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College unveils two-campus

Chestnut Hill College will come before the Development Review Committee of the Chestnut Hill Community Association on Sept. 15 to present its largest undertaking to date: a completed master plan for both of its campuses — the main campus across from Northwestern Stables and its newly acquired campus at Sugarloaf.

The college is seeking a zoning variance from its current R-2 status to an Institutional Development District. The variance request is the first step in a just-completed master plan that would allow the college to increase its enrollment to 1,500 students. There are currently 900 full-time students at the school.


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A rendering by SaylorGregg Architects depicts what Chestnut Hill College’s Sugarloaf campus will look like when the school’s new master plan is relaized.
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Other News…

The fire within:
Roxborough renters fight for answers and accountability in the wake of a July 14 arson.

Bob Markowski:
The man who makes flowers bloom along the Avenue

 



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Local kids help sick children with ‘Stuffy Love’

Children can do some pretty amazing things. In the September/October issue of Best Friends magazine is a story about a nine-year-old named Maisy (last name not given) from Sandy, Utah, who threw a birthday party for herself and invited everyone in her fourth grade class. But instead of asking the other children to bring gifts for her, the nine-year-old girl asked them all to bring doggie beds, cat toys, fuzzy animal blankets, catnip and other treats for dogs and cats to the birthday party.
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Homeless veterans: a sad commentary on our national priorities and values

In October 2005, the City of Philadelphia set out to become the first city in the nation to end homelessness.

As of Sept. 9, nearly three years into the city’s 10-year plan to provide affordable housing for every resident in need, there were 550 homeless people on the streets and 2,603 in shelters.
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Steven Guerriero, Ph.D. has been appointed Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College. Bringing close to 20 years experience in graduate education, Guerriero comes to Chestnut Hill from Antioch University New England, where he was the chief academic officer, vice president for academic affairs, and former interim dean of academic affairs.
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GFS girls take the field with compact roster

Stamina will have to be a key attribute for the 2009 girls soccer team at Germantown Friends School. While the Tigers may have talent, they don’t have a lot of depth, and lack the numbers necessary to field a full-fledged junior varsity team this fall.
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Community Day. The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia (LTSP) will hold its Congregation and Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. The events scheduled for the day include the dedication of the new William Allen Plaza and William Allen Historical Marker on the LTSP campus at 12:30 P.M. Invited dignitaries, colonial-era dancers and special guest colonial community figure “William Allen” will dedicate the new plaza connecting the LTSP campus to the Mt. Airy community and celebrate early activism in colonial Philadelphia.  The dedication will be followed by a free lecture by writer Frank Whalen as well as workshops designed to help congregations and non profits in their work in their communities. For more information, visit www.ltsp.edu/communityday09.

 

 

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