No culture shock for an American student abroad in Taiwan

Opinion | July 13th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Amelia Dogan I had reservations about traveling to Taiwan. Being abroad is not just about learning about a new culture, but also understanding my own American culture as well. And what of American influence and politics?. There are obvious things I expected: questions about China’s role in the world, being raised half Chinese, or […]

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Local leaders, pols applaud state funds for schools but want accountability

News | July 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak City officials, representatives, experts and residents weighed in on Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent announcement at a press conference held at Roosevelt Elementary School in Germantown to give $7.6 million toward a $15.6 million emergency cleanup to remove asbestos, lead, mold and other environmental hazards from 57 District schools. The Commonwealth is […]

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Better off with cats than kids?

Opinion | July 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Last week, the New York Times attracted a lot of attention for a story on declining birth rates in the United States. The report, by Claire Cain Miller of the Times’ UpShot data reporting blog, occupied much of its time with an extensive survey that found women had a multitude of reasons […]

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Hill Harry Potter Fest downsize will not affect Quidditch Tournament, college  conference

Featured Post, News | July 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

By Pete Mazzaccaro When news broke last month that the annual Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival was going to be dramatically downsized, there were rumors that Chestnut Hill College’s Brotherly Cup  Quidditch Tournament would also be curtailed or even cancelled altogether. Kathleen Spigelmeyer, Chestnut Hill College general counsel and assistant to the president told the […]

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Freedom should be free of fear

Opinion | June 29th, 2018 | 1 Comment

Next week, before the next issue of the Local hits mailboxes and store shelves, people around the country will have celebrated Independence Day, July 4. The point of Independence Day is to mark the founding of the nation, a nation that is not perfect in practice, but one that is based on the loftiest of […]

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Ann Page Platt Allen

Obituaries | June 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

Ann Page Platt Allen died peacefully on Saturday, June 16 at The Retreat Gardens, Rio Rancho NM. Her heart and spirit were ever-present, even as her memory diminished. Ann Page was born to Page Randolph Platt and Henry Norris Platt II in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1924. “Pagie” graduated from St Timothy’s School in […]

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James Bradley, long time math teacher

Obituaries | June 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

James Anthony Bradley, Jr., 87, formerly of Wyndmoor, a mathematics teacher at several local schools died June 12 at his home in Londonderry Retirement Community, Easton, Md.. Bradley was born February 21, 1931, in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of the late James Anthony and Eileen (Harrington) Bradley. A resident of Londonderry for the past three […]

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Chestnut Hill Business District accounts for past successes, sets goals at annual meeting

Featured Post, News | June 21st, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Members of the Chestnut Hill Business District met on Wednesday June 13 for its annual meeting. The organization serves as an umbrella for the Chestnut Hill Business Association, Parking Foundation and Business Improvement District. Part of the meeting was to fill board seats at the organization. The board of the Chestnut Hill […]

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