Family, friends and stylists gather to send off Sherlocks Salon, closed after 40 years

Featured Post, News | February 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Only a few hours were left before the doors permanently closed at Sherlocks Salon in Chestnut Hill after 40 years in operation, and though there was an occasional damp eye, Saturday afternoon’s send-off was more a celebration of legacy than the mourning of loss. Kathleen Wallace, the salon’s former owner and founder, […]

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Rizzo estate sale ends with final keepsakes sold off

Featured Post, News | February 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Philadelphia columnist Stu Bykofsky snapped up the police whistle and the Bailey Banks & Biddle “rigatoni bowl.” Brian Lawlor scored the Civil Service Public Service Award, a mounted coral presented to Mayor Frank Rizzo by the Academy of Natural Sciences, and a solid-gold membership card to the Fraternal Order of Police. “Aaron” […]

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Rizzo memorabilia auction continues tonight

Featured Post, News | January 29th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Fans, frenemies and political junkies of the late Frank Rizzo will get their last chance to own an item from the former Philadelphia mayor’s personal estate at a live auction being held tonight at Uniques and Antiques in Ashton, Pa. The 130-lots scheduled for sale are comprised of mementos, books, ephemera and […]

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The Women’s March at a crossroads – controversies suppress turnout at an important time

Featured Post, News | January 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Bojar In January 2017, and again in 2018, millions of women worldwide poured into the streets of Philadelphia to protest the election of Donald Trump. It was a quickly-formed and impressive movement fostered by activist women who marched for gender justice and racial justice and local organizers, who fundraised, secured permits and planned […]

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Local EPA scientist says continued shutdown more than a personal hardship

Featured Post, News | January 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak As the U.S. government shutdown approaches its third week, Roxborough resident Mindi Snoparsky, a hydrogeologist at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a member of the EPA Union AFGE, said the shutdown affects more than just federal workers paychecks – it is halting important government services and placing human lives at […]

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