Conshohocken Fireworks BY Jack Coll

CONSHOHOCKEN FIREWORKS A Century in the Making By Jack Coll July 6, 2015      The Conshohocken 2015 fireworks were beautiful, the bold colors that lit up the gray sky over Sutcliffe Park on July 3rd, brought the usual oooooh’s and ah’s, from the lighter than usual crowd, the crowd was delighted ...

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Last Chance To Be Part of Coll’s New Book      Jack and Brian Coll have been working on a new Conshohocken/West Conshohocken book since 2012, and as we get close to finishing the book we are still looking for a little help.  One of the chapters in the book is titled “Corner Stores and Family... ...

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This & That By Jack Coll

This & That By Jack Coll Well now, it’s been a while since we touched base with a This & That column, I’ve been doing a lot of research for our new book titled “Conshohocken & West Conshohocken, People, Places and Stories.” This & That column is made up of tid-bits I’ve come ...

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When Kennedy Praised the Conshohocken Police Department By Jack Coll

When Kennedy Praised The Conshohocken Police Department It’s Not All Negative By Jack Coll   It seems to me that Policeman and Police Departments throughout this country are under fire for one reason or another. We rarely get to actually hear from the policeman involved in the scuffle, but ...

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St. Paul’s Church in Conshohocken – A Celebration For 90 Strong Years

St. Paul’s Church in Conshohocken A Celebration For 90 Strong Years By Jack Coll May 2nd, 2015 A celebration in honor of Conshohocken’s St. Paul’s Baptist Church 90 years of faith and commitment was held on Friday April 24, at the Doubletree by Hilton Valley Forge in Upper Merion Township. More ...

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This & That By Jack Coll

This & That A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That By Jack Coll Welcome to another edition of This & That, if you’re not familiar with this column it’s made up of tid-bits I’ve come across while researching other projects.  I find some of them informative, some of them funny, ...

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Bobby Kennedy

April 4, 1968 Bobby Kennedy, You Were The Man! By Jack Coll April 4, 2015      Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, and sometime ago I wrote an article about how James Brown saved Boston following the assassination.  Brown saved Boston from the riots, fires and lawlessness ...

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The First Coach and The Last Coach by Jack Coll

The First Coach and The Last Coach Charlie Heavey and Chris Bockrath By Jack Coll Part Four Over the course of the forty year football history associated with St. Matthew’s and Archbishop Kennedy High School football programs a lot of good coaches have touched down to instruct us, our children ...

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This & That by Jack Coll

This & That A Little Bit of This, And A Little Bit Of That By Jack Coll 12-21-14 Welcome to another edition of This & That, if you’re not familiar with this column below it’s made up of short items of interest, or not, depending on the reader, sometimes the brief topic is from the... ...

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Taking That Ride to the Other Side

Taking That Ride To The Other Side The Other Side Of Time That Is By Jack Coll I was just thinking, if I could go back and take a trolley ride down Fayette Street, and see the sights trolley passengers might have seen back in the 1920’s, and 1930’s, well if you don’t mind, I’m... Read More