Lower Merion & Narberth Top Stories

December 12, 2018

Lower Merion Township, PA -- According to a unanimous 7-0 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Lower Merion School District can argue its appeal on its merits, giving the district another chance to plead its case for higher levies in a lower court.  On December 11, 2018, the Lower ...

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Narberth Borough, PA -- Narberth officials have issued an alert announcing that as of December 12, Narberth Library and Community Room has reopened, with all operations returning to normal. Heat in the building has been restored. Borough officials sent an alert on Monday, December 10, announcing ...

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Gladwyne, PA — After days of searching both the surrounding area as well as the Schuylkill River, authorities feel missing man Geoff Partridge, 37, of Villanova, PA, may not be found. “It has been four days since we found the car, and we aren’t holding hope in finding this young man alive,” said ...

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In their first splash during MLB’s Winter Meetings, the Philadelphia Phillies signed outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a three-year deal reported in the $45 million dollar range. The 32-year-old outfielder hit 20 home runs and drove in 65 RBI’s last year while splitting time between the San ...

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There's been an accident on the Schuylkill Expressway underpass of the Blue Route 476. Police on the scene of the accident report a man is trapped in the wreckage. A car has flipped onto its roof after spinning off the road.  Rescue Trucks are en Route from Station 22 Belmont Hills, Station ...

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Wynnewood, PA -- This morning at approximately 1:45 am a residence on the 700 block of Cherry Circle in Wynnewood, PA, was entered via an interior garage door and burglarized.  The criminal took the keys to a Jeep and then stole the jeep. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lower ...

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Wynnewood, PA  — Lower Merion residents and commissioners alike are thinking that too much of a good thing is not so good.  Lower Merion officials are looking at almost 1500 new apartment units that fit three categories of development: Recently built, approved yet not built and the rest that are ...

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  Wynnewood, PA -- Last week we reported the number of Raccoon calls in Lower Merion in 2018, but as the popular song goes, "what does the fox say?" According to the data, as of Sunday, December 9, 2018, there have been 64 calls that Police or Animal Control Officers have been dispatched to ...

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Gladwyne, PA — Cadaver dogs from the Greater Philadelphia Search & Rescue Team joined the Gladwyne Fire Company Water Rescue Unit Sunday, December 9, searching for a missing Villanova, PA man.  The man's car was found Wednesday at 1:47 PM partially submerged in the Schuylkill River. Geoff ...

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Do these parking spots benefit the township or is it a giveaway of taxpayer funds to a business? Lower Merion Township, PA  – Lower Merion Township is leasing 33 parking spots from a private company for five years at the cost of $90,700.   The parking spots are located in the Merion-Cynwyd ...

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Ardmore, PA -- The Aces are looking for a new coach to add to their staff for next season. Lower Merion High School, Division 1-5A, is looking for a Wide Receiver-Defensive Back coach for the 2019 season. If anyone is interested, please contact Evan Breisblatt, the head football coach for the ...

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Ardmore, PA -- Jonathan Harris, 30, the man arrested in August and accused of strangling Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, of Ardmore, PA, pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree murder charges.  Harris appeared in the Montgomery County courtroom to enter his plea just days after Andre Melton, 31, ...

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It's been an exciting couple of months at TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth, as we strive to provide you all with the best news coverage we possibly can. But one quirk we didn't expect has cropped up: Our coverage of Philadelphia professional sports teams has started to be competitive with the big ...

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Gladwyne, PA -- A man from Villanova, PA, has been missing since Wednesday. Lower Merion Police have found his vehicle and his phone, but are still looking for the man. Geoff Partridge, 37, of Villanova, PA, went missing on Wednesday, December 5 at around 12:15 pm. Latest reports from the police ...

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Susquehanna Growth Equity, located on City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, PA, is a local Lower Merion Township business that is making million dollar waves in the trillion-dollar global exchange-traded fund market. The company is also leading the way in expanding growth and employment in the Philadelphia ...

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Ardmore, PA -- While on patrol in Ardmore on November 28, 2018, at 2:50 PM, an observant Lower Merion Police Officer witnessed the driver of a blue Jeep Liberty driving erratically at Lancaster Avenue and Station Road.   The driver reportedly made an illegal right-hand turn which was followed by ...

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Who has the most Holiday Spirit in Lower Merion? Let's find out! TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth is kicking off a holiday lights display contest this week. It will run from Friday, December 7th until 1:00 PM EST on Friday, December 21st. The top three winners will be announced at 3:00 PM ...

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  Wynnewood, PA -- According to the data, as of Saturday, December 2, 2018, there have been 180 calls that Police or Animal Control Officers have been dispatched to assist residents with Raccoons on their property.   This year Penn Valley has led the way with 36 calls. Here is a breakdown of ...

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Merion, PA -- An apartment fire broke out on November 30, 2018, on the St. Joseph’s University campus at 701 City Avenue.  The Fire started shortly before 12:40 AM while many students in the in five-story fully occupied building slept, studied, or in this case prepared a late night meal. The ...

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A strange shoulder injury -- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome -- is the latest news in the Markelle Fultz saga, as reports indicate the Sixers Guard is now going to be out indefinitely. At 4:49 on Tuesday afternoon Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweeted that according to his agent Raymond Brothers Markelle ...

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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 ...

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This story coming out of Austin, TX, was so funny we had to share it with our readers here in Lower Merion Township, PA.  A holiday display meant to recreate a scene from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" looked a little too real and caused a neighbor to spring into action. Chris ...

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Lower Merion High School's Matt O'Connor, coming off of a record-setting season as the varsity team's quarterback, has been named a Mini Max Award winner for the state of Pennsylvania by the Maxwell Football Club.  O'Connor, along with 62 other standout football players were announced as Mini ...

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Gladwyne, PA -- Michael Fanelli, 39, of Woodbury, NJ, has a problem with robbing banks, according to authorities. Fanelli was indicted Thursday, November 29, on federal charges for robbing the PNC bank in Gladwyne back in August. The kicker? Fanelli had been released in May of this year, ...

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The Philadelphia Phillies have made a trade with the Seattle Mariners to acquire All-Star shortstop Jean Segura. A little after 10 pm Sunday night Ken Rosenthal, MLB writer for the Athletic reported that the Philadelphia Phillies would be acquiring All-Star shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle ...

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Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food.  But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just can’t ...

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Wynnewood, PA --  Think Law & Order; think Chicago PD, but now it's LMPD's ... Crime Stats!  Starting next week the TAPinto newsroom will be providing serious Crime Statistics broken down by the Towns that make up Lower Merion Township.  Some of these numbers will surprise you -- they sure ...

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The Committee for Special Education (CSE) will host a program titled"Making Inclusive Education a Reality" on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the District Administration Building Board Room A. The committee welcomes all to come and learn the benefits of inclusion and working effectively as a ...

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ARDMORE, PA -- Basketball season is back! Lower Merion High School kicks off its 14th Annual Maroon Madness Coaches vs. Cancer basketball event Friday, November 30 at 7 p.m. This event is a time-honored tradition that has become a staple of Lower Merion basketball culture, according to a local ...

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The annual festival in Narberth is one of the must-see holiday events in the area NARBERTH, PA – The Narberth Dickens Festival, which Narberth's website touts as the biggest holiday festival on the Main Line, will once again transform Narberth into 1840s London on December 2, 2018 from noon to 4 ...

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