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Climate Report on PA Shows More Threats to Health, Water and Air Quality

According to a new report from Penn State University, dangerously high summer temperatures, more severe storms, an increased threat of some diseases carried by insects and drastic changes to agriculture and water quality are becoming facts of life for state residents. “The...
Posted On Aug 27 2015
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Schools

School District Settles Two Labor Contracts

With the new school year about to get under way, the Cheltenham school district recently came to an agreement with two of its employee bargaining units. The three-year contract with the Business Employees Council (BEC), which represents a range of para-professional and blue...
Posted On Aug 31 2015
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Arts

CC’s Weekend Picks

In Cheltenham Movie in the Park: “Big Hero Six”   Friday, August 28 (Rain date August 29) Enjoy Disney’s animated all age comedy-adventure “Big Hero Six” under the stars. It is the...
Posted On Aug 27 2015

CC’s Weekend Picks

In Cheltenham Cheltenham Township’s Concerts in the Park Sunday, August 23 The final concert of the summer series features Point Blank, a rock and roll band that hails from Texas, who is...
Posted On Aug 20 2015

CC’s Weekend Picks

In the Area The Hidden River Blues Festival at Venice Island Performing Arts Center (Outdoor Amphitheater) Saturday, August 15th, 2015 A variety of nationally and locally know blues acts,...
Posted On Aug 14 2015

CC’s Weekend Picks

In Cheltenham Sunday, August 9 Opera Libera Performs “The Elixir of Love” at Keneseth Israel  The Opera Libera company was formed as a tribute to the late John T. Douglas,  the...
Posted On Aug 06 2015

CC’s Weekend Picks

There is so much going on this weekend that it was hard pick just three, so we didn’t. In Cheltenham Summer Music Festival at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Sunday, August 2 Enjoy an...
Posted On Jul 30 2015

Neighborhoods

New Township Promotional Program a Magnet for Cheltenham Pride

School board member Brian Malloy was stewing while enduring another suburban traffic snarl about six months ago.  That vague feeling of being altogether stuck, windows rolled up, as vehicles,...
Posted On Aug 28 2015
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Gratz Welcomes New Development Director

Len Zimmerman, a longtime staffer specializing in development for Jewish organizations, was recently appointed the new director of development for Gratz College in Melrose Park. In a press...
Posted On Aug 18 2015
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Police Put the Pieces Together through Cameras and Gadgetry to Nab Suspect in Elkins Park Burglaries

The preliminary hearing for Larry Rafiq Samuels, 37, accused of burglaries and related crimes in the early morning hours of July 19 in the area of the Elkins Park train station, was held today...
Posted On Aug 13 2015
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A Primer on Major Zoning Changes – As Comrs. Start Workshops This Week to Assess Proposal

by Edie Cerebi Some say that sweeping new zoning changes across the township that foster business development could endanger the quality of life here, perhaps even change the basic community...
Posted On Aug 09 2015
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Jack Cohen, Owner of Melrose Hardware: An Appreciation

by Albert Fried-Cassorla Jack Cohen, the founder and longtime owner of Melrose Hardware on Cheltenham Avenue, passed away recently at 88.  A resident of Melrose Park, Jack had been dispensing...
Posted On Aug 03 2015
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Montco: Farmers Markets Popular for Locally Grown Goods

It’s that time of year when locally grown produce is only a short drive/walk away. Montco’s 11 farmers’ markets are in full swing and are as popular as ever, according to a recent Montco press release. In a county that has over 500 farms that grow a wide range of vegetables,...
Posted On Jun 16 2015
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Hungry Legions Search and Enjoy First Annual Glenside Food Fest

They came, they ate, they were nourished.  Well, “stuffed” might be a more accurate description of the scene  Thursday evening at the Glenside Street Food Festival, where throngs of gluttons – they were the only ones allowed in – searched out their...
Posted On Oct 10 2014
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First Food Fest with Other Attractions Set for Oct. 9 in Downtown Glenside

Great food, arts and crafts, music, and family-friendly activities highlight the First Annual Downtown Glenside Street Food Festival coming up next week. The new festival is primed to perk up a routine Thursday night with local restaurants and food trucks ready to serve their...
Posted On Sep 29 2014
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Sustainability

Climate Report on PA Shows More Threats to Health, Water and Air Quality

According to a new report from Penn State University, dangerously high summer temperatures, more severe storms, an increased threat of some diseases carried by insects and drastic changes to agriculture and water quality are becoming facts of life for state residents. “The...
Posted On Aug 27 2015
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Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Set for Sat. at Abington Jr. High

Montgomery County’s household hazardous waste collection is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8 at Abington Junior High School.   The free residential collection opportunity, located at 2056 Susquehanna Rd, is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Toxic and flammable...
Posted On Aug 07 2015
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A Choice of Ice Cream or Public Policy to ‘Beat the Heat’ of Climate Change

Brutal summer weather and mobilizing for a cause – even if it is climate change – isn’t a match activists dream about.  But like it or not, today was Climate Action Day, so some enterprising environmental groups decided they’d sweeten the deal to draw out...
Posted On Jul 30 2015
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Public Accountability

Online Voter Registration Makes it to PA

The commonwealth of PA has joined the ranks of states offering the convenience of online voter registration. The online registration application, administered by the Department of State, was ushered in today by Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortés. “Online Voter...
Posted On Aug 27 2015
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Boyle Signs On to Congressional Bill Banning LGBT Discrimination

Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) today signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life. “No one should ever be discriminated...
Posted On Jul 23 2015
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Montgomery County Launches Digital Platform to Follow the Dollars

Budget and financial information for Montgomery County just got a lot easier on the eye – and hopefully on the brain – for county residents who want to check up on how county government is keeping its fiscal house in order. The Montco Board of Commissioners at a press...
Posted On Jul 13 2015
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