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With this pedigree, Traub, now 80, could have taken a high-profile job in architecture in New York, London or virtually anywhere else in the Western world, but he chose to stay in Philadelphia.  more
Captain Austin Fraser spoke with the Local about his 26-year history with the Philadelphia Police Department, what it's like to be a police officer in a time when trust in police is decreasing and how the city’s homicide problem is affecting its ability to combat crime.  more
A huge thank you to everyone who contacted their council members asking for their support and especially to Councilmember Derek Green for championing the bill through the process.” more
The couple holds classes at several locations in Northwest Philadelphia, including Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy. Classes are primarily outdoors. more
The kitchen manager for Caring for Friends, a 48-year-old nonprofit food bank and volunteer organization based in Northeast Philadelphia is dedicated to helping care for people who are hungry. more
When Webster graduated one year later from Kennedy-Kenrick High School in Norristown, she joined the Army and wound up as a military guard stationed at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, overseeing prisoner detainees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. more
Christa Barfield had no more desire to be a farmer when she was growing up than she did to be a coal miner.  more
Richard Snowden, one of Chestnut Hill’s most prominent developers and a Local board member, is stepping down from his role at the newspaper. It’s not because he no longer wants the job. … more
Born in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv, Roman Strakovsky has family and friends now trapped there. He also speaks fluent Russian, is married to a Russian woman from St. Petersburg, and they are teaching their children to speak both languages.  more
If there was a listing in the dictionary of the phrase “Chestnut Hill volunteer” or the “Chestnut Hill Hall of Fame,” Mark Keintz's photo would be next to both. more
Oscar Johnson  and his family are celebrating his 100th birthday with a dinner for 12, surrounded by the festive Christmas decorations that he loves. Photo by Kristin Holmes more
Ruth Pfeffer, who has been leading bird walks for 50 years and just celebrated her 80th birthday, will be leading a series of events at the Mount Airy Learning Tree this month. more
Saget, star of the two long-running TV shows “Full House” and “America's Funniest Home Videos.” was a 1975 graduate of Abington High School.  more
SCH student founded a nonprofit that so far has raised $80,000 for a boarding school in the Yushu region of Tibet. more
There is another William Morris. He was not a movie star or singer. more
 Chestnut Hill resident Tony DePaul's crime novels is full of references to Northwest Philadelphia locations. They definitely make the events seem more relatable. more
“It’s the attitude of that medical professor that inspired me to do what I do,” von Seldeneck said. “That notion, that women can’t be successful business people and successful mothers simultaneously, has been proven wrong time and time again. But that doesn’t stop people’s unconscious biases.” more
Now I am not 2,000 years old, although my right hip feels like it in the morning. But I am almost 82, which in dog years is 574, so I am definitely on my way. more
“Art was always my first love, but my interest in biology and medicine influences my paintings and drawings,” said Hannum, a Mt. Airy resident. Yet her work in no way resembles medical illustration or textbook images. It has a profound depth and mystery which Hannum, 45, achieves by using a classical but time consuming technique. “I work in layers of acrylic glazes,” she said, “Sometimes up to two hundred layers.” more
“I had a tough emotional childhood,” she said, “and I have been in therapy for many years. Other kids seemed to have more emotional and social well-being than I did.” more
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