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VIDEO: Chestnut Hill Hospital workers hold 1-day strike

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill Hospital workers began a one-day strike this morning in front of the hospital, 8835 Germantown Avenue. Approximately 100 employees were gathered at the hospital by 9 a.m., waving signs and chanting for better pay. The workers, who represent nursing assistants, transporters, secretaries and emergency department technicians employed directly by the hospital […]

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Local rowers return to Henley Royal Regatta

by Tom Utescher For the second year in a row and the third time in the past six years, Hill native and 2004 Chestnut Hill Academy graduate Pete Seymour celebrated most of the long July 4 weekend in England. For anyone as devoted to the sport of rowing as Seymour, this made perfect sense, because […]

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New head of school prepares for first year at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

As summer edges toward a close, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is welcoming a bold new change to its faculty in preparation for the 2016-17 school year, bringing global education to the core of the SCH curriculum. On September 16, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will celebrate the induction of its new head of school, Dr. Stephen […]

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Multi-talented G’towner named Philly’s Poet Laureate

by Len Lear Yolanda Wisher, 40, who was born in Germantown and has lived there for the last 16 years after being raised in North Wales, is an accomplished poet, singer, musician and educator. In fact, she was named the first Poet Laureate of Montgomery County in 1999 when she was just 23. And on […]

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2nd District delegates reflect area’s diversity

by Stan Cutler National political conventions are culture capsules. The delegates are citizens who have been given tickets to attend a ceremony, a celebration of and by people who are alike in their political identity. The cameras point to the podium, to the candidates and people delivering speeches. But who are those delegates? Who represents […]

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Roxborough Orchestra playing Mozart and Brahms Saturday

by Michael Caruso Michael Ludwig will conduct the Roxborough Orchestra in concert Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m., in the Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock Street in Manayunk. The program includes W.A. Mozart’s ‘“Prague’ Symphony No. 38 in D major” and Johannes Brahms’ “First Symphony in C minor.” Admission is free with no tickets […]

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