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July Fourth Celebrations In Eastern Pennsylvania

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-06-28 09:02
Where can you see fireworks this Independence Day in Eastern Pennsylvania? Find out here.
Categories: Lower Merion

Drunken Wedding Brawl / E.Coli Water Scare / LGBT-Friendly Crosswalks / Mass Power Outages

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-06-27 13:02
Miss a day, miss a lot. Catch up on recent news in Eastern Pennsylvania, including strangest police stories and a Good News roundup.
Categories: Lower Merion

Wawa Welcome America Festival Kicks Off Saturday In Philly

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-06-27 08:02
The festival starts Saturday and features eight days of events in Philadelphia, including free museum admission, fireworks and concerts.
Categories: Lower Merion

Old Wynne-Wood School date stone removedSeeking new location after construction of Whole Foods is finished

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-06-26 14:26
Anyone passing along East Lancaster Avenue near Wynnewood Road would certainly have noticed all of the construction going on over the past several months. The work is for the construction of the larger Whole Foods store that will be relocated along East Wynnewood Road near the current store.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion grad, teacher launch band with other educators - and keep their day jobs

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-06-26 14:01
The members of a band on the rise in Philadelphia and beyond share two passions: making music and education. In reverse order, one led to the other.
Categories: Lower Merion

Friday's Gay Marriage Ruling: What It Means For Pennsylvania

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-06-26 13:06
The Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, 5-4. What does that mean for Pennsylvania?
Categories: Lower Merion

5 Arrested In Undercover Prostitution Sting

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-06-26 12:25
The Montgomery County District Attorney announced the arrests of five men in conjunction with the sting operation.
Categories: Lower Merion

$1.2M 'Stately English Estate' To Have Open House This Weekend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-06-26 11:59
On the hunt for a new home? The following local properties will have open houses this weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

Old Wynne-Wood School date stone removedSeeking new location after construction of Whole Foods is finished

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-06-26 11:58
Anyone passing along East Lancaster Avenue near Wynnewood Road would certainly have noticed all of the construction going on over the past several months. The work is for the construction of the larger Whole Foods store that will be relocated along East Wynnewood Road near the current store.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford man charged with fourth DUI offense

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-06-26 11:26
UPPER DARBY >> A Haverford man is facing driving under the influence charges for the fourth time following a Wednesday night crash on Township Line Road.
Categories: Lower Merion

Property owner: 'Goodwill is gone' with Narberth

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-06-26 11:26
The owner of a former gas station that Narberth Council has been eyeing for a public gathering place in the downtown is again crying foul over the borough’s dealings with him.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion grad, teacher launch band with other educators — and keep their day jobs

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-06-26 11:13
The members of a band on the rise in Philadelphia and beyond share two passions: making music and education. In reverse order, one led to the other.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narbrook Park families gather for centennial celebration

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-06-26 10:14
By 1914, just shy of 20 years after the growing town of Narberth established itself as a borough separate from surrounding Lower Merion Township, it already boasted many of the hallmarks of a solid American community: a newspaper, a town band, and an active civic association, which shared the forward-thinking mindset of its burgess, or mayor, George M. Henry.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth submits application for roundabout at tunnel

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-06-26 10:13
NARBERTH >> State highway officials and engineers now officially have in their hands two options to improve traffic and pedestrian safety at the problem intersection of East Wynnewood Road and North Wynnewood Avenue near the Narberth Tunnel.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Friday, June 26

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2015-06-26 08:02
The Daily Numbers: 14,033 customers in Delco still without power as of 10:15 last night, according to PECO.

33 of 49 municipalities in the county still reporting outages.

6 major roads in Delco still closed.

11 p.m., when Route 1 southbound in Concord is expected to reopen.

31,000 people without power across the entire region.

13,275 in Chester County.

1,500 local contractors and additional field help brought in by PECO to help restore power.

770 workers focusing directly on Delco.

4 DUI offenses for a Haverford man.

80 years, how long the Tori family has been running their butcher shop on West Chester Pike in Drexel Hill. Joe Tori is hanging up his apron on Saturday.

1 year contract for high school teachers in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

625 teachers covered in the deal, at 17 high schools, including 3 here in Delco.

1,350 pay hike included in the deal.

1.5 percent increase in pension fees being paid by management personnel at SEPTA. That’s up to 2.5 percent from the current 1 percent.

15 years in prison for a Lansdowne man on fed charges that he tried to shoot a federal agent.

9 of July, how long Joe Watkins will remain in his post as the appointed receiver of Chester Upland School District.

30 million of the $45 million fundraising goal hit by the Philadelphia Archdiocese for the World Meeting of Families and visit by Pope Francis.

6,000 of 10,000 volunteers have already signed up.

1.65 fee on cell phone bills, up from $1, to operate 911 centers, according to bill passed and sent to Gov. Wolf.

292 million a year, what it costs to run the state’s 911 centers, including one in Delco.

5 people arrested in videotaped vicious attack on a Philly high school student.

3 pick used by Sixers on Duke center Jahil Okafor.

2, where Ohio State point guard D’Angel Russell went.

23rd pick in draft, where Chester High’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson went, to the Trail Blazers, who then traded him to Brooklyn.

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

Raise your hand if you winced when the Lakers snagged D’Angelo Russell at No. 2, 1 pick in front of the Sixers? But Jahlil Okafor is not a bad consolation prize. A lot of people think he’s the best player in the draft. Unfortunately, it now gives the Sixers three big men, and still looking for a point guard to run the show.

I Don’t Get It: Route 1 SB in Concord is still shut down by downed trees. Kind of hard to believe.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the pride of Chester, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. He was the 23rd pick in the NBA Draft last night, following in the proud footprints of another Chester legend, Jameer Nelson.

Quote Box: “It’s pretty rough, but we’re surviving.”

- Len Cerami of Aston, who has been without power since the storm hit Tuesday night.
Categories: Pennsylvania

When things are at their worst, Delco is often at its best

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2015-06-26 06:49
Slowly but surely, Delco is getting back to normal in the wake of the powerful storm that walloped the county Tuesday night.

That does not mean is has been easy, nor without more than a little frustration.

A lot of people in Aston and Brookhaven have now struggled through a second full day without power. Southbound Route 1 Baltimore Pike remains closed because a string of trees toppled over on power lines.

Tim Logue has a full update on the round-the-clock effort to restore power.

As of 10:30 p.m. last night, there were still 19,000 customers in the county without power. PECO has pulled in 1,500 additional staffers to help in the herculean effort to get everyone back online.

In the meantime, something else has been restored in Delaware County. It's the powerful sense of community that this place shows in exactly these kinds of circumstances.

In short, when things are at their worst, we're often at our best.

We used our editorial page today to address the issue.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A big night for the pride of Chester

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2015-06-26 06:39
All-Delco and Chester High standout Rondae Hollis-Jefferson didn't last long in Portland.

The Clipper was selected by the Trail Blazers with the 23rd pick in the draft. The Portland promptly shipped him off to the Brooklyn Nets.

Staff writer Terry Toohey was in the Barclays Center last night and has the details.

Hollis-Jefferson was not alone in the Big Apple. A huge contingent of Chester folks and Clippers fans made the hike to fete the Chester High product on his big night.

Hollis-Jefferson spent two seasons at the University of Arizona before turning pro, seeking to follow in the footsteps of Chester High guard Jameer Nelson, who followed up a sterling career at Saint Joe's with a long NBA career.

One thing you have to say about Chester athletes. They rarely forget where they came from.

We're proud of you, Rondae!
Categories: Pennsylvania

Montco Lawmaker: 'I Beat The NRA'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-06-25 22:36
The NRA can not sue municipalities for using the word 'gun' in firearm ordinances, the Commonwealth Court of Pa. ruled Thursday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth submits application for roundabout at tunnel

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-06-25 13:16
NARBERTH >> State highway officials and engineers now officially have in their hands two options to improve traffic and pedestrian safety at the problem intersection of East Wynnewood Road and North Wynnewood Avenue near the Narberth Tunnel.
Categories: Lower Merion

PECO Update: 50K Still Without Power Thursday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-06-25 12:09
Tens of thousands remained without power Thursday morning in the wake of severe thunderstorms and rain.
Categories: Lower Merion