Advocacy Group First Suburbs Comes To Pottstown Thursday Night

If you are a concerned resident of Pottstown and would like to give your opinion(s) about what needs to change in our state/county/borough to make places like Pottstown better, you may want to consider attending this important meeting at the MCCC West Campus right here in Pottstown.  The meeting will run from 7:00 – 8:30 pm tomorrow night.

Topics such as property taxes, infrastructure decline, housing policies, municipal services, school services etc… Basically anything that relates to life in older communities like Pottstown.

On hand to listen will be Montco Commissioners James Matthews and Joe Hoeffel, state Senator John Rafferty (R), five state representatives, two congressmen, Dan Onorato (D), candidate for Governor of PA, Joel Johnson, Director Montco Housing Authority and several members of the Montco Planning Commission.

If you have something to say…here’s your opportunity folks!

Police Arrest Crime Spree Suspect While Sovereign Bank Robber Still At Large

Chalk up another win for the good guys.  Marcus White of Philadelphia was on a crime spree in Montgomery and Chester counties prior to his arrest on June 2nd.  The suspect has been linked to robberies in Lower Pottsgrove Twp., Limerick Twp. and Coatesville.  Mr. White shot a senior citizen in the leg during the Turkey Hill robbery in Lower Pottsgrove Twp. because the elderly employee could not open the safe.

There are two other male suspects involved that still remain at large.  The investigation into their participation in these crimes is ongoing.

Because one of the robberies includes a US Post Office, Marcus White is facing federal charges in addition to the convenience store armed robbery charges and a shooting! The suspect was stealing money orders, cash and lighters.

In related news, the Sovereign Bank in downtown Pottstown was the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon.   The suspect wore a mask and carried a gun.  He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Customers were inside the bank during the robbery but no one was hurt.

The FBI description of the suspect is a black male, six-foot two and wearing an Air Jordan hoodie with a BMX-like face mask.  If you have any information, call the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Pottstown Police Department at 610-970-6570.  A reward is being offered and you can remain anonymous.  The suspect is armed and dangerous but I think that goes without saying since he just robbed a bank at gun-point.

Let’s make this robbery another example of why crime doesn’t pay!

The Empire State Building Makes A Saintly Slight

The Empire State Building lights up to commemorate many things.  Lately the Grateful Dead and Communist China to name a few.  Now it seems the Catholic Church would like to commemorate Mother Theresa’s 100th birthday.  They requested that the Empire State Building be lit up on August 26th in honor of Mother Theresa’s birthday and were flatly told NO.  No explanation was given and phone calls were not returned.  Hmmmmmm….

So let me get his straight.  We can celebrate the Chinese Cultural Revolution, sex, drugs and rock and roll but the achievements of a woman’s heroic fight against poverty and disease in the slums of India is a no-no?  What the heck is wrong with this picture???  Did somebody wake up on the wrong side of the bed that morning or what!