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Two notable car jackings in Northwest Philadelphia have put residents on edge, but police say the two incidents are “outliers” and don’t represent a new crime pattern. Police said cars stolen when the owner has left it running and an increase in thefts of catalytic converters represent the real threat. more
At the outset of the monthly Business meeting, Board of Commissioners President Baird Standish read a statement on behalf of the Board concerning the violence at the Capitol that occurred on January 6.  more
Currently in Phase 1A, the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination, the city announced which residents will be eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1B and Phase 1C.   In Phase 1B, frontline … more
Indoor dining resumed in Philadelphia, Saturday January 16, as the city lifts a portion of the Safer at Home restrictions. Theaters can also reopen with a maximum occupancy of 10%. more
The tree collection is a small part of their grazing operation. more
Anyone who has ever applied for federal or state benefits programs knows that it can try one’s patience. Some tech-savvy individuals based in Philadelphia addressed this problem by creating Benefits Data Trust. more
Neighbors of the former Blossom Philadelphia property, 102 E. Mermaid Lane, were concerned that the new owners were neglecting the buildings. Things improved last week when the Goldenberg Group responded. more
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley provided updates of the city’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout, acknowledging the obstacles to swifter vaccination of Philadelphia residents. more
Developers of a proposed 37-unit apartment building on Chew Avenue have delayed plans to present their case to the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustments as Eighth District City Councilperson, … more
Every year, the Local has made a tradition of republishing excerpts from a year’s worth of the most interesting stories. The year 2020, however, was different. It was really one long story with … more
E.B. O’Reilly and Associates, HVAC specialists, have proposed replacing their office at 30 West Highland Avenue with eight townhouses. more
Test results reported over the weekend, after the Christmas holiday, totaled 1,504 cases for four days. For the last day of 2020, the city reported 1,090 cases of COVID-19, marking the week’s highest daily count. more
A study released this month from the Pew Research Center reported that most Americans (60%) who now work from home would like to continue doing so. But what about the many workers who can’t? more
Carl Drake has teamed up with Rob and Vanessa Mullen, owners of Campbell's Place, to open Mimi's Café at 184 E. Evergreen Ave., which had been vacant since The Top of the Hill Market and Café closed. more
A host of Northwest Philadelphia neighbors have banded together to help an 8-year-old girl from Ecuador receive the necessary medical attention she needs. more
A proposed four-story market rate apartment building on Chew Ave. and Slocum St. sparked neighbor concerns this month as developers sought support for an upcoming Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing. more
Chestnut Hill Hospital has received 205 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and this week began to inoculate staff. more
As the first COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the city this week, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley discussed vaccine trial findings and the city’s distribution plan. The Pfizer vaccine, … more
The holiday spirit is alive on the Avenue, and with just a week left until the festivities, there is no better time to finish your gift list than now. more
Philadelphia NOW, Pennsylvania NOW and the Philadelphia Commission for Women sponsored a well-attended virtual Town Hall on HB 40, which would establish a U.S. congressional commission to study and … more
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