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Three zoning issues were presented. These were all initial presentations for DRC guidance, and no decisions were made. more
Medical professionals have used various strategies to stay mentally healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic. The past President of the Medical Staff and Chief of the Division of Gynecology at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Dr. Lynda Thomas-Mabine, emphasizes the importance of physician wellness. more
The adjusted guidelines are the result of studies that show vaccinated people are not only protected from getting sick but also from passing the virus to others. Philadelphia will require masks to be worn indoors for now, waiting until vaccination rates rise. more
As is usually the case, turnout in Northwest Philadelphia’s wards – the 9th and 22nd – was strong for Tuesday’s primary election, which saw incumbent District Attorney Larry … more
For many residents of Northwest Philadelphia facing eviction, Mt. Airy CDC has been indispensable. more
Amy Wilson, 35, the new executive director of the Friends of Chestnut Hill Library Board and manager of Hilltop Books, is an environmentalist, social justice advocate, cyclist and avid book reader. more
As usual, the Springfield Township Commissioners had a full array of agenda items to handle at their Workshop and Business meetings. more
More than 575 Springfield Township students age 12 and older were vaccinated against Covid-19 at a free clinic Thursday in partnership with Keystone Hospice.  Keystone’s Shane Kolt, Sr. … more
There are likely as many unreported efforts to prevent gun violence in our city as there are reported incidents of gun-related crimes. more
Mask requirement stays, for now. Some restrictions will be relaxed May 21: Density limits for retail, museums and libraries, and restaurants will be allowed to seat people a minimum of three feet apart, rather than six. more
Awbury Arboretum has received funding to restore its water gardens in order both to reduce the possibility of potentially fatal flooding along nearby Belfield Avenue and to resuscitate a beloved neighborhood amenity.   more
The contested development plans for a 34-unit apartment building next to Pleasant Playground in East Mt. Airy hinge on known pollution at the site and what will eventually be done with it. more
On Easter Sunday, 1996, a community in Southwest Philadelphia was surprised to find itself a destination for a caravan of large dump trucks. “Imagine you're sitting in your living … more
The LUPZ meeting May 6 reviewed several agenda items, but no decisions were made, pending input from other groups. more
“This epidemic wave that we are in now is clearly on the decline,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley on Tuesday. more
“The Lure of the Wissahickon Inn” details the inn’s transformation from a popular 19th century summer resort for urban-weary Philadelphians to its current role as the home of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s (SCH) Upper School. more
Last Sunday, Chestnut Hill was abuzz with activity for the Home and Garden Stroll, a version of the annual Home and Garden Festival adapted for the pandemic. Inspired by January’s Chestnut Hill … more
Neighbors of the proposed 34-unit apartment building at the corner of Pleasant Playground on Chew Avenue demonstrated Saturday in opposition to the project and to demand a more active role from city … more
A recent audit of the Post Office’s reliability for mail-in ballots in the November 2020 election found that ballots were given a high priority by postal workers. PA mailed 63,862 to voters on April 19, with applications still arriving. more
At the city’s COVID-19 press conference on Tuesday, Dr. Farley reported that daily case count averages have fallen along with test positivity rates. more
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