West Chester Weekly News Roundup: July 8, 2022

Hello, West Chester, I hope you had a happy 4th - and I hope it didn't end at Saucey's pizza. Restaurant Inspection reports are out for June and there are some (very) concerning findings at a couple of borough locations. Plus, West Chester's new $180,000 rain garden project and a doggie ice cream parlor is coming to town. Time to start planning that "Gotcha Day" party. Who's ready? Let's catch up.

Henderson’s Plan to Give Its Football Team a Safety Edge

As fans file into J. Oscar Stadium on Friday night ready to cheer on their Henderson Warriors Football team, there was little evidence participation in America’s most watched high school sport has been on a decades long decline. One only emboldened by report after concussion report. So perhaps it’s not surprising that last year the Henderson Booster Club set a goal for itself: upgrade all the team's helmets with a safer model by the 2023 football season.

Growing (Veggies) Together: West Chester’s New Community Gardens

As one side of the Melton Center’s E. Miner Street property is being cemented over, the other is being dug into garden plots. Two halves tackling a couple of rather lofty Borough goals: affordable housing and food insecurity. While every row home that sells over asking price serves as a reminder of the need for affordable housing, one might not think putting food on the table would be a problem in the wealthiest county in Pennsylvania, but you’d be wrong.