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Three observations regarding the news that a major commercial property owner is seeking to downsize its retail holdings. more
The news that Georgia will be investigating its legislators has put Georgia on my mind.  more
Philadelphia’s new bill sponsored by at-large City Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson to encourage tree canopy growth in Philadelphia is an important legislative work. more
MJ Fischer’s untimely passing leaves a significant void in our community. more
Not only do bright lights bother people, they harm insects. more
The Local is recruiting board members. If you have an interest in local journalism, experience in law, finance, marketing, development, strategy or media, and would like to learn more about possibly … more
I am a regular SEPTA rider and know changes are coming very soon to public transportation in Philadelphia.  more
Late last month, a young person was struck and killed by a speeding driver along Germantown Avenue near Uncle Bobbie’s, a popular neighborhood coffee and book shop. more
“Members of the Schuylkill Center are part of a special community of nature and wildlife champions whose generous support furthers our mission." more
True confessions, we were a few days late paying our June estimated quarterly taxes more
The story about reckless driving, and the recent AP story about traffic deaths really missed the mark. more
In a meeting held over Zoom on Thursday, June 30, leadership from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE) unveiled their plan to sell off 24 acres of donated forested land. more
I enjoyed reading Pat Cove’s article about the importance of preserving interiors of historic buildings to not only understand the architecture of the past, but how people lived and thought. more
At the age of 67, I just did something I’d never done before. I used the Heimlich Maneuver on somebody. more
Depending on whether you read your Local online or in print, you may or may not be aware that we recently launched a new, more robust events calendar on chestnuthilllocal.com.  more
There is a connection between the trampling of democratic traditions during the January 6 insurrection and the violation of democratic rights that occurred in some of the June 6 Philadelphia ward leader elections.  more
The conservative members of the Supreme Court have done what they suggested they would never do during their confirmation hearings: they reversed the Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. more
Every so often I come across a feature or see a documentary with the topic about the importance of an original, intact, historic building interior.  more
Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, closed out its 20th anniversary season with a concert that is now available online through July 19. more
Nancy Hubby and I had an ambitious dream: to nominate the community of Chestnut Hill to become a large Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. more
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