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by Pete Mazzaccaro The story of COVID-19 is one of sacrifice, stress and loss. This week, we have a story highlighting the efforts of Army Reservists who are working at Chestnut Hill Hospital to help … more
Visitors attend the open house for “Africa in the Arts of Philadelphia: Bullock, Searles and Twins Seven-Seven,” before the Woodmere Art Museum closed due to COVID-19. By William Valerio For the … more
Ira Einhorn is seen at an Earth Day rally in Center City in 1970. He was one of the founders of Earth Day and was an influential political and environmental figure until his arrest for murder in … more
Helen Corson Hovenden's 'The Concert' By William ValerioThe Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEOWoodmere Art Museum Sometimes when I write for the Local I get an email or two with a follow-up … more
by Jean Hemphill There is a trail in Fairmount Park off Chestnut Hill Avenue that runs along a creek.  It has three huge old trees that fell almost at the same time a few years … more
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 the lengthening … 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 we … 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 side of … more
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