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Last week's basketball action in the College summer league set the stage for the playoff quarterfinals. more
In a return to summer basketball league action, Germantown Academy had little trouble winning back-to-back games last Monday. more
Three Philadelphia-area men have been arrested and charged in connection with a scheme to steal checks from the U.S. Postal Service, fraudulently alter them and deposit more than $200,000 in personal … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from July 11-17.  Chestnut Hill July 10 Theft of auto parts. A complainant who parked his car … more
More than 100 five- to 15-year-olds from Mt. Airy to Willow Grove turned up at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy last week for the school’s 5th annual youth football camp. more
Springfield Township Commissioners Eddie Graham, Susanna Ratsavong, Michael Maxwell and Jonathan Cobb constituted a quorum for the July workshop and business meetings in the absence of Commissioners … more
An overwhelming majority of Chestnut Hill residents dislike the color and the brightness of the neighborhood’s new LED streetlights. more
Five more readers who experienced mail theft and bank fraud contacted the Local last week - one of whom said he only discovered the fraud because he had been following our coverage of the issue. more
Lots of people enjoy Wissahickon Park and visit it often, but James Charnock is probably more enthusiastic than any other user of the park that traverses parts of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy. more
After an effort to shower the Philadelphia Streets Department with complaints, residents of the 200 block of West Highland Avenue got the glare of their new LED street lights cut in half. more
Two more readers of the Local who say they’ve had checks stolen from the mail have told the paper they suspect somebody from inside the United States Postal Service is involved. more
When developers Jon Thomas and Chris Murray first organized a meeting with people who live near their planned development project at 157 Carpenter Street - also known as Clifflawn - neighbors felt their voices were being heard.  more
In a bid to raise funds, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is looking for a conservation-minded buyer for 24 acres of wooded land across the street from its 340-acre main campus. more
Recent discussions about Chestnut Hill College’s ambitious plans for their expanded SugarLoaf Campus have led Our Town to look back at the history of that tract of land and its houses. more
Demolition on Clifflawn, a late 19th century building at 157 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy began June 14 - a year after preservation activists who scrambled to save it with a historic designation didn't … more
A woman finds a lump in her breast or gets a phone call after her mammogram. Instantly, her mind races to “Do I have breast cancer? more
"NBC Nightly News" reports on Good Samaritan barber in Germantown. more
People who live on Highland Avenue got an unpleasant surprise last week when the warm yellow glow of their street lights suddenly became a harsh white glare. more
Michael Daniels, a former constituent services representative for Cindy Bass, was one of 19 people charged with pandemic fraud by federal investigators on Wed. June 15. more
Two more Chestnut Hill Local readers have reached out to the paper to report instances of checks being stolen from the mail. more
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