Housing Growth Teaches WCASD a Lesson in Planning In case you missed it, this January the West Chester Area School district released its Capital Plan, or its 20 year look into the future, and it’s foreseeing a shortage of classrooms. According to the report, 7 out of 10 elementary schools in the district are already … Continue reading The Looming Classroom Shortage
Sharing and celebrating things uniquely West Chester The Easter Bunny Needs Help. Get in on a West Chester tradition and help stuff Easter eggs for the annual hunt in Everhart Park. This year’s event will take place on March 24 and is open to kids 2-9. The hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp and ends … Continue reading Four Fun Things
It was recently decided in a 3-2 decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that the state’s congressional map had been gerrymandered. Meaning the voting districts were drawn in a way that favors one party over the other, in this case, the Republicans. The first time I heard about gerrymandering it involved a Texas map that … Continue reading How We Got Gerrymandered
Signs of love from around the Borough.
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?
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
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
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
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
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