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WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Governor candidate Tom Wolf to lay out his plan for state

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-23 09:02
Tom Wolf has been leading the polling against Gov. Tom Corbett as the 2014 election gets closer. Today, Wolf will talk about his plan live right here.
Categories: Lower Merion

Update: Ex-Haverford School student admits being ringleader of Main Line Take Over Project

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-23 09:02
NORRISTOWN – He grew up on the affluent Main Line, attended The Haverford School, obtained a lacrosse scholarship and once worked for a local investment firm.
Categories: Lower Merion

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

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-23 09:02
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

$1.6M Indian Creek Road Home Among Wynnewood Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:53
Find open houses in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood this weekend from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police Report: Muliple thefts throughout township

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:37
Bike theft Lower Merion police received a report of a theft of a bike that was taken from an open garage on the 300 block of Winding Way in Merion that occurred sometime between Oct. 17 and Oct. 19. The Trek Mountain bike was valued at $500.
Categories: Lower Merion

Remington Road in Wynnewood Closed Following Accident

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:37
A pole was brought down, Montgomery County Public Safety said.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Oct. 23

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-10-23 06:59
The Daily Numbers: 15 years in jail for a Chester woman convicted of human trafficking in females for prostitution.

5,000 donated to Springfield Area Education System by Cole Hamels Foundation.

182 students in Upper Darby who have learned their ACT test scores are missing.

1,100 doctors in the Crozer-Keystone Health System who may soon have a new partner. The health system yesterday indicated it is exploring possible mergers.

25, age of man charged in a stabbing after an altercation on the El spilled outside.

46, age of man who pleaded guilty to indecent exposure for masturbating in his car while parked in a supermarket parking lot.

1 pedestrian victim of a hit-run in Norwood Sunday night.

69, age of former Tinicum police officer found guilty of stalking his wife.

23 rounds fired by a Sharon Hill officer at a suspect in a confrontation after a traffic stop. The officer testified yesterday at the man’s trial that he feared for his life after the suspect pointed a gun at him.

8 to 16 years in prison for a Chester man in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy.

70, as in Committee of 70, the civic watchdog group in Philly that has a new leader. Welcome David Thornburgh.

6 states, including Pa., that will be involved in new monitoring of travelers arriving from sections of Africa affected by Ebola virus outbreaks.

1 man nabbed after jumping the fence at the White House last night. It’s the 2nd such incident in the past few weeks. This guy didn’t make it inside.

153 point nosedive for the stock market yesterday.

2 dead - a soldier and the gunman - in an attack on Parliament in Ottawa, Canada, yesterday. It’s being tied to ISIS.

1-1 deadlock in the World Series after the Royals rolled to 7-2 win last night.

5-3 win for the Flyers over the Pens in Pittsburgh.

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

How can the Flyers look that bad in Chicago in getting spanked 4-0, then turn around the very next night and beat the Pens in Pittsburgh. Ah, the vagaries of the NHL.

I Don’t Get It: An incident on the El involving trash thrown at a baby stroller quickly escalates into a confrontation out on the platform. One man is charged, another is stabbed. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Cardinal O’Hara High School, which hosted an anti-bullying session at the school yesterday.

Quote Box: “No matter where you go, this problem is taking lives.”

- Dr. Claudio Cerullo, leader of Teach Anti-Bullying Inc., to students at O’Hara yesterday.
Categories: Pennsylvania

#PAGov: Corbett Spreading the Grift Around Ahead of Epic Electoral Flame-out

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-10-23 06:45
More like the Electoral Growth Initiative – he wishes! In the weeks before Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial election, incumbent Gov. Corbett is scattering millions in taxpayer dollars to big...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Why You Have to Vote in the Midterms

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-10-23 06:36
Jonathan Tamari explains why the House tea people now representing the moderate Southeast PA ‘burbs won’t ever pay a price at the polls: While the focus is on November’s races,...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

A live session with Tom Wolf

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-10-23 06:34
We’ll have Tom Wolf live this afternoon.

Last we week we put Gov. Tom Corbett on the hot seat.

This week it’s Democrat Tom Wolf’s turn.

We’ll have a live session with the Democrat who wants to turn out Corbett.

You can catch a live-stream of the interview with members of the Digital First Editorial Board at 1 p.m. at DelcoTimes.com You calso can take part in a live chat via Scribble.

If you have a question for Wolf, email it to me at editor@delcotimes.com.

Then tune in as we put Tom Wolf on the spot in the governor’s race.

We’re live at 1!
Categories: Pennsylvania

The politics of debating

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-10-23 05:54
Tom McGarrigle is a different kind of Republican.

Just ask Gov. Tom Corbett.

McGarrigle, the Republican chairman of County Council who is running in the increasingly heated battle for the 26th District state Senate seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Ted Erickson against Democrat John Kane, makes no bones about his differences with the governor.

And no apologies.

McGarrigle wants a 4 percent tax on gas drillers in the state's Marcellus Shale region, with all the money going to education. That puts him at odds with the guy at the top of the GOP ticket.

Don't look for McGarrigle and Corbett to appear together anytime soon.

And don't look for McGarrigle and Kane to go mano a mano in a debate either.

That's the other thing that separates McGarrigle from the norm here in Delco, long ruled for the most part by the Republican Party. From very early in the campaign, McGarrigle has been pushing Kane for a debate.

The first overture was rejected by Kane because McGarrigle suggested it be hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, which already has indicated they are backing the Republican.

Then someone suggested me as the moderator. I agreed, so long as the two sides agreed and set the grounds rules. I suggested the two appear on our 'Live From the Newsroom' show. I had hoped to do this last night, but Kane indicated he had a scheduling conflict.

McGarrigle offered to show up alone and talk about the issues. I declined, in part because I'm not sure it would have been fair to offer a completely one-sided debate.

But I also understand the frustration McGarrigle feels. My guess is he probably feels the way so many Democrats in the county have felt for years. They always asked their Republican foes for a debate, usually having that request fall on deaf ears. Instead the two sides would usually wind up on stage together for a League of Women Voters meet the candidates night.

The temperature in the 26th state Senate race has been building to a boiling point. A nearly non-stop barrage of TV ads from both sides is making this perhaps the most expensive state Senate race in history.

McGarrigle has been labeled a tax cheat and a "millionaire."

Kane has been ripped for taking money from another labor union that faces some serious issues, as well as his healthy salary as the business manager for Plumbers Union Local 690. Kane insists the $270,000 figure the GOP ad cites is misleading, that some of that salary is retirement fund dollars he borrowed to put his kids through school.

Yesterday the thermometer inched even higher when a woman who claims to be Kane's daughter from a previous relationship took issue with his commercials portraying himself as a family man.

I'm still hoping to see McGarrigle and Kane together talking about the issues. I'll let you know when it happens. I'm not holding my breath.
Categories: Pennsylvania

In Lower Merion, a Nor'easter Makes a Slow Exit

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-10-23 05:51
A cold front is on the way.
Categories: Lower Merion

'Live From the Newsroom' talks Election 2014

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-10-23 05:18
Tom Corbett vs. Tom Wolf.

Tom McGarrigle vs. John Kane.

Vince Rongione vs. Jamie Santora.

We're just two weeks out from going to the polls to elect a governor, members of Congress, a state senator and state representatives.

We're taking our 'Live From the Newsroom' live-stream internet show back out on the road tonight to talk politics.

We'll back on the campus of Widener University in Chester to talk about the issues and maybe make a few predictions on the key races. It's our monthly visit to Freedom Hall, where we take advantage of the school's sparkling new TV studio. Students handle much of the production for the show.

Can Tom Corbett erase a huge deficit and win another four years in Harrisburg. Who will emerge victorious in what has been perhaps the most expensive state Senate race in history in the heated battle to replace Republican Sen. Ted Erickson. This one also is important because control of the state Senate is hanging in the balance.

And the 163rd state House race is important if only for the fact that someone not named Micozzie will represent those folks in Harrisburg for the first time in more than three decades.

I'll be joined by Widener political science professor Wes Leckrone, as well as my featured columnist Chris Freind.

Do you have a question you'd like to ask the panel? Email it to me at editor@delcotimes.com.

Then tune into to DelcoTimes.com tonight at 7.

Join the conversation!
Categories: Pennsylvania

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Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2014-10-22 18:52


Categories: Pennsylvania

Pot Penalties Reduced, a Veteran Lights a Joint at Philadelphia's City Hall

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-10-22 18:03
'Today, I smoked marijuana in the center of City Hall in Philadelphia,' said activist and U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran Mike Whiter.
Categories: Lower Merion

political giggle on a rainy day

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2014-10-22 16:43

Please follow this link and check out Remy/Reason’s political parody video ( a take off of a Taylor Swift song). Also note this is actually what a parody is ….

IJReview: The Only Cure for Obama’s Really Low Approval Rating is Perfectly Captured by a Taylor Swift Parody

The folks over at Reason just put their own spin on one of the summer’s biggest singles. And it comes on the heels of the latest Gallup poll—one in which President Obama’s 41.5% job approval rating the past quarter ranks among the lowest of his tenure.


Categories: Pennsylvania

The Daily Salvo for October 20, 2014 - "Rock(y) Bottom Values"

The Daily Salvo - Wed, 2014-10-22 16:01
The Daily Salvo for October 20, 2014 - "Rock(y) Bottom Values"
Gender is not a human choice, but rather a gift from God. As such, masculinity and femininity must be embraced, not erased. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:00 More in News & Politics

Main Line Drug Ring Second-in-Command Pleads Guilty

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-10-22 14:48
Haverford School graduate Timothy C. Brooks could reportedly get up to 16 months upon sentencing.
Categories: Lower Merion

POP QUIZ: Which local craft beer should you be drinking?

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-10-22 11:54
It's a question you've asked yourself before..."Which local craft beer should I be drinking?"
Categories: Lower Merion