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Neighbors are opposed to a planned development at 208-210 Rex Avenue that will preserve the historic home but add town houses that neighbors believe will be out of character for the neighborhood. … more
The Chestnut Hill McDonald's closed for good on Dec. 31. (Photo by Michael Penn) By Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill McDonald’s restaurant at 7800 Germantown Ave. closed for good on Jan. 1. The … more
This small but picturesque Wyndmoor house built by Russell Elizabeth Medinger in the 1950s was demolished in 2018, leaving neighbors upset and township preservationists looking for reforms to … more
On Tuesdays, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., join genealogist and Chestnut Hill resident Mary Lee Keane (seen here) for a free "Introduction to Genealogy" at the Center on the Hill. Both … more
Police photos of Christian Aristizabal, who was arrested on Dec. 13 for allegedly exposing himself to children in Wyndmoor. Police arrested a North Wales man after he allegedly exposed himself to … more
Project Learn School teacher Aisha Anderson-Oberman works with Isadore Kleinman, 9, Nyasiah Williams, 10, Ayan Mahan, 5, and Laynee Hurley, 7, to create dunes for their beach landscape during Mixed … more
For more on the new plan, read our publisher John Derr's case for the Local. by Pete Mazzaccaro On Jan. 1, the Chestnut Hill Community Association and the Chestnut Hill Local will … more
The Philadelphia Fire Marshal's office is currently investigating the possibility of arson at the Staples on 7700 Germantown Ave. by Sue Ann Rybak The Staples on 7700 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut … more
Howard Brosius (left, in red) passes out fresh vegetables to preschoolers at Mt. Airy Child Space. The children are in Brosius’ new mobile classroom – a greenhouse on a flat bed trailer. (Photo … more
by Brendan Sample Though no official proposal or decision has been made, discussions have begun on possible retail locations that could open at the Chestnut Hill Plaza on 7630 Germantown Ave. The … more
Fertility specialist Dr. Caleb Kallen will host a free clinic at AR Workshop on Dec. 12. by Sue Ann Rybak Infertility affects about one in eight couples. Unfortunately, it is often a subject that … more
A dining room decorated for the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s annual Holiday House Tour. The fundraising event is one of the neighborhood’s biggest attractions of the year. (Photo by … more
Residents attended the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners' public workshop on Tuesday. by Betsy Wallace Twenty-three Springfield Township residents attended the Springfield Township Board … more
by Brendan Sample The ongoing controversy over Abolition Hall saw another new major development in favor of developer K. Hovnanian Homes. The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas officially … more
Dr. Winnie Hallwachs, tropical biodiversity scientist and Mt. Airy resident, will be giving a free public lecture on species biodiversity at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 … more
The Chestnut Hill Market in about 1930. Owner Sam Blumenthal is at the far left with his young son. by Lois Perch Villemaire Sam Blumenthal was a ladies man. He was handsome, and he knew it. He … more
by Brendan Sample With 2019 nearly wrapped up, Chestnut Hill Hospital presented its Community Health Needs Assessment for the year at the latest Chestnut Hill Community Association board … more
Norio Ariumi (Photo by Carol Bates) by Sue Ann Rybak Chestnut Hill resident Norio Ariumi, owner of Norio of Toyko Hair Salon, will retire after more than 45 years in Chestnut Hill on Saturday, Nov. … more
Ruffian Tittmann will be taking over as the newest executive director of the Friends of the Wissahickon. by Laura Feragen Friends of the Wissahickon announced that Ruffian Tittmann has been named … more
Mayor Jim Kenney opened a conference on criminal justice reform at Chestnut Hill College on Friday, Nov. 15. by Brendan Sample Chestnut Hill College began an in-depth discussion on how to reform the … more
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