladay or Cliff Lee. It was Hamels who was the stud, snagging MVP awards in both the World Series and NLCS.

The Phils can't afford to make the same mistake they've made before, allowing this hot streak to cloud their thinking. This team still needs a shakeup. They need to get the max deal for Hamels. Jonathan Papelbon has to go. If they can get someone to take on Ryan Howard's contract, they should do it.

But suddenly baseball is fun again in Philly.

The Eagles will have to wait.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Wow House! Full-Size Elevator, Library, Hidden Pool

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-07-26 13:02
This 6 bed, 5.5 bath Ardmore home has 5,298 square feet.
Categories: Lower Merion

Body Slams, Naked On A Barn Roof, Exploding ATM's: Pa.'s Top Crime News

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-07-26 10:01
Join us as we count down the top 10 weirdest, most bizarre, and most disturbing police stories from the past week in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

Republican T/E School Board candidate George Anderson has withdrawn from the race

Republican school board candidate Dr. George Anderson has withdrawn from the T/E School Board race, providing the following statement: Dear Pattye, I have just been informed of a travel schedule which will not allow me to campaign for much of the election season, therefore it is with regret I must announce my withdrawal from the […]
Categories: Pennsylvania

Live Comedy, A Performance From London's West End: Main Line Events For Sunday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-07-25 13:01
Enjoy comedy under the stars and a performance broadcast live from London on the Main Line this Sunday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Tredyffrin Township Police Department update on local substance issues, including the use of NARCAN

Earlier this week, I wrote the post, “Depression, alcoholism and drug addiction…Saving lives is the Answer”.  Completely by coincidence, on Wednesday, July 21, we learned that the Tredyffrin Township police had arrested Lynne Twaddle, age 61 of Pugh Road on suspicion of dealing heroin from her Wayne home. Twaddle was charged with possession of a […]
Categories: Pennsylvania

Horror At Campfire/No Papal Passes/Deaths In the Delaware/Postal Worker Hoards Mail

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-07-25 10:01
Catch up on recent news in Eastern Pennsylvania, including strangest police stories and a Good News roundup.
Categories: Lower Merion

the devil is in the details

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2015-07-24 16:48

(Sometimes the little words are the hardest to spell…..)  

Categories: Pennsylvania

New Delco Movie House Offers 100 Menu Items, Drinks Delivered Right To Seat

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:51
A new movie theater offering dinner and drinks delivered right to your seat is opening this weekend in Upper Darby.
Categories: Lower Merion

Style Festival and 40th Anniversary Food And Drink Specials: Main Line Events This Saturday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:21
A style festival, orchard picking and a 40th anniversary celebration on Lancaster Avenue round out the list of events happening Saturday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Calling artists: Narberth seeking design to 'enhance' new Narberth Avenue Bridge

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-07-24 13:50
Narberth Borough has waited a long time for replacement of its North Narberth Avenue Bridge, a prominent feature of its downtown and primary pedestrian and vehicle connection between its “North” and “South” sides.
Categories: Lower Merion

Weekend Forecast Calls For Nice Saturday, Sunday Showers In Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-24 13:28
This weekend’s forecast calls for beautiful weather on Saturday followed by possible showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon.
Categories: Lower Merion