Going where no man has gone before (the ladies’ room)

Opinion | September 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Bruce Yasgur In the mid-1990s, baby DB, Janice and I lived in Spring Garden. The nearest Toys R Us was in South Philly. As they had the best prices on diapers and baby formula, the three of us spent quality family time every few weeks shopping the Italian Market and the Oregon Avenue big […]

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Will Taney’s success attract city kids to baseball?

Opinion | September 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome There have probably been a billion words written about the great kids who made up Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons and Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West, the two Little League teams that captured the country’s imagination and heart as they played in the Little League World Series last month. While all of what was written […]

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Promising year begins at MLK High School

Opinion | September 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Shelly Yanoff At the end of August , the school was quiet, the office was receiving admission requests, the cheerleaders and sports-related folk were coming in after practice. They greeted this stranger heartily. Some members of the faculty were coming in to get ready for school. The promise of a new year was palpable. […]

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Working to save 415 W. Moreland

Opinion | September 10th, 2014 | 4 Comments

Shirley Hanson, Founding Director, Chestnut Hill Historical Society.* The Chestnut Hill Historical Society has been trying for the past several months to work towards a solution that would save 415 W. Moreland Ave. We are not alone. At this time more than 925 individuals have signed a petition to oppose the demolition of this property. […]

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Hill resident now heads Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Note-Worthy | September 5th, 2014 | 3 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia recently announced the appointment of Janelle McCoy as its new executive director. Originally from rural North Carolina, the Chestnut Hill resident leaves a similar post at the Mendelssohn Club, one of America’s oldest choruses, and assumes her new position as the Chamber Orchestra begins the celebration of […]

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When parents need to ‘let go’

Opinion | September 4th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Much in the national conversation in the last month that did not concern Islamic militants or leaked celebrity photos turned to how protective we are in supervising our children. One of the catalysts of this conversation was the story of South Carolina mother Debra Harrell who was arrested for having allowed her 9-year-old […]

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How my girlfriend saved my life

Enemies of Reading | September 4th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Gilmore With the change of seasons and the return to school days, I always think of the unlikely coincidences that led to my going to college. The biggest influence came from my high school girlfriend, Connie (not her real name). And it came in both a direct and an indirect way. My girlfriend, […]

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