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Schuylkill Environmental Center calls off controversial plan to develop Boy Scout parcel. more
Crime Report The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from Aug. 29-Sept. 5. Last week’s report will appear in next week’s … more
Plans for adaptive reuse of the Germantown YWCA have stalled, nine months after the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority said it would seek a new developer. more
The calendar still says it’s summer, but you may have had to get out your rake to clear dried-up leaves from your lawn. Why does it look like fall already? more
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education announced two months ago that we were exploring the potential sale of 24 acres of land. more
Thank you for your article dated September 1 regarding local efforts to encourage the creation of a public bank for the City of Philadelphia. more
I read with great interest the article on using our public dollars for public good – in Haiti and Philadelphia. more
The Local is recruiting board members. more
“The opposite of getting is giving, and therein lies a secret to fulfillment." more
When Flo Messier became the supervisor of the mental health unit for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office in 2018, she told me it was her “dream job.” more
There is an old saying in publishing that you should “write what you know,” and Mt. Airy author and social science researcher Lynn Gregory is an exemplar of that maxim.  more
The Philadelphia Ceili Group’s 48th Annual Irish Traditional Music and Dance Festival this September 8, 9 & 10th is once again fostering and promoting traditional Irish arts and culture in … more
It's their year. Members of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy's Class of 2023 first began to appear on the varsity roster as eighth graders. Now they are seniors. more
While Mount St. Joseph Academy graduated five players at various positions from its 2021 volleyball team, the Magic performed well in an August 29 scrimmage. more
If Chestnut Hill’s original developers Henry Houston and George Woodward were alive today, they wouldn’t be building opulent estates with carriage houses. more
When Britt Reyes and her team were looking for a space to house the Philadelphia stop on their international exhibit showcasing the work of Banksy, they had plenty of choices. more
The season started so badly for the Chestnut Hill Thunder that the rules of baseball helped ease the embarrassment.   more
Half of all mail check theft in the entire state of Pennsylvania are stolen somewhere in Philadelphia – a city which accounts for just 12 percent of the total population. more
For 12 years, Allen "Zak" Zaklad, 80, has been leading free tai chi workouts several days a week for anyone who shows up at Ned Wolf Park in West Mt. Airy. more
Haitian Catholic priest and accountant the Rev. Joseph Philippe recently visited the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, hoping to add support to the establishment of a public bank. more
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