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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The Paper and (P)ink

Opinion | October 3rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

By the time you are reading these words on page 4, you have, presumably, discovered that your Chestnut Hill Local is pink. I assure you, even though it is pink all the way through, your Local is well-done. This week’s pink edition of the Local is a modest, but hopefully meaningful, attempt to bring heightened […]

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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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Commentary: Facts show U.S. border policy is killing people

Opinion | September 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Kipp Gilmore-Clough In his Aug. 28 letter, David Banov characterizes a report on my church group’s trip to the Sonoran Desert as containing “many assumptions devoid of facts.” I’m glad he took the time to write, as it provides an invitation to respond – and perhaps other readers hold similar misconceptions. The crisis around […]

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Gun safety: From lament to results

Opinion | September 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Jarrett Kerbel Our lives are in danger. In our schools, houses of worship, shopping malls, movie theaters, fairgrounds, sidewalks and concert venues, a gunman may open fire with horrific results. Any other public safety threat of this magnitude would attract swift corrective action. Instead, we pretend that can adapt to an unacceptable level of […]

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On the Avenue: Chin

On the Avenue | September 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Joe Dworetzky has practiced as a lawyer in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a […]

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Commentary: I’ve got his six. Who has mine?

Opinion | September 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Kara Maletta-Howe An officer’s spouse must always be ready for the worst. But who is there to support her when the worst is realized? As I sat there with swollen ankles and a protruding belly, I don’t think it hit me right away. I was more focused on the birth of our first daughter […]

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