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As a citizen of Philadelphia and a Philadelphia public school student, I value our state representatives and what they do to affect our daily lives. What I am writing to you about today is the impact that my state representative, Stephen Kinsey from district 201, has made and what he can do better. more
That magical time from Thanksgiving to Black Friday to Shop Local Saturday to Cyber Monday to Giving Tuesday. more
On Saturday evening, November 13, a fire broke out at a West Mount Airy home on Mt Airy Avenue. We who live nearby are heartbroken by this tragic event that gutted the home and killed two of its … more
Jim Lee, Springfield Township Commissioner for Ward 3, provides some additional thoughts and context as there continues to be a lot of dialogue being shared by neighbors and various interested parties about Haws Lane. more
Rep. Chris Rabb received three, very well written and researched letters from high schoolers in his district. Their teacher gave them an assignment to contact one of their elected representatives about one or more issues they cared about. more
I implore Representative Rabb to take further action on the memorandums that he delivered in the past month, specifically regarding those that want to ban Native American mascots in schools and … more
My name is Mikaela Finlay and I am a student in the School District of Philadelphia. I am writing to suggest that Representative Chris Rabb sponsor a bill that would institute protections for transgender students at a state-wide level. more
Representative Rabb has done a great job in representing the 200th legislative district. I am writing this today to urge him to prioritize passing legislation that increases equity in public school funding. more
6753 Germantown Avenue got a big facelift Nov. 5, with contrasting colors bringing out its inherent beauty as a Victorian style building with the many details for which that style is … more
This Thanksgiving will be different for many of us. For some, it will be the first time since the pandemic started that they will be setting the table for relatives coming from afar. more
I agree 100% with the article in the “From our Readers” section of the November 18th issue of the Local, regarding Germantown Avenue vacancies. more
Shopping season has arrived. The Avenue has plenty to offer. Including free parking on Wednesdays through December. more
A recent Local Article suggests a solution to the vacancy issue on Germantown Avenue in lower Chestnut Hill. In the article John Landis suggests that allowing greater flexibility in converting … more
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is honoring Mindy Maslin, founder and director of the Tree Tenders program at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with the Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award on Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. more
Every year I look forward to the World Series. As a kid I remember rushing home from school to catch the last innings of the games, (all were played in the daytime) and listening on my transistor … more
The recent transfer of the Saint Mary-by-the-Sea property in Cape May Point was welcome news to those of us who are concerned about climate change. more
On October 28, just two weeks ago, Woodmere purchased Saint Michael’s Hall.  On behalf of everyone involved on both sides of the transaction, including the Sisters of Saint Joseph and Woodmere’s Board of Trustees, I extend deepest thanks to the many organizations and individuals who assisted, helped strategize, and made philanthropic gifts to make this purchase possible. more
Since April, Friends of Pastorius Park (FoPP) volunteers have tirelessly cleared invasive plants, weeded, slung mulch, established new planting beds, and planted new native shrubs in the pilot  restoration location at the Roanoke Street and West Abington Avenue entrance to the park. more
I am writing in response to the Local's coverage on breast cancer, and the seemingly unqualified endorsement through the articles that getting a mammography is a "no-brainer."  As a holistic health care provider of more than 20 years, I respectfully disagree. more
Must be leafblower season more
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