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In response to residents’ complaints about loud popping sounds of pickleballers swatting plastic balls, the city closed three of the center’s six pickleball courts for the winter. more
Carla Cain, the committeeperson suing Bass, says in the lawsuit that Bass improperly removed her as the designated primary contact for the 22nd Ward Democratic Committee RCO, a registered community organization she created in 2019. more
Covenant Toastmasters, which meets on the campus of the New Covenant Church in Mt. Airy, teaches public speaking and leadership skills to anyone who signs up. more
Saget, star of the two long-running TV shows “Full House” and “America's Funniest Home Videos.” was a 1975 graduate of Abington High School.  more
On Dec. 19, SEPTA quietly inched the Chestnut Hill West line even closer to its pre-pandemic schedule, adding early evening service, midday service and weekend service. more
The Palmers, who will be teaching an in-person class for Mt. Airy Learning Tree on Feb. 10 entitled “Shaken, Stirred and Strained: Gin 101,” are the co-owners of Palmer Distilling Company, a small craft distillery at 376 Shurs Lane in Manayunk. more
There is another William Morris. He was not a movie star or singer. more
Now, neighbors say, they’re upset by a letter they just received from an inspection company hired by the contractor, asking for permission to come and take a look at their properties. more
Participating shops include Sara Campbell, Bohemian Pink, J.McLaughlin, Jonesy’s Accessories and TC Unlimited, all of which will be offering high quality merchandise within the reach of every budget. more
In Woke Racism, McWhorter takes on quite a few sacred cows, including affirmative action. Needless to say, all of this makes McWhorter a bit of a lightning rod on social media, where he gets pilloried by some and praised by others.  more
The Chestnut Hill Business Association is bringing back one of its favorite annual events, Chestnut Hill On Ice. The two-day event will take place along Germantown Avenue between Rex and Willow Grove Avenues on Friday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 30, from noon to 5 p.m. more
The Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players will field an ensemble of flute, two violins, two violas, cello, lute and harpsichord. more
According to its current owner, John Mascaro, the property - which lies between the campus of the New Covenant Church of Philadelphia and the now defunct rail line that crosses over Germantown Avenue - sold for $1.8 million.  more
Both Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy experienced some unusual crime this week, with an overnight burglary at Baker Street Bread and El Poquito Sunday that left the contents of a broken cash register … more
Ringing in the New Year, the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners welcomed its new Board President, Commissioner Eddie Graham, and new Ward 2 Commissioner Susanna Ratsavong, and commended … more
The letter comes in the wake of a dispute between Bass and a group of neighborhood activists who call themselves The Friends for the Restoration of the Germantown YWCA over the future of that building and what developer the PRA should grant the rights to develop it to. more
And the damage is not limited to forested areas on city-owned land. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the two-week period from Dec 27 to Jan 9. Some dates earlier than the current period took place at that date and … more
The proposed map has also raised the eyebrows of many Chestnut Hillers, more than 300 of which have signed a petition to keep Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy intact.  more
The financially ailing Berks County-based health system has been trying to sell the local community hospital since the fall of 2020. more
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