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6 New Jobs Posted in Ardmore This Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:09
Looking for work? Lilly Pulitzer, Sweetgreen and Leslie's Poolmart are hiring locally.
Categories: Lower Merion

Traffic Alert: Protest March Planned for Monday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:04
The protest is being led by local college students.
Categories: Lower Merion

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

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-08 13:35
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

The last picture show: Bala Theater abruptly goes dark

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-08 13:14
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

Rudolph, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street: Holiday Movies Airing This Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-08 11:31
Check out the lineup of holiday films scheduled for TV this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Wintry mix of rain, sleet, snow to pelt Philly region

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-08 11:14
Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s spring-like temperatures.
Categories: Lower Merion

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

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-08 11:07
Following protests throughout the country after 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. before marching to Bryn Mawr College for a vigil.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pennsylvania task force issues report on elderly abuse and neglect

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-08 11:07
With the knowledge that abuse of elderly Pennsylvanians — be it physical, emotional, financial or otherwise — is a devastating and all-too-common reality, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court created a 38-member Elder Law Task Force to examine and improve the ways state agencies can better protect older residents and provide proper access to justice.
Categories: Lower Merion

$1.1M Old Gulph Road Home Recently Sold in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-08 10:44
Find other recently sold homes nearby from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford police testing body camera for patrol officers

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-08 10:10
The Haverford Police Department started testing the use of body cameras for officers on patrol back in October.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police looking for more video of missing WCU student Shane Montgomery

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-08 10:10
WEST CHESTER >> The Philadelphia office of the FBI and the Philadelphia police are asking the public’s help to locate additional video of an area in Manayunk near where missing West Chester University student Shane Montgomery was last seen.
Categories: Lower Merion

The last picture show: Bala Theater abruptly goes dark

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-08 10:10
Movie-goers planning on catching a showing at the Bala Theatre this weekend will be disappointed.
Categories: Lower Merion

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

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-12-08 10:10
HAVERFORD >> Nearly every working day for 40 years, brothers Todd and Don Pohlig have breakfasted together before going their separate ways.
Categories: Lower Merion

Nor'easter: Flooding, Rain, Snow Heavy Enough To 'Bring Down' Power Lines

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-12-08 09:54
A coastal flood watch will take effect Tuesday morning, and last through Tuesday afternoon as the storm hits Pennsylvania.
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Daily Numbers for Monday, Dec. 8 (Eagles Edition)

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-12-08 07:28
The Daily Numbers: 9-4 record for the Eagles after a tough loss to Seattle at the Linc.

139 yards in total offense for the Birds.

9 first downs recorded by the Eagles offense.

9 of 11 third downs where the Eagles failed to convert.

440 yards compiled by the Seahawks.

10 of 20 passing for 96 yards for Mark Sanchez.

1 interception, of course.

50 yards on 17 carries for LeSean McCoy.

4 times this year McCoy has been held to 50 or fewer yards.

26 yard TD carry for Seattle QB Russell Wilson

48 yards, how much he needed to become the Eagles all-time leading rusher.

41:56 time of possession for the Seahawks.

18:04 all the time the Eagles had the ball.

45 offensive plays for the Eagles vs. the ‘Legion of Boom’ Seattle defense.

10 game regular season winning streak at Linc snapped for Eagles.

86 yards for Marshawn Lynch, plus a 15-yard TD catch.

1-4 record for Eagles vs. potential playoff teams.

10 TD catches for Jeremy Maclin.

13.5 sacks for Connor Barwin.

6 for 17 in the red zone for Eagles in their last 4 games.

6 days until the Eagles and Cowboys meet in a crucial rematch at the Linc Sunday night.

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

The Eagles seem intent on proving that they simply are not among the elite teams in the NFL. They’ve been dominated by Green Bay and Seattle, and also lost on road to Arizona and San Francisco.

I Don’t Get It: Yes, the refs were atrocious. No, I don’t think that was difference in the game.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those involved in the post-game ‘die-in’ protest at Broad and Pattison, for not creating what could have been a very ugly scene.

Quote Box: “We have played them all close except this and the Packers.”

- Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Another statement game from Eagles

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:42
The Eagles have a thing for statement statement games.

They weren't in the same universe as the Packers.

Then they rallied and blew out the Cowboys in Dallas.

Yesterday they had an opportunity to measure themselves against the best defense in the NFL. Things did not go well.

Chip Kelly's offense managed all of 139 yards against the vaunted Seattle defense as the Birds fell with a thud at the Linc, 24-14.

You got a hint at where this game was going when Kelly decided to throw the ball on the Eagles first three offensive plays. Mark Sanchez double-clutched on the first play and then threw the ball right to Richard Sherman, taking most of the air out of the stadium in the process. Three and out - along with an inability to convert on third down - would be an ominous portending of what was to come on this day.

Mark Sanchez was mediocre, going a measly 10 of 20 for 96 yards. And of course he had to toss the obligatory overthrow interception in the second half.

LeSean McCoy broke the Eagles all-time rushing record held by Wilbert Montgomery. He needed 48 yards. He got 50, and was a non-factor most of the day, unless you don't count the brutal fumble on the first play of the second half that stuck a pin in the Birds' balloon and hopes for a rally. Get used to it. It's now clear that McCoy simply is not going to secure the ball. He will continue to carry it recklessly, and cough it up on occasion.

The Eagles certainly did not get any favors from the refs - including a blatant missed call on a key third down play when a Seahawks offensive lineman was about 20 yards down field.

The Eagles defense held up their end of the bargain. Aside from one early burst, they did an excellent job containing Marshawn Lynch. Trent Cole had a tough day, jumping offsides on one critical third down, and failing to contain Russell Wilson on a bootleg that saw the Seahawks QB go around Cole's end untouched for a TD.

But this game was decided by the Eagles offense vs. the Seahawks defense. And it wasn't really close.

It was another statement game, and the statement the Eagles made once again is that they just aren't that good. Chip Kelly showed very little of the offensive genius he is always purported to be. He had no answer for the Seattle defense.

All of which means what? Another statement game, of course.

The Eagles have the Cowboys coming to town for next week's nationally telecast Sunday night game. They thoroughly dominated the 'Boys on Thanksgiving in Dallas.

Up for grabs will be first place in the NFC East. The winner stands a very good chance of making the playoffs. The loser will suddenly be staring at the possibility of being on the outside looking in.

The Eagles need to change to make another statement. And they don't have long to do it.

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Here's a look at how our writers saw the game:

Bob Grotz talks about how the Seawhawks slowed down the Chip Kelly Express.

Jack McCaffery says the game sets up another showdown with the Cowboys.

Rob Parent says the Sehawks defense lived up to its reputation.
Categories: Pennsylvania

No major incidents at post-game 'die-in' - thankfully

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:20
As someone who spent a lot of years watching Eagles games in the 700 Level at the Vet, I can tell you I saw some things up there that I still don't believe.

But it was never the scariest part of the day.

That was usually reserved for getting out of the parking lot.

I can't tell you how many times I had a group of guys banging on my car as they walked in front of it to get to their cars. I came close to fisticuffs more than once. And this is among fellow Eagles fans. It was just an ugly mood, obviously even more so after a loss.

You took your life in your hands trying to get out of those lots.

That's why when I heard Sunday morning that protesters were planning a "die-in" after the game, lying down and blocking the intersection of Broad and Pattison, I feared the worst.

Protesters upset at the recent decisions by two grand juries not to bring charges in cases involving police officers and the deaths of two unarmed black men were looking to deliver a message.

I've seen a lot of these fans in action. I figured they would deliver a message as well.

Luckily, nothing major occurred.
Categories: Pennsylvania

An eye-opener via our friendly Sound Off callers

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:08
It may not be the dumbest thing I've ever done as editor of this newspaper, but it has to be right up there. Then again, I guess there are lots of readers who would like to argue that point with me.

If you are going to make a mistake with a phone number, the last one you want to fumble is our always blistering Sound Off number. Substituting your own for the Sound Off number is not exactly recommended.

But in doing that recently, it gave me a new appreciation for our readers, and a little holiday cheer.

It's in this week's print column.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Easttown Township meets the 2015 financial request of Berwyn Fire Company – Will Tredyffrin supervisors step up to the plate?

Depending on where residents live in Tredyffrin Township, your fire and emergency medical services is provided by one of three fire companies – Radnor, Berwyn or Paoli. In their 2015 budget presentation to the supervisors of Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships, the Berwyn Fire Company asked for $50K in extra funding from each township to fill […]
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DA: Necrophilia Was Motivation in Death of Missing Woman

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-12-07 11:54
An Allen Township man is charged with killing his stepdaughter, authorities said.
Categories: Lower Merion