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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Ask the Doc: Connection – are you feeling it?

Ask the Doc | December 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every month. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com Q: How do we handle feelings of loneliness and/or depression around the holidays? From childhood, […]

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City libraries are worth the investment, and they need more

Opinion | December 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Stan Cutler It is hard to persuade City Council and the Mayor’s Office to adequately fund the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP). Because of staff shortages, our local branch is not open on Saturdays and opens late on weekdays. Our organization, the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library, works alongside other Friendsgroups citywide as […]

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