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Seth Anderson-Oberman, a challenger to incumbent 8th District Councilperson Cindy Bass, formally announced his campaign in Mt. Airy. more
Chestnut Hill, a neighborhood known as an enclave for the privileged, was a refuge for Rudy Miles at what some might call an unexpected time. more
Chestnut Hill resident and entrepreneurial success story Judee von Seldeneck has pledged a $10,000 donation to the Chestnut Hill Community Association. more
A scrappy group of young preservationists has reached an agreement to buy and start restoring Lynnewood Hall, the 110-room Gilded Age mansion in Elkins Park. more
A bulldozer showed up in the yard of a historic Chestnut Hill residence last week, alarming preservationists as well as neighbors. more
It’s a Philly thing. Those four words are all around town these days. Printed on T-shirts, sweatshirts, flags and banners, the phrase coincides with the Eagles' run to Super Bowl LVII. more
When Marilyn Kraut returned home from walking her dog Thursday afternoon she noticed an unfamiliar sight on her front steps – two flyers promoting white supremacy. more
Anyone nostalgic for those bone-chilling winters of yesteryear just might get a taste of the good old days at this year’s annual Chestnut Hill on Ice. more
Springfield Township’s Board of Commissioners voted 5-2 to ban employees from displaying the flag on township property while on duty. It also bans off-duty display if they’re wearing a township work uniform.  more
State Rep. Chris Rabb raised eyebrows last month when he circulated an email highlighting his support for the likely candidacy of union organizer Seth Anderson-Oberman. more
Ingrid Shepard, who was hand-picked by City Councilwoman Cindy Bass to serve as president and treasurer for the now shuttered Germantown Special Services District, was sentenced to four years of probation. more
Joe Pie, husband of McNally’s Tavern co-owner Anne McNally, was hard at work on Friday deconstructing the restaurant’s popular streetery. more
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
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