Efforts coalesce to address gerrymandering in the state

News | February 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Local meeting to take place on March 5 by Pete Mazzaccaro Following last year’s general election, the issue of gerrymandering has received a renewed focus from activists. From grassroots groups holding meetings in local churches and homes to a viral video promoting fair districts by action film star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who supported a successful measure […]

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Nonprofit formed to support Houston School

News | February 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Mt. Airy is often referred to as Philadelphia’s village in the city. It is well-known for being a racially and economically integrated community, and it was even featured in Oprah Winfrey’s magazine “O” for its “racial diversity and neighborhood appeal.” It was that diversity that made Karin Annerhed-Harris, of Uppsala, Sweden, […]

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Chestnut Hill Local debate rescheduled

News | February 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Local sponsored debate for candidates running for the office of District Attorney of Philadelphia has been rescheduled for March 23. Details remain the same as those first announced on Feb. 2. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. It will be co-sponsored by WHYY. Dave Davies, a […]

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Hill resident recalls unique Cold War mission

News | February 16th, 2017 | 1 Comment

  by Brendan Sample Throughout the many decades of the Cold War, billions of people around the world lived in fear that nuclear war would break out between the United States and the Soviet Union at any point. While that war never came directly, both nations had to take precautions, and one of America’s was […]

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Police offer crime prevention tips at CHCA forum

News | February 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Brendan Sample In response to the recent home invasion and sexual assault that occurred on East Chestnut Hill Avenue, the Chestnut Hill Community Association held a crime prevention forum on Feb. 7. The public meeting was meant to give residents a chance to get safety tips on how to protect themselves in a […]

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Massive turnout at advocacy group meeting in Germantown

News | February 9th, 2017 | 5 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak There was barely room to breathe in the auditorium at Greene Street Friends School in Germantown on Sunday, Feb. 5, as more than 250 people attended the first Indivisible Northwest Philly meeting. Organizers were caught off guard by the massive turnout and had to turn people away. The grassroots advocacy group […]

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CHCA members vote to approve bylaws amendments

News | February 9th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill Community Association members voted to approve a series of bylaws amendments on Jan.30. The votes were cast at a special meeting of the CHCA membership. The meeting, required by current bylaws, took the form of a daylong open house at the organization’s office, 8434 Germantown Ave. CHCA executive director Ryan […]

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CHBD gets $2 million to improve pedestrian lighting and safety

News | February 8th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The Chestnut Hill Business District has received $500,000 from the state to improve pedestrian lighting and safety along Chestnut Hill’s commercial corridor. State Senator Art Haywood presented a check from Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development’s Multi Modal Transportation grant program to Martha Sharkey, executive director of the Chestnut Hill […]

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