Sunday, May 19, 2013
A look at the images from our past in the North Penn area, courtesy of 'Old Images of Montgomery County PA' on Facebook.
I mean, how beautiful is that Rite-Aid at Main and Broad streets in Lansdale? Here is a shot of the Hotel Tremont or Tremont Inn before demolition, courtesy of Mark Methlie on the "Old Images of Montgomery County PA" Facebook page. "I keep seeing postings of the 'Tremont' in its pristine design. Here are some pictures of what it looked like before demolition," wrote Methlie. Do you remember Hotel Tremont? What do you miss about it? Follow "Old Images of Montgomery County PA" here.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Lansdale Borough, in its continuing effort to improve customer service and its brand, will hold two meetings next week for the interested public on the upcoming Wood-Vine Connector Project.
If you want to know what is going on with the upcoming Wood-Vine Connector Project in Lansdale, especially how it will affect you as a business owner, resident or commuter, then set aside some time next week to attend two scheduled community meetings on the project. The Wood-Vine Connector is Lansdale's PCTI streetscape project that looks to take drivers around Broad and Main—and the SEPTA tracks—via a non-stop thoroughfare from Vine and Broad streets to Wood and Main streets. At Wood and Main, drivers would encounter a four-way traffic light—this light will be the one relocated from Susquehanna Avenue and Main Street. Susquehanna would then become right-turn only. The project will reconfigure the look and layout of Lansdale Public Library…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Karim Walker, 20, of Philadelphia, allegedly shot at his girlfriend's brother in the alleyway off Ridge Street in Lansdale on Easter Sunday. He remains in prison on $500,000 cash bail.
After a 90-minute preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon, Lansdale District Judge Harold Borek found enough evidence to hold an attempted murder charge against Karim Walker, 20, of the 5000 block of Boudinot Street, Philadelphia. Walker—a man with a clean record—is accused of being the shooter in an Easter Sunday confrontation in an alleyway of Ridge Street near East Main Street. His formal county court arraignment is June 19. Walker is charged with 12 criminal offenses: First-degree attempted murder, first-degree felony aggravated assault, second-degree felony aggravated assault, felony carrying a firearm without a license, felony manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, felony receiving stolen …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A look at the history of our area, through photographs on Facebook.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, April 21
This week's "Old North Penn" was posted by resident Rob Gerhart on the "Lansdale, PA" open Facebook group, and shows West Main Street in Lansdale, circa 1957. The current Wells Fargo Bank at Main and Susquehanna is seen at left. What else do you remember or recognize in the photo? (Interesting item: The Madison Parking Lot sign on the right). See more photos at the "Lansdale, PA" Facebook page.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Lansdale Borough Council were joined by State Sen. Bob Mensch Wednesday evening at Lansdale Public Library for the groundbreaking ceremony.
Thursday, April 18
One of the biggest transportation improvement projects in Lansdale Borough is officially underway, following a special groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday evening at Lansdale Public Library. The $3.5M Wood-Vine Connector Project looks to improve traffic conditions by giving drivers a straightaway from Vine and Broad streets to Main and Wood streets, bypassing the SEPTA crossings and Main and Broad street intersection. Vine Street will be realigned between Broad Street and Susquehanna Avenue. Susquehanna Avenue will be realigned and merged into a more straight configuration with Derstine Avenue. The project will move the traffic light at Susquehanna Avenue and West Main Street to Wood and Main streets. Susquehanna and Main will then become a …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The hit-and-run incident occurred Monday at Broad and Main streets in Lansdale around 2:50 p.m. The victim was a 53-year-old driver from Harleysville.
Lansdale Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a late 1990s to early 2000s model Volkswagen Cabriolet—it may be the suspect vehicle in a Monday hit-and-run at Main and Broad streets in Lansdale. The suspect vehicle's rear window area of the convertible top has a patch or tape on it, as well as silver custom wheels, police said. The hit-and-run occurred at 2:50 p.m., police said. The victim was a 53-year-old woman from Harleysville, who was driving a 2003 Chevrolet, police said. The woman told police she was stopped for a red light, south on N. Broad Street, ready to turn right onto West Main Street, police said. While waiting for the light to change, a small, black, "rag top" vehicle, occupied by two white males, pulled up …
Eagle Scout candidate Matt Pellegrino, of East Norriton, organized a literal troop of volunteer friends, Scouts, family and community members last Saturday to right tombstones—and to rebuild part of the crypt of the first American-born Lutheran pastor.
A weight has finally been lifted off the shoulders of Silas and Barbara Land. All it took was a literal troop of about 30 volunteer Scouts, friends, family, business owners and community members, some elbow grease, and determined leadership from Eagle Scout candidate Matt Pelligrino, 16. The tripod and block and tackle helped a bit too. "It allows one man to do the work of 10," said one volunteer. "We've done six or seven so far. Even some doubles." Perhaps more impressive is the refurbishment of part of the crypt of the first American-born pastor to enter the Lutheran ministry: Rev. Jacob Van Buskirk. Pellegrino, of Troop 98 in Whitpain Township, was re-righting history in The Old Yellow Church Yard and The Old Cemetery-West at Prospect …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Lansdale Police have arrested a North Philadelphia man in connection with the shooting incident that occurred on Ridge Street. They have not released his name as of Monday morning.
Lansdale Police have a 20-year-old North Philadelphia man in custody for his alleged role in a shooting that occurred Easter Sunday on Ridge Street. Lansdale Police, Towamencin Township Police and Upper Gwynedd Township Police responded to a report of a shootig on the unit block of Ridge Street, near East Main Street, on Sunday at 4 p.m., police said. The man was taken into custody a short time later. Police did not release the man's name or if any criminal charges were filed against him. No one was injured in the incident, police said. Police said the investigation continues and more information will become available as it unfolds. Lansdale Police are confident that this was an isolated, domestic incident and that the alleged shooter was …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Readers and The Reporter reported a possible shooting and abduction occurred near Main and Ridge streets in Lansdale Sunday afternoon. While there was evident police activity, police did not release details pending further investigation.
Readers reported a possible shooting and possible abduction that occurred Sunday afternoon in the area of Main Street and Ridge Street in Lansdale. Local residents took to Lansdale Patch’s Facebook page to report the possible shooting and possible abduction. One reader reported that an officer told her “We caught them,” in connection to the incident. Other readers said there was no shooting, but an abduction had occurred, with police recovering the abductee. Michael Goldberg of The Reporter published that Lansdale Police remained quiet on any details of the incident Sunday. Ridge Street was closed in one section, with an alley behind Bob’s Auto Clinic cordoned off, according to the article. Officers went in and out of a brick house next …
Friday, March 22, 2013
New Lansdale parking meters have been installed on West Main Street and Madison Street. Meter pricing is split into two zones. Meters are free for first 15 minutes, and then $1 per hour, in the inner zone.
Free parking is over in downtown Lansdale. Parking meters have returned to West Main Street and Madison Street—and pricing has been set for two zones or cores in the downtown, per recommendations from a recent parking study. The inner core of Lansdale's downtown parking area gives drivers the first 15 minutes free, and then $1 per hour. The inner core is considered West Main Street, the public lot at Main Street and Susquehanna Avenue, and Madison Street. The outer core of Lansdale's parking does not have a first 15 minutes free special. However, the price per hour is 50 cents. The outer core is the public lot on Walnut Street, and Main Street, between Wood Street and Richardson Avenue. Metered parking in Madison Parking Lot remains the …