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Kasey, a vet tech at Chestnut Hill Cat Clinic, provides valet service in full protective gear. (Photo by Stacia Friedman) by Stacia Friedman Sheltering in place is difficult enough, but what do you … more
Deborah Haas (left) and her daughter Madeleine Stander, who works in an urgent care facility that tests people for COVID-19. by Sue Ann Rybak While many young people continue to party and ignore … more
Sylvie Gallier Howard speaking during the city's daily COVID-19 press conference. The conferences moved to a digital format last week and are conducted entirely online. City officials announced … more
Chestnut Hill Hospital's entrance (Photo by Tom Utescher) by Tom Utescher To discover how Chestnut Hill Hospital is currently coping with the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the LOCAL contacted … more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said today, March 20, that the city had confirmed 23 new cases of COVID-19 since 1 p.m. yesterday. That brings the city's total number of cases to … more
Speaking today, Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said the city of Philadelphia has 10 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total since the disease outbreak to 44. Eight of the total … more
Weaver’s Way Chestnut Hill kitchen manager John Adams with a fresh dairy delivery. (photo by April Lisante) by April Lisante It was around 8 p.m. this past Tuesday and I was wandering the aisles … more
Coronavirus cases in the city of Philadelphia are beginning to escalate, with the number of confirmed cases almost doubling overnight, from 18 to 34, city health commissioner Thomas Farley … more
Suyapa Reyes (center, in red) walks with supporters in Germantown last week. Reyes won the right to remain in he U.S. last month. (Photo by Sue Ann Rybak) by Sue Ann Rybak A crowd of roughly 100 … more
Editor’s Note: Some things have changed since this story was reported, in particular, orders from both Gov. Wolf and Mayor Kenney regarding the closing of all restaurants in the city and state. … more
Kilian's Hardware remains open for business at regular hours. Hardware stores are among those businesses considered essential. by Pete Mazzaccaro While many businesses are observing guidance from … more
The Starbucks in Chestnut Hill Tuesday morning was open for business. Seats were piled up in the front of the shop to make it clear seating was not an option. (Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro Tuesday … more
The Philadelphia Cricket club announced yesterday that it was closing immediately after one of its members showed signs of having COVID-19, the disease resulting from the novel coronavirus. The … more
The Chestnut Hill Business District published a statement on its website today encouraging people to continue to patronize Avenue shops and businesses if they felt comfortable to do so. This … more
Keewaydin photographed in 1905. by Kate Dolan The main house of the Keewaydin estate, set back on a deep lawn off Cherokee St. in a quiet and woodsy section of Chestnut Hill, does not look much … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro Springside Chestnut Hill Academy announced today that it will close after classes today due to concerns around COVID-19. The school will be closed starting tomorrow, March … more
Socialist feminist coalition marching through center city. (Photo by Beth Lewis) by Karen Bojar International Women’s Day, which arose in response to a strike of women workers in 1909, is … more
by Kate Dolan Chestnut Hill College is among the many area universities and colleges responding to the new Coronavirus pandemic, implementing Center of Disease Control and … more
“Full-time activist” Ellen Stevenson, of Flourtown, is the founder of Social Justice Indivisible, which is hosting an open house for Turn PA Blue on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., to recruit more … more
Weaver's Way Co-op Next Door, 8426 Germantown Ave., won 1st place in Bloom Philly Festival's Best Restaurant or Market category. (Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society) by Sue Ann … more
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