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The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the two-week period from Dec. 13 to Dec. 20. Some dates earlier than the current period took place at that date and reported after the fact. more
The Friends group said its meeting was “hijacked” by Bass, who they say “incited physically-threatening behavior by unknown men who seemed to be there on Cindy’s behalf.”  more
This year, volunteers are hoping to raise enough funds to replace outdated and broken lights and missing signage around the Water Tower, and to refurbish the WWII War Memorial. more
In the wake of three attempted robberies along Germantown Avenue in the past month, two of which were successful, some business owners at both the top and bottom of the hill say they feel wary about … more
The complaint states that at least 25 minors were tricked into performing sex acts online, including some students at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. more
Covid’s Omicron variant is spreading rapidly throughout Philadelphia, pushing the number of people hospitalized with the virus from 368 to 949  in the space of four weeks. At Chestnut … more
As some of you may have read in last week’s edition of The Chestnut Hill Local, Chestnut Hill residents are about to be involved in a redistricting for future elections when it comes to our … more
Local businesses deserve a big thanks for keeping our community cohesive and economically viable during the pandemic. We urge our readers to continue to shop and dine locally throughout 2022. more
The community’s lack of patience and subsequent action to remove the developer on the project clashed with City Councilmember Cindy Bass’s view that KBK should still be given more time to develop the property. more
Kevin Keene, head of WMAN’s Neighborhood Transformation Committee, served as moderator. more
The new SugarLoaf Campus entrance meant temporarily clearing the hillside at Germantown and Hillcrest Avenues. But it's been carefully planned, with new landscaping and stormwater measures on the way. more
"Refuel at the Rec” Program provides free meals at 82 Recreation Centers during the School District’s winter break. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the two-week period between December 6 and 13, 2021. more
Saturday, December 11, two stores in Chestnut Hill were held up by a man who said he had a gun. No one was hurt in either incident and the man was not caught. Witnesses never saw a gun. more
A man in a white truck tried to approach a middle-grader after school. She knew to go into a store and get help. more
The City of Philadelphia announced on Monday morning that starting Jan. 3, 2022, any establishment in Philadelphia that sells food and/or drink for consumption onsite may only admit patrons who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  more
The city’s Civic Design Review board praised the architecture of Blake Development’s five story, 114-residential unit development proposal Dec. 7 and opted not to require its development team to come back for a second meeting. more
The student was charged with making terroristic threats after he told a fellow student that he was going to come to school and harm a teacher. more
Despite more than two decades of vacancy, a renewed interest in redeveloping Germantown Town Hall has emerged from at least one Germantown-born and raised developer, Anthony Fullard. more
About 40 residents turned out on December 6th for a lengthy Springfield Township Commissioners workshop meeting on the 4.7-acre site at 380-402 Haws Lane.  In other business, a group of youngsters and their parents are hoping to put a skateboard park at Laurel Beach Park in Wyndmoor.  And it looks like there won’t be a light installed at the busy intersection of Haws Lane and Church Road.  more
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