Lansdale Borough Council has approved land development plans for the seven-and-a-half acre Madison Parking Lot. Developer Equus Capital Group is putting up two multi-story buildings with almost 250 high end apartments and about 20,000 square feet of retail space between them. The buildings would be constructed one at a time to avoid saturating the market. Equus is buying the Madison Lot from the Borough Parking Authority for a $1 and investing about $51,000,000 in the redevelopment of the property.
Holiday scam calls are on the rise, according to the Director of the Bucks County Consumer Affairs Department.Mike Bannon says, ask questions when solicited for donations and be suspicious. Bannon adds, sometimes its best not to answer the call, but if you do pick up the phone.
“If you decide it’s some kind of criminal action, you can put a lock on that call if it’s Verizon, just push star-69. It will save that phone number and we can try to track that down.”
For more information on the non-pro-fits looking for donations, you can visit Charitywatch.com or go to Buckscounty.org to find more information.
Lansdale’s Mardi Gras parade is scheduled for this Saturday in Lansdale. Leigh Anne Tursi has been working with the 63 year event for the last 21 years. Tursi says, this year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland”. A button depicts the theme.
“It has some snow and a beautiful blue background and there’s a snowman with his footprints as he’s walking away.”
Tursi adds, the Lansdale Mardi Gras parade will start at 1pm Saturday. The Hilltown Fire Company will escort Santa Clause through Lansdale. Turso was a guest on the AM Edition Wednesday morning.
Montgomery County State rep. Daylin Leach has co-sponsored a bill to help children who suffer from epilepsy with a less powerful form of medical marijuana. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, which would legalize the use of medical marijuana was unveiled on Monday by Leach, and Republican Senator Mike Folmer of Lebanon County.
“How can it be that we are willing to give children, highly toxic, highly addictive, highly damaging drugs which don’t work, but under Pennsylvania law they cannot get, non-addictive non-damaging, non-intoxicating, non-dangerous treatments, which show dramatic results.
Leach says, opposition to legalizing medicinal marijuana comes from the stigma of the word marijuana.