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An appeal hearing held to challenge the proposed five story, 34-unit apartment complex at 10 W. Bethlehem Pike was delayed Wednesday afternoon when a witness for the city didn’t show up.  more
It is the gem of Northwest Philadelphia, separated from the city by an ascending ravine that stretches nearly 12 miles up Lincoln Drive. more
George Woodward Co. built more than 400 of the stone buildings that now typify the neighborhood of Chestnut Hill and W. Mt. Airy.  The Houstons and Woodwards designed much of the existing street pattern and built and donated several of its most important institutions, including the Water Tower Recreation Center, Pastorius Park, a large part of the Wissahickon Valley, and the Schuylkill Valley Nature Center. more
Harris Baker Towne III, a 43-year-old financial advisor from Newtown Connecticut, was found dead in the basement of Northwestern Stables barn on the morning of Friday, Sept 24. Police are currently investigating the cause of death, and declined to comment. Charlie King, president of the stables’ Board of Directors, said it did not appear that there had been any violence. more
Missing mail, undelivered packages and even checks being stolen out of the blue mail boxes that sit on many city streets were among the top complaints at U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans’ constituent meeting about the post office, held via Zoom last Thursday. more
Black students made up 33 percent of Central’s and 31 percent of Masterman’s student bodies during the 2011-12 school year. By the 2019-2020 school year, those numbers had dropped to 20 percent for Central and fifteen percent for Masterman.. Superintendent William Hite said the change is designed to address that gap.  more
Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Andrew Wolf, 41, a teacher at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, on charges related to child pornography.  more
Slowly but surely, people who use the Germantown Avenue shopping district in Chestnut Hill are getting used to the new way they have to pay for parking. more
Woodmere Art Museum expects to complete the purchase of St. Michael’s Hall property in mid-October, and has been working with a team of engineers, architects, lawyers, and Woodmere staff to dream big about how the property will be used. more
When PA State Senator Amanda Cappelletti was an undergraduate at Chestnut Hill College more than a decade ago, she had no plans to seek public office as a career. more
On Thursday, October 7, US Congressman Dwight Evans will address ongoing  issues with the United States Post Office in a virtual meeting open to the public. more
If developers get their way, the former site of Mt. Airy’s Trolley Car Diner is set to become a five story, 114-unit apartment complex complete with 38 parking spaces, 7,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and a roof deck. more
Chestnut Hill lost one of its most important and influential civic leaders last Tuesday when Dorothy “Dottie” Sheffield died at her home at Cathedral Village in Roxborough. She was 96 … more
The study is part of an overall master plan that is considering all existing conditions at the park, including zoning, flood plains, and the state of all its facilities. more
Tower Health announced Tuesday a letter of intent to sell Chestnut Hill Hospital and more than a dozen urgent care centers to Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic for an as-yet undetermined sum. The hospital … more
With better lighting, the hope is customers and residents will use the 6400 block of Germantown Avenue more freely and will be more likely to patronize new businesses.. Victorian lamps will improve pedestrian experience. more
The Quintessence Theatre Group received a $500,000 state grant for major repairs to the historic building. State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) presented the ceremonial check at a press conference at the theater September 8. more
On Sunday, September 26, Germantown Ave. will once again be closed to traffic from Rex to Willow Grove Aves. for the 36th annual festival. more
The most recent preliminary plans offered by MEH Investments for townhomes have been retracted due to lack of support and agreement about what the public would like to see at the property. more
Chestnut Hill Hospital received a $500,000 grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The bulk of the money will go into a $1 million project to replace the HVAC unit on the main building. more
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