Depaul USA weaves tapestry of love for homeless men

Featured Post, Local Life June 24, 2011 0 Comments

Depaul USA weaves tapestry of love for homeless men

by Kelly McLaughlin Ever since Depaul USA opened its doors in 2009 in Germantown, a tapestry of love has been weaving hope into the lives of many Philadelphians who walk through their doors. Depaul House, Depaul USA’s transitional housing program, located at 5725 Sprague St., welcomes homeless men of all denominations. “People may think of […]
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Sabotaged by U.S. Supreme Court chief Ex-Hill attorney still fighting for Holocaust Hero

Featured Post, Local Life June 23, 2011 0 Comments

Sabotaged by U.S. Supreme Court chief Ex-Hill attorney still fighting for Holocaust Hero

By Sabina Clarke Editor’s Note: The following  is Part I of a  two part  series about renowned attorney Morris Wolff’s crusade to rescue his client  Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg from a Soviet gulag. Wolff lived on Mermaid Lane in Chestnut Hill from 1975 to 1985. His daughter, Lesley, graduated from Springside School in Chestnut Hill in 1993, where she […]
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Local fitness center hosts outdoor ‘impact challenge’

Featured Post, News June 22, 2011 0 Comments

Local fitness center hosts outdoor ‘impact challenge’

by Paula M. Riley If you were anywhere near the 100 block of East Highland Avenue last Saturday morning, you may have heard what sounded like an army training session. Then if you stepped out for a closer look, you would have found 40 men and women of all different ages and abilities flipping over […]
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Teen activist educating audiences about genocide in Sudan

Featured Post, Local Life June 19, 2011 0 Comments

Teen activist educating audiences about genocide in Sudan

by Jean-Bernard Hyppolite Sahar Dinar, 17, is a senior at Central High School. This time of year students her age would normally be more worried about what prom or college they’re going to attend. For Sahar, however, there’s a cause she’s been much more invested in since  she was 10 years old. Sahar is a […]
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Refugee family copes with a different life in Chestnut Hill

Featured Post, News June 15, 2011 0 Comments

Refugee family copes with a different life in Chestnut Hill

by Luke Harold On a rainy Wednesday night in March 2010, Narayan and Kulschekhar Subedi were walking along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, looking for a place to get an international calling card. But the two brothers had only been living in America for about a month and weren’t sure where they were going. They […]
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Want to relive your Water Tower youth? Forget it!

Featured Post, Local Life June 14, 2011 0 Comments

Want to relive your Water Tower youth? Forget it!

By Rich McIlhenny As I rounded third I heard the ball buzz past my right ear, after being thrown from Jesse, the third baseman, to the catcher. “This will be over his head or in the dirt, and I can score standing up, and this game will all be over,” I thought to myself as the crowd started to cheer at my […]
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Vinylux spins old music into gold Just for the record, Hill resident tops the charts

Featured Post, Local Life June 9, 2011 1 Comment

Vinylux spins old music into gold Just for the record, Hill resident tops the charts

by Shawn Hart Vinylux…the very name evokes time cutting grooves back to the big-fin ‘50s, those DeSoto years when your ride was wide and your music meant everything. Vinylux…oh man…tuck-and-roll interiors, pushbutton shifting and AM radio around the clock. If lucky, you owned a portable record player — a turntable, amp and speaker in a […]
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