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n 2021 the Friends of Pastorius Park embarked upon an ambitious plan to restore the plantings and vistas of Pastorius Park. We did so with the goal of not only preserving Frederick Peck’s original Olmsted-inspired Pastorius design, but also to expand the diversity and resilience of the park’s trees and shrubs for the future. more
A diverse community has evolved and it involves all the players, regardless of age, athletic ability, occupation, gender, race or class. more
In October 2021, a few volunteers in Germantown initiated a Call to Action by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) to do what it had not done in the past six years…maybe not ever in its history!  We called on the PRA to act counter to the politics that has governed the disposition of publicly-owned property in the City.  more
The recent article on Pickleball is extremely biased and unnecessarily snarky towards the players. Calling pickleball players “geriatrics” is highly insulting. more
As Chestnut Hill and Mt Airy residents, and pickleball players, we are writing this letter in reply to Tom Beck’s story to offer a more balanced view. more
The Greenspace Initiatives Committee would like to thank our community for the great turnout and support of Green Fest 2021 on Saturday, December 4. more
Journalistic integrity is hard to come by when reporting on the deer issue.  The public expects accurate and fair coverage of the issue.  It’s only right that deer get a fair shake.  In the interest of balance and thoroughness, a reporter would uncover a wealth of information in support of deer.  more
A student who lives in my legislative district recently wrote in to express his views on my work as his representative in state government...He noted climate change as an issue that’s important to him and wondered if I felt the same. I do. more
As a citizen of Philadelphia and a Philadelphia public school student, I value our state representatives and what they do to affect our daily lives. What I am writing to you about today is the impact that my state representative, Stephen Kinsey from district 201, has made and what he can do better. more
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
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