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The Springfield Township Board of Commissioners acknowledged three individuals for their service to the Springfield Township at Wednesday’s monthly business meeting. Springfield Township Community Day celebration will take place on Sunday, Oct. 3, preceded by the Erdenheim Civic Association 5k Race and Fun run at 9 a.m. more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee meeting on September 9 was devoted to reviewing plans for a development of eight townhouses at 8201 Shawnee … more
East Mt. Airy is booming with development, but much is the kind locals don’t want. The kind that makes long time residents feel pushed out. more
UPDATE: We have reports the September 16 issue is being delivered on schedule. Home delivery of the September 9th editions of the Chestnut Hill Local and the Mt. Airy Local has been delayed by a yet undetermined problem in the bulk mail processing center in Philadelphia, though it has been delivered with the 9/16 issue in some areas. more
The Chestnut Hill Hospital is currently treating 15 patients for COVID-19. Friday morning, September 12, three of those patients were in the Intensive Care Unit. more
An analysis of police reports over the past year shows a steady rate of Thefts from Autos in the area. more
The new pre-school at Christ Ascension Church, 8300 Germantown Ave., will be a wholly separate entity from the child care facility there that shut its doors at the end of September, 2020. more
After an almost two-month search, the Chestnut Hill Local has named Carla Robinson as its new editor.  Robinson replaces Pete Mazzaccaro who resigned in June after 15 years in the … more
Flash flooding temporarily closed I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway)and sections of Lincoln and Kelly Drives until until Friday. Part of the Vine Street Expressway reopened Saturday. Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy escaped the most severe flooding. Manayunk did not. more
Over 1,000,000 Philadelphians have received at least one dose of the vaccine, a milestone announced by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health last week. In Northwest Philadelphia, data on the city’s website shows that for the 19118 zip code, 5,232 residents are fully vaccinated, while 4,574 residents have at least one dose. more
Following the board elections on July 22, the Chestnut Hill Community Association elected officers and committee members at their meeting August 26. more
There is a statewide mask mandate for students, effective next Tuesday, Sept. 7. In the last two weeks, five percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. more
The Hot Spot program identifies areas suffering from severe human-related impacts that can thrive again with Leave No Trace solutions. more
Cresheim Valley Drive between Navajo Street and Cresheim Road will remain closed for some 6 months, from the end of August through early 2022. more
The new city mandates, coupled with the announcement that the FDA has given official approval to at least one vaccine, has meant a mix of new standards for safe dining. more
West Mt Airy Neighbors (WMAN) announced a new slate of Board members led by newly elected Board President, Steve Kendall. Seven of the 12 board members are new. more
The PA Game Commission has lifted its recommendation to refrain from feeding birds. The mysterious malaise that has decimated eastern songbird populations this spring and summer appears to be in decline. more
At a meeting of the Philadelphia School Board on Tuesday afternoon, the board unanimously approved a mandate for all school staff to be vaccinated. more
On Monday, August 23, the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for use on anyone as young as 16. more
The driver shortage began before the pandemic, and accelerated last year. There is still a gap to be filled by the beginning of the school year. more
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