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With the continued rise of Covid-19 cases in Philadelphia, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley cautioned that further increases are anticipated as the city enters “a difficult, dangerous … more
Several break-ins linked to wider spread looting around the city resulted in a 9 p.m. curfew tonight, Oct. 28 and tomorrow, Oct. 29, as police acted to reassure local business owners and … more
The Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library plan to open a bookstore at 84 Bethlehem Pike.  The store will be a non-profit enterprise with all proceeds over and above … more
Residents and commuters will have to wait a little longer before E. Bells Mill Road is once again open to traffic. The Streets Department had originally closed the road in July with an intended … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Oct. 19 to Oct. 25 Oct. 19 Burglary on unit block of W. Abington Ave. A woman returned to her home in the … more
Daily case counts of Covid-19 are rising in Philadelphia, and while the growth is partially due to increased testing, health leaders are concerned.  “We may be entering a dangerous … more
Political junkies, this one's for you. John Kromer, West Mt. Airy resident and author of “Philadelphia Battlefields,” will discuss his book via Zoom, sponsored by Big Blue Marble … more
At their Workshop and Business meetings this month, the Springfield Township Commissioners received presentations on the progress of its Ready for 100 Plan and its efforts to improve community-police … more
A group of 40 seniors residing at Cathedral Village Retirement Community in Roxborough, ranging in age from their 70s through 100s, marched in support of the Biden-Harris ticket on Thursday … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Oct. 12 to Oct. 18  Oct. 14 Retail theft on 8500 block of Germantown Ave. A woman concealed approximately $90 worth of … more
After reviewing Governor Wolf’s new event size limits for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia announced its new limits which will be more restrictive than the Governor’s, due to the “unique … more
Now there really is a good reason to walk and stare at your phone! Enjoy a fun and educational jaunt down Germantown Avenue by linking your smartphone to a game that challenges users to spot … more
By Ned Bardnard Emilie and Peter Lapham and I clambered up a trail leading from Forbidden Drive to the Yellow Trail. We looked for old trees growing above Valley Green Inn. We saw a big old … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Oct. 5 to Oct. 11. Oct. 6 Theft from vehicle on the 8300 block of Stenton Ave. A woman told police she saw a man open … more
Germantown resident Karla Ballard, 49, who went to Houston Elementary School in Mt. Airy and graduated from Germantown Academy in 1990, has had careers in banking, the mobile app business and lofty … more
An ordinance proposing the elimination of toxic herbicide use on publicly owned land in Philadelphia is scheduled for a city council hearing on October 13. Bill #200425, titled Healthy Outdoor … more
Chestnut Hill college announced last week that it eliminated 12 staff positions and furloughed 21 other staffers among other personnel cuts. Those cuts included a 15% salary cuts to the college … more
Fighting breast cancer is nothing like it used to be. Gone are the days when all hope was lost early on or chemotherapy was the only course of care. Thanks to medical breakthroughs and the work … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Sep. 28 to Oct. 4 Sept. 28 Theft, 7900 block of Germantown Ave. A store owner reported that two people took her purse, … more
Someone threw rocks through a stain-glass window at Our Mother of Consolation, 9 E. Chestnut Hill Ave., doing more than $19,000 in damage in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 30. On the … more
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