Established in 1958, the Chestnut Hill Local emerged as a community forum and since has become an award-winning, independent weekly newspaper serving the neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, in Northwest Philadelphia PA and the surrounding communities of Northwest Philadelphia. The Local is currently distributed by mail and at newsstands and vending machines to about 7,000 households each Thursday.
For more than 50 years the Local has chronicled this section of Philadelphia, covering politics, business and the quality of life. Our local aspect offers in-depth coverage of area events, local personalities, life, restaurants, schools, art and cultural happenings in our region.
The Local has won prestigious awards from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association in photography, reporting, writing, design, investigative reporting and advertising.
The Chestnut Hill Local is owned and produced by the Chestnut Hill Community Association.