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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Foodery to open on the Avenue

News | April 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Chestnut Hill is set to get another new food and drink establishment, as the Foodery will be arriving in the neighborhood later this year. The new business will be at 7829 Germantown Ave., the same spot formerly occupied by Towey’s Tavern, which closed in October. Though the Foodery bought the bar in […]

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CHYSC baseball opening day April 21

Sports | April 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the start of spring comes the start of another season for the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club baseball program, with the first games starting on April 14 and the Opening Day ceremony being held on April 21. The season will open with the program’s major and minor league teams, with tee […]

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As home buyers demand change, local experts think Hill’s historic charm is safe for foreseeable future

News | April 12th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample With its official status as a nationally recognized historic district, Chestnut Hill is known best for its abundance of historic and architecturally significant homes Even after undergoing plenty of renovations and general upkeep, these houses have maintained their historic facades, thus continuing to add to the charm of the neighborhood. Over the […]

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