WEST ROCKHILL — Township supervisors have voted to end the practice of paying for elected officials' health insurance, an issue that has been simmering in the township for over a year.
FORT WASHINGTON -- The Kids ‘n Smiles Toy Drive at an after school program on Gerard Avenue in North Hills last month appeared to be a great success, according to Fort Washington Business Alliance and Executive Board President Glenn Griffin.
HORSHAM — Funds to construct a system to steeply reduce the amount of PFAS-contaminated water leaving the Horsham Air Guard Station have been released, moving the project forward.
ABINGTON — The Jin Lian Asian Massage parlor, 2743 Jenkintown Road, Ardsley, was held up at gunpoint by a male wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt around 1 p.m. Dec. 29, police said. Anyone with information about the robbery or the male captured on surveillance video is asked to contact Detec…
On Wednesday, December 11, The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM) hosted the famed New York Tenors for "The Spirit of Christmas” concert as the culmination of many spiritual-based community events hosted at The Miraculous Medal Shrine throughout the year.
At the end of December, the Schuylkill Center says a bittersweet goodbye to Claire Morgan, who is retiring at the end of the month. One of our longest serving employees, Claire was hired in 2001 to work on community programming, and became a fixture here for the next 18 years, serving as an …
A Christmas Tableau was presented at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Blue Bell. The Tableau was presented by the sixth grade students of the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) under the direction of Madeleine Fitzgerald. First grade angels, under the guidance of their teachers, Maria …
LOWER SALFORD — The difference could be as little as $6, but most Lower Salford property owners will see a slight drop in their total township property tax bill for 2020.
With the distinction of the oldest tree-lighting ceremony in the U.S., Perkasie celebrated tree lighting in style with a festival Saturday. Of course Santa was the honored guest who helped light the town's tree.
After months of internal discussion and research, Bucks County has OK’d in time for the 2020 presidential election a new voting system designed to thwart hackers with hand-marked paper balloting.
ABINGTON — Pasquale Neri, 60, of the 200 block of Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia, a patient at a healthcare and rehabilitation center in Abington, was arrested Nov. 29 for an alleged sexual assault, after staff contacted police, police said.
The Souderton Holiday Parade had something for everyone with 90-some participants in a two-hour strut down Main and Broad streets. The parade began with the American Legion color guard and ended with the arrival of Santa by firetruck. The parade theme was a "Green Holiday" to encourage recycling.
The Souderton tree was lit in a Friday night ceremony that featured Santa's arrival, hot chocolate and activities for kids. The event kicked off the weekend that included the Reindeer Run and holiday parade on Saturday.
KING OF PRUSSIA — More than 70 community activists gathered recently in the Upper Merion Township building to discuss a burgeoning energy transition trend in southeastern Pennsylvania. At present, the region accounts for nearly 20 percent of the 145 municipalities nationwide which have commi…
Noritaka Iwasaki calls himself a traveling barber. He calls Philadelphia home but spends a lot of time on the road, most notably in Japan, which he visited recently for the Rugby World Cup and where he was asked to cut the hair of the members of the English team before they took the pitch ag…
DOYLESTOWN -- A 48-year-old Southampton woman has been charged in connection with the death of an 11-month-old Warrington baby under her care at the illegal in-house daycare she operated.
The Rockledge Model Railroad Museum will be open additional hours during the holiday season. The museum will be open between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 15, 2019; January 11 and 18, 2020; and February 8 and 9, 2020. Beginning in March, the museum will return to its original s…
HATBORO -- Hatboro Federal Savings presented a total of $222,222 in donations to nine local organizations that meet the criteria for Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). The EITC allows tax credits for eligible businesses that contribute to a scholarship, educati…
ABINGTON — A Huntingdon Valley man accused with two others of running a heroin trafficking operation was held for trial following a preliminary hearing Nov. 27 before District Judge John Kessler.
ABINGTON — A 62-year-old Cheltenham man was fatally struck by a vehicle around 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 while walking on the sidewalk along Township Line Road in Abington, Abington police reported.
CHELTENHAM -- The Cheltenham Board of Commissioners recognized contributing members of the community during its Nov. 20 meeting in Curtis Hall.
Bethlehem Baptist Church prepared 320 Thanksgiving baskets to assist persons with food for their family to have a full Thanksgiving meal. Baskets were assembled and distributed by church volunteers. The church is at the corner of Dager Road & Penlyn Pike. Rev. Charles W Quann is pastor.
SOUDERTON — About a year ago, as Robert "Bob" Godshall was ending his 36 years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, he answered a call for assistance and tried to get help for the people who had called.
EAST ROCKHILL – After rejecting two previous rounds of bids for the planned renovations and addition to the municipal offices building, the East Rockhill Township Board of Supervisors got new bids at the board's Nov. 26 meeting.
FRANCONIA — Former state Rep. Robert "Bob" Godshall, who served 36 years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives before not running again in the 2018 elections, has died. He was 86.
Five Montgomery County projects, including the Asplundh Pavilion in Willow Grove and a redevelopment venture in Abington Township, have won prestigious Montgomery Awards for outstanding design and community preservation.
A game of whisper down the lane that went “extremely sideways” is to blame for online threats at two Centennial School District middle schools, according to officials, who called the intimidations not credible.
The Cross Culture Christian Theater is bringing to life the hilarious story of a church’s struggle to put on a traditional Christmas play when “the worst children in the world” (the Herdmans) show up and take over. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever cast is intergenerational ranging from toddle…
The story of Natalie Munroe, a teacher at Central Bucks School District, gained national attention a few years ago when Munroe wrote negative comments about her students on her personal blog and was fired.
JENKINTOWN -- Small Business Saturday occurs Nov. 30 with the transformation of Jenkintown's storefront windows, taking shoppers on an enchanting journey through the Holiday Story Walk.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield Township Board of Commissioners have put forth a 2020 draft budget that proposes a balanced operating budget of $17,442,290 with no property tax increase and an earned income tax rate of 1.0 percent. The budget reflects a reduction from last year.
AMBLER -- Fourteen police chiefs have joined with representatives of educational institutions and community partners to sign a Community Outreach Engagement Plan for Montgomery County to address race-related discrimination and bias.
Pennridge, Palisades and Quakertown school districts participated in the 31st annual Upper Bucks Veterans Organization Veterans Day program Monday held at Strayer Middle School. The main speaker was Craig Wilhelm, retired US Army Vietnam veteran. Music was provided by middle school choir and…