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With indoor dining restrictions lifting and summer crowds returning, this is the time of year when the Chestnut Hill Business District puts everything in place for the rest of the year. more
 Mt. Airy Business Improvement District is responsible for more than two miles of Germantown Avenue, from Cresheim Valley Road to Washington Lane. Starting at Washington Lane, Germantown United CDC takes over for the next few miles. more
On Friday, June 11, Philadelphia will end the indoor mask mandate and the 11 p.m. last call for restaurants. These are the final Safer at Home restrictions to be lifted as the city fully reopens. more
The proposed division of 540 W. Moreland Ave was opposed by the committee on the grounds that it provided no information on plans for the new lot, nor architectural details for restoration of the existing main house. more
The Philadelphia Flower Show is being held outdoors this year for the first time since 1829, the year it was founded by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. more
A new neighborhood group is forming in response to rapid density-oriented real estate development in Mt. Airy clustered along Germantown and Chew Avenues. East Mt. Airy resident, Linda Bell, is … more
The Friends of the Wissahickon held its annual meeting again on Tuesday, June 1 via Zoom, the second time it was compelled to do so to account for Covid-19 mitigation. The tone of the meeting, … more
I have seen countless reviews of businesses and non-profits on the internet since the World Wide Web was created in 1990, but I have never seen a group of reviews quite as overwhelmingly impressive as those from patients at Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness in East Falls. more
Philadelphia has backyard gardens and open park space or lots across most neighborhoods, and relatively low use of pesticides, making it a relatively friendly habitat for honeybees. more
The restrictions on indoor dining brought more sidewalk cafés to Chestnut Hill. No one is in a rush to see them go away. more
The question now is whether it turns into a 107-unit assisted living facility or luxury townhomes.     more
Most Safer at Home restrictions in Philadelphia will be lifted on June 2, a week earlier than expected. PA will lift state restrictions on social gatherings on May 31. The change is due to the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases being recorded in the city since September 2020. more
Two articles in these pages recently mourned (and explained) the loss of the iconic tree that gave Chestnut Hill its name.   Ned Barnard (“Hunting for the American Chestnut in the … more
Looking back on his 40 years in Philadelphia courtrooms, 18 years spent on the bench in the Court of Common Pleas, Judge Jeffrey Minehart decided it was time for a change. more
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
Three zoning issues were presented. These were all initial presentations for DRC guidance, and no decisions were made. more
Medical professionals have used various strategies to stay mentally healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic. The past President of the Medical Staff and Chief of the Division of Gynecology at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Dr. Lynda Thomas-Mabine, emphasizes the importance of physician wellness. more
The adjusted guidelines are the result of studies that show vaccinated people are not only protected from getting sick but also from passing the virus to others. Philadelphia will require masks to be worn indoors for now, waiting until vaccination rates rise. more
As is usually the case, turnout in Northwest Philadelphia’s wards – the 9th and 22nd – was strong for Tuesday’s primary election, which saw incumbent District Attorney Larry … more
For many residents of Northwest Philadelphia facing eviction, Mt. Airy CDC has been indispensable. more
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