LUPZ discusses dangerous conditions on W. Bells Mill Road

Uncategorized | December 7th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee said that the Philadelphia Streets Department will look into addressing dangerous driving conditions that have recently caused several accidents on West Bells Mill Road. LUPZ member Larry McEwen said on Dec. 1 that the area in question is between Germantown Avenue […]

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First step of restoring pond at Pastorius Park complete

Uncategorized | November 29th, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Kevin Dicciani The first step in the process of restoring the pond at Pastorius Park — the dredging and cleaning of its moat — has been completed, said Tracy Gardner, president of the Friends of Pastorius Park. Sediment and debris were removed from the moat the weekend before Thanksgiving. Once cleaned, the moat was […]

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CHCA board votes to reduce number of directors

Uncategorized | November 22nd, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani After a lengthy back-and-forth discussion, the Chestnut Hill Community Association unanimously voted to adopt a new set of bylaws that would see the number of its at-large directors — those voted on by membership — reduced from 24 to 21. Other measures adopted in the new bylaw set include a reduction in […]

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Architectural Hall of Fame winners now a part of neighborhood history

Uncategorized | November 15th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani The five places inducted last week into the Chestnut Hill Historical Society’s Architectural Hall of Fame are now forever a part of the neighborhood’s rich and diverse historical past. The CHHS created the Hall of Fame in 2015 to honor the places in Chestnut Hill that are both historically and architecturally significant. […]

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NW Victim Services to celebrate its 35th anniversary

Uncategorized | November 2nd, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani Food and festivities are in store for the 35th anniversary celebration of Northwest Victim Services, a nonprofit organization that offers support to individuals who have been impacted by crime. The “Happy 35th Birthday” event will be hosted on Nov. 9 at the Chart House at Penn’s Landing by NVS and Hotties 4 […]

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Phantastic Phinds relocates to Chestnut Hill

Uncategorized | October 25th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani Shopping at Phantastic Phinds is what owner David Bilardi calls “an experience.” The consignment shop, previously located in Erdenheim, relocated to 8219 Germantown Ave. in June. Bilardi purchased the establishment in 2012 from Angela Sipe, who started the business in 2004 and originally ran it from her garage before she expanded to […]

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SLIDESHOW: Coworking office space to open in Chestnut Hill

Uncategorized | October 19th, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Kevin Dicciani “We want to provide an incredibly pleasant, well-designed atmosphere, so that people feel they can work at a higher-level,” said Chris Plant, founder and president of Kismet Cowork, a coworking office space set to open at 12 W. Willow Grove Ave. in December. Kismet Cowork will offer individuals or groups the ability […]

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Neighbors, developers close to reaching deal over 30 W. Chestnut Hill Ave.

Uncategorized | October 12th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani Neighbors say they are getting close to reaching an agreement with developers to ensure the preservation of a 130-year-old Queen Anne-style home at 30 West Chestnut Hill Ave. The house, known as “The Douglas House,” was built in 1887 and designed by renowned Philadelphia architect Theophilus P. Chandler, founder of the University […]

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Construction to begin on Jenks ramp

Uncategorized | October 11th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani Construction will begin next week on the ramp at Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. Work is scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 17. Construction will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will be done off-street, within the school’s confines, and […]

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