Developer to Take Route Through Cheltenham Board of Commissioners for Approval of Major Housing Project

On Wednesday night another major development proposal is up for a zoning hearing by Cheltenham Township officials. The project under review is for 146 multi-family residential units in a four-story building on about eight acres located at 1900 Ashbourne Road, an unimproved parcel between the post office and school district administration building near Washington Lane. […]

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PECO Momentum Building In Its Drive to Restore Power Across Montgomery County

Heading into late Sunday evening, PECO is reporting there are 647 Cheltenham Township customers still without power and less than 6,000 in all of Montgomery County. Progress has been strong over the last two days. Just last night PECO indicated that 2,070 households in Cheltenham and 22,000 countywide were still without electricity, indicating a significant […]

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No . . . Not Again?!

Snow, sleet and freezing rain – elements you’ve come to know like you would a persistent case of lice – may be making a return visit this week. The National Weather Service issued an urgent winter weather message Monday night for snow accumulations of six to eight inches with winds of up to 25 miles […]

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Pace Picking Up in Restoring Power, but Many Are Still Waiting

The effort to restore power to residences in Cheltenham Township and across Montgomery County, in a way not unlike a guerrilla war fought block-to-block and house-to-house, appears to be turning to the decisive advantage of the good guys. Those in hard hats navigating their massive trucks through suburban streets, some from as far away as […]

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Creekside Co-op Dodges Bullet Aimed at Perishables From Power Outage

Creekside Co-op, Elkins Park’s fragile but beloved community-based food cooperative, as well as lots of other business establishments around town, was nervously confronting a power outage this week with no clear end in sight. Perishables such as cheese, fish, deli meats, and all kinds of “grab’n go” items in refrigerator cases are at obvious risk […]

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Day Two for the Power Hungry

Keeping it together in your frigid home? Are you one of the huddled masses yearning to breathe free without having to watch it like smoke from one’s lips. Buck up, reliable sources say the layered look is making a comeback. Maybe you’re out and about looking for a little comfort and an internet connection. (Today […]

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It’s a Mess Out There

It’s a mess out there. Tell you something you didn’t know? We’ll try. PECO is already calling today’s storm that brought mostly ice and freezing rain to these parts (north and west of Philly) “the second most damaging storm in PECO history.” As of 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, more than 623,000 customers remain without service, said […]

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Plans for Jenkintown Station Garage Off the Table for Now, But SEPTA Open to Reviving It with Public Groundswell

Last week’s announcement by SEPTA that the bitterly contested multi-level parking garage project at Jenkintown station is on the backburner, despite the recent swelling of its capital budget from the state, sounds like good news for its Wyncote-based opponents. Or is it? A KYW radio report on Friday said the 700-space Jenkintown garage is no […]

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Beyond Mack Electric: the Vagaries of Area Flood Project Planning

Mack Electric, a Wyncote firm profiled this week for its history of flooding and disruptions endured over the years, has not been alone in facing those grim realities. Nor, of course, are Cheltenham residents. Since 1967, at least a dozen major floods have occurred in Abington Township, many of them triggering federal disaster declarations. Experts […]

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Wyncote Firm Tells Tale of Inundations – Even with ‘Submarine’-Style Defenses

There’s a small engineering/manufacturing business in Wyncote that has more than a passing interest in the fate of the Glenside Flood Control Project. Now hunkered down in a nondescript cinderblock structure on South Avenue, their saga of soakings and financial travail over the last 24 years gives new meaning to the term being “under water.” […]

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