Ask the Doc: How to get the best sleep

Ask the Doc, Ask the Doc | May 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD, FAAPM&R Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every two weeks. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain, and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com.   Ty S asks: Why can’t I sleep well?  I exercise regularly and take […]

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Local votes make biggest impact

Opinion | May 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

It’s that time of year again – a primary election for offices both local and national – an election that will decide the nominees to run as Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress and state representative. In Montgomery County’s new 4th Congressional District, a trio of Democrats vies to represent the new district, a […]

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Planting trees good for looks and lifespans

Opinion | May 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

It would appear that Chestnut Hill has no shortage of trees. The neighborhood was dubbed “Philadelphia’s Garden District” 21 years ago for good reason. Trees of all variety abound, wrapping the neighborhood streets in greenery from the Wissahickon to Stenton Avenue. As green as Chestnut Hill is, there are still spaces that could use trees. […]

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Ask the Doc: How much alcohol is healthy?

Ask the Doc, Ask the Doc | May 3rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD, FAAPM&R Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every two weeks. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain, and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com. Sara from Elkins Park asks: I just read that alcohol consumption increases one’s […]

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To boycott or not

Opinion | April 27th, 2018 | 2 Comments

It was quiet in Starbucks in Chestnut Hill on Monday. On a normal weekday, the long café area is an all-ages row of people hammering away at the keyboards of their laptops and small groups chatting over their lattes. Yesterday, there were five people seated, three in line. It may have just been the fact […]

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Why committeepeople matter

Opinion | April 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Karen Bojar At the bottom of your May 15 primary election ballot you will see two, or in some cases, three people running for two committeeperson slots. Each ward is divided into smaller units known as divisions, which generally consist of between 500 and 800 voters. The Democratic voters in each division elect two […]

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City needs to address property tax hikes

Opinion | April 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The relationship we have to taxes has always been problematic. In many ways this country was founded  by disgruntled taxpayers. And if there’s one thing that’s worse than paying taxes, it’s having to suddenly pay more taxes. This is the scenario for people in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and other neighborhoods around the city – […]

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