Wednesday, May 15, 2013
burger.org, Blue Comet Bar & Grill, Rita's Italian Ice and more inspected in April.
The Montgomery County Health Department in April conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Cheltenham area. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report.
Friday, April 26, 2013
More than 40 restaurants were inspected during March.
The Montgomery County Health Department in March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Abington Patch area. Willow Grove Health Inspections Elevation Burger, Jimmy John's, Randazzo's Pizza, Yogurtland, and more inspected during the month of March. Abington Health Inspections Abington Jr. High, Abington Sr. Hight, Keswick Coffee House, Munchy's Pizza & Grill, and Yeung Cajun Grill among the establishments inspected in March. Jenkintown Health Inspections Fiesta Pizza V, IHOP, The WIld Dog House and more inspected in the month of March. Cheltenham Health Inspections Chick-fil-a, Bishop McDevitt High School, Frank's Pizza, Nak Won Korean bakery, Pizza Box and more inspected in the month of March.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Bishop McDevitt High School, Cosi, Frank's Pizza, Nak Won Korean Bakery, and more inspected during the month of March.
The Montgomery County Health Department in March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Cheltenham. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Don't curbside that television. Take it to Cheltenham.
Since an official ban on electronic disposal in Montgomery County earlier this year, residents of the county cannot just dump items in the trash. Leaving a television, for example, curbside won't help you. The garbage man can't take it away. Instead, you are asked to visit occasional drop-off days in various locations. The county suggests you stop by one convenient to your home. However, many homeowners might be too anxious to wait. Then what? Where can you dispose of electronics in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania? One spot can help. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), there is only one place that can. Cheltenham Township Cheltenham Township Public Works Facility 8101 Old York Rd. Elkins Park, PA …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Police notified fire crews after responding to a 9-1-1 hangup at Melrose Shopping Center.
Police, not a security guard, alerted firefighters to the blaze that began through three stores at the Melrose Shopping Center in Cheltenham on Thursday night, a fire official said Friday. Cheltenham Fire Company Asssistant Chief Chris Drach said that police were responding to a 9-1-1 hangup call at the shopping center, which is near the corner of Cheltenham and Bellmawr avenues. Upon arrival, Drach said, the police found the guard lying on the floor of one of the shopping center's stores. They noticed the fire and alerted fire crews. “Police were sent here for a 9-1-1 hang-up call," Drach said."There was smoke coming from the front of the building, they noticed an occupant, down on the floor in the building. Police went in, removed the …
Fire spread to three stores at the Melrose Shopping Center on Cheltenham Avenue.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, January 25
A security guard who reported a fire at the Melrose Shopping Center in Cheltenham on Thursday night has died as a result of injuries sustained in the blaze. CBS Philadelphia reported that firefighters pulled the man from the blaze when they arrived at the scene, but that he died after being taken in "very serious condition" to Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. PhillyFireNews.com reported that the victim was in cardiac arrest when he was taken from the scene. Firefighting crews were still working to completely extinguish the fire as daylight broke Friday morning. Philly.com reports that the two-alarm fire began at about 11:00 p.m. in a beauty supply store at the shopping center. Two firefighters reportedly suffered minor injuries in …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
With sources calling a win for Fattah, the representative looks twoard the new year.
Chaka Fattah, the incumbent Democratic representative for Cheltenham and the rest of the 2nd Congressional district, easily retained his seat in Tuesday's election, cruising to an easy victory over Republican challenger Robert Allen Mansfield and independent James Foster. Fattah has served as the district's representative since 1995. With 98.8 percent of state districts reporting early Wednesday, Fattah had collected more than 89 percent of the vote. Fattah said that, with this win, he was going to be focused on working with house Republicans on fiscal issues. "Both the Bush tax cuts and the Obama tax cuts automatically expire on Dec. 31 in a way that no one will want, so we have to come to some kind of agreement," he said. "It's going to …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
An outage at a Hatboro Verizon center has temporarily blocked subscribers from calling Montgomery County 911
According to a Pottstown Mercury Facebook post, Verizon Mobile customers are without access to Montgomery County 911. The outage affects about seven municipalities, according to PhillyBurbs: Hatboro, Upper and Lower Moreland, Upper Dublin, Horsham, Abington and Cheltenham. Due to an outage at a Verizon central office in Hatboro at around 8 a.m., customers will be temporarily unable to contact the 911 call center and are instead advised to contact their local police department for emergency assistance. Over in Bucks County at around 8 a.m., the 911 system there was out of service due to maintenance. Those needing emergency assistance were advised to call area police agencies. The Bucks County 911 system, which was not associated with the …
Friday, August 24, 2012
GVF will honor several local organizations for their efforts in promoting and implementing commuting alternatives.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, GVF, a nonprofit created to "advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the region's economic vitality," will host its Fall Sustainability Breakfast Sept. 10 at the Radisson Hotel in King of Prussia. This year's keynote speaker is Leonard Bonacci, Vice President of Event Services and Event Operations for the Philadelphia Eagles. Bonacci will discuss the importance of investing in green initiatives. GVF will also recognize 17 companies and organizations with the GVF Sustainable Awards. Since 2010, GVF has recognized 25 partners, representing 37,000 employees, for their outstanding achievements in implementing programs that provide and promote commuting …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Jeffrey Reese Streamer, 44, of Upper Gwynedd, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two fires
Jeffrey Reese Streamer, 44, of the 1200 block of Browning Court, Upper Gwynedd, was sentenced to 40 to 80 months in state prison for pleading guilty to two arsons and burglaries over a two-day period in 2011 in Towamencin and Cheltenham. According to Montgomery Newspapers, Streamer admitted to setting a fire on July 4, 2011 to 1010 Anders Road in Towamencin. Streamer also admitted to torching Wyncote Academy in Cheltenham the next day. The private school is on the 7920 of Washington Lane. Streamer must serve 20 years' probation following imprisonment on two counts each of arson that endangered persons and burglary, according to the article The judge also ordered Streamer to pay $222,168 in restitution for both properties. When he is …