Local efforts focus on sex trafficking in NW Philly

News August 20, 2014 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak – The first article in a series When more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from a secondary school in Chibok on April 14 of this year, it sparked international outrage and triggered a campaign on Twitter, using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Local schools and businesses rallied to show support. Unfortunately, the […]
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SCH students dominate national sports scene

News August 20, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome At a time when the conflicts in the Middle East, the crisis at our southern border, the destructive weather all over the country, and the tragic death of one of our most beloved and admired performers dominate the news, we needed something positive to root for. Enter the Taney Dragons. For those […]
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Running on a trail of memories

Out and Back August 20, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala On the night of Aug. 5, 2009, Kevin McShea started his shift at the Northwest Detectives unit of the Philadelphia Police Department. He was presented with a case. A young girl had died on Forbidden Drive when, inexplicable even to fate, a tree branch fell and struck her while she was running. […]
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Mo’ne fever grips the Northwest

News August 20, 2014 0 Comments

by Bob Previdi As a the late afternoon crowd gathered slowly at McMenamin’s Bar & Restaurant on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy Friday, there was an anticipation in the air that felt a lot like the excitement of the US team during the recently completed World Cup in Brazil. But this time, the buzz at […]
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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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Crime Report

Crime Report August 20, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of August 10 to August 16, 2014. Aug. 13. 8600 block Germantown Avenue. Complainant states that in line at store an unknown person picked his pocket of a cell phone. Aug. 14. Unit block E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. An unknown person stole a 26′ copper drain pipe from […]
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A rare tree grows in Chestnut Hill

News August 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Ken LeRoy Three years ago a friend asked me if I knew the species of an odd tree growing along the 8400 block of Seminole Ave, across from the Chestnut Hill West train station parking lot. Odd indeed, because I didn’t have a clue. Growing out of a hedgerow between properties, this 40-foot tree with […]
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Girl Scout Cadette serves food to the community

News August 19, 2014 1 Comment

by Kevin Dicciani Grace Fry, a 12-year-old Girl Scout from East Norriton, hosted the Summer Fiesta at St. Martin in the Fields Church on Aug. 13. The event, a supper with all contributions going to those in need, was the last project Grace needed to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, which honors leaders who […]
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President’s Corner: On “The Avenue”

Opinion August 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Will Detweiler Beyond the summer beauty of the hanging flower baskets and planters – thanks to the efforts of tireless Dotty Shefield, Emily Daeschler and Bob Mackowski – and the glitz and glamour of the Philadelphia Mounted Police, exciting things are happening on Germantown Avenue. Starting at Chestnut Hill College with their newly enhanced […]
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Watch Party for Dragons at SCH

News August 19, 2014 0 Comments

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Taney Dragons will face-off against Nevada in their third game of the Little League World Series. Three Dragons attend Springside Chestnut Hill Academy – Mo’ne Davis, Jahli Hendricks and Scott Bandura. SCH will be throwing their second Watch Party tomorrow to celebrate the team and its students. The festivities will begin […]
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