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He first picked up a chainsaw, his artistic weapon of choice, while studying the culinary arts at New York’s Parsons School of Design. more
Due to an editing error, the Jan. 19 “Our Town” article incorrectly identified the restoration company that repaired the Catholic Total Abstinence Union Fountain. more
“The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs” is scheduled to be shown Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 pm in Saint Joseph’s Hall, followed by a discussion. more
Meetings for Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 more
Salon owner Maryam Lavasani is hosting a life-sized sculpture of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old whose death at the hands of Iranian "morality police" has sparked worldwide protest. more
Anyone nostalgic for those bone-chilling winters of yesteryear just might get a taste of the good old days at this year’s annual Chestnut Hill on Ice. more
Infinite Enterprises, the construction company behind the development of 9402 Meadowbrook Avenue, was hit with $9,000 in fines and a three-month suspension after it “intentionally violated" city code. more
The following report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from Jan. 16 - Jan. 22.  more
Residents of the Village at Chestnut Hill, an apartment complex on the 7700 block of Crittenden Street next to the Market Square shopping center, are clamoring for management to increase security. more
Chestnut Hill Jan. 10 Motor Vehicle Theft. more
For many, the absence of leafy tree canopies may not rise to the top of a list of urban concerns, but Jasmine Thompson believes in the need for green. more
To celebrate “The Statue,” a new WHYY podcast series by Mt. Airy neighbor Paul Farber and Monument Lab, Our Town searched out the statues in the Northwest.  more
Chestnut Hill Community Association Board of Directors Meeting more
Our Mother of Consolation Church will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. more
People from all over Northwest Philadelphia gathered to honor Dr. King on Monday. more
Springfield Township’s Board of Commissioners voted 5-2 to ban employees from displaying the flag on township property while on duty. It also bans off-duty display if they’re wearing a township work uniform.  more
State Rep. Chris Rabb raised eyebrows last month when he circulated an email highlighting his support for the likely candidacy of union organizer Seth Anderson-Oberman. more
Ingrid Shepard, who was hand-picked by City Councilwoman Cindy Bass to serve as president and treasurer for the now shuttered Germantown Special Services District, was sentenced to four years of probation. more
Chestnut Hill Oct. 31 Theft. A complainant left a purse, credit cards and identification in an offender's car, located on the 700 block of Davidson Road, and the offender refuses to return them. more
It is not unusual for journalists to discuss the importance of a free press and lament the verbal attacks against it, but for one of the Chestnut Hill Local's newest board members, this principle is not academic.  more
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