Thursday, May 9, 2013
Planning Commission votes against school's proposal to change Radnor's zoning for its project.
Radnor Township's Planning Commission voted against a Villanova University proposal that would allow it to build a dormitory, parking garage and performing center on the school's main parking lot on Lancaster Avenue. The commission recommended against the plan because it does not know how it would affect the rest of the township. The members said they would rather see it come in as a land development plan under the existing ordinance as opposed to changing the township's zoning code. Read a long discussion thread by Patch readers on the topic here. "We have a large concern that what you see is not what you're going to get," said Dave Onorato, attorney for a neighbors group Friends to Preserve Radnor. Onorato said the group is concerned …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Some say the proposal would have a negative impact on their quality of life.
A group of Radnor Township residents is fighting Villanova University's petition to amend Radnor's Planned Institutional zoning code as part of its plan to build new dorms, parking structure and performance center on its campus. According to its website, "The Friends to Preserve Radnor are residents of Radnor Township who have serious concerns about Villanova University’s proposed plan to amend the current Planned Institutional Zoning to provide for a new use with the Comprehensive Integrated College Development (CICD) Amendment." "The result of this proposed Comprehensive Integrated College Development Amendment would have an extreme, immediate, and negative impact on the traffic, township density, noise and light pollution, environment…
Read about recent incidents of theft at local colleges.
A number of thefts recently took place at two universities in Radnor Township. The following information was provided by Radnor Township police.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
See how you can attend Thursday's taping.
CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer is taping shows Thursday at Villanova University. In addition to Villanova students, members of neighboring communities can be in the audience, too. The tapings are from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Register by clicking here. TAPING INFORMATION TICKET INFORMATION
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The owner of the historic state says arson was the cause of the blaze.
It was one year ago today, April 4, 2012, that fire tore through the mansion named Bloomfield on South Ithan Avenue in Villanova. While neither police nor fire representatives have said that there were any “criminal origins” to the fire, owner Jerald S. Batoff alleges that would-be buyers Dean Topolinski and Julie Charbonneau “engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity that included mail fraud, wire fraud and arson aimed at obtaining both insurance proceeds and the property itself for future real estate development, according to a lawsuit filed Nov. 29 in U.S. District Court. Topolinski and Charbonneau entered into an agreement to purchase the property for $5.2 million in March, 2011. But Batoff, the seller, alleges that they never …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A Villanova mansion will be sold at auction this month.
A Villanova home will be sold next month in a unique way—via auction. The New York-based Concierge Auctions will auction off 265 Abrahams Lane, a six-bedroom, 10-bathroom house sitting on 10 acres, to the highest bidder on April 22. Originally offered for $7.695 million, the auction will have no minimum bid. But if you think you could get it for a steal, bidders will have to fork over a refundable deposit of $250,000. The house has been on the market for about one-and-a-half years, said the seller's representative Eva McKendrick, a realtor with Prudential Fox and Roach. McKendrick said that luxury homes have stayed on the market much longer over the last five years. "It's beginning to change… but the things at the very top are going to be …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Police were called to the campus of Villanova University for the report of a highly intoxicated woman.
A 21-year-old Villanova University student from New York City was charged with simple assault, aggravated assault and other charges after she repeatedly fought Radnor Police trying to arrest her around 1:30 a.m. on March 14, according to police. According to a report, police were called to the campus for the report of a highly intoxicated woman. The woman refused medical evaluation, and was arrested. She resisted arrest by pulling away from officers. In the process of trying to place her arm behind her back, the woman bit one of the Radnor officers, leaving an abrasion, according to the report. The woman then put her feet against the door frame of the patrol car to avoid being placed in it. Once inside, she kicked the rear passenger door …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The student was majoring in economics.
A Villanova University sophomore died Thursday after he was in a car accident while on spring break in Mexico, reports Philly.com. University officials said that William Zimmermann of Far Hills, N.J., was majoring in economics and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. No details on the accident were available.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The following homes were purchased in the month of February 2013.
RADNOR: SPRINGFIELD: CHESTNUT HILL: MT. AIRY: ROXBOROUGH-MANAYUNK: MALVERN: PHOENIXVILLE: TREDYFFRIN-EASTTOWN: WEST CHESTER: ARDMORE-MERION-WYNNEWOOD: BRYN MAWR-GLADWYNE: NARBERTH-BALA CYNWYD: HAVERFORD-HAVERTOWN: MARPLE-NEWTOWN: MEDIA:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
See which speakers are appearing in the Greater Philly area.
Bryn Mawr College will end its Black History Month with a presentation from a civil rights icon. Dick Gregory, a comedian and social critic, will be giving the keynote address for the college's celebration of Black History Month on Feb 28 at 7 p.m. The speech is being held at the Thomas Great Hall and is open to all. Here are a few other speakers coming to the area: Anne Dinshah, a lifetime vegan and author of Dating Vegans, a book about maintaing relationships with people who have selective diets, will be visiting Villanova on March 13. Dinshah will hold a cooking demonstration, an interactive session titled "Be Socail, Be Healthy," and will judge submissions from the school's "Veggie Mania" competition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org…