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Dogs running off leash at Pastorius Park have long been a source of complaint. But the practice is sparking new controversy as neighbors debate the possibility of a dog run. more
There were plenty of smiles at Chestnut Hill Hospital last Tuesday when the 120-year-old community institution marked the completion of its sale to a three-partner consortium. more
If you’re looking to dispose of your Christmas tree this January, you could simply put it on the curb in front of your house. But there are alternatives. more
This past year was packed with news for Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities. We looked back over the issues of 2022 and chose stories that stood out as most important. more
At first, the tree was carried up the winding steps inside the home of Richard Snowden to the platform that serves as the developer’s terrace. Today it's an annual, and bigger, tradition. more
Due to equipment problems at our printing plant last night, the print edition of the December 22, 2022 editions of the Chestnut Hill Local and Mt. Airy Local will be delayed this week.  The … more
The Crefeld School has purchased the Greylock estate’s original gatehouse at 8835 Crefeld St. for $1.2 million in a private sale, giving it direct access to the Wissahickon. more
A federal judge ruled last week that City Councilmember Cindy Bass did not violate the civil rights of committee person Carla Cain when she acted to remove Cain from a registered community organization. more
Wendy Feldman, owner of Spa Elysium on Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, was shot and killed last night in the parking lot behind her business in what police are reporting as a domestic murder suicide. more
After two unsuccessful runs for statewide offices in 2018 and 2020, for lieutenant governor and auditor general, respectively, Mt. Airy resident Nina Ahmad has shifted her sights to city politics. more
The Chestnut Hill Library, which has been closed to the public since mid-November when the ceiling collapsed and the building’s boiler stopped working, may not be open again for quite some time. more
The CHCA, founded in 1948, will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2023 and our Annual Appeal is more ambitious and exciting than ever this year. more
Councilmember Cindy Bass introduced legislation in City Council on Thursday that would combat the theft of catalytic converters. more
When the Lantern Theater announced that it would be coming to Mt. Airy’s former Presbyterian Church at the corner of Germantown and Mt. Pleasant avenues, there was at least one issue it didn’t see coming. more
In last week’s Chestnut Hill Local, I wrote about the financial state of the paper. 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
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
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