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Times are getting darker for American journalism. That’s why I’m urging all of you to rally around the Chestnut Hill Local. more
Your support allows the Community Association and the Local to continue making Chestnut Hill special. more
Three editors from three publications teamed up to produce a shining example of what committed journalists can accomplish when they work together – no matter how small, or under-resourced, their news organizations may be. more
Twelve years ago, the Philadelphia Water Department received accolades for its 25-year plan. But now we find it may not be enough.  more
I am gratified by the number of inquiries we have received into how the Chestnut Hill Local has been managing since John Derr’s departure. more
I was at the Fall for the Arts Festival on Sunday, working at the Chestnut Hill Local booth, when a woman told me she was worried about the Local's future. more
As our readers now know, John Derr is leaving the Chestnut Hill Local after serving as its publisher for the past five years.  more
It was five years ago this month that I became the publisher of the Chestnut Hill Local. For me, it’s been an eventful period. more
I’m asking you to write and tell me what you think. After all, this is your newspaper. more
Summer in Northwest Philadelphia can look and feel a lot like a post-Rapture Earth. Suddenly, neighbors have disappeared. more
The choice is between incumbent Councilmember Cindy Bass and political newcomer Seth Anderson-Oberman. Both are vying to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent the 8th District more
The upcoming Democratic primary on May 16 is an event of considerable importance for the residents of Northwest Philadelphia. more
As Philadelphia’s City Council race heats up, residents of Northwest Philadelphia’s 8th District find themselves at a critical crossroads. Send us your questions before two upcoming debates. more
The April 26 8th council district community forum where incumbent Cindy Bass faces the first significant challenger in over a decade in Seth Anderson-Oberman promises be a true community event. more
The upcoming 8th Councilmanic district election marks the first highly competitive race in a dozen years. And the stakes are high. more
It may seem to many of you that the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Annual Appeal has raised several million dollars. Not exactly, says the publisher. more
In last week’s Chestnut Hill Local, I wrote about the financial state of the paper. This year, unlike previous years, you will be able to help The Local address some immediate needs when you give to the CHCA Annual Appeal. more
This year, unlike previous years, you will be able to help The Local address some immediate needs when you give to the CHCA Annual Appeal.  more
Finally, after almost three years of COVID, a cure has been discovered right here in Philadelphia. And it has nothing to do with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or hydroxychloroquine or even bleach. more
Our most observant readers detected that last week’s issue of the Local was dated September 9 instead of September 8. more
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