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Here Are The Latest Job Openings Around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2017-12-05 07:59
Looking to work closer to home? Here are the latest job openings nearby.
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A response from Sen. Toomey

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-12-05 07:42
Not everyone agreed with the opinion we presented in Sunday's editorial on the GOP tax reform plan.

Sen. Pat Toomey for one.

The Republican Pennsylvania senator's office issued a reponse to the editorial, pointing out what they say are inaccuracies. They are right about one thing.

The final version of the plan did restore a version of the alternative minimum tax, as well as the deduction for home mortgage interest.

Sen. Toomey continues to believe that the corporate tax cuts - which we happen to agree with - will be a huge boost to the economy.

But we continue to disagree with him in that the bill is lopsided in its giveaways to the wealthiest Americans.

We'll agree to disagree.

You can read the response of Toomey's team here.
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Two communities rally to help neighbors

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-12-05 07:26
'Tis the season.

I had the sentiment in mind when I penned today's editorial.

It demonstrates once again that when the chips are down, Delaware County always comes through.

We recently chronicled the efforts of two different communities in rallying behind two families that had basically suffered everything in recent fires.

In Upper Providence, their families, friends and community came to the aid of the Collins family after a fire roared through their home.

The same thing happened in Upper Chichester, where a former co-worker came to the rescue of a woman who was about at the end of her rope, about to be booted from the motel where she was staying with her kids after a fire.

With all the negative things that we need to report every day, it reaffirms the basic goodness in people.

Sometimes we tend to overlook that.

You can read our editorial here.
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Follow the Eagles on the West Coast all week with Bob Grotz

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-12-05 06:43
Because we know you can't wait to read every morsel about the Eagles as they prepare on the West Coast for a crucial game against the Rams Sunday, we've sent beat writer Bob Grotz to the West Coast for the week.

Make sure you read Bob's coverage all week. He was there for Doug Pederson's press conference to talk about that disappointing loss in Seattle.

You can get Bob's take on Doug Pederson's presser here.

And he also reports that key Carson Wentz target Zach Ertz remains in the NFL concussion protocol. The Eagles are hopeful he will be able to play Sunday.

Make sure you follow Bob's coverage all week, right up to Sunday's 4:25 kickoff in L.A. He'll try not to run in the 75-degree weather.
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The life of pro athletes

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-12-05 06:37
I'm confused.

Sixers center Joel Embiid admitted after last night's home loss to Phoenix that they took the 9-15 Suns lightly.

The Suns had lost two straight and three of their last five.

"I think we lost that game from the jump ball," Embiid said after the game. "I think we took them lightly."

Someone remind me? How many games have the Sixers won in the last four years?

Also yesterday the Eagles continued to lick their wounds after being brought down to earth Sunday night against the Seahawks. And guess what? Coach Doug Pederson is saying he believes this all started last week in practice, when he didn't see the same kind of preparation from the Birds.

Yes, they were 10-1, but when was the last time this team won anything?

In my next life I want to be a professional athlete.

Either that, or the next time I make a ridiculous typo for the world to see online (which is likely to happen any second now) I will simply say that I took that assignment lightly. * By the way, because we know you can't wait to read every morsel about the Eagles as they prepare on the West Coast for a crucial game against the Rams Sunday, we've sent beat writer Bob Grotz to the West Coast for the week.

Make sure you read Bob's coverage all week. He was there for Doug Pederson's press conference to talk about that disappointing loss in Seattle.

Make sure you follow Bob's coverage all week, right up to Sunday's 4:25 kickoff in L.A.
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Judge Calls Meek Mill 'Danger' To Community In Bail Motion Denial

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-12-04 15:53
The Philadelphia-born rapper was jailed a month ago for violating probation set in a 2008 case.
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Montgomery County Community College Wins WIP's 'Burger Brawl'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-12-04 15:28
Montgomery County Community College's culinary arts students have won a WIP competition for the best burger.
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$1 Long Island Ice Teas All Month At City Avenue Applebee's

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-12-04 13:56
The restaurant franchise wants to warm you up this holiday season with a drink special that's hard to pass on. See details here.
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Does the GOP still need President Trump?

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-12-04 11:52
It’s crunch time for Republicans.

They have their coveted tax cut plan.

It was passed by the Senate in the wee hours Saturday morning. They will now sit down with the House and hammer out a compromise version of the massive tax reform plan.

Now they have to live with it. And defend it. And campaign on it.

Here’s one man’s theory.

Republicans needed to deliver this one victory. They increasingly were hearing from disenchanted donors upset that the Republican Senate, Republican House and Republican presidents were getting nothing done despite holding all the cards to power.

They failed on Obamacare.

They had to deliver on tax reform.

And to do it. They needed the power of President Trump and the frenzy he can whip up in the party’s base to get everyone on board.

It worked.

What Democrats and others have complained is little more than a massive giveaway to corporations and the nation’s richest folks is about to become reality.

But Republicans now may not have that much need for President Trump. They got what they wanted. Tax reform.

It will be interesting to see how moderates like Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7, handle the hot potato of the president. Meehan will face a tough race in 2018. He may want to start putting some distance between himself and the president, along with all the Tweets, the Mueller probe, and the increasingly tenuous position of the president.

And he may not be alone.

Watch to see how many Republicans bail on the president.
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Reality check time for Eagles

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-12-04 11:51
Welcome to the NFL, Eagles fans.

You didn’t really expect the Birds to run the board did you? After winning nine in a row, the Eagles came back to earth a bit Sunday night in Seattle.

You got the feeling this was not the Eagles night in the first half when Carson Wentz missed a wide open Nelson Agholor - with nothing but open space ahead of him. But Went did what he does on occasion, sailing the pass way over Agholor’s head.

Down 10-3 at the half, Wentz and the Birds seemed ready to make one of the patented second-half storms, taking the second-half kickoff and promptly marching methodically down the field.

Then, once again, all those breaks that have been going their way for the past nine weeks, instead came up snake eyes again. A scrambling Wentz looked ready to plunge into the end zone, but coughed the ball up just before crossing the goal line. The ball bounced through the end zone, resulting in a touchback and the ball going over to Seattle. Instead of a tie game, the Birds got a reality check.

Russell Wilson did what he does, improvising enough to lead Seattle to a 24-10 win.

It’s just one game, but take a glance in the rear-view mirror. Despite their 10-1 start, the Eagles have not run away from the rest of the NFL, even if they did blow away the NFC East. Minnesota, New Orleans and Atlanta are now in hot pursuit.

The Eagles are not even guaranteed a bye in the playoffs at this point.

All of which makes this week even more important.

The Eagles are not coming back to the East Coast. They will stay on the Left Coast and practice all week in L.A. and get ready to tangle with the Rams next Sunday.

We’ll have Eagles beat writer Bob Grotz in L.A. all week to report on the Birds’ preparations.

The loss last night isn’t a big deal. A second straight loss this week to Jared Goff and L.A. would be a problem.

Stay tuned.
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A bit of karma bites the Eagles

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-12-04 11:50
Confession time again.

I wrote today’s print column, my weekly Letter From the Editor, before last night’s tough prime time loss by the Eagles in Seattle.

In that column, I talked about something that has been bothering me about this team. Yeah, I know, there is not a lot to dislike when a team bolts out to a 10-1 record.

Make that 10-2.

But as I explain in the column, I’m old school. I really dislike the Birds’ new penchant for celebrations after they score. They have gotten lots of practice in recent weeks, running up 30 points or more in blowout wins the past several weeks.

I’m not a fan of these over-the-top celebrations.

Call me old school.

You can read the column here.
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Former Main Line School Aide Guilty In Student Sex Abuse Case

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-12-04 09:25
While working at a Main Line high school as a paraprofessional, the man started a relationship with a female teenager.
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2 Lower Merion Roads Closing For Gas, Tree Work

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-12-04 08:30
The closures affect stretches of road in Bryn Mawr and Bala Cynwyd. See details on the closures here.
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These Are The Newest Homes For Sale Nearby

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-12-04 07:55
Kick off the week with the latest homes for sale nearby.
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Top Stories From The Main Line Last Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-12-03 21:30
Run generates thousands for local groups; Delco man found in Temple library dies; special holiday dining events; dangerous intersections.
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Man Killed, 2 Injured In Gloucester Township Apartment Fire

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-12-03 08:35
A man was killed in an apartment fire in Gloucester Township, and a child and woman were injured.
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New Homes On The Market In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-12-03 07:19
Your dream home awaits.
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Seven-Day Forecast For Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-12-02 20:00
Mixed precipitation on Tuesday through Thursday, with temperatures peaking at 61°F on Tuesday.
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Horrific Details Emerge In Child Neglect Case: Week In Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-12-02 12:04
Check out the top news that made headlines this week across the Patch network in Pennsylvania.
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The Dreaded Saturday Eagles Pick

Heron's Nest - Sat, 2017-12-02 00:30
It’s time for a reality check, Eagles fans.

Are the 10-1 Birds really that good? We’re about to find out.

After feasting on some lesser teams and enjoying a series of four straight 20-point blowout wins, the road gets decidedly tougher for our high-flying Birds.

First they have to jet across the country for a prime time, Sunday night matchup against the Seahawks. They follow that up with a week in L.A., where they will practice all week before colliding with the L.A. Rams next Sunday.

First things first: Sunday night’s game will be all about whether the Eagles can contain Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. He basically is the Seattle offense these days, creating a running game with his legs, and using his arm to fill in the holes. If the Eagles are unable to be disciplined, both on the D-line with their rush, and in the secondary, with guys sticking with their coverage while Wilson buys time with his feet, it could be a long night.

On offense the Eagles would be wise to pound away on the ground at the Seahawks, even though they will be missing two studs in their defensive secondary.

A huge factor in Seattle will be the crowd, and the best way to take them out of the game is by controlling the ball - and the clock - with long, time-consuming drives and pounding the rock.

I had this game penciled in as a loss before the season. That was before the Eagles sprinted out to a 10-1 mark, and the Seahawks suffered serious injuries.

I still think Seattle is a lot better than their 7-4 mark says. And they rarely lose at home, which is why I don’t think their current woes will continue.

THE PICK: Make it Seahawks 23, Eagles 17. Relax, it won’t be the end of the world. Could the Eagles win? Absolutely. That’s why they’re 5 and a half-point favorites on the road. I just don’t think they will. Let’s hope I’m wrong.

LAST WEEK: The Bears didn’t look like they wanted any part of the Eagles last week. The Eagles dominated in every facet of the game. Seattle will be a much sterner test. A win to kick off the Left Coast tour will be most impressive. Another blowout win boosted the Eagles’ NFL-best mark to 10-1. I remain in hot pursuit, picking another winner to improve my record to 9-2. One of us is going to give this week.

GAME BY GAME:Chiefs 27, Eagles 20. (My Pick: Chiefs 33, Eagles 17)

Eagles 30, Redskins 17. (My Pick: Eagles 26, Redskins 13)

Eagles 27, Giants 24. (My Pick: Eagles 23, Giants 17)

Eagles 26, Chargers 24. (My Pick: Chargers 27, Eagles 17)

Eagles 34, Cardinals 7. (My Pick: Eagles 29, Cardinals 24)

Eagles 28, Panthers 23. (My Pick: Panthers 26, Eagles 17)

Eagles 34, Redskins 24. (My Pick: Eagles 31, Redskins 19)

Eagles 33, 49ers 10. (My Pick: Eagles 24, 49ers 10)

Eagles 51, Broncos 23 (My Pick: Eagles 23, Broncos 19)

Eagles 37, Cowboys 9 (My Pick: Eagles 29, Cowboys 17)

Eagles 31, Bears 3 (My Pick: Eagles 31, Bears 13)
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