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NIMBYism strikes in Radnor (and so do feral cats, apparently). The Township Planning Commission has rejected Villanova's bid for a $200 million expansion that would yield new dorms, a parking garage, and a performing arts center. The move was designed in part to lure student living in apartments and houses back to campus, an outcome you'd think noise-averse Radnorians would support. Still, the Commission voted 8-1, echoing fears from residents that the plan"would transform a quiet neighborhood into a noisy extension of the 10,600-student Wildcat campus." Next up, a final vote by the Township Board of Commissioners. [Inquirer]
It's been quite a month for our fine furry friends in the Philadelphia region. First there was the wild turkey who was running around West Philadelphia. (He has his own Twitter account, naturally). Then there were the rat sightings. Then there were more rat sightings. (Surprisingly, the rats don't have their own Twitter account, although @ThePhillyRat is currently available ... just saying). And now, it's stray cats that are the subject of much hand-wringing.
The search for missing Brown University student and Radnor High School graduate Sunil Tripathi is over. Today, a medical examiner has confirmed that a body found in the Seekonk River by the school's crew team is indeed Tripathi's. Tripathi, a Bryn Mawr native missing since last month, was erroneously identified as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, as social media speculation and red herrings took on a life of their own. His cause of death is still undetermined. [CBS 3]
Joe McGettigan, the prosecutor who put Penn State pedophile Jerry Sandusky behind bars, has left gubmint work and is joining a private firm on the Main Line. Main Line Media News reports the 64-year-old is joining the McAndrews Law Firm in Berwyn to work on civil cases.McGettigan also achieved fame by prosecuting millionaire heir John DuPont, who was accused of murdering Olympic gold wrestler David Schultz in 1996. DuPont was found guilty and died in prison. McGettigan, a Temple University alum, also spent time in Iraq, helping Iraqis rebuild their court system, after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Today it begins, the week you've all been waiting for. Yes, Main Line Restaurant Week. Here's the full list of participants:Azie on MainManh Mi Bar & BistroBig Fish--Glen MillsChadwick's Restaurant and BarDettera Restaurant & Wine BarElla's American BistroGarrett Hill AlehouseJoe's Crab Shack--King of PrussiaLandmark AmericanaLegal Sea Foodso-toroPacific Prime Seafood & SteakRuth's Chris Steak HouseSaffron Indian Kitchen--Bala CynwydSeaons 52Sullivan's SteakhouseSushi Nami Japanese RestaurantThe Capital Grille--King of PrussiaThe Gables at Chadds FordThe Melting PotThe Saint JamesThe Silverspoon RestaurantValley TavernVivianoWhite Dog WayeAll dinner meals will be three-course prix-fixe, price at $20, $30, $40, or $50, depending on the joint. There will be lunch specials
Fox pundit and Haverford grad Juan Williams, lifted entire passages of his column in The Hill on immigration last month from a report issued by the liberal think tank Center for American Progress. Others were craftily paraphrased. Here's some direct copy-and-pasting.CAP:These big gains occur because legalized workers earn higher wages than undocumented workers, and they use those wages to buy things such as houses, cars, phones, and clothing. … Hinojosa-Ojeda found that the tax benefits alone from legalization would be between $4.5 billion and $5.4 billion in the first three years.Williams:These big gains occur because legalized workers earn higher wages than
Gawker has the scoop from a Bryn Mawrette:Yesterday, the school's Undergraduate Dean sent out a blistering email describing a series of infractions recently committed by the residents of one campus dormitory, and outlining the corresponding punishments. Here is the list of—"violations" seems too small a word, so we'll just go ahead and call them "war crimes"—cited by the dean in her email:"Requiring first-year students to swear alliance to Radnor over a keg""Shouting at first-year students with and without bullhorn.""Throwing items in common room (toilet paper, cardboard). Some items thrown into audience (may have been at first-year students).""Creating potential for injury
Video stores have all but vanished, but Miguel Gomez, intrepid former manager of the now-defunct TLA in Bryn Mawr, recently launched Viva Video! The Last Picture Store in Ardmore. What was he thinking?
Main Line Media News reports: "According to police, [20 year-old Tyler] Jones used his iPhone to secretly tape the women while they were visiting Switzerland. Once back at Villanova, police say he uploaded the videos to pornographic websites. One woman learned that she had been taped after she had been told by another person that a video of her getting dressed was online." He's since been released on bail and returns to court in March to face charges that he disseminated child pornography. [Main Line Media]