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Chestnut Hill College found to discriminate against 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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Numerous veterans propel Mount fall crew

by Tom Utescher In the fall, rowing’s “second season”, there’s not much going on in a lot of high school boathouses. That’s not the case with the Mount St. Joseph crew, which had six and sometimes seven eight-oared vessels working out on the Schuylkill and competing in fall races. In the primary scholastic rowing season […]

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Students provide Thanksgiving feasts to ‘Dear Neighbors’

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy parents, staff and students stepped up in a big way to provide over 25 Thanksgiving dinners to families at Visitation BVM Parish in the Kensington neighborhood. Each homeroom sponsored a family, collecting the specified items from the turkey and fixings, to desserts, table decorations and extra supplies to stock the pantry. Following NFA’s […]

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Trans-Siberian trip for local chef who loves Russia

by Michele Haines Michele Haines, a native of Paris, France, is the founder and executive chef of the Spring Mill Café, a French BYOB in Conshohocken for the past 34 years. She is also a world traveler and former teacher of foreign languages. I love Russia. I love the Russian people. I go every year […]

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The delicious Margherita wood-fired pizza is one of the few things our reviewer tasted that was not overly salty. (Photo by Judy Rubin)

From Wall Street to Horsham: pleasant, oversalted, noisy

by Judy Rubin On a dark and rainy night, we headed over to Horsham to check out Pizzeria Felici, just six weeks old, the baby of Chef Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal. The two entrepreneurial men are also co-owners of three Mexican restaurants: Cantina Feliz in Fort Washington, La Calaca Feliz in Fairmount and Taqueria […]

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Jackie Sherman and Robert Bauer in The Drama Group's production of "Prelude to a Kiss."

Romantic comedy turns suspenseful, even supernatural

by Hugh Hunter For over 30 years Robert Bauer has been directing, producing and acting in shows at The Drama Group in Germantown. He first saw “Prelude to a Kiss” by Craig Lucas on Broadway 25 years ago, and he tucked it under his hat as a play he knew he wanted to stage some […]

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