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By the time you read this column, more than 130,000 Americans will have died due to COVID-19. In late May and early June, it looked like we had left the pandemic’s worst days behind us. But the … more
by Rona Sisson Dear CHCC (Chestnut Hill Career Column):  I have been required to work from home, but frankly want to get back into the office asap.  I love my job but … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro Last week, I listened to an interview with SEIU president Mary Kay Henry. Henry’s union, Service Employees International Union, represents almost two million workers who are … more
Visitors attend the open house for “Africa in the Arts of Philadelphia: Bullock, Searles and Twins Seven-Seven,” before the Woodmere Art Museum closed due to COVID-19. By William Valerio For the … more
Laura sharpened her cooking skills while isolated on the Indonesian island of Bali. People have marveled at the bizarre Balinese holiday I have talked about for years and am currently fully immersed … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro This is the sixth issue of the Chestnut Hill Local we’ve put out since widespread closures due to COVID-19 have sent must of us home, working remotely and seeing little of our … more
By Theo Wyss-Flamm On Friday, April 10, 2020, the morning after Governor Wolf announced that all Pennsylvania schools were to be closed for the remainder of the year, my friends and I … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro Flatten the curve. We’ve all heard the phrase. It’s what we’ve all been working to do, keeping our social distance in this, our third week of a city and state-wide … more
Fellow Philadelphians: Every year since 2016 I’ve been thrilled to take part in Philly Free Streets as thousands of residents from every neighborhood came out to walk, bike, roll, and play after … more
By John Cacciamani, MDPresident and CEO, Chestnut Hill Hospital Chestnut Hill Hospital is ready to meet the needs of our community. Our amazing staff – housekeepers, valets, nurses and physicians … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro There is so much by which to be utterly gobsmacked right now. COVID-19, a microscopic virus -- a deadly, invisible strand of RNA -- has upended global health and much of the … more
by Marc StierDirector, PA Budget and Policy Center This piece first appeared on the Keystone Research Center and PA Budget and Policy Center's website. A recent study from the Institute for Health … more
by John Colgan-Davis For the past week or so there have been some wonderful sights and sounds when I leave my house early in the morning. On the little patch of land to the front and … more
Donate now to CH Local By John Derr Publisher Some of you may be surprised to have a print version of the Chestnut Hill Local in your hands this week.  I have received more than … more
by Lori Salganicoff After the recent loss of several notable historic buildings, and years of work, Springfield Township is taking a bold step toward preserving its history and architectural … more
Margaret and Howard Shapiro (in the background) with Ali Hussaini (seated, right) his wife Nahid (seated, left) and their children Maria (background) and Aryan (foreground). (Photo by Ted Goldman) … more
The Philadelphia Cricket Club’s sign.[/caption] by Hugh Gilmore Matthew Duques, a professor and new resident of Chestnut Hill who identifies himself as a “social critic,” wrote to this … more
The Ambler Theater by Grant Griswold Asbestos was the next big product in the early 20th century, and the borough of Ambler got into the business at exactly the right time. But after years and years … more
by Stan Cutler Seventy people came to the library branch on Germantown Avenue on April 23 to hear Claude Epstein’s presentation about an intriguing Philadelphia mystery – what happened to the … more
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