September 10, 2016 |
Nurses at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center voted 189 to 129 to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, the union said. Nurses at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia have voted to join PASNAP this year. Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, a 232-bed hospital, is owned by Community Health Systems, Inc., a for-profit chain based in Tennessee.
August 6, 2016
A plan to install 10 surveillance cameras in high-crime areas of Pottstown was presented to the borough council this week. The camera system, which is being funded by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, will be monitored around the clock by the Pottstown Police Department, said Assistant District Attorney Brianna Ringwood. The cameras, which can be moved to different locations as needed, will be useful in apprehending suspects and aiding investigations, Ringwood said.
August 1, 2016 |
Run-down buildings line the borough's pockmarked downtown streets, bordering sidewalks cracked by weeds. Montgomery County is one of the wealthiest in the state, but Pottstown, one of its biggest municipalities, looks more like the town that prosperity forgot. Thus the opening of a newly constructed bank branch on High Street constitutes a major event for a town with high aspirations for revival. "You don't see a lot of brick-and-mortar bank branches being opened these days," said Steve Bamford, executive director of Pottstown Area Industrial Development.
July 24, 2016 |
Seeking to entice new audiences and build interest in Philadelphia theater, the Azuka Theatre will hit the boards next season with an unusual ticket strategy. Visitors will pay what they wish - after seeing performances. Azuka is not alone in seeking a new way to bring people in. Theatre Horizon in Norristown will begin testing a similar strategy with its one-night-only concert performance Aug. 4 and its reading series later in the month. The two theaters believe this may be the first time such an effort - optional payment after performance - has been employed in the United States, although it has been used in Britain.
May 26, 2016 |
THE PARENTS: Valene McMorrow, 32, and Christopher McMorrow, 32, of Pottstown THE CHILD: Bianca Presley, born December 10, 2015 HOW THEY CHOSE HER MIDDLE NAME: Not after Elvis. They just liked the sound. Before the sleep-starved nights, before the induction at 39 weeks and the full day of labor, before the conception that took longer than expected, even before the winter wedding with the shivery outdoor photo shoot, Val and Christopher had already gone the distance together.
May 11, 2016 |
A Cyprus-based real-estate group has purchased the 102,905-square-foot North End Shopping Center at 1300 N. Charlotte St. in Pottstown from an affiliate of Kennedy Wilson Properties of Beverly Hills. Medipower Overseas Public Co.bought the property in a portfolio purchase with the Madeira Plaza shopping center in Reading for $26.6 million, CBRE Group executive vice president Brad Nathanson, who represented seller SIN Ventures in the transaction, said in a release on Monday. SIN shares an address with Kennedy Wilson's Chicago office, according to records on Montgomery County's website.
April 13, 2016 |
Plymouth Meeting-based Pennmark Management Co. has purchased the 797,000-square-foot Coventry Mall in Pottstown, commercial real estate firm CBRE said in a release on Monday. Pennmark plans to add restaurants and entertainment venues to the property, now anchored by Boscov's, Kohl's and Dick's Sporting Goods, according to CBRE, which helped broker the deal. A fourth anchor space was previously occupied by Sears. The mall is the first of several planned investments through a $60 million fund that closed in November 2015, Pennmark principal Donald F. Cafiero said in the release.
March 24, 2016 |
With all the angst over the 2016 presidential race, perhaps it is not too soon to look to future elections and the prospects of Emanuel Wilkerson. The Pottstown school board member is sitting in a booth at Ice House Steak & Pizza, where he conducts interviews and important meetings. It's the same joint where he gobbles down cheese fries with his Pottstown High School classmates. "I love serving the people," says Wilkerson, who won't get his high school diploma until June, but already has a master's in the political sound bite.
February 29, 2016
Holly Harrar, 22, of Pottstown, is Miss Philadelphia 2016. The Shippensburg University student was crowned Saturday night at the 95th Miss Philadelphia Pageant, held at Mandell Theater at Drexel University. Selected from a field of 18 contestants, Harrar now will compete in the 2016 Miss Pennsylvania Pageant in June, in hopes of representing the commonwealth at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September.
January 30, 2016 |
A 39-point outburst from Ahmadu Sarnor proved pivotal for Collegium Charter in a 82-75 victory on Thursday over visiting Perkiomen School in a Tri-County League boys' basketball game. Collegium's Gary Grove scored all 18 of his points in the second half. Half of his points came from fourth-quarter free throws. Pioneer. Malik Brown made 11 free throws and scored 33 points as host Pottstown triumphed over Boyertown, 71-67. Bicentennial. Wyatt Harkins scored 34 points for Delco Christian in its 54-52 victory at MaST Charter.