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Plaintiff in LMSD tax lawsuit alleges district encouraged student’s online threats to him; district responds to allegations

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-09-22 10:46
The plaintiff in the Lower Merion tax lawsuit is accusing the district of encouraging a student to threaten him through an Internet posting and encouraging residents to protest in front of his law office, according to a recent court filing in the district tax lawsuit.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Township Work Closes River Road Again

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 09:14
Shade Tree Commission work continues.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fake PECO Callers Demanding Money For Fake Invoices In Montco, Police Warn

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 09:00
Don't fall for this PECO scam that is spreading throughout the area.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Sept. 22

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-09-22 07:51
10,000 dollar first prize for Tavia Isaac, who took top prize in the Food Network’s ‘Chopped Jr.’ show.

12, the age of our precocious chef from Chester.

8-foot snake found sunning itself on a Springfield driveway.

32, age of woman found fatally slashed early this morning in Yeadon.

740,220 dollars in federal grant money for East Lansdowne Fire Co., which they will use to hire 12 part-time firefighters.

300 dollars, what a masked gunman got in a hest at the Upper Chichester Walgreens.

2nd stop in 2 weeks her in Delco for Donald Trump. He will hold a public rally at the Sun Center in Chester Township tonight.

40 people who showed up at Nether Providence zoners Monday night as they dealt with controversial sober living facility that has been operating on Providence Road.

30 of October, when professors at the 14 state-owned universities say they will strike if they don’t have a new contract.

6 months ago, when a freshman state legislator pleaded guilty to a felony charge. Now she is resisting calls to resign her office.

2 statewide debates agreed to by Dem U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty.

4, how many incumbent Republican Pat Toomey wanted.

43-38 lead for McGinty, according to new Muhlenberg College poll.

608 dollars, how much it costs for a 2-pack of the EpiPen life-saving device needed by those who suffer severe allergic reaction.

500 percent increase in the cost since 2007.

11 billion dollars in sales for Mylan, the company that makes the device.

1 person wounded in shooting during 2nd night of protests in Charlotte, N.C., after shooting of man by police.

8-3 win for the Phils over the White Sox last night.

21 home runs for Tommy Joseph.

6 hits, including 3 solo home runs, given up by Phils starter Jerad Eickhoff over 7 innings.

7 homers give up by Eickhoff in his last 2 starts.
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Congratulations, Tavia!

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-09-22 06:44
I have a confession to make.

I still get a kick out of a great front page.

Yes, I know, print is not 'hip.' We're supposed to be all about online these days. And I am. I spend an inordinate amount of time shoveling information onto our website, as well as social media such as Twitter and Facebook, feeding the beast that is the 24-hour news cycle.

But I still love the feel of print. And a dynamite front page.

And today's is one of my favorite front pages of the year.

For a couple of reasons.

The second I heard yesterday morning that our little dynamo, 12 year-old chef Tavia Isaac had won the top prize on the Food Network show 'Chopped Jr.,' I knew I wanted that beautiful, smiling countenance on our front page.

But I'm also willing to admit there was another reason as well.

Tavia Isaac resides in Chester.

I think it's fair to say there are more than a few people who believe part of Chester's image problem stems from the way it is often presented in the county's daily newspaper.

I certainly understand their concerns. I'm the guy who answers the phones when they call to complain about our coverage.

I'm hoping I get a few calls today.

But the truth is I don't really care if I do or not.

Tavia Isaac is a great story. She is proof that a lot of good things are happening in the city of Chester. And that some of those good things are being done by young people. It's a great front page.

And we're proud of it. And Tavia.

You go, girl.
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Delco at center of Campaign 2016

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-09-22 06:14
Delaware County continues to be in the crosshairs for Campaign 2016.

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will spend his second night in Delco in two weeks tonight when he holds a rally at the Sun Center in Chester Township.

We will have live coverage as the race for the White House rolls through Delaware County again.

Then tomorrow the crucial U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty will bring the GOPer to Delco, along with a very special guest.

Toomey will pay a visit to the Herbert W. Best VFW Post 928 in the Folsom section of Ridley Township, and he's bringing Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, with him.

McCain carried the GOP's banner in the 2012 presidential race, losing to Barack Obama, who rolled to re-election.

You can get all the details on the Toomey-McCain visit here.
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Somewhere, the 'Summer Wind' is blowing

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-09-22 05:50
Excuse my depression this morning.

I am wallowing in the worst day of the year.

As I write this there are a little more than four hours left in summer.

Autumn arrives officially at 10:21 a.m.

I should be past this. For all intent and purpose, summer really ends for me with the arrival of the Labor Day weekend.

Still, with it becoming "official," this morning, the sting is a little more acute.

Luckily, Mother Nature has decided to take mercy on me.

She is going to offer a few more warm, humid days to soothe this old soul who pines for the "lazy, crazy, hazy" days of summer.

Unfortunately, the forecast says there is a change coming, and we will have trouble breaking 70 degrees on Sunday. Good thing I'll be camped in front of the TV watching the Eagles game.

I have just one question this morning.

How many days until Memorial Day?

Goodbye, summer. Somewhere, a beach is calling my name.

Of course, I can always turn to this classic:

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Just Listed: Homes for Sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-21 21:57
Looking for a home? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-21 21:16
What's going on? Check the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch calendar for what's happening in town.
Categories: Lower Merion

Facilitation coach idea on hold: Narberth Borough Council members couldn’t agree on time

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-09-21 19:45
For Main Line Media News It looks as though Narberth Borough’s leaders may not be using the services of a coach to help them clear the air and put aside their differences.
Categories: Lower Merion

10 Montgomery County Public Water Systems Have Toxin Made Famous By Erin Brockovich, Study Says

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-21 14:51
The study published Tuesday says even small amounts of Chromium-6 can have negative health impacts, like cancer and liver damage.
Categories: Lower Merion

Seven Montco Parents Owed More Than $66K In Child Support: Sheriff

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-21 14:29
Seven parents owing more than $66,000 in child support who were arrested during overnight raids across Montgomery County.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth: Developer now has 2 approved plans for former Baptist Church of Evangel site

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-09-21 11:58
The owner of the former Baptist Church of the Evangel in Narberth now has two approved plans for development of the property at 198 Elmwood Ave.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth: Fitness Station site owner working with borough on shared uses

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-09-21 11:58
After a bitter dispute nearly two years ago, the prospect of a new public space in Narberth’s downtown seemed as dead as the proverbial doornail.
Categories: Lower Merion

Suspicious Clown Sightings Under Investigation By Pennsylvania State Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-21 11:30
The Pennsylvania incidents are among a broader rash of odd clown sightings nationwide.
Categories: Lower Merion

River Road Closed Today, Lower Merion Officials Say

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-21 10:10
Road to open this afternoon after work is completed.
Categories: Lower Merion

new developments in east town township?

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2016-09-21 09:35

Thoughts?


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The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, Sept 21

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-09-21 07:52
The Daily Numbers: 1947, the House Bill on child sexual abuse that will be debated again this fall in Harrisburg.

12 years after turning 18, age 30, how long a victim of child sexual abuse has file a civil action against their abuser.

32 years after turning 18, or age 50, how long a victim would have under House Bill 1947. Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, wants to make that language retroactive.

6 Catholic archdioceses in Pennsylvania now being looked at by a grand jury in Harrisburg for potential child sex abuse.

41, age of woman in Ridley who faces charges of failing to disclose that she owned 2 homes and had money in a bank account on her annual housing and utility assistance forms.

32, age of woman in Philadelphia who pleaded guilty to conspiring to join Islamic State.

5,500 faculty members at Pa.’s 14 state universities who continue to be in contract standoff. The state now is seeking a fact finder to be appointed.

21-6 vote in Pa. House Judiciary Committee for a bill that would allow the National Rifle Association to challenge local gun laws.

36 years in solitary confinement for convicted murdered. A judge says the harsh term should now end for 64-yeare-old Arthur Johnson.

15 years in prison for a former volunteer photographer for WXPN radio on child porn charges.

9 month closure set for key ramp from I-95 at Aramingo Avenue in Philly.

2 officers shot in Philly over the weekend who are now out of the hospital.

43, age of Philly police officer now charged with pot possession.

7-6 win for Phillies over the White Sox.

3 hits, including homer, for Odubel Herrera, who is heating up again after a slump.

3-run homer surrendered by closer Jeanmar Gomes in the 9th.

3 runs on 4 hits surrendered by Phils starter Jake Thompson over 5 innings.

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

Yes, Carson Wentz has been an eye-opener. But we should not overlook the job done by Doug Pederson as well. Don’t look now, but he still has not lost as Eagles head coach - 6 straight wins.

I Don’t Get It:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are splitting. I dont care.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Tavia Isaac. The precocious 12-year-old from Chester got some national exposure this week when she competed on the Food Network’s ‘Chopped Jr.’ show.

Quote Box: “The statute of limitations hurts no one but victims.”

- Jeff Dion, director of the National Crime Victim Bar Association.
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The Battle of 1947 is about to heat up again

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-09-21 07:04
As he promised, Rep. Mark Rozzi is not going away.

Neither is the controversy surrounding his push to open a window that would allow victims of sexual abuse from decades ago to file civil actions against their abusers today.

As the Pennsylvania slowly comes back to life in Harrisburg following their summer slumber (yes, I know sometimes it's hard to tell the difference from the other times of the year in the Capitol), House Bill 1947 will be back on the front burner.

That is the legislation that passed the House last year that would eliminate the criminal statute of limitations in child sex abuse allegations, and expand the time a victim has to file a civil action. Currently under Pennsylvania law, a victim has 12 years after they turn 18 to seek civil redress or until they reach the age of 30. House Bill 1947 would extend that window another 32 years, until a victim reaches age 50. But it would only apply to cases going forward, if the bill ever becomes law, unless Rozzi gets his way.

Rozzi is vowing to re-introduce his controversial amendment that would in effect make the added time retroactive, meaning victims from decades ago could now come forward and file civil actions.

As you might expect, the measure is bitterly opposed by the insurance industry, national Catholic groups and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput sent a letter that was read or distributed in ever parish in the region after the bill was passed by the House asking the faithful to contact their senator and urge them to oppose what he termed the anti-Catholic measure.

The measure had passed the House, 180-15, with the backing of many in the Delco delegation, before becoming bogged down in the Senate, thanks in part due to the opposition of the archdiocese.

Several state reps, including Rep. Nick Miccarelli, R-162, of Ridley Park, and Jamie Santora, R-163, of Upper Darby, took some heat from the archdiocese for their backing of House Bill 1947, including Rozzi's amendment.

Miccarelli actually had his name casually dropped into the parish bulletin as a reminder to parishioners that he had supported the measure. Santora said the archdiocese's actions came very close to "electioneering."

There will a very interesting side story when House Bill 1947 comes up for debate again this fall.

Every one of these state reps will be running for re-election in November. No doubt the archdiocese will be more than willing to remind the faithful of just where these elected officials stand when it comes to House Bill 1947.

We'll be keeping a very close watch on this one.

In the meantime, you can read our update on Rep. Rozzi's press conference here.
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Why Trump is coming back to Delco

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-09-21 06:17
Donald Trump is coming to Delco again.

A week after his private, invitation-only event at the Aston Community Center, he is set to appear before about 5,000 people at the Sun Center in Chester Township Thursday night.

Why is he coming back to Delco so soon?

Does the Donald have a hankering for a shorti from Delco's own iconic convenience store, Wawa?

Actually, what Trump really covets is not so much Wawa, but Wawa's customers.

Check out today's editorial here.
Categories: Pennsylvania