Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Residents fished along the Skippack Creek in Evansburg State Park on Saturday.
State Representatives Marcy Toepel and Mike Vereb brought out Perkiomen Valley residents of all ages with their Youth Fishing Derby on the banks of the Skippack Creek Saturday. The group met at 8 a.m. at Evansburg State Park, and enjoyed free entertainment, refreshments and prizes. The top prize was four tickets to an upcoming Phillies Game.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The local state representative unveiled legislation to changes the state’s Crime Victims Act, allowing victims a right to speak at parole hearings of prisoners.
State Representative Mike Vereb (R-150) unveiled legislation to change Pennsylvania’s Crime Victims Act yesterday, inspired by the high-profile murder of Ellen Gregory Robb, who was bludgeoned to death by her husband, Rafael, in 2006. Vereb has worked closely with the Gregory family when Rafael Robb was set to be released from prison after serving only half of his ten-year maximum sentence. The Gregory family was unable to gain a presence in front of the parole board to object the release without the help of Vereb, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, and other elected officials. “It is so important that victims’ and their families’ voices be heard,” said Vereb. “In this particular case, the Gregory family did not …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The event will be held on March 16, in conjunction with the Conshohocken St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Local State Representative Mike Vereb is holding a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser to benefit the Montgomery County Police Officer’s Memorial Fund on Sept. 16 after the Conshohocken St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The event will be held at Washington Fire Co. at 36 W Elm Street in Conshohocken at 4 p.m., directly following the borough’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Fayette Street. Tickets are $25 per person and include entertainment, and food, beer wine and soda. Kids are welcome to the event. According to Vereb, who represents Collegeville and Trappe Boroughs in the Perkiomen Valley, all money raised will towards maintaining the memorial that bears the names of Montgomery County police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, and it …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
After meeting with family members of murder victim Ellen Robb, the state parole board is said to be reconsidering a decision that would have made the former U. Penn professor a free man next week.
Wednesday, January 23
Update 11:05 a.m.: The state parole board has reportedly reversed its decision to parole Rafael Robb following yesterday's meeting with family members of Ellen Robb. A formal announcement is expected this afternoon. Earlier story below. Rafael Robb, the former University of Pennsylvania professor who bludgeoned his wife to death in their Upper Merion home in 2006, may yet remain behind bars. The Pa. Board of Probation and Parole had previously approved Robb's release for next week, after Robb served the minimum portion of a 5-10 year sentence. Robb received the sentence following a plea agreement that saw him plead guilty to a voluntary manslaughter charge. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that members of victim Ellen Robb's family met …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Officials say Ellen Robb's family deserves to be heard by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; a meeting has been scheduled.
The family of Ellen Robb, the wife and mother who was brutally murdered by her husband, Rafael Robb, just before Christmas in 2006, has been granted an opportunity to speak to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole regarding its recent decision to release Robb from prison after officials uncovered a law requiring the board to give victims a voice in the parole process. Montgomery Count District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, State Representatives Mike Vereb (R-150) and Todd Stephens (R-151), and Ellen Robb’s brother, Gary Gregory, announced that Ellen’s family would be meeting with the chairman of the parole board next week. “The opportunity to meet with the chairman of the parole board is a terrific development and a step forward …
State Representative Mike Vereb sent a letter to the PA Board of Probation and Parole objecting to the release of Robb, who admitted killing his wife, Ellen Robb, in 2007.
State Representative Mike Vereb (R-150) sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole in response to its decision to parole Rafael Robb, who pleaded guilty to the 2007 murder of his wife, Ellen Robb, at the end of January. “There is no reason this professional manipulator and convicted wife and mother killer should serve one day less than the maximum sentence handed down,” Vereb wrote in the letter. “There is a reason Pennsylvania offers legislation with minimum and maximum sentencing. If this wife and mother killer is not the epitome of a max sentence, then who is?” Robb plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal negotiated between his attorney and county prosecutors. Robb was sentenced to the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Republican state Rep. outpaced Democratic challenger Kelly Devine in the 150th District.
With all precincts reporting, Republican. Mike Vereb is leading Democratic challenger Kelly Devine with 54.29% of the vote to win a fourth term as Pennsylvania state Representative in the 150th District. "I am very happy with all the support and I look forward to serving happily and effectively for the next two years," Vereb reportedly told The Times Herald. Devine, a Norristown resident and first-time candidate, told the Herald that she was proud of her campaign. "I campaigned full-time on top of my full-time job," Devine reportedly said. "I just wanted to bring attention to a lot of important issues in the district." The 150th District encompasses parts of Norristown, East Norrton, West Norriton, Lower Providence, Upper Providence, …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mike Vereb (R) is running for a fourth term in the PA House against challenger Kelly Devine (D).
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updated 1:27am: Rep. Mike Vereb has won re-election with 99% of precincts reporting. Earlier: A closer look at the candidates of Pennsylvania's 150th Legislative District, which includes all of Collegeville and Trappe Boroughs and Upper Providence Township, and parts of Norristown Borough and Lower Providence, East Norriton and West Norriton Townships. About Mike Vereb: State Representative Mike Vereb is running for a third term in Pennsylvania Legislature, which he was elected to in 2006 after spending seven years as a West Norriton Commissioner. Vereb graduated from Bisshop Kenrick High School and the Montgomery County Police Academy, and spend time as a police officer and in corporate security. Learn more about Vereb's biography here…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The law does not implement new restrictions on firearm sales or purchases.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A Brad Fox Law is headed for Gov. Tom Corbett's desk, though it's perhaps not the one some gun control advocates might hope for. House Bill 898, which imposes a mandatory minimum five-year sentence for the second and subsequent violations of the provisions of state law governing the sale of firearms, was unanimously passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. The law also permanently revokes any license to sell, import, or manufacture firearms from such violators. The bill, now known as the "Brad Fox Law," was passed by the state House in April 2011. State Representative Marcy Toepel (R-147), who introduced the bill, said it had taken on "new significance" in the wake of Fox's murder last month. Fox's apparent killer, Andrew Thomas, who was …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
New act and state budget will combine for more support of PSP.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) used to be in law enforcement himself. As a former officer, he said funding for the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is a crucial need. “Proposals to increase state police funding died under the former administration, but thanks to Gov. Corbett’s leadership, the legislature worked together in a bipartisan manner to ensure that the Pennsylvania State Police has funding for 100 new cadets this year under the 2012-13 state budget,” Vereb said in a statement released on Monday. “Public safety is one the most important jobs of any government and securing adequate funds to fight crime in communities across Pennsylvania is one of my top priorities, without increasing spending or implementing any new taxes on our …