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Police: 2 in custody following Bala Cynwyd residential burglary early Tuesday morning

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:33
Two men are in police custody Tuesday following an alleged burglary at a home on the 700 block of Highland Avenue in Bala Cynwyd in the early morning hours of Feb. 24.
Categories: Lower Merion

Synagogue plan for mikvah use on former Lower Merion School District parcel moves ahead

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:38
ARDMORE >> Built in 1925, before Lower Merion Township enacted a zoning code, the single-story stone structure at 111 Union Ave. has always been an oddity in its residential neighborhood in Bala Cynwyd.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Palmer in Wynnewood blends history, cutting-edge trends in apartment living

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:38
WYNNEWOOD >> For two eventful decades, from 1919 to 1939, the grand brick building at City and Lancaster avenues in Wynnewood was a vacation resort for wealthy Philadelphians. The Green Hill Farms Hotel, with its ballroom and open-air dining porch overlooking a swimming pool flanked by classical columns set a standard for elegant living.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Feb. 25

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:35
The Daily Numbers: 2 hours, how long it took a jury in Texas to convict the former Marine in the shooting death of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle and a friend.

6 to 23 months in prison for a former supervisor of Community Services who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two female clients.

5 to 10 more years tacked onto his sentence for a Chester man who was already in jail for the stabbing death of his mother.

3,240 jars of peanut butter and 100 loaves of bread donated by the Giant supermarket in Havertown to Philabundance for their food efforts in the region.

29,160 sandwiches that are expected to be created for the hungry through the donation.

204,000 dollars authorities allege was ‘churned’ from two elderly sisters by an insurance man from Drexel Hill.

50 years of Neumann University lauded by Aston Township commissioners.

13 million dollars in donations to THON mocked by ESPN commentator Keith Olbermann in another Twitter war with Penn State backers. He’s now going to be off the air for the rest of the week.

2 billion dollar deficit that is on the mind of new Gov. Tom Wolf as he readies his budget message to be delivered next Tuesday. He still wants to get more money for education and is hinting at tax hikes, as well as that severance tax on natural gas drillers.

375,000 broadband customers added by Comcast in the last quarter.

1.93 billion dollars in earnings for Comcast in the quarter, up slightly from last year.

4-1 loss for the Flyers to the Hurricanes last night. Bad one since the Bruins also lost.

4 points behind Bruins, where Flyers still sit in race for last playoff spot.

31 saves for backup goalie Rob Zepp.

89-61 win for Villanova over Providence.

25, where the Friars were ranked before getting blown out by the No. 6 Wildcats.

48-37 win for Penncrest boys over Academy Park in playback game to win spot in PIAA tourney.

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

Providence had scratched their way into the Top 25 before arriving on the Main Line last night. But they were no match for the No. 6 Wildcats.

I Don’t Get It: Keith Olbermann’s latest Twitter war with Penn State students and alums. He’s way over the line on this one.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the folks at Giant supermarket in Havertown. They’re donating a ton of peanut butter for the region’s effort to help feed the needy by Philabundance.

Quote Box: “I apologize for that. I have no excuse for it.”

- Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, on misrepresenting his service record.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Montgomery Ave. closed Tuesday from Levering Mill to Merion roads

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:01
Montgomery Ave was closed in both directions from Levering Mill Rd to Merion Rd in the Merion section of th etownship due to an underground electrical issue.
Categories: Lower Merion

1 injured after vehicle drives on top of other at Ardmore Acura

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:01
A woman was taken to an area hospital after she lost control of her vehicle and drove on top of parked cars at the Ardmore Acura dealership Tuesday morning.
Categories: Lower Merion

'Live From the Newsroom' takes a look at the lives behind those names on the Delco Veterans Memorial

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:15
On a windy, frigid corner just off bustling West Chester Pike in Newtown Square, there stands a testament to the backbone of Delaware County.

It is the county's newest monument and a fitting salute to those who served, and who often paid dearly for that service. It is the Delaware County Veterans Memorial.

It contains the names - etched in stone - of every Delaware County resident who died in the line of duty, offering up his life in service to his country.

Having been there several times, I can tell you it's a moving experience.

But something else has been happening behind the scenes of the memorial. As you gaze at each of the names carved into the surface, you begin to ask yourself who they were.

Where did this young man or woman come from? Did he have brothers and sisters? Was he from a long line of family members who served. It turns out I'm not the only one to ask such questions.

While doing the research to gather the names of those wh

o fell on the battlefields, several people who have been at the center of the push to have the monument built had similar feelings. Among them was longtime Newtown Supervisor Linda Houldin, a founding member of the monument committee and head of the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Education Committee. That was the genesis of one of the very special parts of the memorial.

Houldin approached West Chester University History Professor Robert Kodosky. The collaborative project that was hatched involved using college students to bring the names on the memorial wall to life.

Tonight our live-stream Internet broadcast, 'Live From the Newsroom' will visit with Kodosky and Houldin and hopefully some of the young students to talk about the project.

The memorial's Education Committee is now working with kids from first grade through the university level, in effect passing the torch of knowledge of those who served their country from one generation to another.

They'll talk about the digging it took, the research to first just get the names of those whose names appear on the memorial, let alone the background that makes every one of them such a compelling story. Even before construction on the memorial began, a team was deeply involved in the research stage, going through county, university and historical records to pull together these deserving names for the Wall of Honor.

But the researchers faced the same haunting question after tracking down the names. Who were these heroes?

Professor Kodosky's class turned out to be the perfect pilot tie-in.

Students researched the names and developed their stories. Their work is now an intricate part of one of the guiding principle's of the memorial effort: Using it as a living living history monument for students of all schools (public, private, charter, cyber) from grades 1 through 12 in conjunction with the Delco Historical Society.

Join us tonight at 7 at DelcoTimes.com for a very special look at the lives of some true Delaware County heroes.

If you have a question about the memorial - or any of the names that are displayed on it - email it to me at editor@delcotimes.com and I will bring it up during our discussion.
Categories: Pennsylvania

New home needed for Mickey Vernon Sports Museum

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:37
The push to find a new home for the Mickey Vernon Sports Museum continues.

As longtime local author and sports writer Rich Westcott noted in his Monday op-ed piece, the county is in danger of losing this treasure trove of local sports memorabilia.

That's because the museum is currently located in the Granite Run Mall. But its lease is up in March and will not be renewed because the mall is about to undergo a massive change. Basically, everything but the two remaining anchor stores, Sears and Boscov's, will go under the wrecking ball, making way for a new town center mix of residential and retail uses.

That leaves the museum looking for a new home.

I took up the issue in my blog on Monday, asking readers for their help and seeking suggestions where the museum might end up. Many people wondered if the YMCA, either at their Lansdowne or Ridley facilities, could house the collection.

We'll keep pushing because the county cannot afford to lose this signature place.

Let's save the Mickey Vernon Museum!
Categories: Pennsylvania

The best team in town: Go 'Cats

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:17
Providence had managed to scratch its way into the Top 25 in the AP men's college hoops ranking.

So I was very interested to see how Villanova - sitting with that lofty No. 6 ranking would react to a bruising encounter with a Big East rival.

The Wildcats did not leave many questions unanswered in the Pavilion on the Main Line last night in blasting the Friars, 89-61. Villanova put on a clinic in dismantling Providence, sprinting to a 9-0 lead to start the game and never looking back.

You know you're on to something when the opposing coach can't stop talking about how impressed he was. Jack McCaffery today details the reaction of Providence coach Ed Cooley, who was converted into a huge Villanova booster while watching them dismantle his squad.

Terry Toohey has all the game details.

This Villanova team has "special" written all over it.

The challenge now will be to live up their expectations. This is not the Cinderella 1985 team that pulled one of the biggest upsets of all time in blitzing through the NCAA tournament and then doing their best 'David vs. Goliath' act in toppling Georgetown.

No, this Villanova squad could be a No. 1 seed and a favorite to reach the Final Four.

Pretty simply, right now they're the best team in town.

And I'm including the Phillies, Flyers, Sixers and Chip Kelly's bunch in that equation.

Anyone care to argue?
Categories: Pennsylvania

Olbermann Suspended From ESPN Over Offensive Penn State Remarks

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-02-24 19:20
“The annual tradition of THON and the efforts of the students of Penn State to fight pediatric cancer should be applauded,” ESPN said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police: 2 in custody following Bala Cywnyd residential burglary early Tuesday morning

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:50
Two men are in police custody Tuesday following an alleged burglary at a home on the 700 block of Highland Avenue in Bala Cynwyd in the early morning hours of Feb. 24.
Categories: Lower Merion

Traffic alert: Montgomery Ave. closed from Levering Mill to Merion roads

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:37
Montgomery Ave is closed in both directions from Levering Mill Rd to Merion Rd in the Merion section of the Twp. due to an underground electrical issue. Avoid the area if you can and expect delays through the afternoon rush hour.
Categories: Lower Merion

Secret School Board Meetings Considered Strategic!

What’s that saying, “It ain’t over until the fat lady sings”? Well, when it comes to outsourcing the jobs of the aides and paraeducators in the TE School District, I think the fat lady sang two years ago and was confirmed again at last night’s School Board meeting. We know that the Board members received […]
Categories: Pennsylvania

Airborne Jeep Lands on Top of Cars at Dealership

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:44
A 74-year-old woman reportedly hit the gas instead of the brakes.
Categories: Lower Merion

1 injured after vehicle drives on top of other at Ardmore Acura

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-02-24 14:31
A woman was taken to an area hospital after she lost control of her vehicle and drove on top of parked cars at the Ardmore Acura dealership Tuesday morning.
Categories: Lower Merion

Synagogue plan for mikvah use on former Lower Merion School District parcel moves ahead

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:50
ARDMORE >> Built in 1925, before Lower Merion Township enacted a zoning code, the single-story stone structure at 111 Union Ave. has always been an oddity in its residential neighborhood in Bala Cynwyd.
Categories: Lower Merion

Not Your Average Joe's opens in Suburban Square

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:11
Monday marked the grand opening of New England-based “polished casual” restaurant and bar Not Your Average Joe's, located at Suburban Square next to Starbucks.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police Reports: Theft from vehicle at Jewish day school

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:01
Theft from car>> Lower Merion police received a report of a theft of a wallet from a car parked at a Jewish day school at 49 Haverford Road on Feb. 19 between 7 and 10 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

8 Friends' Central Students Named National Merit Finalists

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:23
Of the more than 160,000 students who entered the 2015 National Achievement® Program, only 1,300 were named finalists.
Categories: Lower Merion

1 injured after vehicle drives on top other at Ardmore Acura

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:56
A woman was taken to an area hospital after her vehicle drove on top of another vehicle at the Ardmore Acura dealership Tuesday morning.
Categories: Lower Merion