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Dear CHCC: It’s summer, I am vaccinated and looking for something to do.  Any thoughts?  more
Make sure you know your own story, and also know that right now, there are certainly options for you despite how overwhelming a job search may feel.  more
by John DerrPublisher We are excited to announce a new, redesigned, more user-friendly chestnuthilllocal.com.  We plan to launch the new site next Monday and we invite all of you to go online and … more
By Chandler Fattah The world is constantly evolving, adopting new traditions and parting with ideas that no longer appeal to the majority of the public. The impetus for social change is typically a … more
By George Coates, Jr. Shortly after the protests over the horrific death of George Floyd began, it became de riguer that academic and cultural institutions regardless of their stated … more
In the last year, we’ve suffered remarkable national and global crises – both the unrelenting spread of Covid-19 and a complete reexamination of our country’s long, long record of racial … more
By Howard A. Myrick “It’s all local.” So goes the familiar expression about politics. It is a truism that applies (or should apply) also to news analysis and reporting in the … more
Amid the many, many aspects of life that have been disrupted during this long pandemic-induced period of working and schooling from home, a noted loss for people in Chestnut Hill and nearby … more
Dr. Geri Lynn Utter By Geri Lynn Utter, PsyD. As I sat down to write this article, I thought to myself, what should my first sentence say? “During these uncertain times” or “during this … more
This week’s front-page story by Kate Dolan will likely not come as a surprise to most readers. As is the Local’s nearly annual tradition, we’re again reporting on young people diving and … more
As I think back on how the coronavirus pandemic played out in the months since March, I can’t help but be struck by the prevailing changes in outlook from one week to the next. The only thing that … more
(Ed. Note: I am sure we all had teachers throughout our school years who we thought were just so-so and those we thought were magnificent, who may have even changed the course of our lives for … more
In a little more than a week, federal bonuses of $600 a week to the unemployed are set to expire. If that happens, our economy, which has managed to chug along if a little crippled since the … more
By State Senator Art Haywood Nationwide, Americans continue to staunchly protest systemic racism. The country has not seen action like this since the Civil Rights and Black Power movements … more
Let me begin by saying I don’t know the answer to this question. I’m not sure anyone really knows the answer to this question. And as this pandemic looks certain to persist through the rest of … more
US Airmail stamp commemorating Philp Mazzei, the forgotten Italian founding father. by Pete Mazzaccaro As statues of Christopher Columbus have been toppled around the country, an angry and violent … more
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
In normal, non-pandemic times, I am ravenous listener of podcasts. I’m a dedicated fan of some of the most tried and true of the format: Terry Gross’ “Fresh Air,” Marc Maron’s “WTF” and … more
The Chestnut Hill Local is often referred to as a “community newspaper.” It’s a simple term that defines a straightforward purpose. The Local is a newspaper that was created to cover the … more
by George Stern It’s not easy to say, “I was wrong.” It’s so much simpler to pretend that everything’s OK, to make excuses (“I really meant…”), to blame others (“he misled … more
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