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by Roz Warren More than nine years ago, on Aug. 9, 2010, flight attendant Steven Slater, fed up with dealing with the public, cursed, grabbed a beer and slid down the evacuation chute of the … more
In the future, say 50 years from now, the Ken Burns of the future will likely make a documentary about the tumultuous 2010s. He, she or they will examine the great political unrest of our times and … more
by Henry Briggs When Bill Clinton was impeached, a lot of people thought it was stupid. After all, he was just committing adultery. People do that every day. Others thought impeachment was … more
by Philip Dawson This past Friday, I celebrated two years as executive director of the Chestnut Hill Business District. The time has flown by from my perspective – driven onward by the feverish … more
by Phil Kerpen Is government-facilitated reimportation of prescription medicines from Canada, a policy now supported by politicians as diverse as President Donald Trump and Senator Bernard … more
Just in time for Halloween, Mt. Airy residents were given a good scare by a significant development on the campus of United Lutheran Seminary at 7391 Germantown Ave. The proposal, put forward by the … more
by Len Lear Last Sunday, I went to L.A. Fitness in the Andorra Shopping Center in upper Roxborough, as I always do on Sunday in the mid-afternoon. The afternoon was quite uneventful, as usual, … more
by James Smart Experts at naming such things, I suppose, chose “Fashion District” as the name of the newly reupholstered Market Street shopping area. But pardon me, as a lifelong old … more
by Lisa Lighter Recently, Gov. Wolf announced pending executive actions with the goal of some much-needed charter school reforms. Many think tanks and pundits across the Commonwealth have attacked … more
Last week, we learned – suddenly – that the Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop would be closing its doors for good. The news was a shock to many people in Chestnut Hill and beyond who’ve come to expect … more
by Matthew R. Bailey AIDS could soon be history. Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson recently announced plans to test an experimental HIV vaccine in the United States, South America and … more
By the time you are reading these words on page 4, you have, presumably, discovered that your Chestnut Hill Local is pink. I assure you, even though it is pink all the way through, your Local is … more
by Jarrett Kerbel I will soon be celebrating the ninth anniversary of my ministry here in Chestnut Hill. During almost a decade of service I have grown to love this community and to appreciate its … more
Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or even a disinterested third party, you have to admit that there’s something really interesting about Presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s proposal to … more
by Kipp Gilmore-Clough In his Aug. 28 letter, David Banov characterizes a report on my church group’s trip to the Sonoran Desert as containing “many assumptions devoid of facts.” I’m glad … more
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