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Ruptured sewer line has residents, city at odds over fix

  by Brendan Sample Residents of Prospect Avenue, Summit Street and Stenton Avenue have been growing increasingly frustrated with a lack of progress in fixing a sewage leak from a manhole on the 8600 block of Prospect. Ever since mid-December, raw sewage has been leaking from the manhole and trickling down Prospect onto adjacent blocks […]

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Philadelphia watercolor artist for TV Guide Charles Santore at Woodmere

by William Valerio Charles Santore is a Philadelphia treasure. One of the great illustrators of our time, he is a practitioner of an art that has thrived in Philadelphia – a newspaper and printing city – since the days of Benjamin Franklin. No watercolorist working today can match Santore’s flair for drama or his brilliant […]

When the road to progress feels like a hamster wheel

When he was still in office, President Barack Obama liked to take an optimistic tone when talking about progress in a general way. It might be hard work, he argued, but the result of that work was always forward momentum. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll […]

SRC votes to spend $20 million for online learning

by Sue Ann Rybak The Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Feb. 15 to give roughly $20 million to outside vendors for virtual classes and data collection rather than allocating those funds to address and fix infrastructure-related environmental hazards district wide and hiring experienced certified teachers, counselors and librarians. Resolution B-12 allocates $10 million for […]

CHC nun inspired by Eagles during trip to Super Bowl

by Cathy Nerney Ed. Note: Sister Cathy, SSJ, Ph.D., is the director of the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College. I can hardly put into words the excitement I felt from the moment my brother Tom asked me if I would like to go with the family to the Super Bowl. WOW! […]

Navy veteran sets sail in powerful drama on Hill stage

by Rita Charleston “Come Back, Little Sheba,” now running at Stagecrafters Theatre through Feb. 25, was the first of William Inge’s plays to enjoy broad acclaim on the national stage, premiering on Broadway in 1950. It was turned into a 1952 film with Shirley Booth reprising her role as Lola Delaney, for which she won […]

Pioneering educators to perform at Woodmere this week

by Len Lear Two members of Project Voice, a unique team of highly accomplished writers, performers and educators who have worked directly with over 150,000 students from kindergarten through university level schools and venues in over 25 countries and have been spotlighted on TED, CNN, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, AOL, Education Week, and […]

Mt. Airy ex-Eagle linebacker recalls his years in NFL

by Carlos Bradley (as told to Ron Petrou) (Ed. Note: Carlos Bradley, 57, grew up on the 800 block of Chelten Avenue in Germantown. He graduated from Germantown High School in 1977, where he was an All-American football player. He was a star linebacker at Wake Forest University until 1982, when he was drafted by […]

Letters, Feb. 22: Reactions to Schuylkill Center wildlife clinic closing, director firing

A call for healing at Schuylkill Center “There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift our eyes. Remember that nature is our great restorer.” —Calvin Coolidge Our 340 acres at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education serve as […]


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SRC votes to spend $20 million for online learning

by Sue Ann Rybak The Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Feb. 15 to give roughly $20 million to outside vendors for virtual classes and data collection rather than allocating those funds to address and fix infrastructure-related environmental hazards district wide and hiring experienced certified teachers, counselors and librarians. Resolution B-12 allocates $10 million for […]

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GFS season ends with 55-46 loss to George School; stellar senior class graduates

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After Germantown Friends School upset Shipley at home last week, coach Shawn Werdt’s Tiger team had the closest thing to a fairytale ending it could hope for. GFS beat the then-first-place Gators 58-53, and figured that it was probably the last time they’d play on their home court. The team knew, […]

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NFA Christmas Concert

NFA Christmas Concert Brings Music to the Ears Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Fourth grade students (from left), Gavin Gravener, Briel Janke, Chloe Helenski and Henry Blocker III,  play their recorders in the school’s annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 6.  Under the direction of  John Spagenberg, the school’s band director, the audience listened to the lively tunes of […]

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CHC nun inspired by Eagles during trip to Super Bowl

by Cathy Nerney Ed. Note: Sister Cathy, SSJ, Ph.D., is the director of the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College. I can hardly put into words the excitement I felt from the moment my brother Tom asked me if I would like to go with the family to the Super Bowl. WOW! […]

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When the road to progress feels like a hamster wheel

When he was still in office, President Barack Obama liked to take an optimistic tone when talking about progress in a general way. It might be hard work, he argued, but the result of that work was always forward momentum. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll […]

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Philadelphia watercolor artist for TV Guide Charles Santore at Woodmere

by William Valerio Charles Santore is a Philadelphia treasure. One of the great illustrators of our time, he is a practitioner of an art that has thrived in Philadelphia – a newspaper and printing city – since the days of Benjamin Franklin. No watercolorist working today can match Santore’s flair for drama or his brilliant […]

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