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Laura sharpened her cooking skills while isolated on the Indonesian island of Bali. People have marveled at the bizarre Balinese holiday I have talked about for years and am currently fully immersed … more
Friends of Pastorius Park's Ted Wiedermann, Quita Horan, John Schmitt, Bill Washburn, Ernesta Ballard and Andy Vogelson, with photos of possible ground cover that could be planted on the bank near … more
By Claudia Apfelbaum, LCSW In the time of Covid-19, something good is happening, despite the tremendous social, physical, mental and financial costs. The “something good” is that we … more
By John Derr, Publisher The March 26edition of the Chestnut Hill Local was notable in that it was the first of six issues (including this week’s) we have published in … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro This is the sixth issue of the Chestnut Hill Local we’ve put out since widespread closures due to COVID-19 have sent must of us home, working remotely and seeing little of our … more
By Theo Wyss-Flamm On Friday, April 10, 2020, the morning after Governor Wolf announced that all Pennsylvania schools were to be closed for the remainder of the year, my friends and I … more
Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) James Robinson | Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus By State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the … more
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
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