Chestnut Hill to decide: Smart meters or kiosks

News | April 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample In the next step toward upgrading Chestnut Hill’s parking meters, representatives from the Philadelphia Parking Association met with community members on Wednesday, April 11, to further discuss a potential upgrade to either smart meters or kiosks across the neighborhood. While there is no timeline for when this change could happen, the Chestnut […]

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Awbury Arboretum exhibit to highlight pollinators

News | April 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Maddie Clark Come Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m., the Awbury Arboretum will host another event in its yearlong program, the Year of the Pollinator: Pollinators FOUND. “Our April event is the crux of our Year of the Pollinator program,” said Dan Sardaro, a public relations/publicity intern at Awbury. The event will be a […]

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Foodery to open on the Avenue

News | April 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Chestnut Hill is set to get another new food and drink establishment, as the Foodery will be arriving in the neighborhood later this year. The new business will be at 7829 Germantown Ave., the same spot formerly occupied by Towey’s Tavern, which closed in October. Though the Foodery bought the bar in […]

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Local residents and politicians bullish on new school board

News | April 13th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Residents, educators, advocates and politicians all agreed that the dissolution of the School Reform Committee and the return of the School District of Philadelphia to local control was “a step in the right direction.” The new, nine-member board of education includes Julia Danzy, Leticia Egea-Hinton, Mallory Fix Lopez, Lee Huang, Maria […]

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As home buyers demand change, local experts think Hill’s historic charm is safe for foreseeable future

News | April 12th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample With its official status as a nationally recognized historic district, Chestnut Hill is known best for its abundance of historic and architecturally significant homes Even after undergoing plenty of renovations and general upkeep, these houses have maintained their historic facades, thus continuing to add to the charm of the neighborhood. Over the […]

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Local claims four Keystone Press Awards

News | April 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

By Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill Local collected four Keystone Press Awards given out each year by the Pennsylvania News Media Association. Associate Editor Sue Ann Rybak’s series “Struggling with Addiction” won first place in the “Series” category. The series contained three stories highlighting multiple aspects of addiction and the stories of people who have […]

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