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Efforts coalesce to address gerrymandering in the state

Local meeting to take place on March 5 by Pete Mazzaccaro Following last year’s general election, the issue of gerrymandering has received a renewed focus from activists. From grassroots groups holding meetings in local churches and homes to a viral video promoting fair districts by action film star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who supported a successful measure […]

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Tigers end campaign with loss

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Germantown Friends’ Mike Buckmire knew that last Tuesday afternoon’s game against the Episcopal Academy had the chance to be the last time he donned a Tiger uniform. He might have, in the back of his head, known that it was likely. The Churchmen were recently crowned co-Inter-Ac champs, and the Tigers—though […]

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NFA wins grant for sustainability

by Mary Ann Boyer, Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants, LLC Norwood-Fontbonne Academy received a grant from the Philadelphia Area Independent Schools Business Officers Association to address environmental sustainability and foster collaboration between the school and neighboring institutions. NFA teamed up with its Parents Association, Chestnut Hill College, Morris Arboretum, and Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants to create […]

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Local company behind SNL Spicer spoof’s motorized lectern

by Len Lear Are you one of the millions of TV viewers or the tens of millions of YouTube watchers who have enjoyed the hysterical Melissa McCarthy spoofs of the bumbling Trump press spokesman Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live (SNL) in recent weeks? The word “viral” does not begin to explain the screamingly funny […]

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Coping with post-election stress disorder: act locally

The Local receives a regular stream of op-ed submissions every week. In the past these submissions have covered a multitude of topics – from finding the right school for a child to disparities in property and wage taxes in the city vs. the suburbs. Over the last year, however, although I have not kept specific […]

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Local artist/musician extraordinaire exhibiting on Hill

by Len Lear If I saw Henry Martin’s work on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I would not be surprised. It is simply gorgeous. Martin, 53, of Mt. Airy, who is also a talented musician, currently has an exhibit of his stunning work on display at Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery, One E. Gravers […]

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