June 6, 1986 |
Norristown Borough Mayor John "Barney" Marberger, Police Chief William Bambi and police Sgt. Peter Matticola were questioned last month before a federal grand jury investigating cash gifts from leaders of Roofers Union Local 30-30B to government officials, Marberger said yesterday. In an interview, Marberger said he, Bambi and Matticola were not targets of the FBI investigation, which has focused in part on cash given to at least nine present or former Philadelphia judges. "I don't need a lawyer," Marberger said.
December 12, 1989 |
PIAA-member schools officially were allowed to play their first basketball games starting Friday, but, for many folks, the season formally got under way last night - and it began with a bang. Plymouth-Whitemarsh, generally considered the No. 1 team in District 1, lost, 60-57, at Norristown, which is viewed as No. 1-A. Jeff Thompson's 12- foot jump shot from the middle of the lane with one second remaining broke a 57-57 tie in a game in which the margin was never more than four points from early in the third period.
October 17, 2003 |
Norristown ceded "raw power" over borough finances to a state overseer selected by Gov. Rendell yesterday in a plan that will allow the borough to avert bankruptcy. Joseph Vignola, the former Philadelphia city controller and councilman who already oversees Philadelphia's finances, will meet with borough officials as early as today to discuss Norristown's financial recovery. Borough Council won court approval yesterday for a $4.17 million loan that will allow Norristown to pay its bills over the next few months.
December 30, 2010 |
The Schuylkill Overlook Apartments - with 49 proposed, professionally managed rental units - sounds like just the type of housing complex many struggling communities would welcome in the midst of the current economic downturn. Or so developer John Randolph thought. Not so in Norristown, where some officials have not exactly brought out the welcome wagon. The $12.3 million project, backed by government low-income tax credits, would require tenants to make less than 60 percent of Montgomery County's median income - or $54,000 annually.
February 25, 2012 |
When it comes to defense, the Chester boys' basketball team plays by coach Larry Yarbray's one rule: Do not give up more than 10 points in a quarter. In Friday night's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal against No. 9 seed Norristown, the defending-champion and top-seeded Clippers gave up 10 points in the first half . The No. 4 team in the nation, according to ESPN, bulldozed the Eagles, 81-31, to advance to Tuesday night's semifinals. Riding a 51-game winning streak, Chester (25-0)
May 22, 1998 |
Police surrounded a grocery store on DeKalb Street last night after the manager was shot, apparently in a robbery attempt. The wounded man, shot repeatedly, got out of the store after the attack. He was flown by helicopter to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in fair condition late last night. His identity was unavailable. Two shooters were in the store at the time of the robbery attempt, said Mayor Ted LeBlanc, who was at the scene last night.
September 28, 1986 |
The Adam Scheidt brewery, once a hub of commerce in Norristown and known throughout the region for its beers, is again at the center of activity in Norristown. But they aren't making any beer there these days. The brewery, which closed in 1974, has been renovated into an eight- building commercial office and warehouse complex known as Stony Creek Office Center. It was developed by Windon Capital Management Inc. of Bala Cynwyd. The $6.7 million renovation job was completed in December.
September 27, 1999 |
Norristown's offense has gotten plenty of attention, and with good reason. The Eagles feature speed - lots of it. In the spring, Norristown's 4x100-meter relay team placed second in the PIAA state track championship meet. All four members of that team are on the football roster. And two of them, Troy Swittenburg and Ernie Terrell, figured in the scoring Friday night as the Eagles dismantled Quakertown, 27-0, in a Suburban One League American Conference Liberty Division game. In three games, Norristown has outscored its opponents by 112-0, with a high-octane offense.
January 23, 1995 |
The Norristown boys' basketball lineup shouldn't be memorized, unless a computer with plenty of megabytes is available. Through 17 games this season, coach Tom McGee has been forced to use 17 combinations. Reserve senior forward Jeff Butler was killed in a car accident last month before he ever got in a game. Somehow, even though they were still emotionally reeling, the Eagles managed to keep winning. But injuries have piled up in recent weeks, and coaching decisions by McGee have also resulted in various lineups.