Letters: May 29

Letters | May 29th, 2014 | Leave a comment

We’re all only customers in Chestnut Hill Many denizens of the Hill remember, I am certain, the little Gemeinschaft that the Hill once was. True, there was some exclusion, but both the denizens of the West and of the East had most of their existential needs satisfied by the small shops and restaurants on the […]

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Letters: May 21

Letters | May 21st, 2014 | Leave a comment

‘Blown away’ by elephant article I bought a copy of the Local this afternoon and was completely blown away by the article that Carole Verona wrote about me (“Wyndmoor’s ‘elephant lady’ trying to prevent extinction,” May 15). I was not expecting it to be such a big feature, and I’m really appreciative that Len Lear gave […]

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Letters: May 14

Letters | May 14th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Let there be fence In reference to the perimeter fencing at the Stanton residence, I feel the entire community and the DRC should band together and support the Stantons. Chestnut Hill is very fortunate to have dedicated residents like the Stantons (and people like Richard Snowden), who maintain their properties so as to enhance their […]

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Letters: May 7

Letters | May 7th, 2014 | Leave a comment

9th Ward Democrats endorse McCord Rob McCord, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, now in his second term, won the endorsement of the 9th Ward Democratic Committee on Tuesday night. McCord bested two other candidates: Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, former leader of the 9th Ward and Tom Wolf, the businessman from York who kicked off his campaign in January […]

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Letters: April 30

Letters | April 30th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Kudos to Weavers Way I was out to get some lunch the other day and thought, “Let me stop at Weavers Way in Chestnut Hill. To anyone who wants delicious, dare I say gourmet lunch choices, this is the place to go. I am a vegetarian and a wannabe vegan, so I chose a seitan cheesesteak […]

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Letters: April 23

Letters | April 23rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

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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Letters: April 16

Letters | April 16th, 2014 | Leave a comment

This week we conclude with another set of letters received in response to our April 3 cover story in which the CHCA board voted to delay passage of the Local’s budget until the paper’s marketing and content strategies could receive further review. During that meeting of the board, the Local’s content was described as a […]

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Letters: April 9

Letters | April 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Editor’s Note: We received more than 40 letters in response to last week’s front page story on the CHCA’s Board of Director’s meeting in which several board members claimed that the Local’s content was responsible for a slip in advertising sales, leading to a decision to postpone passage of the paper’s budget for three months. […]

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Letters: April 2

Letters | April 2nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

We don’t need another hero We are fortunate to live in a great place. Chestnut Hill is a great place and yet, despite our inherent affluence, we apparently need heroes. Years ago the hero was a local developer, now apparently it’s the BID. Apparently the populace is weak and needs a hero. Heroes apparently seize […]

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Letters: March 26

Letters | March 26th, 2014 | Leave a comment

First hospital in Chestnut Hill I saw the picture in the Chestnut Hill Local of the Mower General Hospital, created during the civil war, and it reminded me that Robertson’s building at 8501 Germantown Ave. was a hospital during the Revolutionary War. At that time it was the Inn of Henry Cress. I would guess […]

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