On January 26 a deadline passed for the state's municipalities to sign on to receive funds from the $1 billion opioid settlement. 241 municipalities were on the list, but West Chester was not one of them. Why the borough decided to wait and what the delay will cost. Plus, the area's most influential people, 5 local restaurants out-of-compliance with the Health Inspector and a borough fixture for the last 89 years is shutting its doors. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not stroll through downtown soaking up the holiday spirit best displayed by 51 beautifully decorated storefronts?
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.
Forty-four(!) West Chester establishments were selected "Best of the Main Line.” That includes 22 editorial-selections and just as many Readers' Choice winners. There were so many I couldn’t include them all but here are the West Chester establishments the editor singled out this year.
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.
This week the latest updates on the Gay Street closure - like realistically when we can expect things to shut down, a look at Ada Nestor, the controversial local candidate for school board - and some pretty disturbing health department violations for a local restaurant. Plus, a big announcement from QVC and West Chester gets into the coffee roasting business. Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers! Let's get started.