Hill woman dies in W. Moreland Ave. fire

News | January 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak An elderly woman died in a blaze inside her home in Chestnut Hill. Firefighters responded to a one-alarm fire at 540 W. Moreland Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 19, and arrived around 9:35 p.m. to find heavy fire on the first floor. According to Kathy Matheson, a spokeswoman for the Fire Marshal […]

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Local EPA scientist says continued shutdown more than a personal hardship

Featured Post, News | January 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak As the U.S. government shutdown approaches its third week, Roxborough resident Mindi Snoparsky, a hydrogeologist at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a member of the EPA Union AFGE, said the shutdown affects more than just federal workers paychecks – it is halting important government services and placing human lives at […]

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Runners take to Wissahickon for a cause

News | January 3rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Unseasonably high temperatures were welcome in the Wissahickon last week for RunTheHill, the local running organization that held its fifth annual Phrosty 5K on Saturday, Dec. 22 at The Cedar House, 200 W . Northwestern Ave. in Chestnut Hill. The festive and fun free community event, which was organized by Amy […]

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SLIDESHOW: RunTheHill hosts 5th Annual Phrosty 5k

Local Life | December 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Photos by Ian Campbell Photography RunTheHill held its fifth annual Phrosty 5k on Saturday, December 22 at The Cedar House, 200 W. Northwestern Ave. in Chestnut Hill. The festive and fun free community event, which was organized by Amy Carolla and Schuyler Nunn (co-founders of RunTheHill), featured a 5k run or one mile walk. Prizes […]

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Community hears update on School Funding Lawsuit – Trial set to begin Summer 2020

News | December 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Roughly 30 parents, advocates and teachers attended a community meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. Airy to hear Dan Urevick-Ackelsberg, a staff attorney for The Public Interest Law Center, discuss the latest developments in the Pennsylvania School Funding Lawsuit. On Dec. 6, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court […]

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