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If you think you’ve been seeing a lot of “Save Harston Woods” yard signs in Springfield Township that’s because nearly 200 have been sold by the Friends of Harston Woods (FHW), a grassroots organization trying to save one of the few remaining open spaces in the township.   more
The COVID pandemic may have resulted in some of the most stressful, isolated moments in many of our lives, but it was good for at least one thing. It brought us the city’s favorite brass band, Snacktime, which is scheduled to play the second concert in this year’s Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Pastorius Park summer concert series on June 22 at 7:30 p.m. more
This weekend brings a variety of opportunities to celebrate Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day and Black Independence Day.  more
Residents have had longtime issues with the neighborhood’s only post office. They say mail has been lost, stolen, and incorrectly or slowly delivered. more
Demolition of 30 W. Highland Ave. got underway last week, marking the start of construction for a controversial condominium project that sparked endless neighborhood debate over the nature of development, what historic preservation really means and just what new housing in Chestnut Hill should look like. more
Pennsylvania Labor and Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited The Night Kitchen Bakery & Cafe in Chestnut Hill June 9 to promote raising of the state’s minimum wage, which is currently at the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. The wage hasn’t been raised since 2009.  more
Another Chestnut Hill resident approached the Local last week alleging that a check he mailed on behalf of his business was stolen from the outdoor USPS mailbox at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Gravers Lane. more
Mt. Airy Day, the annual festival celebrating the Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood, has been cancelled because of weather forecasts predicting rain and thunderstorms this weekend. more
Nicolas Troyano is on a mission to remove the invasive ivy that is strangling so many huge trees in Chestnut Hill. more
It is not hard to find studies proving the value of wearing proper masks properly. more
While I wholeheartedly agree that popular media is incentivized to distract the public from the real problems facing our nation and our world, I must say that I chuckled at Lisante’s point of view.  more
Another Chestnut Hill resident has been left reeling after having at least one check stolen after mailing it inside the Chestnut Hill post office on Germantown Avenue. more
Jeannine Mermet, a multi-talented, strong, self-reliant businesswomen and professional singer and dancer long before the word “feminism” was commonly used, died at the age of 93 on May 17, surrounded by her loving family.  more
Uterine fibroids, muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus, are the most common tumors in women, affecting 70% of white women and 90% of Black women by the age of 50.  more
The owners of Earth, Bread + Brewery will be closing the once-beehive-busy brewpub on July 1, just before its 14th anniversary.  more
Almost a year and a half after announcing his departure, Head of School Stephen L. Druggan is stepping down from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy to become the Superintendent of the American School of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.  more
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy celebrated the 10th anniversary of its distinctive program for teaching entrepreneurship this year with the announcement of a $3 million gift from former board chair Dick Hayne. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from May 16 to June 6.  more
Bass’s victory came on the heels of a Friday court ruling that ordered her to allow Cain and three other committeepeople who had challenged her control over the ward to participate in ward meetings.  more
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