New women’s pro basketball team to play in Chestnut Hill

Featured Post, News | March 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the introduction of the Philadelphia Reign of the Women’s Basketball Development Association, the City of Philadelphia will welcome its first professional women’s basketball team in more than 20 years. The team was officially introduced at a press conference on Friday, March 15 at Chestnut Hill College’s Sorgenti Arena, where the Reign […]

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Fire-gutted Wyndmoor home to be demolished

Featured Post, News | February 21st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Troy Frys and his wife, Susie Ratzavong, were relaxing inside their Wyndmoor home after supper one evening late last summer when a loud boom sent them rushing outside to investigate. “We thought it was another car crash,’’ said Frys, 53, who lives near the intersection of Stenton Avenue and Gravers Lane. This […]

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Family, friends and stylists gather to send off Sherlocks Salon, closed after 40 years

Featured Post, News | February 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Only a few hours were left before the doors permanently closed at Sherlocks Salon in Chestnut Hill after 40 years in operation, and though there was an occasional damp eye, Saturday afternoon’s send-off was more a celebration of legacy than the mourning of loss. Kathleen Wallace, the salon’s former owner and founder, […]

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Rizzo estate sale ends with final keepsakes sold off

Featured Post, News | February 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Philadelphia columnist Stu Bykofsky snapped up the police whistle and the Bailey Banks & Biddle “rigatoni bowl.” Brian Lawlor scored the Civil Service Public Service Award, a mounted coral presented to Mayor Frank Rizzo by the Academy of Natural Sciences, and a solid-gold membership card to the Fraternal Order of Police. “Aaron” […]

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The Women’s March at a crossroads – controversies suppress turnout at an important time

Featured Post, News | January 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Bojar In January 2017, and again in 2018, millions of women worldwide poured into the streets of Philadelphia to protest the election of Donald Trump. It was a quickly-formed and impressive movement fostered by activist women who marched for gender justice and racial justice and local organizers, who fundraised, secured permits and planned […]

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