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Nightly vigils began T Unitarian Society of Germantown (USG) in early June, about a week after the killing of Floyd, and lasted until early December. They returned again the night after the verdict. more
On Thursday, April 25, the Chestnut Hill Community Association Board of Directors approved the variance request on 30 W. Highland Ave., incorporating changes made earlier in the week. more
MEH will hold an in-person neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.  The Board of Commissioners (BOC) will hold its informal Planning Commission public meeting via Zoom on June 1 at 7 p.m., where MEH will make a presentation and answer questions from those who attend the meeting.  more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley reports progress on the vaccine front this week, while announcing the continued increase of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the city. more
One of the most dynamic non-profit organizations in or near Northwest Philadelphia for years has been Dining for Women, which has four local chapters — in Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Germantown and Ambler — that raise funds for food, toiletries and other items which are delivered to the homeless and others in need. more
Through September 1, Robertson's Flowers and Events in Chestnut Hill will contribute 20% of sales of its Generosity Blossoms to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. more
Judge John Padova, Jr., is running in the May 18 primary to keep his seat on Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas. more
After a year of preparation and several months of a “soft” opening to a limited crowd, Hilltop Books held an official opening ceremony on Friday, April 16. more
The Mount Airy Community Council (MACC) held a spirited Zoom meeting with Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and other representatives from the 14th Police District to discuss crime prevention in the region. more
The Springfield Township’s workshop meeting on April 12 took a decidedly heated turn when it came to discussing the latest proposal to develop an institutionally zoned tract of land at 380-402 … more
Release of 2020 Census data is lagging because of COVID 19, causing delays in Congress and forcing redistricting troubles all over the country that will impact state and federal elections. And it may … more
The City is asking people to take part in a survey to choose from art work proposals by four artists about ways to decorate the walls and benches bookending the mall. more
A remarkable group of young women from Northwest Philadelphia who have become virtual angels to children of street vendors in far-off Guatemala are holding a quilt raffle in conjunction with Mother's Day. more
COVID-19 Update - April 15. The city announced extending the FEMA-operated Center City mass vaccination clinic four weeks and shifting vaccine supply at its new FEMA clinic in North Philadelphia, the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center. more
Barbara Thomson, a Hill attorney with a background in public service, is running for a seat on Philadelphia’s Municipal Court in the May 18 primary election. more
East Mt. Airy gardeners came out Saturday, April 10, to support a new community garden at Pleasant Playground. New, but with roots that go back 38 years. more
After 11 years of operation, Ralston My Way, a respected nonprofit provider of services to older adults in Northwest Philadelphia, will cease operations May 4, 2021. more
More groups have been added to Phase 1C, including people receiving home and community-based services. more
A new civil rights effort is conducting a survey on Philadelphian attitudes and personal encounters with racism. more
Will Maggs and Andres Maldonado opened Adelie Coffee at 6610 Germantown Avenue on February 15, 2020. On March 15, the pandemic lockdown forced them to shut down. They didn’t reopen until March 20, 2021. more
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