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'Visible City' by Tova Mirvis is 2014 One Book One Lower Merion selection

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-21 13:14
Since 2005, the Lower Merion Library System’s One Book One Lower Merion program has been bringing people together as a community of readers.
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Preserving viewshed driving factor in Pennswood Road development

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-21 13:14
In a precedent-setting decision, there is a resolution in the proposed subdivision of a prominent Bryn Mawr property that has stirred controversy in its neighborhood in recent months.
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Cricket Lot construction in Ardmore won't begin until after holidays

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-21 13:14
The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 15 to once again extend several key deadline dates in its agreement with Dranoff Properties for redevelopment of Ardmore’s Cricket Avenue parking lot.
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Ex-Haverford School student admits being ringleader of Main Line Take Over Project

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-21 11:21
NORRISTOWN – A former lacrosse player at The Haverford School has admitted to being one of the ringleaders of a pot peddling operation, dubbed the “Main Line Take Over Project,” that targeted area high schools and colleges.
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Recent Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood Obituaries

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-21 10:43
Find recent death notices for people with ties to Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood.
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It's National School Bus Safety Week: Do You Know Pa.'s Bus Laws?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-21 10:08
Failure to follow these laws can result in a $250 fine, a 60-day license suspension and 5 points on your license, PennDOT said.
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Cricket Lot construction in Ardmore won't begin until after holidays

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-21 10:04
The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 15 to once again extend several key deadline dates in its agreement with Dranoff Properties for redevelopment of Ardmore’s Cricket Avenue parking lot.
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Lower Merion School District officials mull fences for some elementary schools

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-21 10:04
Lower Merion School officials Thursday morning discussed adding fences and gates on some of its elementary school properties as an enhanced security feature. The issue is also expected to be discussed at Monday night’s meeting of the Board of School Directors which begins at 8 p.m. in the Lower Merion School District Administration Building.
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Montgomery Avenue Home for Rent in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-21 09:11
Find nearby rental homes from our partners at Zillow.
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Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Oct. 21

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-10-21 07:49
The Daily Numbers: 16,400 dollars ripped off by 2 armed men who held up Chickie’s and Pete’s in Drexel Hill early Sunday. Police believe it was an inside job.

1 dog shot by police and a 2nd that had to be put down during a vicious attack in Upper Darby.

17 of November, when Concord Planning Commission will vote on the controversial plan to develop part of the beloved Beaver Valley tract.

230 acres of the 318-acre tract that is targeted for development.

5,500 signatures on a petition that opposed the initial plan to develop the entire tract, including 314 single-family homes.

160 houses in the revised plans.

124 acres that would be retained as open space.

3.2 miles of the 8 miles of hiking and biking trails on the tract that would be preserved.

2 million dollars in state funding for the Fair Acres Center, delivered yesterday by Gov. Tom Corbett.

10 Plant Tower demolition last Saturday at the former Sunoco Refinery that did not go as planned and has Lower Chi commissioner fuming. The demolition created a large plume of dust.

1 body found along Bishop Drive in Chester Heights.

19 million dollar profit for Delta Airlines Monroe Refinery in Trainer.

9 gas stations in western Delco sporting prices under $3 a gallon.

5 Sears stores that will close in Pa. None of them are in Delco. The King of Prussia store will be converted into a Primark retail store.

7 percent, all that separates Tom Corbett from Tom Wolf these days.

234 emails either sent of received by Justice Seamus McCaffery that have earned him a suspension from the state high court.

140 dollars a month, how much Philadelphia teachers would have to pay for their health care after the School Reform Commission axed their contract. A judge has now halted the move, at least temporarily.

41, age of Monica Lewinsky, who spoke to the Forbes Under 30 confab in Philly yesterday about the pitfalls of ‘shame’ and cyberbullying.

25 dollar fine now in place in Philly for possession of small amounts of pot, as opposed to criminal charges. 7 women slain in Indiana, it’s believed to be the work of a serial killer.

30-23 win for the Steelers over the Texans in Monday Night Football.

10 point deficit near the end of 1st half that the Steelers turned into an 11 point lead in just 1 minute.

2 key offensive linemen, Jason Kelce and Evan Mathis, who are making progress as they look to return from injuries.

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

The Eagles should be getting Mychal Kendricks back at linebacker on Sunday when they resume the season in the desert vs. Arizona. That’s good news.

I Don’t Get It: Monica Lewinsky. She was speaking out against cyber-bullying at the Forbes Under 30 conference.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Shane Victorino. The former Phillie paid a visit to the parents of ‘Bucket List Baby’ Shane Haley over the weekend. Class act.

Quote Box: “It is a gift we will treasure forever.”

- The Haley family, on the Phillies jersey with Shane stenciled on the back delivered by Victorino.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Stormy Conditions in Lower Merion Over Next Several Days

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-21 07:20
But a tranquil weather pattern will return just in time for the weekend.
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Another reason to like Shane Victorino

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-10-21 07:07
I always liked Shane Victorino.

And that was before the Phillies won a World Series in 2008.

Victorino donated a ton of money to build a playground in Philly. He went out of his way to become part of the Philadelphia community.

He has not forgotten us, even after he was dispatched by the Phils and wound up with the Boston Red Sox.

Last weekend Victorino was back in the area, paying a visit to a local family and paying homage to another person named Shane. Shane Michael Haley was born On Oct. 9. He died a few hours later. His parents, Jenna Gassew and Daniel Haley Jr., of Upper Darby, had created a Facebook page called 'Prayers for Shane' after they learned their unborn son suffered from a rare illness that made left it little chance of surviving outside the womb. They created a 'bucket list' of their favorite places they wanted to visit while Shane was still developing in his mother's stomach.

Victorino visted the family during a luncheon they held at Casey's Restaurant & Saloon in Drexel Hill on Saturday. He gave them a Phillies jersey with 'Shane' stenciled on the back.

Victorino has always been a class act. His actions in thinking of Jenna and Dan in the wake of the death of their newborn only make that even more apparent.

It's enough to make Phillies fans mimic a fairly famous movie and make a pitch to the Phillies organization: Come back, Shane.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Judging the judges: It's ugly stuff

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-10-21 06:49
In my Daily Numbers column that I compile each day, I have an item I refer to as "I don't get it."

I guess at this point you could include the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in that category.

Last night the high court suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery for his role in the ugly porn email scandal that is roiling Harrisburg and much of state government.

McCaffery already has apologized for sending or receiving 234 emails with sexually explicit content. He called it a "lapse of judgment."

Ya think?

Maybe McCaffery thought he was still presiding over Eagles Court. Yes, this is the same Judge McCaffery who gained quite the local and national acclaim by lording over the court set up in the basement of Veterans Stadium to deal with drunken Eagles fans.

In the meantime, there is a virulent political overtone that hangs over this story.

First, a lot of people believe all of this is a political witch hunt being pushed aggressively by Attorney General Kathleen Kane. She uncovered the cache of racy emails during the course of her investigation of how then-Attorney General - now Governor - Tom Corbett handled the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

It already has cost several state officials their jobs.

McCaffery believes the case against him is just the latest in his high-profile disagreements with Chief Justice Ron Castille. Both are from Philadelphia. Both are former Marines. McCaffery is a Democrat, Castille a Republican.

McCaffery was quick to apologize for his conduct, but could not resist firing back at the person he believes is behind airing all this dirty laundry in public.

He made hsi feelings for Castille clear last week when he offered his apology. He was still at it last night, blasting Castille for a "vindictive pattern of attacks" against him.

His attorney, Dion Rassias, noted that "today's action should surprise no one, given Chief Justice Castille's relentless crusade to destroy his career and reputation."

A third justice, Michael Eakin, was drawn into this quagmire last week, accusing McCaffery of threatening him with another cache of emails tied to Eakin. Eakin says McCaffery wanted him to put pressure on Castille to back off his attacks, and alleged that McCaffery made it clear he would go public with the emails on Eakin if he did not help out. McCaffery vehemently denies making any such threat.

At this point, you almost have to stand back and remind yourself that these are the robed men who sit on the highest court in Pennsylvania.

What the hell are these guys thinking?

There are a couple of things that come to mind here. One, don't they understand the kind of perception this is going to deliver to the public. Dirty laundry has never been raunchier.

Second, there is the whole idea of doing this kind of stuff on state computers, and on the taxpayers' time. Sure, some of it was done on personal computers, but what does it say about these judges that they would even consider doing this at all.

And maybe most important, how are women who work in these offices and often appear before these judges supposed to feel knowing of their predilection for porn.

It's ugly stuff.

One more reason to proudly proclaim: Pennsylvania, Land of Giants.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Lafayette College student, drug dealer admits role in Main Line Take Over Project

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-10-20 22:38
NORRISTOWN – Once a college student with a promising internship with an investment firm, a Connecticut man appeared in court and admitted to playing a part in a pot peddling ring as a member of the so-called “Main Line Take Over Project” in Montgomery County.
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Lower Merion Police: Items Stolen From 5 Unlocked Cars

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:25
A suspect has been arrested and will be charged with burglary and theft, police said.
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Lafayette College student, drug dealer admits role in Main Line Take Over Project

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-10-20 13:55
NORRISTOWN – Once a college student with a promising internship with an investment firm, a Connecticut man appeared in court and admitted to playing a part in a pot peddling ring as a member of the so-called “Main Line Take Over Project” in Montgomery County.
Categories: Lower Merion

In Lower Merion, Freezing Conditions, With An Eye on a Nor'easter

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:59
Late-fall conditions have come to the area.
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Hampstead Road Home Recently Sold in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-10-20 11:34
Find other recently sold homes nearby from our partners at Zillow.
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Friends Helping Friends community fundraising event set for Tuesday

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-10-20 11:22
Boscov’s will host Friends Helping Friends, a community fundraising event on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. in all 43 of their stores. In 2014, Friends Helping Friends raised over $600,000 for charitable organizations in communities where Boscov’s stores are located.
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Lower Merion Police Reports: Caller reports seeing bear in Villanova

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-10-20 10:47
A caller reported to Lower Merion police at 8:23 a.m. Oct. 14 that they spotted a bear near the railroad tracks at Matsonford Road and Montgomery Avenue in Villanova. Police checked the area but no bear was found so the report could not be confirmed.
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