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The study is part of an overall master plan that is considering all existing conditions at the park, including zoning, flood plains, and the state of all its facilities. more
Tower Health announced Tuesday a letter of intent to sell Chestnut Hill Hospital and more than a dozen urgent care centers to Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic for an as-yet undetermined sum. The hospital … more
With better lighting, the hope is customers and residents will use the 6400 block of Germantown Avenue more freely and will be more likely to patronize new businesses.. Victorian lamps will improve pedestrian experience. more
The Quintessence Theatre Group received a $500,000 state grant for major repairs to the historic building. State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) presented the ceremonial check at a press conference at the theater September 8. more
On Sunday, September 26, Germantown Ave. will once again be closed to traffic from Rex to Willow Grove Aves. for the 36th annual festival. more
The most recent preliminary plans offered by MEH Investments for townhomes have been retracted due to lack of support and agreement about what the public would like to see at the property. more
Chestnut Hill Hospital received a $500,000 grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The bulk of the money will go into a $1 million project to replace the HVAC unit on the main building. more
The hallways are buzzing once again at the Springfield Township High School, as students settle in for a second week of in-person classes to start the 2021-22 school year. While the building is at … more
As of press time on Monday, the U.S. post office still had not delivered the Sept. 9 issue of this newspaper to our Chestnut Hill subscribers. Businesses all over Philadelphia that rely on the mail service to ship their goods report similar problems. more
Jean Bochnowski has joined Northwestern Stables as Executive Director. more
The Springfield Township Board of Commissioners acknowledged three individuals for their service to the Springfield Township at Wednesday’s monthly business meeting. Springfield Township Community Day celebration will take place on Sunday, Oct. 3, preceded by the Erdenheim Civic Association 5k Race and Fun run at 9 a.m. more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee meeting on September 9 was devoted to reviewing plans for a development of eight townhouses at 8201 Shawnee … more
East Mt. Airy is booming with development, but much is the kind locals don’t want. The kind that makes long time residents feel pushed out. more
UPDATE: We have reports the September 16 issue is being delivered on schedule. Home delivery of the September 9th editions of the Chestnut Hill Local and the Mt. Airy Local has been delayed by a yet undetermined problem in the bulk mail processing center in Philadelphia, though it has been delivered with the 9/16 issue in some areas. more
The Chestnut Hill Hospital is currently treating 15 patients for COVID-19. Friday morning, September 12, three of those patients were in the Intensive Care Unit. more
An analysis of police reports over the past year shows a steady rate of Thefts from Autos in the area. more
The new pre-school at Christ Ascension Church, 8300 Germantown Ave., will be a wholly separate entity from the child care facility there that shut its doors at the end of September, 2020. more
After an almost two-month search, the Chestnut Hill Local has named Carla Robinson as its new editor.  Robinson replaces Pete Mazzaccaro who resigned in June after 15 years in the … more
Flash flooding temporarily closed I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway)and sections of Lincoln and Kelly Drives until until Friday. Part of the Vine Street Expressway reopened Saturday. Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy escaped the most severe flooding. Manayunk did not. more
Over 1,000,000 Philadelphians have received at least one dose of the vaccine, a milestone announced by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health last week. In Northwest Philadelphia, data on the city’s website shows that for the 19118 zip code, 5,232 residents are fully vaccinated, while 4,574 residents have at least one dose. more
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