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We, the East Mermaid Lane Neighbors Design Review Committed copied you on a letter sent to Jason Tucker of The Goldenberg Group.  more
Many readers of The Local are aware there is a flurry of proposed development plans in Philadelphia this spring. The Community Matters article in this week's edition outlines the development review process in Chestnut Hill. We urge everyone to read it. more
The April 22 issue of the Local published a very, very extensive letter advocating for the approval of the 30 W. Highland Ave. project. more
We are requesting the help of the Chestnut Hill Community Association and the community at large to assist East Mermaid Lane neighbors in maintaining the character and peace of our neighborhood. more
This provocative portrait of an Iraq War legend is up to director Clint Eastwood’s already high standards. more
Much has been written in this space during the last few weeks characterizing the proposed eight-unit residential project at 30 West Highland as being wrong for Chestnut Hill. As the co-chair of the … more
Solar power can help tackle three interlocking crises our community and country are facing: economic downturn caused by COVID, impending climate disaster, and profound social injustice. We can take … more
As overwhelmingly sad as the subject matter is, the film's imprint is not only life-affirming but, almost miraculously, hopeful as well.  more
Of the common ills social scientists have placed at the feet of social media, one of the most pervasive – particularly on Facebook and Instagram – is the phenomenon known by the acronym … more
Too often, our culture obsesses over the present. What is now is all that matters. more
We write on behalf of the 30 W. Highland Neighbors, a group of nearly 200 Chestnut Hill residents who are strongly opposed to the proposed development of eight townhomes, with five stories of livable space. more
We already know that he's a charismatic and magnetic movie star. But with this lead performance, he should officially join the ranks of our top screen actors. more
As any print subscriber to this paper is probably painfully aware, there are big problems with the United States Postal Service. Last year, as the country approached a general election in which an … more
The proposed housing developments at the bottom and top of Chestnut Hill have seemingly sparked similar reactions judging from the newspaper coverage and list serve activity that I have seen. more
I am writing this out of my concern regarding the process in place to change the zoning status of property in Chestnut Hill. more
A documentary about dancers auditioning for a musical about dancers auditioning for a musical.  And it's magical and not only toe-tapping but improbably, overwhelmingly moving. more
In a 1937 book titled "Everyone's Autobiography," Gertrude Stein wrote, "there is no there there," lamenting that her childhood home had been torn down and replaced with an office building. This … more
I recently watched a clip of U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) talking about how he felt during the insurrection on Jan. 6. more
I am delighted to have Neil Nolen’s article about me and my poetry book in the Chestnut Hill Local (“Ex-Mt. Airy artist writes first book of poetry at 80,” March 25). more
Thank you for the article by Len Lear regarding Robert Peck [“City responds to Hill area scientists on bird die-offs,” March 25] . Few seem to understand the significance for humans that the bird population is plummeting. more
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