Interactive map shows impact of AVI on city, Hill numbers show increases

Featured Post June 18, 2012 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network, a news website, showing the impact of the Actual Value Initiative on homes across the city. The map is based on several assumptions. First is that the mil rate will be 1.8, a number that many expect to be the tax rate in the final council bill […]
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Bureaucrats stuck in Allens Lane mud

Featured Post, Local Life February 23, 2012 4 Comments

by Jeanne Andrews Woman’s voice: “Good morning, Streets Department.” Me: “May I speak to the person who is responsible for the disaster that is the McCallum Street Bridge closure and West Allens Lane?” Woman: “That’s not us. Call the Water Department.” Me: “But this IS the Streets Department, and you ARE responsible for street repair […]
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Our Mother of Consolation to merge with Mt. Airy’s Holy Cross

Featured Post January 7, 2012 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro A blue ribbon panel released a report this afternoon calling for the closure  and merger of dozens of Catholic schools in the Arch Diocese of Philadelphia. In the report, called “Faith in the Future: Sustainable Catholic Education for All Who Desire It,” Holy Cross at 144 E. Mt. Airy Ave. would merge […]
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New assistant at St. Paul’s faced cultural shift in Anglican Church

Featured Post, News August 2, 2011 0 Comments

New assistant at St. Paul’s faced cultural shift in Anglican Church

by Clark Groome When Emmanuel Ato “Manny” Mercer, the new assistant rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, made the 5,700-mile trip from Ghana to Atlanta in 2000, little did he know just how that journey would change his life. In Ghana as a young man he had attended an Anglican all-boys secondary […]
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Cutting the cord: You too can be cable free

Featured Post, News July 29, 2011 1 Comment

Cutting the cord: You too can be cable free

by Pete Mazzaccaro I’ve never met anyone who was satisfied with cable. I don’t care if it’s Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T U-Verse or Verizon Fios. Everyone I’ve ever talked to about pay TV subscriptions has the same list of complaints: It’s too expensive. There’s more programming than anyone would ever want to watch. Service is […]
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Array of services provided to elderly They do it ‘My Way’ at Mt. Airy’s group of ‘helpers’

Featured Post, Local Life July 27, 2011 0 Comments

Array of services provided to elderly They do it ‘My Way’ at Mt. Airy’s group of ‘helpers’

by Jim Harris “My Way,” located at 7104 Germantown Avenue, is a not-for-profit organization offering a wide range of services to Northwest Philadelphia residents who wish to live independently at home as they age. Membership is free to any resident of the service area (Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown, East and West Oak Lane, East […]
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Grammy-winner still fishing for and finding success

Featured Post, Local Life July 21, 2011 0 Comments

Grammy-winner still fishing for and finding success

by Barbara Sherf What do fishing and song writing have in common? According to William “Poogie” Hart, lead singer and songwriter for the Delfonics, who fishes regularly in Erdenheim, sometimes you can catch a fish or think of an inspiration for a song in 15 minutes, and sometimes you can wait all day and “come […]
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Earth, Linen add  style, shopping choice to Avenue

Featured Post July 19, 2011 0 Comments

Earth, Linen add  style, shopping choice to Avenue

by Jacqueline Weiss One month ago, Doug Reinke, owner of the Chestnut Hill furniture boutique HOST, decided the Avenue was ready for some retail expansion — something he’s not unaccustomed to after he opened a second HOST location in Old City. In partnership with his landlord, Bowman Properties, Reinke opened two of the Hill’s newest […]
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Mural in Motion: The first student-produced video projection in the city

Featured Post, News July 14, 2011 0 Comments

Mural in Motion: The first student-produced video projection in the city

by Karen Tracy An eight-story exterior brick wall.  The annual conference of the 15,000+ most forward-thinking educators in the world.  A school with limitless creativity and a can-do technological spirit.  Innovative and inventive student artists.  Just how do these architectural, visionary and tech-savvy elements hang together? Ask the team of students from Springside Chestnut Hill […]
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Neighbors object to scale of Magarity site project

Featured Post, News July 11, 2011 0 Comments

Neighbors object to scale of Magarity site project

by Wes Ratko Both neighbors and members of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee voiced serious objections to the scale of Bowman Properties’ plans to redevelop the former Magarity Ford site at 8200 Germantown Ave. during the committee’s July 7 meeting Bowman’s plans for a retail and residential complex anchored […]
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