By Design: Embracing your historic home

By Design | August 9th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Patricia Cove Chestnut Hill has the honor of holding the title of National Historic District, one of only a handful within the city of Philadelphia. The honor is given by the United States Department of the Interior after a thorough inventory of a community’s significance in American history, archeology, engineering, culture and, most notably, […]

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Education innovation awards announced at GFS

Community, Schools | August 9th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michelle Sonsino Six pilot projects were selected as recipients of the 2019 Maguire Innovation Fund for Progressive Education, a competitive grant program at Germantown Friends School (GFS) created to test new approaches to teaching and learning. Now in its second year, the fund provides an opportunity for GFS faculty, staff, students and partner organizations […]

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Family history comes full circle after 75 years at CHC

Arts | August 8th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Lois Perch Villemaire When Caitlin Brown and Zachary Perch started dating, they discovered an interesting and surprising coincidence. Not only did their paternal grandmothers both attend Chestnut Hill College, but they graduated together in the same class 75 years ago. Their names were Mary Agnes O’Neill and Shirley Blumenthal. The graduation ceremony took place […]

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On the Avenue: The morning briefing

On the Avenue | August 8th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Joe Dworetzky has practiced as a lawyer in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a […]

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For local teens, summer jobs can come with sexual harassment

News | August 8th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rose Klales During the summer, droves of teenagers enter the workforce. These young people hope to pad their college resumes and earn a little money before returning to school. But many teenage workers, particularly young women, receive more than they bargained for: the unwanted attention of patrons. The Local spoke to some area teens […]

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