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Police seek public’s help in identifying burglar

by Sue Ann Rybak Police have released surveillance video of an unknown male who they said burglarized the Trolley Car Diner, 7619 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy. According to police, on Aug. 22, at 2 a.m., an unknown male gained entry to the Trolley Car Diner by kicking in a side glass door. Once inside, […]

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SCH tennis singles line-up returns intact

by Tom Utescher In challenge matches at the top of the tennis ladder for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, it’s a case of déjà vu. Closely-matched classmates Aakanksha Sharma and Federica Cristofanilli battled back and forth for the number one singles spot as juniors in 2014, and they’re at it again as they move into the […]

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SCH student recognized as U.S. Green School Fellow

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy rising junior Rekha Dhillon-Richardson received recognition as a U.S. Green School Fellow by attending the weeklong 2015 Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3) at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) from June 21 to June 27. Only students, faculty, and staff who have demonstrated outstanding leadership […]

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Stricken with ALS, local athlete helping save others

by Len Lear Carol Kleiner, 59, was always athletic. She grew up in West Trenton, where she began played tennis at the age of 10. She did not play for her high school, Notre Dame HS in Lawrenceville, NJ, but she played in local tournaments and for George Washington University and continued playing until she […]

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Corrupt and content

If you’ve lived in Philadelphia for any significant amount of time, you’ve likely heard Lincoln Steffens’ famous description of the city as “corrupt and contented.” Steffens, a pioneer of what was called muckraking journalism, christened Philadelphia as such in his 1904 book, “The Shame of the Cities.” In the book, Steffens collected a series of […]

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GA grad/Broadway vet stars with wife in ‘Marriages’

by Lou Mancinelli and Len Lear Jarrod Spector, 34, who grew up in Meadowbrook and attended Germantown Academy before moving to New York City halfway through college and chasing his dream of being an actor, has certainly seen his dreams come true. Spector’s latest starring role on Broadway was in the mega-hit, “Beautiful: The Carole […]

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