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A mask for sale at the city’s new online stor By Kate Dolan Philadelphia ended last week with a slightly higher daily case count of Covid-19, and #MaskUpPHL masks are now available for purchase. … more
View of Ladybug shop, east side of 8400 block of Germantown Ave. taken from across the street, circa 1960s/1970s, by Edmund B. Gilchrist, Jr. (Photo courtesy of the Chestnut Hill Conservancy.) By … more
By Karen Bojar In the 2018 committee person elections, a group of newly elected committee people brought their commitment to transparency and democracy to wards across the city. They have now joined … more
Septa has no specific date to return service to Chestnut Hill West regional rail line. (Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro) By David Hunt Since its indefinite suspension on April 9, doubts have surrounded the … more
Mango’s mother-and-daughter team, Tara Alexander (left) and Peggy Garvey, are seen here in 2015. Tara later left to open her own shop in South Philly. (Photo by Jeremy Jones) By Len Lear I first … more
by Kate Dolan Philadelphia’s COVID-19 case counts continue to fall, and the city announced an initiative to connect Philadelphia students to digital access for virtual learning. At … more
Young people gathered at Devil’s Pool on Saturday, August 1. Park neighbors say increasingly large crowds have brought more visitors to the park, who swim and leave trash behind, both of which are … more
Contact tracing_FB by Kate Dolan Last week, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley shared the process and status of contact tracing efforts and announced that “the second wave of the epidemic has … more
Dr. Elana McDonald (right), of Mt. Airy, and Dr. Delana Wardlaw, of East Oak Lane, who call themselves “twin sister docs,” are believed to be one of only two pairs of identical twin African … more
by Sue Ann Rybak Lori knows what it’s like to have a child who is struggling with addiction or substance abuse disorder Addiction is a chronic medical disease that results … more
Editor's Note: The printed version of this story in the 7/30 issue of the Local was edited for space. This is a longer version with extended and extra interviews. CHBA Director of Business … more
Walter Hudson (left), 87, owner of Walt's Bike & Barber Shop at 5128 Germantown Ave. for 34 years, is in no rush to retire, but when he does retire, Walt Jr. (right) will take over the reins. by … more
Diamond Anderson speaks to a partially shaded crowd, backed by Pastor Nicolas O’Rourke.(Photo by DB Fromm) By DB Fromm On Tuesday of last week, community members, activists, and healthcare staff … more
One of a series of images the city is using to promote wearing masks in public. The following is a summary of last week's COVID-19 press conferences held by Philadelphia officials. By Kate Dolan … more
by Len Lear “I do have to have a dose of animals every so often. Doing this kind of work makes me very happy!' insists Moya (a Gaelic name) Kinnealey, a Mt. Airy resident for 40 years and wild … more
Benson Churgai, the first openly transgender Philadelphia Police Officer, graduated with the academy in February 2020. by Sue Ann Rybak Benson Churgai, 24, is the first openly transgender … more
St. Joseph Hall, Chestnut Hill College by Sue Ann Rybak With schools around the country deciding how to reopen for students in the fall, Kevin Hearn, a spokesperson for Chestnut Hill College (CHC), … more
Fire commissioner Adam Thiel (center) and Chestnut Hill Hospital CEO Dr. John Cacciamani (far left) congratulate 13 EMTs who completed 18 months of training to become certified paramedics. (Photo by … more
by Sue Ann Rybak The city introduced its plan to get students back to school in the fall, but many parents and teachers think there’s still far too much uncertainty to do so … more
Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite. by Kate Dolan The Philadelphia School District’s plan to reopen schools on September 2 includes a hybrid model of in-person and … more
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