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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
by Kate Dolan This week, the city announced a moratorium on public events of 50 people or more and the reopening of gyms as Philadelphia’s daily COVID-19 case counts remain … more
By Chandler Fattah During this time of heightened focus on racial disparities, a spotlight has been shone on race relations within our own community. Current and former Black students … more
The Cricket Club is considering retiring its logo depicting a Native American. A similar logo used for decades by the Washington Redskins of the NFL was retired this week. by George McNeely A … more
by Betsy Wallace Here are the highlights of the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners Workshop and Business meetings, held on July 6 and 8, respectively. Springfield Township … more
An advertisement is part of the city’s new campaign to promote the wearing of masks. by Kate Dolan The stability of COVID-19 daily case counts in Philadelphia, the city’s MaskUp campaign and … more
Michelle Bernstein, Early Childhood Program Director, is grateful that none of the staff at the center at Ellet Street & Lincoln Drive have been diagnosed with coronavirus. by Erin Flynn Jay … more
Andres Restrepo and his daughter Hannah enjoy visiting the Peace Park. (Photo by Barbara Sheehan) By Barbara Sheehan Thanks to the foresight of civic-minded Philadelphians who came before us, we … more
Father Bob Bazzoli leads parishioners in service at OMC on Saturday, July 5. The church began allowing limited attendance at indoor services last month. (Photo is a screenshot of a streaming … more
by Kate Dolan The agenda at last week’s Chestnut Hill Community Association Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee meeting kept mostly to the general discussion of the future of … more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley during a streamed press conference last month. by Kate Dolan Editor’s note: Throughout the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, the … more
Toby Mazer, Development Director of Flourtown’s Whitemarsh House, stands outside the West Mill Road home where residents live and recover from traumatic brain injuries and other neurological … more
For four months last fall, these five Masterman High School juniors met every Saturday in their successful efforts to get a PA historical marker from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum … more
Voltaire Blaine, owner of Style by Blaine, catches some rays. He can't wait to get back to business as usual. (Photo by Stacia Friedman) by Stacia Friedman On June 4, State Rep. Chris Rabb addressed … more
An adult spotted lantern fly (above) and a nymph. by Sue Ann Rybak Be vigilant. Keep your eyes peeled. Spotted lanternfly nymphs have hatched. It’s quiet now, but in a couple of weeks, adult … more
Senator Art Haywood. By Pete Mazzaccaro Last week, the Local had the opportunity to speak with State Sen. Art Haywood (D-4th) about efforts of a broad package of police reform legislation. On June … more
Popular stylist Christine Elliot works on a customer at Spa Elysium, 55 Bethlehem Pike, before the pandemic. “I have heard some rumors that the green phase may be happening around June 26,” said … more
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