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President George Washington had a “summer White House” on Germantown Avenue. What would he make of a five-story, 148-unit apartment building across the street? more
For people who live in Germantown and are regular riders of the Route 23 SEPTA bus, the shooting of a passenger Wednesday, May 24, came as a shock, but not a surprise. more
The two-month-long street closure of the block of Highland Avenue that runs by Kilian’s Hardware store may finally be coming to an end. more
The Chestnut Hill Local was selected along with 15 other news organizations from across the United States and Canada. more
Northwest Philadelphia residents Cherelle Parker and Nina Ahmad won their primary races for mayor and city council at large. more
Bass won the race despite being beaten overwhelmingly in Chestnut Hill’s 9th ward, which had the highest turnout in the city. more
As midnight approached, Bass' lead would be cut to just two percentage points, re-energizing the now-thinned-out crowd at Seth Anderson-Oberman's campaign event. more
“First, I want to say thank you to everyone who helped me get here,” Ahmad told the Local. more
Normally, even the most popular mayors have opponents. But no one ever uttered a hint of criticism about Wally. more
Walking along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill you can easily miss it, somehow. more
Voting day arrived on Tuesday, ending a hard-fought Democratic primary campaign for Philadelphia’s 8th district council seat. For more coverage, visit chestnuthilllocal.com. more
“If I was going to be in a band,” Noah Weinstein told the Local from a studio in Huntsville, Alabama, “I wanted it to be a band that was going to go somewhere.” more
Like the first debate, the second, which was held jointly by Germantown Community Radio and Center in the Park, had its fair share of highlights that portrayed the differences between Bass and Anderson-Oberman, who, if elected, would serve in office for the first time. The Local was present and rounded up a few of the highlights. more
Campaign season in the 8th Councilmanic District will end Tuesday when voters decide whether to retain incumbent Councilmember Cindy Bass or elect her challenger, Seth Anderson-Oberman. more
This year’s annual Home and Garden Festival was a blooming success, drawing 12,000 to 15,000 visitors to Chestnut Hill’s Germantown Avenue on Sunday. more
About 100 Germantown neighbors turned out in force to express unanimous opposition to a proposed five-story, 148-unit project at 42-68 Church Lane. more
Last Wednesday evening’s debate for May 16th’s 8th District Councilmanic primary election featured three-term incumbent Cindy Bass and her challenger, Seth Anderson-Oberman. more
Mt. Airy residents are on track to soon see the construction of eight newly improved crosswalks along Germantown Avenue beginning in the fall of next year. more
The Springfield Township Zoning Hearing Board is scheduled Monday to hear a homeowner’s appeal of a January zoning violation for operating a business inside a residential district. more
It was one the most endearing sounds one can hear: children’s laughter. And it was hard to believe that three years earlier, it wasn’t there at all. more
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