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Bowman plans office expansion

Bowman Properties is looking to grow.

The Chestnut Hill developer on the southwest corner of Germantown and Southampton avenues recently purchased the property next door, at 8232 Germantown Ave., and plans to build a two-story addition to connect the rear portions of both properties and expand its office space.

Police explain new public service areas

The Philadelphia Police Department has turned over a new leaf. At a meeting last week to roll out the shift from sector policing to public service areas, Capt. Joseph Bartorilla and Lt. Mark Overwise made it clear they are paying attention – to you.

The meeting was held to explain the new system and to allow residents to ask questions directly of the 14th brass in charge of their PSA. There were four meetings in all, one in each of the PSAs with the lieutenant in charge.

PNC teller says goodbye after 14 years

PNC teller Dolores Scott (Photo by Jennifer Katz)

For the past 14 years Hillers have grown accustomed to her cheerful, warm greetings. As a teller at PNC Bank, Dolores Scott relished her role as the face of the bank. She saw herself as a shepherd of sorts, guiding people through the sometimes intimidating, often challenging process of banking. This Friday, Scott will retire after 24 years in the industry, and as she prepares for retirement she knows she is leaving a career that was both chosen for her and that she was chosen for.

“I love people and anyway I could help them, I wanted to,” Scott said. “A lot of people don’t know what banking is all about. They don’t know how to balance a checkbook or save money. They are scared.”

Originally from Camden, N.J., Scott moved to Mt. Airy 45 years ago with her husband John. They just liked the area and, after starting out in an apartment, they bought a house, where they would raise two children, a daughter, Joilynn, and a son, John Albert.



David Mallery, educational consultant, dies

David Mallery, 86, of Chestnut Hill, a widely known educational consultant who conducted seminars for teachers in this area, across the country and abroad, died of a staph infection Jan. 16 at Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Mr. Mallery operated a consulting firm, David Mallery Seminars, from his home for nearly 50 years and held local seminars at the Ace Conference Center in Whitemarsh and earlier at the Sugar Loaf Conference Center in Chestnut Hill.

For more than 40 years he had conducted an annual weeklong teaching seminar in June at the Westtown School in West Chester.

A national advocate of teaching reform, he was the author of numerous pamphlets and books dealing with practices, research and experimentation in both public and independent schools.

Among his best-known titles were “High School Students Speak Out: A Study of the Impact of High School Experiences on Students,” published in 1962, and “Ferment on the Campus: an Encounter With the New College Generation,” in 1966.




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