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On a recent afternoon, Susan Nam considered how a proposed nine-house development in East Mt. Airy and a surprise historic designation for one of the buildings involved could change her life. more
Every two months Gene Kerrick sends a newsletter to 28 of his former students and 50 people in toto, who obviously enjoy hearing from him. more
Three zoning issues were presented. These were all initial presentations for DRC guidance, and no decisions were made. more
A funny thing happened on the way to disaster. First of all, a GoFundMe campaign raised more than $10,000 for now-out of work staffers, and donations are still coming in. Even more remarkable was all the other assistance offered by Mt. Airy customers that helped keep the business afloat. more
Lakisha Bullock is the CEO and founder of her own company, SCB Naturals, created in 2015 because even though she now works around the clock, she prefers it to having other employers tell her what to do. more
For many residents of Northwest Philadelphia facing eviction, Mt. Airy CDC has been indispensable. more
Streetscape is a local column about architecture, city planning, and urban design. The controversy over the proposed townhome development at 30 W. Highland Ave. has sparked a debate not only about … more
Amy Wilson, 35, the new executive director of the Friends of Chestnut Hill Library Board and manager of Hilltop Books, is an environmentalist, social justice advocate, cyclist and avid book reader. more
As usual, the Springfield Township Commissioners had a full array of agenda items to handle at their Workshop and Business meetings. more
Rev. Becca Ehrlich will discuss her book, “Christian Minimalism: Simple Steps for Abundant Living” , accompanied by her friend, Rev. Callie Swanlund. more
The Chestnut Hill Library is hosting a weekly plant exchange in the new horticultural space of its building while the Library remains closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. more
More than 575 Springfield Township students age 12 and older were vaccinated against Covid-19 at a free clinic Thursday in partnership with Keystone Hospice.  Keystone’s Shane Kolt, Sr. … more
Marcella Blakney Collins had a high-profile, high-prestige corporate job at Johnson & Johnson for 10 years that took her to countries around the world, but when she was 57 and just about to fly to Amsterdam for a business trip, she put on the brakes. more
The contested development plans for a 34-unit apartment building next to Pleasant Playground in East Mt. Airy hinge on known pollution at the site and what will eventually be done with it. more
The LUPZ meeting May 6 reviewed several agenda items, but no decisions were made, pending input from other groups. more
Since only last month, Woodmere has raised $3.2 million from within the community, and a large portion of that requires a match. The Sisters of Saint Joseph, who own the property, have given Woodmere an extension to June 15 to arrive at a purchase agreement. more
As a lawyer for Pennsylvania state and local election officials, Mt. Airy native Michele Hangley helped to ensure that Philadelphians’ votes were counted in the 2020 presidential election. more
I feel a need to check in and see that we are doing what we say we are doing. more
“I was thinking of closing the school,” said artistic director Joy Delaney-Capponi, “but our students are extremely passionate about what they do." more
Did you know that May 6 is both National Nurses Day and the first day of National Nurses Week? This “Week” ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. more
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