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"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
Under a much more quiet set of circumstances than last November, local voters again are heading to the polls to vote in a primary election. So-called “off-year” elections, in which … more
With Mother’s Day around the corner and spring in full, floral bloom (sorry, allergies) the feeling of promise is palpable. And this year, the sense of renewal spring typically ushers in is … more
In the Philadelphia suburbs of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, before the internet and mobile video and asking your child’s opinion, longer daylight hours just meant you wouldn’t see your kids for longer periods of time. more
The CHCA has one of the most elaborate review processes in the City. Why? Because the process has proven over decades to be effective at improving outcomes. more
Much has been written in this space during the last few weeks characterizing the proposed eight-unit residential project at 30 West Highland as being wrong for Chestnut Hill. As the co-chair of the … more
Solar power can help tackle three interlocking crises our community and country are facing: economic downturn caused by COVID, impending climate disaster, and profound social injustice. We can take … more
Of the common ills social scientists have placed at the feet of social media, one of the most pervasive – particularly on Facebook and Instagram – is the phenomenon known by the acronym … more
We write on behalf of the 30 W. Highland Neighbors, a group of nearly 200 Chestnut Hill residents who are strongly opposed to the proposed development of eight townhomes, with five stories of livable space. more
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