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There are 100 new units of housing in two separate developments coming soon to Mt. Airy, both of which are just off the commercial corridor of Germantown Avenue. more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association won a major legal battle on Tuesday in its attempt to stop construction of a five story, 33-unit apartment complex where the old Sunoco station used to sit on … more
Questions still remain about the new streetlights that went on residential streets early this summer more
Philadelphia’s congressional delegation wonder why Postmaster General Louis DeJoy still has a job. more
Plans for adaptive reuse of the Germantown YWCA have stalled, nine months after the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority said it would seek a new developer. more
If Chestnut Hill’s original developers Henry Houston and George Woodward were alive today, they wouldn’t be building opulent estates with carriage houses. more
When Britt Reyes and her team were looking for a space to house the Philadelphia stop on their international exhibit showcasing the work of Banksy, they had plenty of choices. more
Half of all mail check theft in the entire state of Pennsylvania are stolen somewhere in Philadelphia – a city which accounts for just 12 percent of the total population. more
Citing a need for more discussion, the Chestnut Hill Community Association board voted unanimously on Thursday to postpone a final vote on whether to recommend four of nine variance requests. more
As Chestnut Hill residents experience an unprecedented rise in stolen and washed checks, people who live in Germantown are also experiencing a completely different - and possibly even more serious - problem. more
Neighbors who attended City Councilmember Cindy Bass’ Zoom meeting last Tuesday because they are upset about the neighborhood’s glaring new streetlights got some reassurances. more
Two separate shootings last week have left some neighbors in Germantown and Mt. Airy concerned about safety in their communities. more
A week after an early morning fire broke out in the heart of Chestnut Hill’s business district, destroying the historic Hiram Lodge, a representative for the owner said the group plans to rebuild. more
The Chestnut Hill community rallied to thank the firefighters responsible for extinguishing the blaze that last week engulfed the Hiram Lodge building at 8425-27 Germantown Ave. more
The fire was first reported at 3:07 a.m. on Tuesday morning and was under control by 6:12 a.m. Firefighters had to return later that evening when a corner of the building re-ignited, and remained on site until about 3 a.m. Wednesday. more
After a five-month search for a new executive director, the Chestnut Hill Business Association has finally found its new leader in recently appointed executive director Courtney O’Neill. more
Five more people from Northwest Philadelphia reached out to the Local last week to share their stories about stolen checks.  more
Chestnut Hill developer Richard Snowden can convert some of his retail spaces over to residential use. more
High Point Cafe, Malelani Cafe and Evo Brick Oven Pizza in Mt. Airy were burglarized Aug. 3  and police continued to search for the thieves. more
A Mt. Airy couple and a Springfield Township woman reached out to the Local last week to report checks they said were stolen from the USPS collection box in front of the Market Square Post Office. more
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