Chester Housing Authority Dedicates Memorial Rose Garden

To celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, employees of the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) dedicated a Memorial Rose Garden to former employees who passed away while working at the agency. The Rose Garden is located in a raised bed behind CHA’s administrative offices at 1111 Avenue of the States. During the dedication ceremony, CHA Housing Choice Voucher Program Director, Mary Militello explained the significance of the specific roses selected for the rose garden.

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Chester City Blog: Chester Housing Authority’s Community Farm Recognized as Mayoral Point of Light

The Chester Housing Authority’s community farm has been recognized with Mayor Kirkland’s first Point of Light, an effort to highlight positive activities happening in the city. At the May 11th City Council session, Terrence Topping-Brown, who directs the 2-acre farm and its programming at Ruth L. Bennett Homes, delivered a presentation about all of the benefits the farm generates; environmental, personal, educational and physical.

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Chester Housing Authority’s Community Farm Recognized as Mayoral Point of Light

The Chester Housing Authority’s community farm has been recognized with Mayor Kirkland’s first Point of Light, an effort to highlight positive activities happening in the city. At Wednesday’s City Council session, Terrence Topping-Brown, who directs the 2-acre farm and its programming at Ruth L. Bennett Homes, delivered a presentation about all of the benefits the farm generates; environmental, personal, educational and physical.

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The Spirit: Fire suppression devices going into every CHA kitchen

It’s called the “StoveTop FireStop” automatic fire suppressor, a device that costs only about $20 but can save the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) thousands in fire damage. Chester Fire Commissioner Travis Thomas joined CHA officials last week for a demonstration of the device for the CHA Board of Commissioners, which approved buying the devices for all public housing homes in the city.

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Daily Gazette: Documenting Oral Histories of Ruth L. Bennett

If you came up to the Language Resource Center on the third floor of Kohlberg the past few weeks, you may have seen a group working in the corner on a video project about Ruth L. Bennett. This project is part of an initiative by the Scribe Video Center to document precious places around Philadelphia. They partnered with the Chester Housing Authority to create a video about Ruth L. Bennett, who was a prominent member of the Chester community in the early 1900’s and the first president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Chester.

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