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Chestnut Hill College found to discriminate against former black student according to state commission report

By Sue Ann Rybak The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRS) found “probable cause” exists in a complaint filed against Chestnut Hill College, 9201 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, by an African American student that claims the college “excessively punished and expelled him” based on his race in a case involving an alleged theft. In a […]

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La Salle edges St. Joe’s in Catholic League title match

by Jonathan Vander Lugt The last time La Salle met St. Joe’s Prep, a regular-season tilt in mid-October, the game got away from the Explorers in a hurry. What was a competitive game—28-24 in the third quarter—turned ugly fast and ended in a 49-27 blowout. “That was a game we were in late, and we […]

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GFS Students compose score for production of ‘Arcadia’

The Germantown Friends School fall drama production of Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” featured incidental music composed by students Joseph Block ’17 and Shyam Natarajan ’16, with music teacher Andrew Westerhaus. Drama Department Head Lisa Burns initiated the collaboration, and Westerhaus and the students were eager to take on the project. “We’ve never written music that goes […]

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Hill native/CHA grad helped bring cable TV to Vietnam

by Alexander Feldman — Part Two Ed. note: Last week we ran an article about Alexander Feldman, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Business Council. Feldman, 48, who grew up in Chestnut Hill and graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy, has one of the world’s most unusual jobs — and vitally […]

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We deserve more info for road disruptions

One of the great innovations of Chestnut Hill’s retail corridor was the introduction of parking lots. The Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation was created in 1953 to lease and improve all the lots in upper Chestnut Hill. The idea showed a great deal of forethought from local leaders of the time, like Lloyd Wells, who knew […]

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No pretending to be in love on stage for a ‘Kiss’ couple

by Rita Charleston Peter and Rita meet at a party, fall under the spell of love and after a whirlwind courtship, marry at the home of the bride’s parents. At the wedding reception, a strange, old man requests a kiss from the bride. Suddenly, their love story turns into a puzzle as Peter begins to […]

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