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NORRISTOWN — Denise Ashe, of Norristown, believes the criminal justice system needs someone who understands the challenges people face in their daily lives and after decades of community service she believes she’s ready to serve her community as a district court judge.

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NORRISTOWN — Elected officials, advocacy leaders and members of the community will gather Sunday to take a stand against discrimination and racism against the Asian American Pacific Islander Community.

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NORRISTOWN — As the 57th week of the coronavirus pandemic in Montgomery County came to a close on Friday, officials reported 263 additional county residents tested positive for the virus — the sixth day this week that the county recorded 200 or more cases.

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NORRISTOWN — Using the slogan “Return of the Medi,” Montgomery County authorities are providing county residents the chance to safely rid their households of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications at an upcoming event to help combat the opioid epidemic and drug overdoses.

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LANSDALE — A Towamencin Township man with a 2012 conviction for possessing child pornography must answer to new charges in Montgomery County Court for a similar crime after detectives discovered alleged child pornographic images on his cell phone.

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The Swedesford Garden Club annual plant sale will be held outdoors, rain or shine on May 8th from 9 AM to 1 PM. The sale will include a great variety of plants including: perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, houseplants and succulents. We will also have Mother’s Day teacup flower arrangements and other gift items. There will be plenty of garden goodies such as plant markers, dried plant materials, vases, garden books, figurines and much, much more! Be sure to check out the ‘Bargains from the ‘Garden’ table. Location: 1943 Armstrong Drive Lansdale, PA 19446 (Off of Morris Rd in Upper Gwynedd Township.

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CONSHOHOCKEN -- April is National Poetry Month, and Conshohocken Free Library is marking the observance with pop-up poetry stations at 10 spots throughout the borough. CFL staffer Harry Hoy organized the event and came up with the idea as a way “to bring poetry to the local community and encourage the public to engage with their surroundings in a new and thoughtful way.”

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LIMERICK — Township supervisors voted 3-2 to oppose zoning relief being sought by a developer who wants to destroy existing wetlands and replace them with new ones in order to build nearly 300 housing units and commercial space at Lightcap and Evergreen roads opposite the Costco.

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NORRISTOWN — The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continued to climb this week in Montgomery County during a spring surge of the virus with health officials recording more than 200 new positive individuals in the latest daily report.

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LIMERICK — The continuation of a hearing on a proposal to build a two-story, 112-bed assisted living senior facility on 8.5 acres at 545 Lewis Road was supposed to be about a traffic study done by the developer.

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LOWER GWYNEDD — CBRE has been retained as the exclusive leasing agent for Spring House Innovation Park (SHIP), a 133-acre multi-tenant life sciences campus located along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Corridor at 727 Norristown Road in Spring House, Lower Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County.

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With no substitute for blood and no way to manufacture it, volunteer donors are essential for hospital patients in need of transfusions. During National Volunteer Month this April, the American Red Cross is celebrating the blood, platelet and plasma donors who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and urging healthy individuals to join them in giving.

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HORSHAM — A Horsham man is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography while using his home computer equipment and internet file-sharing software.

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HARRISBURG — While the number of distracted driving citations decreased in Pennsylvania in 2020 during the pandemic, Montgomery and Chester counties were among the top three counties leading the state in the number of such citations, according to statistics compiled by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

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NORRISTOWN — More than 200 Montgomery County residents tested positive for the coronavirus, three more people died from the virus and the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients increased as the spring surge of the virus continues, according to the latest daily data compiled by county health officials.

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NORRISTOWN — Local leaders authorized a series of contracts totaling approximately $1.8 million during the April 1 Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meeting.

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HARRISBURG — The coronavirus positivity rate surged in all seven Southeast Pennsylvania counties, including Montgomery County where it increased more than two percentage points from the previous week, according to the latest week-to-week data compiled by state health officials.

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NORRISTOWN — As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to surge in Montgomery County, health officials announced that pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for residents who qualify for Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination distribution program.

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NORRISTOWN -- Each year parishioners of St. Patrick Church in Norristown commemorate the Stations of the Cross, the 14 specific events of the last day on earth of Jesus Christ, beginning with his sentencing of death by crucifixion. This year the Living Stations took on a different look because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While performers and the faithful in attendance were required to wear masks, the meaning and intention of the living devotion remained pure.

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For Christians throughout the world, Easter is the holiest and most joyful of days. This year, as the country tries to reopen in the midst of the pandemic, church and school children adapted to the limitations, and, with adjustments, presented Living Stations of the Cross during Holy Week, as well as reenactments of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Today, Easter Sunday, the world celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His triumph over death.

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NORRISTOWN — Expressive Path takes everyone back to a time of “Peace, Love, and Music.” if only for a few hours, when the nonprofit organization hosts its free annual “Spring Fling,” at Norristown’s Centre Theater, on April 23, 6 to 8 p.m., and virtual-style, from Expressive Path’s Facebook page.

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NORRISTOWN — As the 56th week of the coronavirus pandemic in Montgomery County came to a close, more than 200 additional people tested positive for the virus and more than 100,000 residents had been fully vaccinated, according to the latest daily reports issued by county and state health officials.

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NORRISTOWN — With any luck, Elmwood Park visitors should be enjoying a nice picnic lunch under the roof of a new pavilion this summer.

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With only six months left until the federal enforcement of REAL ID begins for commercial domestic air travel and other federal purposes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is reminding Pennsylvania residents who want a REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards to gather their needed documents as soon as possible to ensure they leave plenty of time to get their REAL ID before the federal enforcement date.

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EAST NORRITON  -- Despite recruiting during a difficult year filled with COVID-19 uncertainty and lockdowns, Norriton Fire Engine Company is meeting its goals for its volunteer recruitment and retention campaign. Last March, the Fire Company launched its new recruitment website, NorritonFire.org, to kick off the campaign. The website collected 29 volunteer inquiries and five applicants officially joined.

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NORRISTOWN — While Montgomery County officials remain concerned about a surge of COVID-19 cases in the county, they received some welcome news from state officials — more vaccine is coming to the Southeast Pennsylvania region.