Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"This community is our priority and we want to provide the best care that we can."
Chestnut Hill Hospital is not messing around in trying to promote itself. The area hospital has an extensive ad campaign lined up, including the continued publication of its two magazines. There are adds on SEPTA buses and at stops promoting the hospital's services. According to Dr. John D. Cacciamani, the hospital's semi-new CEO, over 50,000 households will receive materials from the hospital three times in 2013. For all it's efforts to grow, however, Cacciamani says that the hospital's main area of interest is a place near by: Mt. Airy. "We've made a lot of progress, but we want to grow here," he said. "This community is our priority and we want to provide the best care that we can." In a joint meeting of the East and West Mt. Airy …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The two neighborhood groups will host a public forum on Tuesday.
Mt. Airy's two major neighborhood groups, the East Mt. Airy Neighbors and the West Mt. Airy Neighbors are holding a joint meeting and forum on Tuesday. The event, which is titled "Making the City, Hospital and College Work for Us," will focus on "significant changes and improvements that affect our daily lives," according to a statement on the WMAN website. The forum will feature three speakers: Kathy Cruz, from the Office of the Managing Director of Philadelphia, who will be talking about the city's 3-1-1 program, Dr. John Cacciamani, from Chestnut Hill Hospital, who will discuss the hospital's recently-completed emergency room, and Diane Kae from the Community College of Philadelphia, who will discuss changes to Pell grants. The meeting …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
They did so at a public meeting organized by the West Mt. Airy Neighbors Wednesday.
Residents grilled a panel of city managers and contractors Wednesday about the replacement of the neighborhood’s 120-year-old water mains, a project expected to last until 2013 that has been criticized for creating traffic jams and other complications. “We live on the 500 block of West Mt. Pleasant (Avenue), which is now I-95,” said Merrill Hilf, drawing some laughs from the crowd at Summit Presbyterian Church. “It’s not even a joke. If you come between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., you cannot cross the street without almost getting hit.” The panel said there was no study done to verify if neighborhood streets could handle the volume of traffic during the closure of sections of Allens Lane and Cresheim Road. That response generated a few groans at …
Friday, January 13, 2012
"Clybourne Park" will be performed for a Mt. Airy audience Jan. 25.
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Friday, January 13, 2012
The East and West Mt. Airy Neighbors organizations are putting together a fundraiser that will take place at the Arden Theatre. A news release said "Clybourne Park," a Pulitzer-winning play, deals with a subject that's "very Mt. Airy." It has to do with the changes that take place in a house and a neighborhood over a 50 year period. The Jan. 25 show is the final dress rehearsal. The organizations will offer tickets at a discount from Arden's regular ticket prices—$20 for paid members of EMAN &/or WMAN; $25 for others. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. and there will be small reception at 7 p.m. You can purchase tickets on either organization's website using PayPal (here or here). If you'd rather pay by check or cash, call the EMAN office at …