Crime Report: one burglary

Crime Report | February 12th, 2020 | Leave a comment

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from February 3 to February 10, 2020. Please note the dates in bold listed below are when the crimes occurred, not when they were reported. Feb. 6. Burglary on the 7800 block of Stenton Avenue at approximately 6:12 p.m. A woman told police she […]

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Polarization: Are we our own worst enemy?

Opinion | February 6th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro In his new book, “Why We’re Polarized,” journalist Ezra Klein explores the big question of our times. It’s a question that has captured a great deal of our attention, with dozens of books and thousands of articles and op-eds on the matter. Why are we so divided? The signs are everywhere. There’s […]

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Greene Street Consignment men’s store to close this spring

News | February 6th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Pete Mazzaccaro Shoppers and passersby might have noticed the large “For Lease” sign above the Greene Street Consignment men’s store, 8518 Germantown Ave. Turns out, the shop will close in the spring, possibly in March. “We are opening a new store in Rittenhouse Square this spring, which is going to keep us very busy,” […]

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Hospital pulls signage application

Featured Post, News | February 5th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro After more than 50 neighborhood residents attended a public meeting and questioned a plan by Chestnut Hill Hospital to add numerous and larger signage to its campus, hospital officials said they had pulled their plans with the city. In a letter to the Local this week the hospital’s director of public relations, […]

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Letters, Feb. 6 — Hospital pulls sign permit

Letters | February 5th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Hospital has pulled sign plan, will work with neighbors On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Chestnut Hill Hospital pulled its zoning request for signage. We appreciate the input neighbors provided to the Development and Review Committee at the public meeting. As was stated at the start of the presentation, Chestnut Hill Hospital did not know a zoning […]

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Black History musical epic to be performed Feb. 4 at CHC

Arts | January 29th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Mark Lomax, II, critically acclaimed composer, recording artist, drummer, activist and music professor at Ohio State University, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m., will play selections with a four-piece ensemble from his 2019 12-album, 8.5-hour release, “400: An Afrikan Epic,” at Chestnut Hill College. The body […]

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Letters, Jan. 30

Letters | January 29th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Hospital plans driven by marketing The Development Review Committee (DRC) held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 21. It was very reassuring to this resident-for-the-last-60-years of Chestnut Hill. I am familiar with the Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA); my wife, Ann Ward Spaeth was active in the CHCA for many years, and I was […]

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