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As the first COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the city this week, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley discussed vaccine trial findings and the city’s distribution plan. The Pfizer vaccine, … more
The holiday spirit is alive on the Avenue, and with just a week left until the festivities, there is no better time to finish your gift list than now. more
Philadelphia NOW, Pennsylvania NOW and the Philadelphia Commission for Women sponsored a well-attended virtual Town Hall on HB 40, which would establish a U.S. congressional commission to study and … more
Every Friday in December, shoppers are asked to use their holiday shopping to support the local community with “Shop Black Business Friday.” more
At their monthly Workshop meeting on Monday, December 7, all of the Township’s Commissioners signed a letter supporting Governor Wolf’s efforts to participate in RGGI, joining the first group of the Montgomery County municipalities to do so.  more
A sharp increase in daily case counts of coronavirus after Thanksgiving leads Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley to urge residents to continue to avoid indoor gatherings for the … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy from Dec. 6 to Dec. 13. Some reports are prior to the date range and were reported after the fact. Dec. 6 Domestic … more
Even for those who are not necessarily employed in essential services, such as grocery stores and hospitals, work must continue, albeit from a safe distance. more
Cecil Baker, the principal of architectural firm Cecil Baker + Partners, said in a phone interview last week he is happy with the progress of the firehouse, Engine 37, addition construction. more
West Mt. Airy Neighbors (WMAN) had plans for 2020. While this year has been different, adjustments have kept members busy. more
The Philadelphia Cricket Club has taken the image off of the entrance signs at its two club locations and announced a plan for the continued use of the logo only within club facilities. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy from Nov. 30 to Dec.6. Some reports are prior to the date range and were reported after the fact. Nov. 15 Burglary … more
Political junkies will most likely remember the name Bob O'Donnell, a Chestnut Hill resident (near Valley Green Inn) for the past 29 years. O'Donnell, 77, a long-time resident of Northwest Philly … more
Philadelphia NOW, Pennsylvania NOW, and the Philadelphia Commission for Women will sponsor a virtual Town Hall, “Moving Forward on Racial Equity” on December 6 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. … more
When the new health safeguards were introduced just before Thanksgiving, there was concern that all shopping would move online this holiday season. Stores have worked out strategies. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy from Nov. 23 to Nov. 29. Chestnut Hill  Nov. 23 Burglary on 100 block of W. Mermaid Lane. Security camera … more
A fundraiser is now on for desperately needed renovations and repairs of the Chestnut Hill Community Center, 8419 Germantown Avenue. This historically certified building has a long and rich history … more
Since 1981, Mount Airy Learning Tree (MALT) has used the “neighbors teaching neighbors” approach to tie the Mt. Airy community together.  Since most of this involves offline, hands-on experiences, they have decided to pause all programs until Fall 2021. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22. Some reports from earlier dates represent reports from earlier made … more
While the continued impact of Covid-19 has made headlines – both for its unchecked spread and the businesses forced to close in its wake – many are finding the now nine-month-old pandemic … more
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