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Fed arrests for check fraud don't appear to include Chestnut Hill victims.

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.

Son’s death inspires mom to share her grief and rap

Marge Sexton couldn’t imagine how she would survive after her 47-year-old son Ron committed suicide in 2015.

Mt. Airy’s Supper Sessions return to crowds hungry for summer fun

In a summer marked by the return of pre-pandemic festivities, the Go Mt. Airy Supper Sessions are set to transform the community’s busy commercial strip.

Mt. Airy will have you in stitches

A pandemic-inspired surge in entrepreneurship bubbling on Germantown Avenue has led to the opening of, not one, but two quilting shops on Mt. Airy’s main commercial strip. 

Health and wellness nonprofit hosts free vaccine clinic in Chestnut Hill

A free COVID vaccination clinic for ages 5 and up is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Germantown Avenue headquarters of Essential Community Connections.
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Mt. Airy Day Cancelled

Mt. Airy Day, the annual festival celebrating the Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood, has been cancelled because of weather forecasts predicting rain and thunderstorms this weekend.

Fred’s Mt. Airy Motors closing, but shop duo moves to Cedarbrook Plaza

While this news is an unwelcome shock to a long list of loyal customers, it isn’t to Phil Taylor and Madeline Rambo-Colisto, the shop’s mechanic and office manager.

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Chestnut Hill Hospital to be sold to Temple-led consortium

Temple leads a regional consortium to purchase Chestnut Hill Hospital, deal to close by year's end.

Germantown Town Hall development a step closer to reality

The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) confirmed to the Local last week that it has a memorandum of understanding with West Powelton Development, owned by developer Anthony …

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Hill residents: New lights get it wrong

An overwhelming majority of Chestnut Hill residents dislike the color and the brightness of the neighborhood’s new LED streetlights.

Mt. Airy Day Cancelled

Mt. Airy Day, the annual festival celebrating the Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood, has been cancelled because of weather forecasts predicting rain and thunderstorms this weekend.

Bass commits to funding more pickleball courts

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.

Philly Goat Project visits Hill preschoolers

The 65 children brushed the five animals in three separate half-hour sessions, and gave them carrot treats in the playground.

Curbside parking rates are $2.40/hr, with a maximum of two hours, cash or credit. The lots are $2.40/hr with a maximum six hours. Both MeterUp! and ParkMobile apps work, and times can be extended via the app.  For a map of the six lots or more on hours and rates, see chestnuthillpa.com/parking/

The Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation is offering free parking in its six public lots all day and night every Wednesday from November 10th through Christmas.

Bass retains ward leadership as opponent’s bid for open ward falls short

Bass’s victory came on the heels of a Friday court ruling that ordered her to allow Cain and three other committeepeople who had challenged her control over the ward to participate in ward meetings. 

Homeowners hit with sudden and steep increases in property taxes

Homeowners in the Northwest are grappling with the potential impact of increases as high as 30 to 40 percent - and in some cases even more.

Germantown Quaker group giving $500,000 in reparations

Recognizing that for most middle class Americans, home ownership is a primary source of wealth and stability, the congregation is focused on making sure their immediate Black neighbors are able to keep and maintain their properties. 

Mt. Airy native graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy

Frazier was a member of the United States Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps and the Yard Patrol Squadron, where he served as Commodore and a member of the Brigade leadership. 

More state funds for historic Sedgwick Theater 

State Sen. Art Haywood helped secure the $750,000 grant, a significant step toward the theatre group's ultimate goal of buying and restoring the entire building.
EMAN says residents were getting outnumbered on zoning votes by people who don’t live on their side of Germantown Avenue. 
The building has been vacant since the city closed the high school back in 2013.
The city’s Civic Design Review board praised the architecture of Blake Development’s five story, 114-residential unit development proposal Dec. 7 and opted not to require its development team to come back for a second meeting.
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Firm selected to oversee Tank Car Site demolition and abatement

Springfield Township Commissioners Eddie Graham, Susanna Ratsavong, Michael Maxwell and Jonathan Cobb constituted a quorum for the July workshop and business meetings in the absence of Commissioners …

Springfield Township: open space, roads, traffic and community events take top billing at May BOC meetings

Board of Commissioners All seven commissioners attended the May workshop meeting (Board President Eddie Graham and Commissioner Michael Maxwell participated virtually). Graham and Commissioner …

Sophisticated, authentic Mexican cuisine in Flourtown

Tamarindo’s, whose comfort food is as comfortable as a pair of flat shoes, is named for the tamarind, a fruit common in the Yucatán.
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