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Thank you for the article by Len Lear regarding Robert Peck [“City responds to Hill area scientists on bird die-offs,” March 25] . Few seem to understand the significance for humans that the bird population is plummeting. more
Chestnut Hill is facing a housing boom with the owners of 30 W. Highland Ave and 100-102 E. Mermaid Lane seemingly wanting to develop more units and/or bigger buildings than their zoning permits.  This is a classic developer strategy to maximize profit by negotiating from a higher starting point than where they expect to end. more
I am writing to call on the Chestnut Hill community to demand and form a community-centric property development vision, plan and process. One that is inclusive, instead of exclusive. One that can be referenced for decisions, and that makes the entire community successful. more
The advent of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, now a year-old worldwide pandemic, has changed everything “except our modes of thinking,” to paraphrase Albert Einstein. And that is the great … more
After two years’ silence, the East Mermaid Lane Neighbors (Neighbors) called a meeting with the Goldenberg Group (Goldenberg) to discuss their posted demolition permit for 100 E. Mermaid Lane, the Meeting House, and their lack of communications and transparency with the Neighbors.  more
In a meeting with East Mermaid residents recently, the Goldenberg Group unveiled its plans for the Blossom//UCP site.  Their cheery drawing showed a sprawling, 250-unit behemoth of an apartment building, plopped on a property zoned for residential use. more
We are dismayed about The Goldenberg Group's proposed development on our block of East Mermaid Lane. more
As the pastor of the oldest church in Chestnut Hill I am particularly concerned about the structure being proposed for the adjoining property now occupied by the Sunoco gas station. more
Thank you very much for the interesting interview with Dr. Myrick (“New book by Mt. Airy military man about 'Toxic Isms,'” Feb. 18). It is good to know that there are interesting people nearby (I live in Germantown) with exciting stories to tell, especially true personal stories. more
I understand that times change, and Chestnut Hill must change with the times. Thus, for instance, empty stores must make way for occupied housing. more
Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the United States, it's time for our leaders in Washington to put aside partisan bickering and do something to help. more
William Dejoy was appointed Postmaster General of the USPS in May 2020 and has made changes to the USPS causing serious delays and hardships for citizens. more
One thing you can count on this winter: if there are snowflakes in the air, there’ll be no mail delivery. more
In the spirit of “keepin’ it local” and supporting business on the Hill, a big hats off to Mimi’s Café and their Valentine’s Day take out fest!  more
I had the same vaccination experience as Hugh Gilmore [see Enemies of Reading, Feb. 11] with one unimportant difference. more
It all began early in the morning of Tuesday, February 9, when I received a message on My Tower Health Portal that I needed to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination. more
In response to the spate of car break-ins and recent armed robberies and carjackings, a group of Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy neighbors is proposing banding together to re-form local Town Watch in … more
In response to a Letter to the Editor printed in a recent edition [“Striving for a living wage,” Jan. 21], I would like to present your readers with facts regarding Weavers Way’s wages and compensation.  more
I would like to comment on the recent negative comment by a reader about the addition to the Engine 37 firehouse that is not yet complete. more
If you had attended Tuesdays with Toomey group’s online rally on Tuesday [Jan. 12] you might have thought twice about quoting the Senator’s comments, critical of the President, without also quoting his wishiest of washiest statements on impeachment.  more
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