Thursday, May 17, 2012
Councilman Mike Sobel, chairman of the public safety committee, asked for a congratulatory applause for Lansdale Police for doing what they are supposed to do
As part of National Police Week, councilman Mike Sobel, who chairs the public safety committee in Lansdale, commended Lansdale Police for its efforts in busting a meth lab on Blaine Street. "We all look for vindication in our lives," Sobel said Wednesday night at the council meeting. "It's a personal thing with me with our police department. When I was elected to council and selected to be on the public safety committee, I met with the chief. We talked about a lot of things and the one thing was they needed some help over there." Sobel said the council and administration stepped up and got the police the help that they needed in the department and also invested in some equipment for them. "In honor of National Police Week, if everybody saw…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners recognized the recently retired Lansdale Catholic football coach for his 44 years of service.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Coach Jim Algeo was honored by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday with a resolution recognizing his "44 years of dedicated service to the students of Lansdale Catholic High School." Algeo retired in November after a 53-year coaching career, the last 44 of them at Lansdale Catholic. Asked by Commissioner James Matthews what he had learned from his student players over the years, Algeo spoke of his 1971 Lansdale Catholic team, which he said had started the season with three consecutive losses but returned to practice each succeeding Monday more determined to win than before. "You can always work harder to make yourself better," Algeo said. The full text of the Commissioners' resolution follows. WHEREAS…
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Here's a week review of five stories that we hope caught your attention. Missed them? Here's a rundown for you
Local Patch editors from Montgomery County volunteered all day Thursday to clean trash from the Cross County Trail in Plymouth Meeting and Conshohocken. More than 1,700 pounds of trash was collected along the trail and bagged for pick-up. Check out the countywide story, photos and video here. Lansdale Borough Parks and Recreation Committee is in the very early stages of discussing where, when and how to bring a skate park to town. The ideal place: Schweiker Park, a jointly-owned park with Hatfield Township. Tubular idea! Read about it. Montgomery Township Detective James Reape was commended for the investigation into the child corruption case of former North Penn School District employee Charles Hurst, who pleaded guilty to drug and …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Montgomery Township Juvenile Detective James Reape was honored for his work in nabbing pervert principal.
A Montgomery Township detective was commended Monday night for his investigative work that led to the arrest and prosecution of a former North Penn School District vice principal. James Reape was honored for his exemplary work in the recent case againt Charles Hurst, a former vice principal at Pennbrook Middle School. On March 16, Hurst entered an open plea of guilty to two counts of corruption of a minor and possession of a controlled substance. Chief Richard Brady said Reape was assigned on Dec. 19, 2010, to investigate a relationship between a minor and Hurst. "The investigation disclosed that Hurst had befriended the minor in school and the relationship grew personal," Brady said. He said the parents of the 15-year-old boy entrusted …