CHCA board OKs Woodward plans despite failure to meet stipulations

Featured Post, News | January 31st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Despite an announcement from the Woodward House Corporation and the George Woodward Company that the firms would be unable to meet all of the stipulations required by both the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee and Development Review Committee to approve the division of eight Woodward properties into […]

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300 attend city meeting for Northwest planning process

News | January 31st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Diane Fiske An overflow crowd of more than 300 people came to the Lutheran Theological Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave. in Mount Airy Monday night, Jan. 29, to participate in the first of three workshops to share information and learn what is needed to improve life in Northwest Philadelphia. The workshop, sponsored by the Philadelphia […]

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Blossom Philadelphia group homes acquired by four social service providers

News | January 24th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak  Blossom Philadelphia, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, transferred its residential services and 31 community group homes earlier this year to four social service providers: the Barber National Institute, JEVS Human Services, The Salvation Army and KenCrest. In October 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) revoked Blossom’s license to […]

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SCH student’s startup helps others to find the right college

News | January 24th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At a time of year when most high school seniors are finalizing their college plans before graduating, one Springside Chestnut Hill Academy senior is working to help other students down that very same path. Along with several other students this past fall, Andrew Cramer created CampusSelect, a Philadelphia-based startup that directly connects […]

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Winners of the CH Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Awards

News | January 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Shirley Hanson The Preservation Recognition Awards express the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s gratitude to those who give sensitive attention to the historic and architectural treasures in their care. These gifts take the form of a fastidious restoration of one deteriorated feature of a historic building, a careful adaptation of the grounds and entrance to a […]

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SCH Academy ready to build $34 million lower school

News | January 19th, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Springside Chestnut Hill Academy announced last week that it had secured the financing it needed to begin work on a brand-new lower school building. A $5 million boost from the family of Peter McCausland helped push the project forward. The school has decided to name the new building after the family. Peter […]

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City seeks bridge lease to complete Cresheim Trail

News | January 18th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The City of Philadelphia currently is negotiating with the Philadelphia Electric Co. (PECO) to acquire the train trestle over Germantown Avenue next to the Trolley Car Diner and sign an agreement to lease the adjacent right-of-way to complete the Philadelphia portion of the Cresheim Trail. Both the trail and the trestle […]

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