Mt. Airy/Germantown
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During a recent interview with Mt. Airy professor and author Kyla Schuller, she urged me to read a new book, “The Days of Afrekete” and to interview the author, Asali Solomon, because “the entire book takes place in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill, and it is a very good book.” more
Mt. Airy residents are so used to some developers erecting high-rise apartments without apparent regard for the impact on local traffic or quality of life that they were not sure what to expect when Lee Hecht, president of Able Plumbing Supply, invited them to a Zoom meeting. more
A group of area residents braved the cold on Dec. 4 to protest the development of a new high-rise at the site of the former JOA Mart at Hortter and McCallum streets. Time was not on their side. A notice on the building announced that it is slated for demolition on Dec. 8. more
The shuttered Trolley Car Diner in East Falls held a Holiday Grab and Give on Saturday, opening its doors to give away a storeful of restaurant, office and kitchen supplies. more
The Wissahickon Skating Club is planning to resume its popular Friday night skating on Jan. 7, 2022 In the meantime, the Wissahickon Skating Club is offering skating to the public on Saturdays from 12:45-2:15 p.m. The club will also host public skating sessions over the holidays. more
On November 13, a fire killed a 7-month old boy and his 70-year-old great grandmother on the 300 block of W. Mt. Airy Ave., leaving the family devastated and their twin home uninhabitable.  more
Musicopia has now served about 360,000 students, including some in northwest Philadelphia. more
Back when teachers from across Northwest Philadelphia used to patronize the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy, many would strike up conversations with the staff. At some point, the conversation would … more
6753 Germantown Avenue got a big facelift Nov. 5, with contrasting colors bringing out its inherent beauty as a Victorian style building with the many details for which that style is … more
Move over, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. After more than a year of getting hammered by the Covid pandemic, small business owners deserve all the love they can get this year on Small Business … more
In the era of Covid, the word “carrier” tends to take on a negative connotation, but when it comes to the term “mail carriers,” Tom and Jen Hasson are just what the doctor ordered for mail customers on their respective routes in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. more
If you think you’re noticing an uptick in the number of Black female shop owners in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy in recent years, you’re not imagining things. more
A Philadelphia City Council committee approved legislation to make these “streeteries” a permanent fixture in some parts of the city last week – a move that many in the Northwest say is a very good thing. more
Whether you’re shopping for a unique gift or browsing so you can drop hints when someone asks what you’d like for a present, the artwork and handcrafts on the Hill this season will draw you in. more
Things to see and do as the holidays arrive. more
Quintessence's Little Women: The Broadway Musical, Dec. 1-31 at the Sedgwick Theatre on Germantown Avenue, celebrates its return to in-person theater. more
The Philadelphia Historical Commission unanimously decided to add the French Village Historic District to the city’s Register of Historic Places on Friday morning, completing a more than ten year process to get historic protections for the Mt. Airy neighborhood. more
As a result of the federal infrastructure bill passed last week, the Nicetown Community Development Corporation will receive $1 million to develop a sports court beneath the elevated Roosevelt Boulevard. more
Ronald Johnson is candid about his past because he is on a mission to convince other youths with troubled personal histories that they can also turn their lives around.  more
Qadr went missing from the 300 block of Glen Echo Road on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 21. She was last seen walking to the Henry Houston Elementary School on Allens Lane where she is a fifth-grader. more
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