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On Saturday evening, November 13, a fire broke out at a West Mount Airy home on Mt Airy Avenue. We who live nearby are heartbroken by this tragic event that gutted the home and killed two of its … more
Rep. Chris Rabb received three, very well written and researched letters from high schoolers in his district. Their teacher gave them an assignment to contact one of their elected representatives about one or more issues they cared about. more
I implore Representative Rabb to take further action on the memorandums that he delivered in the past month, specifically regarding those that want to ban Native American mascots in schools and … more
My name is Mikaela Finlay and I am a student in the School District of Philadelphia. I am writing to suggest that Representative Chris Rabb sponsor a bill that would institute protections for transgender students at a state-wide level. more
I agree 100% with the article in the “From our Readers” section of the November 18th issue of the Local, regarding Germantown Avenue vacancies. more
A recent Local Article suggests a solution to the vacancy issue on Germantown Avenue in lower Chestnut Hill. In the article John Landis suggests that allowing greater flexibility in converting … more
Every year I look forward to the World Series. As a kid I remember rushing home from school to catch the last innings of the games, (all were played in the daytime) and listening on my transistor … more
The recent transfer of the Saint Mary-by-the-Sea property in Cape May Point was welcome news to those of us who are concerned about climate change. more
Since April, Friends of Pastorius Park (FoPP) volunteers have tirelessly cleared invasive plants, weeded, slung mulch, established new planting beds, and planted new native shrubs in the pilot  restoration location at the Roanoke Street and West Abington Avenue entrance to the park. more
I am writing in response to the Local's coverage on breast cancer, and the seemingly unqualified endorsement through the articles that getting a mammography is a "no-brainer."  As a holistic health care provider of more than 20 years, I respectfully disagree. more
As a relative newbie to the area and to my role as Executive Director of Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels, I consistently marvel at the willingness of Chestnut Hill residents to make it their business to care for their most vulnerable neighbors. more
Over three years ago, The Goldenberg Group purchased the property at 100-102 East Mermaid Lane. more
This letter is to warn residents that last week, including last Friday 3 squirrels made it to the first block of E. Highland Ave before suffering painful deaths that looked like poisoning. more
On November 2nd, Justice will be on the ballot in Philadelphia and all across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This election could not be more consequential, with women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and the very right to vote at all hanging in the balance more
I enjoyed Alex Bartlett’s article on Chestnut Hill eateries but have to point out that he missed mentioning maybe the most long lived and popular restaurant ever seen in the area.  more
We need to decrease the crime, violence, and Police issues in our City of Philadelphia and Tri-State area. Two Nonprofit Organizations have been working towards helping the issues. Urban … more
This letter is in response to your obituary of Chris Bentley (“Mt. Airy polymath descended from Philadelphia giants,” Aug. 26). Chris was our neighbor since 2001. In the many accidental … more
I think the Local is right on target in forbidding entry to anyone who is not vaccinated. I wish that every business, including supermarkets, schools and theaters, would enforce this. more
Why even have RCOs, if after querying developers to identify the adverse impacts of proposed projects—which, after all, is why RCOs were established—they are not allowed to verbally present their findings and concerns? more
A tree that has added beauty and grace to Chestnut Hill for over 100 years must be removed for safety reasons. more
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