Spooky Stories

Arts | October 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Welcome to the first annual spooky stories contest. Below are six stories submitted as part of the annual contest. Use the links below to read each one. A special thanks to all who submitted. 18 and overThe Tell-Tale DonationMorning on Wayward Island The Owl and the CatDragonsVisiting the Wild WestThe Very Deathly Hallows The Tell-Tale […]

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High winds down tree on E. Highland Ave.

News | October 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

High winds throughout the day brought down a large portion of a multi-trunk tree on the 200 block of E. Highland Avenue. Winds in Philadelphia were especially high, reaching a peak gust of 35.7 mph according to the  U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That speed is considered “near gale force.” Let us know if […]

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Cheese Shop closing is a loss for Chestnut Hill

Opinion | October 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Last week, we learned – suddenly – that the Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop would be closing its doors for good. The news was a shock to many people in Chestnut Hill and beyond who’ve come to expect the Cheese Shop to be a constant. After 56 years in Chestnut Hill, it’s as much an institution […]

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Liam Gallagher gives the people what they want

Liner Notes | September 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Twenty-five years and one month ago, Oasis roared onto the musical landscape with its debut album, “Definitely Maybe,” a rock record that wore the sheen of Beatles grandeur but seethed with blue collar grit and emotion. It etched in stone the Brit Pop ethos of the mid ‘90s and accomplished a very […]

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Compass: A tech-first brokerage with national ambitions establishes local roots in Chestnut Hill

Homes & Home | September 26th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro A generation ago, most real estate needs in Chestnut Hill were handled by older Hill-based firms like Eichler & Moffly and Prudential Fox & Roach. There’s been a cascade of changes over the last 10 to 15 years, however. Mt. Airy-based Elfant Wissahickon moved its headquarters to Chestnut Hill, Eichler Moffly merged […]

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Universal Basic Income might not be so crazy

Opinion | September 26th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or even a disinterested third party, you have to admit that there’s something really interesting about Presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s proposal to give a $1,000-a-month check to every American. It’s academically called Universal Basic Income. Yang likes to call it a “Freedom Dividend.” The plan has attracted an understandable amount […]

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