To BID or not to BID

Opinion March 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Faced with a shortage of funds, the Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District now seeks to expand its boundaries to include another 80 to 90 properties. Some of those properties are commercial. Most are residential, including some 35 or so owned by the George Woodward Co., a corporation that has been renting homes […]
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A trip to the underworld: Part 2 of ‘Only the Lonely’

Enemies of Reading March 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore I would say I felt a little downhearted after I turned on the light switch for the basement steps. I could see that the basement was unfinished. It had a painted gray cement floor and whitewashed stone walls turned dark with dust. With the view came a faint whiff of lost hope. […]
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Vince Viola does things ‘my Wei’ – Chef adds Italian soul to Asian cuisine at #1 Yangming

Table Hopping March 14, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Yangming in Bryn Mawr received a blizzard of publicity three years ago when Chinese Restaurant News, a national trade publication for Chinese restaurants, named Yangming the number one Chinese restaurant in the U.S. (The magazine estimates that there are about 50,000 Chinese restaurants in the country.) What was overlooked in the resulting […]
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Music from sacred repertoire at St. Paul’s on Saturday

Note-Worthy March 13, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Academy of Vocal Arts, the nation’s only full-scholarship school focusing on singing, will pay a visit to Chestnut Hill Saturday, March 15. Led by David Lofton, AVA’s students will perform “Jubilate,” the annual concert featuring selections from the sacred music repertoire. The performance is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in […]
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A trip to the underworld: Part 1 of “Only the lonely”

Enemies of Reading March 13, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore A fellow I barely knew had died, and I got called to take a look at his books. He had a lot of other stuff I might want too, his mother said. “Can you come over?” Sure I could. From what little I knew of him he probably did not have books […]
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The news business is a funny business

Opinion March 12, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Being in the news business can be really strange. It’s a business that seeks profit through sales and advertising. Success comes at striking for mass appeal or at least popular appeal. The more units you sell the more advertising you can sell and the more money you make. Yet many of the […]
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Memorable Choral Evensong for St. Martin’s 125 years

Note-Worthy March 7, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso As part of its continuing celebration of the 125th anniversary of its founding, the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, celebrated Choral Evensong Sunday afternoon, March 2. Invited to take part in the liturgy and to deliver the sermon was the Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf, retired Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island […]
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