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Friday, April 12, 2013
Monday, August 13, 2012
A MoveOn.org petition where people will distribute one million Romney-Ryan pink slips will occur Thursday at Montgomery Mall
A MoveOn.org petition against presidential Republican candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan is set to occur Thursday at Montgomery Mall in Montgomeryville. A group of individuals is organzing an anti-Romney-Ryan pink slip flyering event at 2 p.m. It is organized by Donna Cockenberg. According to a MoveOn.org event post, the event is being done because Romney and Ryan's "extreme economic policies would cost the U.S. one million jobs in just one year and more than 4 million jobs by the end of 2014." The event post claims a campaign to expose Romney as a 1 percent candidate is working. "Voters need to know that Romney-Ryan will kill millions of jobs. Because this election will be won or lost on the issue of jobs, we're blowing up …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The leader of the nation stops by the City of Brotherly Love.
President Obama made a stop in the Philadelphia region this week on the heels of his comment that the "private sector is doing fine." Many asked him to address the comment during his visit to our region. Before he even set foot in the area, the PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason, Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Chester) and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Lehigh) hosted a press call to focus on the looming visit. “As many of you are aware, President Obama made comments last week saying that ‘the private sector is doing fine.’ Does he actually believe that the millions struggling with 8.2 percent unemployment and the many unable to find jobs are all doing fine?," said Gleason to PoliticsPA.com during the press call. Obama attended three fundraisers at the Franklin …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Do you know who you're voting for? Do you know where to go to vote? Check out our little guide for more
Tomorrow is the Primary Election in the United States. There are no municipal elections on the ballot. However, this is the time to get your Primary vote in for U.S. President, U.S. Senator, Attorney General, Congressional representatives, General Assembly representatives and senators. Rep. Bob Godshall, R-53, has no competition in the Primary. Those who face no competition within their own political party will face their challenger in the November General Election. For those with competition within their party for one nomination, such as Kathleen Kane and Patrick Murphy in the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Attorney General, the one with the most votes wins and faces the opposing party's challenger in November. According to …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Patch Regional Editor Melissa Treacy examines her love for her alma mater in the face of the recent scandal.
As a very proud, and often very public, Penn State alumna, many are asking me this week what I think of the allegations that surround the charges against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. I’ll start by explaining what I know. While I will try to link you to facts so that you may draw your own conclusions, the purpose of this opinion article is simply that: to tell you my opinions. You may take them for what they're worth. We’re all entitled to one. Share yours below in the comments section if you have something to add. Patch is a forum of ideas and we welcome anyone to share theirs. Just because I’m an editor doesn’t mean mine are all correct. They are just my “two cents.” What seems to be the case here is that many involved …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
At the April 20 meeting, Lansdale Borough President Matt West lambasted the voting record of two council members for the 2010-11 budget. He also apologized for attempting to force the borough mayor to sign a letter of reprimand.
Lansdale Borough Council President Matt West apologized to his peers and to the community Wednesday night for disparaging remarks he made last month against the voting records of fellow councilmen. West also apologized for the letter of reprimand forced upon Mayor Andy Szekely to prevent him from divulging private information regarding the status of the Lansdale Center for the Performing Arts. You can read about the meeting where the comments were made here. You can read Szekely’s letter to the editor here. “I understand that some of my comments I made at the last business meeting have caused a good deal of upset among this group sitting here and some residents,” West said at the beginning of Wednesday’s council work session. “I have …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
When a fire broke out at Stanbridge Apartments March 26, 18 apartments were affected, and 46 residents were displaced. Lansdale Borough staff responded to open Borough Hall as a safe haven.
When a fire struck Stanbridge Apartments March 26, eight Lansdale Borough officials went above and beyond their daily duties of serving the people. Soon, other organizations and individuals were on board during a cold, early Saturday morning to put residents at ease during an unfortunate, sudden event. At Wednesday night’s borough council work session, manager Timi Kirchner praised the response and aid of borough employees during the fire incident at the apartment complex on Jenkins Avenue. The fire affected 18 apartments and displaced 46 residents that morning. Kirchner expressed her exuberance of the borough’s response during the code enforcement and land planning report of the session. “Why I want to talk about this significantly is …
Sunday, April 3, 2011
A basketball court at Spring Valley Park is now known as Mike Brooks Court, in honor of the outgoing president and founder of Montgomery Basketball Association.
On Saturday, Montgomery Basketball Association dedicated a court at Spring Valley Park to outgoing president Michael Brooks. Now, whenever players hit 3-pointers from the top of the key, they'll do so standing on Brooks' name. Check out our video and photo gallery of the event. Editor's note: Video editing by Tony Di Domizio; videos and photos by Keith Heffintrayer
Friday, March 4, 2011
Council President Matt West announced nomination of Lansdale Borough by county planning commission for inclusion in prestigious "Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia"
Lansdale Borough will be soon bestowed a level of prestige enjoyed by Souderton, Telford, Ambler and Lansdowne. If council approves March 16, Lansdale will be a “Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia.” The borough was nominated for the honor by the Montgomery County Planning Commission. It was one of two municipalities nominated in the state of Pennsylvania for the Philadelphia region. Council President Matt West, at the Wednesday borough work session, told how he presented the nomination to the communications commission earlier in the week, and got a chance to speak to the administration and finance committee and code enforcement and land use committee Wednesday night. “In the Philly region, there are approximately 350 unique …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
At the recent board of supervisors meeting in Montgomery Township, the 2011 line officers and executive board of the Fire Department of Montgomery Township and its Relief Association were introduced to the public.
Ladies and gentlemen, your line officers and executive boards of the Fire Department of Montgomery Township (FDMT) and its relief association. At Monday night’s board of supervisors meeting, township residents were introduced to the 2011 leadership of the fire department. This introduction occurs every year in Montgomery Township. “This philosophy helps put a face to the name of the volunteers who will provide the community with emergency services throughout the year,” said Bill Brightcliffe, director of fire services for Montgomery Township. The fire department and the relief association elect an executive board and appoint officers at their December monthly business meeting. The positions take effect Jan. 1 of each year. The Operational …