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A new neighborhood group is forming in response to rapid density-oriented real estate development in Mt. Airy clustered along Germantown and Chew Avenues. East Mt. Airy resident, Linda Bell, is … more
The Friends of the Wissahickon held its annual meeting again on Tuesday, June 1 via Zoom, the second time it was compelled to do so to account for Covid-19 mitigation. The tone of the meeting, … more
I have seen countless reviews of businesses and non-profits on the internet since the World Wide Web was created in 1990, but I have never seen a group of reviews quite as overwhelmingly impressive as those from patients at Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness in East Falls. more
Philadelphia has backyard gardens and open park space or lots across most neighborhoods, and relatively low use of pesticides, making it a relatively friendly habitat for honeybees. more
The restrictions on indoor dining brought more sidewalk cafés to Chestnut Hill. No one is in a rush to see them go away. more
The question now is whether it turns into a 107-unit assisted living facility or luxury townhomes.     more
Most Safer at Home restrictions in Philadelphia will be lifted on June 2, a week earlier than expected. PA will lift state restrictions on social gatherings on May 31. The change is due to the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases being recorded in the city since September 2020. more
Two articles in these pages recently mourned (and explained) the loss of the iconic tree that gave Chestnut Hill its name.   Ned Barnard (“Hunting for the American Chestnut in the … more
Looking back on his 40 years in Philadelphia courtrooms, 18 years spent on the bench in the Court of Common Pleas, Judge Jeffrey Minehart decided it was time for a change. more
On a recent afternoon, Susan Nam considered how a proposed nine-house development in East Mt. Airy and a surprise historic designation for one of the buildings involved could change her life. more
Three zoning issues were presented. These were all initial presentations for DRC guidance, and no decisions were made. more
Medical professionals have used various strategies to stay mentally healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic. The past President of the Medical Staff and Chief of the Division of Gynecology at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Dr. Lynda Thomas-Mabine, emphasizes the importance of physician wellness. more
The adjusted guidelines are the result of studies that show vaccinated people are not only protected from getting sick but also from passing the virus to others. Philadelphia will require masks to be worn indoors for now, waiting until vaccination rates rise. more
As is usually the case, turnout in Northwest Philadelphia’s wards – the 9th and 22nd – was strong for Tuesday’s primary election, which saw incumbent District Attorney Larry … more
For many residents of Northwest Philadelphia facing eviction, Mt. Airy CDC has been indispensable. more
Amy Wilson, 35, the new executive director of the Friends of Chestnut Hill Library Board and manager of Hilltop Books, is an environmentalist, social justice advocate, cyclist and avid book reader. more
As usual, the Springfield Township Commissioners had a full array of agenda items to handle at their Workshop and Business meetings. more
More than 575 Springfield Township students age 12 and older were vaccinated against Covid-19 at a free clinic Thursday in partnership with Keystone Hospice.  Keystone’s Shane Kolt, Sr. … more
There are likely as many unreported efforts to prevent gun violence in our city as there are reported incidents of gun-related crimes. more
Mask requirement stays, for now. Some restrictions will be relaxed May 21: Density limits for retail, museums and libraries, and restaurants will be allowed to seat people a minimum of three feet apart, rather than six. more
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