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Haverford High School football coach charged with DUI, fleeing accident scene

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:19
PROSPECT PARK >> Haverford High School head football coach and popular teacher Joseph Gallagher will be missing from the sidelines on Friday night when the Fords take on top-ranked Coatesville in the opening round of District One Class AAAA playoffs.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Wednsday, Nov. 12

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-11-12 08:27
The Daily Numbers: 2,000 people who lined State Street in Media for yesterday’s annual Veterans Day Parade.

55 years, how long they have been honoring vets in Media.

6 p.m. tonight, hearing in Brookhaven on controversial plan to develop the Chester Water Authority property. Expect fireworks.

43, age of Concord man who pleaded guilty to child porn charge.

0 tax hike included in preliminary budget for Chester Heights borough.

0.58 mill property tax rate remains unchanged.

25,000 goal for the weekend fundraiser held by the Delco Let There Be Rock School as they move from their Kedron Avenue location in Ridley to newe digs in the old Darro’s Furniture building on MacDade Boulevard.

33, age of missing man in Radnor being sought by police.

738,000 dollars a year, how much Upper Darby School District believes it can save by reworking its bonds.

2 feet of snow that fell on some areas in the Midwest.

60 degree dip in many areas of the Plains, from the 70s into the teens.

20-degree dip expected here overnight.

640 million dollar pricetab paid by Yahoo by ad service BrightRoll.

77 times, how often officials of a failed Philly charter school decline to answer questions about the school’s finances.

1.4 million people in Pa. that could be affected by changes in health care laws set for Jan. 1

17,614.90 record close for the Dow Jones

24 point margin of victory for Eagles over Panthers Monday night.

37 yards rushing for the Birds. Chip Kelly believes his offense did not play that well. He may be right.

1-9 season for Cardinal O’Hara football. They have hired B.J. Hogan, who is coaching at Tennessee-Chattanooga, as their new head coach.

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

You have to love Chip Kelly. His team rolled to a 45-21 win on national TV Monday night. And he doesn’t think his offense played all that well. Love it.

I Don’t Get It: Brace yourself. Winter, which slammed into the Midwest with 2 feet of snow in some parts, is headed here later this week. Temps overnight are expected to nosedive.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Brad Fox, the slain Montgomery County officer whose memory will be present in a Delco courtroom today when

the first person convicted under the law bearing his name is sentenced. Quote Box: “The other number I’ll say is 32 - the number of Pennsylvanians who received the Congressional Medal of Honor. No state had more.”

- Sen. Robert Casey, at yesterday’s Veterans Day Parade in Media.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Tom Corbett’s Environmental Legacy: 500+ Open-Air Frackwater Ponds

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-11-12 07:45
In 2005, Pennsylvania had 11 frack water pits. Just eight years later, aerial maps show that number has jumped to 529. It’s unclear how many of these sites store fresh water used for fracking, and...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

The Last Straw: Justice for Brad Fox today in Delco

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-11-12 07:45
Brad Fox will not be in the courtroom this morning when a Chester woman is sentenced in connection with a straw gun purchase.

But his presence certainly will be felt.

Fox was gunned down in the line of duty in Mongtomery County. Outraged that the man who shot him after a routine police chase had acquired the gun through an illegal straw gun purchase, legislators passed the Brad Fox Law, which beefs up penalties for those convicted of straw gun transactions.

A straw gun purchase occurs when someone buys a gun and then delivers it to someone who otherwise would not be able to acquire it legally.

That's where Staci Dawson enters the story.

This morning the Chester woman will become the first person to be prosecuted in Pennsylvania under the new Brad Fox Law.

Dawson was convicted in the straw purchase of two handguns for her boyfriend, a convicted felon.

The law mandates a minimum of five years in prison for anyone convicted a second time of a "straw purchase," with the intent of delivering the weapons to someone who cannot legally do so.

District Attorney Jack Whelan will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. Sentencing for Dawson is set for 10 a.m. before Judge James Bradley.

We'll have complete coverage.

Brad Fox is not forgotten.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Harrah's opposes 2nd casino in Philly

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-11-12 07:28
Here's a stunner: Harrah's in Chester does not think a second casino in Philadelphia is a good idea. In particular, it thinks a proposed location at the South Philly sports complex would be a particularly bad idea. You can read the details here.Not exactly shocking.

When they first opened, lured to Chester with a tax-free Keystone Opportunity Zone carrot, Harrah's had the field to itself. It started siphoning off gamblers who otherwise would head to casinos in Atlantic City or Delaware.

Now the shoe is on the other foot.

First Parx arrived at the racetrack in Bucks County. Then SugarHouse entered the market in Philly. Two other casinos popped up in Allentown and King of Prussia.

Harrah's slots business has been in decline for years.

Now they face the prospect of another casino just a stone's throw up I-95 at the sports complex in South Philly.

Harrah's Chester General Manager Ron Baumann made it clear where he stands after hearing about the possibility of a second city casino. “Overall Philadelphia gaming revenues have declined for two straight years, and adding another casino to the market simply doesn’t make sense,” Baumann said. “Another casino would threaten the viability of existing properties and have severe impacts on emp

loyees, their families and local communities including Chester, where our taxes compress about one-third of the city’s annual budget. “There already are five casinos within a 25-30 mile radius of this area and 16 within a one-and-a-half hour drive, and there is no evidence that we need another casino here,” he said. “We’ve seen what happened to Atlantic City when that market became saturated – four casinos ceased operations, a devastating development for that community and its citizens.” He's not alone.

State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, D-159, who just happens to represent Chester, also is opposing the move.

And a citizens group in South Philly is planning a rally tonight to fight the proposal.

All of this for a plan that has not even been announced yet.

SugarHouse, which runs the city's only existing casino, also is opposed. Not exactly a surprise there either. The Gaming Control Board announced on Friday that they would make a ruling on the possibility of a second gaming license for Philadelphia on Nov. 18, next Tuesday.

Most believe they will grant the license to the South Philly site.

Expect this whole thing to wind up in court. "
Categories: Pennsylvania

'Live From the Newsroom' talks veterans, memorial and this year's Freedom Medal winners

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-11-12 07:09
Yesterday was the day we reserve to honor those who served our country.

Thousands packed State Street in Media for the annual Veterans Day Parade.

But really honoring veterans is something we should be doing every day. That's why I'm happy again tonight to devote our live-stream Internet broadcast, 'Live From the Newsroom,' to one of the best honors bestowed on Delco veterans in recent memory.

We will once again host a panel from the glorious new Delaware County Veterans Memorial.

I'll be joined by Guy Fizzano, president of the Memorial Board of Directors; Springfield Police Chief Joe Daly, chairman of the group's annual dinner; and founding member Linda Houldin.

The foundation on Thursday night hosts its annual gala and dinner, highlighted by the recipients of this year's Freedom Medals. We'll let you know who is going to win and how you can get involved.

Don't miss this perfect opportunity to honor local vets.

Tune in tonight at 7 at DelcoTimes.com
Categories: Pennsylvania

Team Sturla

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-11-12 06:49
Sorry, gerrymandering does not explain how the House Democrats lost 8 seats when the top of the ticket won by 10 points. Add up all the excuses you think are valid and it still doesn’t get you...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Update: Ardmore road closures announced

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:39
Lower Merion Township has updated an earlier announcement about road closures for fas main work in Ardmore this week. Weather permitting, County Line Road will be closed from Ardmore Avenue to Holland Avenue and Holland Avenue will be closed from County Line Road to West Spring Avenue from Wednesday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 14 and again on Monday, Nov. 17,, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Categories: Lower Merion

the great granola experiment

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2014-11-11 20:30

So this morning a member of my cooking group posted about making homemade granola. It got me thinking about trying to make a batch myself. I love granola, but the fresh granola that is available at any of the local farmers’ markets has been climbing in price to a point that I can’t justify the cost for what it is.

Now my mother has a granola recipe that she has used for years, but I just don’t like it. Too many ingredients and too many nuts and seeds. So I went hunting for a recipe I liked better.

I found two recipes I liked and combined them. One recipe is from epicurious.com and one recipe is from Real Simple.

Here is how I combined them:

Preheat your oven to 300°F

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)

1 cup chopped almonds

1 cup shredded UNSWEETENED coconut

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

2 tablespoons canola oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup white raisins

1/2 cup dark raisins

4 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger


Mix everything EXCEPT for the raisins together in a large mixing bowl.

Line a rimmed baking sheet or jellyroll pan with a piece of parchment paper.

Spread your mixture from your mixing bowl evenly on the pan.

Place in preheated oven (300°) . Bake until a golden toasty brown color approximately 40 minutes. Make sure that you stir the granola around on the cookie sheet approximately every 10 minutes while you are baking. You need to do this to make sure the granola bakes evenly. This is also why you have to use a jellyroll pan or another kind of baking sheet with a big enough lip or your granola will end up all over your oven.

Once granola is cooked, bring out of your oven and cool in the pan for about 20 minutes to half an hour. Stir in your raisins. Allow granola to come to room temperature and store in airtight containers. I like using canning jars for this purpose.


Thanks for stopping by!

Categories: Pennsylvania

Lower Merion School District to present bus parking update Nov. 17

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-11-11 16:26
Editor's note: The following is a letter from Lower Merion School District Acting Superintendent Wagner Marseille, Ed.D.
Categories: Lower Merion

District to Present Bus Update, Options Next Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-11-11 16:05
Student enrollment is at a 30-year high, Lower Merion School District says, and transportation needs must be addressed.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lehigh Tea People: Browne and Mensch Have Some ‘Splaining to Do

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-11-11 15:48
Members of the local party are upset with Sens. Browne and Mensch for voting against an amendment proposed by Senator Wagner. Wagner’s amendment was in support of “paycheck protection” legislation,...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

What Shall Jim Cawley Do Now?

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-11-11 13:56
Continue his excellent work as a top lobbyist and spokesperson for Pennsylvania’s filthiest extractive industries without skipping a beat, probably.
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Tea Party Garbageman: GOP House Leadership Cost Corbett the Election

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-11-11 13:33
Quite true: by passing all of his legislative priorities! Thus do we find [Senator Scott] Wagner, who was elected to his first term a week ago today, telling WPHT-AM host Chris Stigall that lapses by...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Now Hiring: Citizens Financial Group, AT&T, Sodexo and More

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-11-11 12:39
Even more jobs at the Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood Patch jobs board; plus, post your own local job listing!
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Salvo for November 11, 2014 - "Saluting Veterans Day"

The Daily Salvo - Tue, 2014-11-11 12:21
The Daily Salvo for November 11, 2014 - "Saluting Veterans Day"
It's important to understand the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 1 1 ratings Time: 00:58 More in News & Politics

Closure announced for portion of County Line Road, Ardmore

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-11-11 11:57
Lower Merion Township has announced a road closure affecting County Line Road in Ardmore. Weather permitting, County Line Road will be closed from Ardmore Avenue to West Spring Avenue from Wednesday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 14, and again on Monday, Nov. 17, for installation/replacement of a gas main and service in the vicinity of 201-213 County Line Road.
Categories: Lower Merion

Parent Safety Alert: McDonald's Recalls Happy Meal Toy

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-11-11 11:02
The Hello Kitty whistles can pose a choking hazards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
Categories: Lower Merion

Reading Terminal Market Launches Delivery Service with Instacart

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-11-11 10:38
First phase of program will include delivery of grocery, bakery, and other non-customized, refrigerated products from 32 different merchants
Categories: Lower Merion

First Baptist Church of Ardmore conversion, other developments moving ahead

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:58
The proposed residential conversion of the 1920s First Baptist Church of Ardmore is moving ahead with favorable reviews by two Lower Merion advisory boards.
Categories: Lower Merion