Bureaucrats stuck in Allens Lane mud

Featured Post, Local Life | February 23rd, 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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Cutting the cord: You too can be cable free

Featured Post, News | July 29th, 2011 | 1 Comment

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 27th, 2011 | Leave a comment

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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Earth, Linen add  style, shopping choice to Avenue

Featured Post | July 19th, 2011 | Leave a comment

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 14th, 2011 | Leave a comment

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 11th, 2011 | Leave a comment

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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