Letters: September 17

Letters September 17, 2014 0 Comments

Lets do it for the birds I love birds, so I was happy to read two stories in the Local (Sept. 4), one about the bald eagles nesting in the Wissahickon, and the other about Dorian Anderson’s bike ride across the country to raise awareness around the numerous environmental threats to birds. Both stories were […]
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Letters: September 10

Letters September 10, 2014 2 Comments

A tribute to Don Murphy I just heard that my old friend and barber Don Murphy died. Apparently he was driving to work when he noticed a car behind him approaching way too fast. Don tried to pull over to let the person pass, but he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree. […]
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Letters: September 4

Letters September 4, 2014 0 Comments

The ‘Flower lady’ stories inspiring After reading about the “Heart of the 91-year-old man” (Bob) and “The Flower Lady,” Patricia Gallagher, recently in the Local, all I can say is: awesome! Their stories are powerful, beautiful and truly inspiring. I found these articles incredibly moving. I work for the Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels program, […]
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Letters: August 27

Letters August 27, 2014 10 Comments

An America divided I have fallen out of the letter writing habit in recent years, but current events in Ferguson, have re-inspired me to let my voice be heard. As a child, I lived in Palmyra, Mo., for a number of years. We had exactly two African-American kids in our school, and I was given […]
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Letters: August 20

Letters August 20, 2014 5 Comments

Fighting over canned food Yet another splendid opportunity for right-minded people to squabble over the ever-diminishing parcels of ideological turf that we feel compelled to occupy and defend to the death. Why sell meat if vegans and vegetarians do not favor it? Why sell chocolate whose origins are in countries whose major exports otherwise seem […]
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Letters: August 13

Letters August 13, 2014 0 Comments

Our 66th Pastorius Park Concert A special thank you to volunteer Neil Scheinin, who is stepping down as co-chair after five seasons. His hard work and dedication to the Pastorius Park Concerts will be much missed! Thank you to all our hard working PPC volunteers: Steve (MC) Pearson, Adam Kaluzshner, Aidan Robinson, Art Howe, Barbara […]
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Letters: August 6

Letters August 6, 2014 0 Comments

Chestnut Hill vs. University City With regards to the editorial on maintaining a family friendly culture in Chestnut Hill, you compared the John Story Jenks school (a neighborhood public elementary school) with the Saddie Alexander school in University City. In doing so you referred to Alexander Elementary as a charter school and a magnet school. […]
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Letters: July 30

Letters July 30, 2014 0 Comments

Former owner of 415 W. Moreland speaks out * Last month, the Local reported that a home on 415 W. Moreland Ave. had been purchased by developer Sam Blake, who had determined the house was in too poor a condition to rehab. He has decided to raze the house on the property, subdivide it and […]
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Letters: July 23

Letters July 23, 2014 0 Comments

A huge omission Last week’s article about my appointment as director of Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels contained one huge omission. There was no mention of Lynne Mason who has been the heart and soul of our organization for the past five years. Lynne will thankfully remain with Meals, promoted to assistant director, and it […]
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Letters: July 16

Letters July 16, 2014 0 Comments

Charity Rip-off I received two calls this week asking me to donate money – one call from a charity for money for kids cancer drive and one call to raise money for homeless vets. I asked the first one what percentage goes to kids. They said 12 percent. I asked the other group what percent […]
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