SCH takes step to reclaim American chestnut’s place with new grove of 70 trees

Featured Post, News, Schools | September 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The American chestnut tree, which once covered the northwest area of Philadelphia, and lent its name to the neighborhood, Chestnut Hill, has suffered so much decimation, it is considered “functionally extinct.” Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has partnered with the American Chestnut Foundation in an effort to help restore the neighborhood’s namesake to […]

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Osaka restaurant on the Avenue shuts down

Featured Post, News | September 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After settling a separate financial dispute earlier this year, Osaka Japanese Restaurant saw its Chestnut Hill location on 8605 Germantown Ave. shut down by the Philadelphia Department of Revenue for “serious tax violations.” Furthermore, while the matter is still ongoing, an anonymous representative from Osaka claimed that this will ultimately be a […]

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CHCA approves variance for Avenue takeout restaurant

News | August 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After breaking ground on the site last year, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is set to officially open its new lower school building for the start of the upcoming school year. This news was confirmed at the latest meeting of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board on Thursday, Aug. 22. Jenny McHugh, SCH […]

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Lot owners, residents discuss construction plans for East Evergreen Avenue

News | August 21st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample While no official motion was passed, residents of East Evergreen Avenue and surrounding properties were able to have an open discussion regarding the controversial plan to build a new house on 250 E. Evergreen Ave. With approximately 30 residents in attendance, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee […]

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CHCA board approves Executive Committee candidates

Community | July 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Reconvening after last month’s Annual Meeting, the Chestnut Hill Community Association officially approved the list of recommended Executive Committee candidates at its latest Board of Directors meeting. The slate will ultimately remain the same as last year, as no new candidates sought election. The approved recommendations are as follows: Laura Lucas – […]

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