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Local family hopeful despite setbacks

The Aiello family: (from left) Krista, Chris, Giovanni and Emily. (Photo by Jennifer Katz)

When Chris Aiello transferred to Los Angeles for work more than a decade ago, he was full of hope, enthusiasm and ambition. He had been working for the multi-billion-dollar Dan Zimmerman Co., an accounting staffing firm, for two years straight out of college.

CHCA, CHCF reach settlement with Attorney General’s Office

Details of an agreement reached between the state Attorney General’s Office, the Chestnut Hill Community Association and the Chestnut Hill Community Fund were revealed in open session at Thursday night’s CHCA Board of Directors meeting.

The agreement, spelled out in a document called an “Assurance of Voluntary Compliance,” detailed the findings of a recently concluded investigation into the activities of the association’s board between 2001 and 2006.

Good Food Market to close on April 3

It would appear that the few have decided for the many in the case of the Good Food Market. Last week owner Jennifer Zoga decided to close the market on April 3, citing the recent and prolonged battle with a handful of residents and ongoing confusion over licensing as the reasons.

“I know that I am disappointing a lot of people for not fighting, but there comes a time when you realize that winning won’t make the nastiness go away,” wrote Zoga on the store’s blog announcing its closing.

Springside hurler opens up with perfect game

Seen here in a March 16 scrimmage at Shipley School, Springside senior Natalie Klotz pitched a perfect game last Tuesday against another Friends Schools League team, Germantown Friends.

Following last Tuesday’s softball season debut, the Springside School squad was faced with a dilemma; How do you improve upon perfection?

At Germantown Friends’ home venue at Blue Bell Field, visiting senior Natalie Klotz struck out 15 batters and Lions fielders furnished the other three outs for a 16-0 victory in a contest that ended after six innings due to the ten-run mercy rule.

Klotz also went four-for-five at the plate, driving in two runs in the first inning, one in the second, and three more in the sixth inning. The two baserunners ahead of Klotz in the first frame each drew walks, and after hitting them home the Springside hurler scored herself when GFS dropped a pop-up by sophomore Tori LaSmaith.

Lions junior Asha Deane and freshman Gianna Pownall each singled in the second inning and later scored on RBI singles by sophomore Alexis Giovinazzo and Klotz. The Lions added one more run their next time up to lead 6-0, but they were held scoreless by Germantown at the top of the fourth inning.


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