Hospital’s union workers reach agreement on 2-year contract

News July 9, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Union workers at Chestnut Hill Hospital, who staged several demonstrations along Germantown Avenue in recent months, announced that they have voted to approve a contract. According to a statement by the workers’ union, Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania, the two-year contract provides guaranteed annual wage increases and a one-time adjustment to […]
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The rain that never came

Opinion July 9, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro As the Fourth of July approached, it looked as if the unthinkable might happen – it would rain on our parade. Early in the week, it was a tropical storm. As Friday approached, though, the storm was upgraded to hurricane status. Rain would spoil the entire holiday weekend. The Bocce Club of Chestnut […]
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Local runner strikes gold at U.S. Track and Field event

Out and Back July 9, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala We’ve gone 6 years without a championship in Philadelphia. Before that, it had been 25. My most formative years as a sports fan lies right in between that abyss of success. I haven’t been to therapy yet but when I get there, I think this is where we’ll find the root causes […]
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Penn Charter course teaches the art of giving

Schools July 9, 2014 0 Comments

On the final day of Penn Charter’s Philanthropy 101 summer course, one of the few courses in U.S. high schools that teaches students the art, science and meaning of philanthropy, students presented a grant proposal for a playground project at a Philadelphia public school and made a gift of $2,500 to the Broad Street Ministry. […]
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GFS students question the Mayor on Stop-and-Frisk

Schools July 9, 2014 1 Comment

On Thursday, July 26, 11 Germantown Friends School Upper School students sat in large brass-studded leather chairs around a table with the City of Philadelphia seal emblazoned at the center in a private conference room in City Hall. The rumble of the subway shook the floor under their feet, but didn’t rattle their nerves as […]
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Letters: July 9

Letters July 9, 2014 0 Comments

Preservation is easy when it’s not your money While I have always admired the Chestnut Hill Historical Society’s mission to preserve the architectural character and open spaces of Chestnut Hill, I would like to address what I see as unfairness being directed at Blake Development. Over the years Blake Development has redeveloped many eyesores in […]
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Crime Report: Four thefts

Crime Report July 9, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of June 29 to July 5, 2014. July 1. 7700 block Stenton Avenue. Complainant states that between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m., an unknown person stole a Global Positioning System, assorted groceries, party paper and plastic goods from a blue Honda. July 2. Unit block W. Willow Grove […]
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