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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
Temple leads a regional consortium to purchase Chestnut Hill Hospital, deal to close by year's end. more
Residents of Germantown teamed up with police officers from the 14th Police District and its chaplaincy Thursday evening to stage a peace walk. more
In response to neighborhood outcry over the harsh glare of the city’s new street lights, City Councilmember Cindy Bass is arranging for a meeting. more
The CHCA Board of Directors unanimously voted to recommend the Woodmere Art Museum’s plans to obtain variances for St. Michael’s Hall. more
Representatives of Bowman Properties last week unveiled a plan that seeks to downsize, or in some cases eliminate, commercial space in Chestnut Hill in an effort to combat retail vacancies. more
Three more readers of the Local reached out to the paper last week to complain about checks they had mailed being stolen and washed. more
Hillers were alarmed to find the mailbox out front of the Chestnut Hill Post Office unlocked and open last Tuesday morning, as pictured here. more
Three Philadelphia-area men have been arrested and charged in connection with a scheme to steal checks from the U.S. Postal Service, fraudulently alter them and deposit more than $200,000 in personal … more
An overwhelming majority of Chestnut Hill residents dislike the color and the brightness of the neighborhood’s new LED streetlights. more
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