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We are independent and proudly so. We will, as individuals, seek to understand varying community perspectives and act in ways that fairly represent the best interests of Chestnut Hill. more
Chestnut Hill is at risk of losing its critically unique nature, as evidenced by the recent development proposals for 10 Bethlehem Pike, the original Friends Meeting House, and 30 W. Highland.   more
This R-rated English-language redo of the pulpy Swedish thriller doesn't have quite the suffocating suspense or emotional impact of the original. But for anyone who missed out on that masterful, subtitled gem, this is a respectable, stimulating substitute. more
Next week’s Local will not be the same. For the first time in 15 years the Chestnut Hill Local will go to press without Pete Mazzaccaro at the editorial helm. more
I am so disgusted by the gleeful reception that [Bill] Cosby is receiving, and his gloating effort in trying to reaffirm his innocence after his release from prison on what is a technical loophole. more
Over the 4th of July weekend, I had quite a few discussions with friends and relatives about the state of our democracy. This 4th of July was the first time I seriously considered the possibility that our democratic institutions were in jeopardy. more
It’s funny how life works. When Local editor Marie Jones first hired me as a full-time writer in 1999, I still wasn’t really sure journalism was what I wanted to do. I was interested … more
"Education is a passport to the future." It's more than just tests and textbooks, rather, it's information and life skills that draw out passion and potential in ourselves. more
The letter by Marci Mowery and Tim Herd in the 24 June Local is welcome and important.  The heading encapsulates its significance. more
As go our parks and public spaces, so goes our health and wellbeing. more
A family fantasy from Scorsese?  What's going on here? more
Dear CHCC: It’s summer, I am vaccinated and looking for something to do.  Any thoughts?  more
Ellen Van Pelt Wells was editor of the Chestnut Hill Local from 1958 to 1972. She passed away August 14, age 93. This column, from June 22, 1972, was one of the last she wrote for the Local, signed with her customary E.V.P.W. more
A mission: impossible to resist. more
I have been going into the Local’s office on Tuesday mornings every week since March 2020 when the city first imposed stay-at-home orders for residents and businesses. At the time, Local … more
Despite sporting a title that makes it sound like a refreshingly forthright slasher flick, this sprawling epic is actually a thought-provoking morality fable about manifest destiny and man-first destiny.   Maybe it’s true that no man is an island, … more
A colleague of mine has a favorite saying for whenever he hears of anything that rubs up against the norms we take for granted in a free society. It can be anything from a wrongful arrest to the … more
Make sure you know your own story, and also know that right now, there are certainly options for you despite how overwhelming a job search may feel.  more
 It’s a bloody musical! That's not a complaint, but a literal description of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007), director Tim Burton's movie version of Stephen Sondheim's unusual Broadway hit. more
When Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch cooked up the Fox News Network in 1996, Ailes decided to subtitle the network “Fair and Balanced.” As marketing gimmicks go, it was clever. It spoke to … more
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