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Goldman Sachs real estate fund buys Chestnut Hill Village for $170 million

by Will McQuillan Chestnut Hill Village Apartments and Blossom Row, a 45-acre complex consisting of 704 apartment units and 117 two-story rowhomes, was purchased by Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Real Estate for $170 million, it was announced Wednesday. The sale was completed on July 27. Denver-based Apartment Investment and Management Co. (Aimco) previously purchased […]

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Stunning brushwork by Hiller at new Gallery on Avenue

by Len Lear If you have recently walked past the new Gallery on the Avenue, 8433 Germantown Ave., then you have probably been captivated by the beautiful paintings of Chestnut Hill artist Judith McCabe Jarvis. The graduate of Springside School (1977) and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art (1981) who told us, “I like to […]

50 years in the restaurant business: It’s a ‘big dinner party every day,’ and she loves it!

by Len Lear Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant business knows it can be a real grind. When other people are out enjoying themselves on weekends, holidays and nights, you are working. Servers actually make considerably less than minimum wage in salary (believe it or not) and therefore have to rely almost entirely […]

Union Workers at CH Hospital say new contract would send them to Reading for care

by Sue Ann Rybak Members of Chestnut Hill Hospital workers’ union, Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania (SEIUHP) said that Chestnut Hill Hospital’s new owners Tower Health Medical Group’s recent health-care proposal would force union members to travel Reading Hospital to see a primary care physician. Tower Health Medical Group, an endeavor by Reading Hospital […]

Chestnut Hill Conservancy now inviting nominations for the 2018 Architectural Hall of Fame

The Chestnut Hill Conservancy is pleased to announce that it is now inviting nominations for the 2018 Architectural Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a distinguished list of Chestnut Hill’s most treasured significant buildings structures and landscapes, selected by public vote. These properties represent groundbreaking approaches to planning and design; or are significant […]

Hill author and salesman is as focused as a guided missile

by Len Lear When it comes to selling almost anything, Tony DePaul is as focused as a guided missile. Give him something to sell, and he is like a man with a sweet tooth who fell into a vat of chocolate. Tony, 74, who was born in Chestnut Hill Hospital and still lives in Chestnut […]

Hill institutions host meeting to discuss shared priorities for Upper Northwest Plan

by Brendan Sample With the deadline for public comments on the Upper Northwest Draft Plan approaching, leaders of several Chestnut Hill organizations presented their top recommendations to approximately 30 local residents in attendance at an August 8 meeting at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Those organizations – the Chestnut Hill Community Association, Business District and Conservancy – […]

Chestnut Hill Library not likely to follow the renovation trend

by Sarah Allessandrini Mt. Airy’s Lovett Memorial Library and the Springfield Township Library, both within a two-mile radius of the Chestnut Hill Library, reopened this year after undergoing major renovations. Will the Chestnut Hill Library get a similar upgrade any time soon? Not for at least a decade, according to the Free Library of Philadelphia. […]

Children detained at the border is still a crisis

by Mary Ann Baron As a psychotherapist for children, adolescents and families I have been watching closely the thousands of children from Mexico and Central America being taken away from their parents at the border recently by our present administration. I’m concerned about the effects on the mental health of these children. I am writing […]


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Union Workers at CH Hospital say new contract would send them to Reading for care

by Sue Ann Rybak Members of Chestnut Hill Hospital workers’ union, Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania (SEIUHP) said that Chestnut Hill Hospital’s new owners Tower Health Medical Group’s recent health-care proposal would force union members to travel Reading Hospital to see a primary care physician. Tower Health Medical Group, an endeavor by Reading Hospital […]

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Top seeds reach championship game in NCAA League

by Tom Utescher As the NCAA women’s summer basketball league moved through the playoff quarterfinal and semifinal rounds last week, the seeding of the top teams held up as number one Team Black and number two Team Maroon advanced into this week’s championship game. These two teams are each entirely staffed by players from two […]

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Germantown Friends School welcomes Matthew Young as Director of Upper School

by Michelle Sonsino In September, students at GFS will be welcomed back by a new face as Director of Upper School, although one that is familiar to many within the community.  Matthew Young comes to Philadelphia from African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa, where GFS students, teachers, and staff have visited over the […]

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50 years in the restaurant business: It’s a ‘big dinner party every day,’ and she loves it!

by Len Lear Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant business knows it can be a real grind. When other people are out enjoying themselves on weekends, holidays and nights, you are working. Servers actually make considerably less than minimum wage in salary (believe it or not) and therefore have to rely almost entirely […]

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Children detained at the border is still a crisis

by Mary Ann Baron As a psychotherapist for children, adolescents and families I have been watching closely the thousands of children from Mexico and Central America being taken away from their parents at the border recently by our present administration. I’m concerned about the effects on the mental health of these children. I am writing […]

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Stunning brushwork by Hiller at new Gallery on Avenue

by Len Lear If you have recently walked past the new Gallery on the Avenue, 8433 Germantown Ave., then you have probably been captivated by the beautiful paintings of Chestnut Hill artist Judith McCabe Jarvis. The graduate of Springside School (1977) and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art (1981) who told us, “I like to […]

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