Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association will hold a panel discussion on the future of the township at Penn State Abington on Friday.
Joy Pollock, a member of the Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association, has been an Abington resident for a little over ten years. She’ll gladly say that Abington is a quality place to live, but said the township’s growth is stagnant despite housing some really big institutions. Pollock, and others, are likely hoping that a panel discussion called “Abington’s Next Century: Innovation and Growth Initiative” will help spur some forward thinking when it comes to the local economy. “Abington, many times, gets awards for being ‘very livable’ and a ‘best place to live’ and blah, blah, blah," Pollock said. "It’s all true, and if you live here, you feel that way, however, we’re not seeing growth in Abington and yet we have Penn State University and …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The man pleaded guilty to aggravated assault following a February 2012 incident at the retirement community.
One of the people involved in an incident in which a Rydal Park cook was stabbed, was sentenced Thursday. According to a Phillyburbs.com story, Montgomery County Judge Joseph Smyth sentenced Kaseem Lawson-Gregg, 21, of the 700 block of East Upsal Street, to three to 10 years in prison; he will be eligible for a program for young offenders, the story continued. Lawson-Gregg pleaded guilty to aggravated assault charges late last year stemming from the incident. According to the victim, Lawson-Gregg and a man later identified as Kareem Dacres, approached the vehicle in which the victim was a passenger at about 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2012. The victim said Lawson-Gregg tapped on the passenger-side window; Dacres stood behind Lawson-Gregg. “He …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Organization serves families with a Rydal location.
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Thursday, January 24
The Chabad Lubavitch Centers of Montgomery County aims to unite Jewish families in the area by creating a sense of community. According to a recent story in Montgomery Media's Parents Express, the center has seen a strong success in its new Rydal location, which opened in September. Housed next door to the Abington Art Center, the Rydal location is just one of three centers operated by the organization. The centers focus to offer "Mommy & Me programs, a Kosher Culinary Club, Hebrew School, holiday and Shabbat services" according to the article. “Our focus is on fostering positive Jewish experiences, introducing kids to holidays and traditions and serving people’s needs in the community,” Dini Gurevitz, co-director of the Chabad Lubavitch …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The FTC said two Abington-area brothers helped bilk consumers of more than $6 million.
Two Abington area brothers accused of defrauding more than $6.1 million dollars from thousands of consumers across the country have agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle charges filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Blake Rubin of Huntingdon Valley and Chase Rubin of Rydal used telemarketing operations in Jenkintown and Philadelphia to peddle bogus credit cards to more than 60,000 people. The FTC said that victims of the alleged scheme paid up to $99 plus a $19 monthly fee to obtain what they believed was a "platinum" credit card that could be used for general purchases. What they actually received was a card that physically resembled a credit card, but could only be used at a small group of …