Rep. Rabb, union criticize employee cuts at Chestnut Hill Hospital

News | October 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Chestnut Hill Hospital confirmed several major staffing changes that will ultimately impact more than 30 individual jobs. The position of Unit Clerk will be changed to Unit Support Coordinator, while the roles of Patient Sitter and Patient Greeter will be outright eliminated. The move was criticized by the hospital workers’ union and […]

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CH Brewing Company opens new ‘Taproom’

Business | October 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Less than three years after opening in the Market at the Fareway, the Chestnut Hill Brewing Company has already expanded with a new Taproom, which opened in early September. While the Taproom will continue to offer much of the same food and drink selections as the Brewing Company, it has also expanded […]

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CHCA supports variance for new Evergreen Ave. house

News | October 3rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After several months of debate and arguments from neighbors, the Chestnut Hill Community Association officially voted to support the variance request for a new proposed house on 250 E. Evergreen Ave. The CHCA board outlined a number of conditions for the property at its Sept. 26 meeting before passing a motion of […]

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Judge needs time on Abolition Hall permit appeal

News | September 25th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After close to a year after the initial filing, the Friends of Abolition Hall went before the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas to appeal Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors’ decision to allow K. Hovnanian Homes to construct a series of townhouses on the property housing Abolition Hall and other historic buildings. […]

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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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