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Dr. John, The Original Orlons Performing Around Main Line On Sunday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-07-18 10:02
Here’s some of the events happening around the Main Line area on Sunday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police Reports: 2 arrested for alleged purse theft at Bala Cynwyd department store

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-07-17 16:12
Lower Merion police arrested two people in the alleged theft of designer purses at the Lord and Taylor store in Bala Cynwyd July 7.
Categories: Lower Merion

This Weekend: 100-Degree Heat, Heavy Downpours, 'Gusty' Thunderstorms

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-17 14:35
Officials advise residents to take precautions this weekend. When will the weekend's high temperatures be reached?
Categories: Lower Merion

Concerts and Water Fights With Pirates: Main Line Events This Saturday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-17 14:01
Author signing, water fights with pirates and a concert round out the list of events happening around the Main Line Saturday
Categories: Lower Merion

Weekend Forecast Calls For Thunderstorms In Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-17 11:52
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the area, warning of scattered thunderstorms and heavy downpours.
Categories: Lower Merion

Hathaway Lane Home Among Upcoming Open Houses In Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-17 11:33
On the house hunt? These properties in Ardmore will have open houses this weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

DelCo Scammers Preying On Religious Elderly Women: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-17 10:45
On incident occurred on Monday, when the two men approached a 75-year-old woman in Upper Darby, scamming her out of $3,000.
Categories: Lower Merion

Shootout With Police Lands DelCo Robbery Suspect In Hospital: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-17 10:01
The shootout in Millbourne sent the robbery suspect to the hospital in critical condition. The officers were not injured.
Categories: Lower Merion

State bill preempting student house ordinances draws ire in Lower Merion

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-07-17 09:37
ARDMORE >> In 1989, before Lower Merion enacted an ordinance regulating the use, there were 200 college student homes in township neighborhoods. Twenty-five years later, there are 82 such houses registered. Township officials say the regulation, which withstood early legal challenges, has been effective in preventing over-concentration of the homes in certain communities.
Categories: Lower Merion

Comprehensive Plan: Planners recommend draft plan for Lower Merion board approval

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-07-17 09:37
ARDMORE >> Completing a process that has stretched over most of a decade, the Lower Merion Planning Commission this week voted unanimously to recommend approval of a draft of a new township Comprehensive Plan.
Categories: Lower Merion

Voluntary Environmental Standards Don’t Work

Keystone Politics - Fri, 2015-07-17 08:02
Officially, natural gas drillers are already complying with the EPA’s plan banning frack water from being sent to municipal water treatment plants, which aren’t equipped to clean those...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

The Daily Numbers for Friday, July 17

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2015-07-17 08:02
The Daily Numbers: 15, age of teen boy police say a 41-year-old Glenolden man believed he was setting up a tryst with online. He now faces sex charges.

2,000 videos and images of child porn police say they found on computer of 68-year-old Radnor businessman.

1 suspect on an armed holdup of a grocery store in Millbourne shot during a confrontation with police.

5 people busted on prostitution charges on Main Line.

2.5 acre parcel on Baltimore Pike in Springfield, currently site of the Rodeway Inn, which is being targeted for another super Wawa, as well as a bank

5,500 square foot convenience store, with 12 gas pumps, 47 parking spaces.

5 year deal being eyed between Upper Darby schools and assistant Superintendent Daniel McGarry.

41, age of man in Glenolden who entered guilty plea in connection with a home invasion in Folcroft.

19, age of Chester man convicted of 2nd degree murder in the shooting of a 49-year-old man.

27, age of recent Drexel grad found beaten and strangled to death in her West Philly apartment.

584 bags of heroin found inside home in Delaware during police raid.

80,000 residents who live in Philadelphia Housing Authority units. None of them will be allowed to smoke in their homes, starting on Aug. 5.

10 new defendants, including members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, in new indictment against Philly doc charged with selling Oxycodone.

75,000 insider trading gain allegedly made by Philly lawyer in connection with purchase of stock in Harleysville Insurance the day before it merged with Nationwide.

4 Marines killed in 2 separate attacks on military facilities by a single gunman in Chattanooga, Tenn.

12 counts of 1st-degree murder on which Colorado movie gunman James Holmes was convicted yesterday.

11 weeks, length of his trial.

12 hours, how long it took jury to convict him.

24 Emmy nominations for ‘Game of Thrones.’

2 year deal for Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto.

7.75 million for the Flyers blueliner.

34 wins, what the Phillies need in 2nd half to avoid a 100-loss season.

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

The Phillies get back in action tonight. Yeah, I know, hold the applause. The Phils are sitting at 29-62, with 71 games left. They need togo 34-37 in the second half to avoid losing 100 games. They’re actually on track to lose 110.

I Don’t Get It: Don’t think we have a problem with guns? Just take a glance at today’s headlines.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to police in Millbourne, who reacted quickly to take down an armed gunman who held up a borough grocery store last night.

Quote Box: “We are looking at every possible avenue, whether it was terrorism, whether it’s domestic, international. or whether it was a simple criminal act.”

- FBI agent Ed Reinhold, investigating shooting that left 4 Marines dead in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Kevin Smith pays a visit to Granite Run Mall

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:15
The Granite Run Mall may be only a memory, the doors locked and all the stores with the exception of Sears and Boscov's closed, but it continues to make headlines.

The old shopping hulk is something of a social media phenomenon. Every time we post something about the mall on our social media accounts, those items explode.

It's clear Granite Run holds a very special place in the hearts of many Delco residents.

It apparently holds a special place in Kevin Smith's heart as well.

You might remember a few months ago we ran an item indicating Smith, the movie director responsible for the teen classics "Mallrats" and "Clerks," was looking at the Middletown site as a possible location for shooting a sequel, "Mallrats 2."

This week Smith was here in Delco to check out the vast space empty space inside the mall for himself. He posted a photo of himself with his daughter Harley outside one of the entrances to the mall.

He'll need to act fast. As we have reported, the plan is to knock down most of the existing mall - again with the exception of the two anchor stores Sears and Bosvov's, which have their own exterior entrances - this fall and replace it with a town center style development, complete with retail sites, restaurants and two high-rise apartment buildings.

We'll keep tabs on any developments and keep our fingers crossed that "Mallrats 2" might just be the final chapter of the Granite Run Mall.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A common theme in the headlines

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2015-07-17 06:47
The following things all took place yesterday:

- A man went on a shooting spree at two different military sites in Chattanooga, Tenn. By the time he was gunned down in a confrontation with police, four Marines were dead.

- The suspect in the killing of nine black members of the historic Emanuel AME Church was in court in Charleston, S.C.

- A jury convicted James Holmes, who strolled into a packed movie theater in Denver, Colo., and opened fire, killing 12 and wounding dozens.

- A man with a gun suspected in the armed robbery of a supermarket was shot during a confrontation with police in Millbourne. What do all of these stories have in common?

Look, I don't pretend to know what the answer is on guns.

But I think I know this. There are too many of them out on our streets, in the hands of people who have no business with them. I think that much we can agree on. Now the answer is what to do about it.

Because if we don't do something, we're going to continue reading stories like these every morning.

I'm getting tired of just shaking my head.
Categories: Pennsylvania

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Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2015-07-16 22:20

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Montgomery County's Ferman Named President Of Pa. DA Association

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-07-16 18:13
Ferman, who is Montgomery County's first female District Attorney, is currently running for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
Categories: Lower Merion

Weekend Heat Wave On The Way To Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-07-16 16:57
Heat index values near or above 100 degrees are possible Sunday and Monday, forecasters from the National Weather Service say.
Categories: Lower Merion

$770K Sutton Road Home Among New Listings In Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-07-16 15:32
On the hunt for a house? These local homes were recently listed.
Categories: Lower Merion

For 15 years City Avenue district bike patrol has been helping visitors along City Avenue

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-07-16 14:27
Although they are not police officers, when visitors walking along City Avenue see them they often think they are. They are the Community Service Representatives of the City Avenue Special Services District (CASSD) who have been helping visitors along City Avenue for the past 15 years. A better way of thinking about them is more like ambassadors for the CASSD because on most days they are probably the most visible aspect district.
Categories: Lower Merion