GFS grad named co-anchor of ‘Weekend Today’

Featured Post, News | January 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, 43, who graduated from Germantown Friends School in 1994, became co-anchor of the Weekend Today show last weekend. The news came shortly after co-anchor Sheinelle Jones’ announcement that she will be stepping away from the show to spend more time with her family. Jones co-anchored […]

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Warm weather weekend not entirely welcome

Opinion | January 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro It’s hard not to enjoy warm weather. Everyone in the Philadelphia region, the entire Northeast, really, was treated to a very unseasonably warm weekend. Temperatures climbed into the upper 60s prompting people to get outside, garden, hike or simply sit on porches taking in the winter reprieve. I saw dozens of people […]

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Hill McDonald’s closed, owners seek tenant

News | January 15th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill McDonald’s restaurant at 7800 Germantown Ave. closed for good on Jan. 1. The franchise operators having declined to renew their lease with the landlord, the Romano family, which operated a garage and gas station on the property many years ago. Doug Green, a principal with MSC Retail, which is […]

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It’s time to fix the sorry state of city schools

Opinion | January 9th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The School District of Philadelphia had to close Carnell Elementary School on December 20 when officials decided asbestos level in the Oxford Circle school building were unsafe. This week, the school district said it would keep the school closed until at least January 13 assuming testing in the building deems it safe […]

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Crime Report: One theft

Crime Report | January 8th, 2020 | Leave a comment

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Jan. 1 to Jan. 5, 2020. Please note the dates in bold listed below are when the crimes occurred, not when they were reported. Jan. 3. Theft from the 8600 block of Germantown Avenue on Jan. 3. Police were flagged down at Germantown […]

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Five favorite records and catchiest song of 2019

Liner Notes | January 2nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro I would normally follow the critical convention of calling this a “best of” list, but that would be dishonest. To be candid, I simply don’t feel like I’ve listened to enough popular music this year to make that sort of judgment. What I can do, however, is list my own personal favorites. […]

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