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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
City Councilmember Cindy Bass committed to contributing capital funding to move pickleball courts from the Water Tower Recreation Center during a Monday night meeting and said that her office would work to create more pickleball courts across the 8th Councilmanic District. more
June 15 will mark the end of the city’s piloting period for new hours, which started in March. more
Homeowners in the Northwest are grappling with the potential impact of increases as high as 30 to 40 percent - and in some cases even more. more
The grant comes on the heels of another $10 million grant the Maguire Foundation gave to the Woodmere Art Museum in late April to help renovate St. Michael’s Hall.  more
State Sen. Art Haywood helped secure the $750,000 grant, a significant step toward the theatre group's ultimate goal of buying and restoring the entire building. more
The charging document alleges that President and Treasurer Ingrid Shepard “regularly used her position to unlawfully access” the district's bank account, and transfering funds into her own personal account as well as the accounts of two nonprofits that she founded.  more
EMAN says residents were getting outnumbered on zoning votes by people who don’t live on their side of Germantown Avenue.  more
The Co-op has signed a lease for 328 W Chelten Avenue at the corner of Chelten Avenue and Morris Street, in the section of the neighborhood known as West Chelten. It expects to open the new store next summer. more
Running in this year’s Democratic primary are six-term incumbent Pam DeLissio, who for the past 12 years has served Roxborough and parts of Montgomery County, and Tarik Khan, a nurse who made a name for himself getting more than 500 Philadelphians vaccinated during the pandemic. more
Thornburgh recounted an experience he had five years ago when voting in a primary election at the Chestnut Hill Library, where he saw a mother with two young children ask two poll workers how she, as a registered independent, can vote in the primary election. more
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