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During the long days of the pandemic, there were long talks about how life would be different afterwards. In many ways the future arrived. In some ways, it did not. more
It’s OK. You can admit it. We’ve all done it at some point. more
It is exciting to see that we have so many candidates running in the 2021 CHCA Board of Directors election. It shows a robust level of community engagement and interest in the work of the community association. more
We are independent and proudly so. We will, as individuals, seek to understand varying community perspectives and act in ways that fairly represent the best interests of Chestnut Hill. more
Chestnut Hill is at risk of losing its critically unique nature, as evidenced by the recent development proposals for 10 Bethlehem Pike, the original Friends Meeting House, and 30 W. Highland.   more
Next week’s Local will not be the same. For the first time in 15 years the Chestnut Hill Local will go to press without Pete Mazzaccaro at the editorial helm. more
Over the 4th of July weekend, I had quite a few discussions with friends and relatives about the state of our democracy. This 4th of July was the first time I seriously considered the possibility that our democratic institutions were in jeopardy. more
It’s funny how life works. When Local editor Marie Jones first hired me as a full-time writer in 1999, I still wasn’t really sure journalism was what I wanted to do. I was interested … more
"Education is a passport to the future." It's more than just tests and textbooks, rather, it's information and life skills that draw out passion and potential in ourselves. more
As go our parks and public spaces, so goes our health and wellbeing. more
Dear CHCC: It’s summer, I am vaccinated and looking for something to do.  Any thoughts?  more
I have been going into the Local’s office on Tuesday mornings every week since March 2020 when the city first imposed stay-at-home orders for residents and businesses. At the time, Local … more
A colleague of mine has a favorite saying for whenever he hears of anything that rubs up against the norms we take for granted in a free society. It can be anything from a wrongful arrest to the … more
Make sure you know your own story, and also know that right now, there are certainly options for you despite how overwhelming a job search may feel.  more
When Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch cooked up the Fox News Network in 1996, Ailes decided to subtitle the network “Fair and Balanced.” As marketing gimmicks go, it was clever. It spoke to … more
Remember that thing people used to do called vacation? It’s time to get back on the road or in the air. With Covid-19 rates coming under control and hopes that the U.S. might be able to … more
For those who care about libraries, about literacy, education, lifelong learning and the lost  year that Philadelphia school children have experienced, now is the time to raise our voices. more
We represent the West Highland Neighbors and ask that the record be corrected regarding a number of items in the Chestnut Hill Local’s “Streetscape,” column of May 20.   more
 I have been struck by two competing realities this month as all signs point to the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. First, this past year has seemed like an age. I recall those first weeks … more
Streetscape is a local column about architecture, city planning, and urban design. The controversy over the proposed townhome development at 30 W. Highland Ave. has sparked a debate not only about … more
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