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Daily case counts of Covid-19 are rising in Philadelphia, and while the growth is partially due to increased testing, health leaders are concerned.  “We may be entering a dangerous … more
Political junkies, this one's for you. John Kromer, West Mt. Airy resident and author of “Philadelphia Battlefields,” will discuss his book via Zoom, sponsored by Big Blue Marble … more
At their Workshop and Business meetings this month, the Springfield Township Commissioners received presentations on the progress of its Ready for 100 Plan and its efforts to improve community-police … more
A group of 40 seniors residing at Cathedral Village Retirement Community in Roxborough, ranging in age from their 70s through 100s, marched in support of the Biden-Harris ticket on Thursday … more
After reviewing Governor Wolf’s new event size limits for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia announced its new limits which will be more restrictive than the Governor’s, due to the “unique … more
Now there really is a good reason to walk and stare at your phone! Enjoy a fun and educational jaunt down Germantown Avenue by linking your smartphone to a game that challenges users to spot … more
By Ned Bardnard Emilie and Peter Lapham and I clambered up a trail leading from Forbidden Drive to the Yellow Trail. We looked for old trees growing above Valley Green Inn. We saw a big old … more
Germantown resident Karla Ballard, 49, who went to Houston Elementary School in Mt. Airy and graduated from Germantown Academy in 1990, has had careers in banking, the mobile app business and lofty … more
An ordinance proposing the elimination of toxic herbicide use on publicly owned land in Philadelphia is scheduled for a city council hearing on October 13. Bill #200425, titled Healthy Outdoor … more
Chestnut Hill college announced last week that it eliminated 12 staff positions and furloughed 21 other staffers among other personnel cuts. Those cuts included a 15% salary cuts to the college … more
Fighting breast cancer is nothing like it used to be. Gone are the days when all hope was lost early on or chemotherapy was the only course of care. Thanks to medical breakthroughs and the work … more
Someone threw rocks through a stain-glass window at Our Mother of Consolation, 9 E. Chestnut Hill Ave., doing more than $19,000 in damage in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 30. On the … more
Architect Jean McCoubrey who is , chair of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee, said there is no clear cure for vacancies in the Chestnut Hill … more
As protests heated up again after Louisville courts failed to bring charges against the officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor, a group of Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists are now in their … more
Philadelphia is launching an app this week which will allow residents to track sanitation truck routes and pick-up status in “almost real time.” “PickupPHL is a new web map that … more
Daily case counts of Covid-19 remained stable for another week in Philadelphia, and city leaders balance optimism and caution while reminding residents that the pandemic is not over. "Our daily … more
Mt. Airy resident Craig Stone, now 24, was just 14 years old when he was sent to Glen Mills Schools (GMS), a juvenile detention center in Delaware County, for nine months. GMS, which was originally … more
To mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, about 30 members of Folkshul held a socially distanced Tashlich ceremony on Friday afternoon at Pastorius Park. The first-time event for the secular … more
The city made a significant update to its emergency rental assistance program this week and announced road closures ahead of the Eagles home opener on Sunday, as part of its response to the COVID-19 … more
Two weeks ago, restaurants that have been hanging on throughout the pandemic here in Chestnut Hill finally opened their doors for indoor dining at a 25 percent seating capacity. This week, many … more
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