PA’s legislative victory is an chance to celebrate two groups that help protect children from abuse

Opinion | December 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Helen Mallon Until around 30 years ago, few, if any, organizations existed to help sexually abused children. Today, Philadelphia’s children find a safe, caring response at Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, which is a national model for similar organizations. In one child-friendly building in North Philly, PCA offers coordinated services to children and their families at […]

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Commentary: Water Tower Rec Center needs our support

Opinion | December 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Peggy Bradley What I enjoy most about the Water Tower Recreation Center is the melding of our community. There are no class, race, gender, age or political barriers. It is where I see the best of Chestnut Hill. There are many wonderful programs happening at our community recreation center. These take place every day […]

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On the Avenue: The defense

On the Avenue | November 27th, 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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Let’s all take Thanksgiving off

Opinion | November 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

I’ve always liked Thanksgiving because it might be one of the least commercialized holidays we have left. It’s a simple celebration that focuses on nothing more than a big meal with family and friends. What’s not to like? Thanksgiving is fending off a real challenge these days, however, from the ever-expanding creep of holiday shopping. […]

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Fed up with your job? What would Steven Slater do?

Opinion | November 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Roz Warren More than nine years ago, on Aug. 9, 2010, flight attendant Steven Slater, fed up with dealing with the public, cursed, grabbed a beer and slid down the evacuation chute of the JetBlue aircraft that was his workplace, and into the hearts of fed-up American workers everywhere. His inspiring (if illegal) escape […]

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On the Avenue: Thank yous

On the Avenue | November 21st, 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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Memeing the days away

Opinion | November 21st, 2019 | Leave a comment

In the future, say 50 years from now, the Ken Burns of the future will likely make a documentary about the tumultuous 2010s. He, she or they will examine the great political unrest of our times and the grave issues of spiraling environmental catastrophe. They’ll wonder what we did to tackle these problems. And they’ll […]

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On the Avenue: Delinkage

On the Avenue | November 15th, 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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