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Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station on Track for Improvements; Meeting Set for Jan. 28

by Edie Cerebi The concerted efforts of local governmental and community groups are paying off in a big way for the historic Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station.  Attention was first called to the deteriorating conditions last fall by the Cheltenham Chamber of Citizens, and since...
Posted On Jan 22 2015
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PECO Starts Tree Trimming to Limit Outages

Are you bracing for those power outages again this winter?  You know the routine.  Vulnerable trees splinter and broken limbs end up hugging power lines and the next thing you know, that fireplace you like to crank up to stay cozy on Saturday nights is your sole source of heat. ...
Posted On Jan 16 2015
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Districtwide Facilities Plan Enters Picture Near Crunch Time for Cedarbrook Decision

Tuesday night’s Cheltenham school board meeting, the fourth Cedarbrook-focused meeting in the last six weeks, was to be the moment of decision that would kick-start the Cedarbrook Middle School project into an accelerated high focus after months of seeming fits a...
Posted On Jan 15 2015
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Democrats Pick Political Newcomer for Ward 2 Commissioner

An unusual Democratic ward committee vote last night determined that Baron Holland of Wyncote would succeed Art Haywood in the Ward 2 commissioner seat.  Haywood was sworn in last week into the PA Senate in Harrisburg. In most instances party committees make endorsements for...
Posted On Jan 13 2015
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Cheltenham Zoning Overhaul Heads to Final Stage

Township Manager Bryan Havir reported at this week’s Building and Zoning Committee meeting that a final draft of a new zoning ordinance and map could be completed and ready for presentation to the committee as soon as February. The Select Committee, a small group of...
Posted On Jan 09 2015
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Kerlin Farm Housing Project Back to Square One?

The once controversial Kerlin Farm housing development proposal, which gained zoning approval back in March 2013 in a split vote by the zoning hearing board, may be back in the simmering cauldron of confusion and public scrutiny.  The plan was to build 79 multi-family units on...
Posted On Dec 23 2014
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Expanded Options for Cedarbrook and Elkins Park Shows Progress but Also Big Challenges for Cheltenham District

Two weeks ago, an initial presentation on approaches for the redevelopment of the Cedarbrook Middle School left many feeling a lack of a sense of urgency and insufficient analysis on the part of the Cheltenham school district.  After Monday night’s Community Facilities...
Posted On Dec 16 2014
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Marathon Improv a Mix of Art and Plain Endurance

by David Cohen This past weekend the Bright Invention improv group, a part of the Elkins Park-based White Pines Productions, performed an exhilarating and definitely exhausting 24 hour-long unscripted “Improvathon” at Plays & Players Theatre in Center City....
Posted On Dec 11 2014
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Still Not too Late to Throw Your Democrat Hat in the Ring for Ward 2 Commissioner

Cheltenham’s Democrats will be deliberating over the selection of the successor to Art Haywood for the Ward 2 Commissioner seat starting this week. Democratic Committee Co-chair Daphne Oliver told Citizens’ Call that there will be meetings this Wednesday, Dec. 10 and...
Posted On Dec 08 2014
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Update on Cheltenham’s Cedarbrook Middle School Sparks Tensions, Disappointment

Disappointment and frustration seemed to blanket the school district administration building auditorium Tuesday night after the presentation of a status report on the future of the Cedarbrook Middle School. A sizable audience including a number of teachers, plus parents and...
Posted On Dec 03 2014
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