Evergreen Court building demolished to make way for apartment building

News | January 4th, 2018 | 3 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro A small commercial building at 8610 Evergreen Place was demolished several weeks ago to make way for a three-story, eight-unit apartment building with a small, 1,000-square foot retail unit on the first floor. The building was previously owned by the late, well-known Philadelphia jazz musician, Grover Washington Jr, where it was the […]

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Local contractor’s SUV claimed by falling tree

News | January 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf Despite the frigid temperatures between the holidays, drivers slowed down at Seminole and Chestnut Hill avenues as a rotted tree in Fairmount Park had come down on Christmas Day, totaling a Land Rover belonging to Tamara Myers, president of Myers Constructs Inc., a design-build firm in Philadelphia. Myers, and her partner Megan […]

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FOW’s 2nd Annual All Trails Challenge finishes strong

News | December 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

For three months they hiked, ran, biked and rode horses to raise funds for the continued preservation of Wissahickon Valley Park. In the end, participants in the second annual Friends of the Wissahickon’s (FOW) All Trails Challenge (ATC) finished strong, surpassing last year’s success. The ATC invited park users to explore all 50 miles of […]

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NW District Planning meeting Jan. 8

News | December 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

  The first of three meetings for the city’s Northwest District Plan will take place on Monday, January 8 at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave. The planning team headed, by community planner Ian Hegarty, will present a summary of the information gathered so far about land use, demographics, housing, economics, and historic resources. […]

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CH Conservancy looks forward after wrapping up historic 50th year

News | December 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro For Lori Salganicoff, executive director of the Chestnut Hill Conservancy, the organization’s 50th year was in many ways more of the same things the former Chestnut Hill Historical Society has always done. It added nine acres of Wissahickon Watershed to its 140-acre collection of open space easements and preserved two homes by […]

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Jenks acts to ease issues with delivery ramp

News | December 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Brendan Sample In response to continued controversy over traffic on its new delivery ramp, the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences announced several measures being taken to combat the issue. Eva Dorcus, president of the Jenks Home and School Association, recently outlined the school’s plans for improving the safety of the area, […]

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Springfield residents tour new township building

News | December 14th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Barbara Sherf With a light snow falling this past Saturday, Springfield Township residents were out in force to tour the new township building, library and public works department lat 1501 Paper Mill Road. Assistant Township Supervisor Mike Taylor greeted residents and offered them full run of the space, which was more than a decade […]

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