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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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Chestnut Hill Pharmacy closes, sells business to Market Square Rite Aid

by Will McQuillan Chestnut Hill Pharmacy, which served as a smallbusiness alternative to nearby corporate locations, closed its doors suddenly last week. Mark Lawson, R.Ph., opened the pharmacy at 8030 Germantown Avenue in 2010. It changed ownership five years later, when it was bought by pharmacist and former store manager Megan Gill and her husband, […]

3000 BC to close Chestnut Hill location

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill’s 3000 BC announced on Monday that it would close its 8439 Germantown Avenue location and move its remaining business to its new Center City location. The Center City location opened in March of this year. The spa, which owner Korin Kormin opened in Chestnut Hill in 1992, has been a […]

Local woman’s stormy 9-year affair with Norman Mailer

by Len Lear PART THREE Carole Mallory’s compelling stories make you feel like a member of the Smile High Club. The defining relationship of her life began in 1983 when she met the famous author Norman Mailer at New York’s literary watering hole, Elaine’s. Mailer was with his sixth and last wife (he had nine […]

Police say thefts from auto increase is a problem across 14th District

by Sue Ann Rybak Anyone who follows the Local’s crime report regularly has likely noticed the dramatic increase in reports of car break-ins. 14th district police told us it’s a district-wide problem. Captain Frank Palumbo said there has been a 7 percent increase across the 14th District in car thefts and thefts from autos compared […]

Letters for Aug. 16: Hospital anger and ‘Clear Shelters’ backlash

Can relate to hospital anger I can relate to the part of the article about Shundeez (“Since 1994, great homemade Persian food at Shundeez,” Aug. 9) in which owner Maurice Lavasani said he waited several hours for surgery in a hospital before finally walking out in anger and frustration and with no surgery. In April, […]

Crime Report: Two thefts

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Aug. 6 to Aug. 12, 2018. Aug. 6. Theft on the 8200 block of Germantown Avenue at approximately 7:50 p.m. A woman was seated at table having dinner at a restaurant, when another woman sat down at the table behind her and removed […]

Gay native of China is not swimming upstream in Philly

by Len Lear Is there much anti-gay bigotry in China? “It’s kinda similar to here,” answered Arthur Zeng in an interview last week. “In rural areas or small towns, it’s still a social taboo. There’s less religious reasons, more because people still hold reproduction as one of the most important values in life, so gay […]

Rivers in Mt. Airy bringing smooth waters to marriages

by Barbara Sherf Max Rivers, 67, inspired by his marriage to his wife, Elise, 52, has made a successful career out of helping couples with marriage problems. The couple have been together for 15 years. At the beginning of their relationship, they both studied mediation in Massachusetts. Elise was studying acupuncture after having worked in […]


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Chestnut Hill Pharmacy closes, sells business to Market Square Rite Aid

by Will McQuillan Chestnut Hill Pharmacy, which served as a smallbusiness alternative to nearby corporate locations, closed its doors suddenly last week. Mark Lawson, R.Ph., opened the pharmacy at 8030 Germantown Avenue in 2010. It changed ownership five years later, when it was bought by pharmacist and former store manager Megan Gill and her husband, […]

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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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Local woman’s stormy 9-year affair with Norman Mailer

by Len Lear PART THREE Carole Mallory’s compelling stories make you feel like a member of the Smile High Club. The defining relationship of her life began in 1983 when she met the famous author Norman Mailer at New York’s literary watering hole, Elaine’s. Mailer was with his sixth and last wife (he had nine […]

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Are 3D printed guns worth worrying about?

Last week, the prospect of 3D printed guns captured the imagination of the nation. Most of that reaction is probably best described as panic. What new sort of evil could criminals perpetrate on a country already reeling from a now regular recurrence of active shooters in public places? For those who haven’t kept up, the […]

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Solid action and killer sharks make “The Meg” a fun, worthwhile summer flick

by Brendan Sample Say what you will about Hollywood’s lack of original ideas, but when executed properly, it becomes apparent that some formulas are tried-and-true for a reason. Watching a straightforward action or monster flick can still make for a fun time at the box office, and Warner Bros.’ upcoming release “The Meg” is definitely […]

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