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Millions of boys in this country undoubtedly dream of one day being a Major League baseball player. more
The second annual Jabali Jungle event in Germantown celebrated plant and flower shops, and urban farms owned by people of color. more
Citing a need for more discussion, the Chestnut Hill Community Association board voted unanimously on Thursday to postpone a final vote on whether to recommend four of nine variance requests. more
As Chestnut Hill residents experience an unprecedented rise in stolen and washed checks, people who live in Germantown are also experiencing a completely different - and possibly even more serious - problem. more
After this beautiful photo was captured by Chestnut Hill mail carrier Jen Hasson, the Local checked in with the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Roxborough to find out more. more
Dr. RobRoy MacGregor 3d was a 1964 graduate of Harvard Medical School with the highest honors, an expert on infectious diseases, an early champion of HIV treatment and an emeritus professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. more
Longtime Mt. Airy resident Penka Slavova is starting her seventh year as director of the International Student Program at Germantown Friends School. more
Comcast, the internet giant, has given a $10,000 grant to the Creative Healing Teen Center in the Flourtown Commons, which provides therapy for troubled teenagers. more
Dr. Delvin M. Dinkins was inspired to pursue a career in education by the teachers who guided him through school.  more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from Aug. 15-21.  more
Days before fire ripped through the historic Hiram Lodge on Germantown Avenue last week, local artist Judy McCabe Jarvis had just captured the building in paint. It was a lucky accident, she said. more
The legendary American “Jazz Age” author F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.” Fitzgerald did not know Harry Groome. more
Neighbors who attended City Councilmember Cindy Bass’ Zoom meeting last Tuesday because they are upset about the neighborhood’s glaring new streetlights got some reassurances. more
Two separate shootings last week have left some neighbors in Germantown and Mt. Airy concerned about safety in their communities. more
A week after an early morning fire broke out in the heart of Chestnut Hill’s business district, destroying the historic Hiram Lodge, a representative for the owner said the group plans to rebuild. more
The Chestnut Hill community rallied to thank the firefighters responsible for extinguishing the blaze that last week engulfed the Hiram Lodge building at 8425-27 Germantown Ave. more
Marilyn Hillian Rivers, 86, a West Mt. Airy resident for 64 years and beloved civic activist for decades, died Wednesday, July 6, of complications from dementia. more
Chestnut Hill 410 E. Gravers Ln. 4BR 2.5BA, $775,000   609 Saint Andrews Rd. 4BR 5.5BA, $3 million   7826 Devon St. 3BR 1BA, $375,000   7601 Crittenden … more
More than four decades ago, Hattie Williams was given one of the most valuable gifts a person could receive — a house. more
Germantown is home to the first Philadelphia-area Boys’ Club, built in 1898.  more
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