22nd Ward members form Open Caucus

News | May 31st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Bojar In the 2018 committee person elections, newly elected committee people brought their commitment to transparency and democracy to ward across the city. For the first time since 1998, five wards chose to have their committee people vote on endorsements rather than follow the dictates of the ward leader as most others do. […]

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Blossom sale closes for $4 million

News | May 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

After agreeing to purchase the property that was formerly Blossom Philadelphia last month, the Goldenberg Group has officially closed on the sale of the 4.4-acre space. The Blue Bell-based real estate developer purchased the property for $4 million after Blossom officially closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2018. Further details on the project are still […]

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Allens Lane Bridge now closed until September 2020

News | May 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak If you haven’t noticed, Allens Lane Bridge has been closed since May 8 between South Cresheim Road and North Cresheim Road. The bridge, which carries two lanes of traffic over SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line in West Mt. Airy, is expected to be closed through September 2020, in order […]

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9th, 22nd wards follow winners for mayor, council

News | May 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

Just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the day of primary elections, Danny O’Donnell plants a lawn sign for his wife, Eryn Santamoor, former Philadelphia Deputy Managing Director and a candidate for Philadelphia City Council at-large, and watches as an elderly couple exits the polling place at Grace Epiphany Church in Mt. Airy. As for […]

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TD Bank Hill branch robbed

News | May 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are looking for a woman responsible for robbing the TD Bank branch at 8600 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. On Friday afternoon, May 17, a woman came into the bank three times seeking change. Then, at approximately 4:31 p.m. she returned to the bank, […]

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Car stolen from Local deliveryman

News | May 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

On the morning of Wednesday, May 15, a Hill resident and Chestnut Hill Local employee had his car stolen while delivering the paper. The car, a 2007, purple/blue Lexus RX350 SUV with a with cream interior and roof rack, was left running on Germantown Avenue at Gravers Lane at 1 a.m. when someone entered the […]

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