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An employee of City Councilperson Cindy Bass is on administrative leave after the Local inquired about the employee’s recent criminal past. The employee, Marcia Willis, pleaded guilty in … more
Chestnut Hill College (CHC) announced in late January that it has named LaKeisha Thorpe, Ph.D., 41, as its new Officer for Diversity & Inclusion, effective Feb. 8. more
Philly Youth Vote has been around since 2016, when Thomas Quinn, a Mt. Airy resident and social studies teacher at Central High School, joined with others in the Caucus of Working Educators to … more
In January, the $3.3 million renovations on Maplewood Mall in Germantown were completed. The last remaining step is new public art to be installed in the plazas. more
Bundled in winter coats, hats and gloves, School District of Philadelphia teachers sat outside at tables with posters that said, “Plans Not Fans,” “Only when it’s safe,” and “Not a fan of the plan.” more
February’s Board of Commissioner Workshop and Business meetings dealt with the regular business of the Township. more
Last Thursday evening, Feb. 11, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee (CHCA LUPZC) met over Zoom in a special interim session to review the proposed … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period between Feb. 9 – Feb. 14 Chestnut Hill Feb. 13 Theft from vehicle on unit block of W. … more
Meet TJ Spirito and Peter Humphreys. Both have attended Springside Chestnut Hill Academy since sixth grade and are now seniors. Together as part of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, they have built a business. more
Antoine and Samantha Joseph are investing everything they have and crowdsourcing help to renovate the Philadelphia Sunday Sun building into a black cultural space, as new residents flock to Mt. Airy. more
The CHCA Land Use Planning & Zoning Committee will conduct a public meeting via Zoom.com to review a variance appeal for an 8-townhouse development at the current location of O’Reilly Inc. more
After serving 30 years as the president of Chestnut Hill College, Sister Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., will retire in June of 2022. more
 Because of last week’s snowstorm, we were unable to get the Part One reports from the police department on which we base our weekly crime report. The following crime report is for … more
A Zoom meeting for school children, meant to celebrate Black inventors, was hacked by an unknown person who subjected students and their families to a racist and sexual attack. more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley laid out the status of Philadelphia’s vaccination program as the city recovers from late January’s debacle with Philly Fighting COVID. more
The Philadelphia chapter of the American Association of Architects gave this year’s top Thomas Walter award to a West Oak Lane resident, Tiffany Millner, who mentors high school students. more
In the “bluest” neighborhood of Pennsylvania, Mt. Airy, a group of cultural creatives collaborated on a project in the new year known as the “Blue Wall” mural, an art installation composed of donated community Biden-Harris campaign signs. more
A three-year strategic plan was expected to end in 2020, but COVID restrictions resulted in an extension into 2021. more
The Chestnut Hill West regional rail line will return March 7 with restricted service from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. more
Police warned residents to exercise caution as a pattern of robberies extended to include more than a dozen armed holdups this month in East Mt. Airy, Wadsworth, Chestnut Hill and the suburban … more
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