Letters, Feb. 23

Letters | February 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

Thanks to Sen. Casey for vote against Pruitt We are mothers and physicians (a pediatrician and a psychiatrist, respectively). We share serious concern for the harmful impacts of pollution on children’s physical and mental health, including mercury pollution interfering with babies’ brain development, particulate matter worsening breathing problems for children with asthma, and lead exposure […]

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Letters: Feb. 16

Letters | February 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Farmers market has never been better As a longtime resident of Chestnut Hill – 17 years – I have seen the farmers market, now called Market at the Fareway, evolve in many ways.  I am happy to say it’s never been better! The Market’s owner, Ron Pete, has overseen an amazing redevelopment of the Market. […]

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Letters: Feb. 9

Letters | February 8th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Embracing neighbors with political differences I feel deep distress at the direction in which our country is going. I think that most people on both sides of the political divide are sincere and well intentioned. Although I voted for Hillary Clinton, I have many friends and family who voted for Donald Trump. I love and […]

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Letters Feb. 2

Letters | February 1st, 2017 | 2 Comments

  Trump order is un-American Contrary to the Trump administration’s characterization, I am not a hysterical voice to be ignored. I was born an American citizen, have voted in all elections, save one – a mistake I regret – and have followed the first week of this administration carefully. An executive order banning people because […]

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Letters: Jan. 26

Letters | January 25th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Climate concerns for SEPTA Those of us concerned about climate change should note there is an important piece of climate politics in our own backyard.  SEPTA, which has made laudable sustainability efforts, has succumbed to natural gas industry pressure and proposes to build a natural gas power plant in nearby Nicetown. The stated purpose is […]

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Letters: Jan. 19

Letters | January 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Tutoring a chance to care for all children When Thursday Tutors at Houston Elementary School started meeting regularly with a break for lunch, we decided our most important offering was “showing up” consistently for our children. After several years, we had to admit we were showing up as much for each other as for them. […]

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Letters: Jan 12

Letters | January 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Trumping Trump Since the president-elect is such a narcissist and greedy hog, always seeking the media’s attention with his tweets and self-absorbed statements, why doesn’t the media pay less attention to his dribble and focus more on other people in his administration? Let them, instead of him, become more the spokespersons for this Republican-controlled government […]

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Letters Jan. 5

Letters | January 6th, 2017 | Leave a comment

A big thanks to cat lovers Brendascatrescue (BCR) sends purrs of thanks to so many wonderful supporters who helped us rescue 148 cats and kittens in 2016. Thank you to the adopters, to the businesses who host our cats for adoption and allow our collection canisters in their stores, to those who donated money, food […]

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Letters: Dec. 29

Letters | December 29th, 2016 | Leave a comment

14th District holiday crime prevention tips The 14th District officers would like to thank all of the residents of Chestnut Hill & Mount Airy for their increased efforts by calling 911 to report suspicious cars and people over last several months. This led to arrests and deterred crime tremendously, by directing Police to where we […]

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Letters: Dec. 22

Letters | December 21st, 2016 | Leave a comment

Is it really such a ‘Wonderful Life?’ I was at first incensed that Perry Block dared to write a derogatory article about a beloved Christmas movie (“Enough already with the most popular Christmas movie ever,” Dec. 15). But I just had to write to tell you that it did give me a very good laugh. […]

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