Sunday, April 14, 2013
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to honor life savers.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, April 14
Communities across the U.S. will recognize those who help save lives in times ofpersonal or national crisis during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (NPSTW), April 14–20. NPSTW gives Americans the opportunity to thank 9-1-1 calltakers, dispatchers, technicians whomaintain radio and emergency phone systems, communications staff trainers, supervisors andmanagers, and other telecommunications staff across the country who work hard every day toprotect our communities. “NPSTW is a way for us to recognize public safety telecommunicators for performing mission criticaltasks behind the scenes to support police, fire and emergency medical personnel,” said Terry Hall, president of APCO International. The general public can honor their …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Projects may be suggested for winners of this annual planning and design award.
Wednesday, April 10
The Montgomery County Planning Commission is seeking project nominations for its 2013 Montgomery Awards. This annual program recognizes the best in planning and design in Montgomery County, and acknowledges the high quality work and commitment of communities, organizations, and professionals. All nominations must be submitted by May 17. Eligibility, award criteria, and an online entry form are available online at www.montcopa.org/MontgomeryAwards. In 2013 the program categories were expanded, providing a greater opportunity to recognize diverse projects in the county. The categories include land development projects that promote excellence in design and planning; revitalization projects that contribute to the revitalization of a community …
Monday, January 21, 2013
A pre-show look at some of the vehicles the 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show has to offer.
Monday, January 21
Patch photographer Kristen McMaster, along with Abington Patch Editor Mischa Arnosky, participated in Friday morning's media-only sneak peek of the 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show, which featured a vast array of vehicles ranging from exotic to domestic. The end result? The beautiful gallery above, showcasing all the automotive innovation that 2013 has to offer. Check out the above gallery, and see if your favorite car was captured in our lens. For additional photos, as well as detailed info on the show, check out Mischa Arnosky's recap by clicking here. The 2013 Pennsylvania Auto Show will continue to run through Sunday, January 27. For hours of operation and ticket availability, visit www.phillyautoshow.com.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
About 300 guests participated in the kickoff for the 22nd annual multicultural event, coming April 20 to North Penn High School
While the 22nd annual International Spring Festival brings its multicultural flair to North Penn High School on April 20, the kickoff event Thursday at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School previewed what to expect at the ethnic and cultural celebration in diversity. Planning Committee Co-Chair Tom Meyer told The Reporter that the kickoff event lets sponsors know that the festival is happening again, and lets new sponsors and new volunteers sign on for a chance to be part of the festival. Click through our photo gallery to get a taste of what the kickoff event and dinner offered to participants and sponsors.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Roster movements for Phillies, possible new coach for Eagles and maybe Andrew Bynum return for Sixers could spark rebound.
Rebounding, not rebuilding. That is hopefully the mindset of the owners of our four Philadelphia sports franchises as their teams head into 2013. First off, who knows when the NHL will return to play any games this year, but if so, the Philadelphia Flyers will make their usualy Stanley Cup run. The Philadelphia 76ers have fought hard so far this year, sparked by the young shooters Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner. But in order to get into the playoffs and maybe over the hump, getting center Andrew Bynum on board -- even for a month or so -- just might be enough to turn this team into an elite contender. Look what Moses Malone once did. Imagine a healthy Bynum marking his territory in the middle of the floor? The Philadelphia Eagles will end …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Shapiro: $413.8 million budget is 'an honest game of chess, not cheating at checkers.'
Montgomery County officials on Thursday unveiled a proposed $413.8 million county budget for 2013 that includes no increase in county real estate taxes and sets aside $2.5 million to begin replenishing the county's depleted cash reserves. Board of Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro called the budget "honest" while county CFO Uri Monson characterized it as a "first step" toward solving the county's fiscal woes, which have drained the county's reserves and led to downgrades from credit rating authorities. Shapiro said the $2.5 million allocation to the reserves was "a serious down payment on the future." "When our predecessors took office, their reserve fund stood at $100 million," Shapiro said. "When we took office it was a mere $20 …