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Worker breaches four inch gas pipe at Belmont Hills Library

April 23, 2019

Penn Valley, Lower Merion Township, PA — Worker using a Bobcat type excavator breached a four-inch gas line in the rear of the Belmont Hills Library.  The highly volatile accident occurred last Thursday, April 18 around 11;42 AM. Vast amounts of Natural gas were escaping from the damaged pipe.

“We could have had a real problem if the pool were open,” stated Chas ...

Car Hits Narberth Bank Building — Minor Accident Not So Minor

Narberth, PA —  Fire and police were dispatched to the Bryn Mawr Bank Building for what was reported as a car that crashed into the building at 732 Montgomery Ave. last Tuesday at 12:50 PM.  Lower Merion Police and Narberth Fire Company personnel responded to the scene.

The single-car accident appeared to be caused by a driver that lost control of the vehicle in the parking lot ...

UPDATED: Armed Carjackers at Whole Foods Demand car: Victim says No!

According to sources within the Lower Merion Police Department, one suspect is in custody. One of the men admitted to being involved in the Whole Foods incident.

The FBI and Philadelphia PD arrested three suspects yesterday who were involved in what has been described as a carjacking ring.  

The LMPD is working closely with the FBI and the Philadelphia Police.  It has not been ...

Haverford Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Assault of Ardmore Minor

April 18, 2019

Media, Delaware County, PA — A 23-year-old Haverford Township man recently pled guilty to sexual assault and a statutory contact charge, both involving a 14-year-old girl.

Joseph Valiquette age 23 from the unit block of E. Marthart Avenue in the Oakmont section of Haverford Township, will be incarcerated for 9-23 months in Delaware County Prison in Glen Mills.

Judge George Pagano of ...

Lower Merion Police Issue Warning: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

 

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — Lower Merion police issued a warning on Facebook to drivers in the township that may have been drinking before or while driving.  Friday Morning starts LMPD’s next impaired driving initiative.

“Between April 5, 2019, and April 7, 2019, the Lower Merion Township police will conduct impaired driving, roving patrols throughout ...

LMPD Part of Drug Task Force That Announces Arrests in 4 Overdose Deaths.

Norristown,  Montgomery County, PA — The County DA along with police chiefs and superintendents from nine municipalities or agencies, including Lower Merion announced the arrest of five defendants that are charged with drug delivery which resulted in death. One of the defendants received additional charges of involuntary manslaughter related to four overdose deaths.

“These ...

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In Wolk vs. LMSD — LMSD Tells Courts Dismiss Judge Smyth Injunction

April 15, 2019

In Wolk vs. LMSD — LMSD Tells Courts Dismiss Judge Smyth Injunction

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA —  on Friday the Lower Merion school district sent out the following news alert “News Alert: Update on Wolk litigation.”  In that alert, the school district lays out the points that they believe are salient in their case against a ruling against them by a ...

Lower Merion School District and MCIU Offering Online Summer Classes

 

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — The LMSD has partnered with Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and is offering online summer classes using the Montgomery Virtual Program.  Registration has just started, and the registration deadline is May 10, 2019.

The online program is open only to LMSD students that attend LMSD schools.

According to the district, students ...

LMSD Earns "Best Communities for Music Education" Award

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA —  The Lower Merion School District has been honored with a  "Best Communities for Music Education" (BCME) designation from The NAMM Foundation. 

This year’s BCME honor marks the ninth consecutive year that the District has earned the award and the acknowledgment of the District’s outstanding achievement in efforts ...

Bryn Mawr Easter Egg Hunt a Success

April 22, 2019

Bryn Mawr,. Lower Merion Township, PA — More than 200 children enjoyed three age-specific Easter Egg Hunts in Bryn Mawr on Saturday, April 20th. The event was hosted by the Bryn Mawr Business Association and Horizon Community Church along with sponsors Action Karate Main Line, Hope’s Cookies Rosemont, John Fish & Son Jewelers and The Grog Grill. 

Do you want to stay ...

Gov. Wolf and Gov. Rendell AT Ribbon Cutting Today in Ardmore.

 

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — Gov. Wolf and Gov. Rendell participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony today for what was once the controversial One Ardmore property located at 24 Cricket Ave. in Ardmore.  The event started at 11 AM and dignitaries from Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County and the state legislature were in attendance.

“We have ...

Gov. Wolf set to speak in Ardmore on Tuesday At Grand Opening

April 15, 2019

Up Date:  After the grand opening, the Guv. is set to make a major announcement at 2 PM in Old City Philadelphia with the Commissioner of Baseball.  Rumors abound that he will announce that Philadelphia will host

the 2026 All-Star Game.
 

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — Governor Wolf will be speaking at the grand opening of the once controversial ...

Social Media Beats Print Media as a Source For News in USA

Infographic says it all

 

Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA — The Print news media received a jolt recently when the Pew Research Center published a study on the consumption of news by adults.   The study looked at differing platforms of news consumption in the United States.

According to the study, One-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, ...

Township to Inventory all Streetlights, Crews May Work 7 Days a Week

Ardmore Avenue Bridge Construction Project, Get Ready for Delays

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA —  The township is starting an inventory of "street lights".  The work will take approximately 3-4 weeks. A private contractor will be working with the township on the project.

Energy Systems Group will have crews working along the edges of the roads in the township.

Disturbance Call leads Police in Pottstown to hear Gunshots and Make Murder Arrest

April 17, 2019

Pottstown, Montgomery County, PA — Police were dispatched to 162 N. Charlotte St. in Pottstown today for a reported disturbance in the alley.  Three Pottstown PD Officers arrived and while investigating heard a single gunshot from inside apartment number three at that location.

Darryl "Omar” McMillian, age 36, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and related ...

Killer of Narberth Man sentenced: Judge Telling Him He wished it was a Death Sentence

“You are an evil, despicable individual,” he told Rollins. “You are a liar, a manipulator, a thug, a scumbag. You don’t deserve to see the outside ever again in your lifetime.”

 

Media, PA —  A 25-Year-old man from Philadelphia was sentenced Friday in the shooting of John Le of Narberth back on December 29, 2017.  Le was 29 years old and ...

Bullet found in Upper Darby High School hallway,  Student in custody.

Drexel Hill, Upper Darby Township, PA —- Township police officers responded to the Upper Darby High School after administrators placed the school on lockdown.  A student found what appeared to be live ammunition, a bullet in a classroom. The incident occurred on April 11 at approximately 2:15 PM.

Police went from classroom to classroom searching for any weapons or ammunition.

The ...

Fire Company Mourns Passing of Longtime Firefighter and Friend

April 9, 2019

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — Ask anyone at the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, who has responded to the most calls and the answer will be Harry W.  Hicks, III. Those same members and the community are mourning the loss of Harry Hicks, a dedicated 50-year member, and friend.

Hicks, responded to well over 11,000 calls for service while with the Fire Company.

“He ...

Senate Bill Establishes 1100 Non LCB Liquor Franchises

April 20, 2019

 

Harrisburg, PA — A Pennsylvania State Senator from the Middle of the state has introduced Senate Bill 548 which adds a franchise system to the State’s current 600 plus Wine & Spirits stores.

Specifically, the legislation would direct the PLCB to create a franchise store system, contracting with up to 2,000 franchises by 2024 who will have the ability to sell wine and ...

Recall Alert: Nuts Found in Some Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Undeclared

A limited quantity of Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar Bulk and Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey pints have been recalled because they may contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list, announced Unilever in a press release.

According to the company, both affected products include a ...

Voluntary Recall of Certain Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies

EAST HANOVER, N.J. -- Mondelēz Global LLC announced a limited voluntary recall in the United States of certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13oz cookies. This voluntary recall is being conducted because of the potential for certain product to contain an unexpected solidified ingredient. Some reports of potential adverse health effects have been received. 

This recall is limited ...

Winning Culture: Not Your Average Point Guard

April 20, 2019

 

Welcome to ‘Winning Culture’ the new column focusing on the Philadelphia 76ers for tapintothemainline.com. Throughout the season we will be following the Sixers and trying to make sense of going from 10 wins to hopefully 55 in just three years. Be sure to check back each week for offbeat insights, weird references, and as many words about Joel Embiid as we can ...

Winning Culture: Land of a Thousand Sixers Fans

 

Welcome to ‘Winning Culture’ the new column focusing on the Philadelphia 76ers for tapintothemainline.com. Throughout the season we will be following the Sixers and trying to make sense of going from 10 wins to hopefully 55 in just three years. Be sure to check back each week for offbeat insights, weird references, and as many words about Joel Embiid as we can ...

Sixers to sign Greg Monroe, Waive Justin Patton

Philadelphia, PA  — The Philadelphia 76ers will be signing center Greg Monroe and waiving center Justin Patton per a report from ESPN’s Jordan Schultz.

Monroe is a 9th-year veteran who spent most of his career with the Detroit Pistons before signing with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015-2016. He started 67 games for the Bucks his first year there but has predominantly come off ...

Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ’n Play Sleeper Linked to Infant Deaths

April 16, 2019

EAST AURORA, NY - Fisher-Price recalled all Rock 'n Play Sleepers sold since 2009 due to infant deaths according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website. 

More than 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances, according to the CPSC. 

Anyone who ...

Montco Board of Commissioners: Local Housing Market Surges

April 20, 2019

Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA — The latest report on housing prices indicates that the housing market in the county is rising rapidly, said officials from the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners this week.

A report released by the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) stated that the housing market in the county has moved beyond recovery from the 2007 housing ...

Happy Holiday

April 21, 2019

Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA — The staff of TAPinto would like to wish all of our readers a happy holiday.

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TAPinto Reaffirms Strong Commitment to Objectivity and Transparency

April 22, 2019

TAPinto first launched as a single news site aimed to provide high quality, independent and objective local news coverage to New Providence, NJ.  In a short time, thanks to our readers, staff, and the strong desire for impactful local news, we have grown well beyond our initial goals and are now part of a community of over 8 million readers covering more than 100 local communities.  ...

TAPinto Reaffirms Strong Commitment to Objectivity and Transparency

April 22, 2019

TAPinto first launched as a single news site aimed to provide high quality, independent and objective local news coverage to New Providence, NJ.  In a short time, thanks to our readers, staff, and the strong desire for impactful local news, we have grown well beyond our initial goals and are now part of a community of over 8 million readers covering more than 100 local communities.  ...

Inventive Journalism-TAPinto

April 20, 2019

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing  Michael Shapiro on Blog Radio! Michael is the  Publisher and Owner of the TAPinto franchise, which was developed originally by Michael and his wife Lauren in 2008, who  both sought to provide their town’s residents with an “all-online, objective , independent daily local newspaper.” 

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