New Look for the Local

Kicking off summer with a sexy new tabloid layout!

If you know something’s different but you can’t put your finger on it, let us help you out: the paper is folded differently now.

For the last 5+ years, we’ve been printing a classic broadsheet paper, like The Inquirer or Wall Street Journal — which frankly for us has always felt a little stuffy. So now we’re switching things up, with a frisky new tabloid style that we hope’ll be more fun to read and share.

We’re freshening up our content, too, by blurring our boundaries to welcome voices from all neighborhoods, not just NW Philly. As a partner in WHYY’s News & Information Community Exchange, we can better highlight grassroots issues that affect everyone: art, food, music, business, development, politics, safety, education, environment and more.

While our coverage is changing, our focus remains on you, our Northwest Philly readers in East Falls, Germantown, Allegheny West, Wissahickon, Roxborough and vicinity. We still live here! Every issue is curated for the neighbors we know best.

As always, all our stories will continue to be posted here on our website and updated with links, comments, videos, etc. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Stories for more neighborhood adventures. And stand back — we don’t know how big this is going to get.


Steve and Carolyn Fillmore
The Local (aka Northwest Local est 2014 as East Falls Local)

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The Local is independent and privately-owned, a project of CultureWorks of Greater Philadelphia. The Local is not in any way related to Chestnut Hill Local, West Philly Local, the Glenside Local, the Daily Local News, or any other publication (online or in print) that uses the word “local” in its name. It is not our intention to confuse anyone.  


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