Friday, December 28, 2012
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, had filed a declaration of taking for the right-of-way owned by Goodson Holding Company and Journal Register Co. at Derstine Avenue and Wood Street in Lansdale. Goodson Holding Co. and JRC are in bankruptcy court
The Wood-Vine Connector Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative Project is back on track, now that Lansdale Borough can obtain right-of-way from the property of The Reporter Newspaper. Solicitor Mark Hosterman announced this month that the bankruptcy court has lifted an automatic stay in Goodson Holding Company's bankruptcy reorganization case. "The borough is allowed to acquire the right-of-way necessary for the property," Hosterman said. "We are in the process of doing that right now." Lansdale Council in October contracted Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC to provide legal services on behalf of the borough, in order to obtain relief from an automatic stay. Lansdale Borough, through Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, filed…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The owner of The Reporter in Lansdale, The Mercury in Pottstown and The Times Herald in Norristown will be sold promptly, according to reports.
Digital First Media announced Wednesday that its subsidiary Journal Register Company is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the second time since 2009. JRC operates The Reporter in Lansdale, The Mercury in Pottstown and The Times Herald in Norristown, among other local papers. JRC filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and "will seek to implement a prompt sale," according to Digital First Media. Digital First Media operates MediaNews Group and Digital First Ventures. According to a press release from Digital First Media, the auction and sale would take 90 days. Digital First has reportedly signed a stalking horse bid for JRC from 21st CMH Acquisition Co., an affiliate of the …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Ann Cornell, former Perkiomen Valley Patch editor, takes over as the new executive editor of The Reporter in Lansdale today
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Ann Cornell, an alumnus of Lansdale Catholic, will take over as head of The Reporter Newspaper in Lansdale on June 4
Meet the new boss. Perkiomen Valley Patch Editor Ann Cornell has been hired as the new editor-in-chief of The Reporter Newspaper in Lansdale. Cornell will replace former executive editor Nona Breaux, who retired as editor-in-chief in December 2011 after 38 years. The Lansdale Catholic graduate begins her new venture on June 4. "It's a new challenge for me," Cornell said. "Why I came to Patch was to learn more and have an opportunity to be back in the field, do reporting and embrace the new direction journalism is taking." Cornell holds a bachelors in journalism from Temple University, graduating in 2005. From 2005 to 2010, Cornell worked at The Times Herald in Norristown, beginning as a copy editor and working her way up to news editor. …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Norristown's daily paper leads the way for parent company JRC's digital efforts.
According to News & Tech, a trade publication for the newspaper industry, Norristown's own Times Herald will be the first of parent company Journal Register Company's (JRC) daily newspapers to begin using a cloud-based version of content management and publication software by Saxotech Mediaware Center. What does that mean for Times Herald readers? Probably not much difference in the daily paper (though apparently they've had some issues with stories re-running by accident) and a few bugs in the website as they get the new system up and running (Editor Stan Huskey addressed these issues in a recent editorial.) But the real difference may be how you get your news from The Herald in the future. The new system is part of a new initiative to …