May 12, 1986
There is no doubt that Chestnut Hill is a most pleasant place to live. I have enjoyed it for years, first as a resident of nearby Mount Airy and now as a member of the Chestnut Hill community. And there is no doubt that the interest in the community by its residents and its community leaders has helped maintain that special quality of life. But in praising the Houston-Woodward family it should be kept in mind that overt racism and prejudice against members of religious groups has been one of the main weapons used in the "battle" to maintain the community's "specialness.
May 3, 2000 |
Chestnut Hill Academy's Andrew Malcolm had one word for the one pitch that kept eager Episcopal Academy hitters off-balance during yesterday's Inter-Academic League baseball game. "Junk," he said with a smile. Malcolm, a senior righthander, scattered five hits, and the Blue Devils scratched out a single run in the second inning and two more in the third during a crisp 3-1 victory over the visiting Churchmen. The triumph helped Chestnut Hill (2-3) stay in the thick of a taut Inter-Ac title race.
May 13, 1987 |
A Grays Ferry man was arrested early today and charged in the May 4 stabbing of a female employee of a Chestnut Hill bookshop, detectives said. Detectives said the man, identified by police as Larry Rush, 27, of the 2900 block of Pierce Drive, was arrested at 12:15 a.m. He was found hiding inside a closet at his girlfriend's apartment in the 3100 block of Morris Street in Grays Ferry, detectives said. Rush was charged with simple and aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of an instrument of crime, according to detectives, who said he was being held pending arraignment.
June 24, 1990 |
An armored car guard exchanged shots with a gunman yesterday morning when the guard was robbed of $13,000 in cash and checks outside a Chestnut Hill supermarket, police said. There were no injuries. Theodore Berry Sr., 40, an employee of Federal Armored Express Inc., was transferring a bag of cash and checks from the Super Fresh Food Market at Mermaid Lane and Crittenden Street to an armored car parked nearby about 10:25 a.m. Outside the store near the front door, a man pressed a gun against Berry's head, police said.
February 14, 2015 |
Back in 2011, when husband-and-wife architects Elie-Antoine Atallah and Maureen Ward spotted the building lot for sale in the Wissahickon watershed in Chestnut Hill, its far-reaching views and dramatic topography set their imaginations soaring. No matter that the lot was relatively small - about one-third of an acre - and sat on a steep slope. In September, after three years of painstaking planning, they, along with their 16-year-old son, Philippe, moved into the home they had conceived and designed, inch by inch.
June 28, 2011 |
The Latvian invasion of Chestnut Hill, prompted by the Crossing choir's Baltic-dominated concert Sunday, was complete, successful, and welcome. Three current composers - Maija Einfelde, Peteris Vasks, and Eriks Esenvalds - traversed idiosyncratic harmonic terrains in pursuit of whatever elemental truth they perceived in the texts they set to music in the final concert of the Crossing's Month of Moderns festival at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut...
March 16, 2011
Authorities are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men who robbed the Chestnut Hill post office Wednesday afternoon. The robbery occurred about 2:15 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill station at 8227 Germentown Avenue, said Reggie Wade, postal inspector for the Philadelphia division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. One of the men had a gun and jumped the customer-service counter. He took $600. No one was injured. Anyone with information is asked to call 877-876-2455 or visit the Website: postalinspectors.uspis.gov.
November 2, 2014 |
Margaret Mary Flores, 43, of Chestnut Hill, a lawyer who even in the depths of her illness cheered on the sidelines at her daughters' soccer games, died of cancer Wednesday, Oct. 29, at home. Ms. Flores, known as "Meg," was raised in Drexel Hill and graduated from Merion Mercy Academy, King's College, and the George Washington Law School. She spent the first part of her career as a lawyer with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, serving the indigent and disenfranchised, and eventually mentoring and supervising young defenders.
February 26, 1992 |
A Philadelphia couple has donated $1 million to the Woodmere Art Museum, the former mansion in Chestnut Hill that houses a priceless collection of fine paintings, sculptures, tapestries and other objects of art. The gift, by Harry and Catherine Kuch, is the largest in the 52-year history of the museum. The money will be used for general operating support, museum director Michael W. Shantz said yesterday. "What's so great about this gift is that the only restriction is that there are no restrictions," Shantz said.
May 8, 1987 |
The operator of a Chestnut Hill barbershop was found stabbed to death inside his shop last night, police said. Orelio Ubaldi, who was in his late 50s and lived in the 8100 block of Devon Street in Chestnut Hill, was found dead about 9:30 p.m. inside the Continental Barbershop, in the 8100 block of Stenton Avenue, according to homicide detectives. Ubaldi was found by a passing off-duty Philadelphia firefighter, Stephen Kerrin, 37, detectives said. Detectives said Kerrin, a paramedic, was a customer and friend of the victim.