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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
Thank you to everyone who voted in the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s annual Board of Directors election. We are truly honored and excited by the clear majority vote for Smart Growth for Chestnut Hill, and we are eager to take on the hard work that will be required to realize our platform’s goals for smart development, preservation of historic buildings, streetscapes and green spaces, and conservation and sustainability.  more
We just wanted to let you know that we completed viewing "Skin of Our Teeth,” now at Quintessence Theater in Mt. Airy and were amazed at the production you created. more
 I am Jim Seif and I write to ask your support for my candidacy and for other independent “non-Slate” candidates for the CHCA Board. more
I am so disgusted by the gleeful reception that [Bill] Cosby is receiving, and his gloating effort in trying to reaffirm his innocence after his release from prison on what is a technical loophole. more
The letter by Marci Mowery and Tim Herd in the 24 June Local is welcome and important.  The heading encapsulates its significance. more
Reports of animals in distress alone in parked vehicles are on the increase.  A vehicle can turn into hell on wheels as time runs out for the innocent victim of carelessness.  Leaving your … more
Since the time of your article about our Whitemarsh Art Center's operations during the pandemic (“Great pandemic education rewards for local arts agency,” Oct. 8, 2020), many doors have … more
I am not quite sure what prompted me to write an editorial letter to the local paper as I have never done this before; however, I have spent a lot of time lately thinking about and talking with my patients about kindness.  more
I was glad to see Len Lear’s article highlighting Mikel Elam, a local artist and manager of the Artist’s and Craftsman’s art supply store. more
Thank you to our Community for helping us recycle over eight tons of electronics and 550 pounds of batteries on April 24. Thank you to the Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center at Chestnut Hill College who made it possible by hosting our event.  more
I'm writing as an animal lover and long time adopter of homeless animals to inform like minded people that the homeless dogs and cats of Philadelphia are in danger because ACCT Philly, the only shelter funded by the city of Philadelphia, is in crisis. more
We, the East Mermaid Lane Neighbors Design Review Committed copied you on a letter sent to Jason Tucker of The Goldenberg Group.  more
Many readers of The Local are aware there is a flurry of proposed development plans in Philadelphia this spring. The Community Matters article in this week's edition outlines the development review process in Chestnut Hill. We urge everyone to read it. more
The April 22 issue of the Local published a very, very extensive letter advocating for the approval of the 30 W. Highland Ave. project. more
We are requesting the help of the Chestnut Hill Community Association and the community at large to assist East Mermaid Lane neighbors in maintaining the character and peace of our neighborhood. more
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