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by Pete Mazzaccaro Flatten the curve. We’ve all heard the phrase. It’s what we’ve all been working to do, keeping our social distance in this, our third week of a city and state-wide … more
Fellow Philadelphians: Every year since 2016 I’ve been thrilled to take part in Philly Free Streets as thousands of residents from every neighborhood came out to walk, bike, roll, and play after … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro The national story of coronavirus is one of poor planning and mistakes. With months of lead time, as the virus spread through Asia and then to Europe, the President and many other … more
By John Cacciamani, MDPresident and CEO, Chestnut Hill Hospital Chestnut Hill Hospital is ready to meet the needs of our community. Our amazing staff – housekeepers, valets, nurses and physicians … more
by Marc StierDirector, PA Budget and Policy Center This piece first appeared on the Keystone Research Center and PA Budget and Policy Center's website. A recent study from the Institute for Health … more
by Stan Cutler How about a little good news? A local realtor and library enthusiast has offered the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library the opportunity to occupy a vacant property where we could … more
by John Colgan-Davis For the past week or so there have been some wonderful sights and sounds when I leave my house early in the morning. On the little patch of land to the front and … more
Donate now to CH Local By John Derr Publisher Some of you may be surprised to have a print version of the Chestnut Hill Local in your hands this week.  I have received more than … more
by April Lisante It was around 7:30 on a recent Tuesday night and my husband and I were sitting on the sofa recovering from our day in the usual fashion. He was trolling You Tube for new Sebastian … more
by Stan Cutler Most of us put the weight-equivalent of a hefty library book into the recycling bin every week. Day after day, advertisements for credit cards, insurance, cruise lines, … more
By Elise Seyfried “I’m gonna kill you, and I’m gonna kill your pregnant wife, and that Jesus you keep praying to!” So screamed our neighbor Ed late one night, down in our apartment … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro In the constantly churning cycle of news, one could be forgiven to have missed the announcement last week that the Free Library of Philadelphia had done away with the late fine … more
By Stan Cutler A little over a year ago, the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library, through this newspaper, issued a call for speakers to deliver talks at our branch library’s Community … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro In his new book, “Why We’re Polarized,” journalist Ezra Klein explores the big question of our times. It’s a question that has captured a great deal of our attention, with … more
Octavius Catto was murdered during election day, 1871, amid violence aimed at intimidating black voters in Philadelphia. by Howard A. Myrick In 1688, Germantown Township (and Chestnut Hill) were the … more
by Stan Cutler For more than 10 years, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library have had the pleasure of working with Mike Henry, a great guy and a great volunteer. … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro This week marks the fourth issue in January and the last of four special covers appealing to our readers to become members of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, both as a … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro It’s hard not to enjoy warm weather. Everyone in the Philadelphia region, the entire Northeast, really, was treated to a very unseasonably warm weekend. Temperatures climbed … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro The School District of Philadelphia had to close Carnell Elementary School on December 20 when officials decided asbestos level in the Oxford Circle school building were unsafe. … more
by Roz Warren Before I sat down to make my  New Year’s Resolutions for 2020, I did a little research. According to the internet, the ten most popular New Year’s Resolutions are: (1) … more
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