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Zoning Approval Sought to Raze Mansion Next to Samuel Green House

by Edie Cerebi The Cheltenham Zoning Hearing Board recently heard an application to demolish the mansion in disrepair adjoining the grounds of the Samuel A. Green House in Elkins Park. Federation Housing, owners of the Green House, an 81-unit senior housing complex on Ashbourne...
Posted On Dec 02 2014
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Auto Repair Shop Planned for La Mott Finds Opposition at Zoning Hearing

by Edie Cerebi Citing myriad concerns including parking, traffic, public safety, and encroachment on residential and historic areas, La Mott residents came out to the November Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) meeting to oppose an auto service center proposed for the same lot where an...
Posted On Nov 25 2014
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Negotiations Fizzle Over Super Wawa Development; Court Appeal Set to Move Ahead

Months of talks between developer Bruce Goodman and neighbors of the proposed Super Wawa store Goodman hopes to build on Route 309 and Limekiln Pike have stalemated, apparently leaving the dispute in the hands of the courts. The project represents commercial rather than housing...
Posted On Nov 24 2014
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Cheltenham Democrats Prepare to Tap Haywood’s Successor for Ward 2 Commissioner

With the recent election of Cheltenham Commissioner Art Haywood to the state Senate, the process of selecting a successor for his Ward 2 seat is about to to get rolling.  Haywood is widely expected to resign as commissioner shortly, possibly in a matter of days. Upon his...
Posted On Nov 20 2014
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Festival of Local Authors This Sat. at Elkins Park Library

Looking for a good read?  Go local.  You think local sourcing is just for tomatoes and green peppers? Cheltenham is fortunate to be the setting for a harvest of literature by denizens such as Nomi Eve, Bee Ridgway, Gregory Frost, Elise Juska and David Harrower and Thomas...
Posted On Nov 13 2014
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Elkins Park Fall Festival is On Nov. 8

The 7900 block of High School Road in Elkins Park is bustling with business and eateries these days, not to mention some live performance venues as well.  Saturday, Nov. 8 will see a community music festival celebrating this vibrant neighborhood, with tons of local musical acts...
Posted On Oct 30 2014
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Pop-up Concert Tonight at Elkins Park Train Station

A Greensboro NC band, The Collection, is in town tonight (Thursday) for a spur-of-the-moment concert at the Elkins Park train station.  The music gets under way at 9:30 p.m. (That leaves plenty of opportunity for the Candidates Night event at Curtis Hall, which starts at 7 p.m.)...
Posted On Oct 23 2014
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Commissioners Decide – by Not Deciding – on Kerlin Development Zoning Appeal

A month ago the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners got word that their court appeal of the Zoning Hearing Board’s split-vote approval of of the Kerlin Farm development project was rejected by the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. They had 30 days to decide...
Posted On Oct 17 2014
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Church Road Closure for Water Main Project to Start Monday

Update: On Friday Cheltenham Township revised the estimated completion date of the project to Dec. 31. The replacement of a water main by Aqua PA that may be more than 100 years old in some sections will be closing down a stretch of Church Road in Elkins Park over the next two...
Posted On Oct 16 2014
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New Glenside Principal to Take Scheduled Medical Leave; Lewin to Return as Interim

Jenette Oddo, Glenside Elementary’s new principal, will be taking a medical leave of absence starting some time in November.  She will be replaced for an interim period by Dr. Harris Lewin as Acting Principal.  Lewin is a familiar face at Glenside, having taken over for...
Posted On Oct 15 2014
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