Hiller leads effort to free those wrongly convicted

Community | September 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brenda Lange The Pennsylvania Innocence Project has named a Chestnut Hill resident as its executive director. Nan Feyler, JD, MPH, officially took over leadership of the nonprofit on Aug. 19 from David Richman, cofounder of the organization and its first president who had served as its interim executive director since May. Feyler and her […]

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Sanjiv Jain weds Becky Larson in spectacular ‘East-meets West’ celebration

Community | September 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro (with narrative provided by Sanjiv Jain) Passersby of Sanjiv Jain’s East Willow Grove Avenue home in Wyndmoor couldn’t help wondering just what sort of remarkable celebration was happening on Aug. 10. Guests were filtering in and out of the property dressed in colorful, traditional Indian clothes, Bollywood music and a Dholi (Indian […]

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Hill couple saves independent bookstore from closing

Community | September 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Christine Wolkin There’s a happy ending for Penn Book Center at 130 S. 34th St. in University City as a Chestnut Hill married couple, Matthew Duques and Diana Bellonby, have taken over ownership of one of Philly’s most beloved independent bookstores. In April, then-owners of the independent book shop Michael Row and Ashley Montague […]

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Dogs off leash again in Pastorius Park

Community, Pets | August 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Local reported on the first of two incidents in which an unleashed dog attacked a Hill resident walking in Pastorius Park in October 2016. After a second attack in February 2017, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department began an informational campaign to stress the importance of keeping dogs on leashes. Alain […]

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Local presidential expert weighs in on best and worst

Community | August 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear The relative greatness of U.S. presidents or its opposite is a subject of endless fascination to political junkies. One local resident who is a lot more than just a barstool debater, however, is author, historian and former dean of Temple University Ambler, Dr. James Hilty. The best and worst presidents to serve […]

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SCH ready to welcome students in new Lower School

Community, Schools | August 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Tracy When Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s McCausland Lower School and Commons opens its doors to students on the first day of the 2019-2020 school year, it will mark the completion one of the most significant building projects in the Chestnut Hill area in recent years and one of the most successful fundraising efforts […]

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