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Tom Beck’s article in the March 3 Chestnut Hill Local, ‘Regional Rail not recovering from COVID,’ includes the telling observation by Wayne Junction developer Ken Weinstein that to … more
We are in the last weeks of our Annual Appeal. I am reaching out to you on behalf of the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association to ask for your financial support. more
The world and our community are sadder today for the passing of Mrs. Jessie Birtha, who died recently at age 102. more
Soon after Acme started selling alcohol, trash on Mermaid Lane, Ardleigh and other surrounding streets quadrupled. more
I wish to wholeheartedly thank Councilmember Cindy Bass for introducing legislation to temporarily halt demolition in the 8th district.  I hope that during the six months’ moratorium City … more
This year, volunteers are hoping to raise enough funds to replace outdated and broken lights and missing signage around the Water Tower, and to refurbish the WWII War Memorial. more
Unfortunately, last Saturday the weather did not cooperate again, resulting in the cancellation of our much anticipated holiday parade. more
As some of you may have read in last week’s edition of The Chestnut Hill Local, Chestnut Hill residents are about to be involved in a redistricting for future elections when it comes to our … more
I seldom object to the behavior of public officials, but the appearance of councilwoman Cindy Bass at a community meeting in Germantown was a disgrace to our neighborhood and our city.  On … more
I was astounded when I saw the recent demolition and mass deforestation in progress at the Sugarloaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College bordering on Germantown Pike. more
I think I can safely say that no one moves to Mt. Airy, East or West, because they want to live in a dense neighborhood. People move here because they are looking for a suburban feeling, not an urban one. more
I’m at the computer in my home office in Chestnut Hill with headphones on and the volume of Beethoven’s Fifth too loud to get anything done. more
n 2021 the Friends of Pastorius Park embarked upon an ambitious plan to restore the plantings and vistas of Pastorius Park. We did so with the goal of not only preserving Frederick Peck’s original Olmsted-inspired Pastorius design, but also to expand the diversity and resilience of the park’s trees and shrubs for the future. more
A diverse community has evolved and it involves all the players, regardless of age, athletic ability, occupation, gender, race or class. more
In October 2021, a few volunteers in Germantown initiated a Call to Action by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) to do what it had not done in the past six years…maybe not ever in its history!  We called on the PRA to act counter to the politics that has governed the disposition of publicly-owned property in the City.  more
The recent article on Pickleball is extremely biased and unnecessarily snarky towards the players. Calling pickleball players “geriatrics” is highly insulting. more
As Chestnut Hill and Mt Airy residents, and pickleball players, we are writing this letter in reply to Tom Beck’s story to offer a more balanced view. more
The Greenspace Initiatives Committee would like to thank our community for the great turnout and support of Green Fest 2021 on Saturday, December 4. more
Journalistic integrity is hard to come by when reporting on the deer issue.  The public expects accurate and fair coverage of the issue.  It’s only right that deer get a fair shake.  In the interest of balance and thoroughness, a reporter would uncover a wealth of information in support of deer.  more
A student who lives in my legislative district recently wrote in to express his views on my work as his representative in state government...He noted climate change as an issue that’s important to him and wondered if I felt the same. I do. more
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