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Lower Merion approves sidewalk improvements for section of Levering Mill Road

December 22, 2023 — Main Line Times

Lower Merion officials hope a project in Bala Cynwyd could make one street more walkable. Lower Merion commissioners recently approved a $509,304 contract for improvements along East Levering Mill Road in Bala Cynwyd.

The Residence at Bala Cynwyd honors beloved resident with park dedication

June 26, 2023 — Main Line Times

The Residence at Bala Cynwyd, a newly-opened luxury Personal Care and Memory Care senior living community located in Bala Cynwyd, held a ceremony on June 21 dedicating a new public park in honor of Bala Cynwyd legend Gerald “Jerry” Francis. The park was created by the community as a public benefit.

SJU President McConnell gives “A Big Bear Hug” to Children’s School in Bala Cynwyd

May 1, 2023 — Main Line Times

Of course, it is obvious what credentials are needed to lead a stellar institution such as Saint Joseph’s University – doctoral-level education, various certifications, decades of experience, a well-articulated vision, personal magnetism, etc. On Thursday, April 27, Dr. Cheryl A. McConnell, recently appointed as SJU’s 29th President, visited The Children’s School at Saint John’s in Bala Cynwyd during story time.

Bike share program could soon be coming to Bala Cynwyd

March 13, 2023 — Main Line Times

A bike share program could soon come to Lower Merion. Lower Merion commissioners this week adopted a resolution in support of enabling its staff to apply for $150,000 in grant money to bring the bike-sharing program, Indigo, to the City Avenue area.

Work on Cynwyd Trail extension in Lower Merion Township to begin later this year

February 2, 2023 — Main Line Times

The new extension of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, linking the existing trail to West Philadelphia, is getting closer to a construction date later this year. At a parks committee meeting this week, the board of commissioners approved a resolution that will enable the project to move forward later this year.

Bala Cynwyd street named in honor of fallen firefighter

October 25, 2022 — Main Line Times

Lower Merion officials paid tribute to a fallen firefighter by designating Tregaron Road in Bala Cynwyd as Captain Thomas E. Royds Way. Royds was killed in the line of duty while serving with the Belmont Hills Fire Company after a driver stuck him and two other firefighters and a state police officer on the Schuylkill Expressway on July 24, 2021.

PennDOT to acquire land for road improvements along Belmont Ave. in Bala Cynwyd

October 24, 2022 — Main Line Times

Lower Merion officials approved a plan that could help kick-start a long-discussed road improvement project in Bala Cynwyd. PennDOT has asked the township for 0.314 acres of right-of-way along Belmont Avenue and 0.615 acres of a temporary construction easement. PennDOT will pay the township $104,500.

Extension for Cynwyd Heritage Trail closer to becoming a reality

September 19, 2022 — Main Line Times

When the Cynwyd Heritage Trail opened to the public about a decade ago, there really were no direct connections to the larger Philadelphia area trail network. Over time, a connection was made to northwest Philadelphia when the Manayunk bridge opened. Now, a new link to west Philadelphia is closer to becoming a reality with the township’s expected approval of a final lease agreement.

City Ave District to host summer pop-up event

July 14, 2022 — Main Line Times

The City Ave Special Services District is celebrating the peak of summer with a free and family-friendly pop-up event. On Saturday, July 16 from 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. the City Ave District Pop-Up Summer Event will offer live music, kids activities including balloon art and face painting.

City Ave. District hosts seasonal farmers markets this summer

June 22, 2022 — Main Line Times

The City Ave District Farmers Market has kicked off its inaugural season. The market takes place in the parking lot at One Belmont Avenue in Bala Cynwyd and operates on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The market is rain or shine.

Lower Merion considers adding protection to historic 1920s era movie house

December 27, 2018 — Main Line Times

A historic Main Line movie theater that’s been closed for nearly half a decade could soon get an added level of protection.

Medical marijuana zoning ordinance approved

January 18, 2018 — Main Line Times

After months of discussion, Lower Merion Board of Commissioners approved its new ordinance governing some of the details as to where and how medical marijuana facilities can be located in the township.

LMPD Officer Named ‘Citizen Of The Year’ By Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd

July 6, 2017 — Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch

The Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd has chosen its “Citizen of the Year,” and this year’s winner is a Lower Merion Township Police officer who investigated a rash of vehicle burglaries in the township.

Letter: Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd ‘disappointed’ by Lower Merion School District letter regarding Bala Avenue bus depot

July 9, 2014 — Main Line Times

The Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd (“NCBC”) was disappointed by the content of the letter from Dr. Wagner Marseille, interim Superintendent of Lower Merion School District (“LMSD”) dated June 30, 2014 (the “Marseille Letter”).