6th Annual ‘Hoops Madness’ tournament returns March 24

News | March 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

  by Sue Ann Rybak Inspired by March Madness, the NCAA college basketball championship, the Hoops Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament returns for a day of basketball, community and fun on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Brien Tilley, tournament […]

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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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Despite recent repairs on boiler, Jenks still needs major upgrades

News | February 28th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak At an average age of 65 years old, many Philadelphia school buildings are in dire need of repairs, including J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences, 8301 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. According to a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) report the School District of Philadelphia released in January 2017, the […]

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SRC votes to spend $20 million for online learning

News | February 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Feb. 15 to give roughly $20 million to outside vendors for virtual classes and data collection rather than allocating those funds to address and fix infrastructure-related environmental hazards district wide and hiring experienced certified teachers, counselors and librarians. Resolution B-12 allocates $10 million for […]

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New Congressional map puts Hill, most of Philadelphia west of Broad St., in new district

News | February 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

  by Pete Mazzaccaro A court-ordered redistricting plan has dramatically changed the landscape for the state’s 18 U.S. Congressional Districts. Those changes are significant in Northwest Philadelphia and even more so in neighboring Montgomery County. In the half of Philadelphia west of Broad Street, former residents of Pennsylvania’s 2nd District are now in the 3rd. […]

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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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Rep Rabb to host millennials forum for 200th district

News | February 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

Democrat State Representative Chris Rabb will host an event specifically for millennials, between the ages of 18 and 35 this Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The event will at 7165 Germantown Ave., the former North by Northwest and 7165 Lounge property. It is open to all residents, students, activists, and leaders in the 200th […]

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Traffic study set for dangerous Hill intersection

News | February 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After another year of seeing increased car crashes, it appears that the intersection of West Evergreen Avenue and Navajo Street may finally be getting increased safety measures later this year. After visiting the intersection – which is really more of  a 90-degree turn — on Friday, Jan. 26, Eighth District City Councilwoman […]

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Ardleigh Street to get two new houses

News | February 14th, 2018 | 3 Comments

by Brendan Sample After acquiring the property in August, the Main Street Development Company is set to begin construction on two new houses on the lot at 8017-8019 Ardleigh St. The company’s work has so far been focused on repurposing the existing garages on the lot, but the main project is currently underway, with the […]

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