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Philadelphia has administered 131,185 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Thursday night. Of those doses, 98,593 were first doses, and 32,592 were second doses, according to data from the … more
Today, Chestnut Hill has only one inn -- our fine Chestnut Hill Hotel, built in 1894 and renovated a number of times since. That building replaced an older inn built back in 1772. In … more
Two Erdenheim natives who grew up as typical middle class pals but became mega-successful in business and earned doctorate degrees have launched a TV reality show, “Wolf PAC of Philadelphia.” more
The Black Doctors COVID Consortium (BDCC), a volunteer organization formed in April 2020 to assist with COVID-19 testing, is gearing up to add vaccine distribution. more
The house museum, Cliveden, hosted Mt. Airy author and activist Kimberly Kamara, Thursday Jan. 21, for a discussion that asked whether the site’s signature event should change in the context of urban gun violence. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy from Jan 18 through Jan. 24 Chestnut Hill Jan 19 Vehicle stolen from 7600 block of Crittenden St. A red Ford … more
Philadelphia residents who are in Phase 1B of the city’s vaccination distribution plan are now eligible to receive the vaccine. more
Stalled negotiations to develop the blighted lot at 6717 Chew Avenue, next to Pleasant Playground in East Mt. Airy, appear ready to re-start following a community meeting Jan. 18 where elected … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy from Jan 11 through Jan. 17 Mt. Airy --  Seven catalytic converters taken in Mt. Airy neighborhood. Seven Mt. … more
Two notable car jackings in Northwest Philadelphia have put residents on edge, but police say the two incidents are “outliers” and don’t represent a new crime pattern. Police said cars stolen when the owner has left it running and an increase in thefts of catalytic converters represent the real threat. more
At the outset of the monthly Business meeting, Board of Commissioners President Baird Standish read a statement on behalf of the Board concerning the violence at the Capitol that occurred on January 6.  more
Currently in Phase 1A, the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination, the city announced which residents will be eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1B and Phase 1C.   In Phase 1B, frontline … more
Indoor dining resumed in Philadelphia, Saturday January 16, as the city lifts a portion of the Safer at Home restrictions. Theaters can also reopen with a maximum occupancy of 10%. more
The tree collection is a small part of their grazing operation. more
Anyone who has ever applied for federal or state benefits programs knows that it can try one’s patience. Some tech-savvy individuals based in Philadelphia addressed this problem by creating Benefits Data Trust. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy from Jan 3 through Jan. 10. Chestnut Hill On January 5, an armed robbery of a vehicle took place on the 8000 … more
Neighbors of the former Blossom Philadelphia property, 102 E. Mermaid Lane, were concerned that the new owners were neglecting the buildings. Things improved last week when the Goldenberg Group responded. more
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley provided updates of the city’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout, acknowledging the obstacles to swifter vaccination of Philadelphia residents. more
Developers of a proposed 37-unit apartment building on Chew Avenue have delayed plans to present their case to the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustments as Eighth District City Councilperson, … more
Every year, the Local has made a tradition of republishing excerpts from a year’s worth of the most interesting stories. The year 2020, however, was different. It was really one long story with … more
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