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If current members of City Council want to run for mayor, they must first give up their council seats.  more
Dust off your dancing shoes, join old friends, and meet new ones at a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the historic Venetian Club. more
Driving on Willow Grove Avenue on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I braked at the stop sign at Crefeld Street. more
A few thoughts from an old man who once believed that justice should be equally applied and that no one is above the law.  more
The outrageous gun-violence epidemic we are experiencing in Philadelphia is painful, overwhelming and traumatic. We cannot continue to exist in this way, normalizing the abnormal as standard big-city … more
Our most observant readers detected that last week’s issue of the Local was dated September 9 instead of September 8. more
What gives us that sense of being truly at home? It's different for each of us. more
The calendar still says it’s summer, but you may have had to get out your rake to clear dried-up leaves from your lawn. Why does it look like fall already? more
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education announced two months ago that we were exploring the potential sale of 24 acres of land. more
Thank you for your article dated September 1 regarding local efforts to encourage the creation of a public bank for the City of Philadelphia. more
I read with great interest the article on using our public dollars for public good – in Haiti and Philadelphia. more
The Local is recruiting board members. more
What do environmental sustainability, electronic waste, and the criminal justice system have in common?   more
You may have heard the Chestnut Hill Community Association is throwing a big, community party.  It is true!  more
I was distressed to learn in late July that the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is seeking proposals for the development of 24 acres of the property it was originally given. more
I know how busy life gets and other activities are spreading out the time between the watering of your new street tree plantings, but I’m here to say, “Please don’t give up!” more
In June, when I first saw fireflies (otherwise known as lightning bugs and glowworms) in my Mt. Airy backyard at night, I thought my eyes had gone bad because I saw both yellow and white lights. more
The Water Tower Advisory Council’s 2022 fundraising campaign is celebrating after reaching the halfway point in its goal of raising $100,000. more
Once again, we are being steamrolled and slow-walked by the City of Philadelphia Streets Department. more
Last week, a reader posted an editorial about how he liked the new street lights. Everyone is entitled to their opinion; we do, after all, still live in a democracy (I think). more
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