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While finding parking along Germantown Avenue will always be difficult, it will soon be easier to walk the avenue in Mt. Airy.   more
Thursday, July 22, is the CHCA Annual Membership Meeting, in person, and the deadline for voting on new members of the board. more
The Allen’s Lane Bridge reopened on June 11. It closed back in May of 2019 due to the poor condition of the deck, superstructure, and substructure, blocking a major route from Lincoln Drive to Germantown Avenue. more
From July 6 to July 30, East Chestnut Hill Avenue is closed due to sewer work, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. more
After a pandemic hiatus, the free summer concert series returns to Pastorius Park on Wednesday,  July 14, with Andrew Lipke and the Azrael String Quartet at 7:30 pm. more
Working to support Chestnut Hill’s business community, the Chestnut Hill Business Association promotes Chestnut Hill as a commercial destination where members of the community as well as people from surrounding areas can visit, shop and dine. more
When restaurants suffered, so did their employees. more
The mask mandate was lifted in June as part of Philadelphia’s reopening, but there are still exceptions in place. more
Despite vast local oppositionand a plan that doesnot conform to existingzoning, the Philadelphia ZoningBoard of Adjustments voted June30 to approve a four-story apartmentbuilding at 6717 ChewAvenue, … more
In the suburban communities northwest of the city — Whitemarsh and Plymouth Townships and Conshohocken Borough, all part of the Colonial School District — a dialogue between citizens and … more
After more than six months of stalemate, neighbors and owners have reached an agreement on a design for 30 W. Highland Avenue. more
We recently reported on how tough it is to buy a home in the popular neighborhoods of Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy and surrounding areas.  Realty companies that own and manage rental properties relate similar challenges. more
After 15 years and more than 750 issues, Pete Mazzaccaro is stepping down as the Chestnut Hill Local’s editor. His last day is Friday, July 2. more
A variance request for subdividing the property at 540 W. Moreland was denied. A variance allowing an existing semi-detached cottage behind 215 E. Evergreen Avenue to be used as a long-term rental property was approved. more
Nae Nae’s Bake-o-Rama, a homemade eco-friendly bakery and delivery business was born. And 7-year-old Naomi Bloom has literally become an entrepreneur! more
      Despite widespread economic hardship in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, many of Mt. Airy’s local businesses have continued to stay afloat. This is in no … more
The first national Juneteenth holiday and the 15th year of the Johnson House commemoration in Germantown was last Saturday, June 19. more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association Design Review Committee meeting on June 15 covered two existing issues and heard preliminary reports on two newer variance requests. more
When the ice cream season returned in the spring, there was one shop that had been looking forward to reopening for a different reason than most. They weren’t planning to keep the money. The … more
A week after Philadelphia fully reopened, COVID-19 numbers continue to show a downward trend and nearly 1,000 hospitality businesses get a financial boost from the city. more
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