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In 2023, the Local was crowned the top weekly newspaper in the state by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. We don’t mean to brag, much. more
Center City and its surrounding neighborhoods are where most of the action is on New Year’s Eve. more
There are so many reasons to be grateful to be living in such a vibrant, beautiful, diverse and historic neighborhood as Chestnut Hill. more
When the ribbon was cut on Germantown’s iconic Rowell’s department store last week, civic leaders were marking more than a grand opening. more
After years of Mt. Airy residents clamoring for speed cameras on Lincoln Drive, a new law could grant them their wish. more
Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker has named several Northwest area community leaders to serve on her transition team. more
The Philadelphia Historical Commission has voted unanimously in favor of a motion to allow a parking lot in place of the building. more
Astute readers may not need prompting to notice that printed at the top of the far left column of this newspaper is the Roman numeral LXV.  more
Changes to how the city regulates some Airbnbs have left many in Chestnut Hill wondering whether to welcome the short-term rental service. more
A new tenant is scheduled to be announced “sometime next year.” more
Northwest Philadelphia’s holiday season is now in full swing – bringing a giant Christmas tree to Germantown Avenue as well as a parade featuring Santa. more
If the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf gets its way, neighbors on the 100 block of West School House Lane could soon see it demolished. more
It’s been 300 years since botanist John Bartram decided to build a garden on the banks of the Schuylkill River. Today, the landscape looks vastly different. more
A federal court ruled that Springfield Township’s resolution banning the public display of the “thin blue line” flag by township employees is unconstitutional. more
A CHCA meeting to discuss the future of Greylock was postponed by the developer in an attempt to “engage neighbors and listen to their concerns." more
The 2008 state law, Act 135, gives neighbors, businesses, and nonprofit organizations the right to ask a court to put the property in the hands of a conservator.  more
The paper is among 17 local news organizations to receive such awards, which are designed to help support long-term sustainability. more
The future of 42-68 Church Lane, a parcel for which developers had proposed a five-story, 125-unit apartment building, is “to be determined.” more
Kevin Saint Clair, 65, a Chestnut Hill resident and recently retired from the Julia R. Masterman School, was hit in a car crash. more
Editor’s note: The following is one of the first articles to appear in Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s recently re-launched student newspaper. more
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