West Chester Weekly News Roundup

It’s October in the borough and Halloween is everywhere. Plus, West Chester has found itself in possession of some unexpected savings. What will the borough do with the money? See their options. West Chester institutes a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees, and can the borough get West Chester University to pick up the tab for Homecoming? Well, they can try. Let’s catch up.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Sept. 17, 2021

Happy Friday! West Chester University is celebrating 150 years with a massive fundraising plan, the borough wants your help to manage its pension fund and could we finally be getting a curbside compost program? Spoiler – there’s compost in it for you. Plus, Turks Head Music Festival unofficially celebrates 50 years this Sunday. Who’s going?

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Sept. 10, 2021

Welcome to a week of hyperbole – “worst,” “best,” “historic.” West Chester rescue crews recap harrowing tales from last Wednesday’s storm which flooded downtown, huge announcement on the planned 317-home Crebilly Farm development planned, or not, for the south end of town. Plus, events are back – including a very special run this weekend you are not going to want to miss. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.

West Chester Brownfield to Go Amazon Blue but – Can They Make it Green?

According to Amazon’s website they are committed to being “net-zero carbon by 2040” and powered by “100% renewable energy by 2025.” Impressive goals but can its efforts match its now massive scale? While we can’t inspect the entire company we can take a micro look at what is happening at the construction of one warehouse on the east end of town.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Aug. 20, 2021

Let’s call this week the calm before the storm. West Chester University students return on Monday followed by what promises to be a contentious school board discussion on whether masks will be required when students return to class on August 30. We also get our first look at the preliminary land development plan for the new 142K sq. ft. Amazon warehouse and a start date for the Everhart Park playground project. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup

West Chester explores a new electricity purchasing strategy that could put us on a path to meeting our renewable energy goals and save us some money – if – we can get some help from our friends. Plus, West Chester PD wants to catalogue all the security camera’s in the borough, what to get for Father’s Day and Square Bar is back! Grab yourself a cheap pint and let’s get started.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup

Big news coming out of the east end of town. Sounds like residents there will be getting an extremely wealthy new neighbor, hopefully one that can pay high six-figures in taxes. Plus, approvals came through on the Gay Street closure, West Chester is facing a firefighter crisis, and a big meeting on the railroad expected next week. Summer is here. Grab yourself something cold and let’s catch up.

Growing (Veggies) Together: West Chester’s New Community Gardens

As one side of the Melton Center’s E. Miner Street property is being cemented over, the other is being dug into garden plots. Two halves tackling a couple of rather lofty Borough goals: affordable housing and food insecurity. While every row home that sells over asking price serves as a reminder of the need for affordable housing, one might not think putting food on the table would be a problem in the wealthiest county in Pennsylvania, but you’d be wrong.