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Carry On

by Charles A. Rausch, Esquire The Commonwealth Court has upheld the ban on municipalities enacting an ordinance to restrict the unlawful carrying of firearms on property owned by the municipality.  Firearm Owners Against Crime, et al. v. Lower Merion Township, 1693 C.D. 2015 (Pa. Cmwlth Ct., filed December 16, 2016). Lower Merion Township enacted an ordinance prohibiting …

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There Goes the Neighborhood

by John J. Baranski, Jr., Esquire In Marchenko v. Zoning Hearing Board of Pocono Township, 147 A.3d 947 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2016), the Commonwealth Court held that the lack of language prohibiting transient housing in the definition of “single family dwelling” meant that daily rentals of a home in the R-1 zone was permissible.  The owner …

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