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  News last week that SEPTA would be restoring service to its Chestnut Hill West line – albeit on a schedule more limited than before it was shut down for most of the past year – … more
In Springfield Township, we are excited about moving to a clean energy future and have recently taken two important steps in this direction.  First, we are proud to be the first municipality in Montgomery Country to sign on to the “Ready for 100% Clean Energy” nationwide initiative.  more
Looking back on 2020, I see a year that was profoundly different than what any of us expected but also one in which our impact in Chestnut Hill was more important than ever. more
“Phoebe in Wonderland” (2008) boasts three splendid performances by a trio of gifted actresses. And one of them is — that is, was — a 10-year-old. more
 When it comes to social media, I’m not a prolific producer, but I have to admit that I can be a pretty profligate consumer. Twitter is my medium of choice. I follow a lot of news … more
I would like to comment on the recent negative comment by a reader about the addition to the Engine 37 firehouse that is not yet complete. more
If you had attended Tuesdays with Toomey group’s online rally on Tuesday [Jan. 12] you might have thought twice about quoting the Senator’s comments, critical of the President, without also quoting his wishiest of washiest statements on impeachment.  more
Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. Ah, seven-minute Saturday Night Live TV sketches adapted … more
It's time to recognize the ordinary in Chestnut Hill. Yes, this community is an architectural museum of extraordinary houses, a green landscape of trees and gardens, a community devoted to the arts; but it's also a place that is rich in the history of the everyday, of work, industry, school, and of things we barely notice. more
As a young family, we were lucky to have chosen Chestnut Hill to begin our lives together. It also had a wonderful playground at the center of town that became our destination more times than I can count and continues to be now that our children attend Jenks Academy.  more
The talk of Northwest Philadelphia for the past week have been two car jackings. The first took place on the 8000 block of Winston Road. The second one took place less than a week later on East … more
One puzzling aspect of the attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 is that many of the rioters claim to be Christians. more
I am a long-time Weavers Way Coop working member. Learning that coop workers many soon lose their Covid-19 hazard pay, I write in reference to their overall compensation. more
It has been tough but Bohemian Pink survived the year! With a very heavy heart I have decided to close the brick and mortar store at the end of January. more
We kept our masks on and gloves when needed and hit the ground running, the virus was not stopping us from helping others. more
How long does it take to walk down the aisle? In this case, half a decade. Or, as the old joke says, "Marriage is a three-ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, suffer-ing." more
I have no doubt that you are as focused as I am on the outrageous events at the Capitol last week, in which some 8,000 followers of President Donald Trump sacked the halls of Congress at his urging … more
What an incredible article about Yvonne Haskins and a great photograph, too (“Mt. Airy community activist, ex-cop, has unique history,” Dec. 31)! more
My aunt set up a 529 savings plan for my daughter, who is two years old.  She just let me know this month, and while I think that is fantastic, I asked how the money can be used, and what if my daughter doesn’t choose to go to college?  more
What can brown do for the protagonist of “Cedar Rapids?” Well, let's put it this way: Not much, even though he lives in Brown Valley, works at BrownStar Insurance, and dresses almost exclusively in brown. more
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