October 29, 2009


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CHA cruises against GA

CHA running back Ibraheim Campbell (carrying ball) dominated Saturday’s contest against GA, rushing for 147 yards on 11 carries with three touchdowns. (Photo by Sandy Goldstein)

Chestnut Hill Academy’s Varsity football team cruised to its seventh straight victory in a season without defeat, crushing Germantown Academy 42-6 this past Saturday.

The Blue Devils scored 14 points in the first quarter before running a single offensive play on a wet and soggy Landreth Field.

Germantown Academy won the coin toss, but elected to defer possession to the second half. With this decision, the GA Patriots had to kick to senior running back Ibraheim Campbell who ran the opening kick-off return 85 yards for the first touchdown of the game. After a quick three-and-out series for GA, they punted to the Blue Devils. and senior Jon McAllister returned the 55 yards for the second score of the game before CHA’s offense even had a chance to take the field.

Campaign for Springfield Treasurer a heated contest

When Joan Parsons decided to e-mail the faculty and staff of the Springfield Township School District to introduce herself, she took her campaign from a quiet mission to replace current Township Treasurer Bonny Davis to a heated contest with the click of her mouse.

Republican Parsons is challenging Democrat Davis for the position, which oversee revenue collection for the Township with an annual budget of $17 million.

Stormwater problem areas reported by CHCA board

The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board of directors last week voted unanimously to recommend three locations in desperate need of better stormwater management to the Philadelphia Water Department, which will spend $30 million in federal loan money over the next two years on an ecofriendly pilot program designed to reduce sewer overflows.

Capoferri facing three court dates

John Capoferri has a busy week ahead of him. Authorities have ordered the former Caruso’s Market owner to attend three preliminary hearings over the next seven days on three sets of criminal charges.

On Oct. 30, Capoferri, 41, will stand trial on charges of allegedly passing bad checks to a contractor who had installed marble tiling in the bathrooms of Capoferri’s former home on the 100 block of W. Mermaid Lane. (The house went up for sheriff’s sale in the summer.)

City says leaves must be bagged

This year city residents have to face a new twist in the annual ritual of raking and bagging leaves. Because of cutbacks, the city will no longer provide mechanical leaf collection. The program was phased out last year and now residents will be responsible for bagging their fallen leaves.


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