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While the continued impact of Covid-19 has made headlines – both for its unchecked spread and the businesses forced to close in its wake – many are finding the now nine-month-old pandemic … more
As COVID-19 cases surge, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley braces residents for possibly the most dangerous period of the pandemic while expressing hope for a vaccine arrival by the end of the … more
The holiday season this year is a little different, and traditions are being reinvented to keep up. Holidays on the Hill might require more social distancing, but that means visitors can shop and stroll with more room to look around. more
Keith Russell, 64, is a lifelong resident of Northwest Philadelphia except for his college years, having grown up in Mt. Airy and lived in Germantown since 1988. “My earliest memory of having … more
The Springfield Township Commissioners presented the 2021 preliminary budget, reviewed a draft survey of township residents regarding satisfaction with the Police Department, discussed how to rewrite … more
The city announced new COVID-19 restrictions this afternoon in response to the unprecedented surge in daily cases. “The average number of reported positive cases of Covid-19 per day in Philly has jumped at least 700 percent in less than 2 months,” more
Philadelphia reported record-breaking numbers of Covid-19 cases this week and will announce new safety restrictions at a special press conference on Monday. On Friday, 1,158 cases of Covid-19 were … more
Due to the Covid pandemic, the annual fundraising Empty Bowl Dinner hosted by the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) this year will be a Zoom event on Sunday, Nov. 22, 7 … more
A longer-than-usual wait for the Presidential election outcome ended Saturday morning as news organizations across the country called the race over and the Democratic nominee, former Vice President … more
The city announced a record-setting daily coronavirus case count among Philadelphia residents, reporting 742 new confirmed cases on Friday. “That 742 number is the highest daily number … more
About halfway through a Count the Vote rally in Chestnut Hill on Saturday, word came that Joe Biden won the state of Pennsylvania, and about 150 area residents flocked to the scene to celebrate at … more
Streetscape is a regular column on architecture and planning.  The global pandemic showed that massive and immediate environmental change is possible according to leaders at the annual … more
The historically certified Woodward Community Center, 8419 Germantown Ave., is a Chestnut Hill landmark and is now under threat of closing due to a variety of health and safety violations. Without … more
Voters stood in line for an hour Tuesday morning at the Springfield High School Voting site, while after the initial line of 80 voters at Erdenheim Elementary School there was little to no wait to … more
With the continued rise of Covid-19 cases in Philadelphia, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley cautioned that further increases are anticipated as the city enters “a difficult, dangerous … more
Several break-ins linked to wider spread looting around the city resulted in a 9 p.m. curfew tonight, Oct. 28 and tomorrow, Oct. 29, as police acted to reassure local business owners and … more
The Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library plan to open a bookstore at 84 Bethlehem Pike.  The store will be a non-profit enterprise with all proceeds over and above … more
Residents and commuters will have to wait a little longer before E. Bells Mill Road is once again open to traffic. The Streets Department had originally closed the road in July with an intended … more
Daily case counts of Covid-19 are rising in Philadelphia, and while the growth is partially due to increased testing, health leaders are concerned.  “We may be entering a dangerous … more
Political junkies, this one's for you. John Kromer, West Mt. Airy resident and author of “Philadelphia Battlefields,” will discuss his book via Zoom, sponsored by Big Blue Marble … more
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