August 13, 2016 |
Tandigm Health said Thursday that 65 primary care physicians in a group affilated with St. Mary Medical Center, in Langhorne, had joined its network, bringing the Tandigm total to 440. Tandigm, based in West Conshohocken, is a joint venture of affiliates of Independence Blue Cross and DaVita HealthCare Partners. Its goal is to help primary doctors coordinate patient care in a bid to improve quality and reduce costs. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker
June 28, 2016 |
Remember Y2K? Banks and governments worried the date-time software conversion at the start of the millennium would blow out the global computer network. After spending extra on upgrades - and driving survivalists to stockpile dried food and bottled water - the world moved forward, mostly unscathed. That's about what Hank Smith, boss at $6.5-billion-asset Haverford Trust Co. expects of "Brexit," Friday's vote by English voters to leave the European Union. (Their Scottish and Northern Irish partners in the United Kingdom voted to stay, raising the prospect of a U.K. breakup.)
June 21, 2016 |
Few aging towns in the region - perhaps the nation - have undergone a transformation akin to that of West Conshohocken, where housing developments and McMansions have changed the tiny borough. But since 1888, one constant in the Montgomery County borough has been the humble stone building with the red door on Bullock Street: St. Gertrude's Catholic Church. Although the church has been shut for two years, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the borough have joined forces to ensure that the West Conshohocken institution will survive.
May 24, 2016 |
Arthur William Gerold, 92, costumer to a variety of performers, from Oscar winners to elephants, died on Friday, May 13, at Neshaminy Manor in Doylestown from complications of old age. Born in West New York, N.J., Mr. Gerold became the first general manager of the Lambertville Music Circus in the 1950s. In 1955, he joined the Van Horn Costume Co. of Philadelphia, one of the oldest theatrical costume providers in the world. Mr. Gerold went on to buy Van Horn in 1962 after it merged with the Brooks Uniform Co. The business moved to New York City, and he remained owner until 1981.
May 17, 2016
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation , a nonprofit that uses hockey to help teach inner-city boys and girls how to succeed in the game of life, has named Paul Holmgren, president of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Paul Troy , a partner at the law firm of Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer L.L.P., to its board. Timothy J. Abell , president of Firstrust Bank , Conshohocken, has joined its board of directors. In 2007, Abell became the first nonfamily member named president of the bank.
May 7, 2016
A motorist traveling on the Blue Route fired a gun at another man's car Thursday afternoon in Montgomery County, according to State Police. Shortly before 3 p.m., a man fired one shot at the victim's car, striking the front passenger door, while both vehicles were traveling north on Instate 476 in West Conshohocken. The target, described only as a 26-year-old man, was not hurt. Cpl. William Slayton told reporters that investigators believed the shooting was sparked by road rage.
April 16, 2016 |
Orthopedic-care provider Rothman Institute and Carlino Commercial Development have purchased an 88,000-square-foot office building at 510 Township Line Rd. in Blue Bell, where they plan $4.3 million in upgrades, the two said in a release on Thursday. The announcement follows the March 16 purchase of the property by a partnership sharing a West Conshohocken address with Carlino for $4.6 million, according to records filed with Montgomery County. Rothman and Carlino plan a "complete redevelopment" of the building, with the addition of a shared conference room, a fitness center, a WiFi lounge and other new amenities, according to the release.
April 12, 2016
West Conshohocken police on Monday said that a 22-year-old man found unresponsive Sunday in a home on the 200 block of Moorehead Avenue died of a possible drug overdose. The victim, whose name was not released, was identified by police as a Cabrini College student. On Sunday, police found the victim on a couch in the living room. They immediately performed CPR, police said in a statement, and administered Naloxone, which is used to treat drug overdoses in emergencies. Police said the student remained unresponsive even after two ambulance companies arrived and tried to revive him as well.
January 23, 2016 |
Walter Fontanella, 83, and the love of his life, Tomasina Fontanella, 85, died 10 days apart after a happy 58-year marriage. The couple lived in Havertown for many years. Mr. Fontanella had long been ill with cancer when he died Saturday, Jan. 16, at Vitas Hospice at Jefferson Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Fontanella's death in her sleep at home on Wednesday, Jan. 6, was unexpected, the family said. It was perhaps fitting that they should exit almost together, since they were inseparable in life; they indulged in opera, art, and travel, and in their latter years took classes together at Villanova University.
January 14, 2016 |
State Rep. Mike Vereb, the former Montgomery County GOP chairman and current leader of a bipartisan commission on school-finance reform, will not seek reelection this year. "Harrisburg certainly has become like the Bickersons on steroids," Vereb said Tuesday. He will leave office at the end of his term, after a decade serving his northern Montgomery County district. "I felt proud to be a part of it, but . . . you look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'Wow, it's time, isn't it?' " Vereb, 49, resigned as county chairman soon after the November election, in which Democrats swept the countywide races.