Looking for an excuse to get outside? Have an activity – flag football, Frisbee golf, yoga – that requires more space than a Borough backyard allows? Check out one of West Chester’s many parks. Big, small, picnic, water, dog– West Chester has a park for you. Click on the links below to learn more about … Continue reading The 12 Parks of West Chester
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
Hello, West Chester, Staying warm and dry? This a little more lion than I was hoping March would come in with. I am thankful my kids aren’t in school yet. With snow days and delays, I don’t envy working parents of school age kids –which we will be next year. In anticipation of joining the … Continue reading Winter Conversations
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