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“To be efficient, we’re going to clear the tenants out and completely renovate the interior and the exterior,” Cooley said. more
St. Paul's and St. Martin's Episcopal Churches joined the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill to organize a Prayer Vigil for Peace in Ukraine on Sunday evening, March 27th. About 100 people gathered … more
A police investigation was launched in the aftermath of the findings, which has led to arrest warrants for two people living outside the state. more
"I was really motivated by the power of community radio to reach local diverse groups with underrepresented sounds and ideas," Bear, a Roslyn native, told me a decade ago. "The major radio stations were owned by big corporations that do not want to take chances or rock the boat. It is all about money.” more
For the 21st consecutive year, the volunteers and small staff of the Chestnut Hill Garden District Fund are sprinting toward their Annual Spring Planting. more
This eclectic, week-long performance festival will feature seven shows from risk-taking, independent artists that run the gamut from contemporary circus, erotic, burlesque and clown performances. more
This year, Ramadan, Passover, and Easter, along with celebrations by Buddhists, Jain, Sikh and Hindu families will happen in April - falling within weeks and sometimes days of each other - and in some cases, on the same day. more
After furiously fundraising more than $7 million in roughly six months, Woodmere will soon be able to double its gallery spaces with the purchase of St. Michael’s Hall, a Victorian mansion located just steps from the museum's main campus. more
With this pedigree, Traub, now 80, could have taken a high-profile job in architecture in New York, London or virtually anywhere else in the Western world, but he chose to stay in Philadelphia.  more
“I believe people in this area really do want to support our local artists,” Masterman said last week, “and I feel like we are just scratching the surface so far." more
Despite his lofty pedigree as a member of the first family of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, George Woodward III was a soft-spoken, modest gentleman whose lifestyle was proudly pedestrian. more
Captain Austin Fraser spoke with the Local about his 26-year history with the Philadelphia Police Department, what it's like to be a police officer in a time when trust in police is decreasing and how the city’s homicide problem is affecting its ability to combat crime.  more
Neighbors of the former Presbyterian church building on the corner of Germantown and Mt. Pleasant Avenues voted Thursday to approve the Lantern Theater Company’s proposed tenancy - with the stipulation that it never be used for a strip club.  more
The city is limiting hours for Chestnut Hill's popular pickleball courts due to noise complaints while some neighbors consider a lawsuit. more
Some neighbors have complained about the look of the fabricated stone wall the college is beginning to install as part of its landscaping, as well as plans that call for wide swaths of grass.  more
Floyd will be performing “From Gospel to Jazz,” a concert about the impact of the Black experience on American music, at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 27, in the Epiphany Chapel at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH). more
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
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