There are many great reasons to become a doctor

Opinion | March 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by John Scanlon As Chestnut Hill Hospital’s chief medical officer, I’m often asked to speak to students who are interested in – or on a path to – a career in medicine. With the celebration of National Doctor’s Day on March 30, I’m reminded how critical is this role of mentor, educator and cheerleader for […]

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Kenney’s Rebuild program ripe for political cronyism

Opinion | March 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jay A. McCalla Back in early 2016, our new Mayor announced that he would pull together $600 million to repair our almost perpetually ignored infrastructure, specifically, libraries, parks and recreation centers. It was an important idea that was intrinsically popular with City Council, residents, media and the building trades. Since then, the figure for […]

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New 14th District Police Captain was escort for Pope Francis and other dignitaries

News | March 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Sue Ann Rybak The new 14th District Police Capt. John Hearn, a 28-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, has helped escort countless dignitaries such as Pope Francis, former President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, Senator Hilary Clinton and many other high-ranking officials. Hearn, 51, recently replaced Captain Sekou Kinebrew, who […]

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LaToya Small comes up big in the U.S. Navy and at CH College

Local Life | March 23rd, 2017 | 1 Comment

By Brenda Lange For LaToya Small, five years as a Chestnut Hill College (CHC) student just weren’t enough. After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2004 and master’s degree in counseling psychology the following year, she returned in 2012 to enter the Psy.D. program — another commitment of five years. For Small, however, resuming […]

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Newly commissioned works at Hill Presbyterian Church

Note-Worthy | March 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Lyric Fest, the vocal/instrumental ensemble directed by mezzo Suzanne DuPlantis of East Falls and pianist Laura Ward of Chestnut Hill, is set to present “It’s Elementary” Friday, March 31, in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill at 7:30 p.m. The program, which includes two newly commissioned song cycles, brings together the ancient […]

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Help make sure the Chestnut Hill show goes on

Opinion | March 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Ryan Rosenbaum Bit by bit, putting it together… Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art. Every moment makes a contribution. Every little detail plays a part. Having just the vision’s no solution. Everything depends on execution. Putting it together. That’s what counts. -Stephen Sondheim It’s been my honor to serve […]

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GFS choir kicks off tour to Italy with local concert

Schools | March 16th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Meg Cohen Ragas Every three years, the Germantown Friends School Choir goes on a spring tour, sharing its impressive and accomplished repertoire with people in different parts of the country—and around the world. This year, the 40-student choral ensemble, selected by audition from grades 10-12, will travel to Italy for a week of concerts […]

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Violet from Tennessee does not blossom in N.W. Philly

Arts | March 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter The closer Tennessee Williams got to his troubled family the better his writing became. Now running at Old Academy Players, “Suddenly Last Summer” (1958), was one of several plays rooted in painful memories of his southern belle mother and his mentally disturbed sister, Rose. The plot is simple and savage. Aging New […]

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