Local college students return to Honduras for community service

News | May 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As the summer begins for college students across the country, most will focus on summer jobs and generally enjoying their time away from classes. For Lila Sternberg-Sher and Yamit Netter-Sweet, graduates of Germantown Friends School and Penn Charter, respectively, they will be kicking off their summer by travelling to Honduras to help […]

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Rabb wins close race in 200th district

News | May 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After a close race across the 200th Legislative District of Pennsylvania, local Democratic voters once again chose Chris Rabb as their candidate in the May 15 primary election. Rabb’s 7,855 votes (52.14 percent) beat that of his challenger, Melissa Scott, who garnered 7,208 votes (47.84 percent). With no Republican candidate vying for […]

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Neighbors sue Market on the Fareway owners

News | May 16th, 2018 | 3 Comments

by Brendan Sample A year after the issue first surfaced, a group of Ardleigh Street and Hartwell Lane residents have officially filed a lawsuit against Glengarry Properties, owner of the Market on the Fareway and Chestnut Hill Hotel, over the matter of the property’s beer garden. The suit reinforces the neighbors’ claims from the past […]

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Melissa Scott: Lifelong West Oak Lane resident challenges Rabb for 200th

News | May 10th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample Melissa Scott, a lifelong resident of West Oak Lane, is running against incumbent Chris Rabb for the 200th District seat. Scott, 40, has a Bachelor’s Degree in business and finance from Howard University. Scott has been involved in myriad community organizations. She was the President of Friends of Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation […]

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Residents turn out to hear about Rex Ave. condo plans

Featured Post, News | May 9th, 2018 | 3 Comments

by Brendan Sample With over a month having passed since Constellar Corporation proposed building a four-story condominium next to the historic house at 208-210 Rex Ave., neighbors have continually expressed their opposition to the plan. That opposition came to a head on Thursday, May 3, at the latest meeting of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s […]

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Second sewage leak fixed on Prospect Ave.

News | May 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Just over two months after it was initially fixed, the private sewer line on the 8600 block of Prospect Avenue needed to be repaired again for a second leak. It took several more weeks of waiting on the part of the Prospect neighbors, but Hirschberg Mechanical was again able to fix the […]

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CHCA board gets notice of area street projects

News | May 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Upcoming street improvement projects for Chestnut Hill were outlined at the April board meeting of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. CHCA Executive Director Anne McNiff relayed information from the Philadelphia Streets Department that confirmed that seven different roads in the area will be getting improvements, starting in the fall of 2019 with […]

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Bass, other Council members question property tax hikes

News | April 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample In the wake of news that recent property assessments across Philadelphia would lead to higher property taxes in most Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy homes, members of City Council, including 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, are now planning to further vet the assessment process. In the interest of protecting constituents, Bass will […]

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Chestnut Hill to decide: Smart meters or kiosks

News | April 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample In the next step toward upgrading Chestnut Hill’s parking meters, representatives from the Philadelphia Parking Association met with community members on Wednesday, April 11, to further discuss a potential upgrade to either smart meters or kiosks across the neighborhood. While there is no timeline for when this change could happen, the Chestnut […]

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