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McNally's Tavern, George Woodward Company, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, at their centennial. more
I am one of thousands of immunocompromised Philadelphians for whom taking public transportation, shopping for groceries or dining with friends at even an outdoor café presents serious risk. more
We’ve been making a few changes here at the Local in the four weeks I’ve been your editor. One of the most important of those changes started last week, when Tom Beck joined the team as our newest reporter. more
Nearly all of the feedback provided by neighbors was negative. more
“It being one of the principles of the Circumlocution Office never, on any account whatever, to give a straightforward answer.” more
On September 14th, I sent an email to the U.S. Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy.  Because I couldn’t trust the USPS to deliver a letter to him. more
Chestnut Hill Arts in the Fall. more
Last week, I began my new role as editor of this storied newspaper. And I consider myself fortunate indeed. I have always loved journalism, and being able to do it amid so much history and such a deep bench of fascinating people is an opportunity few could pass up. more
The news about logic has been illogical over the past few weeks. Most of the story has been on the medical front: We have a vaccine that prevents serious injury and death, yet some choose to get … more
There will be Labor concerts, Labor Day cookouts, even Labor Day last-minute bingeing of summer movies. Some of this will be loud. There will be firecrackers. more
In early August I drove 1,000 miles from Chestnut Hill to Northern Minnesota, where I participated in the Treaty People Walk for the Water, a 14-day, 265 mile walk from the Mississippi headwaters to the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul. Why take a week’s vacation to stand with Water Protectors so far away from Philadelphia?  more
If indeed the disease turned out to be some new variant of avian flu, disregarding the feeder guidelines could easily have intensified an outbreak. more
Monday’s FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is expected to open the door for more businesses to require immunization as a condition of employment. more
Another thing lost in the pandemic year: We will never again be able to tell our children We Had It Worse In My Day. more
How do we prove we’re vaccinated, and when? The PA card is notoriously slightly-too-big for a wallet. Restaurant workers, service workers of all kind, are trapped in this situation. more
Last week there was an error in a story I wrote...at the end of a long article with a lot of perfectly accurate facts. more
 We encourage letters from our readers. As a community, we thrive on civil discourse. more
Perhaps to many readers’ surprise, I thought Calvin Tucker’s missive against me in last week’s edition was fair game. more
The EITC allows businesses to receive tax credits for donating to scholarship organizations which then award scholarships to families who want to opt out of their assigned public school in favor of a participating private or public school. more
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