West Chester parents scramble for childcare solutions while the Borough prepares to close Gay Street and is Borough Council hiding something? A West Chester lawyer points to a cover up. Plus, Taco Mar gets a new location and this site shares a name with a medical marijuana dispensary. Is it five o’clock, yet? Let’s get started.
West Chester has been losing its old “legacy” trees at an alarming rate and it’s beginning to impact the health of the community. So last fall Borough Arborist Mike Dunn reached out to the West Chester Green Team for help identifying local trees in distress. This led to a new community initiative dedicated solely to watching the trees.
Holy heatwave, Batman. This has been a hot one. Things are also heating up for the Gay Street closure project. Review what to expect when you hit the street on August 3. Plus, a look at Borough budget cuts, a fuller picture of the School District’s proposed hybrid plan, and an opening date for 44 West. Grab yourself something iced and let’s get started.
We just learned that starting on August 3, Gay Street will be closed to through traffic and open as a pedestrian mall. We also know that masks will be required at all times. Now imagine you are halfway to town to check out said open air marketplace, when you realize you forgot your mask. You can’t go into a store and buy a new one so looks like you are heading back home. Except, wait… one West Chester couple just may have a solution to all your PPE needs.
It’s getting hot in here. As Governor Wolf restricts indoor dining, we get an update on West Chester’s plan to close Gay Street, West Chester Area School District dashes hopes for a full fall return, and Borough Council confronts a new student housing development. Ready? Let’s get started.
West Chester University closes – again. While West Chester Area School District outlines its plan for a fall return, WCU announces a return to remote learning. Plus, West Chester Borough backs away from its plastic ban and a first look at how the 44 West pavilion is shaping up. It’s pretty. Who’s ready to get started?
While we continue to wait for a final decision from PennDot on the Borough’s plan to close Gay Street, I am happy to report the t-shirts that will help fund the initiative are now for sale.
While the official Park & Rec reopening plan posted to the West Chester website seems to be stuck in the yellow, last week hoops went back up and the caution tape encircling the playground equipment came down. Here’s the latest from the parks.
A surprise Borough Council resignation, lots of questions surround the School District’s fall reopening plan and West Chester playgrounds reopen – at your own risk. Plus, Bar Avalon gets a makeover and the best masks out there. Happy near Fourth everyone! Let’s get this party started.
As the Borough awaits PennDott approval of its plan to close Gay Street, the descent among Borough Council members boiled over this week leading Ward 7 Councilwoman Denise Polk to tender her resignation.