Mayor Kenney pays visit to Jenks

Schools | June 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As a part of his office’s efforts to come to at least one city school every week, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney visited the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, June 12 Kenney did not have a particular agenda when visiting the school, but instead was focused on simply […]

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LUPZ reviews addition plans for 601 West Gravers Lane

News | June 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At its latest monthly meeting, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee took the next step in a potential full approval of a proposed garage and pool house on 601 West Gravers Lane. The application for the structures was initially given a refusal by the Philadelphia Department of […]

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CHCA gets update on Water Tower renovation plans

News | June 1st, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Brendan Sample After going nearly a year without any major updates, Craig Hosay and Keith Kunz, of the Water Tower Recreation Center, presented the next steps in the plans for long-term renovations of the Water Tower to the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. Although renovations are not expected to be completed for […]

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Local college students return to Honduras for community service

News | May 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As the summer begins for college students across the country, most will focus on summer jobs and generally enjoying their time away from classes. For Lila Sternberg-Sher and Yamit Netter-Sweet, graduates of Germantown Friends School and Penn Charter, respectively, they will be kicking off their summer by travelling to Honduras to help […]

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Rabb wins close race in 200th district

News | May 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After a close race across the 200th Legislative District of Pennsylvania, local Democratic voters once again chose Chris Rabb as their candidate in the May 15 primary election. Rabb’s 7,855 votes (52.14 percent) beat that of his challenger, Melissa Scott, who garnered 7,208 votes (47.84 percent). With no Republican candidate vying for […]

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Neighbors sue Market on the Fareway owners

News | May 16th, 2018 | 3 Comments

by Brendan Sample A year after the issue first surfaced, a group of Ardleigh Street and Hartwell Lane residents have officially filed a lawsuit against Glengarry Properties, owner of the Market on the Fareway and Chestnut Hill Hotel, over the matter of the property’s beer garden. The suit reinforces the neighbors’ claims from the past […]

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