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After a year of preparation and several months of a “soft” opening to a limited crowd, Hilltop Books held an official opening ceremony on Friday, April 16. more
The Mount Airy Community Council (MACC) held a spirited Zoom meeting with Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and other representatives from the 14th Police District to discuss crime prevention in the region. more
The Springfield Township’s workshop meeting on April 12 took a decidedly heated turn when it came to discussing the latest proposal to develop an institutionally zoned tract of land at 380-402 … more
Release of 2020 Census data is lagging because of COVID 19, causing delays in Congress and forcing redistricting troubles all over the country that will impact state and federal elections. And it may … more
The City is asking people to take part in a survey to choose from art work proposals by four artists about ways to decorate the walls and benches bookending the mall. more
A remarkable group of young women from Northwest Philadelphia who have become virtual angels to children of street vendors in far-off Guatemala are holding a quilt raffle in conjunction with Mother's Day. more
COVID-19 Update - April 15. The city announced extending the FEMA-operated Center City mass vaccination clinic four weeks and shifting vaccine supply at its new FEMA clinic in North Philadelphia, the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center. more
Barbara Thomson, a Hill attorney with a background in public service, is running for a seat on Philadelphia’s Municipal Court in the May 18 primary election. more
East Mt. Airy gardeners came out Saturday, April 10, to support a new community garden at Pleasant Playground. New, but with roots that go back 38 years. more
After 11 years of operation, Ralston My Way, a respected nonprofit provider of services to older adults in Northwest Philadelphia, will cease operations May 4, 2021. more
More groups have been added to Phase 1C, including people receiving home and community-based services. more
A new civil rights effort is conducting a survey on Philadelphian attitudes and personal encounters with racism. more
Will Maggs and Andres Maldonado opened Adelie Coffee at 6610 Germantown Avenue on February 15, 2020. On March 15, the pandemic lockdown forced them to shut down. They didn’t reopen until March 20, 2021. more
As the country begins to emerge from a year characterized by widespread restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many experts will be watching brick-and-mortar retail stores to see how they bounce … more
On Monday, April 5, the priority groups in Phase 1C, which includes sanitation workers, maintenance, janitorial staff, utility workers and postal and package delivery workers, will be eligible to receive the vaccine. more
In January, Khanya Brann joined the White House communications staff as Senior Communications Assistant and Special Assistant to the Director of Communications. more
When youth baseball returns to Chestnut Hill in April, there will be a new member to the league. The Germantown Warriors have joined the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club rotation. more
Concerned about the increase in crime in our area, Chestnut Hill residents Lynn Selhat and Jeff Meade have joined forces to organize a town watch for the neighborhood and are looking to recruit others to join.  more
It's not as if Josephine (Jo) Winter, 40, of West Mt. Airy, was not busy enough before she became a “vaccine finder.” more
In the wake of the pandemic, many of the “charming shops of Chestnut Hill” have closed or moved up and down the Avenue like pieces on a chess board. With over a dozen vacant storefronts, we wanted to find out why some shops vanished while others survived and thrived. more
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