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I had the same vaccination experience as Hugh Gilmore [see Enemies of Reading, Feb. 11] with one unimportant difference. more
It all began early in the morning of Tuesday, February 9, when I received a message on My Tower Health Portal that I needed to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination. more
When Carter Woodson helped found Negro History Week in 1926, he had already accomplished quite a lot. more
A romantic-triangle drama in which Joaquin Phoenix stars as a troubled thirtysomething, heartbroken from a recent breakup, with bipolar disorder and suicidal tendencies, who suddenly finds himself juggling two new romances. more
The year 2021 begins the United Nations’ “Decade of Ecological Restoration,” or the UN Decade. The premise is that saving the planet requires healthy ecosystems. more
One of the first assignments I ever had as a writer for the Local many years ago was a Town Watch ride-around with the long-time head of Chestnut Hill’s watch, Dick Martin. I recall a … more
In response to the spate of car break-ins and recent armed robberies and carjackings, a group of Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy neighbors is proposing banding together to re-form local Town Watch in … more
In response to a Letter to the Editor printed in a recent edition [“Striving for a living wage,” Jan. 21], I would like to present your readers with facts regarding Weavers Way’s wages and compensation.  more
It's a "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" essay with sprocket holes. And real insight.    It's a "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" essay … more
  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
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