West Chester parents scramble for childcare solutions while the Borough prepares to close Gay Street and is Borough Council hiding something? A West Chester lawyer points to a cover up. Plus, Taco Mar gets a new location and this site shares a name with a medical marijuana dispensary. Is it five o’clock, yet? Let’s get started.
Holy heatwave, Batman. This has been a hot one. Things are also heating up for the Gay Street closure project. Review what to expect when you hit the street on August 3. Plus, a look at Borough budget cuts, a fuller picture of the School District’s proposed hybrid plan, and an opening date for 44 West. Grab yourself something iced and let’s get started.
We just learned that starting on August 3, Gay Street will be closed to through traffic and open as a pedestrian mall. We also know that masks will be required at all times. Now imagine you are halfway to town to check out said open air marketplace, when you realize you forgot your mask. You can’t go into a store and buy a new one so looks like you are heading back home. Except, wait… one West Chester couple just may have a solution to all your PPE needs.
It’s getting hot in here. As Governor Wolf restricts indoor dining, we get an update on West Chester’s plan to close Gay Street, West Chester Area School District dashes hopes for a full fall return, and Borough Council confronts a new student housing development. Ready? Let’s get started.
West Chester University closes – again. While West Chester Area School District outlines its plan for a fall return, WCU announces a return to remote learning. Plus, West Chester Borough backs away from its plastic ban and a first look at how the 44 West pavilion is shaping up. It’s pretty. Who’s ready to get started?
A surprise Borough Council resignation, lots of questions surround the School District’s fall reopening plan and West Chester playgrounds reopen – at your own risk. Plus, Bar Avalon gets a makeover and the best masks out there. Happy near Fourth everyone! Let’s get this party started.
It’s officially summer. We’re officially in the green and this is officially one loaded issue. The latest updates on the Gay Street closure, Borough budget crisis leads to project cuts and are we going to be saying goodbye to the Mayor? Plus, where to get a summer slushie and get those library books back, fines resume Monday!
On Tuesday, five socially-distanced kids gathered in the sweltering summer heat of a borrowed backyard to begin a new series of backyard adventures. It’s part of the children’s summer organic gardening program hosted by the West Chester Green Team (and if you hurry, a few spots remain!)
Can you believe we made it to June? For a while there I didn’t think we’d ever leave March. It’s been quite a week, protests, National Guard troops and community solidarity. Plus, we say goodbye to a beloved principal, election results, graduations and oh yea, we’re in “yellow!” Grab a seat and let’s catch up.
I don’t know about you, but since being quarantined at home I find I am spending more time listening to podcasts. Life After Baby is a local parenting podcast focused on the parents rather than kids. Their motto is, “take care of yourself, so you can take better care of them.” Which is definitely an approach that resonates with me.