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Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

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Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by RaceIn February, Facebook said it would step up enforcement of its prohibition against discrimination in advertising for housing, employment or credit.But our tests showed a significant lapse in the company’s monitoring of the rental market.Last week, ProPublica bought dozens of…

Hearing held for Upper Gwynedd 'Newbury II' conditional use request

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Hearing held for Upper Gwynedd 'Newbury II' conditional use request

UPPER GWYNEDD >> Plans for a complex of 30 new twin homes near Prospect Avenue and Hancock Street in Upper Gwynedd are moving ahead.

The township’s commissioners held a hearing Nov. 20 to discuss whether to grant conditional use approval for the “Newbury II” project, and a formal action could come next month.

Letter to the Editor: Poll workers needed for next election

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Letter to the Editor: Poll workers needed for next election

As chair of the Montgomery County Election Board, I would like to thank the 2,400 poll workers who ensured Election Day ran smoothly.

This year on November 7, more than 175,000 Montgomery County residents cast their votes for nearly 1,300 offices. In addition to statewide judicial offices, municipal offices and school boards, we elected judges to the Court of Common Pleas, district magistrates and the jury commissioner at the county level.

Plans for new Towamencin Wawa being vetted by board

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Plans for new Towamencin Wawa being vetted by board

TOWAMENCIN >> Plans are being revised for a proposed Wawa fuel station and convenience store at the corner of Sumneytown Pike and Forty Foot Road, and township officials are making clear what they do, and do not, want to see there.

“It’s sitting at the corner of our ‘Main and Broad,’ and I don’t want this to look like the Rite Aid building in Lansdale.

Jury convicts Ambler man of role in borough robbery

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Jury convicts Ambler man of role in borough robbery

NORRISTOWN >> An Ambler man awaits his fate from a judge after a jury convicted him of participating in the robbery of another man who he targeted after seeing the victim with “a wad of cash” at a borough bar.

Gregory James Mills Jr., 39, of the first block of Orange Street, was convicted by a Montgomery County jury of charges of robbery causing bodily injury and theft by unlawful taking, as well as a conspiracy charge, in connection with the 1:20 a.

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