Thursday, August 16, 2018

Apparently no one listens to Mayor McMahon, so why is he mayor?!

If the "banner-gate" saga involving the neglected Third Street Bridge wasn't humorous enough over the last few weeks, it reached new heights yesterday (literally) as one was towed by a plane over last night's dining under the starts event.

The delivery has been clever, the message to "Fix the Bridge" clear, but the fault lies squarely at the feet of Media Borough Council and Mayor McMahon.  This issue has found them: in Contempt of Court, losing a $650k grant and as of late; named in a federal lawsuit.  Each one a non-electable offense let alone three! Ironically, Mayor McMahon was asked about the banner and complained that it wasn't his fault and no one listens to him on council, except for maybe one person.  If no one is listening to you Bob McMahon, then WHY are you the mayor overseeing this town?

Now that Orange Street is out of commission due to the county parking garage being deemed structurally inefficient, residents bare the brunt of less access why residential development continues at a record pace.  Orange Street is expected to be closed for months, with someone close to the matter saying it might be a lot longer than that.

Remember when politicians were held accountable and didn't need 
airplane banners to draw attention to important issues?

Friday, August 3, 2018

*** Round 3 **** Fox29 Philadelphia visits Media, PA to investigate, interview and report on the mysterious Third Street Bridge Banner caper.

Make Third Street Great Again at having Hate Has No Home Here? Maybe that sounds more inclusive for all?  Maybe not. It's too long of a slogan to make for a banner anyway, and really, the point has been made that the Third Street Bridge needs to be fixed.  In fact, there were so many comments, even on this page, that Fox29 Philadelphia dropped by Media, PA to find out what was going on.

Here's the full story and the video above, but here are some key takeaways that readers will find interesting.

"I think the first banner triggered some people. The banner was donated by an anonymous couple that was frustrated with a lack of progress with Third Street," Swim Club Vice President Paul Cavanagh said. FOX 29's Chris O'Connell asked, "Nothing to do with Trump?" Cavanagh replied, "Not in my view."

 "Something like that was meant to be a joke," Rachel Weiss said.

"Media police were even called. Although they aren't calling it a theft. They do say a swim club board member took down the sign himself saying it was too divisive."

Thursday, August 2, 2018

New Starbuck Coffee building is coming along.

Providence Road - New Starbucks location across from the new Wawa
Media's newest commercial development begins to take shape and is expected to be the new location (with drive-thru) of the borough's current Starbucks.  It'll also be big enough to include a second store within the building which could very well be an eatery of some sort.