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Wolf Will Pay for Security Team's Needs Himself

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:27
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf plans to live at his own home, rather than in the Governor’s Mansion.
Categories: Lower Merion

BUSINESS: Narberth-Ardmore native calling on donors to kickstart The Mantle

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:03
NARBERTH >> Is it possible to make a fashion statement that is socially and environmentally responsible?
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I-76 lane closures scheduled thursday in Montco for tree inspection in Lower Merion, Upper Merion

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-12-09 11:20
King of Prussia – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that the right lanes on eastbound and westbound Interstate 76 will be intermittently closed between the Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange and U.S. 1 (City Avenue) in Upper Merion Township, West Conshohocken Borough and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, on Thursday (Dec. 11) from 9:30 a.m. to noon, for tree inspections. The majority of the work will occur on the shoulder and not require lane closures.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haas Family gift of 39 acres and buildings prompts estate preservation ordinance in Lower Merion

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-12-09 11:10
VILLANOVA >> In their later years, philanthropists John and Chara Haas opened their Villanova estate, Stoneleigh, to visitors for annual “Stroll-Arounds.” A lucky number were able to walk and view the property’s 39 acres, including formal gardens and vistas planned by legendary landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers, the setting for a gracious stone Tudor Revival mansion.
Categories: Lower Merion

The last picture show: Bala Theater abruptly goes dark

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-12-09 10:45
After a nearly 90-year run as an entertainment destination in Bala Cynwyd, the Bala Theatre at 157 Bala Ave. has gone dark. Screenings ended abruptly last week, as the current operator, Reel Cinemas, closed the doors.
Categories: Lower Merion

BUSINESS: 40 years of custom homes, Main Line relationships a successful combination for Pohlig Building

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-12-09 10:45
HAVERFORD >> Nearly every working day for 40 years, brothers Todd and Don Pohlig have breakfasted together before going their separate ways.
Categories: Lower Merion

West Athens Avenue Home for Rent in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-12-09 10:35
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Categories: Lower Merion

PennDOT: Lane Closures Set for Schuylkill on Thursday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-12-09 10:26
Portions of the right lanes both east- and westbound will be closed for tree inspections.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police reports: Commercial burglaries

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-12-09 09:50
Burglary>> Lower Merion police are investigating a burglary at a Main Line Honda that occurred Nov. 23 at 2:40 a.m.
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With new bids, Ardmore, Penn Wynne Library upgrades may move forward

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-12-09 09:19
When construction bids for renovations to Ardmore and Penn Wynne libraries, the next two in line in Lower Merion’s library upgrade plan, came in 35 percent above estimates in May, the township opted to wait and make another try. By holding off until this fall, officials figured, the bidding climate might be more favorable.
Categories: Lower Merion

PHOTOS: All Black Lives Matter 'Die in' held in Bryn Mawr during evening rush hour

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-12-09 09:05
Following protests throughout the country after a recent grand jury decisions in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., students from Main Line colleges held a "die in" Monday at Lancaster and Elliot avenues in Lower Merion.
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UPDATE: Fallen Philly Firefighter is First Female to be Killed in the Line of Duty

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-12-09 08:41
The 11-year veteran was battling a fire in the city’s West Oak Lawn section.
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The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Dec. 9

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-12-09 07:55
The Daily Numbers: 1 firefighter killed battling blaze in West Oak Lane section of Philly this morning.

1 female firefighter in the history of the Philly department killed in line of duty after this morning’s tragic loss.

5-2 vote to rename a borough park in Brookhaven for a deceased councilman that is causing a rift in the borough.

80 people who gathered on steps of courthouse in Media last night to protest against the deaths of two unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, and lack of charges delivered by investigating grand juries in the case.

2 Delco educators - from Ridley and Rose Tree Media School Districts - who were finalists for the state Teacher of the Year Award.

23 months in prison and $36 in restitution for man caught stealing packages from front porches in Upper Darby.

14 terms as Ridley School Boad president for Michael Cappozoli.

37 Broadway World nominations for Media Theatre.

45 mph wind gusts that will accompany Nor’easter that will make much of the East Coast wet and miserable today.

11,000 dollars a month in pension for former Pa. Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, who retired in the wake of a porn email scandal.

389 million dollar fine for company that ripped off government on contract to supply food and water for troops in Afghanistan. 6 dead after plane slammed into house in suburban D.C.

200 people who took part in “die-in” outside Lincoln Financial Field after Eagles game Sunday.

59, age of actor Ken Weatherwax, who died. He was most famous for playing Pugsley in ‘The Addams Family’ TV show.

106 point decline for the Dow Jones yesterday.

6,700 workers involved in merger of American and USAirways.

339 destinations and 54 countries served.

1 vote short for Dick Allen in his quest to get into baseball Hall of Fame. He got 11 votes. He needed 12.

9-4 marks for both the Cowboys and Eagles as they face rematch Sunday night at the Linc.

8:30 kickoff for the national TV Sunday night game.

41-28 win for Cowboys over Bears, who have extra rest after playing last Thursday.

37 points scored by the Falcons against the Packers last night in Monday Night Football.

43 put up by Aaron Rodgers and the Pack

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

If the Falcons can put up 37 points against the Packers, why can’t Chip Kelly and his vaunted offense. Kelly has yet to prove his system will work in beating upper echelon teams.

I Don’t Get It: The Facebook account of a guidance counselor at Central Bucks West High School carried a post threatening the “die-in” protesters outside the stadium complex on Sunday. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Delco’s two finalists for the Pa. Teacher of the Year Award. They would be Crystal Brooks, an Eddystone Elementary teacher in Ridley School District, and James Ciccarelli, of Rose Tree Media School District. And of course also to the winner, Mairi Cooper of the Fox Chapel School District in Allegheny County. Quote Box: “This is not a protest against police.”

- Fran Shelon, taking part in vigil last night at the Media Courthouse.
Categories: Pennsylvania

We still need to talk about Ferguson, NYC

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-12-09 06:50
I blogged yesterday on my concerns after I heard early Sunday of plans for a "die-in" protest outside Lincoln Financial Field after the Eagles game.

Having spent a lot of years in the 700 level of the Vet, I know what kind of mayhem can ensue as fans pour out of the stadium and jostle to get out of those parking lots.

Fueled by lots of beer, I've seen things turn ugly pretty quickly.

Luckily, those who held the protest at Broad and Pattison, lying down in the street for four minutes, 39 seconds, to commemorate the time that Michael Brown lay in the streets of Ferguson, Mo., after he was fatally shot by a policeman, went off pretty much without incident.

It looks like there were a few words exchanged, but that's about it.

Cooler heads prevailed.

At least there on the ground.

In the cyberworld, that apparently was not the case.

A guidance counselor at Central Bucks West High School, or at least someone using her Facebook account, posted this item on the social media site early Sunday:

"If my child cannot get to the Eagles game due to protesters, I will personally SHOOT every one of them. You've been warned, idiots."

The 37-year-old guidance counselor has been placed on paid administrative leave, and the school district contacted the district attorney's office, which has opened an investigation.

No charges have been filed in the case. It's not entirely clear who made the post.

It's been quite the year so far at CBW, where the final two games of the football season were scrapped in the wake of a hazing scandal involving the team.

I questioned the wisdom of having the "die-in" outside the stadium following the Eagles game. I feared an ugly scene. I'm glad that did not happen.

But I believe in what the message the protesters were trying to deliver.

Reading the Facebook post only reinforces that belief.

America no doubt has come a long way in terms of race relations.

We still have a ways to go.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Your early morning roads report

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-12-09 05:18
Here's your early morning roads report after a very wet ride into the office:

The bad news is that they were not lying about the Nor'easter. It's on us and making for fairly miserable conditions, with gusting winds and driving rain. You can get the full forecast here.

The good news is that I saw no evidence of any snow or icing condition. Speeds likely will be down because the roads are wet and there is some ponding.

There likely will be lots of debris on the road as the winds start to pick up and bring down branches and blow trash cans and anything else on their path out into the roads.

As I've always said, it is one of the very few 'perks' of hitting the roads when I do, you basically have the road to yourself. But as traffic picks up during the morning, I would expect conditions to deteriorate.

Could be worse. I just saw a remote with my friend Jesse Gary from NBC-10 down at the shore, where the wind is howling. Looks like the shore is going to be battered by this storm. Just what they don't need.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Through Tuesday Morning

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:59
A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain expected overnight.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Salvo for December 8, 2014 - "Aquatic Amnesty"

The Daily Salvo - Mon, 2014-12-08 20:48
The Daily Salvo for December 8, 2014 - "Aquatic Amnesty"
Based on their bleeding-heart, left-wing reputation, it should come as surprise that the city of San Francisco will soon be creating an “amnesty pond” for un... From: The Daily Salvo Views: 3 1 ratings Time: 01:00 More in News & Politics

'Die in' scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. in Bryn Mawr

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-08 19:39
Following protests throughout the country after a recent grand jury decisions in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., students from Main Line colleges will hold a "die in" Monday at Lancaster and Elliot avenues beginning at 5:10 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Flood Watch in Effect for All of Montco Tuesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:10
The nor’easter is expected to begin Monday evening and last through Thursday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Holiday Tipping: Who Do You Tip, And How Much Do You Give?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:40
Your guide to how much to tip the babysitter, mailman, hairdresser and more.
Categories: Lower Merion