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Vanessa Mullen, owner of Campbell’s Place, delivers meals to Abington Hospital Emergency Department staff. by Sue Ann Rybak Chestnut Hill resident Joshua Haims, 46, said his wife Melissa Haims, … more
From the City: Because of staffing concerns, the Streets Department is revising its collection schedule. Recycling materials will be collected on an every-other-week schedule starting next … more
An illustration from the city's page on how to create a cloth mask. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced the city had 330 new cases of presumed COVID-19 infections in the city … more
by Kate Dolan Cathedral Village, a continuing care retirement community in Roxborough, set restrictions in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Group living facilities continue to be at … more
Mayor Jim Kenney signs $85.4 million emergency aid package to help the city fight COVID-19. Mayor Jim Kenney today signed into law an $85.4 million aid package to fight COVID-19. Of that total, $85 … more
The Water Tower Recreation Center. The Water Tower Recreation Center is officially closed until further notice. Ketih Kunz, president of the Water Tower Advisory Council sent an email detailing the … more
City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley at today's daily press briefing. The following post is largely a press release. Local staff watches the city briefing daily. It has been edited for length. The … more
by Sue Ann Rybak Before COVID-19 caused massive unemployment and school closures, more than 700,000 people in Philadelphia faced hunger. Now that need has skyrocketed. Executive Director of … more
by Betsy Wallace The Springfield Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a COVID19 Emergency Response Ordinance at their special Business meeting held on March 26. In keeping with … more
COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the city and state according to health officials at daily press briefings today. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said the city has confirmed … more
Mt. Airy high school senior Maren Lamb is staying indoors and dealing with the disruption COVID-19 has had on what is supposed to be special year. by Sue Ann Rybak Senior year of high school should … more
by Brenda Lange Around the time Governor Wolf announced the imminent shutdown of all Montgomery County’s non-essential businesses, people started panic buying at local grocery stores. … more
Sen. Art Haywood during a telephone town hall meeting he held last week. by Kate Dolan State Senator Art Haywood, who serves the 4th district, which includes Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy, conducted … more
By Sue Ann Rybak Stephanie Arck-Baynes, a spokesperson for Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley, said Philabundance closed on March 26 and March … more
The following is a press release from the city. The Local is watching every day. These releases have been good and accurate summaries of what has been said at each briefing. Philadelphia … more
The Maletta family paraded past the home of their 'Gram,' Linda Maletta before a stay-at-home order went into effect limiting their ability to visit. by Sue Ann Rybak Chestnut Hill resident Kara … more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced 127 new cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 475. Farley said 40 of the city's … more
Weavers Way has made multiple changes in shopping services to keep customers safe and food sales even during COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by Sam Newhouse) by Sam Newhouse The Weavers Way Co-op has made … more
Cigar aficionado and financial adviser Barry Waronker of Chestnut Hill relaxes in front of BnB Cigars, which is now closed but still selling online. (Photo by Stacia Friedman) By Stacia Friedman On … more
Dr. Thomas Farley at today's press briefing on COVID-19. At the city's daily COVID-19 press conference, Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the the city had recorded the first death of a resident due to … more
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