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Cecil Baker, the principal of architectural firm Cecil Baker + Partners, said in a phone interview last week he is happy with the progress of the firehouse, Engine 37, addition construction. more
West Mt. Airy Neighbors (WMAN) had plans for 2020. While this year has been different, adjustments have kept members busy. more
The Philadelphia Cricket Club has taken the image off of the entrance signs at its two club locations and announced a plan for the continued use of the logo only within club facilities. more
Political junkies will most likely remember the name Bob O'Donnell, a Chestnut Hill resident (near Valley Green Inn) for the past 29 years. O'Donnell, 77, a long-time resident of Northwest Philly … more
Philadelphia NOW, Pennsylvania NOW, and the Philadelphia Commission for Women will sponsor a virtual Town Hall, “Moving Forward on Racial Equity” on December 6 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. … more
When the new health safeguards were introduced just before Thanksgiving, there was concern that all shopping would move online this holiday season. Stores have worked out strategies. more
A fundraiser is now on for desperately needed renovations and repairs of the Chestnut Hill Community Center, 8419 Germantown Avenue. This historically certified building has a long and rich history … more
Since 1981, Mount Airy Learning Tree (MALT) has used the “neighbors teaching neighbors” approach to tie the Mt. Airy community together.  Since most of this involves offline, hands-on experiences, they have decided to pause all programs until Fall 2021. more
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
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