Hill Republicans miss moderation, think local party is on right track

News | August 30th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Karen Bojar The Republican Party in Philadelphia has been on a downward trajectory. In the past, we had successful moderate or liberal Republicans—e.g., Arlen Specter, Thatcher Longstreth, Sam Katz, and former State Senator Phil Price. Many longtime Democrats voted for these candidates. In recent years, however, the number of moderate Republicans has dwindled, as […]

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Volunteers donate 110 computers to Houston Elementary School

Featured Post, Schools | August 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak   Students at Henry H. Houston Elementary School, 7300 Rural Lane in Mt. Airy, got a big surprise on their first day of school, Monday, Aug. 27, thanks to The Philadelphia Children’s Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit organization that supports public schools by installing Internet-ready computers in classrooms and publicly accessible locations. […]

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City closes Devil’s Pool on weekends for safety reasons

Featured Post, News | August 22nd, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation announced last week that it would be closing weekend access to the Wissahickon Creek’s notorious Devil’s Pool. The closure, which affects the park’s Orange and White trails, will be enforced through Sunday Sept. 30. “Parks & Recreation is implementing this temporary closure to […]

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Union Workers at CH Hospital say new contract would send them to Reading for care

News | August 17th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Members of Chestnut Hill Hospital workers’ union, Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania (SEIUHP) said that Chestnut Hill Hospital’s new owners Tower Health Medical Group’s recent health-care proposal would force union members to travel Reading Hospital to see a primary care physician. Tower Health Medical Group, an endeavor by Reading Hospital […]

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Chestnut Hill Conservancy now inviting nominations for the 2018 Architectural Hall of Fame

News | August 17th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Conservancy is pleased to announce that it is now inviting nominations for the 2018 Architectural Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a distinguished list of Chestnut Hill’s most treasured significant buildings structures and landscapes, selected by public vote. These properties represent groundbreaking approaches to planning and design; or are significant […]

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Hill institutions host meeting to discuss shared priorities for Upper Northwest Plan

News | August 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the deadline for public comments on the Upper Northwest Draft Plan approaching, leaders of several Chestnut Hill organizations presented their top recommendations to approximately 30 local residents in attendance at an August 8 meeting at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Those organizations – the Chestnut Hill Community Association, Business District and Conservancy – […]

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