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Meet Vince Regan and Whitney Golden: ADAs who oversee Northwest criminal prosecutions

by Brendan Sample With the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office looking at new leadership with the upcoming election in November, it may be easy to overlook the fact that not every position in the department is being overhauled. Two assistant DAs in particular, Vince Regan and Whitney Golden, have each been serving Northwest Philly for several […]

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Library’s after-school program helps kids LEAP ahead

by Sue Ann Rybak Elijah Museau, 8, a student at Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences, sat at the table tentatively listening to Marlene Sider, the literary enrichment after-school program (LEAP) director at Chestnut Hill Library, explain his math homework. Thanks to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s LEAP program, students like Museau can receive […]

‘A painting a day’ for world-renowned Hill artist

  by Len Lear Over the last 20 years or so, I have interviewed many fine Chestnut Hill area artists, but Hill resident Abbey Ryan is in another galaxy. Having taken a wonderful one-year college course many years ago on the legendary post-Middle Ages European painters, I could not help but notice the resemblance of […]

Getting some old books ‘back to where they once belong’

  by Hugh Gilmore Most people who buy and sell old books live in personal spaces choked, crammed, stuffed and strangled with stuff acquired years ago, for example, stacks of 18th-century floral prints, engraved portraits of Civil War generals, abolitionists’ pamphlets from the 1840s, shoe boxes of old postcards, advertising pamphlets and studio photographs. “Must […]

Dealing with the facts of climate change

by Christopher Shuman My family who lives in Chestnut Hill has brought to my attention Mr. Moat’s recent letter asserting that there is “no such thing as man-made climate change” [Letters, Sept. 7] Given its misguided message and disparagement of researchers like me, I decided that a clear and unequivocal response was needed (also see […]

Will big companies bring jobs to city residents?

Philadelphia joined scores of cities around the country last week in preparing bids to woo Amazon – the 400-billion-dollar online retail giant that announced it wants to build a second headquarters, where it has promised to invest $5 billion in facilities and employ more than 50,000. Mayor Jim Kenney and business leaders have all gladly […]

For 2-year-old Mt. Airy girl with SMA – Medicaid is a matter of life or death

by Sue Ann Rybak Mt. Airy resident Amy Concilio’s prayers were answered when Sen. John Cain (R. Ariz.)  cast a “no” vote to defeat his own party’s Obamacare repeal bill, which would have made massive cuts to Medicaid. Concilio’s daughter Claire, a 2-year-old, has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a motor neuron disease that leads to […]

Letters Sept 21: Generosity extended, DACA is on Congress

Donations extend generosity in memory of Eleanore Kurtz                       Eleanore S. Kurtz, 95, a retired typing teacher, secretary, and community volunteer died July 22 at her home in Chestnut Hill. Mrs. Kurtz had worked for 31 years at Springside School.  She had also had been a volunteer at The Clothes Closet (a resale shop at […]

Crime Report: One theft from vehicle and two thefts

The following crime report is for crimes in Chestnut Hill from Sept. 11 to Sept. 17, 2017. Sept. 13. Theft from vehicle on the 100 block of Meade Street. A woman told police that on Sept. 12 at approximately 9 p.m. she found her driver’s side window open and the vehicle ransacked. Nothing was reported […]


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Library’s after-school program helps kids LEAP ahead

by Sue Ann Rybak Elijah Museau, 8, a student at Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences, sat at the table tentatively listening to Marlene Sider, the literary enrichment after-school program (LEAP) director at Chestnut Hill Library, explain his math homework. Thanks to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s LEAP program, students like Museau can receive […]

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GFS cross country wins George School Invitational

On Saturday, September 16, Germantown Friends Varsity Boys Cross Country decisively won the 65th Annual George School Invitational for the third year in a row. The Tigers were led by seniors Zach Goldberg (second place, 16:41.17), Colin Riley (third place, 16:49.18), Tim Peterson (fifth place, 17:07.53) and Alexander Blaylock (14th place, 17:36.47). Junior, Miles Gomez-Younkin […]

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OMC students raise funds for school programs

by Sue Ann Rybak Our Mother of Consolation elementary school students Eve Laurito, Abigail Leckrone, and sisters Taylor and Summer DelliCarpini know that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference. The girls took to heart Mother Teresa’s words, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the […]

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Hill native had Wright stuff in World War II service

by Sue Ann Rybak Chestnut Hill native Minturn Wright, 90, who now lives at the Hill in Whitemarsh, was just 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served as a radio operator in the 106th infantry division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. “I tried to enlist in the […]

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Dealing with the facts of climate change

by Christopher Shuman My family who lives in Chestnut Hill has brought to my attention Mr. Moat’s recent letter asserting that there is “no such thing as man-made climate change” [Letters, Sept. 7] Given its misguided message and disparagement of researchers like me, I decided that a clear and unequivocal response was needed (also see […]

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‘A painting a day’ for world-renowned Hill artist

  by Len Lear Over the last 20 years or so, I have interviewed many fine Chestnut Hill area artists, but Hill resident Abbey Ryan is in another galaxy. Having taken a wonderful one-year college course many years ago on the legendary post-Middle Ages European painters, I could not help but notice the resemblance of […]

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