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Philly Office Retail handles the leases for three regional rail stations. Ken Weinstein and his partners are looking into eight more. more
SEPTA announced last week that it would resume limited, weekday-only service on its Chestnut Hill West Line. That line has been closed last year when initial stay-at-home orders closed nearly all … more
Henry O’Reilly’s plan to demolish his company’s headquarters at 30 W. Highland Ave. and replace it with eight townhouses has prompted one Hill resident to organize opposition to the plan online, with more than 80 respondents saying they were concerned the project would negatively impact the neighborhood. more
By the last quarter of 2019, common wisdom held that real estate in Philadelphia was about to peak. By February 2021, home prices were up by 12% over the previous year. more
The use of telehealth in palliative care at Chestnut Hill Hospital has exploded over the past 10 months, according to B. Brent Simmons, MD., Chief of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at the hospital and Director of the Drexel University/Tower Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. more
Case rates of the coronavirus continue to fall in Philadelphia and vaccination rates gradually rise, as the city works out how to expand sites and get the vaccine to more people. “The doses … more
Guns have blazed on the grounds of Cliveden for the past 45 years in the reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, but this year things may be different. more
In a recent commentary for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), they wrote that “suggesting that same-sex couples are unsuitable to care for children is not just hurtful to us, but it reinforces the worst ideas that many LGBTQ young people have about themselves — that they have less worth than other people.” more
A petition to restore service on the Chestnut Hill West drew local attention to the 5th Square PAC, but the local organization’s main focus is a complete redesign of Philadelphia’s entire public transit system. more
The Commodore opened in October (with a “soft” opening). more
Mark Carver was Manager of Copy Services at the Staples in Chestnut Hill for nine years. On January 21, his position was eliminated. It was the day after he turned 56. more
On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee heard from the developers of an apartment building at 10 Bethlehem Pike, and addressed concerns surrounding plans for a Mexican restaurant at 8612 Germantown Avenue. more
Last Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee (CHCA DRC) voted over Zoom to form an ad-hoc committee to resolve design questions around … more
An employee of City Councilperson Cindy Bass is on administrative leave after the Local inquired about the employee’s recent criminal past. The employee, Marcia Willis, pleaded guilty in … more
Chestnut Hill College (CHC) announced in late January that it has named LaKeisha Thorpe, Ph.D., 41, as its new Officer for Diversity & Inclusion, effective Feb. 8. more
Philly Youth Vote has been around since 2016, when Thomas Quinn, a Mt. Airy resident and social studies teacher at Central High School, joined with others in the Caucus of Working Educators to … more
In January, the $3.3 million renovations on Maplewood Mall in Germantown were completed. The last remaining step is new public art to be installed in the plazas. more
Bundled in winter coats, hats and gloves, School District of Philadelphia teachers sat outside at tables with posters that said, “Plans Not Fans,” “Only when it’s safe,” and “Not a fan of the plan.” more
February’s Board of Commissioner Workshop and Business meetings dealt with the regular business of the Township. more
Last Thursday evening, Feb. 11, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee (CHCA LUPZC) met over Zoom in a special interim session to review the proposed … more
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