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Candidates offer views on running DA’s office

Democratic candidates for Philadelphia district attorney stepped up efforts to separate themselves from the pack and longtime incumbent Lynne Abraham at a candidates’ forum held last week at the Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Brossman Center in Mt. Airy.

“The criminal justice system in Philadelphia is broken,” said Seth Williams, a Philadelphia assistant district attorney from 1992 to 2003, who made some of the strongest statements of the evening. “It’s broken for all of us — black or white, yellow or brown.”

Williams vowed to crack down on illegal handgun sales, root out municipal corruption and institute a system of community-based prosecution with at least one assistant district attorney dedicated to each of Philadelphia’s six detective districts. 


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Judge Armand Della Porta (left) has led Our Mother of Consolation’s Walking Stations of the Cross March for the last 30 years.
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Ramsey: You will soon know your police

Hillers plan new civic organization
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Although Clint Hornberger, 37 (known to his friends as “C.J.”), grew up in Mt. Airy, the Water Tower in Chestnut Hill was his second home. In the 1980s, he had the key hits in so many games for his baseball teams, from Little League to American Legion, that his name appeared in the pages of the Local almost as much as the names of the editors. The athletic localite later coached softball and did field maintenance at Springside School for three years.
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CHBA election slate raises questions

Most people in Chestnut Hill are getting ready for a big holiday weekend. Easter Sunday is here and Passover will have begun by the time most people pick up this paper. And spring has finally arrived after some real environmental mood swings.

But on Germantown Avenue, the buzz is about the coming CHCA election and whether or not a group of 10 candidates billed as the Positively Chestnut Hill Team represents a power grab by the Chestnut Hill Business Association or not.
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Done at last: Escaping the tyranny with sherry and Raisinets


Last Wednesday I finished the novel I’ve been working on for the past year and felt like I had opened a door and stepped through into space.

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Third quarter rally lifts CHA lacrosse

Officially, Chestnut Hill Academy’s lacrosse team owns an overall record of 4-3, but the Blue Devils like to think of themselves as still “perfect in Pennsylvania”.

The CHA stickmen won three games against Philadelphia-area rivals in mid-March, then lost to three tough out-of-state squads on a training trip to Florida during spring break. They entered the fourth “W” in their season ledger last Saturday afternoon, breaking out of a 1-1 halftime tie to defeat the visiting Shipley School Gators, 7-4.
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For the past two weekends, The Morris Arboretum hosted a Cherry Blossom Festival that featured several elements of

Japanese culture, including the Swarthmore Taiko Drummers, led by Kim Arrow, and a Kyudo Archery demonstration.

 

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