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Dr. Stout has always followed CDC guidelines, and dentists already had strict protocols in place to navigate contagious viruses. Even after shutting down, Stout insists that she and her staff never missed a beat: “I just had to do the research,” she said. “It was new for everyone. We had nothing to go by.” more
Late last year Keith Russell, an ornithologist who grew up in Mt. Airy and now lives in Germantown, brought to our attention the fact that huge numbers of birds, as many s 1500 in one 24-hour period in October, have been dying after flying into high-rise buildings in center city “die-offs.” more
They hired a lawyer to uncover zoning violations, sent a letter to the Chestnut Hill Community Association, and met with Cindy Bass. Near-neighbors to the old top of the Hill Sunoco station have … more
When Woodmere Museum director and CEO William Valerio learned that St. Michael’s Hall was for sale, he realized he was being presented with a significant opportunity. St. Michael’s … more
Here are the highlights to the March’s Springfield Township Board of Commissioner Workshop and Business meetings held on March 8 and 10, respectively.  Among other things, the Board also … more
On March 8, 2021, Springfield Township announced the launch of a community wide survey on Police-Community relations and urged all residents to complete it by April 30, 2021. more
Neighbors to the property at 100-102 E. Mermaid Lane met representatives of the Goldenberg Group recently and came away dissatisfied with the proposed development. more
Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the city will mark one year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Philadelphia with a day of reflection on Tuesday, March 16. It was on March 16, 2020 that the first … more
Last month Alexandra Hunt, a public health researcher and grassroots organizer from Roxborough who previously lived in Germantown and East Falls, officially launched her campaign for … more
At the February meeting of the Springfield Township Historical Commission, the commissioners shared their recent accomplishment; it was the first step toward their mission to retain the historic character of their township. more
G-town started in 2006 as a livestream. In 2018 they obtained a low-power license to also broadcast at 92.9 FM, Wednesday through Sunday, over what they consider their target audience in Northwest Philadelphia more
The FEMA-run vaccination site at the Pennsylvania Convention Center opened on Wednesday this week, vaccinating 5,600 people on opening day and 6,125 people on Thursday. The site, which is managed … more
Philadelphia was experiencing a housing crisis before COVID arrived. The Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) has been meeting the needs of the community with its holistic model since the start of the pandemic. more
Philly Office Retail handles the leases for three regional rail stations. Ken Weinstein and his partners are looking into eight more. more
SEPTA announced last week that it would resume limited, weekday-only service on its Chestnut Hill West Line. That line has been closed last year when initial stay-at-home orders closed nearly all … more
Henry O’Reilly’s plan to demolish his company’s headquarters at 30 W. Highland Ave. and replace it with eight townhouses has prompted one Hill resident to organize opposition to the plan online, with more than 80 respondents saying they were concerned the project would negatively impact the neighborhood. more
By the last quarter of 2019, common wisdom held that real estate in Philadelphia was about to peak. By February 2021, home prices were up by 12% over the previous year. more
The use of telehealth in palliative care at Chestnut Hill Hospital has exploded over the past 10 months, according to B. Brent Simmons, MD., Chief of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at the hospital and Director of the Drexel University/Tower Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. more
Case rates of the coronavirus continue to fall in Philadelphia and vaccination rates gradually rise, as the city works out how to expand sites and get the vaccine to more people. “The doses … more
Guns have blazed on the grounds of Cliveden for the past 45 years in the reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, but this year things may be different. more
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