by Pete Mazzaccaro
We’ve had a busy week in Chestnut Hill. You might have missed one of our more important stories. So we’re rolling out a new post to highlight the bigger stories online this week.
Associate Editor Sue Ann Rybak talked to Arborist Ken LeRoy about common plant pests and how, this spring, they’re tougher than ever. If you’ve noticed some problems in your garden you’ll want to take a look at this.
Writer Lane Blackmer hung out at the Chestnut Hill Coffee Company to gather some insights on people using the cafe to work and study. She spoke to the laptop crowd and Coffee Company management about all that free wifi and whether its being used or abused.
I took a look at the impending changes to the Philadelphia system of assessing property taxes and how it could impact Chestnut Hill. There’s a lot of variables involved — from mil rates to assessments — but one thing seems certain: the city needs to raise $94 million somehow and taxes are sure to go up.