Challenge and opportunity in Library program

Opinion | January 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Stan Cutler The Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library have organized a series of presentations for your edification and enjoyment; our schedule is at the end of this column. It’s a varied and unique lineup of thoughtful, local presenters. We hope you were there for the first one, when our neighbor, arborist author Ned […]

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Congress should end the shutdown now

Opinion | January 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

As I write this column, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history stretches toward a full month in length. There is no sign at this moment that an agreement to reopen it is within reach. In this week’s front-page interview with EPA scientist Mindi Snoparksy, she makes the case for how a prolonged government shutdown […]

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The phone that spied on me

Opinion | January 10th, 2019 | Leave a comment

I first discovered my phone eavesdropping on me six months ago. My wife received a gift certificate for an online women’s shoe company. We were sitting in the living room, watching something on TV while she shopped the shoe company’s products on her laptop. We got in a discussion about what color was best. I […]

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The trouble with predictions

Opinion | January 3rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

Over the holidays, I was struggling to write a column for this space about predictions. What would 2019 bring? As you’re about to read, I didn’t really come up with any compelling answers. What I did have the time for was “Blade Runner 2049,” a sequel to the 1982 original starring Harrison Ford as a […]

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Looking forward to a better 2019

Opinion | December 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

This year, we did one of the things we always do around here: take an inventory of the past year of news for our typical “best of” roundup of the past year. We decided to do something different than in the past and used our online measuring tools to highlight the most read stories according […]

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2018: A busy year for our historic, green, urban village

Opinion | December 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Lori Salganicoff, Executive Director, Chestnut Hill Conservancy The Chestnut Hill Conservancy is speaking for the community with behind-the scenes advocacy, preserving our history and enlightening the community with unique public programming every day of the year! In 2018, the Conservancy has been speaking on behalf of the Chestnut Hill community locally, city-wide and nationally. […]

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