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A handsome, talented painter before mental illness
The shocking mystery of Chestnut Hill’s ‘Uni-dread’

If you have lived in Chestnut Hill for the last few years or more, you know who he is. You probably have been wondering what happened to him. You also were probably wondering what his personal history was and why he walked the streets of Chestnut Hill every day, looking like a homeless person with his unkempt appearance and almost unbelievably long ponytail-like dreadlock. This is his story.

On June 12, 2009 a man named Jules Csatry passed away from emphysema at the age of 63. Barely anyone heard about it. There was no announcement in the papers. To most of us, Jules was known as the homeless guy with the one long dreadlock or as he was called by some, Unidread.
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Sharon Little opened this summer’s Pastorius Park Concert Series on Wednesday,
June 16. For a slideshow from the concert, click here. (Photo by Jaime Perez)f

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2nd Hill Book Festival planned for July 9-11

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He’s definitely on the right track
Living in a Hill train station for 78 years

People often peek in the windows of Albert Jerdan’s house on Gravers Lane or try to walk through the front door to get inside, but he does not take offense at this invasion of privacy.

After all, Jerdan explained, after living in a house in the middle of the Gravers Lane Station, on the Chestnut Hill East Line, for 78 years, it is just part of his most unconventional routine. “People try to get in the doors, but you get used to it,” said Jerdan, 81. “I realize it’s an unusual place.”
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Plugged in, tuned out

Over the last year, a lot has been made of the phenomenon of people texting while driving. There have been studies of the habit. Legislation criminalizing it. Reams and reams of paper spent on editorials bemoaning it.

Few, however, have noticed that texting and smart phone use in general has made morons of more than just motorists. People are out on the sidewalks gazing at e-mail, riding bikes and scooters while they check the World Cup updates. They’re dawdling in parks, their dogs on leashes, while they check out their Facebook newsfeeds. As a culture we’re completely plugged in but tuned out.
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Regina Coeli Academy boys to become men of La Salle From left: Patrick McGinley of Jenkintown, Thomas Herron of Philadelphia, and Gregory Del Buono of Conshohocken are off to La Salle College High School in the fall as freshmen. Herron received Summa Cum Laude honors for the National Latin exam. The NLE has been administered nationally every year since 1977 when 6,000 students took it.  This year 149,000 took the exam, 1,000 more students than last year, demonstrating the increasing importance of Latin to the modern curriculum.  The students represented 2,400 schools from 50 states, 13 foreign countries and two U.S. territories.
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Penn Charter, Springside players conduct PAL softball clinics

Mackenzie Kramer, a rising senior at Penn Charter and a three-year varsity softball player, had to change her plans for the summer before they’d even gone into effect.

“This summer I wanted to coach a softball team for the Police Athletic League (PAL), but I learned that there were no softball teams in their program and the girls had to play baseball with the boys,” the Quakers’ third baseman explained.
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YOU JUST STOPPED ME TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PHOTOGRAPH ON THE SHOPPING CART
“Yes, I noticed it was my cousin, Dr. Milbourne. My name is Aaron Donaldson. He started out wanting to be a veterinarian. As a child he always loved animals, always had a lot of passion towards this life. He turned out to be a heart doctor and what a great heart doctor he is. One of the proudest moments of our entire family is him. We love him dearly.”
— Aaron Donaldson, outside of the Pathmark in the Market Square shopping center, Chestnut Hill.
Tameica Lawrence of Mount Airy.
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