For fraternities, it’s time to shape up or shut down

Opinion | December 21st, 2017 | 1 Comment

  Tim Piazza, a Beta Theta Pi initiate at Penn State, was encouraged to drink large amounts of alcohol as part of a hazing ritual known as “the Gauntlet.” Some 12 hours later, after having fallen down a set of basement steps and suffering multiple head injuries while trying to get up, having been virtually […]

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CH Conservancy looks forward after wrapping up historic 50th year

News | December 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro For Lori Salganicoff, executive director of the Chestnut Hill Conservancy, the organization’s 50th year was in many ways more of the same things the former Chestnut Hill Historical Society has always done. It added nine acres of Wissahickon Watershed to its 140-acre collection of open space easements and preserved two homes by […]

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NFA Christmas Concert

Schools | December 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

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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Tax bill is highway robbery of working, middle class

Opinion | December 14th, 2017 | 12 Comments

Just in time for the season of giving, congressional Republicans appear to be on the verge of passing a tax bill that represents one of the most transparent money grabs for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, breaking a huge string of promises President Trump made on the campaign trail to “stick it to Wall Street” […]

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Holiday Parade returns Dec. 16

Featured Post, News | December 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The fifth annual Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec 16, on Germantown Avenue from 9 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. The hour-long procession will begin at Rex Avenue and end just below the Chestnut Hill Hotel, 8229 Germantown Ave. The parade’s organizer, former Chestnut Hill Community Association president […]

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Snow can’t stop Holiday House Tour

News | December 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro While day-long snow totals may have kept some from venturing from their homes on Saturday, organizers of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Holiday House Tour on Dec. 9 said they were pleased with both the attendance and the event. “It was a fantastic tour,” said Holiday House Tour committee chair Helen Phillips. […]

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We’re all enablers if we don’t act on sexual harassment

Opinion | December 6th, 2017 | 30 Comments

  Recent stories of powerful men sexually harassing and assaulting women have taken over the news in a flood of ever-more-shocking scenarios. From movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to actor Kevin Spacey and from comedian Louis C.K. to veteran NBC anchor Matt Lauer – many men who used their powerful positions to proposition and assault women […]

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Community Assn. hires a new  executive director

News | November 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill Community Association announced last week that it had chosen a new person to lead the organization: Mt. Airy resident Anne McNiff. McNiff will leave her current position as foundation manager at Chubb Charitable Foundation, where she has worked for six years. Prior to her position at Chubb, McNiff worked […]

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The too-quick, cruel hands of time

Opinion | November 30th, 2017 | 4 Comments

A joke du jour of late night comedy depends on the sensation that the 12 months since Donald Trump was elected president seem a lot more like 12 years. Or more. The nearly daily outrages, scandals, dustups and Twitter battles the President has left in his wake defy the very concept of time. There’s just […]

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