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It is no wonder that Philadelphia's pedestrian fatality rate is skyrocketing when car drivers display the sense of reckless entitlement described in a letter to the Local last week by Sam Gugino. more
I have written before to The Local on the subject of potholes in the Chestnut Hill area, but nobody seems to be getting the message.  more
Representation is essential in adequately recording history, especially today. The Black community of Philadelphia has a rich history, and Chestnut Hill is a part of that. more
During the Chestnut Hill Community Annual Appeal, the Friends of Pastorius Park would like to thank the Chestnut Hill Community Association and Greenspace Initiatives for its support and matching grants. more
What is it with these mothers (or nannies) who insist upon “driving” their baby carriages down the street as if they have a license to do so from the DMV? more
 Finally, a judge has confirmed what so many of us have been saying all along: Our children have never been well served by the state when it comes to funding its public schools. more
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
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