Friday, May 3, 2013
Expect road closures until 1:15 p.m.
Officer Brad Fox, who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, will be remembered Friday by the county. A ceremony will be held to add the Plymouth officer's name to the monument before the County's courthouse. Main Street will be closed through 1:15 p.m. in front of the Montgomery County Courthouse. Area police officers throughout Montgomery County are expected to attend the annual ceremony dedicated to deceased police officers. Montgomery County Police Officers Memorial Committee said roads will be closed from Dekalb to Swede along Main Street.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Buses will ferry passengers between the Elm Street and Wissahickon stations on the line while crews complete track and signal maintenance.
According to SEPTA, regional rail service along the Manayunk/Norristown Line will be suspended this weekend between the Elm Street Station in Norristown and the Wissahickon Station in Philadelphia while crews complete track and signal work. During the service interruption, shuttle buses will ferry passengers between the affected stops. Passengers travelling to Philadelphia from the Elm Street station should plan to board shuttle buses 32 minutes before the regularly scheduled train times. The buses will make stops at the Main Street, Norristown Transportation Center, Conshohocken, and Spring Mill stations before heading directly to the Wissahickon Station. Shuttle busses will not travel to the Miquon, Manayunk or Ivy Ridge stations. …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Coco, a 9-year-old American Cocker Spaniel, has gone lost and her owners need help finding her.
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- James Myers
Saturday, February 16
A Norristown family is searching for their lost dog. "Coco" is a 9-year-old American Cocker Spaniel who was last seen in the area of Forrest and Main streets. Anyone who may have seen her or knows where she is is asked to contact Cindy Pipitone at 484-213-7160.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Former Historical Society staff member and author Michael E. Tolle will discuss the history and decline of Norristown's shopping district.
Downtown Norristown was once the destination shopping district for central Montgomery County, but years of decline and neglect have left it a shell of its former glory. Author Michael E. Tolle will discuss the history of the district and some of the elements that led to its decline at a public discussion on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 DeKalb Street in Norristown. Tolle, a former staff member of the society, will also sign copies of his book, What Killed Downtown? Norristown,Pennsylvania, from Main Street to the Malls. For more information, call 610-272-0297 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A building fire on Main Street has the Dunkin Donuts as well as neighboring businesses evacuated.
Update 11:00 a.m. NBC Philadelphia is reporting that the fire is under control. One Dunkin' Donuts employee suffered severe burns while trying to extinguish the fire, NBC reported. County radio reports indicate that fire crews at the scene are attempting to ascertain the source of a gas smell that has developed in the last several minutes. Update 10:46 a.m. County radio reports indicate that PECO has shut off power to the section of the grid along Main Street affected by an underground transformer fire. The precise extent of the power outage is not clear but appears to include most of the 100 block of Main Street. Earlier story and updates below. A fire has been reported at 151 W Main Street in Norristown. Twitter handle @MontcoAlerts …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Two Norristown firefighters and three others were treated for injuries resulting from a three-car crash on Wednesday night.
A three-car crash at Main and Markley streets on Wednesday evening injured two firefighters and three other people involved in the crash. According to Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell, firefighters were responding to a report of fire at the 400 block of Moore Street at approximately 7 p.m. yesterday when they fire department vehicle they were driving was struck by another vehicle as it was passing through the intersection heading east on Main. Chief O'Donnell said the truck was "T-boned" by a passenger vehicle coming off the Dannehower Bridge and the force of the crash pushed the fire truck up and onto the sidewalk on the north side of Main Street, damaging the curb. The truck was also severely damaged in the crash. According to …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Jon Evearts, owner of the West Main Street pizza shop, is lowering prices to help customers cope with their shrinking budgets.
According to The Times Herald, the folks at Main Street Pizzeria & Grille are rolling back prices in an effort to not only help their regulars who are struggling in these tough economic times, but to woo back some customers from the big chain pizza slingers. “We’re trying to be as generous as we can without breaking the bank,” owner Jon Evearts told The Herald. “We dropped our pizza prices from $11.50 to $9.95 for a large, and brought back our medium size pizza. The other places are charging $13.50 and more for a large.” Other specials include a Sunday-through-Wednesday deal on pick-up orders: a 14-inch medium pizza (what some chain stores consider a large) for $5 and a 16-inch for only $7.49; $1 off hoagies every Monday; and a price drop …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell gives reporters a briefing on the underground electrical fire on Main Street today.
UPDATE: According to Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell, the trouble began at the Cash-A-Check on East Main Street at DeKalb Street. An underground transformer burned up and the underground fire resulted in carbon monoxide being backed up from the transformer into the businesses along East Main Street. PECO is replacing the underground infrastructure now. Main Street remains closed between Swede and DeKalb and traffic in that portion of town is horrendous as motorists are being detoured around the scene. It's unclear when Main Street will reopen to traffic. According to Chief O'Donnell, this is the third such report of an underground fire in the area. Residents will remember a similar underground electrical fire on West Main Street …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Upgrades to the rail crossings in Norristown this weekend mean shuttle bus service for riders.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
According to a SEPTA, a railroad grade crossing renewal project on the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line will result in weekend shuttle bus service between the Norristown Transportation Center (NTC) and the Elm Street station the weekend of Oct. 29-30. Passengers traveling to Philadelphia will board shuttle buses at the Elm Street and Main Street stations 10 minutes before the scheduled train time. Buses will travel to NTC, where passengers will transfer to Regional Rail trains to complete their trips. Trains to Philadelphia will operate normally from NTC and serve all stations inbound to Center City. Passengers traveling from Elm and Main Street stations to NTC should add 10 minutes to their normal commute times. Trains from …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The first-floor fire was extinguished in 20 minutes. No injuries were reported.
A building on the 100 block of West Main Street was forced to evacuate Monday afternoon after witnesses spotted smoke and flames coming from an "unoccupied space" between the rear of Crossroad Gift and Thrift and Remo Restaurant Supply. The fire occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. in a first floor area of 133 W. Main St., which was undergoing construction on the floor joists. An employee from Remo Restaurant Supply tried unsuccessfully to put out the fire with an extinguisher before units from the Norristown Fire Department, Plymouth Fire Company, Norriton Fire Engine Company, Center Square Fire Company and Swedeland Fire Co - Station 48 arrived. Main Street was closed to traffic between Cherry and Barbadoes streets while fire crews deployed …