fifty shades of crazy in lower merion township

I don’t pretend to understand why someone snaps. But this is horrifying, crazy, and sad all at once.

This is not only just horrifying for what happened, but that someone is so sick that they did this. If women are honest, there are some break-ups that make you do the full Walter Mitty on what you would love to say if you had the opportunity or that is to say you day dream or fantasize that you got to pour a drink over an ex’s head but do we act on it? Ummm NOOOO …..But this? A doctor, ok D.O. but still a doctor with oodles of education, harasses someone’s 99 year old GRANDMOTHER and tries to burn their house? WHO DOES THAT???

It also makes me wonder how stressed out doctors are today who are relatively young in their careers?

People have gone surfing on socials…so what happens to her dog while she is in jail?


Alleged ‘love triangle’ pushes Narberth doctor to distribute antisemitic flyers, set fire to 99-year-old’s porch
Amy Cohen, 35, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, arson, and ethnic intimidation

LOWER MERION (KYW Newsradio) — Lower Merion police say a Narberth doctor is in police custody and facing charges after some sort of “love triangle” drove her to leave antisemitic flyers, then light a fire on a 99-year-old woman’s porch.

“What we could deduce was that her former boyfriend is involved with one of the victim’s granddaughters,” said Lieutenant Jim Baitinger.

Baitinger said, after the 99-year-old and other family members in the area found the flyers 35-year-old Amy Cohen placed on their doorsteps, they installed security cameras.

Sergeant Mike Keenan says the flyers weren’t specifically harassing or attacking their faith, but accusing them of Islamophobia and related activities

Then, around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 30, Cohen was caught on camera setting fire to Brodo’s porch.

The fire extinguished itself despite Cohen repeatedly spraying an accelerant at it. They say the door and porch were damaged.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Doctor charged with attempted murder and arson after allegedly setting fire at Montgomery County home

Authorities say Amy L. Cohen set the blaze at the home of the grandmother of an ex-boyfriend’s girlfriend.

by Nick Vadala

Published Dec. 4, 2023, 2:32 p.m. ET

Authorities have charged a Narberth-based doctor with attempted murder and related offenses after she allegedly set fire to a home in Montgomery County last month, Lower Merion Police said.

Amy L. Cohen, 35, is also facing arson, terroristic threats, stalking, reckless endangerment, ethnic intimidation, and simple assault charges in connection with the incident at the home of the grandmother of an ex-boyfriend’s girlfriend, court records indicate.

Authorities said an investigation began Nov. 24 after Lower Merion Police found a threatening flier that referenced antisemitic language and the victim’s Merion home. The flier made threats against the elderly female resident’s granddaughters, who do not live at the home.

Similar fliers had also been found at homes of the victim’s family members in Philadelphia and elsewhere in Montgomery county, police said.

The fire burned out before moving beyond the home’s porch. Authorities did not say whether anyone was injured.

The Lower Merion and Norristown fire departments, Pennsylvania State Police, and FBI processed the scene, and investigators identified a suspect who authorities said was previously involved in a relationship with a boyfriend of one of the victim’s granddaughters. That suspect was Cohen, police allege…She has since been arraigned, and is being held at Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5 million cash bail.

DECEMBER 04, 2023

Main Line doctor allegedly lit Lower Merion home on fire after threatening family, police say

Amy L. Cohen, 35, of Narberth, is accused of burning the property’s front door and intimidating the owner and her relatives

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PhillyVoice Staff

yes, danelo cavalcante is still at large…and other thoughts

The literal world has been focused on this Chester County manhunt. Everyone has been watching the attempts to apprehend convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante since his escape from Chester County Prison LAST Thursday.

So now they think he’s near Longwood Gardens? Kennett? Chadds Ford?

This morning

I made a comment about people being really sick of this and somebody came back to me with a knee-jerk reaction that I need to cut lawn enforcement a break, that it’s tough terrain out there where they’re searching.

Ummm I’m not being mean or disrespectful or anything to law enforcement. I am merely showing people what I’m seeing. This has been a slog for everyone and particularly scary for residents around the prison and now Longwood Gardens, Kennett, etc. That’s not taking a dig at law enforcement. But hey at least we know the regular old knee-jerk reactions are still mingled in with everything that people in Chester County are feeling right now because a convicted murderer essentially walked away from Chester County Prison.

Then, early this morning if you check the police calls, there were sightings near some lot on Longwood Gardens property. The calls are below from Open MHZ.

Also, in this post are two excerpts from the presser did yesterday by the DA and law enforcement. Deb Ryan sounds angry, tired, and defensive. I guess on one hand I can’t blame her at all because of the questions getting lobbed at her, but on the other hand people are upset that this guy got out of the prison. Deb Ryan didn’t cause him to get out of the prison, and I know they can’t say anything while they’re investigating how these people have been escaping and who’s fault it is, but don’t chide the public.

The other reality I feel sadly is this whole scene is going to play out in the elections this fall as well. How can it not? And it could have a direct impact on those County row people either seeking higher office or maintaining their current office. Now, of course, that has been a very unpopular thing for me to verbalize but it’s kind of just there and I put words to it.

And then there are the people who have to criticize me for sharing live feed I found on Twitter last night from some guy who, yeah, has a past, but last night all he was doing was relaying information, and I found it interesting. I also found it interesting that he had some source inside one of those neighborhoods that the police were doing like the big searches on and it was this kid who was Facebook-living with him I think until other neighbors got upset.

Whatever this guy did in his past, he’s been playing it pretty straight with this and if he’s got cops that are willing to talk to him? He’s not the oracle, no, but listening to it was interesting and even more importantly, he gave the very accurate feel of what it was like being on scene.

A friend of mine said on social media, and I don’t necessarily disagree:

So apparently the escaped murderer is not within the 2 mile radius they had him trapped in. He’s now, or as of last night at 10:30, sight seeing at Longwood Gardens. Um, folks, what are we doing? Dude got himself a backpack and a change of clothes. How exactly does that happen? What are the chances of robbing a man who is also 5’2” and weighs 120 pounds? Seems like someone is helping him. Wonder what is next on his sight seeing tour through Chester County?

I still don’t understand how prison didn’t have a convicted murderer, waiting to go to a state prison, better secured. And I do think the public deserves answers to those questions sooner rather than later.

And then they’re all the other rumors that have been floating around about that prison often on for a couple of years. I am guessing like many other institutions like that, they have problems, but now they have to pay the piper and answer questions. And I would start with the warden who magically got placed on administrative leave two days before this happened and then after this happened resigned so is he falling on his sword? Is he covering for other people? I think the people of Chester County have a right to know.

I think there is a lot of shady crap going on in this county, and I don’t know that it’s necessarily a good thing or just a portent of things to come. And I think both political parties are to blame here. And given the fact that the Democrats are in charge, this would make me question any law-enforcement related elections this fall. Essentially any law enforcement related candidate backed by the current head of the Democratic Party of Chester County would be suspect to me right now.

We are a country that was historically designed on a two-party system. We need balance, and we don’t have balance. All we have are extremes in politics, and it’s not working.

These are just things I’m thinking about. No one has to act or vote or any other goddamn thing because I said so. But I think it would behoove people to become more educated about all political candidates on any level of government.

Now, if this Danelo Cavalcante makes it to Delaware, northern Delaware has a lot of marshes. Southern Delaware has a lot of open land. I honestly go back-and-forth on whether he has had assistance or not, but I can’t help but wonder. Except he is desperate enough that he could be doing all of this on his own. I don’t think he knows the terrain, so I hope eventually this will catch up with him.

I will also say this escaped prisoner has provided interesting Internet sociological studies. These are the situations that show the best and worst of human nature. I will keep sharing things as the spirit moves me because that’s the way I roll. If you don’t like what I’m writing about move on. But some of you need to learn how to be grown-ups.

If you see this guy call. There is a hotline set up that number is: 717-562-2987

Carry on with your lives. Be smart, be safe.

That’s all.

the kaplans go to court…in july for arraignment….

They are all moved out of East Whiteland Township, and their store on Lancaster Avenue in Frazer. But they are finally going to court. Don’t get too excited. It only looks like the arraignment.

But will it be orange is the new black? Time will tell.

Looks like arraignment date is July 13, 2023 unless it changes.

apparently the crazy train has stopped in chester county

I can’t even with Chester County right now. It’s CRAZY. As in crazy train crazy.

Where to start?

Ok the first thing was the husband or partner of Caln Commissioner Lorraine Tindaro named Michael Bedrick who is all in with Chester County Democrats going to jail for child porn? And when I wrote about it I felt like Lorraine Tindaro was a victim of sorts in all of this because I am fairly certain she’s over 70 and his actions have quite literally blown up her life.

Also to add to that because it IS Caln is this was the same guy cited for some property condition issues wasn’t he?

See? I am not making this up. So he’s in prison, what happens to Lorraine with all of this craziness? I am not advocating for her, don’t know her, but I think she deserves compassion. However, I am also not saying I think she should necessarily stay a commissioner in Caln, either. If I had been hit by the Mack Truck of life like she has been recently, I don’t quite see how she will be able to do her job as a commissioner in Caln but hey, just my opinion.

However, oddly enough, that wasn’t the part of my opinion on this that upset certain folks. It was saying have compassion since her husband or partner’s decisions and choices just blew up her life at a time when most are just wanting to contemplate retirement, etc. And oy vey, some of the comments I got from one person. Yes, I did finally tell that person to STFU before I removed them and all the comments and blocked them. Which is my right and not against the law even on Facebook. Their comments went TOO FAR. They were making people uncomfortable. But then there were the boundary issues of it all where someone gave them my personal email address and after their messaging on Facebook was ignored, and yes they went there. Sigh. Calgon take me away.

Did I tell them to STFU? Yes I did and maybe they did not like that, maybe saying that was not nice but also not illegal. Also no Papal ring to kiss. And if I choose not to engage vis-à-vis what I felt to be an unwanted contact via messenger and just quietly blocked them there, how do they think a creepy AF email to my personal email address which I did not provide them with would be received? Kisses and flowers?

And if we are going all Chesco D for DEMOCRAT when it comes to the Chester County Democrat Committee is it still practicing Democrap behavior this year? Remember the spring primary and their candidategate? Here let’s refresh:

That was a fun post, right? I somehow don’t think Charlotte Valyo thought so. I bet her knickers were in a twist when her email to a local paper got leaked? And then there was the who ridiculousness kerfuffle of oh a blogger published that they must also be corporate espionage types who hack email, right? Except the truth of the matter is the Chester County Democratic Committee much like their GOP counterparts are like a leaky boat. People aren’t happy and others overshare, yes?

So Charoltte, dear dear Charlotte launches a very GOP eve- before- election- trick. It backfired and gave her optics that were deservedly terrible for pulling a bitch trick because at a minimum she and her cronies are TERRIFIED of independent candidates and try to squash then at every turn so everyone runs lockstep behind mommy and her clucking political chickens, right? Well guess what? Her case and her minions known as the filing five seem to have ended this case that was going to do so much?

So Charlotte darling, what’s next? Are you all besties once again with failed judicial candidate State Rep Kristine Howard? Did you investigate her filings then too? Was she squeaky clean? Can I get out the popcorn anytime soon because you KNOW someone will primary her don’t you? And Charlotte, has anyone read the comments under this post:

Charlotte someone remembers you from your days on the board of the Phoenixville Country Club or something? Something to do with an issue described as a “bail out” from Schuylkilll Township? Seems very dirty laundryish but is there anything to the comments left? Part of this one stuck out when they said:

Past is prologue. On either count, strong oversight and judgment doesn’t appear to be a well honed skill.

~ comment left May 20, 2023

Now this Phoenixville Country Club thing is not my story to tell. But it sure gives one pause yes?

And from the county level politically ridiculous we move along to Roostergate 2 in Willistown. Now there’s some fun. Hate mail a plenty. Messages, text messages, emails, messages to this blog. One of my favorites was this to the purchased manor born who told me to go back to Delco or something. I am not from Delco, but amusingly the poisonous pen pal was. It was such a bye post menopausal girl moment. And for those who like to say there is nothing about roosters in Willistown, well there was something and then mysteriously it was not signed even though the prior Roostergate, Roostergate 1 should have made it common sense clucking or something. And Roostergate 1 indicated some judge described rooster rules, but whatever. Just keep getting roosters and siccing people on me for my opinion. Nevermind the poor neighbors, right? Talk to the hand, people. I love chickens, don’t like roosters.

Roostergate I found that umm yeah the rooster was a nuisance ….

noun. nui·​sance ˈnüs-ᵊns, ˈnyüs- : something (as an act, object, or practice) that invades or interferes with another’s rights or interests (as the use or enjoyment of property) by being offensive, annoying, dangerous, obstructive, or unhealthful. — attractive nuisance.

Oh and Willistown does actually have a noisy bird thing in their codes and the meeting the other night indicates this issue is not just in one place in Willistown:

So then we move from this bit of crazy train over to West Whiteland a couple of meetings ago:

So that is obviously a dicey neighbor situation. And painting profanities on a fence to upset a neighbor? That’s crazy town no matter how you are provoked.

This apparently was over fence boundaries? But the strife that was between the neighbors made you wonder back on May 10th, where were the police? I mean they keep the peace, right? It’s not always a “civil matter” is it? These people seem to live in between both Uwchlan and West Whiteland so there’s that. Betwixt and between two municipalities.

This was crazy train enough and then last Friday there were rumors of another neighbor on neighbor incident over there and someone got stabbed and was in the hospital? yet NOTHING until media reports yesterday?

AND STABBED? In that neighborhood? I don’t know anyone over there but friends in both townships say it’s a nice regular neighborhood which has the drawback mostly of kind of being in two townships. So then nothing is said by Uwchlan who responded although there is a court docket:

So this is hanging out there and one guy neighbor is in the ICU at a local hospital and the other guy neighbor is in jail? This is not normal this is crazy town and two families are blown up over this and two townships….yet it took until the media started asking questions for Uwchlan Township Police to issue a statement? WHYYYYYY? And I have to ask, could this have been prevented?

Then this hits the Daily Local:

UWCHLAN — An apparent ongoing dispute between two neighbors in the Exton area turned bloody last week as a resident of a suburban cul-de-sac was arrested and charged with stabbing another man during a street-side confrontation.

Uwchlan police were called to the North Valley Hills neighborhood on Thursday for the report of a physical fight between neighbors that resulted in the victim being stabbed with a folding knife. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he is reportedly still recovering from his wounds.

Charged was Glenn Phillips, a 53-year-old security consultant and resident of Rennard Drive, located not far from Downingtown East High School off Biddle Drive. He was taken into custody on Friday and is currently being held on $250,000 cash bail at the Chester County Prison.

Phillips is facing charges of the attempted murder of Charles Oswald, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault and assault with a deadly weapon, also felonies; simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and possession of an instrument of crime. He is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Paige Simmons of Uwchlan on June 26.

Defense attorney Ryan Hyde of the law firm of Hyde Tebay of Uwchlan, who is representing Phillips, said his client intended to fight the charges and claim self-defense.

“It is a very difficult situation, and we are looking forward to our day in court to exonerate Mr. Phillips,” Hyde said Tuesday in a telephone interview.

In a statement, Oswald’s wife, Marnie Oswald, said her husband was still in serious condition at Paoli Hospital on Tuesday. He has a collapsed lung, a tube in his chest, and internal bleeding, she said. “We’re not out of the woods yet.”

The dispute between the two men apparently concerns competing claims — about a fence ….The Phillips live in Uwchlan, while Oswald’s home on Biddle Drive is in West Whiteland. The township line divides their properties.

Details of the incident are included in the affidavit written by Uwchlan Sgt. Stephen Saraceni does not describe what the  confrontation the two men had last week concerned, only to say that there was a “physical fight.”

Saraceni wrote that he responded to a call for a stabbing at about 5:45 p.m. on June 15 at the intersection of Rennard Drive and Biddle Drive. There, he saw Oswald standing next to his white Transit work van with no shirt on. He had a large amount of blood on his neck and chest area, and the officer saw a large cut on the right side of his neck.

Saraceni also saw Phillips sitting on a curb across the street from his home in the 400 block of Rennard Drive. Close to him was a large pool of blood in the roadway, the officer wrote. He was able to determine that there had been an altercation between the men and noted in the report that “Phillips stabbed and slashed Oswald with a folding knife, causing significant injury, namely two stab wounds to his torso and back and a slash to the right side of his neck.”…The violence of the attack is out of the ordinary for Uwchlan, where serious crime is low, even though it is among the county’s most populated municipalities….

Problems between the neighbors go back several months, according to both sides.

At a May 10 meeting of the West Whiteland Board of Supervisors, Phillips’ wife, Angela Phillips, appeared to discuss the ongoing property dispute between her family and Oswald, over the fence, which encroached on her yard. She said numerous attempts in 2023 to get the fence removed from her property, including directives from the township, had failed, and Oswald was threatening legal action.

“I’ve tried everything to work this out,” she told the supervisors. She said Oswald had harassed her and her family over the months. “Please, please help me regain my property rights,” she said, her voice audibly shaking.

Supervisor Brian Dunn expressed sympathy for Phillips’ situation and said the township was hoping to help resolve the dispute. “We are doing everything in our power to get the fence removed,” he said. “Eventually it’s going to be moved.”

Marnie Oswald said in an interview Tuesday, however, that the fence had been moved in the past few weeks, and claimed it had encroached on the Phillips property by only a few inches. Now, however, she said she was dealing with the trauma of a serious attack on her 44-year-old husband allegedly committed by her backyard neighbor.

“I am terrified for my life right now,” she said.

There was a fairly large TV news report on NBC 10 yesterday also. Deanna Durante had the story:

Ok so I heard through local chatter that some are giving West Whiteland Supervisor Brian Dunn a hard time…for trying to do his West Whiteland Supervisor job fairly and for being kind to an upset woman at a public meeting in May? That’s what men who are grownups try to do: the right thing. Brian is a stand up guy. If I had to hazard a guess, this whole sequence of events is distressing to everyone. It is profoundly disturbing the way this escalated and there are no winners here. This is big time crazy train time. And listen to the news report on this. This whole neighborhood sounds like they were ALL living through this Hatfields vs. McCoys in Exton even if they weren’t involved. Now two families are kind of destroyed.

No winners here, none at all.

And finally, the ultimate crazy train for the week occurred on Sunday freaking afternoon on a quiet street in West Vincent. Not to be crass, but human freaking BBQ. That’s right, a burning dead body was dumped on Eagle Farm Road.

I have been getting LOTS of messages to the blog’s Facebook page about this. I know nothing more than anyone else. This is as creepy as F. But this is a dumped body. As in dumped and left . And this body was dumped in an area where you wouldn’t necessarily have security cameras abundantly present. So did no one see, or did someone drive by when some kind of vehicle would have had to pull over to dump a body, start a fire?

People. This is a case of if you SAW something, SAY something. Even if you don’t think it is important, you never know. Do I think the public is at risk over there? No my dears, your greatest risk in West Vincent is perpetual dumb ass politics and bad manager choices at least every other manager, right? You have a good police department and they care.

Do I think it would be NICE if the media covered this to get this out there more to the public regionally so this craziness can be case solved? YES. And no I don’t think this was a local person, this was an elsewhere dump. So maybe people who live on either side of the crime scene if you have trail cameras or security cameras start checking your footage for cars etc you don’t recognize or were driving oddly? You never know…

And then there is the AJ Blosenski of it all. I finally got our street cleared of the backlog of missed trash pickups and had a nice chat with two corporate overlord folks at Waste Connections. That was the accomplishment that pleased me yesterday. but now AJ Blosenski and Waste Connections need to do that for everyone.

But as for the rest of it? Swirling humanity and the crazy train stopping too long in Chester County? Enough already. It is freaking exhausting.

Just like the people who seem to think contacting me whenever about whatever and being utterly obnoxious a lot of the time is too much talk to the hand. I don’t suffer fools gladly, so fools, please stay in your lane. Everyone has opinions, I am but one person so why do you care so much?

And then a question I ask sincerely: Why is it wrong to show compassion for people at times?

We have had three pretty awful things happen lately: a stabbing that was the end result of a neighbor dispute that went on for far too long; a local politician’s spouse/partner went to jail for child porn which blew up lives and friendships because of collateral damage; a body BBQ due to a dumped burning murder victim in West Vincent Township in a quiet area with lots of kids.

Look at this local craziness as a microcosm of the larger picture of what is happening in our country. When does it stop? When (for example) do the political parties put down their pitchforks and meet in the middle for the benefit of ALL Americans? When did violence become the answer to everything? When did we stop feeling consistently safe in our own neighborhoods?

There is no simplistic answer to crime. But there is a simplistic answer to the bullshit and crazy behavior we see every day on social media that spills over into the real world and people actually think the behavior is OK? This behavior is NOT O.K. That is your simplistic answer.

People, breathe. Just freaking breathe. Enough stupid human tricks for a while.

That’s all I have got today.

that whiff of je ne sais quois in the air…

First we start with maligning Caroline O’Halloran of Savvy over a certain article. The article as per the temporary Oracle of Wayne as seen above was “twisted, manipulated with a whole bunch of lies with no real facts checked and one sided.”

Yeah well I guess another nuance has been missed by she who takes no accountability is that she was the subject of an article, not a fluff interview? Of course there are two sides to every little story, but please by all means, she should explain to her loyal fans (or are they paid followers? ) how her ends justify any means? Is she saying court dockets lie and so do two local police departments, Radnor and Newtown Township, both in Delaware County?

Clarity here: No one is trying to “run” her away (does she mean drive, perhaps?) , although she seems as if she skipped out on a few communities and different states, oui? All big mistakes there too? And for “she told me I don’t belong here”, who said that? Is that some sort of insecurity speaking? She simply doesn’t get how the Main Line works, and you can’t just move and belong, it takes time, doesn’t it? People don’t just instantaneously let étrangères (strangers) into their lives, and she is that, is she not? Does she not get that? Life isn’t a scripted Bravo reality show.

But to attack a fine woman like Caroline O’Halloran? Meh. Speaks volumes to character, and I can have that opinion.

Apparently I have no free will and this (above) is what she “wanted” me to do? Did you “want” me to show these text messages she sent too? Here, I will post them again….Red is what she said…blue was the sole response of the person she was essentially threatening, or is that how she normally speaks?

Then we get to this next thing. Sharing a photoshop containing Michelle Obama no less. Does she think this magnificent woman of color would condone her behavior?

She dedicated these threats to me? Bless her heart! Let’s start with leave her daughter’s name out of my mouth? Did I ever malign her daughter? Nope. I don’t even know her name. I don’t pick on kids. I will note however, that SHE talks about her daughters on her Instagram “business” page (or one of them, it’s hard to keep up as she has many Instagram personalities, doesn’t she?)

Could I post her kids? Well at least two sure, because they are adults, right? But I won’t because they didn’t create mommy’s messes and you don’t pick on people’s kids, do you?

Oh and by the way I love cows. Ask anyone. Moo.

I need to take care of my health? Another threat? Alrighty and just FYI law enforcement does follow this blog. Je ne comprends pas pourquoi elle aggraverait les choses?

So she then goes on and talks about “rating teeth”? How are we rating them and why?

Karma is a bitch and quoting Kenya Moore from Real Housewives of Atlanta? More threats? Life imitating Bravo? Is that how she sees all this? As her own reality show? Somehow I don’t see Andy Cohen calling her up no matter how many Bravoleberities she poses with in the Hamptons, do you???

She wanted me to post her photos? Does it include this one at the bottom of the post? Or these? Please note that I blurred out her kids.

I wonder does it give her a thrill every single time someone says something about her? I also wonder does she not get the Anna Delvey reference in Melissa Jacobs Main Line Tonight article? And seems to think even part 2 of that series is pro her?

It’s all a very odd, odd thing. She goes on to say attorneys, family, friends tell her to stay off of social media? Yet she can’t. Is she craving attention? Over this? Why? She talks about obsessed, yet she opens the doors with her behavior? And what is with the “By Karen”? Is Karen a personality of hers? Or does she mean “Bye Karen”?

She is obsessed with belonging on the Main Line, right? Proving she’s good enough or something? She is obsessed with getting publicity good, bad, or indifferent? So if people are watching her, she’s getting what she wants so how does that make others obsessed exactly? She creates a buzz all by herself via she is saying online and in interviews, but she does or doesn’t want the attention? Does notorious mean she is selling out of her online store she seems to have on her website? She mentions a “showroom” ? Is that wherever she is living in Wayne? See photo above and is that commercial or is it residential? Looks residential, doesn’t it? ?

And at every turn one gets the whiff of an attempt to make this issue about race? It’s not and never has been about race. It’s about right and wrong, something most children understand, yes? ASPD much?

People have asked me why Melissa Jacobs wrote her two pieces. I don’t know her and I cannot answer that. Ask her. She thinks she was doing the right thing per some public commentary on Facebook:

Sadly, we can’t control how this woman currently in Wayne feels about any of us who are aghast at the behavior, but we have a right to our opinions, only we’re not threatening her, are we? She seems to do that though, doesn’t she? She says she wants to stay, yet she feels she is being pushed out ? How can she be pushed out of a community she really doesn’t belong to? Belonging takes time, and the Main Line is a funny place. It might not be what it was, but it marches to the beat of it’s own drummer so to speak. And some people push themselves out. The psychology here is fascinating.


don’t stop believing?

Is Instagram now really The Diary of a Malignant Narcissist? High on the hog of her Main Line Tonight interview, she’s back on Instagram proclaiming not sure exactly what?

My true unfettered amusement on this first screenshot is she still doesn’t get how the Main Line works. Not my job to educate. Also, what is she responding to? My opinion?

This above? Just wow, right? Words are cheap and she sure is slinging them like mud, oui? Like at our local journalist and all around wonderful lady, Caroline O’Halloran? For real? You are going after her too? All those court dockets are just lies too? Police reports? Does she live in an alternate universe or does Melissa Jacobs have it right when she refers to her as Hillary White Jean: The Main Line’s Anna Delvey? (Careful, Melissa, you are probably next. as everyone takes a turn in her blame game, don’t they?)

Certainly more to unpack, yes?

My post yesterday might explode if I added more, hence the new post.

Yesterday’s post:

Back to the screenshots:

I’m not quite sure what the point is with the posts about Tehrani brothers? She’s not exactly the wounded party here, is she? I mean this is just one of two retail store leases she skipped out on in Wayne isn’t it? Did they have to accept what she purportedly proposed?

I don’t really know Nancy Volpe Beringer, other than who she is and I watched her on Project Runway and cheered her on. But what do these posts prove? Because if you think about it, of course, Nancy can wear her own pieces. She either designed them, or actually owns them, correct?

And once again, she pivots back to a subject of some obsession doesn’t she? Why so obsessed with publicist, Sarah Doheny? After all, if you bounce checks to someone and stiffed them on the total amount of what you agreed to pay them, how is that other person supposed to feel? Wasn’t there someone different as a publicist down in Glen Mills? Seems a wee bit stalkeriffic as a whole, doesn’t it?

I don’t pretend to have the answers here, I am following along with popcorn like everyone else. But I just don’t get it and I have to wonder if victims are feeling victimized yet again?

First Savvy Main Line then Main Line Tonight seemed to have established that what happened in Wayne is a repeat pattern from other businesses in other places, right?

Also curious? Why she leaves out text messages like to her former publicist, Sarah Doheny? Like these two (she does all of the talking it seems except for a polite blue reply which is Doheny?) :

Curiouser and curiouser. Where are you hiding Keith Morrison?

Savvy Main Line: The swift rise and steep fall of a Wayne shopkeeper; Top-shelf shooting at Main Line Armory; Walk-in pet care; New Joey Chops & Thrillz adventure park; All-weather pickleball (!) & much more


Court and police records show that Jean:

  • has declared bankruptcy five times in three states since 2011, most recently on Jan. 30 of this year.
  • has been repeatedly sued for alleged nonpayment of bills and has had at least four court judgments entered against her since 2021.
  • has been arrested three times since arriving in Wayne: twice last summer for passing fraudulent checks and once three weeks ago for witness intimidation, harassment and other charges at her preliminary criminal hearing before Radnor District Judge Leon Hunter. The Delaware County DA and Radnor and Newtown police have all confirmed ongoing investigations of Jean.

To the public, she was a smart businesswoman, a former hairdresser from Haiti with a sharp eye for style and a winning personality who worked hard for the designer clothes she wore and the Range Rover she drove.

Jean marketed herself as both “the first black business owner in Wayne” and a fashion pioneer who was upping the Main Line’s style game. “We’re bringing Rodeo Drive to the Main Line,” she once told SAVVY with a 100-watt smile….

But court and police records and our interviews with multiple sources reveal a woman who repeatedly changed names, addresses and businesses and stiffed people and companies whose fashions she sold, whose space she rented, and whose services she engaged.

In the last two years, Hillary White Jean has opened and closed three stores: Lady M Boutique (M was for millionaire) in Glen Mills, HJ Boutique at 106 E. Lancaster Ave. in Wayne (now the home of Wheelhouse Cards) and JWH Boutique at 209 E. Lancaster Ave. at the former Mattress Factory/Tehrani Rug Co. building, also in Wayne…..In an early January email to customers dotted with all-caps exclamations, Jean called her time in Wayne “phenomenal … We MADE HISTORY. ASK SIRI … We were named the New Beverly Hills Fashion Boutique in Wayne.” She blamed “unfortunate unexpected circumstances” for her store’s closure and invited customers to shop online.

“Perhaps it’s just temporary,” she wrote. “We are in the middle of a renegotiation. We’re NOT sure how it will work out.”

But according to her Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy filing on January 30, 2023, she owes nearly $476,280.42 to her first Wayne landlord, School Lane Holdings Co., with whom she signed a five-year lease with a personal guarantee, and $67,103.42 to her second Wayne landlords, Reuben, Benjamin and Youda Tehrani.

~SAVVY MAIN LINE 2/28/2023

m. kaplan interiors on the move….out of east whiteland.

The Kaplans’ garage is going to be full, huh? I started getting messages yesterday that they were on the move and then my husband sent a photo.

Wonder if wifey wore her Louis Vuitton purse to her mug shot? Sorry, too much? Too soon?

Sign me still aghast that this is what people do when they inherit a 100 year old business. Feel sorry for their kids.

Quick! Giggle at their You Tube before it disappears:

And people can’t thank Nydia Han at 6ABC WPVI enough for her original story. And you can still contact East Whiteland Police or the Chester County District Attorney’s Office if you were a victim of theirs and have not reported it.

seemingly juicy white collar crime in west whiteland has a new court date and still no media covereage?

A few weeks ago I saw these Crimewatch PA blurbs from West Whiteland Township. White Collar crimes, something you do not see often. The names were Verna, Karen and Verna, Joseph.

Originally these popped around Valentine’s Day. I threw up a post based on what I saw. That was that.

I figured the media would find this curious and follow-up. Crickets. And white collar crimes seem to be a media thing these days, including on the Main Line. And because it’s white collar you would think consumer affairs TV reporters might be interested? Nope. Crickets.

Today I wondered “what ever happened?” so I went back to the court dockets. New dockets. New entries. A formal arraignment on March 23, 2023 at 9:15 AM in front of Judge Analisa Sondergaard unless it gets moved. And when I looked again at the Crimewatch entries were updated to include photos, so now the names have faces.

So I am guessing this guy is a chiropractor in Florida now? (It came up in a Google search. You can look up the FL license, it’s public, also listed on PA state site so I guess that is it, huh?) Business must have been in West Whiteland since that is the PD that did it? And now there is the Chester County DA listed on the new dockets?

Don’t know the man. Don’t know the wife. But that is some interesting stack of charges on him and if you read the dockets, the charges say 2009 which means this has been going on a while??? How do you do that? Greed? Malice? Stupidity? Whatever the case may be, this one has the earmarking of a doozy of a tale, doesn’t it?

Sure is interesting. Sure feel sorry for whomever they did dirty. Maybe now the media will pick it up now that there are photos on the Crimewatch listings and a late March court date?

Here are the dockets:

m.kaplan jail interiors next?

Goodness. M. Kaplan Interiors is back in the news. Quite the whopper of an article in the Daily Local. BOTH Kaplans have been charged: Vuitton toting over-priced car driving Margaret, and Matthew who apparently is in some hospital somewhere according to the article?

Chester County furniture store owners charged in fraud cases
PUBLISHED: March 4, 2023 at 10:15 a.m. | UPDATED: March 4, 2023 at 1:37 p.m.

….Matthew Kaplan, 54, of Abington, Montgomery County, is charged with 15 separate counts of deceptive business practices, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds, theft by false impression, receiving stolen property and conspiracy. His wife Margaret Kaplan, 56, also of Abington, is charged with three counts each of the same offenses. All are felonies.

The couple has yet to be arraigned by Magisterial District Justice John Bailey of West Whiteland, Matthew Kaplan was arrested last month and charged in four cases, and was released on bail. The other alleged victims came forward after news of his arrest was reported.

A telephone message at the business on Friday stated that Matthew Kaplan had been admitted to a hospital in February. He could not be reached. He was represented in the first set of allegations by attorney James Bonner of Media.

M. Kaplan Interiors, located on Lancaster Avenue in the township’s Malvern section, began business in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia in 1922, with its founder, Morris Kaplan, providing parlor sets, appliances, and baby carriages, “at a time when business was done on a handshake,” according to its website….”Now in its 3rd generation, M. Kaplan continues to design and furnish homes throughout the United States and abroad,” the site proclaims, “Proudly, a small family-owned and operated business carrying on the family tradition.”

A proud family tradition is, however, not what those making complaints to East Whiteland police said they found, however.

Here are the dockets:

Apparently grifters make the world go round.

Below is the prior post. If you were a victim of this business, contact East Whiteland Police.

temple university and the city of philadelphia can’t even keep temple police officers safe.

Every damn day. Every damn day there is some piece of news out of the Temple University area about crime. Violent and petty crime. Last night a Temple University Police officer was murdered. By an 18 year old out of an expensive area in Buckingham, Bucks County and yes I looked up where the kid lives. Given his photos on Instagram about his love of his Ducati motorcycle someone’s parents may have more money than sense.

The shooter as per media reports is 18 year old Miles Pfeffer of Quarry Road in Bucks County. He lives with some family on “Boxley Farm” in Buckingham. Quite the piece of real estate.

So since media reports say Miles Pfeffer just turned 18 so is he a senior in high school and what would a kid from a place like that be doing in North Philadelphia car jacking someone at gunpoint? : Temple University police officer shot and killed near campus; Bucks County man taken into custody
From wire and staff reports

And what is his family all about that they didn’t realize what their kid was up to? Didn’t they look at his social media? Everyone else has been looking at his Instagram for example. Trying to be a gangsta, and then you wonder were the parents parenting at all?

And let’s talk Temple University. If you know anyone who works there or if you were one of the thousands of parents in the region with kids there you know every day there’s something on the news and it’s never positive in relation to Temple University and North Philadelphia. It’s 24/7/365 crime. The university president Dr. Jason Wingard and his public safety blondie Jennifer Griffin seem to schmooze and massage press releases, etc., but what are they actually doing ? I won’t bother with wondering the same with the City of Philadelphia because it’s just Crimeadelphia Filthadelphia 24/7/365.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Police documents provide more details Christopher Fitzgerald’s killing

Just a few short years ago, Miles Pfeffer posed for photos on Instagram with largemouth bass and other fish he’d caught. He was 15, but looked young enough to be in middle school.

Then it was dirt bikes, then a Ducati, and by last November, he was sitting atop a basketball hoop, fanning out $20 bills. Another Instagram photo later that month showed a male with a concealed face, displaying money in a similar fashion — but with what appeared to be a Ruger semiautomatic pistol tucked into his waistband. “Work smart not hard make stupid decisions face stupid consequences,” Pfeffer wrote.

The Temple University Police Officer who was shot was 31 years old. A family man. A son of parents in law enforcement according to other things I have read. He is from a legacy of protect and serve. Officer Christopher Fitzgerald. Say his name. He was shot in the head so there is no doubt as to the intent of the shooter is there? People love to talk about the bad people in law enforcement all over this country and then you look at what happens to the people who are good law-enforcement, and are they spoken of enough?

And now the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that this kid tried to rob the officer of his gun while on the ground, shot. The sheer inhumanity blows my mind.

Temple University has reportedly underreported crime. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on that in November, 2022. So did other media outlets:

When professor Jeffrey Doshna read Temple University’s latest crime report, he was immediately struck by a seeming omission.

The murder of Samuel Collington last November, less than two blocks from a campus building, wasn’t reflected in the statistics. In fact, the university reported zero murders either on or off its main North Philadelphia campus for 2021, just as it has for every past year on record.

By federal law, Temple didn’t leave anything out. Universities are required to report only crimes that occur directly on campus, on public property adjacent to campus, or at off-campus affiliated university buildings. The result is that killings that took place last year in what many consider Temple’s neighborhood — on the 1700 block of North 16th Street, the 1700 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue, or the 2200 block of North Park Avenue, where Collington died — are unaccounted for in Temple’s annual crime report.

~ Philadelphia Inquirer 11/20/22

Temple University is a terrific school but they can’t keep their students, staff, or police force safe, can they? That has to change. It is incumbent upon the board of trustees of Temple University to act. This is the current board of trustees:


Barry C. Arkles, Ph.D.’70 College of Science & Technology, 76′ College of Science & Technology, Ph.D.

Leonard Barrack, Esq., ’65 Fox School of Business, ’68 Beasley School of Law
Barrack, Rodos & Bacine

Michael E. Breeze, ’96 Fox School of Business & Management
New Direction Capital

Patrick M. Browne, Esq., (G)* , ’93 Beasley School of Law
Pennsylvania State Senator

Stephen G. Charles’80 School of Media & Communication

Joseph F. Coradino’74 College of Liberal Arts
PREIT Services, LLC

Paul G. Curcillo, II, M.D., ’84 College of Science & Technology
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Nelson A. Diaz, Esq., ’72 Beasley School of Law, ’90 Honorary Degree
Dilworth Paxson LLP

Patrick J. Eiding (G)*
President of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

Judith A. Felgoise’87 College of Education
The Abramson Family Foundation

Deborah M. Fretz (H)*, ’77 Fox School of Business & Management

Lewis F. Gould, Jr., Esq., (S)*’62 School of Pharmacy
Duane Morris, LLP

Lon R. Greenberg

Tamron Hall’92 School of Media & Communication
Broadcast Journalist, Television Talk Show Host

Sandra Harmon-Weiss, M.D., ’71 College of Liberal Arts, ’74 Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Kellyn Hodges., D.M.D. (G)*’92 Kornberg School of Dentistry,
’94 Kornberg School of Dentistry (Masters)
Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics

Marina Kats, Esq., ’85 Fox School of Business & Management, ’88 Beasley School of Law,
’95 Beasley School of Law (Masters)
Kats, Jamison & Associates

Drew A. Katz
Interstate Outdoor Advertising

Patrick V. Larkin, Esq., (S)*’74 Fox School of Business, ’82 Beasley School of Law
AJG Risk Management Services

Marguerite Lenfest 

Solomon C. Luo, M.D.
Progressive Vision & Surgical Institute

Joseph W. Marshall, III, Esq., (S)*’75 College of Liberal Arts, ’79 Beasley School of Law
Stevens & Lee/Griffin Holdings Group

Anthony J. McIntyre’80 Fox School of Business
AJG Risk Management Services

Christopher W. McNichol (H)*
Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

J. William Mills, III

Mitchell L. Morgan, Esq., Chair, ’76 Fox School of Business, ’80 Beasley School of Law
Morgan Properties

Leon O. Moulder, Jr.’80 School of Pharmacy

Bret S. Perkins (H)*., ’91 Fox School of Business
Comcast Corporation

Michael H. Reed, Esq., ’69 College of Liberal Arts
Troutman Pepper, LLP

Phillip C. Richards’62 Fox School of Business, ’16 Honorary Degree
North Star Resource Group

Charles E. Ryan, (H)*
Liberty Energy Trust, Liberty Infrastructure Trust

Jane Scaccetti’77 Fox School of Business
Drucker & Scaccetti

John F. Street, Esq., (G)*
Former Mayor of Philadelphia

Christine M. Tartaglione, (S)* 
Pennsylvania State Senator

Honorary Life Trustees

Alan M. Cohen

Peter D. DePaul

Lacy H. Hunt

Sidney Kimmel

Theodore A. McKee

Patrick J. O’Connor

Daniel H. Polett

Ex-Officio Trustees

The Honorable Josh Shapiro, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Honorable James F. Kenney, Mayor, City of Philadelphia

The Honorable Eric Hagarty, Acting Secretary of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Non-Voting Representatives

President, Faculty Senate (Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, 2022-2023)

President, Temple Student Government (Gianni Quattrocchi, 2022-2023)

Note: *Commonwealth Trustees indicated by appointing agency: (G) – Governor, (S) – Senate President Pro Tempore, (H) – Speaker of the House of Representatives


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

18-year-old will be charged with murder of Temple police officer; family and colleagues remember Christopher Fitzgerald

Miles Pfeffer, 18, will be charged with the killing of Temple police officer Christopher Fitzgerald.

In the wake of this horrific tragedy and event, there are many conversations which need to be had. But the first one is keeping kids at Temple, employees at Temple including the police force, and the people around Temple University safe. That means that Temple and the City of Philadelphia need to get off their asses.

My final comment is if you care about the students at Temple being safe, make sure you follow Keep Us Safe @ Temple U . These kids are being quite brave to do this. I am sure Temple University officials wished they did not exist. They tell the truth as opposed to those in charge. Linktree here for Keep Us Safe .