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After more than six months of stalemate, neighbors and owners have reached an agreement on a design for 30 W. Highland Avenue. more
We recently reported on how tough it is to buy a home in the popular neighborhoods of Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy and surrounding areas.  Realty companies that own and manage rental properties relate similar challenges. more
After 15 years and more than 750 issues, Pete Mazzaccaro is stepping down as the Chestnut Hill Local’s editor. His last day is Friday, July 2. more
A variance request for subdividing the property at 540 W. Moreland was denied. A variance allowing an existing semi-detached cottage behind 215 E. Evergreen Avenue to be used as a long-term rental property was approved. more
Nae Nae’s Bake-o-Rama, a homemade eco-friendly bakery and delivery business was born. And 7-year-old Naomi Bloom has literally become an entrepreneur! more
      Despite widespread economic hardship in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, many of Mt. Airy’s local businesses have continued to stay afloat. This is in no … more
The first national Juneteenth holiday and the 15th year of the Johnson House commemoration in Germantown was last Saturday, June 19. more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association Design Review Committee meeting on June 15 covered two existing issues and heard preliminary reports on two newer variance requests. more
When the ice cream season returned in the spring, there was one shop that had been looking forward to reopening for a different reason than most. They weren’t planning to keep the money. The … more
A week after Philadelphia fully reopened, COVID-19 numbers continue to show a downward trend and nearly 1,000 hospitality businesses get a financial boost from the city. more
Ten years ago, while walking down Germantown Avenue, Corinne Scioli stopped for a moment to admire the beautiful playground at the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. Looking up at the almost 100-year old school building, she paused in admiration and whispered to the universe, “I would love to be the principal of this school someday.” more
Prospective buyers looking to relocate to Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill are especially challenged, say local realtors.  more
Springfield Township will resume in-person meetings for all Board of Commissioner and advisory commission meetings beginning July 1, 2021.  But things are not going back to the old “normal.”  more
On May 28, the Germantown Jewish Centre discovered a large sign they had erected in support of Black Lives Matter had been defaced. The BLM sign had been in place more than a year. more
The Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, has called the Rev. Eric Paul Hungerford to be its twelfth rector. more
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
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