CHCA board discusses change in parking meters

News | March 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As a first step in what could become a major change to Chestnut Hill’s parking facilities, the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association began discussing the possibility of replacing defunct parking meters with electronic kiosks or meters at its meeting on March 22. Anne McNiff, executive director of the CHCA. and […]

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Cathedral Village residents protest gun violence

News | March 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample While most of the participants in the March for Our Lives movement were teenagers and young adults, one group of senior citizens in Andorra was determined to make its voices heard in the fight against gun violence. On Saturday, March 24, more than 100 residents of the Cathedral Village Retirement Community held […]

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Gun protest planned for Roxborough on Saturday

News | March 23rd, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample As a part of the nationwide March for Our Lives movement to protest gun violence, residents of the Cathedral Village retirement community will be holding a demonstration at the intersection of Ridge and Henry Avenues on March 24 at 11 a.m. Dozens of seniors are expected to gather at the peaceful protest, […]

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St. Andrews Rd. home to be demolished

News | March 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample A house at 724 Saint Andrews Road in Chestnut Hill is scheduled for demolition by the Blake Development Corporation. The architectural firm initially purchased the property on June 14 for $675,000. A representative from Blake Development confirmed that there are no variances or other zoning issues that need to be resolved, as […]

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Hill deals with snow slowdowns after 2nd nor’easter

News | March 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After two severe snowstorms in less than a week, local businesses in the Chestnut Hill area are hoping that the worst of the nor’easters are over with the start of spring looming next week. Many stores and restaurants were forced to close early or altogether on Wednesday, March 7, with the snow […]

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Prospect Ave. sewer leak fixed by line owner

News | March 9th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample After over two months of dealing with a leaking sewer, residents of Prospect Avenue and adjacent streets no longer have to worry about raw sewage seeping into their roads. With the Philadelphia Water Department unable to fix the privately owned line, a separate contractor, Hirschberg Mechanical, was able to repair the leak […]

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Couple seeks variance for Summit Street home expansion

News | March 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At its most recent monthly meeting, the Chestnut Hill Community Association Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee heard from new homeowners hoping to add on a kitchen and master bath to their house on Summit Street. As with many zoning requests, John and Christy Leonard were given a refusal by the Philadelphia […]

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Ruptured sewer line has residents, city at odds over fix

Featured Post, News | February 22nd, 2018 | 1 Comment

  by Brendan Sample Residents of Prospect Avenue, Summit Street and Stenton Avenue have been growing increasingly frustrated with a lack of progress in fixing a sewage leak from a manhole on the 8600 block of Prospect. Ever since mid-December, raw sewage has been leaking from the manhole and trickling down Prospect onto adjacent blocks […]

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