Sunday, February 19, 2017

Media in Two Minutes

Media in Two Minutes

Wawa starts to take shape
It still has a ways yet to go, but the structure of Media's new Wawa is taking shape quickly.  The lot didn't really convey how big this footprint was until the framing went up.  From the road, the site overwhelms the Starbucks store.

Chester Creek Trail and lack of parking:
With the weather warming up, especially this weekend, the popularity of the Chester Creek Trail is exploding.  As we know, parking is an issue.  Nothing much I can say or do about that, but it is a situation the Chester Creek Trail group and local officials are aware of.

Tagine Renovations on State Street
I can't really tell what will happen to Tagine restaurant on State Street, but renovations of some sort are definitely going on inside.  It looks like a total re-model with exposure of the brick walls on either side of the restaurant.

A Beautiful view of Traffic
Prices are starting at $400s but that includes an amazing view of traffic just feet from your front door.  I doubt that'll be included in the marketing material, but the West End Walk homes are literally being built just feet from Baltimore Avenue.  No matter how nice these homes are, I don't know how they downplay this issue.  Coming out of Media at night must be even worse with headlights hitting these properties at all hours.

Suboxone comes to Sixth St.
When you pick a discarded Suboxone wrapper that someone left on your lawn, it really begins to sink in just how bad the opiate epidemic is.  I found this laying on the side of my house on 6th St last week.  I'm not sure how it got there, or if others have come across them in Media, but it's a troubling find.

Having known people who died from an overdose and others that fight these addictions, I have a lot of compassion for the issue.  I'm not insensitive to the needs of those who need Suboxone, but I write about this as an observation and concern for the community.

Swarthmore on the verge of something great
I'm quite impressed with the campaign has launched to bring liquor sales to their borough which has been dry for decades.  There's a lot of economic benefit by Swarthmore doing this, which will be most apparent towards the draw they would have for restaurants and eateries.  I'd even call it a potential economic renaissance based on what has happened to Media's State Street.

I think they are almost half way to the needed 1,000 signatures required to have it on the primary election ballot for the community to vote on.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Media's new Wawa is making strides towards completion

A lot of work was done this week on the new Wawa coming to Media, PA at Providence Road and Baltimore Avenue.  The framing is well underway with a new sidewalk running along parallel to State Street.

Expect to see the Wawa completed and ready to open sometime this March or April.

New Wawa coming to Media, PA

Friday, February 17, 2017

Media's own Dos Gringos Mexican restaurant located on Olive Street is now selling its popular homemade salsas through Swiss Farms.

Media's own Dos Gringos Mexican restaurant located on Olive Street is now selling its popular homemade salsas through Swiss Farms.

An incident report needs to be filed against Media's Incident Reporting Website - Public Stuff

Back in 2014 Media borough launched an effort called Public Stuff to assist residents and businesses with submitting incidents that needed the attention of the borough.  Typically, these dealt with overgrown trees, street light issues, dangerous conditions and environmental issues.  The concept had great promise and is used successfully by many muncipalities.

Unfortunately, Media Borough never took the time to adequately explain their Public Stuff incident management service on any level.  Those who did submit issues have seen them sit for months before anything was even addressed.  The concept of the tool is to provide efficient communication and status updates of issues being worked on.  It's not clear if the borough wasn't properly trained or if the service faltered due to lack of resources to manage it.

Sadly, the service found at with a section dedicated to Media, PA, is useless. Despite the month-long delays in acknowledging the issues, some have been flat-out closed without being fixed.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Here's how Swarthmore is looking to get "Wet" in order to compete in the lucrative liquor market

A collective group in Swarthmore called Swarthmore21 is putting together a real campaign to remove long-standing restrictions that prevent the sale of beer, wine, and liquor in their borough.  They are hoping to collect 1, 000 signatures from borough voters by March 7th in order to have the question voted on at the upcoming primary -May 16, 2017.

The effort is to help current and future businesses compete more effectively, as well as, better meet the demands of the consumer.

Check our their website campaign at

Here's how to sign-up to their Facebook Group

There's some good logic behind this idea!

Looking for a summer camp?

Looking for a summer camp? 

Media Youth Center offers an affordable 8 week day camp, where kids stay busy with a variety of activities for their mind and body, including play, trips, swimming, and time to complete summer reading and math with a PA certified teacher. Available to campers entering Kindergarten - 8th grade; 9 AM – 3 PM (Monday - Friday) $155 per week or $95 per week for Media Borough residents, subsidized by Media Recreation Board.