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Without my knowledge or permission, my name and address were signed to a letter published in the Chestnut Hill Local last week. I had never seen this letter before it appeared in the paper, nor would I ever have agreed to sign it.  more
I t should be noted that after spending months, and taxpayers dollars, in this personal attack on the police, Springfield Township Board of Commissioners does not have any legal right to do so. more
To abruptly force Yu Hsiang to terminate its local business in the name of "efficiency" of some planned improvements by a new mall owner seems outrageous. more
A friend and I were walking our dogs in the Cherokee Apartments on Wolcott Drive in Chestnut Hill when a homeless man who lives in the woods next to the apartments ran towards us brandishing a glass bottle, shouting. more
Police officers perform a dangerous and often thankless job, day in and day out. My family and I appreciate their service to our community. However, the logo they're using is a divisive symbol that undermines the values that bind us. more
Watertower Clean-up Day took place last Saturday, April 2. Although quite a bit of trash and debris were cleaned up nothing was done to keep it that way. more
I surprised myself at how emotional I became upon learning the United States Senate had confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson's appointment to the highest court in the country. more
This amenity, provided at no cost to you, can lower crime, reduce stress, reduce cooling bills, calm traffic, mitigate air pollution, help manage stormwater, increase atmospheric oxygen, improve your mental health--and is beautiful. But alas, it will not make julienne fries. more
The tradition of reflecting on Christ’s sayings on the cross goes back 335 years. A century later, Haydn was commissioned to provide music for a Good Friday service in Cadiz, Spain. more
The three major works of the musical roster were the “Magnificat” and “Nunc dimittis” from the “Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense” (Service for Magdalen College, Oxford University) by Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) and the anthem at the Offertory “Turn Thou to Thy God” by Leo Sowerby (1895-1968). more
But no matter the age, or the season, or the social atmosphere, I have always felt that rules are important. more
If we're truly going to make tackling climate change a priority, we must transition away from heating and appliances that are fossil fuel-powered and instead take advantage of electric alternatives that can be powered by clean sources like wind and solar energy. more
To say that the show was a disaster I feel is a gross understatement. more
For the past three years in the pages of the Chestnut Hill Local, I have been so fortunate to be able to write about what I love most: food. more
The college is ignoring the fact that their campus and the SugarLoaf property are both listed as “significant" resources in the National Register Historic District. more
For many years, I had been keeping up a regular walking routine in Wissahickon Valley Park.  I no longer do so. more
Peggy Hendrie was the soul of the Parking Foundation Manager in the mid 1980s. more
There are some potholes that I’ve encountered regularly on Bethlehem Pike at the big intersection of Paper Mill Road and Stenton Avenue that I believe are going to disable my car sometime soon. more
Despite being an American, loving this country, and English being the language I now think in, Kyiv has never stopped being a city I love and am nostalgic for. So much so that three days of our … more
Tom Beck’s article in the March 3 Chestnut Hill Local, ‘Regional Rail not recovering from COVID,’ includes the telling observation by Wayne Junction developer Ken Weinstein that to … more
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