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As the country begins to emerge from a year characterized by widespread restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many experts will be watching brick-and-mortar retail stores to see how they bounce … more
On Monday, April 5, the priority groups in Phase 1C, which includes sanitation workers, maintenance, janitorial staff, utility workers and postal and package delivery workers, will be eligible to receive the vaccine. more
In January, Khanya Brann joined the White House communications staff as Senior Communications Assistant and Special Assistant to the Director of Communications. more
When youth baseball returns to Chestnut Hill in April, there will be a new member to the league. The Germantown Warriors have joined the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club rotation. more
Concerned about the increase in crime in our area, Chestnut Hill residents Lynn Selhat and Jeff Meade have joined forces to organize a town watch for the neighborhood and are looking to recruit others to join.  more
It's not as if Josephine (Jo) Winter, 40, of West Mt. Airy, was not busy enough before she became a “vaccine finder.” more
In the wake of the pandemic, many of the “charming shops of Chestnut Hill” have closed or moved up and down the Avenue like pieces on a chess board. With over a dozen vacant storefronts, we wanted to find out why some shops vanished while others survived and thrived. more
Dr. Stout has always followed CDC guidelines, and dentists already had strict protocols in place to navigate contagious viruses. Even after shutting down, Stout insists that she and her staff never missed a beat: “I just had to do the research,” she said. “It was new for everyone. We had nothing to go by.” more
Late last year Keith Russell, an ornithologist who grew up in Mt. Airy and now lives in Germantown, brought to our attention the fact that huge numbers of birds, as many s 1500 in one 24-hour period in October, have been dying after flying into high-rise buildings in center city “die-offs.” more
They hired a lawyer to uncover zoning violations, sent a letter to the Chestnut Hill Community Association, and met with Cindy Bass. Near-neighbors to the old top of the Hill Sunoco station have … more
When Woodmere Museum director and CEO William Valerio learned that St. Michael’s Hall was for sale, he realized he was being presented with a significant opportunity. St. Michael’s … more
Here are the highlights to the March’s Springfield Township Board of Commissioner Workshop and Business meetings held on March 8 and 10, respectively.  Among other things, the Board also … more
On March 8, 2021, Springfield Township announced the launch of a community wide survey on Police-Community relations and urged all residents to complete it by April 30, 2021. more
Neighbors to the property at 100-102 E. Mermaid Lane met representatives of the Goldenberg Group recently and came away dissatisfied with the proposed development. more
Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the city will mark one year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Philadelphia with a day of reflection on Tuesday, March 16. It was on March 16, 2020 that the first … more
Last month Alexandra Hunt, a public health researcher and grassroots organizer from Roxborough who previously lived in Germantown and East Falls, officially launched her campaign for … more
At the February meeting of the Springfield Township Historical Commission, the commissioners shared their recent accomplishment; it was the first step toward their mission to retain the historic character of their township. more
G-town started in 2006 as a livestream. In 2018 they obtained a low-power license to also broadcast at 92.9 FM, Wednesday through Sunday, over what they consider their target audience in Northwest Philadelphia more
The FEMA-run vaccination site at the Pennsylvania Convention Center opened on Wednesday this week, vaccinating 5,600 people on opening day and 6,125 people on Thursday. The site, which is managed … more
Philadelphia was experiencing a housing crisis before COVID arrived. The Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) has been meeting the needs of the community with its holistic model since the start of the pandemic. more
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