Police looking for suspects in Shell burglary

News | July 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

On Wednesday, July 17 at approximately 12:10 a.m., an unknown individual gained access to the Shell station located at 8019 Germantown Ave. by cutting a hole in the roof. Once inside, the suspect broke into the ATM, taking an estimated $8,120. The attached surveillance footage indicates that a second individual waited on the roof as […]

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Friends of Abolition Hall to take appeal to court

News | July 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample UPDATE: The July 19 court date has been delayed after Montgomery County judge Thomas Branca granted a continuance request filed by the Friends of Abolition Hall. The Local will continue to monitor the ongoing situation and will provide a further update when a new date has been determined. After more than six […]

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International real estate firm opens office on the Avenue

Homes & Home | July 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Having already established a presence in Chestnut Hill through regular business, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty became an official part of the community with the opening of its fourth and newest location. Situated at 8431 Germantown Ave., the firm held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 27. According to Kurfiss owner and chairman […]

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CHCA marks 71 years with potluck supper, award presentations and lecture

Community | July 3rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Now marking its 71st anniversary, the Chestnut Hill Community Association celebrated its Annual Community Meeting with a potluck supper, Annual Summary presentations from local organizations, CHCA awards and speech from guest speaker Dr. William Valerio, CEO of the Woodmere Art Museum. Looking back on nearly a decade spent at Woodmere, Valerio highlighted […]

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NFA teacher retires after five decades

Community, Schools | June 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Even after 50 years teaching and coaching at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, Chuck Seaton, of Spring Mountain, has no plans to slow down now that he is officially retired. While he won’t begin his new job as a school bus driver until the fall, he plans to spend plenty of time riding his motorcycle […]

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Updated plan approved for 8100 Germantown Ave.

Community | June 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Though a final resolution is still forthcoming, the proposed multi-unit housing complex on 8100 Germantown Ave. has taken another step toward receiving the support of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. The CHCA’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee, along with the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Historic District Advisory Committee, voted to conditionally approve […]

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