New Avenue studio to highlight artistic photography

News | September 27th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady When Jeremy Simon throws open the door to 8117 Germantown Ave. on Friday, Sept. 29, for the grand opening of his new photography studio, he will be celebrating a sort of homecoming of the mind. Simon, 47, spent three years practicing his visual artistry in London on an entrepreneurial visa. But when […]

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SCH posts new mission statement and values

News | September 27th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After a collaborative effort from the school community, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy officially unveiled its new mission statement in conjunction with the start of the 2017-2018 school year. The initiative was led by Dr. Stephen Druggan, SCH Head of School, who took over the position in July of last year. “Last year […]

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Hill native Michael Friedman, prize winning composer, dies at 41

News | September 27th, 2017 | 2 Comments

Award winning composer Michael Friedman, a Chestnut Hill native, died Saturday, Sept. 9, in New York from an HIV-related infection. He was 41. Friedman won the 2007 Obie Award for sustained excellence and is best known for his musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” which began off-Broadway in 2008, before opening on Broadway in 2010, earning […]

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Library’s after-school program helps kids LEAP ahead

News | September 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Elijah Museau, 8, a student at Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences, sat at the table tentatively listening to Marlene Sider, the literary enrichment after-school program (LEAP) director at Chestnut Hill Library, explain his math homework. Thanks to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s LEAP program, students like Museau can receive […]

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Meet Vince Regan and Whitney Golden: ADAs who oversee Northwest criminal prosecutions

News | September 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office looking at new leadership with the upcoming election in November, it may be easy to overlook the fact that not every position in the department is being overhauled. Two assistant DAs in particular, Vince Regan and Whitney Golden, have each been serving Northwest Philly for several […]

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Shuttle buses and police checkpoints for Harry Potter Festival

Featured Post, News | September 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Last year, Chestnut Hill’s Harry Potter Festival’s success caught up with it. By the business district’s count, some 45,000 people congregated in Chestnut Hill for a weekend of wizard-themed festival last October. While business owners were pleased with the turnout, residents complained about parking and traffic tie-ups. Festival goers said there weren’t […]

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