- Villanova Law School receives $5M gift
- State trooper charged in shooting of fellow officer
- Ex-Sen. Washington collecting pension after guilty plea
- Suburban Square gets 3 new restaurants
- County offers aid for Affordable Care Act enrollment
- Gladwyne man admits $2.5 million electronics fraud
- Main Line jewelry designer's red-carpet opportunity
- Larry Brown's Bryn Mawr estate sells for $4 million
- Keystone markets Blue Bell site as 'millenial' Veva office park
- GOP leaders endorse Tolbert, Zelov for commissioner
- Sen. Daylin Leach: Campaign finance system is broken
- Rep. Madeleine Dean: Gun laws need to be enforced
- Sources: La Salle football coach stepping down
- Ex-GOP Chair Robert Kerns loses law license
- Gureghians among the donors who failed to report McCord contributions
- Bryn Mawr clarifies position on transgender applicants
- Shapiro outlines Montco initiatives for 2015
- Bocce on a roll as younger players pick up the ball
- 4 DUIs in a year, but Norristown resident still avoids jail
- Getting credit from the school of life
- Civil War letters tell of a black soldier's training days in Cheltenham
- Ambler child "expert" charged with faking psychology license
- Woman killed in Norristown apartment fire is identified
- Conshy redeveloper gives rental markets 'the little push' they need
- Public brings questions of profiling to L. Merion police
- In Spring City, hybrid learning sends test scores flying
- Congressmen decry delays at Willow Grove base
- Haverford College loses a 'Titanic' alum
- Craig LaBan: Arde Osteria in Wayne
- Workshops seek to educate public on dealing with police
- Ridge Pike project expands to renovate Blue Route ramps
- Man dies after causing several crashes in L. Providence
- D.A.: Copper thieves trolled real estate listings to target vacant homes
- How did local college presidents pay their own tuition?
- Lynnewood Hall listing drops by another $1 million
- No arson suspected in Norristown apartment fire
- Cheltenham man part of ring charged with Medicare fraud
- L.Merion police: No wrongdoing in shoveler incident
- McCord investigators seek info on state contracts
- In forum, parents discuss 'recalibrating' their dreams for addicted children
- Osteopath indicted for alleged pill mill in Bryn Mawr, Roxborough
- Police: Use our pad to buy/sell on Craigslist
- Defense nominee Ashton Carter grilled in Senate confirmation hearings
- Bryn Athyn partners with Jefferson for nursing degree
- 1 dead in Norristown apartment fire
- Fat Jack's BBQ moving out of Jenkintown
- Ardmore businesses appeal Dranoff project
- Elkins Park teen acts as ambassador for Tourrette Syndrome
- $10M gift to turn Haverford College's old gym into an arts center
- Rosemont's stained-glass windows feature a lot of women worth studying
- La Salle gets its first non-Catholic president
- Montco releases photos of courthouse bomb threat suspect
- Meeting to discuss proposed development on Ambler asbestos site
- Main Line drug dealer Brooks gets 9-23 months
- Who turned in Rob McCord?
- Who's woman enough to attend Bryn Mawr?
- Montco native's death in Guantanamo still unsolved
- Wayne native Abbi Jacobson dishes on her "Broad City" success
- At car show, discerning spectators and gleaming autos
- McCord steps down, admits to strong-arming gubernatorial donors
- Montco Community College gets $2M grant
- Email stirs 'fat shaming' controversy at Bryn Mawr
- L. Merion digging into snow-shoveling flap
- Penn Wynn kitchen renovation all about family
- Lauryn Hill brings acoustic tour to Keswick Theatre
- Montco Democrat endorsements raise some eyebrows
- L. Merion police: Detained snow-shovelers were adults, not teens
- Another bomb scare fizzles at Montco courthouse
At the Montgomery County Democratic Committee's executive meeting Thursday night, party leaders cited "an embarrassment of riches" in candidates stepping forward to run.
"Eight years ago, 10 years ago," Chairman Marcel Groen said. "Everyone who came before us would've been on the ticket." This year, he said, they had to make hard choices.
Here's a primer on those endorsed endorsed by the executive committee Thursday night. (And check back in mid-February for a primer on the GOP slate).
- Controller -- Karen Geld Sanchez, an attorney who specializes in corporate finance. Her husband is a commissioner in Abington Township. The controller's seat is open this year, as Republican Stewart Greenleaf Jr. is not running for re-election.
- District Attorney -- Kevin R. Steele, a career prosecutor and the current No. 2 in the department. The race between Steele and Republican Bruce Castor, who previously held the job and is vacating his seat as a county commissioner, is expected to be one of the closest races in the county this year. The current D.A., Risa Vetri Ferman, is leaving to run for judge.
- Common Pleas Judge -- Daniel J. Clifford, a family lawyer; Wendy G. Rothstein, a litigator; Todd Eisenberg, a municipal lawyer; and Natasha Taylor-Smith, an assistant county solicitor. See my article today for more about these candidates: Montco Dems' endorsements raise some eyebrows.
- Recorder of Deeds -- Jeanne Sorg, mayor of Ambler. She will challenge Republican incumbent Nancy Becker, who is suing mortgage companies on behalf of all registers in the state.
- Sheriff -- Sean Kilkenny, solicitor for Norristown and several other Montco municipalities. Kilkenny is a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve's JAG Corps and a trustee of Montgomery County Community College. He will challenge Russell J. Bono, the former Norristown Police Chief appointed to the seat last year.
- County Commissioner -- Josh Shapiro and Val Arkoosh. Although she'd only been in office for about 15 hours, appointed to fill out Leslie Richards' term, Arkoosh was the toast of the party, receiving a standing ovation and overshadowing any mention of the day's bigger news story (the resignation of state Treasurer Rob McCord, of Bryn Mawr).
- Register of Wills -- D. Bruce Hanes, running for a second term. Hanes won national attention and liberal praise for his willingness to go out on a limb and issue same-sex marriage licenses in violation of state law. His mustache also earned national accolades.
- Coroner -- Walter I. Hofman, running for a third term. He was the first forensic pathologist in Pennsylvania to be elected coroner. Hofman, 79, apparently has had some health issues and is recuperating in Florida.
- Treasurer -- Jason Salus, running for a second term. He has helped the commissioners get a handle on the budget and found savings in his own department by upgrading technology and processes.
- Prothonotary -- Mark Levy, running for a third term.
- Clerk of Courts -- Ann Thornberg Weiss, running for a third term.
- Val Arkoosh replaces Richards on Montco Board of Commissioners
- Resident: Did L. Merion police profile snow-shovelers?
- Pa. Treasurer, of Bryn Mawr, to step down
- Lansdale woman charged with stealing from scouts
- Abington High grad goes back to his roots, blending Seoul and '80s teen comedies
- Bala's City Ave. district to get 'smart' traffic lights
- Wolf, Boyle talk to fellow Dems at national meeting in Philly
- Snow didn't materialize, but Montco small business still took a hit
- Jefferson, Abington Health systems have made their merger official
- Montco pols press Navy to speed air-base review
- Mirror Mirror: Area boutiques stocking Indy designers
- Villanova estate of Clothier family sells for $1.7M
- Bono to run for full term as Montco sheriff
- Nonprofit helps children who've lost a parent
- Montco company sues PA Liquor board over wine kiosks
- Abington Hospital to leave Noble Health Alliance
- At Bryn Mawr school, a 21st century 'snow day'
- Villanova art dealer winked at cash that reeked of marijuana
- Area students brave the snow to show off model cities
- In Montco, a model for affordable senior housing
- In Bryn Mawr, taking second-hand to top-of-the-line
- Kane investigation keeps mystifying state's legal community
- College fair to feature 30 schools
- Montco woman shot by police after confrontation
- Bridge inspections during Monday commute on I-76
- Report unveils new details of Washington's tough winter at Valley Forge
- Eagleville deaths ruled a murder-suicide
- Whitemarsh police disarm woman by shooting her in the hand
- Pour House to replace shuttered Macaroni Grill in N. Wales
- Developer chosen, but more delays ahead, for Horsham base
- Franconia residents, angry over budget, form citizens group
- Ousted Cheltenham superintendent will keep getting paid
- Increase in metal thefts tied to drugs
- Docs confirm earlier reports: Grand jury urges charges against Kane
- Cheltenham board unanimously votes to fire superintendent
- Future still hazy for Johnson & Johnson's Fort Washington factory
- Phila. area prepares for snow
- In Pa. suburbs, police use of overdose-antidote is spreading
- Villanova man sentenced in pot ring
- Authorities identify some of the victims of Sunday road-freeze pileups
- Johnny Doc's IBEW 98 adds Philly suburbs
- Old Narberth church converted in townhomes
- Memorial set for Flick family, victims of Bradley Stone
- Montco brothers charged with stealing $500,000 in sewer grates
- Rare butterfly, other strong signs found in survey of Wissahickon Valley Watershed