What you need to know about the Philadelphia zoning code and fences

News September 24, 2014 0 Comments

This information is for PROPERTY OWNERS who are contemplating building a new fence or replacing an existing fence. Importantly, it is also for REALTORS, FENCE COMPANIES, CONTRACTORS, DESIGN PROFESSIONALS, and any other entity in the position to advise on the installation of a fence. The Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA) is dedicated to encouraging a […]
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Board approves policy on “illegal” fences

News September 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani The Chestnut Hill Community Association, at its Sept. 18 board meeting, approved publication of a fence communication statement that discusses the zoning code and where the CHCA currently stands in regards to it. Introduced by Larry McEwen, vice president of the CHCA’s Physical Division, the motion was passed with a 12-1 vote. […]
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SCH’s Maguire Stadium dedication set for homecoming

News September 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome When Maguire Stadium is dedicated during the varsity football game’s halftime at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Homecoming Sept. 27, its namesake and lead donor will be continuing a personal and family philanthropic tradition. Named for James J. “Jamie” Maguire Jr., CHA class of 1978, the stadium is the final piece in the […]
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SLIDESHOW: Fashion and Food at the Fareway

News September 22, 2014 0 Comments

On Friday night Chestnut Hill was treated to Fashion and Food at the Fareway – a brand new event which brought residents and retailers together for a night of clothes and cuisine. The event was hosted outside of the Market at the Fareway, where droves of Hillers came out to enjoy the beautiful weather and […]
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Marshall named to Chestnut Hill Hospital Board

News September 18, 2014 0 Comments

Chestnut Hill Hospital recently appointed Joseph W. “Chip” Marshall III, to its board of directors. A prominent and highly regarded figure in the health care industry and the Greater Philadelphia marketplace, Marshall is the former Chairman and CEO of Temple University Health System, one of the largest health care organizations in Pennsylvania. Marshall is currently […]
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Home at 415 W. Moreland Ave. demolished

News September 17, 2014 3 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani The 104-year-old home at 415 W. Moreland Ave. has been demolished. The demolition comes after months of debate between the Chestnut Hill Historical Society and Blake Development Corp., the company who purchased the property in April of this year. The CHHS wanted developer Sam Blake, the current owner, to reconsider razing the […]
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Main Street, Chestnut Hill

News September 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Miles Orvell – The first of a two-part series Why did Forbes Magazine name Chestnut Hill one of the top seven urban enclaves in the country? What makes it a “Distinctive Destination,” in the eyes of the National Trust for Historic Preservation? What makes it (unofficial estimate) the home to more architects per square […]
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Angelo DiPinto: Last barber standing

News September 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro When Angelo DiPinto found a job at Harry Smith’s barber shop at 8509 Germantown Ave. (now Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop), there were a lot of barbers in Chestnut Hill. He joined four other barbers who trimmed hair and shaved faces for a steady stream of Hillers. That was 1954. Today, 60 years […]
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Area to host ‘Peace Day Philly’ events

News September 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Lisa Parker, formerly of Mt. Airy, a co-founder of Peace Day Philly, hopes that the local initiative for the International Day of Peace, observed worldwide on Sept. 21, will inspire people to take action for peace. “Peace Day is an opportunity to come together as a human family, to share compassion […]
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Suppers at St. Martin’s: A community event

News September 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani On the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Church of St. Martin in-the-Fields, a hot meal and a supportive community await for those in need. The events are called “Suppers,” and Debra Roberts, of Wyndmoor who is a parishioner of St. Martin’s, is the woman behind their inception. “I […]
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