Condo planned behind historic Rex Ave. house

Featured Post, News | April 4th, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Guy Laren, of Constellar Corporation, a property management firm, has proposed building a four-story condominium complex on the lot adjacent to the former home of noted architect H. Louis Duhring Jr. at 208-210 Rex Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Duhring, who died in 1953, designed many of the Hill homes George Woodward […]

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Seminary fires president over ties to disputed therapy

Featured Post, News | March 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak United Lutheran Seminary, formerly the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, in Mt. Airy, fired its president, the Rev. Theresa Latini, after news broke that she once served as director for OneByOne, a Pittsford, N.Y.,-based proponent of so-called conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. […]

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Local firms exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show

Featured Post, News | February 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Diane M. Fiske Two local landscape designers have accepted the challenge of designing exhibits to be featured at the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show. The exhibits are not about a country or a region, but about something really fluid: water. Water and how it affects every aspect of our environment is the […]

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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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