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In a recent commentary for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), they wrote that “suggesting that same-sex couples are unsuitable to care for children is not just hurtful to us, but it reinforces the worst ideas that many LGBTQ young people have about themselves — that they have less worth than other people.” more
A petition to restore service on the Chestnut Hill West drew local attention to the 5th Square PAC, but the local organization’s main focus is a complete redesign of Philadelphia’s entire public transit system. more
The Commodore opened in October (with a “soft” opening). more
Mark Carver was Manager of Copy Services at the Staples in Chestnut Hill for nine years. On January 21, his position was eliminated. It was the day after he turned 56. more
On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee heard from the developers of an apartment building at 10 Bethlehem Pike, and addressed concerns surrounding plans for a Mexican restaurant at 8612 Germantown Avenue. more
Last Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee (CHCA DRC) voted over Zoom to form an ad-hoc committee to resolve design questions around … more
An employee of City Councilperson Cindy Bass is on administrative leave after the Local inquired about the employee’s recent criminal past. The employee, Marcia Willis, pleaded guilty in … more
Chestnut Hill College (CHC) announced in late January that it has named LaKeisha Thorpe, Ph.D., 41, as its new Officer for Diversity & Inclusion, effective Feb. 8. more
Philly Youth Vote has been around since 2016, when Thomas Quinn, a Mt. Airy resident and social studies teacher at Central High School, joined with others in the Caucus of Working Educators to … more
In January, the $3.3 million renovations on Maplewood Mall in Germantown were completed. The last remaining step is new public art to be installed in the plazas. more
Bundled in winter coats, hats and gloves, School District of Philadelphia teachers sat outside at tables with posters that said, “Plans Not Fans,” “Only when it’s safe,” and “Not a fan of the plan.” more
February’s Board of Commissioner Workshop and Business meetings dealt with the regular business of the Township. more
Last Thursday evening, Feb. 11, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee (CHCA LUPZC) met over Zoom in a special interim session to review the proposed … more
Meet TJ Spirito and Peter Humphreys. Both have attended Springside Chestnut Hill Academy since sixth grade and are now seniors. Together as part of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, they have built a business. more
Antoine and Samantha Joseph are investing everything they have and crowdsourcing help to renovate the Philadelphia Sunday Sun building into a black cultural space, as new residents flock to Mt. Airy. more
The CHCA Land Use Planning & Zoning Committee will conduct a public meeting via Zoom.com to review a variance appeal for an 8-townhouse development at the current location of O’Reilly Inc. … more
After serving 30 years as the president of Chestnut Hill College, Sister Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., will retire in June of 2022. more
A Zoom meeting for school children, meant to celebrate Black inventors, was hacked by an unknown person who subjected students and their families to a racist and sexual attack. more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley laid out the status of Philadelphia’s vaccination program as the city recovers from late January’s debacle with Philly Fighting COVID. more
The Philadelphia chapter of the American Association of Architects gave this year’s top Thomas Walter award to a West Oak Lane resident, Tiffany Millner, who mentors high school students. more
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