1400 Lofts apartments at former Montessori school to open this month

Homes & Home | September 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Wyndmoor developer Scott Janzen and his partner, Peter Bloomfield, are set to open 1400 Lofts apartments, a remarkable conversion of the former Wyndmoor Montessori school at 1400 E. Willow Grove Ave., into eight luxury apartments. “We’re just a couple of weeks away,” Janzen said outside the nearly completed building. We’ve got some […]

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Sanjiv Jain weds Becky Larson in spectacular ‘East-meets West’ celebration

Community | September 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro (with narrative provided by Sanjiv Jain) Passersby of Sanjiv Jain’s East Willow Grove Avenue home in Wyndmoor couldn’t help wondering just what sort of remarkable celebration was happening on Aug. 10. Guests were filtering in and out of the property dressed in colorful, traditional Indian clothes, Bollywood music and a Dholi (Indian […]

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Trolley car closing and dogs running wild

Opinion | September 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

This week begins school for most kids in Philadelphia. Some, who started school before Labor Day, will be finishing up their second week by the time this issue is delivered to homes. As usual, it’s a shocking end to the summer, no matter how much you might be prepared for the season’s final days. Trolley […]

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Dogs off leash again in Pastorius Park

Community, Pets | August 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Local reported on the first of two incidents in which an unleashed dog attacked a Hill resident walking in Pastorius Park in October 2016. After a second attack in February 2017, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department began an informational campaign to stress the importance of keeping dogs on leashes. Alain […]

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The most easily preventable crime

Opinion | August 29th, 2019 | Leave a comment

One of the things I’m often asked to write about in this space is the frequency of minor property crimes. And the type of crime I’m most often asked to address is thefts from vehicles. The rationale of those who ask me to address thefts from cars is that perhaps, if reminded in a newspaper […]

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Help us get the story straight

Opinion | August 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

One of my biggest pet peeves about the general conversation regarding news and news coverage is when people talk about “the media.” The media does this. It doesn’t do that. The problem with discussing the media in most popular contexts is that the term is far too broad when it is applied. It includes everything […]

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