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Category: Health

There’s No Place Like Home

Is East Falls the kind of community that would welcome a home for sick kids by our favorite residential park? 

1/8/18 UPDATE: We’ve received a revised plan and elevation sheets from KenCrest.  Attached at the end of the post

During the holidays, especially, “home” takes on special meaning. We decorate them, make up our own little rituals when to light this, and where to hang that. We welcome friends and family home, even sing about home in Christmas carols. Everyone needs a place to call home.

Here in East Falls, KenCrest at Midvale & McMichael seeks to create a transitional care home for six ventilated/intubated children in their facility by the park (currently providing daycare for disabled adults).

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Fight the Power (Plant)!

East Falls resident Karen Melton reminds us there’s still time to fight a proposed SEPTA power plant that could contribute to air pollution in our neighborhood. 

An online app that shows the distance between two points “as the crow flies” shows my block in East Falls is exactly a mile from the site of SEPTA’s proposed gas-fired electric generation plant at Wissahickon and Roberts Avenue.

SEPTA has said we don’t need to worry about the plant adding pollution in Nicetown because they’re going to build a really tall stack to disperse it, which I guess means to our neighborhood.

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BACKache to the beach!

A few simple tips from Dr. Chris McKenzie to bulletproof your back, and ensure a pain free summer experience at the beach.

Pictured: Tom Caley, owner of East Falls Chiropractic.

Summer is here and before you know it, you’ll be heading down to the Jersey Shore for some R&R on the beach. Keep in mind that your back can use a vacation too from sitting at your desk all week.

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