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A huge thank you to everyone who contacted their council members asking for their support and especially to Councilmember Derek Green for championing the bill through the process.” more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from March 7 to 14. more
When Liz Sytsma opened the Wild Hand yarn shop in Mt. Airy, her goal wasn’t to serve only craftspeople and artisans. She planned to serve the entire community. more
A spokesperson for the City Controller’s office confirmed to the Local on Monday that an audit of the Germantown Special Services District that began in 2019 has been “referred to federal law enforcement.” more
Springfield Open Space is hoping for an ecological park at 4.7 acres Haws Lane property also known as Harston Woods. It is home to an old forest, one of few remaining in the township. more
COVID hit just as the industry was gaining steam, forcing new business owners to adapt in ways that industry experts say are likely to stick.  more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the one week period between Feb 28 and March 7. more
Richard Snowden, one of Chestnut Hill’s most prominent developers and a Local board member, is stepping down from his role at the newspaper. It’s not because he no longer wants the job. … more
To generations of Hillers, Benezet Street has been known affectionately as “Bassinet Street.” more
“Wait - you mean it’s over?” said one local resident. “I don’t know - it’s hard to know how to act about it now.” more
Neighbors say there’s not enough parking already. more
Before volunteers took over the John B. Kelly School library in Germantown, the room was a shell of what had been a vibrant learning center. The library was like many throughout the Philadelphia … more
Born in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv, Roman Strakovsky has family and friends now trapped there. He also speaks fluent Russian, is married to a Russian woman from St. Petersburg, and they are teaching their children to speak both languages.  more
If there was a listing in the dictionary of the phrase “Chestnut Hill volunteer” or the “Chestnut Hill Hall of Fame,” Mark Keintz's photo would be next to both. more
The Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award to the Friends of Pastorius Park for their ambitious plan to restore the plantings and vistas. more
SEPTA ridership has not returned to normal, and its Regional Rail system is hurting the most - something the agency hopes to address with a new master plan expected to be released later this year. more
Chestnut Hill College and neighbors, at odds over the Sugarloaf Campus construction project, are seeking solutions for flooding and erosion problems at Wissahickon Creek. more
The Mt. Airy Business Improvement District is working to create a better pedestrian experience along the neighborhood’s central business corridor. more
Chestnut Hill College announced yesterday its choice for its seventh president, Dr. William W. Latimer, Ph.D., M.P.H.  In a statement posted on the college website on Monday, the Sisters of … more
Mt. Airy CDC is pleased to welcome Philip Dawson as its new executive director, effective March 1st. more
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