Street Talk: Where to Pay Your Parking Tickets & Parade Gripes

Five things that have West Chester borough residents talking this week:

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Make a Christmas merry – Angels remain on the YMCA Angel tree.

Borough administration is moving.  Need to pay a parking ticket or request a building permit? You need to pay attention. All borough services will be relocated to the Spellman Building beginning December 20. Borough Hall and the police department are scheduled to undergo a pretty substantial renovation. Construction should take between 10 -12 months according to a Borough press release. For reference: the Spellman Building is located at 829 Paoli Pike.

WCU Students Speak out on Behalf of DACA.  Wonder what was happening on the West Chester University campus on Tuesday? Students joined a series of nationwide protests to raise awareness and hopefully spurn political action in support of the Dreamers. The Daily Local reports 122 people lose protection each day Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is not addressed. Read the full article here. Sound off to local lawmakers here.

Angels left. The YMCA is conducting their annual Angel Tree Program supporting children in Chester County. Both the Oscar Lasko and West Chester branches are participating and, at last check, both had angels left on the tree. Gifts are being collected this weekend so there’s not much time, but if you haven’t already grabbed an angel please consider supporting a kid in the area.

Is the West Chester Christmas Parade too big? Attracting nearly 40,000 people, some residents are questioning whether the parade has outgrown the borough. Traffic and parking issues topped the list of concerns making their way around social media, even prompting a write up in the Daily Local. As a parent of young kids, it’s still a must for us but I heard a lot of residents reporting they prefer to stay away.

And to end on a more festive note:

West Chester Story Slam announced their dates and themes for 2018. Embarrassing moments looks good, so does road trips. Has anyone been? Participated? I’ve been dying to check it out.

Plus check out our infographic 25 Things To Do, Eat, Watch and Read in December

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