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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
Thank you to everyone who voted in the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s annual Board of Directors election. We are truly honored and excited by the clear majority vote for Smart Growth for Chestnut Hill, and we are eager to take on the hard work that will be required to realize our platform’s goals for smart development, preservation of historic buildings, streetscapes and green spaces, and conservation and sustainability.  more
 We encourage letters from our readers. As a community, we thrive on civil discourse. more
“Bridesmaids” isn't a traditional romantic comedy, nor is it really a wedding flick.  What it is is an exploration of female friendship. more
We just wanted to let you know that we completed viewing "Skin of Our Teeth,” now at Quintessence Theater in Mt. Airy and were amazed at the production you created. 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
The boundaries of "doing whatever it takes to get by" change during times of financial hardship, a phenomenon that “Win Win” explores as it dramatizes the decision-making process in everyday life. more
 I am Jim Seif and I write to ask your support for my candidacy and for other independent “non-Slate” candidates for the CHCA Board. more
During the long days of the pandemic, there were long talks about how life would be different afterwards. In many ways the future arrived. In some ways, it did not. more
Wimbledon just ended. The Olympics start July 23 and the U.S Open August 30. Time for a tennis film. more
It’s OK. You can admit it. We’ve all done it at some point. more
It is exciting to see that we have so many candidates running in the 2021 CHCA Board of Directors election. It shows a robust level of community engagement and interest in the work of the community association. more
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
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