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Habitat For Humanity Designates Home For Purple Heart Vet.

Bucks County Habitat For Humanity will break ground on two homes this morning. Resource Development Director For Bucks County Habitat For Humanity, Debbie Lynch says, there are two themes to Tuesday morning’s groundbreaking. One is The House That Faith Built. The second theme is called The House That Valor Built. Lynch says Jeff Garber will […]

Gaming Revenues Continue To Help Homeowners.

Gaming revenues to the rescue for homeowners again, in the Souderton and North Penn School Districts. Next school year, residents in the North Penn School District will get a rebate of 178 dollars, while Souderton homeowners will see 182 dollars. The moves comes by way of The Taxpayers Relief act of 2006, which was upgraded […]

Select Committee Concludes Hearings on School Safety

Montgomery County State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, member of a select committee on school safety, says several hearings were held across the state to address the issue of various strategies in keeping schools safe from violence, but the possibility of arming teachers failed to connect with those who attended the hearings. “In conversations that I’ve […]

North Penn Commons Aims To Offer Privacy

Combining four non-profit into one location on Main Street in Lansdale is part of the North Penn Commons, According to Russ Johnson, C.E.O. of the North Penn Commons Project. “What this particular project offers is a complex that when people arrive there no one will know why someone is going to this complex.” Johnson hopes […]

Elder Abuse is Often Concealed and Hidden

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office continues its efforts in protecting the elderly. Bradford Richman, an Assistant D-A and Captain of the Elder Abuse Training and Outreach Unit says, elder abuse is often hidden and much of it never comes to the surface. “You have people in facilities or very often at home being taken […]

Educator From China To Speak To Teachers in Pennridge

A teacher in 21st century learning is coming to the Pennridge School District from China to talk to teachers at a cost of 38-hundred dollars, a move that was passed at the Scholl Board’s July 29th meeting.  Dr. Yong Zhao is a global leader in 21st century teaching. Zhao is expected to talk to Pennridge […]

Montco Stands Its Ground on Same sex Marriage Licenses

Montgomery County officials are not backing away from their stance of issuing same-sex marriage licenses. County Solicitor, Ray McGarry released a statement Friday, along with official documents, urging Commonwealth Court to reject the State Health Department’s suit ordering the Register of Wills to stop issuing same sex marriage licenses. Montgomery County Register of Wills, Bruce […]

Stephens Cites Recent Case For Proposed Child Sex Abuse Law

Montgomery County State Rep. Todd Stephens cites a recent case for support of House Bill 436, which compels anyone working with children to report sex abuse, without having to go through a chain of command. Stephens says, Upper Perkiomen Township Camp Director, Ryan Wexelblatt, was charged with failure to report the sex abuse of a […]

Non-Profit Continues Its Outreach to Help Abuse Victims

Laurel House continues to provide services to women who suffer from domestic abuse. The abuse can range from physical to mental abuse. Director of Development and Community Outreach for Laurel House, Tina Reynolds says Laurel House is considered a comprehensive domestic violence agency. “We look at it as our shelter being at one end of […]

Vandals Leave Their Mark on 18th Century Home

Vandals strike an 18th century home, leaving a path of destruction inside the classic dwelling. The home, located on the 500 block of Bethlehem pike, was not occupied, but the owner regularly visits. It’s been in the family for 100 years, according to the owner. 11 windows were smashed out, graffiti and red oil paint […]

Construction Worker Killed Identified

A construction worker killed in Montgomery Township Tuesday  has been identified as Bret Moyer of PK Moyer and Sons. Police say, Moyer came in contact with a piece of road paving equipment on Treeline Drive Tuesday afternoon. He died at the scene. Montgomery County Detectives are investigating the death, but it appears to be an […]

Trail Date Set For Man Accused of Exposing Himself

A Towamencin Township man who allegedly exposed himself to two boys and a married couple earlier this summer will face trail. According to Police, 60-year-old, Thomas Clifford committed the acts at the Main Street Apartments, where he was living at the time. The first incident happened on June 26th when Clifford, according to police, exposed […]

Non-Profit Offers Computers, Therapy To Children

A non-profit in Audubon is brimming with new ideas, and children are benefiting from the creativity. Samantha Schwartz is the spokesperson for Team Children. Schwartz says, Team Children is a body-mind program that begins with Rolfing, which is a massage therapy. “It allows the child to have better self expression, self confidence and balance. The […]

Construction Worker Killed in Montgomery Township

A construction worker is killed in Montgomery Township. Police say, the worker came in contact with a piece of road paving equipment on Treeline Drive Tuesday afternoon. He died at the scene. Montgomery County Detectives are investigating the death, but it appears to be an accident, according to Montgomery Township Police.

Sex Abuse Scandal Continues To Haunt Penn State

The Penn State sex abuse scandal continues to haunt the university, particularly after yesterday’s ruling by Judge William Wenner to try three men, who prosecutors say failed to intervene in stopping Jerry Sandusky’s predatory activity with children. Penn State’s one-time President, Graham Spanier, Vice President, Gary Shultz and Athletic Director, Tim Curley will face a […]

Leach Cites Recent Case For Support of Safe Harbor Bill

The recent revelation of a prostitution ring allegedly carried out by Florencio Martinez is an example of whatState Senator, Daylin Leach is trying combat with his Safe Harbor Bill. “Not only are we trying to stop the activities by making it easier to catch people like Mr. Martinez, but to help young women and girls […]

School District To Implement Controversial Ed. Standard

National education standards called, Common Core is being implemented in the Souderton School District. Superintendent, Frank Gallagher. “We are implementing or aligning the Common Core standards, so we’re working on implementing Common Core in our language arts curriculum and math curriculum right now ad then eventually our social studies curriculum.” Gallagher rejects claims by some […]

State Rep. Calls Issuance of Same Sex Licenses an Overreach

Montgomery County State Rep. Todd Stephens says he doesn’t oppose gay marriage, but he does not support Montgomery County’s issuing licenses to gay couples. He says, the county could get caught up in a lawsuit. “If there is litigation, I would hope that the county taxpayers don’t have to foot that bill because of this […]