Here’s the latest from the WNPV Newsroom

Whitpain Township

A plan has yet to be formally filed with the township by a property owner in Whitpain that earlier this year proposed in concept a village style shopping center on 19-acres near Routes 202 and 73.   The part of the tract across from Kohl’s Department Store is already zoned for commercial use but the rest […]

Montgomery County Commissioners: Strange Bedfellows

The Montgomery County Commissioners have developed the very definition of a dysfunctional relationship.   The coalition government is an alliance formed between R-Jim Matthews and D-Joe Hoeffel, which leaves R-Bruce Castor as the de facto minority commissioner.   As the commissioners discussed creating a new ethics policy at last week’s meeting, the bickering reached a crescendo.   Castor, […]

Giongo Murder Case

An alleged wife killer will stand trial in Montgomery County court.   45-year-old Joseph Giongo of Conshohocken waived his preliminary hearing before a district justice yesterday.   He faces first and third degree murder charges stemming from the beating death of his wife more than 14-months ago.   Prosecutors say the murder happened in front of the youngest […]

Towamencin Township

Plans for a new carriage home community in Towamencin have cleared another hurdle.   The township supervisors Wednesday night authorized preparation of a resolution that would grant preliminary plan approval for the Thorndale development on Allentown Road across from the Towamencin Village Shopping Center.   The plans call for W-B Homes to build 126 units on the […]

Montgomery Township

Montgomery Township officials want a piece of a new state funding program for infrastructure improvement projects.   The Municipal Sewer Authority earlier this month filed an application for about a million dollars in state H-2-O grants.   The money would be used for four projects including the rehab of the Knapp Road Pumping Station.   Authority officials expect […]

The End of Newspapers

In recent days, the Inky, Daily News and Journal Register Company (owner of the Reporter, Times Herald, Mercury and other suburban newspapers) have filed for bankruptcy.   It doesn’t mean these papers are going away (immediately), but it is an indication the times are a changin’.   The general decline readership and ad dollars has been going […]