Thursday, March 15, 2012

Newtown Square web site information corrected

At the Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday night, we were informed of some inaccuracies in our web site data surrounding the second of three locations in Newtown Square.

Our site listed 3517 West Chester Pike as the location. This was information we received at the time of the filing. Unfortunately, there is a duplicate address - both the building that contains the Hair Salon AND Newtown Beer and Soda are listed as 3517 West Chester Pike.

Bartkowski himself seemed surprised when informed of this at the hearing, although the Zoning Board is aware of the issue.

This situation led to two inaccuracies in the data. First, the location selected was listed as the hair salon, and is now detailed on the info page as Newtown Suds, 3517 West Chester Pike #4, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Second, the picture rendered for this address was of the Hair Salon, which was incorrect. we have taken down the images of the sites in Newtown Square so we can review them and only provide you with accurate information.

Remember: we do not advocate the boycott of any of the businesses at these billboard locations. Most if not all of them are leaseholders who have no control over the plans at these locations. Our fight is not with the businesses who help our neighborhoods grow, it is with the blight brought on by the billboards.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Newtown : BIG to propose alternative at Monday 3/12 meeting

In Newtown Square, parties protestant received calls and a paper mailing from Thaddeus Bartkowski about a presentation is making at the next board of supervisors meeting. According to the call I received, he explained that he was going to submit plans for a single board system, likely electronic as he used the terms "dynamic" and "exciting".

Clicking the link above will take you to the agenda for the board of supervisors. Note, this is not the regularly scheduled meeting for the zoning board this thursday, but the entire board of supervisors.

The time is 7:30 PM and it will be held in the same location as the zoning board hearings are held.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Haverford Zoning Board - DENIED

Haverford Decison - DENIED
In a 5-0 vote, the Haverford ZB Chairman Robert Kane eloquently read the decision of the Board stating that Haverford Township showed that it DID not prohibit all outdoor advertising in Haverford as B.I.G. challenged.  A vote was taken and the room, 2 thirds full, burst out into applause.

Thaddeus Bartkowski III and Patrick Wolfington, principals of B.I.G. were not in attendance nor was B.I.G. attorney Marc Kaplin.

As stated by Thaddeus Bartkowski in a recent interview on the Patch, an appeal will be filed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

They Do Fall Down!!

January 13, 2012, 6:39 pm

Brooklyn Billboard Topples Onto Expressway

A billboard and its metal framework lay in wreckage along Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Friday after it blew over in high winds.
Brian Harkin for The New York Times

A billboard and its metal framework lay in wreckage along Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Friday after it blew over in high winds.

An illegally placed New York Lottery billboard brought bad luck to drivers and buildings in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Friday when it collapsed in high winds — partly blocking the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, knocking a hole in a body shop, severing a gas line and damaging a car, but injuring no one.

The billboard, 20 feet by 60 feet and mounted on a six-story-high metal frame atop a one-story brick building at 421 Meeker Avenue, fell at about 2:20 p.m., the authorities said. The billboard landed on Meeker Avenue and on the guard rail of the elevated expressway.

The billboard’s metal supports fell onto the building itself, partly collapsing the back wall, the Fire Department said. At least two other buildings sustained damage, the Buildings Department said.

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