[VIDEO] DA candidates tackle, corruption, asset forfeiture and more at Local debate

Uncategorized | March 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the Democratic primary coming up in May, the eight candidates for Philadelphia District Attorney, seven of whom are Democrats, came together last Thursday for a debate at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The Chestnut Hill Local co-sponsored the debate with WHYY, and Local editor Pete Mazzaccaro and WHYY’s Dave Davies served as […]

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From horrific childhood to major success in art world

Uncategorized | March 10th, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Len Lear Almost everyone loves a story of rags to riches, a saga of someone who has overcome an excruciatingly painful background and through extraordinarily hard work, tenacity and just plain guts, has become super-successful in business, the arts, etc. Someone who has even become a role model to be emulated by anyone who […]

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14th Police District Captain promoted to public information office

Uncategorized | March 9th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Sue Ann Rybak Captain Sekou Kinebrew, of the 14th Police District, began his new position as commanding officer of public affairs and social media and public information officer of the Philadelphia Police Department on March 7. In an interview earlier in the week with the Chestnut Hill Local, the 21-year veteran of the […]

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Former ballerina kept on her toes at Freeman’s

Uncategorized | March 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Len Lear Whitney Bounty, 31, was a professional ballet dancer, but what keeps her on her toes now is her job as an Associate Specialist in the American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts department of Freeman’s, the oldest auction house in the U.S. (For 211 years, Freeman’s, now at 1808 Chestnut St. since […]

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Residents resist Comcast plans to raze historic boys club building

Uncategorized | March 1st, 2017 | 5 Comments

by Julia DeGregorio Comcast Corporation’s plans to demolish the Germantown Boys Club building at 23 W Penn St. and replace it with a new, more technologically sound one, costing around $20 million, have hit a snag. While the significant investment might appear to be good news for the neighborhood, there has been considerable pushback against […]

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Finding my way in Winchester: Three weeks at an elite, all-boys, British boarding school

Uncategorized | February 17th, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Lila Sternberg-Sher GFS Class of ’17 Early on the morning of Jan.6, I met up with three Germantown Friends School classmates and a faculty chaperone at Philadelphia International Airport. We were headed to an exchange program to Winchester College, an elite, all-male, preparatory boarding school located in the south of England. Dan Gordon, a […]

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