Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Hatboro Planning Commission reviewed an application for 16 apartments proposed for a flood-prone South York Road property.
When asked if he would rather have the existing businesses at 332 S. York Road demolished as part of a government buyout, or move a land development application forward and build 16 two-story apartments, Jim Case suggested it was a coin toss. "Do you have a coin?" Case, a representative from Horizon Property Management asked Patch. When pressed, Case and his partner, George Kiriakidi said a buyout is the preference for the flood-prone property where Manja Pizza and a handful of auto repair shops are currently located. Despite the preference to demolish instead of build, Case, Kiriakidi and their attorney, Herb Rubenstein on Tuesday night began the first review of the land development plan with the Hatboro Planning Commission. The …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hatboro-Horsham School District students may be in the classroom through the third week of June because of Hurricane Sandy makeup days.
Summer vacation may not begin for Hatboro-Horsham School District students until June 20 under a revised school calendar the board approved Tuesday night. The extra three days of school stem from the district's closure resulting from power outages following Hurricane Sandy, Superintendent Curtis Griffin said. Beyond that, an additional school day was missed at Pennypack Elementary School Griffin said the district is requesting exceptions from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the missed days, adding that he is "confident" the district will receive approval for the extra day off at Pennypack. Assistant Superintendent John Nodecker said Hatboro-Horsham may not hear if that exception is approved until late spring, once anticipated…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The supermodel mom will help distribute supplies in partnership with the American Red Cross and Patch on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Supermodel Heidi Klum is lending her efforts to affected victims and families of Superstorm Sandy by distributing supplies, food, and water in the afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the American Red Cross Nassau Chapter in Mineola, NY, in partnership with the American Red Cross, AOL, and Patch. After, Klum will go to Lindenhurst, NY, for the tree lighting with Mayor Thomas Brennan. Klum's efforts are a reminder that these communities still need help rebuilding. Here's how you can help: Donate to the American Red Cross, Long Island Cares, or Island Harvest. And, you can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by simply sending a tweet: Patch’s effort to help support devastated communities after the storm, Patch Rebuilds, will …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Keith Valley Middle School students and faculty donned black on Wednesday in tribute to the widespread power outages and ongoing struggles for Hurricane Sandy victims in New York.
Never has it been cooler to wear black. And Brenna Reilley went all out in her head-to-toe black hair accessories, shirt, pants and even football player markings under her eyes. "Me and my friend, we both wanted to dress up," said Brenna, a Keith Valley Middle School eighth-grader. Dressing all in black, had a purpose beyond, well, dressing all in black, according to Assistant Principal Sarah Stout. The intent of "Blackout Wednesday" was to fundraise for Hurricane Sandy victims in New York. A Keith Valley art teacher designed the black-and-white "Hatters Help" T-shirts that faculty and a few students bought and wore on Wednesday. At $10 per shirt and close to 400 sold, Stout estimated that the school raised close to $4,000 - minus costs - …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has caused severe damage to many local businesses. if you're a small business owner, here's some helpful advice for how to recover.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
1) File insurance claims as soon as possible, if you haven't already done so. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners offers important advice and tips for filing your claim. The National Flood Insurance Program also provides information on filing a flood insurance claim. 2) The SBA offers several low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses in declared disaster areas, including business physical disaster loans and economic injury disaster loans. You can apply for loans up to $2 million for both uninsured and underinsured damages. You can apply directly online. Once submitted, the SBA will send an inspector to estimate the cost of damage. 3) Apply for tax relief if needed, which will allow for expedited returns or …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
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- Ivy Jacobson
Friday, November 16, 2012
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce a new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds Web site, and tweet directly from the site. Spread the word right here in Hatboro and Horsham. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the …
More residents in Bucks and Montgomery turn to their smartphones in emergencies, like Hurricane Sandy.
Friday, November 16, 2012
News Releases from Bucks County. For more information, please go to www.buckscounty.org. On an increasing basis, residents are relying on technology to receive comprehensive information about weather and other emergencies. That trend was born out during the recent effects of Hurricane Sandy as it passed through southeastern Pennsylvania. Within the five-day period October 26-30, almost 18,000 residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties signed up to receive emergency alerts through the public safety notification system, www.ReadyNotifyPA.org. The signup numbers for each county that were triggered by Hurricane Sandy: Bucks County 3,770 Montgomery County 3,469 "On behalf of the Bucks County emergency management…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Hatboro-Horsham School District was closed for three days as a result of Hurricane Sandy and the storm's aftermath.
The three days that Hatboro-Horsham School District was closed leading up to and after Hurricane Sandy may need to be made up before the school year's out, an official said. Superintendent Curtis Griffin told the school board that unless the state offers "forgiveness days" the district would need to make up the days that the entire district was closed. Subsequent days in which individual elementary schools were closed would not require makeup days, Griffin said. "The state may do something," Griffin said, adding that the district would probably not know for certain until May. The issue of deciding on makeup days would be back to the board for approval in the "near future," Griffin said.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Hatboro Borough Council approved a resolution to waive fees related to property repairs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Hatboro property owners who incurred damage related to Hurricane Sandy's wrath can at least cross one expense from their list. On Monday night, the Hatboro Borough Council unanimously approved a resolution to waive permitting fees for storm-related damage dealt from last month's super storm, which downed trees and power lines and knocked out power to thousands throughout the region. Typically, property owners would need to apply for - and pay fees - for borough permits allowing for the removal of trees, fences and other structures, Council President John Zygmont said. "We’re waiving the fees to let the homeowners get back to doing everything quick," Zygmont said. Under the resolution, storm-related repairs would still need a permit …
Employees help out, and you can, too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could…