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  • Chestnut Hill resident Linda Baldwin has written an opinion piece in the Chestnut Hill Local on what she feels is the Community Association’s (CHCA) attempt to preserve a homogeneous, “lily white” population, adverse to “outsiders.” Baldwin mentions the CHCA’s unwillingness to further a community discussion concerning the future of the vacated Borders store, and the Green Woods Charter School’s attempt to buy property on the Hill, as proof of this xenophobia.
  • The Atlantic Cities discusses a new report released by the Urban Institute, studying racial inequality in American cities. Philadelphia does not fare too well, coming in at 91/100 for equity; however, this is keeping with the Northeast US.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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