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Days before fire ripped through the historic Hiram Lodge on Germantown Avenue last week, local artist Judy McCabe Jarvis had just captured the building in paint. It was a lucky accident, she said. more
The legendary American “Jazz Age” author F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.” Fitzgerald did not know Harry Groome. more
Neighbors who attended City Councilmember Cindy Bass’ Zoom meeting last Tuesday because they are upset about the neighborhood’s glaring new streetlights got some reassurances. more
A week after an early morning fire broke out in the heart of Chestnut Hill’s business district, destroying the historic Hiram Lodge, a representative for the owner said the group plans to rebuild. more
The Chestnut Hill community rallied to thank the firefighters responsible for extinguishing the blaze that last week engulfed the Hiram Lodge building at 8425-27 Germantown Ave. more
Chestnut Hill 410 E. Gravers Ln. 4BR 2.5BA, $775,000   609 Saint Andrews Rd. 4BR 5.5BA, $3 million   7826 Devon St. 3BR 1BA, $375,000   7601 Crittenden … more
After a five-month search for a new executive director, the Chestnut Hill Business Association has finally found its new leader in recently appointed executive director Courtney O’Neill. more
In response to neighborhood complaints about glare caused by the city’s new LED street lights, Deputy Streets Commissioner Richard Montanez has agreed to replace all the high intensity lamps. more
Chestnut Hill developer Richard Snowden can convert some of his retail spaces over to residential use. more
New city requirements for lead testing has landlords across Philadelphia falling behind on renewing their rental licenses, some community advocates say. more
A Mt. Airy couple and a Springfield Township woman reached out to the Local last week to report checks they said were stolen from the USPS collection box in front of the Market Square Post Office. more
When Kathi Clayton first became president of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board in August 2020, Chestnut Hill looked a lot different than usual. In fact, the whole world did. more
Temple leads a regional consortium to purchase Chestnut Hill Hospital, deal to close by year's end. more
The indictment doesn’t mention checks being stolen from the 19118 or 19119 zip codes. The indictment does cite outdoor mailboxes in Lansdowne, Folsom, Southwest Philadelphia and Ellicott City, Md., as the four locations where checks were stolen. more
An overwhelming majority of Chestnut Hill residents dislike the color and the brightness of the neighborhood’s new LED streetlights. more
Mt. Airy Day, the annual festival celebrating the Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood, has been cancelled because of weather forecasts predicting rain and thunderstorms this weekend. more
City Councilmember Cindy Bass committed to contributing capital funding to move pickleball courts from the Water Tower Recreation Center during a Monday night meeting and said that her office would work to create more pickleball courts across the 8th Councilmanic District. more
The 65 children brushed the five animals in three separate half-hour sessions, and gave them carrot treats in the playground. more
June 15 will mark the end of the city’s piloting period for new hours, which started in March. more
Thursday’s dinner was the first event of an effort to fund components of a Master Plan developed to improve the recreation center and grounds now and in the coming years. more
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