Meade Street addition supported by DRC

News | May 28th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Kate Dolan The Development Review Committee voted unanimously to approve the proposed one-story rear addition at 211 E Meade Street in a meeting conducted via Zoom on May 19. The project planned for the single-family semi-detached house built in 1916 required a variance after the proposed addition received a refusal from the city in […]

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Hill ER doctor recovers from near-death with COVID-19

News | May 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Dr. Jack Kelly, 62, a Chestnut Hill resident for 31 years and Mt. Airy native, had decided to cut way back on his hours earlier this year after decades of service as an emergency room specialist and 30 years as a professor of emergency medicine at four Philadelphia medical schools. However, after […]

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Mt. Airy ‘Queen’ giving free pet food to those in need

News | May 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Stacia Friedman Every local business has been hit by the pandemic. Queenie’s Pets in Mount Airy, is no exception. “We lost 80% of our dog walking business,” said owner Adina Silberstein. What Silberstein, 44, hasn’t lost is her dedication to the community and her love of animals. “We understand that many people are unemployed […]

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Flourtown ‘hotdogger’ sidelined by coronavirus

News | May 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf Flourtown resident Cameron Callanan has been ‘hot dogging’ it all over the country, and now with the Covid-19 virus pandemic, she has been driving an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile through the neighborhoods surrounding the family home she grew up in.  The “Wienermobile” is actually a series of automobiles shaped like a hot dog […]

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Recalling a courageous dad in equally perilous times

News | May 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Linda Good, M.D. In this moment of world-wide crisis, I hear my father’s reassuring voice: “This too will pass. Time takes care of everything.” I always thought that this adage seemed a bit too simplistic, but perhaps I am coming to a closer understanding of what patience and hope are all about in these […]

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Pandemic not slowing down local developer Ken Weinstein

News | May 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Stacia Friedman While the pandemic has brought many businesses to a screeching halt, it has not slowed down Ken Weinstein, founder and president of Philly Office Retail, the powerhouse development company rejuvenating our region, one zip code at a time. “During the construction shutdown, we were able to move Mount Airy Pediatrics from its […]

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Houses in Northwest still selling, median price $510,000

News | May 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Stacia Friedman Realtors are not allowed to show homes, and potential buyers aren’t allowed to visit them, so, how did properties go under contract in our region in April? Realtors got creative. “We are selling a product the consumer cannot see in person. Instead, we use Zoom and 3-D walk-throughs,” said J. Scott Laughlin […]

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