Letters, May 17: A timely talk on Syria

Letters | May 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

A timely talk on Syrian conflict Given this week’s expansion of the Syrian war, with Israeli and Iranian militaries launching bombs and rockets at each other in Syria, next week’s lecture in Chestnut Hill by international journalist Trudy Rubin has taken on new significance. This week, the first military conflict in Syria between Iran and […]

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Letters, May 3: Reactions to Germantown re-imagined and Wheel Pump Inn memories

Letters | May 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

Last week’s opinion by John O’Connell, “Re-imagining Germantown” attracted a lot of response from readers. The following comments were left on our website, chestnutillloval.com Germantown is no ‘hellscape’ Do you even spend time in Germantown? You’ve described Germantown in such terrible ways while completely ignoring all the progress by so many dedicated and vocal community […]

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Letters, March 15: Zoning, potholes and the 2nd Amendment

Letters | March 14th, 2018 | 4 Comments

Thanks for smooth zoning process Woodward House Corporation (WHC) is sending this letter to express its appreciation for the community’s support in connection with its recent appeal to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). As you know, WHC owns 40 dwelling units in the St. Martin’s area of Chestnut Hill, bounded by St. Martin’s […]

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Letters, March 8: Broken streets and underfunded schools

Letters | March 7th, 2018 | 1 Comment

Wreckage on Cresheim Valley Drive Many of us in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill are understandably concerned about the abundance of dangerous potholes in our neighborhood. Driving around on local streets is much like competing in a demolition derby. I have lost count of the number of hub caps that I see on nearby streets. […]

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