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We, the East Mermaid Lane Neighbors Design Review Committed copied you on a letter sent to Jason Tucker of The Goldenberg Group.  more
Many readers of The Local are aware there is a flurry of proposed development plans in Philadelphia this spring. The Community Matters article in this week's edition outlines the development review process in Chestnut Hill. We urge everyone to read it. more
The April 22 issue of the Local published a very, very extensive letter advocating for the approval of the 30 W. Highland Ave. project. more
We are requesting the help of the Chestnut Hill Community Association and the community at large to assist East Mermaid Lane neighbors in maintaining the character and peace of our neighborhood. more
Too often, our culture obsesses over the present. What is now is all that matters. more
I am writing this out of my concern regarding the process in place to change the zoning status of property in Chestnut Hill. more
I recently watched a clip of U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) talking about how he felt during the insurrection on Jan. 6. more
I am delighted to have Neil Nolen’s article about me and my poetry book in the Chestnut Hill Local (“Ex-Mt. Airy artist writes first book of poetry at 80,” March 25). more
Thank you for the article by Len Lear regarding Robert Peck [“City responds to Hill area scientists on bird die-offs,” March 25] . Few seem to understand the significance for humans that the bird population is plummeting. more
Chestnut Hill is facing a housing boom with the owners of 30 W. Highland Ave and 100-102 E. Mermaid Lane seemingly wanting to develop more units and/or bigger buildings than their zoning permits.  This is a classic developer strategy to maximize profit by negotiating from a higher starting point than where they expect to end. more
I am writing to call on the Chestnut Hill community to demand and form a community-centric property development vision, plan and process. One that is inclusive, instead of exclusive. One that can be referenced for decisions, and that makes the entire community successful. more
The advent of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, now a year-old worldwide pandemic, has changed everything “except our modes of thinking,” to paraphrase Albert Einstein. And that is the great … more
After two years’ silence, the East Mermaid Lane Neighbors (Neighbors) called a meeting with the Goldenberg Group (Goldenberg) to discuss their posted demolition permit for 100 E. Mermaid Lane, the Meeting House, and their lack of communications and transparency with the Neighbors.  more
In a meeting with East Mermaid residents recently, the Goldenberg Group unveiled its plans for the Blossom//UCP site.  Their cheery drawing showed a sprawling, 250-unit behemoth of an apartment building, plopped on a property zoned for residential use. more
We are dismayed about The Goldenberg Group's proposed development on our block of East Mermaid Lane. more
As the pastor of the oldest church in Chestnut Hill I am particularly concerned about the structure being proposed for the adjoining property now occupied by the Sunoco gas station. more
Thank you very much for the interesting interview with Dr. Myrick (“New book by Mt. Airy military man about 'Toxic Isms,'” Feb. 18). It is good to know that there are interesting people nearby (I live in Germantown) with exciting stories to tell, especially true personal stories. more
I understand that times change, and Chestnut Hill must change with the times. Thus, for instance, empty stores must make way for occupied housing. more
Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the United States, it's time for our leaders in Washington to put aside partisan bickering and do something to help. more
William Dejoy was appointed Postmaster General of the USPS in May 2020 and has made changes to the USPS causing serious delays and hardships for citizens. more
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