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LMN-PATV goes dark: Lack of funding closes Lower Merion-Narberth TV station

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-28 09:08
For the first time in eight years, the public access television station serving Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough has gone dark.
Categories: Lower Merion

SEPTA Union: Strike Will Happen, But Not This Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:51
Regional Rail would continue to operate in the event of such a strike, but buses, trolleys and subways would be impacted.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Company Recalls 10 Brands of Baby Wipes

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:44
The wipes may be contaminated with bacteria, the FDA says.
Categories: Lower Merion

Cricket Avenue Home for Rent in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:33
Find nearby rental homes from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth Borough Council grant special exception for proposed Rite Aid clinic

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-28 07:49
A new service, one of the first in the area, is coming to Narberth’s Rite Aid drug store.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Oct. 28

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-10-28 07:29
The Daily Numbers: 163rd District state House race, where Republicans continue to lob grenades at Democrat Vince Rongione’s claims to residency.

40-room hotel that will be part of a new development in Swarthmore that will require a roundabout on Route 320. A petition opposing the measure has been withdrawn.

18 age of Glenolden teen and former student at the Haverford School who has admitted his role in pot-selling ring based at the school.

32-2-54, that’s the district court in Springfield, where new Magisterial District Judge James Merkins now presides.

6 month search process under way in Springfield School District to find a new superintendent to replace outgoing boss James Capolupo.

2 handguns, 2 rifles and $100,000 in cash seized in drug raid in Drexel Hill over the weekend.

2 million dollar grant for SAP in Newtown Square. It will upgrade the firm’s data center and help retain 375 jobs.

4,700 SEPTA trolley, bus and subway operators who have authorized their union to call a strike. No work stoppage is planned this week.

1.86 billion dollar sale of Philadelphia Gas Works that has been nixed by City Council.

1,150 PGW workers who are members of Utility Workers Union of America Local 686 opposed the sale.

3.5 million dollars raked in by the city of Philadelphia from its red-light cameras.

6 vehicles operated by the new Uber ride-sharing service seized by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

64, age of Pa. Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, who is retiring from the court in the wake of a porn email scandal.

66, age of actress Marcis Strassman, who starred as the wife in the TV sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter” with Gabe Kaplan. She died after battling breast cancer.

20-17 win for the Washington Redskins over the Dallas Cowboys in OT on Monday Night Football.

6-2 mark for the Cowboys, one game up on the 5-2 Eagles in the NFC East.

2 yards and 6 inches, the difference between the Eagles being 5-2 and 7-0. They failed to punch it in from inside the 2-yard-line against both the 49ers and Cardinals. They lost both games.

3-0 mark for Eagles with Jason Kelce at center. They’re 2-2 with David Molk filling in. The Eagles are hoping to get Kelce back in the lineup this week.

3-2 win for Carroll girls over Bonner-Prendergast in Catholic League field hockey playoff tilt. They will face O’Hara for the title.

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

If anyone can figure out what the Knicks and Sixers were doing with that trade yesterday, please let me know.

I Don’t Get It: That kid who opened fire on his classmates at a high school outside Seattle actually invited them to lunch, then sprayed the table with bullets. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to some good folks in Media who banded together to build a ramp for a handicapped neighbor. Well done.

Quote Box: “This is extremely important. This is the Constitution, something we are supposed to uphold and use to make laws.”

- Republican Jamie Santora, on questions about the residency of his opponent, Democrat Vince Rongione, in the 163rd House seat race.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Gerry Lenfest Won’t Let the Philly Inquirer Make the Most Obvious Endorsement in Pennsylvania History

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-10-28 06:41
For the past four years, Philadelphians have gotten an up close and personal look at what happens when a Governor and his party caucus govern like they fucking hate a city. On education particularly,...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Sorry, Lower Merion: Warm Conditions Won't Last Long

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-28 06:36
Don’t get used to these mild temperatures, because winter is coming and you’ll feel it this weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

They're all talk - but no debate - in the bitter 26th District state Senate race

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-10-28 06:22
Don't hold your breath waiting for a debate between the candidates in the bitterly contested race for the open 26th District state Senate seat.

It doesn't look like it is going to happen.

Republican Tom McGarrigle has been pushing Democrat John Kane for weeks to debate him. After an initial offer to appear before at a forum hosted and moderated by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce was rejected by the Dems because the group already had indicated they were endorsing McGarrigle, my name got floated out there as a possible moderator.

I made my role - if any - clear.

I would be happy to serve as moderator, but the ground rules and other parameters would be up to the candidates. To be honest, I had a somewhat selfish motive.

I wanted to have the two men sit down with me last Wednesday for our weekly live-stream Internet show, 'Live From the Newsroom.' But the two sides could not agree on that date.

More emails ensued. (Anyone else wonder who we communicated before email?).

I actually enjoyed the back and forth between Caitlin Ganley, from the McGarrigle camp, and Dylan McGarry, representing Kane. They took turns accusing each other of ducking the debate.

But they still have not agreed to meet, and now it looks like it may not happen.

So in the interest of democracy - and of course of promoting my show - I will make one final offer.

Gentlemen, I am more than willing to host the two of you this Wednesday night for my 'Live From the Newsroom' show. We can do it here in our offices in Primos, or if you can agree on a potential site, just let me know where.

We'll go for a half-hour, or as long as the two of you think you need.

Aside from the governor's race, this is likely the most high-profile, hotly contested race in the state. The people casting their ballots in the 26th District deserve the chance to see the two of you debate the crucial issues, instead of lobbing negative ads at each other.

I await your reply.
Categories: Pennsylvania

How 'bout dem Cowboys!

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-10-28 05:53
Call this one the agony & the ecstasy.

Sort of.

Every year the Eagles have at least one - and sometimes more - games that they have no business losing. Sunday's gut-wrenching defeat in the Arizona desert qualifies as this year's contribution to Birds' fans endless misery.

The die-hards were still trying to digest some of the oddities in that brutal loss when they got a gift from a most odd source.

The Dallas Cowboys.

The lowly Redskins went into Jerry Jones' palace Monday night and knocked off the Cowboys in overtime, 2-0-17. And they did it with their third-string quarterback, Colt McCoy.

I think we can hold off on that stampede by the national media to crown the Cowboys. ESPN analyst Jon Gruden must have been torn last night as he talked glowingly of the Cowboys in the buildup to the game, even though they were facing a team coached by his brother.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo spent much of the second half in the locker room after taking a knee to his surgically repaired back. He returned late in the 4th quarter but still could not rally the Cowboys to victory.

The Cowboys are now 6-2, a game ahead of the Eagles at 5-2.

Almost makes that loss to the Cardinals bearable.

Categories: Pennsylvania

politics + non-profit nature conservancy = ?

Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2014-10-27 18:17

Saw this on a friend’s Facebook page with this comment:

“Like if you think Political Signs should NOT be installed in a beautiful view shed. PS this property is owned by the Brandywine Conservancy and I bet the Politicians did not ask permission.”

Thoughts? And anyone else tired of all the robo-calls and political mailers and the ads on television?

Categories: Pennsylvania

22 Friends' Central Students Earn National Merit Honors

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-10-27 14:20
Twenty-nine percent of the Class of 2015 who took the junior year PSAT has been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Categories: Lower Merion

#HD102: Weirdo Republican Russ Diamond Says “Every Cop is a Pig and a Liar” (VIDEO)

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-10-27 13:39
This silent saddo treatment that Rep. Russ Diamond is pulling on his wife here is pretty gross and calls his temperament for leadership into question, but it’s the end of the video that’s...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

What's That Up in the Sky? We'll Be Able to See a Rocket Launch Tuesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:31
Residents in Mid-Atlantic region should be able to see launch, according to NASA.
Categories: Lower Merion

Groundbreaking scheduled Tuesday for Manayunk Bridge Trail

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-10-27 10:10
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Manayunk Bridge Trail is scheduled for Oct. 28 on the Philadelphia side of the trail, near Dupont St. This highly anticipated project, budgeted for $4.12 million, will be a bicycle and pedestrian trail that will connect the Cynwyd Heritage Trail with the busting Schuylkill River Trail network and Manayunk’s economic corridor of Main St.
Categories: Lower Merion

LMN-PATV goes dark: Lack of funding closes Lower Merion-Narberth TV station

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-10-27 10:05
For the first time in eight years, the public access television station serving Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough has gone dark.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police: Merion Home Burglarized Over the Weekend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:57
Cash and jewelry were taken, police said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Largest of SEPTA's Unions Votes To Strike

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:36
TWU Local 234 represents bus drivers and trolley and subway operators.
Categories: Lower Merion

$565K Clover Hill Road Home Recently Sold in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:32
Find other recently sold homes nearby from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

NRC to hike oversight at Exelon Nuclear's Limerick Generating Staion due to security issue

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:45
LIMERICK >> Three days after granting the Limerick nuclear plant another 20 years of operation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it will institute increased oversight of the plant because of an unidentified security problem at the plant.
Categories: Lower Merion