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The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) confirmed to the Local last week that it has a memorandum of understanding with West Powelton Development, owned by developer Anthony … more
The indictment doesn’t mention checks being stolen from the 19118 or 19119 zip codes. The indictment does cite outdoor mailboxes in Lansdowne, Folsom, Southwest Philadelphia and Ellicott City, Md., as the four locations where checks were stolen. more
Three observations regarding the news that a major commercial property owner is seeking to downsize its retail holdings. more
The news that Georgia will be investigating its legislators has put Georgia on my mind.  more
Philadelphia’s new bill sponsored by at-large City Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson to encourage tree canopy growth in Philadelphia is an important legislative work. more
A free COVID vaccination clinic for ages 5 and up is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Germantown Avenue headquarters of Essential Community Connections. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from July 25-31.  more
Residents of Germantown teamed up with police officers from the 14th Police District and its chaplaincy Thursday evening to stage a peace walk. more
Democratic legislators from across the state gathered at Chestnut Hill Hospital last week to discuss ongoing healthcare policy issues. more
Many people are often derisive of lawyers until they need one. more
In response to neighborhood outcry over the harsh glare of the city’s new street lights, City Councilmember Cindy Bass is arranging for a meeting. more
The CHCA Board of Directors unanimously voted to recommend the Woodmere Art Museum’s plans to obtain variances for St. Michael’s Hall. more
The virus is still here, I know, but after three years of abstinence from travel, we had to get out of town and away from the fuzz lining our walls. more
The late comic Rodney Dangerfield used to say, “I'm getting so old that I could not blow out all of the candles on my latest birthday cake. The heat drove me back.” more
Three local authors, one from Chestnut Hill and two from Mt. Airy, will discuss their books at a signing event on Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m., at Hilltop Books, 84 Bethlehem Pike. more
Residents of Northwest Philadelphia and beyond attended a meeting held by the Northwest Traffic Calming Committee on Sunday afternoon. more
Representatives of Bowman Properties last week unveiled a plan that seeks to downsize, or in some cases eliminate, commercial space in Chestnut Hill in an effort to combat retail vacancies. more
Three more readers of the Local reached out to the paper last week to complain about checks they had mailed being stolen and washed. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from July 18 to July 25. more
Hillers were alarmed to find the mailbox out front of the Chestnut Hill Post Office unlocked and open last Tuesday morning, as pictured here. more
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