Friday, March 20, 2015

The Daily Numbers for Friday, March 20

The Daily Numbers: 6:45 p.m., when spring officially arrives.

1-3 inches of snow expected in the region this morning.

417 million dollar economic impact for the region from the visit of Pope Francis for the World Meeting of Families in September.

3 years in the making for plans for a new Wawa at the eastern edge of Media Borough on Baltimore Pike. Council last night again put off a vote.

12 to 24 years in prison for a Main Line lawyer on child molestation charges from 20 years ago.

318 members of the Rose Tree Media Education Association who voted to approve a new contract reached with the district. The board will now vote on March 26.

6th and final meeting held last night in Springfield on what to do with the high school.

4 million dollars in pledges collected by those determined to stave off development of the Beaver Valley tract in Concord.

1.36 billion dollar budget for SEPTA, with no fare hike.

658 million dollars from the state, that’s up $29 million.

70 more employees that will be added by the transit giant.

150 jobs being axed by GlaxoSmithKline in the region.

165 metered parking spots near West Chester University that will no longer be free under a plan being considered by the borough. 0 charges being filed against Philadelphia police in connection with the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Brandon Tate-Brown during a traffic stop last December.

4x8 foot piece of plywood that struck a Philly woman walking on a New York City street, hurling her into a wall. She died of her injuries.

20 months in jail for Philly Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary on corruption charges.

3 teens - ages 14, 15, and 15 - charged in fatal shooting of man walking his dog in Philadelphia.

13th longest commute in the nation for those riding to work in Philadelphia area.

5 hours a week, what average person spends behind wheel on way to work.

1 billion dollars being considered to fight the ongoing drought in California.

91-52 win for Villanova over the No. 16 seed Lafayette Leopards in Game 1 of the NCAA Tourney.

16 points for Dylan Ennis to lead the ‘Cats attack.

16 straight wins for Villanova.

7:10 tipoff Saturday night as they face North Carolina State.

45 point lead for Villanova at one point.

11-of-22 shooting from beyong the 3-point stripe.

23 points for Chester High product Rondae Hollis Jefferson to lead Arizona to NCAA Tourney win over Texas Southern

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Keep your eye on Chester’s own Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. He’s my prediction for the NCAA Tournament MVP with Arizona.

I Don’t Get It: 3 kids - age 14, 15, and 15 - have been charged with killing a man just out walking his dog in Philly. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to those who again turned out in big numbers to discuss the project in Springfield to either renovate the current high school or build a new one.

Quote Box: “It might as well be the World Meetinf of Families Aston, the World Meeting of Families Clifton Heights, the World Meeting of Families Bensalem.”

- Donna Farrell, on the Delco flavor of the committee she heads that is planning for the confab and visit by Pope Francis.

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