Lutheran Seminary’s building project suspended at neighborhood meeting

Featured Post, Mt. Airy, News | October 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With more than 200 people in attendance at the latest East Mt. Airy Neighbors meeting, members of the United Lutheran Seminary board, along with architectural firm Cecil Baker + Partners, agreed to suspend plans to build three five-story residential buildings on the seminary’s campus. No neighbors who attended the meeting expressed support […]

Read More >

Cindy Bass chairs City Council hearings on maternal mortality

News | October 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Bojar On Oct. 15, Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Public Health and Human Services, chaired by Councilperson Cindy Bass, held hearings on disparities in maternal mortality. The health care crisis in African American maternal mortality is finally receiving the attention it deserves. The catalyst was Linda Villarosa’s 2018 New York Times Magazine cover […]

Read More >

Rep. Rabb, union criticize employee cuts at Chestnut Hill Hospital

News | October 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Chestnut Hill Hospital confirmed several major staffing changes that will ultimately impact more than 30 individual jobs. The position of Unit Clerk will be changed to Unit Support Coordinator, while the roles of Patient Sitter and Patient Greeter will be outright eliminated. The move was criticized by the hospital workers’ union and […]

Read More >

SLIDESHOW: Witches and Wizards Weekend 2019

Featured Post, News | October 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

It was a glorious Saturday for attendees of its annual Witches & Wizards weekend in Chestnut Hill. The weekend began Friday, Oct. 18, with a pub crawl and continued on Saturday with a day of fun and festivities. Thousands of visitors took part in dozens of activities, all while shopping and dining on Germantown Avenue. […]

Read More >

High winds down tree on E. Highland Ave.

News | October 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

High winds throughout the day brought down a large portion of a multi-trunk tree on the 200 block of E. Highland Avenue. Winds in Philadelphia were especially high, reaching a peak gust of 35.7 mph according to the  U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That speed is considered “near gale force.” Let us know if […]

Read More >

100 years old and still teaching her piano students

News | October 10th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf What’s the secret to living to be 100 years old? Mt. Airy resident Evelyn Summers chalks it up to three things: good genes, an optimistic outlook and learning new subjects to keep the mind engaged. “I think you have to be optimistic and a social person instead of an introverted pessimist,” said […]

Read More >