Meet the Candidates: Three candidates vying for Controller’s office to debate

News | April 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro This Thursday, April 27 the three candidates vying for the office of City Controller of Philadelphia will debate each other from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s auditorium, 8000 Cherokee Ave. Off-street parking is available at the school. The three candidates for controller are incumbent Alan Butkovitz, Democratic […]

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Elderly woman sought for shoplifting at Robertson’s Flowers

News | April 19th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample For the second time since February, a well-dressed, elderly woman has been caught on camera shoplifting from Robertson’s Flowers on Germantown Avenue. Security footage shows the woman walking around the store and putting a number of items into a large shopping bag before walking out with the unpaid merchandise, which has been […]

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A "bird's eye view" shows the planned roof deck and rear parking for the the twin structure.

New Hill construction offers roof decks on Gravers Lane

News | April 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro New construction is a pretty rare thing in Chestnut Hill. Recent examples are developments by Sam Blake on Moreland Road, Bowman Properties’ One West condos above the Fresh Market space, and the George Woodward Company’s LEED Certified twins on Springfield Avenue. The latest set of new construction homes in Chestnut Hill are […]

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Great Impressionist, 93, exhibiting at Hill gallery

Arts | April 6th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear and Karen Plourde Philadelphia is full to overflowing with great artists, but it is doubtful that any have have had the longevity of Philip Cohn, 93, who was recently honored at his alma mater, the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) with a retrospective that spanned his 70 years as an artist […]

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Local developers behind plan to transform ‘downtown’ Wyndmoor

News | April 5th, 2017 | 5 Comments

by Pete  Mazzaccaro A partnership of Wyndmoor residents won zoning Monday, March 27 from the Springfield Township Zoning Hearing Board  to move forward with a town center development plan that will bring what they hope is a transformational change for a “downtown” in need of modernization. The project’s three partners, Jay Overcash, Gus Repetto and […]

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SCH hosts easygoing invitational in track

Sports | April 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In years past, there had been a lot of activity at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s long-running annual track invitational, which began its existence as the Chestnut Hill Academy Relays and is always staged on the first Saturday in April. There was a much more relaxed atmosphere at the 2017 gathering last weekend, […]

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