Featured Story:

On the front lines: Fighting the opioid addiction with Narcan

  This is the final article in a series that examines adolescence and addiction. Instead of focusing on the growing problem, it attempts to make the public aware of some the programs that are attempting to address addiction and provide hope for those who struggle with addiction every day.   by Sue Ann Rybak  In […]

Latest Stories

Shirley Hanson: A cornerstone of Chestnut Hill history

by Frank Niepold In 1966, the nation’s interest in historic preservation had begun to surge – culminating that year in the creation of the National Register of Historic Places and in many individual efforts across the nation, including Chestnut Hill. That same year, the local chapter of the VFW wished to reduce the size of […]

Mt. Airy horseback riding coach helps African American trio make history

By Barbara Sherf Mt. Airy resident and horseback riding coach Lezlie Hiner was basking in the spotlight as three of her students captured the U.S. Polo Association National Interscholastic championship in 2011 and 2012. Two of the three boys competing are brothers: Kareem and Daymar Rosser. Joined by Brandon Rease, the trio made up the […]

Local son of refugees from Nazis stages ‘Roses in June’

By Rita Charleston Although Timothy Kolman says his play, “The Roses in June,” currently being staged at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place in Center City, through July 1, is not strictly autobiographical, it does deal with undeniable similarities to his own family history. Kolman was born and raised in London. His parents were […]

Mt. Airy illustrator is helping surgeons to save lives

by Len Lear If you’ve ever needed surgery that required a specific, likely unpronounceable operation, chances are the surgeon who performed the precise task learned what that area of the body looked like under the skin and bone because of a medical illustration. Just as much a part of a medical education as white lab […]

From Honduras to Philadelphia Nearly killed, immigrant walked 7,500 miles to survive

  By Len Lear Luis Canales’ story should be in Time magazine, the New York Times and on “60 Minutes.” It is that compelling and probably unique. After all, how many people have walked 7,500 miles in one pair of shoes to escape murderers? Canales, 29, now lives in the city’s Nicetown section — not […]

Hill Environmental Justice Center to host solar informational

The Environmental Justice Center at Chestnut Hill United Church has been working for years to slow climate change.  Although climate disruption will hurt almost all sectors of the natural and human worlds, the Center recognizes that those at the margins of society – the elderly, the very young, people of color, the medically fragile, the […]

St. Martin’s sets high standard for community service

by Eric Dolente  A man of devout faith, the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, preaches well beyond sermons and community prayers. When it comes to social justice, Kerbel and his progressive church have a major influence in the community. Kerbel’s 24-year career in the priesthood has influenced not only this small Philadelphia […]

City demographics not represented by building trades unions 

by Jay A. McCalla Anyone who’s been even causally paying attention to the tortuously dull, partially public, negotiations over Mayor Kenney’s $500 million Rebuild (renovations of recreation centers, libraries and parks) could be forgiven if he or she feels they had returned to the 1970’s. Hearkening back to the movie Groundhog Day, black Council people […]


News:

Hill Environmental Justice Center to host solar informational

The Environmental Justice Center at Chestnut Hill United Church has been working for years to slow climate change.  Although climate disruption will hurt almost all sectors of the natural and human worlds, the Center recognizes that those at the margins of society – the elderly, the very young, people of color, the medically fragile, the […]

More News:

Sports:

After tough loss, Mt. Airy Stars rebound over Roxborough

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After Mt. Airy concluded Sunday night’s game over Roxborough with a 6-3 win, the mood was distinctly different than that which befell Leeds Field the week prior. If you’ll recall, the Stars got shelled by Loudenslager, 9-2, in a game that featured constant missteps. This Sunday, though, you wouldn’t know it. […]

More Sports:

Schools:

SCH House Tour on Friday

Learn more about “one of the Top Ten Great Neighborhoods,” as recognized by Forbes.com on the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Community House Tour and Boutique on April 21, 2017. The tour will offer guests special access to eight lovely and historic homes in and around Chestnut Hill while also weaving in significant local landmarks. Funds […]

More School News:

Local Life:

Mt. Airy horseback riding coach helps African American trio make history

By Barbara Sherf Mt. Airy resident and horseback riding coach Lezlie Hiner was basking in the spotlight as three of her students captured the U.S. Polo Association National Interscholastic championship in 2011 and 2012. Two of the three boys competing are brothers: Kareem and Daymar Rosser. Joined by Brandon Rease, the trio made up the […]

More Local Life:

Opinion:

Shirley Hanson: A cornerstone of Chestnut Hill history

by Frank Niepold In 1966, the nation’s interest in historic preservation had begun to surge – culminating that year in the creation of the National Register of Historic Places and in many individual efforts across the nation, including Chestnut Hill. That same year, the local chapter of the VFW wished to reduce the size of […]

More Opinions:

Arts & Entertainment:

Local son of refugees from Nazis stages ‘Roses in June’

By Rita Charleston Although Timothy Kolman says his play, “The Roses in June,” currently being staged at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place in Center City, through July 1, is not strictly autobiographical, it does deal with undeniable similarities to his own family history. Kolman was born and raised in London. His parents were […]

More Arts & Entertainment: