Hill Tree Tenders support easement gardens

News | November 22nd, 2017 | 1 Comment

by B.J. Hauswald and Mary Pomichter Chestnut Hill Tree Tender Volunteers On Saturday, Nov. 18, Chestnut Hill Tree Tenders and a large group of volunteers again planted trees throughout the community. This is an ongoing effort to install well-suited trees throughout Chestnut Hill to replace the many lost and aged trees and help preserve Philadelphia’s […]

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Chestnut Hill Business District welcomes new executive director

News | November 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The Chestnut Hill Business District started a new chapter on Nov. 1 with Philip Dawson officially assuming the role of executive director. This comes after former Director Martha Sharkey stepped down from the position after four years, a decision she announced earlier this year. Dawson, of West Mt. Airy, is a lifelong […]

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9th Ward voters follow city wide voting patterns

News | November 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the 2017 election in the books, the final results show that Chestnut Hill residents largely agreed with the outcomes of various city and state elections. Voters in the 9th Ward came out in support of Larry Krasner and Rebecca Rhynhart, who were elected District Attorney and City Controller, respectively, though local […]

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Teenagers Inc. to hold annual dinner Nov. 19

News | November 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Arianna Neromiliotis Teenagers Inc. will host its annual dinner “Around Our Table” Sunday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 8000 Cherokee St. in Chestnut Hill. Teenagers Inc. was started in 1996 by two local schoolteachers to unite young people in service, connect them to the world, and provide […]

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Court denies CHC exemption appeal from bias finding

News | November 8th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, on Oct. 24, denied Chestnut Hill College’s appeal to be exempt from Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination statutes. Had the appeal succeeded, it could have removed students at private, religious colleges in Pennsylvania from the protection of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (HRA) and the intervention of the Pennsylvania Human […]

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Mt. Airy lawyer a pioneer fighting anti-LGBT bigotry

News | November 3rd, 2017 | 2 Comments

By Len Lear Despite the efforts of Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and their extreme right-wing allies, gay rights have made remarkable progress in recent years, thanks to courageous activists like Tiffany Palmer, 45, of Mt. Airy. Tiffany is the Director of the Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association, a […]

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Mt. Airy USA needs volunteers as Reading Captains

News | November 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Mt. Airy USA is partnering with Read by 4th, a citywide effort to ensure that all students receive the support needed to read on grade level by the time they reach fourth grade, to host a free workshop for volunteers to become Reading Captains or reading ambassadors on Saturday, Nov. 11, […]

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