Shopping locally is more crucial than ever

Want to live in a community that has plenty of charming stores nearby? Shopping locally is the best way you can make sure you do. 

From struggling janitor to published author with stops in between

Paul Mercurio, who now lives across the road from Chestnut Hill College, was a typical working class kid growing up in West Oak Lane. Now he's a published author.

The Frosted Fox bakery outwits the pandemic

When the pandemic first hit in early 2020, The Frosted Fox Cake Shop followed the city’s mandate and closed its doors – but by June, they were back in business. 

Local artists and artisans on display for the holiday

Northwest Philadelphia has a long history of supporting its artists and craftsmen, especially during this season of giving and gifting. Our community is enriched by their presence.

NFA soccer champions

The Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Co-ed Varsity Soccer Team won the 2022 CAL Championship with a final score of 3-1.

SCH soccer seniors are leaving an impressive legacy

When Springside Chestnut Hill Academy won its second straight Pa. Independent Schools championship in girls' soccer last week, the outcome marked the conclusion of a remarkable high school career for the Class of 2023.

Matines Café brings a touch of Paris to Chestnut Hill

Amanda and Arthur de Bruc brought more than a little bit of France with them when they landed here in Chestnut Hill to open their charming new restaurant, Matines Café, across the street from …

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CHCA agenda

Dec. 1, 2022, Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee

Crime Report

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from Nov. 14-Nov. 20. 

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Cancer survivor and papermaker headline exhibit at Allens Lane Art Center

Somewhere between the third and sixth grade, Mt. Airy resident Nancy Agati decided she might like to be an artist one day.

Tuesday Nights at the Movies


Quintessence Theatre wins prestigious Barrymore

Quintessence Theatre Group has won Theater Philadelphia’s $25,000 Philadelphia Award for Social Insight, honoring the company for its production of "Flyin' West."

Water Tower Rec Center supporters party for a cause

About 200 people turned out on Saturday night in support of the Water Tower Recreation Center for an evening of great food, drinks and lively music.

Curbside parking rates are $2.40/hr, with a maximum of two hours, cash or credit. The lots are $2.40/hr with a maximum six hours. Both MeterUp! and ParkMobile apps work, and times can be extended via the app.  For a map of the six lots or more on hours and rates, see

The Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation is offering free parking in its six public lots all day and night every Wednesday from November 10th through Christmas.

City rolls out testing for new LED streetlights

The city Streets Department has begun testing two choices for the new LED streetlights that will be installed across the city and is now offering residents a chance to weigh in on their color.

Germantown’s Bolton Store and Residence is saved from demolition with historic designation

Civic leaders and preservationists succeeded in saving the Joseph P. Bolton Store and Residence at 4841 Germantown Ave. from near certain demolition on Thursday.

Hill library cheerleader is also a prolific writer

Stan Cutler, a Chestnut Hill resident for 22 years and a Germantown resident for 20 years before that, is known as a stalwart cheerleader for the local library.

A most unusual birthday present for Mt. Airy pastor

Last month, somebody left a package on the back step of Mt. Airy United Fellowship Church that, according to pastor Rev. Joe Williams, “proves there are angels out there.”

Fed inspectors audit Germantown PO

The Germantown Post Office is one of three Philadelphia post offices that are being audited. Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy post offices didn't make the list. 
Philadelphia preservationists were alarmed to find the inbound passenger canopy for the former Fishers Station on SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail line demolished on July …
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia honored Mt. Airy and Germantown developer Ken Weinstein Thursday night, presenting him with the Alliance’s inaugural Mary Werner DeNadai Award.
Despite objections from the Chestnut Hill Community Association, Bowman Properties won city approval to trim the percentage of retail space in three of five properties.
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'Thin blue line' flag still an issue in Springfield Twp.

The Springfield Township Police Benevolent Association’s adoption of the "thin blue line" flag as their logo is still causing controversy for some township residents.

Magarity Tennis Club picks up Water Tower’s pickleball players

Elite Tennis Group, which operates a tennis school at Chestnut Hill College, is bringing pickleball to nearby Magarity Tennis Club in Flourtown. 


A correction to last week's story entitled "Springfield board president resigns, citing 'white fragility.”’
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