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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
After a five-month search for a new executive director, the Chestnut Hill Business Association has finally found its new leader in recently appointed executive director Courtney O’Neill. more
In response to neighborhood complaints about glare caused by the city’s new LED street lights, Deputy Streets Commissioner Richard Montanez has agreed to replace all the high intensity lamps. more
Chestnut Hill developer Richard Snowden can convert some of his retail spaces over to residential use. more
High Point Cafe, Malelani Cafe and Evo Brick Oven Pizza in Mt. Airy were burglarized Aug. 3  and police continued to search for the thieves. more
New city requirements for lead testing has landlords across Philadelphia falling behind on renewing their rental licenses, some community advocates say. more
A Mt. Airy couple and a Springfield Township woman reached out to the Local last week to report checks they said were stolen from the USPS collection box in front of the Market Square Post Office. more
When Kathi Clayton first became president of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board in August 2020, Chestnut Hill looked a lot different than usual. In fact, the whole world did. more
East Mt. Airy Neighbors will host a community meeting at 7 p.m., Aug. 16, via Zoom, to discuss the townhouse development now being planned for the former site of Fred’s Mt. Airy Motors. more
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