Wednesday, May 22, 2013
According to Lower Merion Police, the Cynwyd Circle resident was uninjured.
A Bala Cynwyd woman got a scare earlier this month when she spotted a prospective intruder attempt to enter her home, Lower Merion Police are reporting. The woman was uninjured and, according to police, nothing was stolen. According to police, on May 13 sometime before 3:14 p.m., a resident of the 500 block of Cynwyd Circle was walking her dog around the neighborhood when she saw a suspicious person in her backyard. The woman entered her home and, from inside, saw the man—who she described to police as an approximately 18-year-old black male with a thin build, dark pants, and a black T-shirt—attempt to open her back door. Lower Merion Police say the woman ran out her the front door and over to a neighbors' house, where she called …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A $301,000 grant is financing most of the project.
A series of streetscape and safety improvements are coming to Bala Avenue, courtesy of a $301,000 grant the City Avenue Special Services District (CASSD) recently received from the Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative (PCTI). The aim is to make the stretch of Bala Avenue between Balwyn Place and City Avenue more pedestrian friendly. According to the CCASSD: The purpose of the project is to improve safety and walkability along Bala Avenue and to enhance accessibility to the town center businesses. The project focuses on safety improvements and pedestrian enhancements while preserving existing investments with a context-sensitive design that creates a better place for people to live and work. It enables both Lower Merion …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Two Lower Merion eateries are participating in this week's event. You can read their special menus here.
Only days are left in this spring's Main Line Restaurant Week. Check out what these two Lower Merion Township restaurants (and 25 area restaurants) will be offering this week. Diners may find bargains at restaurants that are typically out of their price range. Discounted lunches are available at several locations, and various prix fixe menus offer three-course dinners for $20, $30, $40 or $50 a person. Below we list the special dinner menus, but check out the lunch menus by clicking here. Dinner menu for The Saint James ($40) First Course, choice of: Second Course, choice of: Third Course, choice of: Dinner menu for Saffron Indian Kitchen ($20) Appetizer, choice of: Entree, choice of: Bread, choice of: Dessert, choice of:
Sunday, February 17, 2013
A Ridge Avenue bank was robbed just after noon Sunday, Philadelphia police say.
Philadelphia Police are searching for a bank robber after the second hold-up at the TD Bank Branch at 5501 Ridge Avenue in four days—a man they also believe robbed two Bala Cynwyd banks this month. Police Spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien tells Patch a man walked into the bank branch just after noon on Sunday. He gave the teller a note demanding money. He fled north on Ridge Avenue with $400 in cash. (see surveillance photos, right) There are no reports of any injuries and no arrests have been made. Police are looking for a man wearing a black hat and all black clothing. Police believe the same man is responsible for at least four incidents this month, including the robbery attempt at the same bank branch on Thursday. The would-be …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Sovereign Bank branch was targeted about 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Lower Merion police announced.
The Sovereign Bank branch in the GSB Building at City and Belmont Avenues in Bala Cynwyd was robbed about 10:45 a.m. Thursday by a man whose face is seen clearly on surveillance footage, according to Lower Merion police. The man handed a teller a demand note upon entering the bank, police said. The teller complied and handed cash to the man, who then fled. No one was hurt. Anyone who recognizes the man pictured in the surveillance photo attached to this article is asked to call the Lower Merion Police at 610-649-1000.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The restaurant's focus is on stir-fry dishes, salads and other healthy fast food.
The Center City Philadelphia restaurant Honeygrow opened a Bala Cynwyd location on Thursday, serving what a manager called "healthy fast food" and filling the last hole in the Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center's City Avenue-side expansion. Manager Wolf Williams said the focus is on stir-fry dishes, salads and other healthy fast food, made fresh while customers wait. Read more about Honeygrow on Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The county coroner reportedly identified the dead man as 25-year-old Michael Peterman.
The dead man who was found Dec. 20 by the Connolly Container property in Bala Cynwyd has been publicly identified, according to reports Friday from Philly.com and Main Line Media News. Montgomery County Coroner Walter I. Hofman reportedly identified the man as Michael Peterman, 25, of Freeland Avenue in Philadelphia's Roxborough section. The body had been discovered by bridge inspectors near Righters Ferry Road and the Schuylkill Expressway. No cause of death has been reported. Peterman's Legacy.com obituary lists him as survived by his parents and a sister, and predeceased by another sister. The obituary also invites donations to Amnesty International in Peterman's memory.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The body has not yet been identified, as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Updated 4:30 p.m. A body was found shortly before noon Thursday by bridge inspectors in Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township spokesperson Tom Walsh told Patch. The body was found near the former Connolly Container site on Righters Ferry Road, under the Schuylkill Expressway at the edge of the Schuylkill River, Walsh said. When police arrived on scene shortly after the discovery, they searched the immediate area by the river and also above on the Schuylkill Expressway. Police described the body as that of a white male in his 30s, Walsh said. The cause of death is under investigation. An autopsy will be performed on the body, which is now in possession of the Montgomery County coroner, according to Walsh. Police have not identified the man, …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Derrick Carter, 33, has been charged with a string of burglaries committed between December 2011 and November 2012.
A Philadelphia man suspected of committing a string of burglaries in southeastern Pennsylvania has been charged with a Bala Cynwyd burglary—and more Lower Merion charges may be coming, Lower Merion Police Superintendent Michael McGrath told commissioners at a Police Committee meeting Wednesday night. Derrick Carter, 33, of Philadelphia, is charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking, both felonies, related to a Nov. 21 burglary on the 200 block of Garnet Lane in Bala Cynwyd, according to court documents. The arrest was the culmination of an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies in the area, and charges against Carter have been filed by three different counties, McGrath said. The charges relate to burglaries that …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A second man in the car was injured Saturday morning, police said.
A Merion Station man was killed and a Narberth man was injured early Saturday morning in a one-car accident on Rock Hill Road in Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion police said. About 2 a.m., Jason K. Dubin, 27, of the 500 block of Revere Road in Merion Station was driving west on Rock Hill Road with Nicholas Tropea, 22, of the 1000 block of Montgomery Avenue in the car, police said. Police believe the car was traveling at high speed when it struck a utility pole on the right side of the road. Dubin was pronounced dead at the scene. Tropea was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The impact damaged a power transformer on the pole, and Rock Hill Road was to be closed until repairs are…