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Judge Orders UberX And Lyft To Cease And Desist In Philadelphia

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-10-06 15:08
UberX and Lyft are once again illegal in Philadelphia.
Categories: Lower Merion

Local Lawmakers Continue Fight Against End Of NJ/PA Reciprocal Tax Agreement

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-10-06 13:49
Local lawmakers to N.J. Gov. Chris Christie: reconsider ending the two-state reciprocal tax agreement.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco Home Builder Was Negligent In Construction: Attorney General

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-10-06 13:36
The PA Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against a company for building homes that were not weather-resistant in East Vincent.
Categories: Lower Merion

west goshen, west goshen, west goshen….

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2016-10-06 12:45

A few weeks ago I wrote about the curious goings on in West Goshen Township. My curiosity grows.  Is there a reason for example that this is yet another story the Daily Local isn’t covering? Is it too much of a political hot potato for them?


Well, there is news. But before we get to news are West Goshen Township officials going to post law enforcement at every meeting to protect them from the public?  Are they going to pass their anti-free speech ordinance having to do with recording PUBLIC meetings even as they are discussing the recording of meetings by the township? How will that work exactly?

Oh, and about that right to know case pending, since they seem a-feared  of sunshine:

Hmmmm Sam Stretton is representing the resident’s interests.

This is getting interesting….someone might have to give up some fitness classes at ACAC to deal with this, hmmm?

Pull up a chair at upcoming West Goshen meetings and bring the popcorn…..

Categories: Pennsylvania

Improve Lower Merion With The LM Report-It App

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-10-06 12:05
Download the app for free for Apple and Android devices.
Categories: Lower Merion

Protect Your Neighborhood By Joining The Lower Merion Community Watch

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-10-06 10:44
Free training for volunteers is Nov. 1 in Ardmore.
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The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Oct. 6

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-10-06 07:43
The Daily Numbers: 4.3 million dollars, how much Delaware County stands to lose in the wake of that court ruling in favor of casinos claiming unfair taxation under their host agreements.

25 percent of Chester’s annual revenue tied to taxes from Harrah’s casino.

380 bucks spit out from an ATM machine in Glenolden to a woman who was looking to withdraw $60. She returned the extra money.

1,800 pound Clydesdale horse that got stuck in the mud and had to be rescued yesterday on Thornbury.

14,000 dollar McDonald’s heist in Eddystone.

39, age of man taken into custody in the heist.

2 minutes, how long it took cops to track him down and make an arrest.

2003, when the Ride the Ducks business opened in Philly. They shut down operations yesterday.

330 percent in their insurance costs cited as the reason for closing.

2 Hungarian tourists killed when a barge struck a duck boat on the Delaware River in July 2010.

68, age of woman struck and killed by duck boat while crossing street in May 2015.

2 members of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission who have resigned their posts.

30 years in prison for a Bensalem doctor in connection with a pill mill operation he was charged with running in conjunction with an outlaw biker gang.

5 million dollars over 3 years, how much the drug ring is believed to have raked in.

85 percent of those eligible to vote in Pa. are registered.

8.5 million people who are registered to vote in Pa.

12 percent edge statewide for Democrats.

16 deaths now being blamed on Hurricane Matthew.

115 mph winds in the storm, which is now hammering the Bahamas.

2 million people along the southern East Coast of the U.S. urged to evacuate.

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

Nigel Bradham says he forgot he had a loaded gun in his backpack as he went through Miami International Airport. OK....

I Don’t Get It: Another doctor has been sentenced to a long jail term for running what was described as a pill mill operation out of his office. I don’t get it. Actually, I do. The D.A. says the ring raked in about $5 million over the last three years.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Kristina Edwards, who had that dream all of us have had when an ATM machine started spitting $20 bills at her. She returned the $380 to the bank. Good for her.

Quote Box: “The casinos should be embarrassed in what they did to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

- County Council Chairman Mario Civera, on court ruling knocking out tax portion of host agreements, which could cost Delco more than $4 million.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Delco pols ticked at casino ruling

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-10-06 06:38
Mario Civera and John McBlain have about 4 million reasons to be mad at the state's casinos.

That's how much the county stands to lose after a court ruled in the casinos' favor in a lawsuit that claimed the tax deal involved in host city agreements was unconstitutional.

The county gets about $4 million a year from the deal that allowed Harrah's to set up shop on the Chester waterfront. For Chester, the hit is even more severe. If the ruling stands, the could see nearly a quarter of their annual revenue disappear in a city already in dire economic straits.

The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by some of the smaller, "boutique" casinos, who claimed that the host agreements in effect took a much heavier bite out of their revenue than the larger casinos such as Harrah's and Parx.

County Council Chairman Civera wasn't buying that argument during this week's council session.

"The hit we took is uncalled for," Civera said. "The casinos should be embarrassed in what they did to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."

So how to fix it? Councilman John McBlain said the ball now is in the Legislature's court to correct the flaw in the legislation that ushered in legalized casino gaming in Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, that is not likely to happen in this session.

The court did delay the effect of the ruling for 120 days so the Legislature could address the issue.

The clock is ticking.

You can read the full story on the council session here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Your chances of hitting a deer are going up

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-10-06 06:16
You can file this one under the category, "Tell Me Something I Don't Know."

It seems my early morning commute is getting a bit dicier.

If you are like me and are in the office long before the sun comes up, this probably won't come as much of a surprise.

Yes, that glint you see off in the distance is popping up more often.

We're up to our necks in deer.

Not only that, but our chances of slamming into one while driving are going up.

That's according to the folks at State Farm Insurance, who apparently tracks these kinds of dangers on the road.

In its annual deer claim study, the company indicated drivers in Pennsylvania now have a one in 67 chance of hitting a deer.

That's up 5.8 percent from last year, when the odds were one in 70.

Those numbers give us the No. 3 ranking in the country when it comes to motor vehicle collisions with deer. We trail only West Virginia and Montana.

They don't have to convince me.

I've become something of an expert in taking evasive action when it comes to deer. My first and most important rule is this: When you see that glint - the shine off a deer's eyes - out in the distance, SLOW DOWN. There are several reasons for this. But the most important is that I can assure you that deer is not alone. If one deer dashes across the road in front of you, I can assure you there are three or four coming up right behind him. Don't simply exhale and continue to whiz by, you're likely to encounter one of the trailers.

By the way, if you think you're seeing more deer on the road these days, that's because you are.

State Farm also notes this is deer mating season, and the likelihood of you hitting a deer more than doubles in October, November and December.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Doing the hard work in Aston

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-10-06 06:00
On today's editorial page, we take note of an important civics lesson that is playing out in Aston.

It's similar to important issues that pop up from time to time across the Delaware County landscape.

It's becoming almost something of a sport here in Delco to take potshots at public officials when it comes to unpopular projects. It's another altogether to roll up your sleeves and actually get to work to effect substantive change.

Two years ago, when the Delaware County Intermediate Unit first rolled out their plan to expand the tech school campus in the township, it became pretty clear that it was going to be a controversial - and very unpopular - plan.

Residents mobilized to oppose the plan, which would have consolidated the operations of several IU campuses at the Aston site, based on traffic and safety concerns. The number of students at the site would have doubled.

This week - neaerly two years later - the IU was back with a new plan. They heard the complaints, and they changed their plans.

It's the way the system is supposed to work.

You can read our editorial here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

New Listings: Homes for Sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-05 21:53
Looking for a new home? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-05 21:35
What's going on? Check the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch calendar for what's happening in town.
Categories: Lower Merion

Woman Bound And Robbed Near St. Joseph's University: Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-05 15:55
One suspect was armed with a gun when he and another entered the victim's Woodbine Avenue residence, police say.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police reports: Rash of stolen cars and thefts from cars throughout township

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-10-05 14:12
Stolen car >> Lower Merion police received a report of a stolen car that had been parked at a home on the 300 block of Thornbrook Avenue in Rosemont between Sept. 27 and Sept. 28.
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Wynnewood Man Among Wealthiest Americans: Forbes 400

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-05 14:09
Jeffrey Lurie of Wynnewood was included in the newly-released Forbes 400.
Categories: Lower Merion

Business Open House and Sidewalk Sale Event Saturday In Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-05 13:28
Over 40 Ardmore area businesses, organizations, and services will be on display Oct. 8.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco-Based Nursing Chain Must Pay $2 Million In Damages: Attorney General

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-05 12:04
Reliant Senior Care Holdings, which has changed its name to Priority Healthcare Group, "failed to provide basic care to its residents."
Categories: Lower Merion

City Avenue Closures To Affect Lower Merion Saturday, Next Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-05 11:03
PennDOT's $2.9 million traffic and safety improvement project begins.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco Lawyer Admits To Raping Female Client While She Was Unconscious

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-05 11:02
A Norristown defense lawyer has admitted to raping a female client of his while she was unconscious.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lane Restrictions Coming To Lancaster Avenue In Radnor Next Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-10-05 10:27
Drivers should plan for extra travel time.
Categories: Lower Merion