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Awbury Arboretum has received funding to restore its water gardens in order both to reduce the possibility of potentially fatal flooding along nearby Belfield Avenue and to resuscitate a beloved neighborhood amenity.   more
The contested development plans for a 34-unit apartment building next to Pleasant Playground in East Mt. Airy hinge on known pollution at the site and what will eventually be done with it. more
On Easter Sunday, 1996, a community in Southwest Philadelphia was surprised to find itself a destination for a caravan of large dump trucks. “Imagine you're sitting in your living … more
The LUPZ meeting May 6 reviewed several agenda items, but no decisions were made, pending input from other groups. more
“This epidemic wave that we are in now is clearly on the decline,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley on Tuesday. more
“The Lure of the Wissahickon Inn” details the inn’s transformation from a popular 19th century summer resort for urban-weary Philadelphians to its current role as the home of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s (SCH) Upper School. more
Last Sunday, Chestnut Hill was abuzz with activity for the Home and Garden Stroll, a version of the annual Home and Garden Festival adapted for the pandemic. Inspired by January’s Chestnut Hill … more
Neighbors of the proposed 34-unit apartment building at the corner of Pleasant Playground on Chew Avenue demonstrated Saturday in opposition to the project and to demand a more active role from city … more
A recent audit of the Post Office’s reliability for mail-in ballots in the November 2020 election found that ballots were given a high priority by postal workers. PA mailed 63,862 to voters on April 19, with applications still arriving. more
At the city’s COVID-19 press conference on Tuesday, Dr. Farley reported that daily case count averages have fallen along with test positivity rates. more
Landscape and lawn design experts, specialty flowers, food, family activities and more await Chestnut Hill visitors this weekend at the Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Stroll. more
The hearing resumption is scheduled for 2 p.m., June 23. more
After spending more than a decade as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia and another eight years as a policy holder’s attorney for Allstate Insurance Company, Northwest Philadelphia … more
Nightly vigils began T Unitarian Society of Germantown (USG) in early June, about a week after the killing of Floyd, and lasted until early December. They returned again the night after the verdict. more
On Thursday, April 25, the Chestnut Hill Community Association Board of Directors approved the variance request on 30 W. Highland Ave., incorporating changes made earlier in the week. more
MEH will hold an in-person neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.  The Board of Commissioners (BOC) will hold its informal Planning Commission public meeting via Zoom on June 1 at 7 p.m., where MEH will make a presentation and answer questions from those who attend the meeting.  more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley reports progress on the vaccine front this week, while announcing the continued increase of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the city. more
One of the most dynamic non-profit organizations in or near Northwest Philadelphia for years has been Dining for Women, which has four local chapters — in Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Germantown and Ambler — that raise funds for food, toiletries and other items which are delivered to the homeless and others in need. more
Through September 1, Robertson's Flowers and Events in Chestnut Hill will contribute 20% of sales of its Generosity Blossoms to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. more
Judge John Padova, Jr., is running in the May 18 primary to keep his seat on Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas. more
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