Students are back in school, but for how long if COVID cases continue to rise? The stress is real – just ask WCASD Superintendent James Scanlon. Plus, West Chester opens two new watering holes – one with fresh seafood, a couple of great ways to spend the weekend, and local taxes are due next week. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s been a few weeks now – we have lots to discuss.
This week we get an update on the plan to close Gay Street for open air dining including when it will start. Everhart Park playground has been delayed but when it does happen it will be “grandest endeavor” undertaken by a West Chester park. And fans of Mexican food rejoice – the Borough is getting two, yes two, new taquerias. This week marks one year of pandemic living. Let that sink in and let’s begin.
Say goodbye to the old Daily Local headquarters, construction begins on the new West Chester Crossing. The West Chester Area School District shares their plan to vaccinate teachers and a new small business grant opportunity. Plus, has anyone heard of this West Chester game store? Apparently they have over 3000 titles. Take that Game Stop. Who’s ready? Let’s begin.
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.
Work in hospitality or retail? Chester County wants to get you back to work. Plus, candidates step up to be the next week West Chester Mayor – see who – and Stove and Tap’s much anticipated grand opening. It’s February 12 – snow is on the ground. Love is in the air. Let’s get started.
The debate is on over when Mayor Herrin should resign. I break down the hubbub. Plus, a first look at the new Greystone elementary and is West Goshen planning for a new apartment complex at the site of the Quality Inn? And, downtown West Chester opens yet another restaurant. Grab yourself an “adult” hot chocolate and let’s cozy up over some controversy.
This week we review Right to Know requests which reveal concerning trends in academic performance across the West Chester Area School District. Also, PECO will be digging up downtown roads beginning Monday, and do we have a solution to the Borough street light problem? It’s been quite a week. Let’s unpack it.
The year may have just started, but we already have our first look at the future. Plus, police investigate a scary luring incident at Hoopes park, construction begins at the Melton Center and how much was collected in trash fines last year? More than I would have guessed. It’s mid-January. Aren’t we all supposed to be hibernating? Let’s get started.
Well, 2021 is finally here and so far I have to say it is not living up to the hype. In West Chester things have started with a bang – literally, as a shooting is reported at the Hookah Lounge. On the upside we have the latest on Chester County’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, restaurants are open again and Side Bar has four new winter cocktails to smooth the transition. Who’s ready for 2021?
Downtown West Chester records its first restaurant closure during COVID. Schools get ready to return to in person while everything else shuts down. Plus a long list of goodbyes (and a few hellos), top West Chester athletes and a variety of hyper-local ways to give back this holiday season. Grab something hot, and let’s get started!