Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Conshohocken Health Inspections in January
The Montgomery County Health Department in December conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Conshohocken area. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report. Want to see more? See Plymouth Township health inspections from January here.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Three sought in grocery store thefts, high school student seriously hurt in crash also make headlines.
Saturday, February 9
The 20-year-old victim was trying to hop a fence separating the two tracks on Thursday evening when he was struck by a westbound train. The senior at the regional Catholic high school in Upper Providence Township was on her way home through Limerick Township when she was involved in a head-on collision. A Lansdale Borough Police officer fired in June 2010 for failing to appear at a preliminary hearing — and allegedly lying during Loudermill hearings with borough police officials and administrators as to why he missed the hearing — had his job reinstated by a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge in January. The borough is appealing. A car traveling along the Pennsylvania Turnpike lost control and ended up falling 65 feet below, …
Monday, February 4, 2013
SMG Worldwide, based in West Conshohocken, said its systems behaved 'immediately as designed' following the power outage that delayed the second half of Baltimore's 34-31 win.
The Eagles had long since hit the golf course, but the Philadelphia region was still represented in Super Bowl XLVII. Just not on the field. West Conshohocken-based SMG Worldwide, which has managed the New Orleans Superdome since 1977, said today that a piece of equipment that monitors electrical load "sensed an abnormality" shortly after the second half of the game began on Sunday night. Power to the stadium was "partially cut" by the automated system so that the problem could be isolated, the company said. The company said it then worked with energy provider Entergy to "ensure that full power was safely restored." "Entergy and SMG will continue to investigate the root cause of the abnormality," the company said. Read the company's full …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Accident shut down westbound lanes of the Turnpike Friday morning.
This article has been updated with information from the Pennsylvania State Police, King of Prussia Barracks: A car traveling along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Friday morning lost control and ended up falling 65 feet below, to Route 23 near Center Street in West Conshohocken. It landed square in the middle of railroad tracks along the road. Amazingly, police report, only minor injuries were sustained by the car's single occupant, the driver. According to Trooper Kevin Rathman of the Pennsyvania State Police, a 41-year-old female from Reading was traveling west on the turnpike in a 2000 Ford explorer when her vehicle spun out of control. The driver struck the cement median, overturned, and slid over the side of the turnpike, 65 feet down to …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Benjamin Kane is being charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with the October Turnpike crash that killed West Norriton man Michael SanFelice.
According to The Times Herald, 34-year-old Benjamin Joseph Kane waived his Wednesday hearing in an Oreland district court and charges of vehicular manslaughter, aggravated assault ond others were held in connection with the Oct. 22, 2012 Turnpike crash that took the life of PennDOT worker Michael SanFelice. Kane, of West Conshohocken, is accused of crashing his truck into a work zone on the Turnpike and killing 66-year-old Michael SanFelice, of West Norriton, who was working on the scene. According to the Herald, prosecutors may argue that Kane, who was operating with a suspended license at the time of the crash, was texting on his cell phone at the time of the accident. Kane's arraignment is reportedly scheduled for March. Read more about…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Route 23 is expected to reopen in late July.
According to a release issued by PennDOT, Balligomingo Road will be closed and detoured at Route 23 (Front Street) in West Conshohocken for 10 months starting Monday, July 9 while crews work to improve travel and safety at the intersection. The upcoming road closure is part of the $4.8 million project to rebuild Route 23 and realign 600 feet of Balligomingo Road by moving it 400 feet to the west to create a new “T” intersection at Route 23. The new, signalized intersection will enhance travel in the immediate area and provide motorists with full access to both roadways. PennDOT’s contractor is currently rebuilding 1,000 feet of Front Street in the area of the Balligomingo Road for the new intersection. Route 23, which is presently closed …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
ASTM International empployees accompanied Whitehall students on a trip to the Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne Today.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
According to a release issued by ASTM International, the West Conshohocken-based company sponsored a field trip for third-graders from Whitehall Elementary on Thursday, May 3. The students travelled to Woodmont, a private estate near Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne. The educational class trip featured a Watershed lesson and model as well as activities in Woodmont’s ponds and streams. ASTM International sponsors several field trips a year to Riverbend for local elementary schools in the Norristown, Colonial and Upper Merion school districts. The field trips are part of the children’s classroom science and environment lessons. Riverbend’s mission is to "teach environmental principles to children in Southeastern …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Fire declared under control but "yellow smoke" a potential hazard
Update 4:14pm: According to county radio reports, the fire inside the building was extinguished at about 3:45 p.m., but a large cloud of yellow smoke remains in the area. The composition of the cloud is not clear and firefighters have been asked to keep breathing gear on while at the scene. Initial story below. A second alarm was sounded around 3 p.m. today to Lion Scientific, a business located at 20 Clipper Road in West Conshohocken. Philly Fire News reports a third unit being called to the scene, as well. Local fire and police units reported to the scene where a 100-by-50-foot, one-story building is showing "heavy fire" and "several explosions at this time" according to Breaking News Network (BNN) reports. Fire teams say that the fire …