Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The homes were hit in tandem over the weekend, according to Lower Merion Police.
A burglar, or team of burglars, robbed a pair of Bala Cynwyd homes over the weekend, Lower Merion Police reported. According to the department, both of the burglaries were of homes on the 30 block of Chestnut Avenue. Multiple pieces of jewelry were taken from both homes. In each case, police believe the burglar(s) used a pillowcase to remove the haul. At 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, Lower Merion Police received a report of the first theft. The homeowner told police that he and his wife had left the house at 1 p.m. on Saturday, securing the windows and doors before leaving, and when they returned that morning they found some of their personal affects scattered in their front lawn. The victims found pry marks on the door frame of their front door—…
The transportation company has proposed minor changes to its price increases.
While SEPTA is still moving forward with its strategy to increase fairs and utilize smart cards for passengers, the regional transportation company might not be increasing the cost of its rides quite as much as it once planned. According to a report in Philly.com, SEPTA is considering scaling back its raised wages, though not in a major way. A board committee will vote on the slight scale back on Thursday. Here is what’s being proposed: According to the report, the change is “designed to avoid a large price increase for airport workers.” Will changes to the rates make you more or less likely to ride SEPTA? Tell us in the comments area below.
'Some of the people who work here even forgot,' joked one Lower Merion judge of election.
Tuesday was, as expected, a slow day for many of Lower Merion Township's 43 polling stations. With none of the Lower Merion's commissioners facing a primary challenge, Paul Simpson, the judge of election at Church of the Redeemer, said the Bryn Mawr polling place had significantly fewer voters show than in previous primaries. "I'd say it's less, but this is a particularly unexciting election," Simpson admitted, joking that "some of the people who usually work here even forgot. I came close to forgetting." As of Tuesday night, final election results were not available, but unofficial vote totals can be viewed on the Montgomery County Board of Elections website.
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor. If you know local groups that are collecting for the relief effort, please let us know in the comments area below.
Don't just throw away your old stuff, donate it.
In Narberth, one man's trash might not exactly be another's treasure, but it still could be of use. That's the idea behind 'Junk Week' anyway, a program in which the Narberth Civic Association, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, is asking residents to donate their old household items rather than throw them away. The organization is looking for furniture, large and small appliances that are less than 10 years old, household items, and building materials. The pickup date is Saturday, June 1 at Narberth Presbyterian Church. Items can be dropped off that day from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. The group is also willing to pick up donations directly from donors' homes. To request a direct pickup, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-765-…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Make some weekend plans.
Check out some events happening this June around the Philadelphia area: Manayunk Bike Race What: Racers will vie for $60,000 in prize money as they pedal a 12-mile loop through Manayunk and residents and visitors cheer them on. When: Sunday, June 2; women's race (60 miles) starts at 8:30 a.m., once it ends, the men's race (120 miles) starts Where: Lyceum and Manayunk avenues, Philadelphia Cost: None Lansdale Beer Fest What: The fourth annual Lansdale Beer Tasting Festival is expected to feature 200 beers from 100 breweries. It's sponsored by the Lansdale Area Fundraising Society. When: Saturday, June 22. Doors open at noon for VIP ticket holders; others get in beginning at 1:30 p.m. Taps close at 4:30 p.m. Where: 3rd Street and Richardson …
According to Lower Merion Police, the man ended up hopping into another vehicle.
Lower Merion Police arrested a 23-year-old Conshohocken man after the department said he attempted to elude a DUI checkpoint with an escape involving two separate vehicles. On Saturday at 12:26 a.m., Lower Merion Police were sitting at a checkpoint they had established at Belmont Avenue and Belmont Terrace in Bala Cynwyd when they saw a car approach the area and stop prior to the checkpoint. Police say a man got out of the driver side door and began running westbound on Belmont Avenue, away from the checkpoint. Police say they ran after the driver, but as they approached him he entered another vehicle, which police later learned belonged to a friend. Police say that car turned around and headed westbound—again, away from the checkpoint. …
The Franklin & Marshall College poll ranks what voters feel is important for the state.
The No. 1 issue that Pennsylvania voters care about is improving the economy, at least according to one poll. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 found that, of 11 possible issues, the one voters said to be most important to them was improving the state’s economy. The poll listed a number of issues and asked voters to rank its importance on a scale of 1 to 10. The top two issues, “improving the state’s economy” and “help create new jobs,” both had a mean score of 8.9 among voters polled. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The poll’s results are listed below: What do you …
These obituaries come from the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Stephen Bolger, of Bryn Mawr, dies on May 18. Maxine Boodis, of Bryn Mawr, dies at 83. Sebastian Leo, of Bryn Mawr, dies on May 13. Charles Sigel, of Bryn Mawr, dies on May 16. Henry Clay Smith, of Gladwyne dies on May 12.
A rundown of what you need to know to cast your ballot on Tuesday.
Tuesday is Primary Election Day. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For information on where your local polling place is located simply click here and fill out: A search result will show the closest voting spot and it will even provide directions on how to get there. Poll workers may ask you for a valid photo ID but you are not required to present photo ID to vote in this election. For first time voters, both photo identification or non-photo identification if it displays the name and address of the voter are acceptable identification. Also, a person is considered a first-time voter in a new precinct even if the voter has voted in another voting precinct in previous elections. A Pennsylvania driver’s license or ID card issued by the …