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Focus on Juvenile Justice Issues in Schools at MLK Day Event

Martin Luther King Day last week provided the impetus for a unique event examining juvenile justice issues primarily related to the Cheltenham public schools.  Sponsored by Arcadia University and the Cheltenham Area Branch of the NAACP in conjunction with the Montgomery County...
Posted On Jan 28 2016
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Cheltenham NAACP to Present MLK Day Panel on Juvenile Justice and Community Issues

“Youth-Community-Juvenile Justice” will be the theme of a panel presentation put on by the Cheltenham Area Branch of the NAACP this Monday night for their 6th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Program.   The event, to be held at Arcadia University, will...
Posted On Jan 15 2016
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Township Honors Retiring Police Officers and Swears in New Recruits

Some changes are afoot at the Cheltenham Police Department. At the board of commissioners meeting last week three retirements, including one by the department’s second-in-command, were announced, while two new recruits were sworn in. The retirees include Deputy Chief Kev...
Posted On Nov 25 2015
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Recent Disaster Drill Offers Valuable Training for Cheltenham First Responders and School District

In a world where vulnerability in public spaces can seem as palpable and, unfortunately, as plausible as putting one foot in front of the other, Cheltenham Township’s first responders, in conjunction with the school district, held a mock emergency operation recently. The point...
Posted On Nov 20 2015
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MD College Student, CHS Grad – Now Facing Gun Charges – Still Missing

A day after Cheltenham High School was on lockout on the basis of the unknown whereabouts and issues related to recent CHS graduate Jacob Marberger at the MD college he attends, the situation at the high school and across the district is back to normal.  Marberger, 19, however,...
Posted On Nov 17 2015
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Fire Prevention Week – It’s a Big Deal!

It’s Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-11)!  Turns out that’s a pretty big deal around here.  Remember those school essay contests?  They still have them, but it goes a lot farther than that. You can not only learn something about a vital community service performed by...
Posted On Oct 07 2015
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Montgomery County Sheriff Adds a New Hand to the Bomb Squad

There was a time when a sheriff was a lonely lawman out to keep the peace on the wild frontier.  No more.  Now Montgomery County Sheriff Russell J. Bono has a new companion for his posse – and we don’t mean a new deputy. The sheriff’s office today unveiled a...
Posted On Sep 18 2015
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Pedestrian Dies in Church Road Crash

Cheltenham Police report that an accident on Tuesday involving a pedestrian struck by a car near the rear entrance to Einstein Elkins Park Hospital on Church Road has resulted in the death of the victim. Nancy Wright of N. Third Street in Philadelphia was transported by...
Posted On Sep 16 2015
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Montco Public Safety Planning for Papal Visit Gains Clarity

As public safety planning comes together for the Pope Francis visit from the Secret Service on down, Cheltenham Township officials report a clearer picture of what’s likely in store for the community as well as its police and emergency management personnel over the last week-end...
Posted On Sep 11 2015
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Another Grueling Labor Day Holiday on the Roads

Nine people were killed and 230 others were injured in the 664 crashes investigated by the PA State Police during the Labor Day holiday weekend from Sept. 4 through Sept. 7. During that time, troopers cited 910 individuals for not wearing seat belts and issued citations to 211...
Posted On Sep 08 2015
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