Growing in a new job and location

Community | December 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Most of my New Year’s resolutions for 2020 are pretty straightforward: Step outside of my comfort zone more often, meet new people, travel more, etc. They’re resolutions that plenty of people take on every year and are also ones that I’ve attempted to accomplish in the past. The thing is, however, that […]

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New retail sites discussed for Chestnut Hill Plaza

News | December 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Though no official proposal or decision has been made, discussions have begun on possible retail locations that could open at the Chestnut Hill Plaza on 7630 Germantown Ave. The Provco Group, a real estate management company that owns the property, talked over ideas with the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use, Planning […]

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Friends of Abolition Hall lose appeal to halt developer’s conditional use permit

News | December 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The ongoing controversy over Abolition Hall saw another new major development in favor of developer K. Hovnanian Homes. The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas officially dismissed the Friends of Abolition Hall’s appeal of the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors’ decision to grant Hovnanian a conditional use permit to construct 67 townhouse […]

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CHCA board hears community health needs

News | November 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With 2019 nearly wrapped up, Chestnut Hill Hospital presented its Community Health Needs Assessment for the year at the latest Chestnut Hill Community Association board meeting. Board member Cathy Brzozowski, who is also the marketing director for the hospital, demonstrated key data from the hospital’s studies, what this said about its community […]

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Kenney, Rep. Rabb open CH College conference on criminal justice reform

News, Schools | November 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Chestnut Hill College began an in-depth discussion on how to reform the justice system in Philadelphia, and the larger system in America, with its first annual Transforming Justice conference. Held on the school’s SugarLoaf campus on Friday, Nov. 15, the conference featured panel discussions held by professors, local representatives and experts, including […]

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General election results: Bass wins easy re-election

News | November 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

With one independent challenger and no Republican opponent, Cindy Bass easily secured a third term as 8th District Councilperson in last week’s election. Bass received 24,784 total votes for an 81% victory. Her independent challenger, Greg Paulmier, managed to get 5,814 votes for a total of 19%. Concerning Council-at-Large seats, the big story was Kendra […]

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CHCA board meeting focuses on fundraisers

Community | October 31st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association continued to focus on its important holiday fundraisers at its latest meeting. With one of the CHCA’s biggest events of the year already wrapped up, Marilyn Paucker, vice president of the Social Division, shared some early figures from the Black and White Gala. Along […]

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Lutheran Seminary’s building project suspended at neighborhood meeting

Featured Post, Mt. Airy, News | October 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With more than 200 people in attendance at the latest East Mt. Airy Neighbors meeting, members of the United Lutheran Seminary board, along with architectural firm Cecil Baker + Partners, agreed to suspend plans to build three five-story residential buildings on the seminary’s campus. No neighbors who attended the meeting expressed support […]

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