Valentine’s Day celebration: A blessing or a curse?

Local Life | February 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Roz Warren Valentine’s Day: the best day of the year, or the worst? The words “Valentine’s Day” evoke images of flowers, chocolate and romantic, candle-lit dinners. But when I asked my Facebook friends how they observe the day, I got a surprising variety of responses: The first, from a happily married pal, was unabashedly […]

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Grant funding secured to restore intersection

News | February 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Maddie Clark On Monday, Feb. 4, Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood announced that funding has been approved regarding the improvement of historic streets in Philadelphia, and that at least some of that would be used to repair the intersection of Mermaid Lane and Winston Road in Chestnut Hill. “I am pleased to announce [that […]

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State must move to improve mortality rates for black mothers

Opinion | February 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Nina Ahmad, Ph.D. The timely, informative panel on maternal and infant mortality, “Why are Black Mothers & Babies Dying?” convened by Jovida Hill, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Commission for Women, drew a standing-room only crowd at the Lucien Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library on Dec. 15, 2018. The panel included such maternal care […]

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Cat adoptions, Feb. 14

Local Life, Pets | February 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

INFORMAL TUXEDO: Pixstar is a one-year-old Tuxedo who is very social and loving. Pixstar enjoys attention and loves hugs! He’s been looking for a home for a while, so please sweep this sweet guy into your arms. Pixstar is ready for adoption at ACCT Philly, 111 W . Hunting Park Ave. Contact Adopt@ACCTPhilly.org PEAPOD is […]

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‘In a Lonely Place’ opens new Tuesday Night Movies season

News | February 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Gloria Grahame and Humphrey Bogart star in Nicholas Ray’s 1950 romantic noir “In a Lonely Place” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Woodmere Art Museum, 9211 Germantown Ave. Bogart, in what many consider the finest performance of his career, plays a screenwriter suspected of murder. The film is adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes […]

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9th Ward Dems to host open candidate meet and greet

News | February 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

The 9th Ward Democratic Committee is hosting a Meet the Candidates event on Monday, Feb. 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House, 20 E. Mermaid Ln. The event promises to make candidates for office available for answering questions and to provide voters with opportunities to learn about important issues and […]

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Hay fever is not necessary to benefit from this Allegra

Arts | February 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston The story unfolds at Belmont, a fictional, mainly white liberal arts college in Vermont. Suddenly, Sarah Daniels, Dean of Students, finds herself faced with an explosive situation after one of the handful of African-American students at the school reports receiving hate mail. As threats and abrasive confrontations among faculty and students multiply, […]

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