Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Police and EMS responded to the scene Tuesday morning for a vehicle accident with reported injuries.
Norristown Police shut down one side of West Main Street between Buttonwood and Noble streets Tuesday morning for a car accident that involved injuries to at least one person. Few details are available on the nature of the accident, but police and EMS responded to Buttonwood and West Main streets shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 for a report of an accident with injuries. According to a witness on the scene, the westbound lane of West Main Street was closed off at Noble while authorities dealt with the incident. The condition of the injured party is unknown at this time. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The repairs will help with rainwater runoff and preventing sewer main backups.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
According to the Norristown Municipal Waste Authority, two construction contracts were awarded for sewer repairs on portions of East Basin, Violet and Buttonwood streets this fall. The improvements are intended to reduce the amount of rainwater entering the sanitary sewer system and in turn help prevent sewer main backups. Work has reportedly already been completed on East Basin and Violet streets and is currently underway in the 500 block of Buttonwood Street. Residents can expect a continued disruption of traffic and parking for the next few weeks. Construction crews are currently replacing sewer mains on the west side of the 500 block of Buttonwood Street between Airy Street and Marshall Street. The Municipal Waste Authority has …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Crews are still working to install upgraded ADA-compliant curbs before milling and paving selected streets.
A drive around Norristown these last few weeks reveals quite a bit of construction and repairs underway as part of the municipality's plan to improve sections of sections of Janeway Drive, Wood, Spruce and Buttonwood streets and Forrest Avenue. A contractor has been installing handicap ramps on the designated intersections and milling (cutting out old asphalt) and re-paving is set to follow. Streets affected are being done in the following order: "No Parking" notices will be distributed to residents of the affected streets prior to milling and paving. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 610-270-0437.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Police arrived to serve a warrant on a man alleged to have assaulted his pregnant girlfriend and end up calling code enforcement to condemn the home.
Norristown Patch reported last week on the pregnant woman who was medevaced to a Philadelphia hospital after allegedly being pushed down a flight of stairs and assaulted by her boyfriend on the 900 block of Buttonwood Street on Monday, Aug. 13. According to a report from the Norristown Police Department, police returned to 925 Buttonwood Street on Friday, Aug. 17 at approximately 8:10 a.m. to execute a search warrant and arrest 29-year-old Outajiri Mays on charges of aggravated assault and related domestic violence charges. According to the victim, Mays pushed her down the flight of stairs and then punched her repeatedly in the abdomen. The 22-year-old woman is reportedly four months pregnant. When emergency responders from arrived on the…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A 22-year-old Philadelphia woman was reportedly pushed down a flight of stairs by her boyfriend.
According to a report from the Norristown Police Department, officers were dispatched to the area of Beech and Noble streets at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, for a report of an assault. The responding officer met with the victim, a 22-year-old Philadelphia woman who is reportedly four months pregnant. According to the report, the woman told police she had been arguing with the suspect, a 29-year-old Norristown man, at an apartment on the 900 block of Buttonwood Street where she had been staying with him. She was reportedly trying to procure $10 from the suspect for train or bus fair, but the man refused. The victim told police she went upstairs to collect her belongings and the suspect followed her, allegedly threatening to …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
After firefighters responded twice in the same day to the 200 block of Buttonwood Street for a tree fire, Code Enforcement officials ordered it cut down for public safety.
Twice on Thursday, Aug. 9, the Norristown Fire Department responded to the same address on the 200 block of Buttonwood Street for a large tree that caught fire and then later re-ignited again. Residents say the tree has been a constant source of worry for the neighborhood given it's size and the fact that it's completely rotted and hollowed out from the ground to about 10 feet up the trunk. It's also not the first time it's caught on fire. "The tree's been on fire three, four times now," said neighbor Mary Homer. "It's a hazard." "On numerous dates prior, we've responded up there for that tree on fire," said Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell. "Today, we responded to the tree on fire twice." Chief O'Donnell said the cause of the tree's…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Work begins today on handicap ramps for selected streets, followed by milling and paving.
According to a release issued by the municipality, Norristown has contracted with Philadelphia-based General Asphalt Paving to upgrade curbs and mill and pave a number of streets. Starting today, Wednesday, July 25, the contractor will be installing handicap ramps on sections of Janeway Drive, Wood, Spruce and Buttonwood streets and Forrest Avenue. The ramps will reportedly take four weeks to complete. Milling (cutting out old asphalt) and re-paving will begin following the completion of the handicap ramps, starting at the first street working east to west through Norristown. Streets affected will be done in the following order: The road work is expected to be done by early September. "No Parking" notices will be distributed to residents …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The seven-member family whose home caught fire on the 1000 block of Buttonwood Street yesterday are staying at the Red Cross' center for disaster recovery in University City.
Yesterday's fire on the 1000 block of Buttonwood Street displaced a family of seven. The family is currently being assisted by the Red Cross and staying at the Red Cross House – the agency's center for disaster recovery located in Philadelphia. All assistance by the Red Cross is provided free of charge and funded entirely by donations. Anyone wishing to the family displaced in yesterday's fire is urged to donate online at phillyhomefire.org. --- Related Stories House Fire on Buttonwood Street Quickly Controlled