Government Top Stories

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Editors Note:This article was originally received as an opinion piece from Senator Leach but the stance being taken is newsworthy so it has been published as news.   I have always been a civil-libertarian. I generally believe that people should be free to make their own decisions about how ...

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Harrisburg, PA —  The PA State Senate voted earlier today to pass the “Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act.”  The bill amends current law making it harder for government employees and officials to hang on to their government pensions, should they be convicted of a crime related to their ...

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Norristown, PA — The Montgomery County Planning Commission is looking towards the public to submit nominations for Projects and the people behind those projects representing the best in site design, environmental stewardship, and planning advocacy in Montgomery County. Nominations for the 2019 ...

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Leach and Street Bill seeks to legalize cannabis for adult use in Pennsylvania and their proposed model emphasizes minority ownership and criminal justice reform   Harrisburg, PA – Embattled State Senator Daylin Leach and his colleague State Senator Sharif Street announced Monday, March 18 ...

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Harrisburg, PA —  Democratic Party leaders in Montgomery County have called on PA State Senator Dailyn Leach to resign from office, according to a March 14 letter signed by 38 people. "Over the past fifteen months your reactions and behaviors to your set of circumstances has created a ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Internal Revenue Service today renewed its effort to encourage taxpayers to review their tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and make any needed adjustments early in 2019. Doing a Paycheck Checkup can help you avoid having too little or too much tax withheld ...

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Narberth, Lower Merion Township, PA — Saturday April 13,from 9-11 AM, rain or shine you can bring your old paper records, confidential documents and files to 925 Montgomery Avenue (behind the Dist Court Building) for a free shredding event sponsored by State Representative DeLissio. "Safe ...

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Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — According to Lower Merion Township officials area roadways are becoming ragged and pocked with potholes as winter grinds to a close.”  The township is looking for help finding the gouges, cracks, and hollows that end up damaging care tires and steering ...

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Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA — The Democratic Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth met and selected their endorsed slate for the up coming elections.  "I was delighted that 82 Committee People (of a possible 87) turned out for this important meeting, stated Jonathan Shapiro, Chair of ...

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  Narberth, PA — The Borough of Narberth Will be closing the Narberth Avenue bridge to all vehicle traffic starting March 8, 2019.  Pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge by using the traffic lane. The sidewalks will be closed.   “PennDOT and Amtrak perform tests every six ...

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Wynnewood, PA — Today TAPinto Lower Merion & Narberth announced its publishing policies for the upcoming election.       Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be ...

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WASHINGTON — As the April filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be alert to tax time phone scams where aggressive criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing money or personal information.   Phone scams or “vishing” (voice phishing) continue ...

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Narberth, PA — John Hickenlooper, Narberth, PA, native and former Governor of Colorado, announced Monday that he is running for President in 2020. Hickenlooper, the two-term Democratic Governor, joined 15 other Democratic candidates in their bid to challenge incumbent Donald Trump in 2020 when ...

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RADNOR, PA — Radnor Township announced it launched a new online tool called "Open Finance." This app allows the public to interact with the Township's revenue and expenses data.  "For the past nine years, one of our top financial goals has been transparency," stated Township Manager Robert ...

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Harrisburg, PA — Embattled State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) proposed new legislation to create a State Fire Commission and expand the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC). Leach, who has been embroiled in a lawsuit the past two months, made this move to bolster the ...

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Lower Merion. PA — The township of Lower Merion has announced that all public meeting to be held to night are Postponed. All Township buildings and public libraries are closed. Should you have an emergency dial 911.  Should you have a need to see a police officer that is not an emergency dial ...

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Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA — Lower Merion Township was awarded a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  According to township officials, this is the 25th consecutive year the ...

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  Narberth, PA  —  Narberth Borough may only be .52 square miles but it packs a lot into that small area.  As a municipality it follows may of the same rules that larger towns follow. Running this local government needs help from it citizens.     The following open positions need to be ...

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Lower Merion, PA — The leaders of the Delaware County Democratic Committee called for Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach to resign from office last week, passing a resolution to that effect and setting an aggressive tone for Leach's ongoing political struggles. It's been a tumultuous month ...

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    “No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.” United States Constitution, Fifth Amendment   Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — 1835 County Line Road is the ...

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Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA —  The Lower Merion Police Department is looking for citizen recruits for its widely popular Citizen's Police Academy.  If you ever wondered how and why the police operate the way they do then this is the program for you.  The eight-week course is held on ...

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Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — Have you ever said to yourself “I can do that job” and you were speaking about being a Lower Merion Township Commissioner?  Id so, you may have a chance to apply. The Board of Commissioners last night accepted the resignation of veteran commissioner Cheryl ...

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Harrisburg, PA — Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, who has been mired in a struggle to clear his name of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment allegations, stepped down today from his position as Minority Chair of the Judiciary Committee. “Today I spoke to Senator Costa,” said Leach in ...

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Harrisburg, PA  — Pennsylvania State Senator Katie Muth has called for colleague Daylin Leach to be expelled from the Senate. Muth, a Democrat representing the 44th District, cited allegations of Leach’s sexual misconduct as the reason he should be removed from office. Pennsylvania State Senator ...

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Ardmore, PA — Fifty Lower Merion Township residents braved the frigid night air and sat shoulder to shoulder with 12 commissioners in the Boardroom of the township administration building on Lancaster Ave. last night.  This was a joint exercise — all were there to learn about the biases that they ...

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Philadelphia, PA —  Pennsylvania State Senator Dailyn Leach filed a civil lawsuit on January 28, 2019, for libel, slander, and misrepresentation against three people —  including one woman who has accused him of sexual assault. This filing comes days after the State Senate Democratic Caucus hired ...

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Harrisburg, PA —  Pennsylvania Democratic leaders have hired outside counsel to investigate sexual misconduct charges against State Senator Daylin Leach —  who represents Lower Merion and Narberth and other areas of Montgomery County. The investigation centers on sexual misconduct charges ...

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