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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Friends of the Wissahickon names new executive director

News | November 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Laura Feragen Friends of the Wissahickon announced that Ruffian Tittmann has been named executive director of the organization, effective on Jan. 1. She currently serves as FOW’s deputy director. Tittmann succeeds Maura McCarthy, Ph.D., who has served in the role for the past 14 years and was recently appointed executive director of the Fairmount […]

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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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