Happy Friday! Are we finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel of January? Downtown West Chester is hoping you'll be ready to celebrate next month at brand new West Chester Restaurant Week. Plus, is West Chester's emergency care system in crisis mode? Two popular West Chester restaurants receive good news while two others are forced to close (for now.) It's always interesting. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Hey, we've made it two weeks! COVID surges. Latest numbers, new testing sites and how to get answers from the health department. Plus, PECO announces a second project downtown - where and how long it will last. Hint: probably the rest of the year. And congratulations to the 29(!) West Chester student athletes who will be playing at the next level. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Hello 2022! Who's ready for a fresh start? That said, COVID cases are on the rise (again). Also this week, West Chester's bulk trash fee goes into effect - I get the details from Public Works Director Al Vennettilli, West Chester's new mayor is sworn in and several downtown restaurants left before the ball dropped. Grab something warm and let's catch up.
2021 was in many ways marked by things that never were: a curbside composting program; an Amazon warehouse, a return of rail - a return to normal. We said goodbye to local leaders in education, government and sports. And of course, there were the closures. So, here you go. A look at the good and the bad, the people, places and things gone by this year.
After years of no cost pickups, Borough Council voted this week to install a fee for some bulk trash items. Plus, West Chester police outlines its plans for the next three years expect more focus on diverse communities and a continued crack down on nuisance crimes such as noise violations, the Borough's plastic ban goes into effect, dominating sports prowess and last minute gift ideas! We're ending this year on a tear. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
This week we finally get some movement on a couple of long delayed projects - fixing the lights and fixing the traffic flow. Plus, vague threats targeting two West Chester schools lead some parents to pull students in a panic and the pizza place that has everyone talking. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Small businesses are critical to the structure of the borough, but a quiet couple of years have leaders rethinking what the future should look like. Local business owners weigh in on closing Gay Street permanently and the Business Improvement District looks to explore new events. Residents share (some pretty amazing) ideas. Plus, holiday activities are on in full force. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Last month West Chester Business Improvement District Executive Director John O'Brien shared feedback from its members on the Gay Street closure to the Borough Council Public Safety Committee. The topic at stake – what should the future of Gay Street look like?
It's official. Your cost to live here just went up and no, this time it's not inflation. It's another tax increase. Also, the Borough backs away from getting financial advice from residents. While the Financial Ad Hoc Committee was credited with some innovative ideas, it was ended just as they turned up a suspicious $2.7 million withdrawal from the Wastewater treatment plant. Plus, the latest details on West Chester's new hotel.
West Chester resident Ashley Quin’s German Australian Shepherd was allergic to everything. “I had to stop giving him dog food and treats all together and start making him grilled chicken and rice from scratch.” All that time in the kitchen led to a revelation: what if there was a dog treat made from ingredients owners could easily identify? This is how Ashley turned a hassle into a business opportunity.