Letters, Feb. 14: Germantown BID argument and article appreciation

Letters | February 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Déjà vu Germantown? While history inevitably repeats itself, insanity is repeating the same mistake and expecting different results. If you’ve grown up or been in Germantown during the mid-90s, you’d remember that we’ve been here before with the Germantown Special Services District. In a 2012 article, WHYY reported that although the program started out well-funded […]

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Letters, Feb. 7: Call for conservation, Women’s March conflicts and break-ins article

Letters | February 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

We need proactive conservation to save historic homes As a longtime resident of Wyndmoor and Chestnut Hill, I have seen lots of changes, mostly positive, over many years. Our community has been spared, for the most part, the impact of cookie-cutter townhouses and rampant over-development. Unfortunately, there are still exceptions where the community has lost […]

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Letters, Jan. 24: Spungen article appreciation

Letters, Opinion | January 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Article on local author ‘packed with emotion’ Your article on Jan. 17 about Deborah Spungen and her books, “Table for One” and “I Don’t Want to Live This Life” was packed with emotion and beautifully written. I read both books and could not agree with you more. Deborah’s sense of humor is very apparent in […]

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Letters, Jan. 17: Russian influence and wall arguments

Letters | January 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

We should question Russian influence Let’s not be so desensitized that we are not shocked by the latest revelation regarding our President and Russia. I’m referring to the counterintelligence investigation to determine whether Trump is or has been working for Russia. This border wall demand is a smokescreen to take our attention away from the […]

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Letters, Dec. 20: Legal migrants and Bell article

Letters | December 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Migrants must be legal Rachel Johnson recently wrote that “accepting migrants is the right thing to do.” [Dec 6] As someone whose family left Europe and came to the US seeking a better life, I couldn’t agree more. However, anyone who wants to come to our country must do so legally. Ms. Johnson described her […]

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Letters, Dec. 13

Letters | December 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Thanks for inclusion to architectural hall of fame The George Woodward Company and the Woodward family thank the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and everyone who voted to include the Ice House, the Abraham Rex Store (Woodward offices) and the Half Moon Houses in the Architectural Hall of Fame. We appreciate the recognition for the contribution our […]

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Letters, Dec. 6: Pedestrian safety

Letters | December 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Don’t get run over About 1980, while running in a town far from Chestnut Hill, I was wearing my favorite black shirt when I was run down from behind by a pickup truck that stopped inches before its front tire ran over my legs. (I could clearly see the turning wheel from my position under […]

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Letters, Nov. 29: Oliver, gun control and Pizza City

Letters | November 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Don’t miss Oliver! Over the weekend, we saw Quintessence Theater’s excellent production of Oliver! We were glad that we had not been deterred from going by the odd I-hated-this-show-when-it-was-a-smash-hit-on-Broadway-and-I-still-do review on the Web site of a magazine in Philadelphia. The young Oliver was charming, there were strong performances by the other fine actors, the set […]

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Letters, Nov. 15: Fresh Market and gun control

Letters | November 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

How to make Fresh Market better It is heartwarming to know that the staff at Fresh Market sees to the distribution of excess food to the folks at Whosoever Gospel Mission each week! I love that. [Letters, Nov. 8] But whatever happened to the classical music that was such a respite for the regular customers […]

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