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Schools Superintendent to Speak at NAACP Meeting Monday Night

The October meeting of the Cheltenham Area NAACP will feature a guest presentation by Dr. Wagner Marseille, the new Cheltenham Township School District superintendent.  Marseille will talk about his vision for the district. At the helm since the summer, Marseille has been...
Posted On Oct 14 2015
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La Mott Fire House Hostage Ordeal Recounted at Hearing

Paul Jordan was a member of the La Mott Fire Company, one of a team of volunteer fire fighters who risked their lives in the cause of public safety.  In a preliminary hearing this morning  in a cramped tense courtroom in Cheltenham Township, Jordan, 25, was held for trial on all...
Posted On Apr 28 2015
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Ex-La Mott Fire Fighter Arraigned in Hostage Taking Incident

The ex-volunteer fire fighter taken into custody last week at the La Mott Fire House on Penrose Avenue after returning to the fire station and taking several of his former co-workers hostage at gunpoint, was arraigned today before Magisterial District Justice Christopher Cerski....
Posted On Apr 07 2015
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Terminated Fireman Takes Hostages at La Mott Fire House, then Surrenders

A just terminated fire fighter entered the La Mott Fire House this morning and held several of his former fellow volunteers hostage at gunpoint in the basement of the facility. Cheltenham Police responded, securing the perimeter outside, and on the basis of information from fire...
Posted On Mar 31 2015
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Auto Repair Shop Turned Down for Zoning Help in La Mott Historic District

by Edie Cerebi Finding that the applicant “created its own  ‘hardship,'” the Cheltenham Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) in December denied the request of Stenton Property, LCC for variances that would have allowed the company to build an auto repair center on the property at the...
Posted On Feb 23 2015
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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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Movie Classic ‘Bells Are Ringing’ to be Screened at La Mott Community Center Oct. 19

Drift back to a simpler time with a free screening of Bells are Ringing, the 1960 Warner Brothers classic featuring Judy Holiday and Dean Martin, slated for Sunday, October 19 at 2 p.m. at the La Mott Community Center. Co-sponsored by the Cheltenham Township Library System and...
Posted On Oct 14 2014
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Local Authors Provide Tableau of Historic Training Ground for Colored Troops in La Mott

by Joyce Werkman President Lincoln’s Civil War Emancipation Proclamation triggered a string of events leading to the chance for newly freed Negro slaves to fight for their own enduring freedom as soldiers on the Union side. A culmination was the development of Camp William...
Posted On Mar 19 2014
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Presentations on the Historic ‘Spectacle’ of Camp William Penn this Thurs. Evening

After two years of war, the North was reeling. President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had gone into effect, and a group of prominent Philadelphia businessmen pledged to support both the the Union cause and the emancipation of African slaves. So the Abolitionist...
Posted On Mar 11 2014
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A First Round of Deliberation on a Street Light in La Mott

A recent La Mott neighborhood meeting turned out about 25 people to talk about a single traffic light. The light in question is at the intersection of Sycamore and Willow Avenues, the major pedestrian way to and from the busy La Mott Community Center, where the meeting was held....
Posted On May 14 2013
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