Happy Birthday Media Trolley!
|Media Trolley Turns 100 Years Old!|
Here's something to think about. What if the Media Trolley was free, forever if you boarded at the Providence Road Station? I'll share more about that later.
Indian Lane Teacher: Mr. Woods
I had Mr. Woods in 5th grade and to say he left a lasting impression, is an understatement. It's great to see he's still teaching and getting recognition for his efforts. He started out at Roosevelt Elementary School, as did I as a student. An excellent school and education is direct reflection of the teachers. I'm lucky to say I had both.
Picasso's - A good place to see a show.
At one time there was live music every weekend in Media. Now, it's not so easy to come by as most restaurants seem to shy away from this kind of entertainment, especially in the colder months. Picasso's on the the other hand, has a really nice stage and accommodating atmosphere to see a band. There's a stage, good sound, seating and adequate room for dancing, as was the case on Friday evening when local favorites the Broozer's played last Friday. Nice setup!
Media Lions - 4,000 Easter Eggs is no small feat.
|Media Lions Easter Egg Hunt|
A special thanks to Mccarrin Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Center who plays a big role in this event too. Everybody had a great time.
|West Fourth St.|
I was quite impressed with how well the new homes are coming a long on W. Fourth Street. Sometimes builders get this right, while other times they don't when it comes to blending new homes into the surrounding neighborhood. Looks like Martini construction did their homework and took the time to achieve a this balance.
Bad Timing? Missed Opportunity? Lack of Interest?
|Springfield Hotel - Opening Summer 2013|
Committees - The Political Pawns of Media, PA
Make sure you pick the right committee to volunteer for if you think you have something to offer Media borough. In other words, if you speak out against the political agendas held by the current council, you'll be dismissed as advisory with no decision making capability. Based on last Thursday's council meeting, the Planning Commission who recommend proceeding with zoning for the Wawa, was banished to this group. The Media Business Authority who also supports a Wawa based on an adequate traffic solution, I doubt has ever been taken seriously by borough council. Expendable pawns in the eyes council.
But not their beloved Citizens Advisory Committee for Third Street. Not only was it "stacked" with council's friends, family and special interest , it was heralded as the be-all-end-all decision making force for the Third Street Bridge. It wasn't just propped up by Media Borough Council, but anyone defying their recommendations were immediately attacked as shown by Councilman Paul Robinson. Here's what happened there: Co-chair of the CAC who resigned due to slanted interests of the committee - never addressed. RTM School Board? Angrily called to protest their involvement. Middletown and Upper Providence, told to stay out of Media Business. EMS (Fire, Police, Ambulance) never given a formal chance to speak, though adament about the need for an open roadway.
END GAME: Wawa - Same problems, Same Outcome
It's not too hard to see through the clutter of what is going to happen with Wawa. Much like the Third Street Bridge, it'll get bogged down and perpetually stalled due to lack of leadership. The outlook isn't good if Council President Hall, is dismissing the recommendations of his own planning commission. He could care less what they or the MBA think. This will just be strung out until he and borough council can come up with a good reason to kill it.
It would be nice if Mayor Bob McMahon would stop being a participant and actually spoke up and took a position on something........anything. Bad leadership, begets more bad leadership.