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Last month Alexandra Hunt, a public health researcher and grassroots organizer from Roxborough who previously lived in Germantown and East Falls, officially launched her campaign for … more
At the February meeting of the Springfield Township Historical Commission, the commissioners shared their recent accomplishment; it was the first step toward their mission to retain the historic character of their township. more
G-town started in 2006 as a livestream. In 2018 they obtained a low-power license to also broadcast at 92.9 FM, Wednesday through Sunday, over what they consider their target audience in Northwest Philadelphia more
The FEMA-run vaccination site at the Pennsylvania Convention Center opened on Wednesday this week, vaccinating 5,600 people on opening day and 6,125 people on Thursday. The site, which is managed … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period between March 1 – March 7. … more
Philadelphia was experiencing a housing crisis before COVID arrived. The Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) has been meeting the needs of the community with its holistic model since the start of the pandemic. more
Philly Office Retail handles the leases for three regional rail stations. Ken Weinstein and his partners are looking into eight more. more
SEPTA announced last week that it would resume limited, weekday-only service on its Chestnut Hill West Line. That line has been closed last year when initial stay-at-home orders closed nearly all … more
By the last quarter of 2019, common wisdom held that real estate in Philadelphia was about to peak. By February 2021, home prices were up by 12% over the previous year. more
The use of telehealth in palliative care at Chestnut Hill Hospital has exploded over the past 10 months, according to B. Brent Simmons, MD., Chief of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at the hospital and Director of the Drexel University/Tower Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. more
Case rates of the coronavirus continue to fall in Philadelphia and vaccination rates gradually rise, as the city works out how to expand sites and get the vaccine to more people. “The doses … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period between Feb. 22– Feb. 28 On Monday, Feb. 22, a man tells police he witnessed someone ransack … more
Guns have blazed on the grounds of Cliveden for the past 45 years in the reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, but this year things may be different. more
In a recent commentary for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), they wrote that “suggesting that same-sex couples are unsuitable to care for children is not just hurtful to us, but it reinforces the worst ideas that many LGBTQ young people have about themselves — that they have less worth than other people.” more
A petition to restore service on the Chestnut Hill West drew local attention to the 5th Square PAC, but the local organization’s main focus is a complete redesign of Philadelphia’s entire public transit system. more
The Commodore opened in October (with a “soft” opening). more
Mark Carver was Manager of Copy Services at the Staples in Chestnut Hill for nine years. On January 21, his position was eliminated. It was the day after he turned 56. more
On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee heard from the developers of an apartment building at 10 Bethlehem Pike, and addressed concerns surrounding plans for a Mexican restaurant at 8612 Germantown Avenue. more
Last Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee (CHCA DRC) voted over Zoom to form an ad-hoc committee to resolve design questions around … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period between Feb. 15– Feb. 21 Chestnut Hill Feb. 15 Theft from vehicle, unit block of Tohopeka … more
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