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For Mt. Airy resident Marina Batt, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a deadly threat to family members. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the one week period between Feb 21 and 27. more
Folkshul, a Jewish Secular Humanist congregation based in Chestnut Hill, is presenting  Equitable Funding for Pennsylvania Schools, a panel discussion at 10:15 a.m., Feb. 27. It is free and open to the public, in person and via Zoom.  more
In the wake of last week’s article about checks going missing from USPS mailboxes and then later being forged for various amounts of money, several more residents and businesses say they’ve also been the victims of this kind of crime - including this newspaper. more
The building has been vacant since the city closed the high school back in 2013. more
Mt. Airy resident Mary Kalyna, a Ukrainian American activist, worries for her many friends and family members who are living in Ukraine. more
More than 235 local girls from third through eighth grade are taking part in the second annual Coast to Coast Challenge with Girls on the Run, which is currently running through Feb. 28. more
“I had never even met many of these families,” Buck, 89, said last week during an interview in his living room, “but they bring me fabulous meals and want to stay and talk. It was a real shock, and I am so appreciative of what they are doing that I wanted a wider audience to know how caring this small community is.” more
The westward facing windows were “so large that they started to bow on their own weight,” Meyer said. “The crumbling glazing and deteriorating mullions (wood pieces in panes of glass) let in harsh amounts of air and noise. Besides, it was clear that these windows were much too large to try to repair in place.” more
The Catholic school run by the Sisters of St. Joseph, located at the top of Chestnut Hill on Germantown Avenue, 30 percent of the 1,074 undergraduate students now enrolled identify as Black or African American. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the two-week period from Jan. 31 to Feb. 13. (This report includes last week’s incidents, as that report was … more
A crowd of community activists, faith leaders, residents and government officials gathered in West Mt. Airy Monday to celebrate the renaming of Allens Lane and the Allen Lane Train Station in honor … more
College president Sister Carol Jean Vale opened the meeting with a heartfelt apology for the way neighbors had been informed about the blasting.  more
From rowing along the remote, tree-covered Mekong Delta to walking the streets of downtown Saigon, Seif captured the spirit of Vietnam. more
“I asked my partner if we wrote a $7,500 check for anything,” Griffiths told The Local in a phone call while vacationing in Los Angeles. “We didn’t. So I was freaked out by that.” more
Legal issues aside, stakeholders in the 8th Councilmanic District have also questioned what the moratorium would mean for development in the community. more
When Martha Repman and Ralph Hirshorn began the first screening of Tuesday Nights at the Movies, a whole movement in cinema literacy was fostered by both of them, not only in Chestnut Hill, but in the greater Philadelphia region.  more
Barring any legal challenges that could change the map, Chestnut Hill’s current State Representative, Chris Rabb, will no longer represent the majority of Chestnut Hill once the map goes into affect. more
The Chestnut Hill Conservancy presented its Preservation Recognition Award to the Streets Department. more
Anne Krawitz, who runs AKA Bindery in West Mt. Airy, is one of only two independent studios left in the city that still bind books by hand. more
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