Letters, May 25: Beer garden will cost neighbors

Letters | May 24th, 2017 | 6 Comments

Beer garden will cost neighbors Would you support a beer garden 60 feet (three car lengths) from your small backyard that will cause the value of your small home to drop potentially by 10 percent? Ron Pete’s takings at the beer garden will be at some serious expense to the near neighbors. Would you support […]

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Letters, May 4

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Local connection to Von Trapp family A photo caption about a Chestnut Hill Library event described in the March 23 issue of Local Life mentions the Von Trapp family, who left Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 for the USA and purchased a property in Stowe, Vt., in 1942. (Ed. Note: The Von Trapps were the real-life […]

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Letters: April 27

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On CHCE closing Since 1978 the Senior Center / Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment has served active older adults in Northwest Philadelphia. With a two-person staff and an engaged board, the center has brought people together for games, trips, lectures, dancing, exercise, crafts, learning and fun. Our mission to “Enrich, Connect, Renew” was the light […]

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Letters: April 20

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Roof decks don’t compensate for ruined neighborhood I was stunned to see a real estate ad posing as an article in the April 13 edition of The Chestnut Hill Local.  The article touted the wonders of new construction in the 100 block of Gravers Lane, with the writer particularly enamored of the building’s roof deck. […]

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Letters: April 13

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Corrections for ‘Last Apprentice’ I just received the March 23 edition of the Local, which I enjoy reading each week, and was excited to see the well-deserved article about the greatly talented stained glass artist Charles Z. Lawrence (“The ‘Last Apprentice’ as colorful as his stained glass”). The color reproductions of his dramatic windows are […]

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Letters: March 30

Letters | March 30th, 2017 | 1 Comment

Social Justice Town Hall a success I attended the Town Hall Discussion on March 18 at the Springfield Township High School.  Present were six elected officials:  US Congressman Brendan Boyle, Pennsylvania Senators Art Haywood and Vencent Hughes, Pennsylvania House members Madeleine Dean, Mary Jo Daley, and Steve McCarter. Val Arkoosh, chair of the Montgomery County […]

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Letters March 23

Letters | March 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

[Snow removal] This is the worst. I love this city, and I recognize you have to make some sacrifices to live here, but the city has to meet you at least halfway. For all its flaws, the last administration did a better job. This time, it’s like they hardly tried. I’ve never seen a more […]

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