With primary elections less than a month away, it is time we take a look at who exactly wants to run this town. We have a packed local ticket: mayor, four borough council seats and our representative on the West Chester Area School Board. These positions often don’t often have big names, but they carry a lot of influence and that influence hits awfully close to home.
A 4/20 win for High Street, West Chester mayoral candidates share their visions for the future and Everhart park gets party-worthy news. Plus a West Chester super-group collaboration and the Borough is doubling its road paving efforts. Will your street be affected? I have the list. Whew. It’s been a big week, let’s unpack it.
Show me the money. West Chester to get $1.9 million in federal assistance. Plus, nearly a quarter of West Chester’s population is non-white, yet local institutions continue to struggle with how to best serve these populations. Now, there will be a few select folks designated to figure out how. And we say goodbye to an icon. It may have only been six years, but their presence on Gay Street will be sorely missed. Spring starts tomorrow and not a minute too soon. Let’s get started.
I don’t know if I’ve ever frequented an establishment based solely on the color of the owner’s skin but I do know a community is better served when it is served a variety of cultures, experiences and viewpoints. Special thanks to Heather Bee of the Odd Bee for letting me share her list of West Chester black-owned businesses so we can keep that diversity strong.
In honor of National Black Business Month and the return of school, we are featuring a profile of West Chester’s own Tonya Walls and Little Faces Childcare Center. Tonya introduced the Borough to Little Faces 10 years ago when she noticed that families on the west end were lacking in childcare services.