Norristown in the Headlines

Former Norristown Police Chief William Bambi remembered and some great things happening around town are just a few of the things other media outlets are writing about Norristown around the Web.

reports that Tatiana Berry, of Haws Avenue, was charged with allegedly assaulting her ex-boyfriend with a boxcutter and threatening his sister with a stun gun on Monday afternoon.

Berry, 22, reportedly came to an East Spruce Street residence looking for her ex-boyfriend, who is the father of her child, to collect child support. She argued with him and allegedly swung a boxcutter, cutting his arm and leg. Berry later reportedly threatened his sister with a stun gun who then called the police.

In Remembrance of Bambi

The Herald remembers William J. Bambi, Norristown's Chief of Police from 1980 to 1992, who passed away Monday at the age of 72. Bambi was described as a hard-working, tough cop who was once in charge of criminal investigations and the Norristown SWAT team. He was also remembered as a nice man, well-loved by his fellow officers and community.

Bambi suffered a heart attack shortly before his retirement in 1992, and a recent stroke had taken a toll on him.

Norristown Revitalization Projects

CBS Philadelphia reports on the groundbreaking of the "Arbor Heights" townhouse development—a project designed to bring affordable housing to the Norristown community. The new development, located on DeKalb Street near East Elm Street, promises to blend among the stately Victorian homes in the neighborhood. Officials expect homeowners will move in by early next year.

The Herald reports that the Montgomery County Commissioners and the West Norriton Board of Commissioners are working to draft improvement plans for the intersection of Whitehall Road and Sterigere Street. The county has agreed to pay 50 percent of the costs (estimated at $40 to $50,000) for preliminary plans.

The plans include either a single-lane roundabout at the intersection, or the addition of left-turn lanes and widened shoulders at the intersection, to reduce congestion. A related proposal to widen Whitehall Road would replace a section between a row of residential homes and the with two travel lanes and a left-turn center lane.

College Fair

The Herald reports that the will be holding the 2011 Paths to Excellence College Fair Sept. 22 in the gymnasium from 9 to 11 a.m. Parents are invited to attend the fair with their student and are asked to register at the table. For more information, contact College Career Director Mrs. J. Flamer at 610-757-3853 or email jflamer@nasd.k12.pa.us.

Norristown Garden Club's Flower Show

The Herald also reports that the will be holding a fall flower show at Boscov's Court in Plymouth Meeting Mall  tonight from 1 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 16, from 10 to 8 p.m. The show, "Bon Appetit," will be judged by accredited judges and features flower designs, educational exhibits and a youth section. For more information, visit www.norristowngardenclub.org or call 610-279-9762.

Murray Monastero June 19, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Police chief Bambi was a friend of my dad Murray Monastero Sr. The police chief and my dad used to share many laughs at the MSS feast. He used to bring so much happiness to my dad. My prayers are with the Bambi family.


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