Henderson’s Plan to Give Its Football Team a Safety Edge

As fans file into J. Oscar Stadium on Friday night ready to cheer on their Henderson Warriors Football team, there was little evidence participation in America’s most watched high school sport has been on a decades long decline. One only emboldened by report after concussion report. So perhaps it’s not surprising that last year the Henderson Booster Club set a goal for itself: upgrade all the team’s helmets with a safer model by the 2023 football season.

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: Aug. 13, 2021

I think we are at that time of the summer when everyone just loses their heads. A respectable long-standing West Chester business is shut out by Instagram. The West Chester Area School District moves its meetings to virtual under the treat of violence and the streets remain un-swept after seven weeks of no street sweeper. And to top it off, the West Chester Halloween parade was cancelled – again. It’s just been one of those weeks. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Aug. 6, 2021

With COVID-19 numbers ticking upward a review of when you need to wear a mask and when you don’t. How West Chester’s new officers help diversify the force. And it’s official, there will be no Christmas Parade this year, but a replacement is in the works. A first look at what that will be. We are in the final month of summer. Soak it up while you can, but first, let’s catch up.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: July 9, 2021

Why is it that the School District, more than any other local institution, brings the national debates to our doorstep? This week I break down the latest controversy. Plus, one of West Chester’s more neglected neighborhoods is being marketed as a high-end development opportunity. What’s this mean for affordable housing in the Borough? Plus, events are back, baby! Check out the many ways you can lose yourself this weekend.  

Greystone Elementary School’s Race to Raise a Playground

“We were all first shocked,” said Selene Abou-Maarouf, member of the newly formed Greystone elementary PTO’s community outreach committee. “Then we made peace with the idea.” This summer West Chester Area School District will open its first elementary school since 1991. A $23.6 million ode to modern design with one strange legacy – there’s no budget for a playground.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: June 18, 2021

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.