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Police charge Leroy Wilson in murder of Regina Holmes

Police announced in an afternoon press conference today that they had arrested and charged LeRoy Wilson, 37, of Philadelphia with the murder of Regina Holmes. Holmes, 85, was a long-time resident of Mt. Airy and an employee of the Chestnut Hill Local. Philadelphia Police Captain John Clark, head of the department’s homicide division, announced the […]

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Mount crew races at historic Henley

by Tom Utescher Last month two dozen members of the Mount St. Joseph Academy crew mined the mother lode of rowing tradition, traveling to England to participate in the 2015 Henley Women’s Regatta. The annual event was staged in the fabled rowing centre of Henley-on-Thames on June 19-21. Mount St. Joe oarswomen have attended the […]

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One of Philadelphia’s first Montessori schools celebrates 45th anniversary

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, a leader in early childhood education for 94 years, is proud to celebrate the 45th anniversary of its prestigious Montessori program. One of only six schools in Pennsylvania accredited by the American Montessori Society, NFA offers families the unique option of a Montessori program in addition to its primary program. The Montessori preschool […]

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Jenna Clay, 29, a Mt. Airy resident and criminal justice major at Chestnut Hill College, works two jobs while also maintaining good grades at CHC. (Photo by Len Lear)

CHC student works non-stop for better life

by Len Lear I have always thought that restaurant servers, especially those in lower- and mid-level chains, are among the most underappreciated workers in society. They have to put up with just about everything that customers (who are “always right”) dish out to them, not to mention managers who are also under extreme pressure to […]

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Amanda wanted to join the children but “was too busy watching Flossie’s rectum for signs she was about to blow.”

Special needs kids’ field trip not a barrel of laughs

by Amanda Parry My daughter’s special needs preschool class just had its second and final field trip of the year. Like a big fat sucker, I offered to chaperone. It’s not easy taking special needs kids out in a group, probably because each of them has (Duh!) special needs. Loud noises, strong smells, even a […]

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The Lawsuits performing at Pastorius Park. (Photo by Megan Clinefelter)

Chestnut Hill outdoor ‘courtroom’ thrilled by Lawsuits

by Michael Caruso The 67th annual festival of concerts in Chestnut Hill’s Pastorius Park continued Wednesday, June 24, with a sterling performance by The Lawsuits. Despite bouts of horrific weather before and after last Wednesday evening, the concert and its audience were the beneficiaries of Mother Nature’s good wishes with surprisingly pleasant weather. The band efficaciously offered […]

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