13 paramedics trained at Chestnut Hill Hospital

News | July 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill Hospital recognized last week the graduation of 13 members of Philadelphia’s Emergency Medic Services last week from an 18-month training program at the hospital. The program certifies the emergency medical technicians as paramedics. That recognition was made at a press conference that included the graduates, hospital staff and city officials. […]

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Teachers, parents question city school reopening plan

News | July 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The city introduced its plan to get students back to school in the fall, but many parents and teachers think there’s still far too much uncertainty to do so safely. Jerry Roseman, director of environmental science and occupational safety and health for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, said the School District […]

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School district details back to school plan

News | July 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Kate Dolan The Philadelphia School District’s plan to reopen schools on September 2 includes a hybrid model of in-person and digital instruction and the implementation of daily safety and health precautions. The plan, School Year 2020-2021: Advancing Education Safely Plan, was announced at a press conference on Wednesday July 15 by city and district […]

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Black students share stories of racism at private schools

News | July 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Chandler Fattah During this time of heightened focus on racial disparities, a spotlight has been shone on race relations within our own community. Current and former Black students are sharing their stories of prejudice, inequality and ignorance at predominantly white independent schools. Students are fed up and many are wondering: Is a stellar education […]

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Cricket Club considers its logo, history has few answers

News | July 15th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by George McNeely A “trending” topic in and around Chestnut Hill these days is the Native American head as the logo for the Philadelphia Cricket Club.  This is particularly true in light of the Washington Redskins announcement this week that it would retire its nickname and logo, which resembles the one used by the club. […]

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Springfield Commissioners tackle racial injustice, recycling and more

News | July 15th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Betsy Wallace Here are the highlights of the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners Workshop and Business meetings, held on July 6 and 8, respectively. Springfield Township and Racial Justice During the public comment section of the Township’s Business Meeting, a township resident asked about the township’s plans for addressing racial justice in light of […]

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City launches campaign to promote mask use

Featured Post, News | July 13th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Kate Dolan The stability of COVID-19 daily case counts in Philadelphia, the city’s MaskUp campaign and school reopening plans served as the main topics during last week’s COVID-19 update press conferences. “Case counts from the coronavirus continue to rise nationally and in Pennsylvania,” said the Philadelphia Health Commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley. “Now here in […]

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Childhood program in Mt. Airy ‘grew stronger in crisis’

News | July 10th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Erin Flynn Jay Germantown Jewish Centre’s Early Childhood Program (ECP) closed March 13 due to COVID-19. Before then, they were adjusting their health and safety protocols to support the quickly changing public health situation — requiring even more frequent hand washing, not sharing food among staff, limiting the type of materials the children were […]

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