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Five more readers who experienced mail theft and bank fraud contacted the Local last week - one of whom said he only discovered the fraud because he had been following our coverage of the issue. more
After an effort to shower the Philadelphia Streets Department with complaints, residents of the 200 block of West Highland Avenue got the glare of their new LED street lights cut in half. more
Two more readers of the Local who say they’ve had checks stolen from the mail have told the paper they suspect somebody from inside the United States Postal Service is involved. more
When developers Jon Thomas and Chris Murray first organized a meeting with people who live near their planned development project at 157 Carpenter Street - also known as Clifflawn - neighbors felt their voices were being heard.  more
In a bid to raise funds, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is looking for a conservation-minded buyer for 24 acres of wooded land across the street from its 340-acre main campus. more
Demolition on Clifflawn, a late 19th century building at 157 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy began June 14 - a year after preservation activists who scrambled to save it with a historic designation didn't … more
People who live on Highland Avenue got an unpleasant surprise last week when the warm yellow glow of their street lights suddenly became a harsh white glare. more
Michael Daniels, a former constituent services representative for Cindy Bass, was one of 19 people charged with pandemic fraud by federal investigators on Wed. June 15. more
Two more Chestnut Hill Local readers have reached out to the paper to report instances of checks being stolen from the mail. more
Councilmember Cindy Bass scored a big win in her standoff with Mayor Jim Kenney last week when she secured $10 million in additional funding for parks and recreation centers. more
About 1,000 abortion-rights advocates gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall and in the courtyard of the Municipal Services Building Friday evening to protest the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. more
When 21-year-old Dia Lee was struck and killed by a speeding Tesla in Germantown last week, many residents of Northwest Philadelphia were shocked, but not surprised. more
On Thursday, June 23, 2022, voting for seven board seats and proposed changes to the CHCA bylaws ended. Verifying and counting the votes was completed on Friday, June 24th at 3:30pm. more
When the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners accepted the resignation of deputy tax collector Bonny Davis in April, it marked the completion of a 13-year tenure that ended in controversy. more
A Chestnut Hill couple who say they had $40,000 mysteriously disappear from their Wells Fargo savings account allegedly were victims of bank fraud. more
When it became clear that Kenney’s “Rebuild” initiative didn’t intend to split spending equally among city council’s 10 districts and that hers would be getting $31 million while some others would get closer to $60 million, Bass raised complaints. more
Demolition of 30 W. Highland Ave. got underway last week, marking the start of construction for a controversial condominium project that sparked endless neighborhood debate over the nature of development, what historic preservation really means and just what new housing in Chestnut Hill should look like. more
Pennsylvania Labor and Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited The Night Kitchen Bakery & Cafe in Chestnut Hill June 9 to promote raising of the state’s minimum wage, which is currently at the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. The wage hasn’t been raised since 2009.  more
Another Chestnut Hill resident has been left reeling after having at least one check stolen after mailing it inside the Chestnut Hill post office on Germantown Avenue. more
Bass’s victory came on the heels of a Friday court ruling that ordered her to allow Cain and three other committeepeople who had challenged her control over the ward to participate in ward meetings.  more
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