Street Talk: All-Day Kindergarten, Daily Local Build & Rail Returned?

Last night was an evening of meetings in and around West Chester. Here’s what you missed if you decided to snuggle in or cheer on coach, instead. Kindergarten 101 – The West Chester Area school district reviewed its new full day kindergarten program (2018 will be its second year) with parents of the borough’s five year-olds. Continue reading Street Talk: All-Day Kindergarten, Daily Local Build & Rail Returned?

The Skinny on the Bus from West Chester to New York City

Update 11/20/2018: This route has been cancelled.  Sorry, West Chester. Everything you need to know about the new West Chester route Now there is an affordable ($19/one way) and convenient (daily and direct) way to take a trip into the city (New York. Philadelphia remains a complicated mess of cars, buses and trains). The new bus Continue reading The Skinny on the Bus from West Chester to New York City

The Changing West Chester Skyline

5 Signature Plots of Land are Under Consideration for Future Development With its tight, row-home and twin-lined streets and already active business district, it may be hard for the average resident to identify areas to develop in West Chester.  Outside the abandoned corner of Church and Gay, (which has many residents wondering – when will Continue reading The Changing West Chester Skyline

Street talk: Costello Defends Tax Vote & New Bus Route to NYC

News and views from the Borough. Here’s what we’re talking about this week: New Tax Code for the New Year. Despite protests by constituents the Republican tax bill passed both the House and Senate last week with support from all local Republican Congressmen. West Chester Rep. Ryan Costello defends his vote to the Daily Local. Continue reading Street talk: Costello Defends Tax Vote & New Bus Route to NYC

Where to Attend Christmas Services

Whether you’re a Sunday regular or here for the holidays, there’s nothing worse than scrambling last minute for the holiday service schedule. So we’ve pulled it together for you: Baptist: The Journey 200 S Church St, West Chester, PA 19382 Christmas Services: Christmas Eve, December 24, 10-11:30 a.m. Baptist Church-West Chester 221 S High St, Continue reading Where to Attend Christmas Services

Street Talk: New Apartments, Bomb Scares and Not-so-Homeless Students

What we’re talking about this week: Apartments planned for the old Daily Local property. Property developer, Toll Brothers is proposing a new seven-story, 325-unit apartment building on the roughly five acre lot on the corner of Bradford Ave. and Strausburg Rd. While, the project is technically in East Bradford, the project has a lot of Continue reading Street Talk: New Apartments, Bomb Scares and Not-so-Homeless Students

How to Be an Eco-Warrior in West Chester

Editor’s note, December 2018 update: The Sustainability Advisory Committee is seeking two new members starting in 2019. If you are interested in joining please contact Dana DiDomenico at ddidomenico@west-chester.com.  The Sustainability Advisory Committee sees a green future for the Borough If regulation rollbacks and climate deniers have you in a state of eco-frustration, there is Continue reading How to Be an Eco-Warrior in West Chester

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

Five things that have West Chester borough residents talking this week: 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 Continue reading Street Talk: Where to Pay Your Parking Tickets & Parade Gripes

Street talk: The Whole Foods’ bar; Elections Tuesday

Hello, West Chester, Have any plans this weekend? My husband is taking the boys over to Highland Orchard for their Fall Food and Craft Beerfest while, I use the opportunity to peruse the growers market in peace. Should be a nice one – here are some topics to talk about over leaf piles or pumpkin Continue reading Street talk: The Whole Foods’ bar; Elections Tuesday