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“The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.” -- John Lewis, June 2019.  Congressman Lewis risked his life and went to jail to … more
Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in “This is 40.” by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. … more
Dr. Geri Lynn Utter By Geri Lynn Utter, PsyD. As I sat down to write this article, I thought to myself, what should my first sentence say? “During these uncertain times” or “during this … more
This week’s front-page story by Kate Dolan will likely not come as a surprise to most readers. As is the Local’s nearly annual tradition, we’re again reporting on young people diving and … more
Discovering Chestnut Hill My husband and I are newcomers to Chestnut Hill and are eager to learn all about the area. The Chestnut Hill Local is a great source of information about our town. … more
As I think back on how the coronavirus pandemic played out in the months since March, I can’t help but be struck by the prevailing changes in outlook from one week to the next. The only thing that … more
Importance of voting by mail Recently I've been worried about voting at the polls come November because I have cancer and am immune suppressed. However, now in Pennsylvania you don't have to … more
(Ed. Note: I am sure we all had teachers throughout our school years who we thought were just so-so and those we thought were magnificent, who may have even changed the course of our lives for … more
Daniel Craig (left) as Bond is treated to a Bondsian bad-guy speech by Javier Bardem’s Raoul Silva, perhaps the best Bond villain ever. by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will … more
In a little more than a week, federal bonuses of $600 a week to the unemployed are set to expire. If that happens, our economy, which has managed to chug along if a little crippled since the … more
Grateful for report on private school racism I really appreciated reading Chandler Fattah’s article in the Local this week about the experiences of Black students at primarily white … more
By State Senator Art Haywood Nationwide, Americans continue to staunchly protest systemic racism. The country has not seen action like this since the Civil Rights and Black Power movements … more
Let me begin by saying I don’t know the answer to this question. I’m not sure anyone really knows the answer to this question. And as this pandemic looks certain to persist through the rest of … more
Looting is inevitable? A thoughtful article in the June 18 Local considered the moral and social justification, or lack thereof, of the looting and destruction of property that occurred … more
Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln. by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. It’s a Lincoln … more
US Airmail stamp commemorating Philp Mazzei, the forgotten Italian founding father. by Pete Mazzaccaro As statues of Christopher Columbus have been toppled around the country, an angry and violent … more
By the time you read this column, more than 130,000 Americans will have died due to COVID-19. In late May and early June, it looked like we had left the pandemic’s worst days behind us. But the … more
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