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The city Streets Department has begun testing two choices for the new LED streetlights that will be installed across the city and is now offering residents a chance to weigh in on their color. more
This year, unlike previous years, you will be able to help The Local address some immediate needs when you give to the CHCA Annual Appeal.  more
On the heels of an uninvited raccoon that caused damage to the drop ceiling last November, the Chestnut Hill Library is again having maintenance issues that force it to close for an indefinite period. more
Mt Airy’s 22nd ward wasn’t far behind, with a 62% turnout that put the neighborhood in third place, closely trailing Center City’s 15th ward, which had a turnout of 63%. South Philadelphia’s 2nd ward, where turnout was 61%, came in fourth and Roxborough’s 21st ward rounded out the top five wards with 59%. more
The Germantown Post Office is one of three Philadelphia post offices that are being audited. Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy post offices didn't make the list.  more
Voter turnout in Northwest Philadelphia appeared to be going steady as of press time on Tuesday, although numbers did not appear to be overwhelming.  more
John Fetterman’s 2022 Senate campaign spent the morning of election day eve outside of Rep. Dwight Evans’ West Oak Lane field office, chatting and taking pictures with supporters for … more
Annabel Wulfhart has two full-time jobs, but she only gets paid for one of them.  more
City and fire officials gathered in Chestnut Hill last week to cut the ribbon on a $10 million renovation and expansion of the Engine 37 firehouse on Highland Avenue. more
Cataldi, who co-hosts 94.1 WIP’s morning show from 5:30 to 10:30 a.m. weekday mornings and is retiring at the end of the year, may have picked a bad time to leave the sports radio business in Philadelphia. more
Meade Easby may have been a magnet for the supernatural. He was six at the time of his first encounter, playing with his brother outside the family mansion on Mermaid Lane.  more
Coming off the heels of the 2016 election of President Trump, the nation was a more polarized place than at any point in recent memory. more
When Amaiyah Ramsey heard the gunshots after the football scrimmage she attended at Roxborough High School, her first instinct was to run and hide.  more
Nina Ahmad, who was elected president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Organization for Women in January, will never take voting or freedom for granted. more
Northwest Philadelphia is one of three hotspots for mailed check theft in the city. more
A 22-year-old Germantown resident allegedly connected to a check stealing ring was arrested by Cheltenham Police in the early hours of Sept. 29. more
Ken Weinstein doesn’t like to use the word “stuck,” but for all intents and purposes, that’s the word for what’s up with the former Trolley Car Diner. more
For much of the city, last week’s shooting at Roxborough High School was an astonishing episode of violence in an area many Philadelphians believe to be a safe neighborhood. more
Philadelphia preservationists were alarmed to find the inbound passenger canopy for the former Fishers Station on SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail line demolished on July … more
Questions remain about whether ongoing construction at the site had been conducted with required city permits. more
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