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Clover Market back for spring at new Bryn Mawr location

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:06
BRYN MAWR >> When the Clover Market returns to the Main Line for its spring season, it will be with all of the elements that have made it a regional success story over the past five years – but in a new location.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police: Banner for 'Moving beyond racism' speaker defaced in Lower Merion

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:36
Lower Merion police report that someone defaced a banner advertising a speaker in front of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church on Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police Reports:

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 14:58
DUI>> Lower Merion police arrested and charged a 23-year-old man from the 100 block of North Second Street in Philadelphia with DUI following a traffic stop near West Lancaster Avenue and Morton Road in Bryn Mawr April 10 at 1:54 a.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Free Coffee for Wawa's 51st Birthday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-04-15 12:09
The convenience store chain expects to giveaway more than 1.5 million cups of coffee for Wawa Day on April 16.
Categories: Lower Merion

Could Philadelphia bars be open until 4 a.m.? Philadelphia lawmaker proposing extended liquor sales

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 11:46
State Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, announced that he plans to introduce legislation that would allow businesses to apply for extended use permits - authorizing the sale of alcohol until 4 a.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

New outdoor farmers market eyed for Ardmore

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 11:12
ARDMORE >> Are Lower Merion residents hungry for more farm-fresh food shopping options?
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Man Stabbed with Dart, Three Injured at King of Prussia Accident: The Week so Far

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-04-15 11:10
Plus, it's Main Line Fashion Week at the Grace Winery at Sweetwater Farm.
Categories: Lower Merion

Weichert Realtors' Wayne Office To Participate In Upcoming Wheels Of Wayne Event

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:26
Real Estate Office Participates in Car Show
Categories: Lower Merion

Giant Latest to Raise Minimum Wage for Workers

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:13
The supermarket chain will increase pay rates for 10,000 employees making minimum wage at its 197 stores.
Categories: Lower Merion

Primary Lisa Boscola

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:50
It was true last year, and it’s truer still today: Lisa Boscola badly needs a primary challenge. Boscola is basically a Republican, has flirted with becoming a Republican, and...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, April 15

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-04-15 08:09
The Daily Numbers: 15, as in April 15. Happy Tax Day!

318 townhouses and carriage houses proposed in the Cardinal Crossing Towne Center on the site of the former Don Guanella Village in Marple.

500,000 to $625,000 pricetag on those homes.

750,000 square feet of retail space.

100,000 square feet of office space.

80,000-square-foot rec center.

65,000-square-foot hotel.

2,500 short-term construction jobs to build the town centre.

2,300 full time jobs eventually housed there.

78 million dollars in disposable income from the center.

3.5 million impace for the township and school district.

1.65 flat monthly fee on cell phone bill that will go toward 911 operations, under bill being proposed in Harrisburg.

326 million dollars, how much is expected to be generated by the measure.

7 million dollars, how much Delaware County spent last year on 911 services.

11.5 to 23 months in county prison for an Upper Darby man charged with witness intimidation.

2 million dollar budget gap that has been whittled down to about $800,000 by Radnor School Board.

4-1 vote by West Goshen supervisors to table any vote on Sunoco Logistics pipeline plans in the township.

100,000 dollars a year in savings, what Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades hopes to realize from building its own power plant.

2.3 percent uptick in revenue for the casinos that have survived in Atlantic City.

4 home runs for the Phils last night against the Mets.

6-5 loss for the Phils despite the power surge.

2 homers for Chase Utley, who also singled, raising his average to .200.

5 runs on 9 hits surrendered by Phils starter David Buchanan.

3 runs on 5 hits the Phils managed vs. Mets ace Matt Harvey.

3 homers surrendered by Harvey.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.I think we can put away the Chase Utley watch for awhile. Utley snapped out of his season-opening slump big time last night.

I Don’t Get It: Hit-and-run incidents. We seem to be up to our neck in them all of a sudden. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the school board in Radnor. Faced with a $2 million budget gap, they got busy and slashed it down to $800,000.

Quote Box: “We know traffic is a major concern of the township, their engineers and the residents. The burden is on us to demonstrate we can mitigate that and improve the situation once the development is built.”

- Bruce Goodman, on his proposed Cardinal Crossing Towne Center in Marple.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Report on race-related arrests presented in Lower Merion

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:55
A Penn Wynne resident’s accusation that Lower Merion police were racially profiling men shoveling snow in January has again led to a meeting on police and race relations and to the release of a report on the subject detailing changes within the police department.
Categories: Lower Merion

2015 Ardmore Free Library sets Recipe for Renovation Kitchen Tour

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:54
This is the tenth year that the Ardmore Free Library is hosting its annual Kitchen Tour, with proceeds to benefit the library’s collections and community programs.
Categories: Lower Merion

Another town center enters the fray

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:24
It is one of those buzz words bound to get attention.

It didn't work out so well in Middletown, we're about to see how it fares in Marple.

It's that sure sigh of suburban sprawl, the Town Center.

When they rolled out that notion for the long-vacant former Franklin Mint site out on Baltimore Pike in Middletown, residents went ballistic. They dubbed the massive development 'The City' and successfully forced developers to alter their plans.

More recently a plan to convert the struggling Granite Run Mall to a town center is being greeted with much less protest, perhaps in part because of the fact that the mall is already there, it is in its death throes and it will not cost the township any open space. That was not the case at the Mint site, one of last big open parcels in the township.

The notion of the town center, or more correctly Town Centre, is back on the front page today. We preview what the developer has in mind for the Don Guanella site on Sproul Road in Marple, next to Cardinal O'Hara High School.

That is the reason for the wording on our front page today, which declares Sproul Sprawl.

There is no getting around the scope of this development, dubbed Cardinal Crossing Town Centre. It is huge, with plans for 318 townhouses and carriage houses, a 65,000-square-foot hotel, 80,000-square-foot recreation facility, 100,000 square feet of office space, and 650,000 square feet of retail space.

You can get all the details here.

One thing is certain. Densely populated Marple Township, where infrastructure already is strained by traffic, is about to get even more crowded.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Another great journalist gone: RIP Sandy Grady

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:56
It's been a tough week for Philly journalism icons.

Last week we lost the great Stan Hochman.

Today there is news that another towering voice has fallen silent. Sandy Grady died. He was 87.

When I was a kid, I delivered the Evening Bulletin, and every day someone could count on getting a rumpled copy, the one I had already rummaged through to read Grady's renderings.

Grady covered sports and later politics.

After the Bulletin's demise, he landed at the Daily News and became a force covering politics. His column was a must read for political junkies.

The newspapers in heaven have had a helluva week. For the rest of us, especially those of us who toil in this wacky business, there is a sense of unease, of things lost that can't be recovered, of a changing journalism landscape that will never be the same.

That landscape was created by the likes of Hochman and Grady. We will all be lessened by their absence.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Phils, Utley did everything but win

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:30
So much for the Chase Utley funk.

The Phillies' second baseman, who had been mired in a horrific slump to start the season, snapped out of it big time last night in a wildly entertaining game against the Mets.

Unfortunately, despite two homers from Utley, the Phils still managed to lose to the Gothams, 6-5. This despite the fact that they roughed up Mets' ace Matt Harvey for three runs on five hits in his six innings of work.

Cody Asche and Jeff Francoeur also went deep as the Phils put up one of the best offensive performances of the young season. But David Buchanan struggled, giving up five runs on nine hits in just 5 2/3 innings of work.

And while Utley heated up, the same cannot be said for Ryan Howard, who again left the Phils in the lurch with runners in scoring position. Howard went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

All of this was accompanied by a palpable edge to the game, as Buchanan hit two Mets, and Harvey plunking Utley in the behind in return.

Mets manager Terry Collins was tossed arguing a catcher interference call, there was a great bang-bang play at the plate, and a host of questionable umpiring calls.

In short, just about everything you could want in an early-season game - except a Phillies win.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Planning Commission Approves $200M Bryn Mawr Hospital Sketch

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-04-14 19:34
Officials plan a massive redevelopment of the main campus in the largest project in the hospital's history.
Categories: Lower Merion

2015 Ardmore Free Library sets Recipe for Renovation Kitchen Tour

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-04-14 16:27
This is the tenth year that the Ardmore Free Library is hosting its annual Kitchen Tour, with proceeds to benefit the library’s collections and community programs.
Categories: Lower Merion

Project Manager, Housekeeper, Sous Chef: Find a Job Near Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-04-14 11:44
Find a local job or post your own opening.
Categories: Lower Merion

Spring Fashions Hit the Main Line Runway

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-04-14 11:16
The annual Main Line Fashion Week gives boutiques a chance to strut their stuff for local style enthusiasts.
Categories: Lower Merion