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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Executive Director Rosenbaum leaves CHCA

News | September 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  Last week, the Chestnut Hill Community Association announced that its executive director, Ryan Rosenbaum, had left the position that he had held for 21 months. “After careful consideration together, Ryan and the Chestnut Hill Community Association have decided to part ways,” wrote Daniel Pulka, CHCA vice president of Operations. “The CHCA thanks Ryan for […]

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Bike fundraiser helps young cancer researchers at University of Pennsylvania

Featured Post, News | September 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

The Breakthrough Bike Challenge will hold its 4th Annual ride on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Oley Valley. All of participant-raised funds support early-career cancer researchers at the University of Pennsylvania through the Richard “Buz” Cooper Scholars program. Researchers use pilot grants to investigate novel ideas with the hopes of applying […]

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