January 20, 2015 |
After scrapping a controversial plan for a hotel, apartments, and retail space on one of the region's most desirable sites, BioMed Realty Trust has returned to Radnor Township with a counterproposal. But officials and residents of the Main Line community say the new plan - for an office park near the heavily traveled intersection of the Blue Route and Lancaster Avenue - is even worse. "The dismay that I feel, it comes from the fact that this is a very sophisticated community and we should be able to come up with a better solution for this site," Commissioner Elaine Schaefer said at last Monday's meeting when the plan was presented.
December 28, 2014 |
Robert C. Bixler, 73, a retired real estate lawyer and competitive equestrian who lived in Radnor, died Friday, Dec. 19, at the Heatherwood Retirement Center in Honeybrook, Chester County, of oral cancer. Mr. Bixler spent more than 25 years working for the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Co., helping to seal real estate deals that were part of the company's investment portfolio. One of the biggest purchases he helped to broker was a large hotel in Hawaii, his former wife of 22 years, Karen Ramsing-Bixler, said.
December 21, 2014
NONLEAGUE Radnor 44, Dr. Phillips (Fla.) 42: Kristin Hamill converted a pair of free throws with one second remaining to win it for the Raiders in Florida. Lauren Pacifico scored all 12 of her points on three-pointers. Dr. Phillips won a district championship in 2014 and a state championship in 2013. CRECOM BANK TOURNAMENT Archbishop Carroll 72, Christ Church (S.C.) 40: Jess Carney scored all 18 of her points from beyond the arc to lead the Patriots in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Lexi Kucia grabbed six rebounds.
December 19, 2014 |
Ridley capitalized on three pins Wednesday to edge host Radnor in a Central League wrestling match, 36-31. Matt Cowan (120 pounds) earned his pin in 1 minute, 50 seconds, Christian Dunn (152) finished his match in 3:15, and Cade Heverly (160) needed just 50 seconds. In other Central League action, Penncrest beat visiting Springfield (Delco), 61-9, with the help of Max Miller's 33-second fall at 170 pounds and Matthew Young's 13-4 major decision at 160 pounds. Suburban One National.
November 28, 2014 |
Rich in property wealth, Radnor Township reaps a harvest of tax dollars annually from its real estate. But from three owners of some of its most highly valued parcels, Radnor collects a grand total of $0.00. Those properties are owned by Villanova University, Eastern University, and Cabrini College - all exempt from real estate levies because they are nonprofits. Now Radnor is going after the schools to kick in to the township coffers, seeking nearly $1 million a year. Similar conflicts between taxing authorities and owners of exempt properties have played out across the country, as towns and schools scratch for money.
November 13, 2014 |
Police are investigating how a bag of bullets ended up in the common area of a Main Line Hebrew school Wednesday, prompting a major law enforcement response and an early end to the school day. "There was never a threat or any type of imminent threat," Lt. Andy Block, a Radnor police spokesman, said of the discovery before noon of the ammunition at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy on South Bryn Mawr Avenue. He said officers and dogs from the Radnor and Haverford police departments did a security check of the school and, because of the hour of the day, students were dismissed early.
November 6, 2014 |
The tip that a Radnor Township High School student might have been plotting a school shooting came from a classmate who saw her threatening writings in a notebook, the student and school officials confirmed Tuesday. Zachary Taylor said in an interview that he and the girl, both 17-year-old seniors, were working on a sociology assignment about the 1999 school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. Taylor said the girl gave him her notebook and he did a double-take after seeing "all kinds of disturbing stuff" written inside.
November 4, 2014 |
A Radnor High School senior who had a "fascination" with the Columbine High School massacre of 15 years ago wrote about shooting "everyone in classrooms" and blowing up the cafeteria, police said Monday. "I could be the first female shooter," the student, who was not identified, wrote in her journal, according to township Police Superintendent William Colarulo. "I'm homicidal, and I'm fine with that. " Colarulo said students were not in any danger. Police searched the student's home and her locker at school, and no weapons were found.
September 27, 2014 |
Police officers are the ones who are supposed to do the protecting, the ones with the tough veneers, the ones who are the strongest. But for the third time in less than a month, a police officer in Delaware County has taken his life, sending ripples of concern throughout the law enforcement community. The latest incident occurred Monday, when a Darby Borough police officer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Ridley Park. In the aftermath, police officials said Tuesday that they were taking measures to ensure that officers are aware of the help available to them.