Monday, March 4, 2013
Two adults and four children were taken to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery early Monday morning after authorities discovered high levels of CO in their home.
A family of six were hospitalized this morning after authorities discovered dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) in their apartment in the 400 block of West Marshall Street. Authorities responded to the scene sometime around 3 a.m. Monday morning after the family called 9-1-1 to report that the two adults and four children were suffering from nausea and headaches. Once on the scene, emergency medical technicians realized the family may be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning and alerted the fire department. According to Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell, detectors revealed that CO levels in the apartment were dangerously high – as much as 600 parts per million. "Some people will tell you anywhere between zero and 9 or …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A 53-year-old woman was transported to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Saturday night for treatment of a stab wound to the stomach.
According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, a Norristown woman was transported from a corner store in the West End to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery on Saturday, after she was allegedly stabbed in the stomach by her boyfriend. Police responded to Adelita's Mexican Market on the 300 block of West Marshall Street shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 for a report of a stabbing. On the scene, officers interviewed the victim, a 53-year-old Norristown woman, who told police she was stabbed by her boyfriend minutes earlier. Officers observed a puncture wound in her lower abdomen. The woman identified her attacker as 53-year-old James Ryan, of the 500 block of Church Street. James had reportedly fled the scene and was seen…
Monday, August 13, 2012
The municipality is installing improved sidewalks along the 100 block of West Marshall Street.
According to the municipality, crews will start work installing improved sidewalks on the 100 block of West Marshall Street on Thursday, Aug. 16. JMC Contractors of Glen Mills is expected to complete the project by Aug. 25. The new sidewalks are meant to eliminate current safety hazards in the existing streetscape along the 100 block of West Marshall Street between Cherry and Barbadoes streets. Residents with questions or concerns about the project should contact Jayne Musonye, director of Planning and Municipal Development, at 610-270-0450.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Police are still searching for a suspect in the shooting that sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the buttocks.
More details are available in the Friday night shooting on West Marshall Street that sent one man to the hospital. According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, officers were in the West End of Norristown shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, when they heard several loud bangs they suspected might be fireworks. Norristown Area High School held graduation ceremonies earlier that day and several graduation parties were ongoing that evening. Officers headed to the area to investigate the noise and were informed that there was a shooting in the 1100 block of West Marshall Street. On the scene, officers were directed to the rear of a home on that block where a graduation party was in progress. Officers reportedly observed…
Saturday, June 9, 2012
At least one victim was reported injured and flown by medevac to an undisclosed hospital.
Reports of a shooting on the 1100 block of West Marshall Street came in shortly after 10:30 p.m. Friday night, June 8. According to @MontcoAlerts (a source on Twitter), at least one victim is reported injured and was flown by medevac for treatment at an undisclosed hospital. According to The Times Herald, police recovered six shell casings from the scene of the crime and are searching for the suspect reportedly driving a white Cadillac with tinted windows. Police reportedly pursued the vehicle to the 500 block of Noble Street but have yet to locate the suspected shooter. Police are reportedly searching for a black male, possibly between the ages of 18 and 22 years old, described as approximately 5'8" to 5'10", with tattooed arms and …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Norristown Municipal Council has a full agenda tonight, including a public hearing on several zoning requests.
Norristown Municipal Council meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Norristown Municipal Hall. Among the topics on the agenda are discussions of new sidewalks on West Marshall Street, a health care ammendment and some conditional use requests. Council will also be awarding contracts for the 2012 Road Program and Sterigere Street drainage improvements and an approval of a land use agreement for use of Bartasch Park for the proposed Norristown Community Garden. You can download the full agenda for tonight's meeting in our PDF section. You can also watch tonight's meeting live right here on Norristown Patch. Check back later for a live stream of the proceedings.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Council reconsidered the current $1.50-an-hour rate after residents and business owners complained of the unreasonably high cost.
According to The Times Herald, Norristown Municipal Council voted Tuesday night to cut the $1.50-an-hour parking rate along the West Marshall Street business corridor to 75 cents an hour. Many business owners had suggested a 50 cents-an-hour rate. Residents and business owners had been lobbying council for reduced rates since the meters were installed in February of this year. “We will lose $37,400 in revenue by cutting the fee by half,” Finance Director Richard Zawisza told the Herald. “It is a very large concession to give up half of our fees. Our budget deficit this year is $364,807.” Councilman Marlon Millner reportedly pointed out that the lower parking fee could lead to more revenue from increased traffic on West Marshall Street. …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
More the 60 West End business owners, residents and suporters turned out for Tuesday's council meeting to voice their opposition to the new meters on West Marshall Street.
Though not officially on the agenda, the topic of parking took up a significant portion of the evening at last night's municipal council meeting as some two dozen folks signed up to speak on the issue during the public comment section of the evening. One by one, West End business owners, residents and area supporters took to the podium to ask council to address the concerns regarding the newly installed parking meters along the West Marshall Street business corridor. While many commenters raised similar complaints about the new parking measures – the $1.50-an-hour parking fees and the $28 tickets – others mentioned overly-aggressive enforcement and limited times as issues of concern. The new meters were installed along the four blocks …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
While not on the agenda, some residents of the West End are expected to raise the parking issue during the open comment section.
Norristown Municipal Council meets again tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Norristown Municipal Hall. Items on the agenda include discussions of the new fire truck lease, Sterigere Street storm water management and the 2012 road project. While not on the agenda tonight, the issue of parking meters along West Marshall Street is expected to be raised during the public comment section by residents of that area. Fliers in shop windows all along West End business district call for residents and patrons to attend tonight's meeting and speak out on the issue. Of concern is what business owners and others say are unreasonably high parking rates for the area, overly-aggressive enforcement and a general feeling of neglect felt by the business owners along …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
While folks on the east side deal with new procedures and kiosks, West End business folks are crying foul over high prices and poor communication.
This story is the second in a multi-part series on Norristown's new parking regulations and procedures and how residents are coping with the change. A quick drive up West Marshall Street these days shows a very different scene than one just a few short months ago. The busy commercial district, often celebrated by council members as an example of better economic times returning to Norristown, was once lined with cars on either side of the street. If you had business in the area or just wanted to grab some great food, take advantage of the myriad of shopping choices or many convenient services, you might spend more than a few minutes driving up and down the block looking for a parking spot. Nowadays, a drive up West Marshall reveals a lot …