Facebook feeds and cable networks are full of coverage of innocent people being sucker punched. But there’s not much evidence of this “game” sweeping the nation.
The map below shows a snapshot across town of the percentage of people living in poverty and the percentage of people who spent 35 percent or more of their income on rent.
The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.
Wednesday is the single busiest travel day of the year.
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NORRISTOWN – As warring factions of the late R&B singer and songwriter Teddy Pendergrass’ family took their battle over his estate to court, a nurse who cared for Pendergrass claimed the singer confided in him about his wishes.
Aqua Pennsylvania will restrict traffic to one lane in each direction on Lancaster Avenue at the Greenfield Avenue intersection in Lower Merion Township. The restrictions will occur Monday, Nov 25 through Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for water main replacement, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today Thursday.
Lower Merion police confirmed that a number of burglaries were reported Thursday night in the Ardmore area of the township.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County will balance its budget in 2014 without raising taxes, Chief Financial Officer Uri Monson told county commissioners Thursday. It will be second straight year tax rates in the county have not been raised.
When her first child, Lucey, now almost 4, was a year old and Lauren Ainsworth was working full time, she remembers feeling as if she was missing out on activities like music and other classes with her little girl.
In the first labor endorsement of the 2014 cycle for Pennsylvania’s 12th district, The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 5 has officially endorsed Democrat Erin McClelland....
LOWER PROVIDENCE — Local Methodist pastors, parishioners, and other Christians gathered at the offices of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church in Audubon Thursday to present a petition urging Bishop Peggy Johnson and her cabinet not to pursue charges against clergy who marry same-sex couples.
The Daily Numbers: 6 ‘out-of-towners’ busted for selling drugs in Upper Darby Township over the weekend. 5 month investigation dubbed ‘Operation Not In My Town.’60,000 dollar goal for this year’s Merry Christmas Fund, our annual holiday fundraiser to help the work of the Salvation Army in Chester.200 dollar contribution from the Salvation Army Advisory Board to kick off the fund drive.53,000 dollars, how much we raised in last year’s Merry Christmas Fund.43 years, how long we’ve been doing this holiday push.0 tax hike included in the preliminary budget in Yeadon.0 tax hike also in the numbers for Media Borough.20 million dollar project for the latest expansion plans at Philadelphia International Airport.15,000 gallons of oily discharge from the former Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook that gummed up the works at Delcora.2 local students, including one from Chester County, named Rhodes Scholars.6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, when K Marts stores will open.6 p.m. opening for Wal-Mart.8 p.m. for Springfield Mall.6 a.m. Friday for Granite Run Mall.2 straight losses for Andy Reid and the Chiefs after they blew a late lead vs. the Chargers. 6-5 record for both the Eagles and Cowboys after Dallas outlasted the New York Giants. Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Didn’t miss the Eagles at all yesterday. However, I did note that the Cardinals, who are next on the Birds’ schedule Sunday at the Linc, blew away the Colts. They will pose a stern test to the rising Birds. I Don’t Get It: Are we going to go through this every time it looks like a storm is forming. Relax, folks. It’s going to rain here. The roads will be wet. Some other parts of the country will get a winter storm. Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Salvation Army as we kick off our 43rd year of raising money in our Merry Christmas Fund. Quote Box: “As you can see, all the guys we arrested are from other towns. They were coming into our town to sell crack cocaine and heroin.”- Upper Darby Police Commissioner Mike Chitwood, on arrests from sting he dubbed ‘Operation Not in My Town.’
Gov. Tom Corbett will criss-cross the state today to officially ink the bill that will provide $2.4 billion in funding to fix the state's crumbling roads and bridges, and prop up mass transit, including SEPTA. In this region, the governor will make a stop in Norristown at 12:30 p.m., near the intersetion of Route 363 (Trooper Road) and Route 422.There was a lot of talk last week that the governor might come here to Delaware County to sign the bill.That's because this bill does not happen without the efforts of state Rep. Nick Micozzie, R-163, of Upper Darby. Micozzie is the new chairman of the House Transportation Committee. And it was up to him to get this measure through the treacherous waters of Harrisburg.Mizozzie was crestfallen last week when his amendment was rejected twice by the House. He was left dumbfounded at some of the resistance, including from some in his own party.But on Tuesday, he got one more shot, and it passed.I hope Micozzie is standing next to Corbett when the governor puts his signature on the bill.Corbett, facing a rough re-election campaign himself next year, desperately needed a legislative victory to prop up his sagging ratings. His push for privatization of the state liquor sales stalled, and his push for touch action to get the state's two massive public pension funds back on even footing went nowhere.The governor put all his marbles in the transportation funding fight.And he has Nick Micozzie to thank for getting it done.Now all he has to do is explain how those increased prices at the pump do not betray his no-tax-hike pledge. I'm not sure Nick even can help the governor with that one.
Here's a confession of an Eagles die-hard and NFL fanatic: I survived yesterday just fine.If you can discount the bone-chilling cold that set into the region.But I managed to get by without my weekly dose of Eagles football just fine.Too often in the fall and winter, Sundays are pretty much dedicated to three hours in front of the tube watching the Birds. I gave up my season tickets long ago. I was one of those insane denizens of the 700 level at The Vet. The things I saw up there still make me shudder.These days I don't wander too far off the couch.It's not unusual for me not to wander out of the house at all on an Eagles game day.Yesterday was actually a pleasant surprise. I still got up early and puttered around the Internet and set up our DelcoTimes.com website as I usually do.My wife and I are habitual walkers. But she got one inkling of the chill that had set in overnight and opted for her treadmill.I bundled up and headed out. Yes, it was cold, but there also was some brilliant sunshine and I found it oddly invigorating to be out walking without my usual companion, lost in the morning and the tunes blaring out of the iPod.The rest of the day I ferried her and my daughter around on some errands.I got home in plenty of time to watch the Cowboy persevere over the Giants, which only confimed my suspicions that the Eagles have every opportunity to steal this division. There isn't a really good, dominant team in it.But there was something else that really enjoyed about the afternoon.I no longer just watch Eagles games. Now I am consumed with littering Twitter with my own personal analysis of the game. Apparently a lot of people are like me, frustrated color analysts. Don't believe me? Join us this Sunday and use the Twitter hashtag #Eagles to take part in our weekly chat.Yesterday I didn't tweet. I didn't update the website. I didn't post on Facebook.I simply sat and watched the game from the warmth of my leather chair in the family room.It was a treat.Unfortunately, at halftime, I made the mistake of flipping over to the local news.Now I know that not having an Eagles game was the least of the region's worries. Instead, it was all-weather all the time. Breaking News! It's cold out. Yes, here in the last week of November.Now sure, yesterday's temperatures and wind were a cold slap in the face.But it's not exactly news.Neither is what is coming later this week.Don't listen to the gloom and doom and predictions of travel nightmares. At least not in these environs. It's going to rain. The roads will be wet. Somehow, I think we'll survive.Of course, if you're traveling to other areas of the country, you could in fact have some winter weather issues.And I'm sure the nice folks on the local TV news will remind you of that incessantly between now and Thursday.Another reason for thanks!
I took advantage of the timing to run today's print column in advance on Friday to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. If you missed it, you can read it here.But I was somewhat taken aback Friday morning to learn something about the day that I'm amazed had not occurred to me before.Nov. 22 was always a very special day in our family because it was our father's birthday. My dad was the original "Quiet Man" (my kids say it is in the genes). He did not spend a lot of time doting on himself, nor celebrating anything as trivial as his birthday.But you might have thought he - or we - would have had something special planned for that day.I was reminded of all this in an email from my sister Kate Friday morning. She is the official keeper of the family records. And while I was very much aware that Nov. 22 was dad's birthday, I had no idea that he would have been 100 on Friday. Which of course means that JFK was assassinated on his 50th birthday.I saw my dad cry exactly one time in my life. That night, when he got home after closing his store in North East, Md., he went into the closet, took off his coat, and broke down. Not much of a 50th birthday. And I imagine he was reminded of that sad fact every year thereafter.To be honest, I'm kind of glad the while thing is over. I had a very weird - almost eerie feeling - all day on Friday. As if there was something that any of us could do that would have changed what happened on that day 50 years ago.Compare that Washington, D.C., with the government we have today.Camelot, indeed, is over.
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