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Tenth Annual “Run for Our Schools” held at Harriton High School

June 16, 2019

Lower Merion Township, PA — Hundreds of runners and walkers turned out for the Tenth Annual "Run for Our Schools," sponsored by the Education Foundation of Lower Merion. The event was held under blue skies on Sunday morning, June 2, 2019, at Harriton High School and in its surrounding neighborhoods.

The 5K Run, 1.5-mile walk and Track Trot raised money to support the Education ...

Cynwyd Elementary Principal Slimed by Students for Hitting Goal.

Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, PA — The sliming occurred as planned.  Dr. Daniel Martino had promised his students that if they raised more than $6000 for charity, he would get slimed and he was good to his word.

"It made me feel good to slime my Principal! It was really funny. There was more slime than I thought!, said Sean Hermann age eleven."

Sean Herrmann ...

Bala Cynwyd Middle School Hosts String Move Up Night

Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, PA — It was an evening of beautiful music when the Bala Cynwyd Middle School Music Department hosted String Move Up Night on June 6, 2019.

240 student musicians participated, as students who play string instruments had an opportunity to meet and collaborate with their peers from different schools.

Elementary string musicians from Cynwyd, Penn Wynne, ...

Why You May Want To have Coffee with a Lower Merion Police Officer

June 14, 2019

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA —  Why you ask? The Lower Merion Police Department invites the citizens of the Township to meet with police officers over Coffee.  Coffee with a Cop is a community policing initiative that is designed to set up a framework for building trust between the community and the police.  Tomorrow in Suburban Square come and meet with an officer at ...

Merion Station Home Ravaged by Fire: Passerby calls it in

Merion Station, Lower Merion Township, PA —The first call came in at 3:37 PM this afternoon to the County’s 911 Center by a passerby. On the 500 block of Waldron Terrace, A house is on fire, reported the person.

The first firefighters on the scene encountered heavy fire on the second floor of the home along with thick black smoke billowing from the rooftop.  The call went out, ...

Do Lower Merion Police Target and Stop Non-Whites More than Whites?  New Data Provides Clues

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA —  People, Police Departments, and companies can all be labeled as something they may or not be. One of the worst things society can label any of us is "RACIST." Once labeled, it is challenging to prove that you, a business, or even a police department is in fact, not racist.

Could a lone individual working for or in an organization be a ...

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Bala Cynwyd Middle School Hosts String Move Up Night

June 14, 2019

Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, PA — It was an evening of beautiful music when the Bala Cynwyd Middle School Music Department hosted String Move Up Night on June 6, 2019.

240 student musicians participated, as students who play string instruments had an opportunity to meet and collaborate with their peers from different schools.

Elementary string musicians from Cynwyd, Penn Wynne, ...

$25K Historic Preservation Grant Goes to Merion Friends Meeting

Merion Station, Lower Merion Township, PA —  The Quaker's meeting house dates back to about 1695.  Since then it has been enlargened, more acreage has been, and the meeting house was declared a National Landmark by the U.S. Department of the interior.  Upkeep on the landmark structure just got a little easier with a preservation grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and ...

Belmont Hills Librarian Win's Public Librarian of the Year Award by State Senator Leach

Belmont Hills, Lower Merion Township, PA — The head Librarian for the Belmont Hills Library, part of Lower Merion's Library System, received the Librarian of the Year award that was presented by Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach (D-17).  Elizabeth Barrie received the award from Leach who has sponsored the event for the last ten years.

I was surprised and flattered that I ...

Updated: Have you Seen This Man? Wanted for Murder by Montco DA

June 11, 2019

Updated:  Have you Seen This Man?  Wanted for Murder by Montgo DA

Montgomery County, PA — Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Norristown Police Chief Mark E. Talbot Sr. are asking for the public's help in locating Russell Montalvo-Fernandez, 38, of North Sixth Street in Philadelphia. Montalvo-Fernandez is being sought on First-Degree Murder and related ...

Leach’s Statement on Conclusion of Sexual Harassment Investigation

The following was released to us by State Senator Daylin Leach's office.  It is published exactly as received.

 

Leach’s Statement on Conclusion of Eckert Seamans Investigation

“I am gratified that the investigation ordered by Senator Jay Costa as Democratic Leader of the Senate has absolved me of false charges made against me. Specifically, the report says ...

Do Lower Merion Police Target and Stop Non-Whites More than Whites?  New Data Provides Clues

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA —  People, Police Departments, and companies can all be labeled as something they may or not be. One of the worst things society can label any of us is "RACIST." Once labeled, it is challenging to prove that you, a business, or even a police department is in fact, not racist.

Could a lone individual working for or in an organization be a ...

Helicopter crashes on NYC skyscraper rooftop

June 12, 2019

New York City, NY — A helicopter crashed on the roof of a Midtown building at 787 Seventh Ave., between 51st and 52nd streets on June 10, 2019, at 1:43 PM. The accident occurred in restricted air space while flying in rainy and foggy conditions. The lone pilot was killed.

Tim McCormack was the pilot, and according to news outlets he had 15 years of flying experience in helicopters and ...

Updated: Have you Seen This Man? Wanted for Murder by Montco DA

Updated:  Have you Seen This Man?  Wanted for Murder by Montgo DA

Montgomery County, PA — Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Norristown Police Chief Mark E. Talbot Sr. are asking for the public's help in locating Russell Montalvo-Fernandez, 38, of North Sixth Street in Philadelphia. Montalvo-Fernandez is being sought on First-Degree Murder and related ...

Haverford Woman Arrested for Neglect in 83 Year Old Mother's Death— Multiple Charges Lodged

Haverford Township, PA — In a joint press release yesterday, officials from Haverford Township and Delaware County announced the arrest of a Havertown woman who is charged with the death of her 83-year-old mother.  Investigators from the County's Criminal Investigation Division and Detectives from Haverford Township Police worked the case jointly.

"Ellyn Gottlieb, 58, of ...

Why You May Want To have Coffee with a Lower Merion Police Officer

June 14, 2019

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA —  Why you ask? The Lower Merion Police Department invites the citizens of the Township to meet with police officers over Coffee.  Coffee with a Cop is a community policing initiative that is designed to set up a framework for building trust between the community and the police.  Tomorrow in Suburban Square come and meet with an officer at ...

$25K Historic Preservation Grant Goes to Merion Friends Meeting

Merion Station, Lower Merion Township, PA —  The Quaker's meeting house dates back to about 1695.  Since then it has been enlargened, more acreage has been, and the meeting house was declared a National Landmark by the U.S. Department of the interior.  Upkeep on the landmark structure just got a little easier with a preservation grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and ...

Leach’s Statement on Conclusion of Sexual Harassment Investigation

The following was released to us by State Senator Daylin Leach's office.  It is published exactly as received.

 

Leach’s Statement on Conclusion of Eckert Seamans Investigation

“I am gratified that the investigation ordered by Senator Jay Costa as Democratic Leader of the Senate has absolved me of false charges made against me. Specifically, the report says ...

Recap of the Lower Merion, Narberth and County Votes by the Numbers

May 23, 2019

School Board (Lower Merion School District) - Lower Merion and Narberth voters.

DEMOCRATIC RESULTS:  9 Candidates running for five open seats.



Candidate
Party
Votes




Shayna Kalish 
D
6,380


Lucy Klain 
D
5,817 


Subha Robinson 
D
5,647 


Peter ...

Candidate Statement: A leader we can count on:  Re-elect Tiffany O’Neill for Lower Merion Township’s Ward 11.

Almost 4 years ago, when I began my first term as Commissioner in Lower Merion Township’s 11th Ward, I vowed to serve the public with transparency and unparalleled commitment.  I am asking for Ward 11 residents’ support at the polls again this Tuesday because I am proud of my accomplishments, and want to continue the work I’ve started on residents’ ...

Amanda Derbyshire and McLain Ward Share Open Jumper Championship Honors at Devon Horse Show

June 2, 2019

Devon, Pa. – June 1, 2019 – Since Tuesday, international horses and athletes have been competing for valuable points towards the week’s coveted Open Jumper championship, sponsored by Hermès. Following their top performances throughout the 2019 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Gochman Sport Horse LLC’s Roulette BH, ridden by Great Britain’s Amanda Derbyshire, ...

Hat Trick for “King of Devon” McLain Ward in $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon CSI4* with HH Azur

Devon, Pa. – May 30, 2019 – Thursday night at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair once again belonged to the “King of Devon” McLain Ward of Brewster, New York, who surpassed 25 contenders to claim the $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon CSI4* for a record 11th time in his career. Ward, who is ranked fourth in the world on the Longines Rankings, rode the 13-year-old ...

Day One of the Devon Horse Show - Elli Yeager and Copperfield 39 win the Honey Craven Perpetual Memorial Trophy

Devon, Pa. – May 23, 2019 – The highly anticipated 2019 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair kicked off on Thursday morning with equitation competition taking center stage in the iconic Dixon Oval. Leading junior riders took to the ring to compete in the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search 3*, sponsored by Lugano Diamonds, which was split into two competitive sections.

Fill Your Picnic Basket with Food Safety to Avoid Getting Sick this Memorial Day

May 26, 2019

WASHINGTON,  DC - Memorial Day kicks off the official start of summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding everyone how to prevent foodborne illness before you light up that grill and pack up the cooler. Hot and humid weather combined with outdoor activities, provide the perfect environment for harmful bacteria to multiply on food and make people sick, they ...

Area High School Students Demonstrate in Bryn Mawr

May 23, 2019

Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion Township, PA — While most area high school students were enjoying a beautiful spring day on Sunday, a group of about 20 local students was marching, chanting and demonstrating on Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr.  The cause was a local one — raising awareness about the need to save the planet and our atmosphere.

Saguna Malhotra, a Senior at The Agnes Irwin ...

Study: Most People Who Smoke E-cigarettes Want to Quit

June 2, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to Rutgers researchers.

The study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, is the first to examine e-cigarette users’ past attempts and current intentions to quit e-cigarettes in a representative sample of adult e-cigarette users in the United ...

Bryn Mawr Getting New Pediatric Urgent Care on Saturday: CHOP

Bryn Mawr, PA —   On Saturday, June 1, Bryn Mawr will see a new children’s pediatric urgent care center open at 633 W. Lancaster Ave.. The center is described as an after-hours Urgent Care Center dedicated exclusively to children.  It will be operated by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

CHOP pediatricians and nurses specialized in pediatric care ...

Merion Man Charged with Health Care Fraud by US DOJ

Merion Station, Lower Merion Township, PA — A Merion Station Doctor has been charged with billing Medicaid and Medicare for hundreds of thousands of dollars for patient care when he was not even in the country.

Vedat Obuz, 54, of Merion Station, Pennsylvania, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of health care fraud. Obuz appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A.

Tenth Annual “Run for Our Schools” held at Harriton High School

June 16, 2019

Lower Merion Township, PA — Hundreds of runners and walkers turned out for the Tenth Annual "Run for Our Schools," sponsored by the Education Foundation of Lower Merion. The event was held under blue skies on Sunday morning, June 2, 2019, at Harriton High School and in its surrounding neighborhoods.

The 5K Run, 1.5-mile walk and Track Trot raised money to support the Education ...

Cynwyd Elementary Principal Slimed by Students for Hitting Goal.

Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, PA — The sliming occurred as planned.  Dr. Daniel Martino had promised his students that if they raised more than $6000 for charity, he would get slimed and he was good to his word.

"It made me feel good to slime my Principal! It was really funny. There was more slime than I thought!, said Sean Hermann age eleven."

Sean Herrmann ...

Penn Wynne Elementary Holds Pep Rally for Alex's Lemonade Stand

Lower Merion Township, PA — Yellow was the color of the day at Penn Wynne Elementary School, as students and staff gathered for an energetic pep rally the day before Alex's Original Lemonade Stand is held at the school.

Alex Scott was a Penn Wynne student who bravely battled cancer before succumbing to the disease in 2004 when she was just eight years old. Despite her personal ...

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DeLissio 85th Town Hall: Redistricting Reform and the 2020 Census June 13th

June 8, 2019

DeLissio 85th Town Hall: Redistricting Reform and the 2020 Census

PHILADELPHIA, June 7 -- State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 85th Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in Downs Hall at Jefferson University located at 3101 School House Lane.

The discussion this month will focus on why the 2020 U.S. Census is so important and how the ...

DeLissio 85th Town Hall: Redistricting Reform and the 2020 Census June 13th

June 8, 2019

DeLissio 85th Town Hall: Redistricting Reform and the 2020 Census

PHILADELPHIA, June 7 -- State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 85th Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in Downs Hall at Jefferson University located at 3101 School House Lane.

The discussion this month will focus on why the 2020 U.S. Census is so important and how the ...

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