November 19, 2015 |
THINK YOU HAD a bad Valentine's Day because your hubby got the wrong roses or you had to wait 40 minutes for a table for two? Well, Philadelphia police say a Dunkin' Donuts employee who was salting the parking lot at a store on Wadsworth Avenue near Cheltenham Avenue in the city's Cedarbrook section got beat up that day because he lost control of a shopping cart and it hit someone's car. That someone, police said, was one of their own, Officer...
April 24, 2015 |
Putting on a show probably was never this difficult for the teen thespians at Cedarbrook Middle School. This, after all, is the Cheltenham Township school that has tackled The Laramie Project and other challenging pieces of theater. But last year, the Cedarbrook cast and crew became a troupe without a stage, displaced because of an insidious interloper. Mold had invaded their classrooms, and officials closed the school. "It was hard to say goodbye," said Robin Rosenberg, Cedarbook's longtime show director.
March 25, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA The last time State Sen. LeAnna Washington had to compete in a primary, she swept away the competition, winning 86.3 percent of the vote. This year's contest, experts say, won't be so easy. Even before she was charged with felony misuse of public resources, Washington had two Democrats lined up to challenge her in the May 20 primary. "Somebody has got to represent the community who is fully committed to the job," said Art Haywood, a lawyer and Cheltenham Township commissioner who is seeking the nomination.
March 5, 2014 |
CHELTENHAM When planning an elaborate, 86-person middle school musical, distraction can be a director's worst nightmare. But for the cast of Shrek at Cedarbrook Middle School, the play itself has been the distraction. "Doing something you love, it can be a great distraction to what's going on in your life," said their teacher and director, Robin Rosenberg. Students and staff this year have faced a roller coaster of uncertainty. Cedarbrook - the building - is racked by mold and falling apart at the seams.
December 19, 2013 |
The Cheltenham Township school board unanimously gave the green light to split up Cedarbrook Middle School early in 2014, saying the district cannot afford to wait to address mold issues. Parents spoke for more than an hour at Tuesday night's board meeting, asking the board to take more time to review a plan that would separate Cedarbrook's 750 students among four different sites, beginning as early as Jan. 27. Half the students would go to Gratz College, and the remainder would be split among the high school and two elementary schools.
December 18, 2013 |
CHELTENHAM Cheltenham School District officials announced a plan Monday to close Cedarbrook Middle School as early as Jan. 27, splitting its 750 students among four other campuses in the township. The school board will vote Tuesday night on a contract with Gratz College to house half of Cedarbrook's students. The school is split into six teams, each with about 125 students. Two eighth-grade teams and one seventh-grade team will go to Gratz. One seventh-grade team will go to Elkins Park Elementary, and another to Cheltenham Elementary.
October 13, 2013 |
CHELTENHAM The Cheltenham School District could abandon Cedarbrook Middle School as early as January because of mold, officials said Friday. By Monday, the problem will have closed 11 classrooms and the cafeteria at the school in Wyncote, where 700 students attend seventh and eighth grades. The district is considering four options to address the issue, three of which involve moving students to another location while a new school is built. The fourth option is to refurbish the 62-classroom school 10 rooms at a time.
August 24, 2013 |
Cedarbrook Middle School in Cheltenham is scheduled to open two weeks late, on Sept. 16, as crews continue to remove mold from the campus. The mold was discovered in some classrooms and hallways by maintenance crews in July, and remediation efforts are underway for the entire building, the district said in a letter Wednesday to parents, teachers and staff. An independent environmental auditor will have to certify air-quality levels before students and staff will be allowed to return, Superintendent Natalie Thomas said.
June 14, 2013
A 16-year-old boy was in stable condition after being stabbed in the chest Thursday evening in the city's Cedarbrook section, police said. About 6:41 p.m. in the 1500 block of Wadsworth Avenue, the teen suffered a stab wound to his upper left chest, police said. He was transported to Chestnut Hill Hospital. Police reported no arrests. - Robert Moran
May 31, 2013 |
A former Cedarbrook teenager whose one-day robbery spree with a 14-year-old boy ended in the 2010 shooting death of a World War II veteran was sentenced Thursday to 30 years to life in prison by a Philadelphia judge. India Spellman, now 20 - who twice rejected plea deals that would have saved her a decade in prison - said nothing before being sentenced to the mandatory prison term by Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart. "This is a very sad case," Minehart said. "We have here a young person from an excellent family.