Delco Podiatrist Charged in Massive Federal Health Care Fraud Sweep

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Stephen A. Monaco via Facebook

A Delaware County podiatrist was charged in the largest health care fraud takedown in history, the Department of Justice announced today.

Stephen A. Monaco, of Broommall, Pa., is charged in a $5 million scheme to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and four private victim insurance companies. The charging information alleges that Monaco committed fraud through his Havertown office, A Foot Above Podiatry.

The Department of Justice announced Monaco’s charges as part of the largest sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in history, resulting in criminal and civil charges against 301 people, including 61 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who participated in health care fraud schemes. The sweep involved about $900 million in false billings.

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2SP Brewing Releases Cans of Their Delco Lager

Delco Can

Great news. 2SP Brewing Company is finally throwing their Delco Lager in a can.

Legend says that as 2SP was deciding what beers they would make, head brewer, Bob Barrar said the only beer he wanted to brew was Delco Lager. Now exactly one year out, the “All-Weather” beer is getting canned.

The lager taste is described as subtlety sweet and drinkable and is said to pair well with hoagies, tailgates, and Delco’s own Tina Fey.

2SP has only been open since last winter, but they have created a number of inventive brews and stock tweaked versions of Barrar’s award-winning concoctions from his time with Iron Hill Brewing.

Get your hands on a case or six-pack of Delco this weekend at the brewery on Saturday, June 11th or wait until you stumble upon some in the wild in the coming weeks.

2SP Brewery [Foobooz]

Main Line Monday: Furness-Designed “Lynhurst” Going For $3.1 Million

TREND images via Zillow/BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr

TREND images via Zillow/BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr

Gosh, what a time to be alive. Originally part of the historic Knollbrook estate, Lynhurst was a three-year construction built at the behest of attorney I. Layton Register who would go on to use it at his summer residence. Given that it was the late 1800s (the stone manse was completed in 1890), Register was able to have its designer be none other than now legendary Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. Today, it’s listed for a cool $3.1 million.

As you’d imagine, the Main Line stunner is said to have retained its “impeccable architectural symmetry,” though it’s also in the way of offering a meticulously update interior, beginning with the kitchen, which has been recently renovated, along with the breakfast area. Here, built-in seating lends some charm to the pristine space, which comes with an ogee-edged center island and ample cabinetry.

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Today at Iron Hill Media: Doc Brown Ale


Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. But beer, we’ll need beer.

On Wednesday, October 21, Iron Hill Media (30 East State Street) will celebrate Back to the Future Day with a special beer release. Head Brewer Andrew Johnston will Doc Brown Ale at 5 p.m. The medium-bodied ale, deep brown in color with smooth nutty and chocolate malt notes will be on draft for $6.25 for a 16-ounce pint. The beer weighs in at 5.5% alcohol by volume (no Marty, it’s not heavy).

Johnston, who snagged a Marty McFly style puffy red vest for the occasion is ready to have some fun with the event. The brewer considers “the brewery my version of Doc Brown’s garage. Would Doc actually drink this beer? Great Scott! We would like to think so.”

Iron Hill – Media [Foobooz]

Main Line Monday: The Wallace Residence Listed For $1.089 Million

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In commissioning his architecture firm to design him a personal home in Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia native Brenton G. Wallace made way for an Italian-influenced residence with just enough distinctive pomp to make it stand out in a sumptuous place like the Main Line. What’s more, today the home comes with a formal garden grotto, meaning no one would blame you for accidentally fancying yourself in Italy every now and again. Go ahead. Fancy away.

Teasing aside, the home really does have wonderfully eye-catching features: original iron gates and stone wall; ornate front door and iron staircase in the foyer; mercer tiled floors and radiant heat flooring are in the living and family rooms respectively; while the library contains built-in bookcases and the dining room, a built-in china closet. In addition to the master suite, the property comes with an au pair or in-law suite, which is, as of press time, tenant occupied.

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Main Line Monday: $1.8 Million Dollar Manse in Newtown Square

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We’ve come to expect homes like this to exceed our smart home technology standards and recreation space expectations, but this Newtown Square home surprised us as it has all of the above, plus the added luxury of not one, but two pools: an indoor lap pool and and outdoor heated swimming pool with waterfall and water/light accents.

There’s more to it than that though. Nestled on more than one acre within a private 11-home cul de sac, the residence has been completely renovated and expanded over the course of a decade. Today, it boasts more than 9,200-square feet and grounds encompassing koi ponds, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, professionally-designed gardens, reading garden, and separate play area. Parking-wise there’s a 4-car garage.

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Main Line Monday: Mouthwatering Haverford Home Asks For $2.99 Million

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Barring the fact that it’s in a heavily car-dependent neighborhood, this week’s Main Line Monday residence is truly a prize to behold. To begin, the home claims a little less than two acres in Haverford and offers 10,000 square feet of living space. Recently, it’s had every single of its seven bathrooms renovated with radiant heat flooring and quartz and marble tiling; plus, it comes with a mouth-watering master suite complete with sitting area, walk-in closets, his & her baths and a garden-side balcony. Asking price? $2.99 million.

New upgrades aside, the home is festooned with original woodwork and boasts multiples access to the back yard. Catching our eye from the get-go, however, is the vibrant kitchen with its dazzling blue custom cabinetry, hand painted hardwood floors, and top of the line appliances, which includes a built-in Subzero refrigerator; plus, a butler’s pantry with mini fridge, wine fridge, ice machine and dishwasher. Gas fireplaces are throughout, with the library also boasting built-ins. The mud room, meanwhile, offers a service entrance, rear private staircase, and access to both the two-car garage and fully finished basement, the latter of which comes with the following: game area, wet bar, gym, home theater. Specs and photos below.

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Eagles Fan Drops Funny Pope Parody Video

Early this morning, Delaware County’s Alex Dilks Pandola dropped a funny parody video on his YouTube channel turns Lady Gaga’s “Dope” into a song about the pope.

When the video begins, you hear Mayor Nutter’s voice going on about the pope’s visit while Inquirer headlines, like “Philadelphia In a State of Panic As Pope Visit Nears,” flash on the screen. Then Dilks comes out of the house wearing an Eagles Jersey.

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