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.
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.
The snow may still be coming, but West Chester Park and Rec is planning again. See which popular borough events are coming back. I finally figured out where at least some of the Stream Protection money is going, a local kid gets called up to the majors and oh yea, West Chester has a new mayor. Grab yourself something hot and let’s do this.
Have you seen the teepee in Everhart park? Well, here’s the backstory on the mysterious eight-foot structure that appeared during the height of the pandemic when schools were shuttered and the playground equipment was wrapped with caution tape. Six months after its completion it continues surprise and delight kids across the Borough (and beyond).
West Chester restaurants prepare for 50 percent occupancy. Get your list of who’s ready for you. Plus, bracing for a return to the classroom, the Henderson Warriors say goodbye to their Native American associations, and West Chester (sort of) weighs in on trick or treating. Grab your favorite Oktoberfest and let’s get started.
Borough Council works its magic and reduces your tax increase to low double digits. See how we got there and what’s next for the budget process. Plus, West Chester PD investigates hundreds of calls at West Chester University and Dia Doce celebrates its birthday with a cupcake creation that should only be eaten once every seven years. Come down from that sugar high and let’s get started.
The Borough takes a first look at the 2021 budget and a potential tax increase. See how much. Plus, West Chester to get another fountain, a Gay Street closure extension, and everybody gets ready to go back to learning. School not so much. Soak it in these are your last days of summer.
This week we are talking people behaving badly. High Street Caffe is open again after actions by its owner led to a mass staff exodus earlier this summer. Also, drilling on the Mariner East 2 pipeline is halted as crews work to assess the damage of a fluid spill. Plus, Kooma’s expanding, and where West Chester falls among the best places to live in PA. #1 in my book, not in theirs. Grab a late August lemonade – spiked if you’re associated with High Street Caffe – and let’s do this.
Good news pups of West Chester, Everhart Park has added a pet water fountain to the premise!
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.