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Feb. 1 Comment Deadline and Fiscal Impact Study Set for Zoning Overhaul

by Edie Cerebi A deadline of Monday has been set for public comments by the Cheltenham Board of Commissioners on the comprehensive rewrite of the township’s zoning ordinance that has been in the works for the last 10 years.  The commissioners also have arranged for a...
Posted On Jan 28 2016
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Final Workshop on Comprehensive Zoning Changes Set for Thursday

by Edie Cerebi The third and final workshop on Cheltenham’s Revised Draft Zoning Ordinance is set for this Thursday evening.   The focus will be on Mixed-Use Districts, an important new category not part of the existing zoning code, which is very much in line with the...
Posted On Dec 15 2015
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Cheltenham Board Issues Rejection in Latest Move on Kerlin Farm

The 79-unit mid-rise Kerlin Farm development project has hit another dead-end and possibly its final resting place after a three-year run for approval. On Wednesday night the Cheltenham board of commissioners voted to reject the sketch plan, an early stage submission in the...
Posted On Sep 18 2015
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Township Takes No Side on Whether to Allow Students to Stay in Glenside House

The Cheltenham board of commissioners voted “no action” at their recent Building and Zoning Committee meeting on whether to allow students to continue to rent a house in Glenside.   The property at 525 Montier Street, which now houses four Arcadia University students, is zoned as...
Posted On Sep 15 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 fabric.  Others say it’s about time that the clear need to expand the tax base through...
Posted On Aug 09 2015
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Who Campaigns in the Heat of Summer? Estilow in Ward 5

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.  Now there’s an outdated notion, if ever it was true  – unless you’re in the habit of taking two months off to unwind.  And if you don’t own a hedge fund, don’t let the thought even penetrate. In the news...
Posted On Aug 04 2015
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Mosquito Spraying is Rescheduled for Monday

After two recent postponements, spraying in sections of Glenside and Wyncote to control adult mosquitoes which may be carrying the West Nile Virus is now set for Monday, Aug. 3. Mechanical problems with the sprayer forced the cancellation of prior attempts on July 23 and Jul...
Posted On Jul 30 2015
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Church Road Section to be Blocked Off Daily Starting Friday Through Weekend

This story was updated Friday morning. Texas Eastern Transmission, a natural gas transmission company, is scheduled to close Church Road between Rices Mill Road and Greenwood Ave. starting Friday, July 24 and running through the weekend. Cheltenham Township Manager Bryan Havir...
Posted On Jul 23 2015
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Low Flying Helicopter Pays Cheltenham Neighborhoods An Extended Visit

Was that El Chapo on the run in Melrose Park?  Or maybe it was Jade Helm 15 after they decided they couldn’t take the heat in Texas but figured they could subdue Elkins Park and Melrose Park easy enough (don’t bet on it). Whatever that red and white chopper was doing Thursday...
Posted On Jul 16 2015
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Summer Road Work, Off to a Fast Start, Makes for Slow Going

Ever feel like a tourist in your hometown?  Maybe you’re late and the traffic just ground to a halt and now you have to take that detour.  You almost want to ask for directions (How do I get outa here?!), but you can almost hear some guy from an old TV commercial saying...
Posted On Jul 10 2015
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