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L&I clears way for deli case at food market

After a tumultuous week, Jennifer Zoga was able to put to rest her concerns over a recent citation from the Department of Licenses and Inspections. Zoga, through her landlord’s attorney, applied for and received the proper permit to operate her deli case.

“I’m pleased that it was solved,” Zoga said, “and that it was not as complicated as it once seemed.”

Zoga’s attorney filed an application with L&I last week for a permit to have in her store a deli case offering prepared foods made off-site and sliced deli meats. The permit was approved 24 hours later.

LIFT OFF Christ Ascension Lutheran Church preschoolers (from left) Ana Clark, Nicholas Gabriel-Yingling, Pre-K Teacher Kevin O’Hara, Willa Burns, and Will Doliner celebrated the newly constructed entrance to its parish hall last Friday morning, March 19.  Children, parents, teachers and parishioners marked the project’s completion with a parade up the ramp and through the new front door.  Some of the older children at the center cut the ceremonial ribbon.  The accessible entrance serves both the congregation and its childcare center at 8300 Germantown Ave.  Over several months contractors built the ramp, installed railings and replaced two narrow swinging doors with one solid door.  Because the city deemed the congregation’s property historically significant in 1980, the new construction matches the look of the existing buildings.  The ramp is faced with Wissahickon schist; anddistinctive hardware from the parish hall’s old doors was reused on the new door. f

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Streets Department relents on curbside trash collection

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A quintessential Chestnut Hill family
Gigi Glendinning: animal rescuer extraordinaire

You might say that Gigi Glendinning, 42, is a member of a quintessential Chestnut Hill family. She and her brother, Andrew (now a Lafayette Hill contractor with three children); her sister, Ellen (now a freelance accountant in Lafayette Hill with two children); and her brother, Bruce (now a regional manager for Prudential Fox and Roach, living in Flourtown with two children); all grew up in Chestnut Hill with their mom, Sandra, now a resident of The Hill at Whitemarsh; and their late father, Robert, a prominent realtor with an office on Evergreen Avenue (and frequent contributor to the Local).


The big squeeze on taxpayers

It’s hard to believe that the debate over tax plans in Philadelphia City Hall is real.

One of the leading ideas floated by the Mayor’s office has been a tax on soda. “A what?” you might ask. A sugary soda tax. Yup. That’s a real idea. $.02 per ounce.

In a story on the issue in the Philadelphia Inquirer last week, City Councilman Bill Greenlee questioned Philadelphia Health Commissioner Donald Schwartz, M.D.


OPEN HOUSE LIVE Latin teacher Clark Hodgson lead a class discussion on the "Great Books.”  At Regina Coeli Academy in Wyndmoor during a unique and informative "Classical Education Live" presentation for the school’s spring open house on Sunday, March 21. This is the first time Regina Coeli Academy held this type of open house for prospective students and parents. Students and faculty held "live" regular classes from 2 to 4 p.m. for visitors to experience typical academy classes firsthand


Mount lacrosse squad young but not green

As if it wasn’t bad enough to lose six lacrosse players to graduation, four of the underclassmen on the 2009 Mount St. Joseph Academy squad have not returned this spring.

That means the Magic are in trouble, right?



Linda Mattice: “We are…”
Mia Grogan: “…promoting this year’s Spring Soiree, Saturday April 10th. Buy your tickets now!”
LM: “We’re promoting through our church bulletin to all of our parishioners all of the events that are happening at the parish school”
MG: “and the value of our parish school, what a good place our parish school is….”
LM: “all the great activities,”
MG: “the general excellence,”
LM: “and the long rich history of Our Mother of Consolation.”

Mia Grogan, left and Linda Mattice, right, Our Mother of Consolation Parish School volunteers.

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