First-hand experience (almost) with fake car accidents

Local Life July 31, 2014 1 Comment

by Len Lear On May 28 of this year, Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams charged a South Philadelphia auto body shop owner named Ronald Galati, Sr. and a group of 40 co-conspirators in a nearly $5 million insurance fraud scheme. These charges were the result of a 16-month Grand Jury investigation of American Collision […]
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Indoors again for Pastorius; great Irish/Celtic concert

Note-Worthy July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Once again the weather had its way with another Pastorius Park concert. The John Byrne Band’s July 16 performance was driven indoors to the lower school auditorium of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. At least this time around, the predicted torrential downpour actually did occur, so the concert’s organizer, the Chestnut Hill Community […]
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Can the Phillies be brought back to life by cloning?

Life So Far July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Jim Harris Watching the currently on-life-support Philadelphia Phillies sleepwalk their way through this very depressing season reminds me of the 1993 film, “Jurassic Park,” which popularized the idea of cloning dinosaurs from fossils. While the technology necessary to achieve such a thing is a bit beyond what exists today, there have been a few […]
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Busted by ‘predator cop’; slow sports cars ‘drive’ her crazy

Opinion July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Gulivindala Are you a believer in manifestation or prophecy? I am. I manifested a prophecy, and I have proof. A speeding ticket. One definition of “manifest” is: of or pertaining to conscious feelings of repressed psychic material; or a foretelling or prediction of what’s to come. Yes, I have both psychic and fortune-telling […]
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Mt. Airy neighbors turn trash dumping site into park

Local Life July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Antje Mattheus Wissahickon East Project On April 26, 2014, with a Creek Clean Up and ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Wissahickon East Project (WEP) at Anderson Street and Woodbrook Lane in East Mt. Airy celebrated 25 years of neighborhood activism that led to the formation of a six-acre walk-to park. WEP thanked private citizens and public […]
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Can the Hill do better by kids?

Opinion July 30, 2014 5 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro There’s a lot about Chestnut Hill’s reputation as a classically attractive neighborhood, with great architecture and well-cared-for shop fronts. What the neighborhood does not necessarily have a reputation for, though, is as a good place for kids. As our Anna Fisher Clark intern – and lifelong Hiller – Siobhan Gleason notes in her […]
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What I’ve learned about writing a memoir by writing a memoir, Part 2

Enemies of Reading July 30, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore In the world of writing, the word “memoir” used to be reserved for autobiographies or reminiscences written by someone of notable achievement. Movie stars, for example, or great statesmen like Winston Churchill. Unlike an actual autobiography, which usually is meant to encompass someone’s entire life, a memoir gives the reader a view […]
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Running with reality

Out and Back July 30, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala On the beaches of the East Sea, the sun literally shines everywhere. It makes perfect sense. The winters this far north are long, desolate and cold. It’s reason enough to want to take your clothes off during the few weeks of peak summer when it barely breaks 80 on the hottest of […]
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Little Treehouse Play Cafe closed

News July 30, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Little Treehouse Play Cafe, 10 W. Gravers Lane, which opened to considerable praise and fanfare five years ago appears to have finally gone quietly out of business sometime in June. The business had reduced its hours recently to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and weekends. In May it reported on Facebook and Twitter that […]
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New outpatient mental health office to host open house

News July 30, 2014 0 Comments

Silver Springs – Martin Luther School will be holding an open house at this new Mt. Airy office, 7145 Germantown Ave (between Durham Street. and Mt. Airy Avenue) on Thursday, Aug. 14, between 5 and 7 p.m. to introduce community members and fellow professionals to the new outpatient mental health services available at this location […]
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