John Michael McFarland Jr., a 28 year old from the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, recently pleaded guilty to five charges in Conshohocken and nearby communities for crimes involving theft, burglary and setting a car on fire. The real serious crime stemmed from a burglary dating back to December of 2015 when he broke into a home in Plymouth Meeting and […]
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We like to share the videos from drone flights over the Conshohocken area that we find on YouTube.com. We always wondered if they conducting these drone flights legally. A reader recently sent us a lengthy email explaining various aspects of operating a drone for recreation and commercial purposes. So to answer our question in the headline, yes it is legal […]
Thinking about running for a local office in Conshohocken? In 2017 there will be three seats on Borough Council up for election (wards 2, 4 and 6), plus the position of Mayor and Tax Collector. The Borough Council seats are tied to specific wards (see map at bottom of article), but Mayor and Tax Collector are Borough-wide. If you are […]
One thing Conshohocken has is a lot of is restaurants. It is hard to find something non-edible to buy in Conshohocken, but if you are hungry, you have a lot of choices. Some say too many restaurants exist now, but in the near future Borough Council could approve a project that will greatly increase the number of tables available. Not […]
The Colonial School District sent out an email today asking for the public to contact their state representatives regarding potential legislation in the Pennsylvania Senate that will impact how schools are funded. According to the email, the not-yet-proposed bill would eliminate real estate taxes and replace that revenue with taxes from increases from personal incomes and sales tax. Here is […]
Narberth Ambulance serves Conshohocken, West Conshohocken and some areas of the Main Line. It recently came under new leadership. Below is a press release with the details: As John Roussis walked back into Narberth Ambulance on January 9, he also stepped into a new role at the emergency medical services organization where he previously served 10 years as a paramedic. […]
Jason Saro posted this video of a large tree getting taken down in West Conshohocken. The location is unique, because it sits on a traffic island, that also happens to have a single house on it. The house is called the “boathouse” by locals.
Last night we were researching local summer camps for our not-yet-in-kindergarten five year old. Every municipal run camp started for those who were five years old and had completed kindergarten. Privately run camps had programs for younger kids. We wondered why this was. We asked around today and did research online. What we learned is that the Commonwealth is now […]
We pass by the Wawa being constructed at Ridge Pike and Diamond Avenue in Plymouth Meeting almost everyday. About two weeks ago the fuel tanks were installed. The steel frame for the building is also up. We emailed a representative of Wawa to inquire about the projected opening date, but haven’t received a response. More to come.
Binnie Bianco of Long & Foster shared with us earlier this week that the former Exxon property at the corner of East 7th and Fayette is back on the market (see listing). The business is no longer an Exxon and does not sell gas, but does actively service automobiles. The property was first marketed for sale back in 2014 and […]