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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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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 […]

Crime Report, Feb. 22. 4 thefts from vehicles

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Feb. Feb. 16. Theft from vehicle on the 8000 block of Roanoke Street at approximately 8:49 p.m. Owner of vehicle was alerted that an unknown man entered his unlocked 2006 Lincoln Navigator through the right rear door in the parking lot. Feb. 16. […]

New Congressional map puts Hill, most of Philadelphia west of Broad St., in new district

  by Pete Mazzaccaro A court-ordered redistricting plan has dramatically changed the landscape for the state’s 18 U.S. Congressional Districts. Those changes are significant in Northwest Philadelphia and even more so in neighboring Montgomery County. In the half of Philadelphia west of Broad Street, former residents of Pennsylvania’s 2nd District are now in the 3rd. […]

Mt. Airy’s ‘20 Horses’ author has unbridled enthusiasm

by Barbara Sherf You might say that 61-year-old Mt. Airy resident Nancy Peter, author of the just-published “Twenty Horses,” is saddled with a lot of responsibility. But she is no neigh-sayer jockeying for position. Wide-eyed and smiling on the cover of her new book, Peter is seen with Cheyenne, a lovely mare she rides out […]


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New Congressional map puts Hill, most of Philadelphia west of Broad St., in new district

  by Pete Mazzaccaro A court-ordered redistricting plan has dramatically changed the landscape for the state’s 18 U.S. Congressional Districts. Those changes are significant in Northwest Philadelphia and even more so in neighboring Montgomery County. In the half of Philadelphia west of Broad Street, former residents of Pennsylvania’s 2nd District are now in the 3rd. […]

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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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Ask the Doc: Back pain, depression and how to get the best from your medical practitioners

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD, FAAPM&R Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every two weeks. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain, and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com. Dr. Schwartz’s advice is informational and not intended to be a substitute for a […]

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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 […]

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