NORRISTOWN — Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., young people and other supporters marched for justice and equality and expressed their hopes for change during a peaceful day of service in the county’s seat.
Much has been said about effective leadership during the days surrounding Jan. 20’s presidential inauguration. Locally, newly-elected student officers at Central Montco Technical High School and classmates from their sending schools view it this way:
EAGLEVILLE — After nearly two decades as the director of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, Thomas M. Sullivan has retired.
Food pantries are navigating an increasing need across Montgomery County as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life.
LOWER POTTSGROVE — Senior citizens in the Pottstown area have a new place they can go to spend the day with others, participate in activities and maybe build some new friendships.
NORRISTOWN — While the number of people being vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to increase in Montgomery County, officials reported 685 new cases of the virus and a dozen new deaths over the two-day period ending Friday.
PHILADELPHIA — A King of Prussia man, characterized as one of the leaders of a large scale bank fraud ring that operated primarily in the Reading area, is on his way to federal prison.
NORRISTOWN — If you’re a volunteer who would like to support your community by assisting public health officials in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines, Montgomery County officials would like to hear from you.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials say they’re not aware of any threats of civil unrest locally in the wake of the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week and “chatter” about demonstrations at state and local government offices in the coming days.
WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump now the only U.S. President in history to be impeached twice, local Congresswoman Madeleine Dean will be part of the effort to make him the only one ever convicted in the Senate.
CHELTENHAM — A Philadelphia man characterized by authorities as a violent drug dealer was apprehended in Cheltenham Township this week after a search of his car revealed a pound of crystal methamphetamine packaged for sale.
PLYMOUTH — Two brothers, one wanted for his alleged role in a robbery in Bridgeport, are facing multiple charges following a standoff with police in Plymouth Township.
UPPER MERION -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that construction will begin on Monday, January 18, to enhance travel and safety on Route 320 (South Gulph Road) by shifting the roadway alignment away from the historic Hanging Rock between Upper Gulph Road and Arden Road in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.
NORRISTOWN — As Montgomery County officials make plans to ramp up a COVID-19 vaccination program, they reported on Wednesday that 270 people tested positive for the virus, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 37,918 since March 7, when the first two cases of the virus were identified in the county.
SOUDERTON — The Temple University chapter of A Moment of Magic Foundation has received Univest Financial’s ninth annual Caring for Community Giveaway. The contest awards $5,000 to a local nonprofit organization — chosen from among the organizations nominated by the by the community.
PLYMOUTH — A Plymouth Meeting home was in the spotlight on Wednesday as members of the Montgomery County SWAT — Central team surrounded the house at 1975 Johnson Road while attempting to execute a search warrant.
NORRISTOWN — Under a new program established by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, deputies will assist community members who have mental health and behavioral challenges as they make their way through the court system.
Three House Democrats from Southeastern Pennsylvania joined 229 others and 10 Republicans Wednesday in voting to make Donald Trump the first president in history to be impeached twice.
NORTH COVENTRY — J.H. White Financial, a financial planning and asset management firm has announced it has changed its name to Great Oak Wealth Management Inc. Founded in 2004 by Jim White, CFP, the company has offices in North Coventry and East Whiteland in Chester County.
UPPER GWYNEDD — A Bucks County man must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he attempted to kill an Upper Gwynedd police officer by shooting at him as police investigated reports of a suspicious person in a township neighborhood.
NORRISTOWN — As doses of the coronavirus vaccine continue to be administered in Montgomery County, officials reported that more than 2,700 individuals tested positive for the virus and more than 50 people died from the virus during the latest seven-day period ending Tuesday.
LOWER MERION — A Delaware man is behind bars accused of delivering a dangerous dose of fentanyl and methamphetamine to a Lower Merion woman who suffered a fatal overdose.
ELKINS PARK — Members of Cheltenham School Board met virtually once again last week to come to a resolution on boys and girls basketball amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
PLYMOUTH — When COVID-19 protocols sidelined Conshohocken Plymouth Whitemarsh Rotary Club’s annual Conshohocken Beer Festival last October, organizers retooled their signature fundraiser as Jan. 9’s – virtual – Hops at Home.
HARRISBURG — Montgomery County’s coronavirus percent-positivity rate increased slightly as the county entered the 45th week of the pandemic, according to the latest data compiled by state health officials.
POTTSTOWN — A panel of local health experts and community leaders will host a virtual town hall Tuesday evening aimed at building trust in the coming COVID-19 vaccines.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County authorities are turning to the public for help, offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the November, 2020 fatal shooting of 30-year-old Ebony Sequita Pack in Lansdale.
POTTSTOWN — Challenger Center, a nonprofit education organization, and Montgomery County Community College are teaming up to bring a Challenger Learning Center to the college’s Pottstown Campus.
LIMERICK — Faced with the prospect of a developer who wants to put as many as 1,200 housing units on the 200-acre site along the Schuylkill River, township supervisors have restarted the Linfield Master Plan process.
NORRISTOWN — Nearly $5 million in county economic development funds were made available Thursday for the MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant Grant Program.
PHOENIXVILLE — A December crowdfunding effort by the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville was successful — and will allow the venue to continue operating “well into February.”
LOWER PROVIDENCE — After a more than a four-decade career in corrections, Julio M. Algarin retired on Friday as warden at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, leaving a legacy of dedicated service and commitment to public safety.
EAST NORRITON — With school taxes being one of the biggest concerns of township residents, having former school board member Jamila Winder now on the Board of Supervisors will certainly come as an asset, noted Supervisor Dennis DeSanto, Jr.
NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners authorized contracts totaling more than $2 million during its first meeting of 2021.
NORRISTOWN — Tensions flared during Thursday’s virtual Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meeting as legislators reacting to Wednesday’s unrest in the nation’s Capitol reopened old wounds locally.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County employees will soon receive some additional financial relief after officials formalized a $15-per-hour minimum wage as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life, according to Montgomery County Commissioners’ Chairwoman Valerie Arkoosh.
WHITPAIN -- Abramson Senior Care, a nonprofit organization providing patient-centered care for aging adults in the Delaware Valley, has started providing COVID-19 vaccinations for staff members at their Blue Bell location. Front-line workers—including home care nurses, hospice care staff, health aids and other employees working with a high-risk community—were the first to receive the initial dose of the Moderna vaccine, which is being administered by Wellness Pharmacy Services, Abramson Senior Care’s pharmacy partner. The vaccine is being administered at various Abramson Senior Care locations, including its corporate headquarters, which is the home of Abramson’s hospice and palliative care programs. Abramson leadership is encouraged by, and proud, of its staff’s commitment and responsiveness in terms of recognizing the critical importance of getting vaccinated to protect both themselves and the fragile populations they serve.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man faces homicide charges after prosecutors alleged his actions of firing a gun into the home of a neighbor during a dispute directly resulted in the fatal shooting of an occupant of the home.
AUDUBON — Montgomery County-based waste service company J.P. Mascaro & Sons was awarded more than $200 million in municipal and government contracts during the fourth quarter of 2020.
NORRISTOWN — As the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccination program continues in Montgomery County, officials reported more than 800 people tested positive for the virus during the latest two-day period ending Thursday.
BLUE BELL — The gymnasium inside of Montgomery County Community College’s Health Science Center was transformed Wednesday morning into a COVID-19 vaccination site.