Previous editions of The Local 

2022

August
Getting Lost Is Good. Mazes help us wander and find our way.
Best BBQ Near You. Our resident pit master rates the best joints around.
Keeping Cool, Old School. Seniors share time-honored tips for keeping cool.
Summer Fiction. Selected tales from two local authors.

July
Blindsided. Roe v Wade decision hits home.
Pit Primer. An intro to America’s best BBQ regions.
Classic Summer pics. Sunny scenes from seasons past.
Freaky Flick. Review of Folk Horror Movie “Men”

June
Sensational Soul. Celebrating a culinary American revolution.
Ready for a Fight. Pro-choice protesters prepare for battle.
Inclusion Intrusion. As Juneteenth goes mainstream, what’s the best way to honor it?
War! What Is it Good For? Seniors reflect on war memories.

May
VOTE! Primary election prep.
City on Fire. Documentary marks the anniversary of MOVE bombing.
Island Flavors. Top Caribbean restaurants.
Wissahickon 101. Wissahickon wonders.

April
Harrowing Homecoming. Neighbor narrowly evades Russian forces on her way home
The 311 on 420. Making the most of a magical plant on 420 Day.
In the Spotlight. WHYY’s “Movers and Makers” profiles The Local.
Redlining=Racism. Rigging the housing market in NW Philly.

March
Cruel and Unusual. Philly’s prisons are a human rights crisis.
All Heart. Community Focused Women Taking Charge and Changing Outcomes.
Invasion Separation. Fallser Keeping Vigil for his Wife in Kyiv.
Groundbreaking Author. A Children’s Book Ahead of its Time.

February
Hero and Gone. Philly gets its 1st statue to a Black woman, but it’s only here a short while.
Cemetery Save. After decades of neglect, preservationists intervene to save Mt. Vernon
New Cafe Coming. Breakfast Boutique announces new East Falls location
Mad or Nah? Block the Vote. Feeling let down by the government’s failure to protect voting rights?

January
Mad or Nah: New Mandate. Reactions to new vaccine mandates for indoor dining in Philly.
2022: Believe and Achieve. NW Philly is full of potential for all of us, if we open up to it.
Apron Strings Attached. Ask Athena takes on gender stereotypes in a reader’s family.
Popup Village Coming. Shipping container mall coming to West Philly.

2021

December
New Day at NAACP. Purple Blackwell interviews Catharine Hicks, the new President of
Philly’s NAACP chapter.
Toward a Better Justice. The flawed Rittenhouse verdict demonstrates the need for Restorative Justice.
Tat’s a Shame. Think before inking a lover’s name on your body.
Whose Neighborhood? Heads up NIMBYs. Law suits, like the one filed by an East Falls RCO against a proposed development, aren’t the answer — activism is.

November
Rescuing Gtown YWCA. Activists push for new developer for historic landmark
Taking out the trash. Gtown resident helps fight Philly’s tide of trash
Cruel and Unusual. America’s for-profit prison system is a cruel race to the bottom (line)
Pages for All Ages. SOWN’s intergenerational reading programs helps seniors and grandkids.

October
Ida Know. Hurricane Ida flooding,
Classic Film, Community Conversation. “Do the Right Thing” film event,
Old School Halloween. Halloween memories from SOWN,
Public Safety Progress? Reclaim Philly critiques Philly police budget

September
Calculated Frisk. Police Experimenting with Less ‘Stop & Frisk’ in NW Philly
Mad or Nah. Neighbors React to New Mask Mandates & Vax Requirements
Crisis Coping for Kids. Skills for traumatized students.
Cleaner Currents. JeffU Students’ Project Removes Trash from the Schuylkill

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