Three neighbors, one institution to be honored at CHCA meeting

News April 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill Community Association will recognize three Hill residents and one institution for their support of Chestnut Hill. The awards, which will be presented at the CHCA’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 24, were determined this year by the CHCA’s Awards Committee. Hill resident and current Chestnut Hill Community Fund trustee […]
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History of Ivy League basketball detailed in book by former GA player

News April 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Paul A. Hutter, formerly of Mt. Airy, has authored a book, “The Golden Age of Ivy League Basketball: From Bill Bradley to Penn’s Final Four (1964-1979),” which details the rich history of Ivy League basketball and its prominence in the Philadelphia area. Born in Pittsburgh, Hutter and his parents, Joseph and Nancy, […]
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Report from the rathole (rat-hole? rat hole?)

Enemies of Reading April 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore It seems like only yesterday, but it’s been three weeks since a prominent local citizen called this newspaper a “rathole.” Correction: a “content rathole.” An infelicitous phrase, to say the least. A flurry of support for the newspaper followed, including many letters to the editor. Some of the writers demanded a retraction. […]
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“Astronomy Night” coming to Chestnut Hill

News April 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak It’s time to get your geek on – with the 2014 Philadelphia Science Fair, a city-wide event that explores how people use science and technology in everyday life. And it’s Astronomy Night is coming to Chestnut Hill on Friday, April 25. Whether you want to learn the science of NASCAR, extract […]
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Letters: April 23

Letters April 23, 2014 0 Comments

BID expansion is a tax overreach Chestnut Hill’s Business Improvement District (the “BID”) has succeeded in attracting patrons to the businesses on Germantown Avenue. This effort has been funded by assessments, another property tax, against commercial properties on Germantown Avenue. The tax pays for holiday decorations, advertising and the salary of an executive director. While […]
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Crime Report

Crime Report April 23, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of April 13 to April 19, 2014. April 13. Unit block W. Evergreen Avenue. Police responded to the burglar alarm and observed damage to door lock where entry was attempted. April 15. Unit block W. Evergreen Avenue. An unknown person stole a mountain bike with orange stripes which […]
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SCH Academy students Rock the Runway to fight hunger

Schools April 22, 2014 0 Comments

SCH Academy’s Rock the Runway (RTR) celebrated its fifth birthday at the 2014 show and raised over $5,000 the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. The fashion show—including over 40 student models, student performances, and raffle baskets with gift certificates from local Chestnut Hill stores—was organized by Leah Beight and co-heads Lauren Witonsky and Mary Siltman, […]
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