Kismet Co-Work brings a taste of big city entrepreneurship to the Hill

Uncategorized | March 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro There aren’t many spaces like Kismet Co-Work in Chestnut Hill. Spacious and contemporary, it feels like the sort of office space you’d encounter in Center City – perhaps in a well refurbished warehouse in Old City or even Northern Liberties. But Kismet, the brainchild of local Realtor Chris Plant, represents a very […]

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[VIDEO] DA candidates tackle, corruption, asset forfeiture and more at Local debate

Uncategorized | March 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the Democratic primary coming up in May, the eight candidates for Philadelphia District Attorney, seven of whom are Democrats, came together last Thursday for a debate at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The Chestnut Hill Local co-sponsored the debate with WHYY, and Local editor Pete Mazzaccaro and WHYY’s Dave Davies served as […]

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Great new book on U.S. ‘Needless Wars’ by CHC professor

Uncategorized | March 17th, 2017 | 5 Comments

By Len Lear David R. Contosta, Ph.D., 72, a professor of history at Chestnut Hill College for the last 43 years, is one of the country’s most eminent historians. His curriculum vitae, at more than 5,600 words, would take up about 22 pages of copy in a typical book. He is the author or editor […]

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From horrific childhood to major success in art world

Uncategorized | March 10th, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Len Lear Almost everyone loves a story of rags to riches, a saga of someone who has overcome an excruciatingly painful background and through extraordinarily hard work, tenacity and just plain guts, has become super-successful in business, the arts, etc. Someone who has even become a role model to be emulated by anyone who […]

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14th Police District Captain promoted to public information office

Uncategorized | March 9th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Sue Ann Rybak Captain Sekou Kinebrew, of the 14th Police District, began his new position as commanding officer of public affairs and social media and public information officer of the Philadelphia Police Department on March 7. In an interview earlier in the week with the Chestnut Hill Local, the 21-year veteran of the […]

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Former ballerina kept on her toes at Freeman’s

Uncategorized | March 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Len Lear Whitney Bounty, 31, was a professional ballet dancer, but what keeps her on her toes now is her job as an Associate Specialist in the American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts department of Freeman’s, the oldest auction house in the U.S. (For 211 years, Freeman’s, now at 1808 Chestnut St. since […]

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Residents resist Comcast plans to raze historic boys club building

Uncategorized | March 1st, 2017 | 5 Comments

by Julia DeGregorio Comcast Corporation’s plans to demolish the Germantown Boys Club building at 23 W Penn St. and replace it with a new, more technologically sound one, costing around $20 million, have hit a snag. While the significant investment might appear to be good news for the neighborhood, there has been considerable pushback against […]

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