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A Zoom meeting for school children, meant to celebrate Black inventors, was hacked by an unknown person who subjected students and their families to a racist and sexual attack. more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley laid out the status of Philadelphia’s vaccination program as the city recovers from late January’s debacle with Philly Fighting COVID. more
The Philadelphia chapter of the American Association of Architects gave this year’s top Thomas Walter award to a West Oak Lane resident, Tiffany Millner, who mentors high school students. more
In the “bluest” neighborhood of Pennsylvania, Mt. Airy, a group of cultural creatives collaborated on a project in the new year known as the “Blue Wall” mural, an art installation composed of donated community Biden-Harris campaign signs. more
A three-year strategic plan was expected to end in 2020, but COVID restrictions resulted in an extension into 2021. more
The Chestnut Hill West regional rail line will return March 7 with restricted service from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. more
Police warned residents to exercise caution as a pattern of robberies extended to include more than a dozen armed holdups this month in East Mt. Airy, Wadsworth, Chestnut Hill and the suburban … more
Philadelphia has administered 131,185 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Thursday night. Of those doses, 98,593 were first doses, and 32,592 were second doses, according to data from the … more
Today, Chestnut Hill has only one inn -- our fine Chestnut Hill Hotel, built in 1894 and renovated a number of times since. That building replaced an older inn built back in 1772. In … more
Two Erdenheim natives who grew up as typical middle class pals but became mega-successful in business and earned doctorate degrees have launched a TV reality show, “Wolf PAC of Philadelphia.” more
The Black Doctors COVID Consortium (BDCC), a volunteer organization formed in April 2020 to assist with COVID-19 testing, is gearing up to add vaccine distribution. more
The house museum, Cliveden, hosted Mt. Airy author and activist Kimberly Kamara, Thursday Jan. 21, for a discussion that asked whether the site’s signature event should change in the context of urban gun violence. more
Philadelphia residents who are in Phase 1B of the city’s vaccination distribution plan are now eligible to receive the vaccine. more
Stalled negotiations to develop the blighted lot at 6717 Chew Avenue, next to Pleasant Playground in East Mt. Airy, appear ready to re-start following a community meeting Jan. 18 where elected … more
Two notable car jackings in Northwest Philadelphia have put residents on edge, but police say the two incidents are “outliers” and don’t represent a new crime pattern. Police said cars stolen when the owner has left it running and an increase in thefts of catalytic converters represent the real threat. more
At the outset of the monthly Business meeting, Board of Commissioners President Baird Standish read a statement on behalf of the Board concerning the violence at the Capitol that occurred on January 6.  more
Currently in Phase 1A, the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination, the city announced which residents will be eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1B and Phase 1C.   In Phase 1B, frontline … more
Indoor dining resumed in Philadelphia, Saturday January 16, as the city lifts a portion of the Safer at Home restrictions. Theaters can also reopen with a maximum occupancy of 10%. more
The tree collection is a small part of their grazing operation. more
Anyone who has ever applied for federal or state benefits programs knows that it can try one’s patience. Some tech-savvy individuals based in Philadelphia addressed this problem by creating Benefits Data Trust. more
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