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Despite his lofty pedigree as a member of the first family of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, George Woodward III was a soft-spoken, modest gentleman whose lifestyle was proudly pedestrian. more
Captain Austin Fraser spoke with the Local about his 26-year history with the Philadelphia Police Department, what it's like to be a police officer in a time when trust in police is decreasing and how the city’s homicide problem is affecting its ability to combat crime.  more
Neighbors of the former Presbyterian church building on the corner of Germantown and Mt. Pleasant Avenues voted Thursday to approve the Lantern Theater Company’s proposed tenancy - with the stipulation that it never be used for a strip club.  more
The city is limiting hours for Chestnut Hill's popular pickleball courts due to noise complaints while some neighbors consider a lawsuit. more
Some neighbors have complained about the look of the fabricated stone wall the college is beginning to install as part of its landscaping, as well as plans that call for wide swaths of grass.  more
Floyd will be performing “From Gospel to Jazz,” a concert about the impact of the Black experience on American music, at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 27, in the Epiphany Chapel at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH). more
A huge thank you to everyone who contacted their council members asking for their support and especially to Councilmember Derek Green for championing the bill through the process.” more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from March 7 to 14. more
When Liz Sytsma opened the Wild Hand yarn shop in Mt. Airy, her goal wasn’t to serve only craftspeople and artisans. She planned to serve the entire community. more
A spokesperson for the City Controller’s office confirmed to the Local on Monday that an audit of the Germantown Special Services District that began in 2019 has been “referred to federal law enforcement.” more
Springfield Open Space is hoping for an ecological park at 4.7 acres Haws Lane property also known as Harston Woods. It is home to an old forest, one of few remaining in the township. more
COVID hit just as the industry was gaining steam, forcing new business owners to adapt in ways that industry experts say are likely to stick.  more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the one week period between Feb 28 and March 7. more
Richard Snowden, one of Chestnut Hill’s most prominent developers and a Local board member, is stepping down from his role at the newspaper. It’s not because he no longer wants the job. … more
To generations of Hillers, Benezet Street has been known affectionately as “Bassinet Street.” more
“Wait - you mean it’s over?” said one local resident. “I don’t know - it’s hard to know how to act about it now.” more
Neighbors say there’s not enough parking already. more
Before volunteers took over the John B. Kelly School library in Germantown, the room was a shell of what had been a vibrant learning center. The library was like many throughout the Philadelphia … more
Born in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv, Roman Strakovsky has family and friends now trapped there. He also speaks fluent Russian, is married to a Russian woman from St. Petersburg, and they are teaching their children to speak both languages.  more
If there was a listing in the dictionary of the phrase “Chestnut Hill volunteer” or the “Chestnut Hill Hall of Fame,” Mark Keintz's photo would be next to both. more
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