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The Water Tower Advisory Council and “Light Up The Tower” committee would like to thank the CHCA and Greenspace Initiatives for its support and grants in 2022. more
As a Springfield Township resident, I appreciate the coverage by the Local of the current sensitive issues related to hate-filled racist flyers and efforts to improve communication with our police. more
It's a great time to think about planting new trees in Chestnut Hill. more
For the record, neither I nor the Friends of Pastorius Park think that it is “just fine” for people to flout City ordinances regarding dogs at Pastorius Park. more
I am writing to thank Philadelphia​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. more
I took my girlfriend to the Chestnut Hill Hospital E.R. After being examined, she was admitted for one night.  Her cell phone vanished. more
Wilson Eyre was one of Philadelphia’s best known and most respected architects.  The house at 339 East Willow Grove Ave. should be saved. more
Last week, 134 years after the architectural treasure known as Teviot was built at 399 E. Willow Grove Ave., fencing and a backhoe suddenly appeared. more
On Jan. 29, we at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church here in Chestnut Hill will have the honor of welcoming the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, Bishop Assistant of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. more
"Oh, yeah, the dog park," a friend commented when we first moved near Pastorius Park more than 30 years ago. more
Although I am in my 80s and my wife is just a bit younger, neither of us had ever required the services of a hospital -- until last year. more
As a lifelong resident of Northwest Philadelphia, I know how much this community, like every community, values its local hospital.  more
Thanksgiving 2022 might be a distant memory for many but it’s still vivid at the Today is a Good Day organization. It’s a precious time of year for us. Many of our volunteers and our … more
I just finished a book written by Anne Perry titled “Shoulder the Sky.” It is a work of fiction which follows a family through their experiences in World War I. more
Wissahickon Valley Park has reached a dark time in its storied history.  This winter marks 25 years of the unjust war on white-tailed deer, the state animal of Pennsylvania. more
Not mentioned in Bridget Irons’ important April 2022 letter about ending the unjust annual Wissahickon deer kill is that it doesn’t work. more
Recently, a homeless man living in his truck was invited to sleep on a friend's couch on a 5-degree night. He parked at a train station. more
As the Jenks Playground comes up on its 25th anniversary, there were a number of projects completed in 2022, thanks to generous donations and grants. more
Water Tower pickleball extends many benefits to Philadelphians and the broader community. more
In November, the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 against advancing a single-use plastic bag prohibition. more
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