The Philadelphia Business Journal is launching a new "Power 76" ranking of the most influential people in Greater Philadelphia. Among the cohort named today (# 51-76), six have Montco ties.
Montgomery County Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, came in at #61.
Bill Glazer, the Conshohocken-based developer who is revamping the Curtis Center, in addition to major projects in Conshohocken and other suburban towns, came in at #72.
- D.A. investigating fatal crash into canal
- Montco towns earn sustainability awards
- Banh Mi coming to Abington
- Mercy Suburban fined for not treating HIV-positive patient
- D.A.: Heroin ring out of Pottstown operated via text
- Surgeons take on a vexing consequence of breast cancer
- Montco to go big with cyclist-safety road signs
- From Philly to Montco to New Mexico, a family feud worth millions
- The Slinky, a local invention, turns 70
- An existential emergency for volunteer ambulance companies
- Montgomery Twp. steady after growth boom
- Lesbian artist to donate pope portrait to alma mater, Gwynedd Mercy
- Op-Ed: Pa. lawmakers must act to prevent gun violence
- 2 in Montco arrested for theft, forgery
- Montco commissioners tout flu shots by example
- PA emergency officials plan for hurricane
- Main Line lacrosse tourney lives on as its namesake moves on
- L. Gwynedd farm to become open space
- Montco files another perjury charge against AG Kane
- Feliz duo opens Pizzeria Felici in Horsham
- Wyncote seminary changes rule on rabbis married to non-Jews
- Wyncote man gets 50 months for eBay scams
- Pope is gone -- and for the suburbs, so is money
- Region bracing for storm Joaquin, and maybe flooding
- Betsey Johnson promotes kids' line at KoP Mall
- Whitemarsh farm takes wine grapes into beer territory
- Elkins Park man's search for "my brother's bomber"
- In Pa., school test scores -- and egos -- take hits
- Miscarriage -- a private experience gets more public
Montgomery County's elected officials agreed Thursday to cover the state's bills for another month -- but not without expressing growing anger that the counties, schools, and other organizations who rely on state funding do not appear to be a consideration in the now four-month-long budget impasse.
"Do the legislature, the governor, either or both, feel pressure from counties that are not backstopping the human services needs?" asked Republican Commissioner Bruce Castor. "I’m wrestling with the question of whether we are enabling the governor and the legislature to continue with their impasse by making sure that the funds are available for people who need it in our county."
Montgomery County, as of Oct. 1, was owed more than $20 million in reimbursements for drug and alcohol treatment, mental health, elder care, homeless programs, and other state-funded human services.
In recapping the county's handling of Pope Francis's visit last weekend, Montgomery County officials said the planning and practice that went into it would be a boon to county residents in the future.
Among other things, Commissioner Val Arkoosh said, county public health staff worked with a team of volunteer physicians to set up a mass-triage center at Lankenau Medical Center in Lower Merion.
"It’s fantastic that we had the opportunity to actually set that up and make it run, so that if we ever need it in a mass casualty situation, these guys are ready, they know where the extension cord needs to go to plug the whole thing in and make it work," Arkoosh said at Thursday's commissioners meeting in Norristown. "And you laugh, but those are the things that trip you up in an emergency."
- Cops probe deadly home invasion in L. Moreland
- Montco man charged with beating boy, pulling his teeth
- Pope makes unexpected visit to St. Joseph's University
- Small fire at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
- At seminary, pope urges bishops to be pastors
- Haven: Imagination creates glowing villa in Wyndmoor
- Suburbs cry foul over city deal on papal bills
- Montco gives up on swamped DUI court
- Wyndmoor native walks in Fashion Week
- Parent trip: The Bannons, of Jenkintown
- Sources: Cosby seeking top defense lawyer
- First 'Pope Baby' born in E. Norriton
- Ex-Waldron Mercy teacher invited to White House for pope arrival
- Pour House opens 3rd location, in North Wales
- L. Merion closures during pope visit: Just City Ave.
- Papaya Vietnamese: A son's dream in Montco
- Cheltenham's Lil Dicky goes frugal with latest rap
- No charges for Hatboro councilman who shot bank robber
- CEO Lesson: Valley Forge's Mike Bowman walks in worker's shoes
- Montco's rooms filling up for pope weekend
- New chef at Isabella in Conshy
- From Mall to Small: Main Streets are booming
- Women priests call for more inclusive church
- Victim's lawyer in Cosby case lashes out at Castor
- Montco sheriff adds drone to reconnaissance toolbox
- Bryn Mawr couple forms group to help Syrian refugees
- St. Joe's inaugurates first lay president
- Pope's visit a conflict for some abuse victims
- Paula Deen to headline food show at Valley Forge casino
- Glenside man sentenced for beating foster child
- Montco agents again search Kane's offices
- Montco's Groen takes over state Democratic Party
- Time hasn't run out on possible Cosby charge in Pa.
- A public official who is public with his depression, anxiety
- Temple prof tells of 'unthinkable anguish' after spy charges dropped
- Despite subsidy, renovation lags for Norristown eatery
- New CEO: Ex-boss' meeting method had to change, pronto
- Haven: Narberth home traditional, but family-friendly
- With Pa. budget impasse ongiong, lawmakers turn to 'Plan B'
- Rosemont College slashes sticker price
- Norristown parking spaces to be transformed
- Montco bikeshare fleet to expand
- Lansdale Catholic's Ryan Quigley likes to get busy
- Jane Goodall shares message with Agnes Irwin students
- Four Montco homes to get renovated
- Valley Forge designer Tory Burch goes sporty at NYFW
- Will Humpty's Dumplings have a great fall?
- Feds drop spying charge against Temple professor
- Abington historical database in the works