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January 31, 1986
The choice of the next Montgomery County commissioner should be left up to the voters. The most democratic way of picking someone for this position, created by the death of Allan C. Myers, is clear. Let the public, rather than the county board of judges, make the selection on May 20, the date of this year's primary election. We need a new county commissioner who has been chosen directly by the voters. Stephen L. Book Norristown.
NEWS
February 18, 2013
A fire roared through the Valley Forge Beef & Ale restaurant in Lower Providence on Saturday, causing no injuries but destroying the venerable 19th-century building, Montgomery County emergency officials said. The fire started in the basement, one official said without elaborating. The cause wasn't known as of Saturday night. The fire was officially categorized as a one-alarm blaze, but once it got going, additional units were called, officials said. - Alfred Lubrano
NEWS
April 5, 1986 | By John Hekking, Special to The Inquirer
Responding to criticism of a new transportation tax, Montgomery County Commission Chairman Paul B. Bartle said yesterday that the tax would be amended so the various municipalities would receive their fair share of its revenues. The tax is designed to help finance mass transportation and road improvements. But it had been criticized by municipalities and builders' associations as unfair because it forced owners of newly constructed buildings to pay for services that might not benefit their particular area of the county.
NEWS
April 7, 1996 | By Larry King, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Can community college classes match up favorably with introductory courses at elite universities? An Inquirer reporter recently tested that notion by observing two comparable science courses - one at Montgomery County Community College, one at the University of Pennsylvania - over a three-week period. The Montco course had two 15-student sections taking second-semester anatomy and physiology. The Penn class, Biology 102, covered similar subject matter with more than 150 students at once.
NEWS
April 15, 2012
State police credited a Montgomery County police department with capturing a man they said had fired at a trooper in Northeastern Pennsylvania. About 3 a.m. Sunday, an officer with the Montgomery Township police noticed a Chevrolet Cruze with a stolen license plate traveling on Route 309. The officer received a report that one of the two men in the car had shot at police Friday in Luzerne County and that both were considered armed and dangerous....
NEWS
March 27, 2013
Montgomery County is studying the possibility of a nondiscrimination ordinance that would protect gay, lesbian, and transgender residents. A state law bans discrimination in the workplace, housing market and other areas based on race, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, and religion. Several counties, including Philadelphia, and municipalities have banned discrimination based on sexuality or gender expression. Democratic Comissioners Josh Shapiro and Leslie S. Richards promised to pass such an ordinance during their 2011 campaign.
NEWS
February 11, 2001 | By Marc Schogol, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In yet another in a string of such discoveries, what apparently was a small bomb was safely detonated yesterday after it was found at the Parktowne Plaza Shopping Center in Limerick Township, Montgomery County. The bomb, made from a tin can and electrical tape, was found shortly before 11 a.m. on the sidewalk outside the Hair Express. Businesses and houses in the immediate area were evacuated while the Montgomery County Bomb Squad X-rayed and then "performed operations to make the device safe," according to a police report.
NEWS
October 29, 1997 | By Karen E. Quinones Miller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The only decision facing all Montgomery County voters on Election Day is which candidates they should pick to fill the Common Pleas Court seats that were created by Gov. Ridge earlier this year. It is not a tough choice. There are two seats and two candidates, Calvin S. "Pete" Drayer Jr. and Thomas M. Del Ricci. Drayer and Del Ricci, both Republicans, were endorsed by the party in the May primary and won easily over the only other contender, Fiorindo A. Vagnozzi. No Democrats ran in the primary - both Drayer and Del Ricci cross-filed - and no Democrats are running in the general election.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1996 | By Donna Shaw, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Quaker Chemical Corp. said yesterday it would close its plant in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, by the end of the year, putting about 40 employees out of work. Quaker Chemical's corporate, administrative and technical operations, employing more than 200 people, will remain in Conshohocken, the company said. The announcement came as Quaker Chemical released its second-quarter earnings report, which showed record net sales (excluding other income) of $59.8 million. Earnings per share rose by 11 percent for the quarter, but were flat for the first six months.
NEWS
July 10, 1992 | By Rob Wingate, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two months after a union drive by prison guards failed, the Montgomery County Correctional Facility yesterday announced plans to change some of its personnel policies. At a public meeting of the prison's board of directors, Warden Lawrence V. Roth said all new job openings at the Eagleville facility would be posted there. Job openings also will be distributed to employees through their shift supervisors, Roth said. Some correctional officers had complained that hirings at the prison were governed by nepotism and corruption.
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NEWS
February 4, 2016 | By Patricia Madej, Staff Writer
Joseph A. Coffey Jr., 73, who balanced life as a lawyer, family man, and avid traveler, died of cancer Friday, Jan. 22, at his home in Tequesta, Fla., where he had lived since 2000. Mr. Coffey grew up in Southwest Philadelphia. He attended Most Blessed Sacrament School in Kingsessing and West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys as well as La Salle University, where he studied marketing, graduating in 1964. After graduating, he served in Army for a year before eventually enrolling in Temple University's law school, from which he graduated in 1969.
NEWS
January 31, 2016
A Montgomery County man was charged last week with more than 100 felony counts of possessing and sharing child pornography, officials announced Friday. Robert Giuffrida, 38, of Huntingdon Valley, was charged after a detective found files connected to his computer during a child-pornography investigation and served a search warrant on his home, District Attorney Kevin Steele said in a news release Friday. Giuffrida was arraigned last week and is being held at Montgomery County jail on $100,000 cash bail.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | Staff Report
Five convicted killers from Montgomery County who were juveniles when they committed their crimes could have their life sentences reconsidered after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that its 2012 ban of mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles be applied retroactively. The Montgomery County District Attorney's Offices said cases slated for review are: - Aaron Phillips, who was 17 when he killed Anthony "Eddie" McEvoy, 86, a retired semiprofessional baseball player, during a 1986 home invasion robbery.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITER
Longtime Philadelphia prosecutor Ed McCann will become the second-in-command at the Montgomery County District Attorney's office as it prepares for two of the biggest trials in county history. District Attorney Kevin Steele announced McCann's hiring as his first assistant Tuesday. "Ed brings tremendous experience to our prosecutorial team as well as strong leadership and managerial skills that will benefit the citizens of Montgomery County," Steele said in statement. McCann, 52,resigned in November from the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, where he spent 26 years and rose to the position of first assistant.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, STAFF WRITER
A Montgomery County man was drunk, high and unlicensed when he backed his station wagon into a canal, killing two friends, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said today. Robert Bruce Hoffman, 21, of Collegeville, was charged with homicide by vehicle and related offenses for the deaths of Clinton Berger, 29, and Lauren Magargal, 25, according to District Attorney Kevin R. Steele. Hoffman, Berger, Margargal and another passenger were parked in a 2007 Volkswagen Passat between Tow Path Road and the Schuylkill River the night of Oct 4. As Hoffman prepared to leave, he instead backed over the edge of the embankment and into the canal.
NEWS
January 23, 2016 | By Jessica Parks, Staff Writer
Montgomery County moved forward Thursday with its approximately $250 million Norristown expansion plan, approving use of eminent domain to acquire a building housing a bank and offices. Meeting in Norristown, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to force the owner of 43 E. Main St. to sell. Officials said this would be the only property subject to eminent domain. The targeted parcel is tucked in the corner of the courthouse footprint and currently is leased to a Wells Fargo branch and a few office tenants.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Jessica Parks, Staff Writer
Federal regulators have launched an investigation into a Montgomery County farm accused by animal rights activists of mistreating animals it breeds for pet stores. Tanya Espinosa, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said the agency began investigating Holmes Chinchilla Ranch of Douglass Township last month for possible violations of animal welfare laws. Holmes, which breeds hamsters and other small animals, came under scrutiny after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released videos and testimony alleging improper treatment and deaths at the farm.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
The UGI Utilities Gas Division on Tuesday requested a 17.5 percent rate increase that would boost revenue by $58.6 million. The gas division, the largest of UGI's three gas utilities, serves 372,000 customers in 16 counties, including parts of Bucks and Montgomery Counties. If the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approves, a monthly bill for a typical residential gas-heating customer would increase $10.20, or 19.7 percent; bills for commercial customers would go up $20, or 7.4 percent; and bills for industrial customers would increase $33.53, or 3.2 percent.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Montgomery County Community College on Tuesday named a college administrator from Michigan as its next president. Kevin Pollock will replace Karen A. Stout, who left the school last year to lead a national advocacy group for community colleges. Pollock is president of St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron. "It is my sincere hope that we can work together to build upon the foundation set by the faculty, staff, and Dr. Stout, and advance the college even more so in the future to the benefit of the students and the community," Pollock said in a news release announcing his hiring.
NEWS
January 20, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Colleen S. Alexander, 89, of Wyndmoor, a leader of the Democratic Party in Montgomery County and an active party worker long before women routinely took that path, died Saturday, Jan. 9, at Cathedral Village of congestive heart failure. Women are eminently suited for "the great game of politics," Mrs. Alexander told the Chestnut Hill Local in 1968. "I'd like to see more women involved in all aspects of politics," she told the paper. "We're naturals! From our homes we have more contact with the community than men. Usually, we have more knowledge of what's taking place in our immediate area.
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