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“The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.” -- John Lewis, June 2019.  Congressman Lewis risked his life and went to jail to … more
Discovering Chestnut Hill My husband and I are newcomers to Chestnut Hill and are eager to learn all about the area. The Chestnut Hill Local is a great source of information about our town. … more
Importance of voting by mail Recently I've been worried about voting at the polls come November because I have cancer and am immune suppressed. However, now in Pennsylvania you don't have to … more
Grateful for report on private school racism I really appreciated reading Chandler Fattah’s article in the Local this week about the experiences of Black students at primarily white … more
Looting is inevitable? A thoughtful article in the June 18 Local considered the moral and social justification, or lack thereof, of the looting and destruction of property that occurred … more
Sidewalk dining is making it hard to be a pedestrian “Yours, Mine and Ours” is a movie (1968) staring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda and a movie (2005) starring Rene Russo and Dennis Quaid. And … more
Letter to America Dear America, what has happened to you? We are alarmed and shocked by your absence at the Global Public Health table. You were always the first among equals, leading in … more
Don’t give up the flag I carried the American flag Saturday morning as part of the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter tribute which preceded the opening of Germantown Avenue … more
We need leadership Since early March we have faced unprecedented challenges, magnified by the pervasive uncertainty of when we can return to our previous “normal”.  We fear lack of food.  We … more
Keep the masks on the Hill As a Chestnut Hill resident, I regularly walk on Germantown Avenue and the side streets. The streets are always busy with pedestrian traffic, but … more
Enormously proud of hospital staff On behalf of the Chestnut Hill Hospital Board of Trustees, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for all the staff, doctors, and nurses have … more
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