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General News
Report: What it costs to live in Philly region

Bucks County
Warminster adjusts tax millage a second time 

Chester County
Coatesville officials tour Qualified Opportunity Zones

Delaware County
Questions abound as Delco property reassessment proceeds 

Montgomery County
Preliminary Upper Dublin School District budget includes 2.6% tax increase 

Philadelphia County
Philly’s long-term flooding plan could involve buyouts, relocation

 

News Archives

Week of February 17,  2020

General News

  • Registration is open for PAR’s Public Policy Training
  • Gov. Wolf rolls out new plan to fund state police; this time everybody pays
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Bucks County
  • Falls Township offers DocuSign, updates forms
  • Council Rock, Quakertown conducting school start time surveys
  • Developer revives 30-year-old plan for homes in Upper Makefield
  • County to hold voting machine expos
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Chester County
  • Kennett township manager: Fired workers weren’t directly involved in scandal
  • New access road will improve safety on Route 202 near Route 926
  • Franklin Township to amend regulations in historic district
  • WCASD foundation to host round table discussion for the business community
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Delaware County

  • County begins sending new assessment notices, announces 10-day review window
  • County seeks applicants for Auxiliary Tax Assessment Appeals Board
  • County offers information session on reassessment project, appeals process
  • Chester to adopt county assessments in 2021
  • County prosecutors eye a new target: environmental crime
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Montgomery County

  • Developer discusses 279-unit mixed-use building in Ardmore
  • New Horsham PFAS Remediation Authority gets to work
  • Whitpain planners to review latest Mermaid Lake development plan
  • Hill School buys 54 acres of Brookside County Club
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Philadelphia County

  • Philly offers assistance program for first-time homebuyers
  • Rapidly changing neighborhoods may be skewing the count of underwater mortgages
Week of February 10,  2020

General News

  • Governor outlines budget proposal 
  • In Philly suburbs, premium rentals are on the rise
  • First-Time Homebuyers Savings bill passes Senate
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Bucks County
  • Preliminary Council Rock budget includes tax increase
  • Morrisville seeks resident input on comprehensive plan
  • Bucks County tourism is fueling local economy
  • Northampton Master Trail Bicycle Facilities Plan info session planned
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Chester County
  • Planners consider 66-unit housing development in Downingtown
  • Ex-planner chosen to fill East Vincent supervisor vacancy
  • Chesco earns national award for financial reporting
  • Preliminary T-E schools budget includes 2.6% tax hike
  • East Marlborough gets new township manager
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Delaware County

  • Radnor commissioners nix televising financial advisory group’s meetings
  • Delco may spend $50M to $70M for new equipment for first responders
  • More developments in case of Concord Township’s denial of Pulte Homes
  • Countywide reassessment update: new values being mailed soon
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Montgomery County

  • ‘Transformative’ development proposed in Bridgeport
  • Royersford moving ahead with sale of sewer system
  • Development plans reviewed in Franconia
  • Lower Merion will not change school start times this fall
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Philadelphia County

  • What to do if you suspect illegal or negligent construction
  • How a scammer used Airbnb to lease out a Philly apartment he didn’t own
Week of February 3,  2020

General News

  • Reminder: Act 133 doesn't cover pre-existing violations
  • Greater Philadelphia hosted more than 583K Airbnb guests in 2019
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Bucks County
  • Warminster tax increase awaiting court approval
  • Newtown Township reschedules Toll development hearing to Feb. 12
  • Lower Makefield planners OK townhouses at Marazzo site
  • Sellersville approves age-restricted apartments
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Chester County
  • Roundtable looks at affordable housing, transit in Chester County
  • East Marlborough considering an increase in Planning Commission size
  • Three township employees laid off in Kennett shakeup
  • Digital billboard company makes pitch to East Whiteland residents
  • Regional police department settling into new $5M New Garden facility
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Delaware County

  • Delco posts job openings, will focus on ethics
  • Delco Council OKs $1M for 9-1-1 center upgrade; total tab likely to approach $30M
  • Nether Providence pushes forward with plans to raze Summit School
  • Haverford billboard fight resumes in court
  • FOP is cutting ties with Colwyn, residents question police presence
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Montgomery County

  • Horsham enforcing Residential Property Transfer Inspection Program
  • Upper Pottsgrove moves to scrap planning commission
  • Norristown approves senior housing development, townhomes
  • Fate of proposed 779-unit New Hanover Town Square development still unclear
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Philadelphia County

  • Kendra Brooks calls for hearings on rent control at her first city council meeting
  • Philly just took a step toward getting LED streetlights citywide
Week of January 27,  2020

General News

  • NAR discusses fair housing action plan
  • Hotter neighborhoods (literally) are a lingering effect of redlining
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Bucks County
  • County to hold voting machine expos
  • Middletown considers the future
  • Council Rock presents early look at $256M budget
  • Sellersville adopts new comprehensive plan
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Chester County
  • South Coventry Township to consider use and occupancy ordinance
  • 44-unit apartment complex planned in Uwchlan
  • Coatesville school district is in ‘a fight for our lives’ as students flock to charters
  • Chip Huston steps down at Habitat for Humanity
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Delaware County

  • Delco moves forward on establishing a health department
  • Chester Riverfront receives $20K boost from Harrah’s
  • Aston gives green light to new truck facility
  • Eddystone hires new borough manager
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Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion planners to consider ‘comprehensive rezoning’ of township
  • Jenkintown explains U&O ordinance provisions
  • Luxury apartments finished near Lansdale train station
  • Centre Square Commons in Whitpain sells for $40M
  • Moody’s praises Lower Merion Township’s credit position
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Philadelphia County

  • City survey reveals most residents want better services
  • Philly experiments with new rent voucher program
 
Week of January 20,  2020

General News

  • NAR outlines new fair housing action plan
  • U.S. House passes legislation to address PFAS chemical contamination
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Bucks County
  • Lower Makefield to inspect sewer laterals at point of sale
  • Warminster reopens 2020 budget, looks to 71% general fund tax increase
  • Developer appeals Middletown rejection of Stone Meadows Farm housing plan
  • Morrisville seeks to fill council vacancy
  • State investigating energy inspections in Lower Southampton
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Chester County
  • OJR to keep tax hike under 2.6%
  • T-E budget calls for 2.6% tax hike
  • Oxford adopts procedures for appealing sidewalk, curb requirements
  • Great Valley facilities survey closes Jan. 19
  • Leff elected to chair Kennett Township supervisors
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Delaware County

  • Hearing date set for Chester Upland recovery plan
  • Upper Darby Council eyes outstanding business tax payments
  • New housing in works for Wayne estate of Campbell Soup heiress
  • Upper Chichester holds line on taxes ninth straight year
  • New mayor solicits ideas for Upper Darby motto
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Montgomery County

  • Markley Street construction to begin in Norristown
  • Pottstown council opposes bed-and-breakfast zoning variances
  • Lower Merion School District raises concerns over conditions placed on middle school project
  • Glenside flood control update in Cheltenham
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Philadelphia County

  • Tax abatement changes may affect future housing prices, construction
  • How Point Breeze and Tioga-Nicetown have differed over the past decade
  • Nearly 450 residences coming to South Philly waterfront land once eyed for casino
  • PHDC offers seminar on how to buy public land
Week of January 13,  2020

General News

  • Local housing trends reflect national shift toward multi-unit housing 
  • For the first time on record, fewer than 10% of Americans moved in a year
  • Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, a Realtor® champion, dies at 56
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Bucks County
  • Falls Township adds sewer lateral requirement to U&O process
  • Developer revises plan for vacant Bensalem school property
  • Falls Township manager resigns
  • Bristol Borough and Quakertown receive façade improvement grants
  • Bristol Township appoints manager
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Chester County
  • Public meeting on Route 82 interchange
  • Oxford considers new procedures for appealing sidewalk, curb requirements
  • Amid Kennett embezzlement scandal, officials hold line on taxes
  • Great architecture in West Chester, the ‘Athens of Pennsylvania’
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Delaware County

  • Delco towns get funding for revitalization projects
  • County to study salaries, benefits of county employees
  • Meeting set to update Haverford residents on possible new billboards
  • Ridley School taxes to stay within Act 1 cap
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Montgomery County

  • Pottstown suffers loss in court battle over rental inspections
  • County commissioners outline goals for new term
  • Air Force commits to stop contaminated water flow
  • Lansdale considers creating Environmental Advisory Council
  • Lower Merion seeks resident volunteers for advisory boards
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Philadelphia County

  • Mayor Kenney pocket vetoes six bills as his first term ends
  • Mayor starts second term with vow to address gun violence, racial and economic inequality
Week of January 6,  2020

General News

  • County tax roundup for 2020
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Bucks County
  • Taxes up in Lower Makefield
  • Hearing planned for 41-home proposal in Newtown
  • Bedminster to develop nuisance ordinance
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Chester County
  • 2-1-1 call center established in Chester County
  • No tax hike in Oxford, but water bills to increase by 10%
  • Eminent domain process underway in T/E School District
  • Coatesville gets infusion of cash for revitalization
  • West Chester Area School District hosts breakfast for business leaders
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Delaware County

  • Radnor OKs 2020 budget with 6% tax increase
  • Aldan sets budget for 2020
  • Chester stormwater authority prevails in court fight
  • Morton hikes taxes, fees in 2020 spending plan
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Montgomery County

  • New YMCA opens in Willow Grove
  • Aqua completes purchase of Cheltenham wastewater system
  • County planning commission lists 2019 highlights
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Philadelphia County

  • Philly Council has changed the 10-year tax abatement
  • City budget has grown 25% over four years, in line with other cities
Week of December 23,  2019

General News

  • Happy Holidays from Suburban Realtors® Alliance
  • SRA’s 2019 annual report is online
  • NAR supports group of credit scoring and student loan bills
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Bucks County
  • County passes $452M budget with tax increase
  • Zoning fight over Bucks farm spurs ‘agritourism’ bill
  • County commissioners approve $5.2M purchase of new voting machines
  • Bristol Township manager resigns
  • Sellersville to implement a fire protection tax
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Chester County
  • Crebilly developer Toll Brothers loses in court
  • Over $40K in grants awarded for local historical projects
  • Looming 14% tax hike falls to 1.5% in Phoenixville Borough
  • East Whiteland gives update on King and Sproul intersection
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Delaware County

  • Preliminary budget shows tax hike looming in Eddystone
  • Chester moves forward with budget plan, real estate tax hike
  • William Penn schools get $1M boost in state funding
  • Concord OKs budget, buys land
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Montgomery County

  • Montco commissioners adopt budget with no tax increase
  • Pottstown passes budget with tax increase
  • Taxes steady in North Wales
  • Upper Moreland School District announces board vacancy
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Philadelphia County

  • City Council is making it harder to demolish buildings in 6 historic Philly neighborhoods
  • Kenney signs law requiring green tune-ups for Philly’s biggest buildings
Week of December 16,  2019

General News

  • SRA’s 2019 annual report is online
  • Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae baseline loan limits set to increase
  • PFAS water contamination not widespread, state says
  • Report highlights Pa. transportation challenges
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Bucks County
  • Bensalem approves 600 housing units for Drexel shrine property
  • DA finds no criminal activity in Lower Southampton zoning department
  • Solebury opens survey on library funding
  • East Rockhill looks to keep taxes steady
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Chester County
  • West Marlborough to increase earned income tax
  • Kennett Township levies new tax to help Kennett Library
  • New Garden gets grant to improve Toughkenamon
  • Former Kennett Township manager stole $3.2M, DA says
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Delaware County

  • DELCORA receives county approval to set up ratepayer trust fund
  • County council unveils $358M budget
  • Clifton planners hold hearing on controversial U.D. school plan
  • Glenolden updates U&O code in response to SRA lawsuit
  • Aston taps Devuono as assistant township manager
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Montgomery County

  • Upper Merion hikes taxes for first time in nine years
  • Conshohocken to add house number requirement to rentals
  • Bridgeport posts proposed budget
  • Lower Merion school enrollment expected to continue increasing
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Philadelphia County

  • City council approves bill to provide low-income residents with wage tax relief
  • 41% of Philly area renters live in houses that need repair
Week of December 9,  2019

General News

  • Glenolden updates U&O code in response to SRA lawsuit
  • Sources: White House, CDC in dispute over crucial study on toxic PFAS chemicals
  • Purple paint markings will soon mean no trespassing in Pa.
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Bucks County
  • Falls to consider sewer lateral inspections at point of sale
  • PennEast plans appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
  • Bucks Democrats appoint transition budget/finance review committee chair
  • Bristol Township proposed budget holds taxes steady
  • Falls eyes 28th year without a tax increase
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Chester County
  • North Coventry approves comprehensive plan
  • East Marlborough supervisors holding the line on taxes
  • Parkesburg train station to undergo improvements
  • Oxford Borough to consider repeal of per capita tax
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Delaware County

  • Chester gets federal housing voucher boost
  • Radnor makes cuts, still eyes 6% tax hike in 2020 budget
  • Ridley budget calls for first tax hike in five years
  • Proposed Chester budget packs 10% tax hike
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Montgomery County

  • County receives $1.8M to clean up lead in Pottstown, Lansdale homes
  • Lower Pottsgrove budget has 22% tax increase
  • Taxes steady in Worcester
  • Report: $50K not enough for families in Montgomery County
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Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia L&I redesigns website
  • City council votes to shrink 10-year abatement, stoking real estate industry fears
Week of December 2,  2019

General News

  • Study raises questions about who benefits from buyouts of flood-prone homes
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Bucks County
  • Warminster faces bleak financial future
  • Bucks County announces transition team
  • Centennial superintendent named best in the state
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Chester County
  • Phoenixville school board OKs $3.5M to purchase site for new school
  • Chester County Water Resources Authority plans two public meetings
  • West Bradford to make changes to accessory suites ordinance
  • East Whiteland, Charlestown get park grant
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Delaware County

  • Hundreds apply to Delco transition team
  • Ridley Park talks contractor permits, budget
  • Upper Prov OKs $6.3M budget with tax bump
  • Meeting on plans for Don Guanella site postponed
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Montgomery County

  • Proposed 2020 county budget maintains current tax rate
  • Springfield Township budget holds the line on taxes
  • Pottstown proposed budget advertised
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Philadelphia County

  • Philly Council moves to phase down abatement after abandoning cap on tax break
Week of November 25,  2019

General News

  • Counties offer first-time homebuyer programs
  • FEMA outlines changes to flood risk rating
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Bucks County
  • Bristol Borough to consider earned income and local service taxes
  • Middletown supervisor rejects Stone Meadows Farm development plan
  • DART bus service will extend to Chalfont and New Britain
  • Upper Makefield passes 2020 budget
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Chester County
  • $2.5 million targeted for county transportation projects
  • Easttown planners lean toward equestrian overlay for Devon Horse Show
  • Habitat for Humanity awarded tax credit for work in Coatesville
  • New Kennett Township manager promises transparency
  • T/E school board approves property acquisition
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Delaware County

  • Tax hike, sewer fee increase likely for Radnor residents
  • Hearing set for Aronimink school expansion in Upper Darby
  • Firm unveils new masterplan for Chester waterfront
  • Springfield OKs purchase of Saxer Avenue property
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Montgomery County

  • No tax increase in Lower Merion proposed budget
  • Lansdale draft budget includes small tax increase
  • Route 422 campaign hopes to reduce congestion
  • Lansdale unveils plans for Whites Road Park playground
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Philadelphia County

  • City council passes bill giving free legal representation to tenants facing eviction
  • New program offers repair loans to some Philly landlords
Week of November 18,  2019

General News

  • FBI investigating Mariner East pipeline approvals
  • High-risk dams pose upstream danger for many Pennsylvanians
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Bucks County
  • Rockhill water contamination linked to tire shop fire
  • Bucks County Planning Commission receives statewide award
  • Neshaminy announces enhanced Senior Citizens Tax Assistance Program
  • Falls Township posts updated U&O fact sheet 
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Chester County
  • Investors, developers looking to Coatesville as revitalization progresses
  • Southern Chester County Regional Police get three-year pact
  • East Pikeland gets $315K for pedestrian safety
  • Kennett Township tapping brakes on historic preservation spending
  • OJR to keep any tax increases within Act 1 index
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Delaware County

  • No tax hike in proposed Delaware County budget
  • Delaware County Transition team forms
  • Problem Middletown intersection gets infusion of state funds for improvement
  • Upper Darby’s proposed budget increases taxes and fees
  • Chitwood to retire as Upper Darby’s top cop
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Montgomery County

  • Lafayette Street Extension Project celebrated in Norristown
  • Upper Dublin to receive $1.5M trail grant
  • Upper Pottsgrove taxes steady in budget draft
  • Upper Providence posts budget schedule
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Philadelphia County

  • A new kind of affordable housing comes to South Philadelphia
  • West Philly neighborhood gets historic designation
Week of November 11,  2019

General News

  • Airbnb working to fight 'unauthorized parties'
  • Scammers prey on rental-seekers
  • Comment period open for ‘Penn’s Parks for All’ preliminary report
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Bucks County
  • Springfield abandons plan to regulate short-term rentals
  • Wrightstown budget looks to hold the line on taxes
  • Taxes steady in Warrington for fifth straight year
  • Middletown’s new skate park completed early 
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Chester County
  • Proposed county budget shows no tax hike in 2020
  • Devon Horse Show grounds once again out of Devon Center zoning change
  • West Fallowfield to consider local services tax
  • Chesco makes CWA appointment
  • West Brandywine officials adopt anti-gerrymandering resolution
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Delaware County

  • Municipal preservation grants awarded
  • Delco preps for 2020 Census
  • Morton to change parking rules in certain areas
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Montgomery County

  • Pottstown stakeholders discuss $62M revitalization plan
  • Limerick to adopt 2015 International Fire Code
  • Public hearing in Douglass Township to discuss traffic impact fees
  • Pottstown superintendent to head Pennsylvania urban schools group
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Philadelphia County

  • Philly steps up fight against deed fraud with new tools
  • Philly strives to build and preserve affordable housing as rents rise
Week of November 4,  2019

General News

  • Realtor® resources for Nov. 5 election
  • Pa. tries a new tactic to help people navigate its professional license system
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Bucks County
  • West Rockhill hears opposition to short-term rental ordinance
  • Pennridge passes property tax rebate for seniors
  • Central Bucks to update comprehensive plan
  • Declining tax revenue affects Newtown Township budget
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Chester County
  • Residents face tax to pay for Embreeville purchase
  • North Coventry to consider adopting comprehensive plan
  • West Chester to hold line on taxes
  • County water authority plans meetings for public input
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Delaware County

  • Concord rejects development near Brandywine Summit
  • Radnor Township eyes $35.5M 2020 budget
  • Springfield to make changes to rental ordinance
  • Broomall Fire Co. set to open new $7M firehouse
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Montgomery County

  • New 14-story office tower to rise in Conshohocken
  • Lower Merion eyes traffic calming on River Road
  • King of Prussia office building sells for $37.85 million
  • Perkiomen Township to consider grinder pump ordinance
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Philadelphia County

  • Closed Sharswood school to be transformed into veterans’ housing
  • Philly needs to move its airport before it’s underwater
  • Philadelphians can opt for renewable natural gas in January
Week of October 28,  2019

General News

  • Find RPAC-endorsed local candidates on new website
  • Bucks lawmakers take crack at Sterling Act changes
  • Lawmakers question Pa.’s hefty student loan debt
  • Proposed legislation would give local officials a pay raise
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Bucks County
  • Some homes with tainted water to get water treatment systems
  • Rockhill Quarry asbestos concerns continue
  • West Rockhill to appeal compressor station approval
  • Bucks YMCA gets $20M low-interest loan to fund improvements
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Chester County
  • Oxford Sewer Authority raises rates by 4%
  • Forum highlights destination towns in county
  • 244-unit apartment complex set to open in Malvern
  • County to host housing forum on ‘Creating A+ Homes’
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Delaware County

  • SRA sues Borough of Glenolden for violating homeowners’ rights
  • Rep. Kirkland announces $9.9M loan for Chester stormwater project
  • SEPTA, Upper Darby ready for next step on 69th Street project
  • Architects hired for redevelopment of Chester waterfront
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Montgomery County

  • New developer for former Ashbourne Country Club property
  • Lower Merion to discuss draft zoning code on Oct. 30
  • Pottstown considers different option for fifth-graders
  • Lower Merion school officials to recommend later secondary start time
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Philadelphia County

  • School board votes to take back control of two charters
  • Despite loud opposition, business improvement districts for Fishtown, South Philly advance
Week of October 21,  2019

General News

  • SRA sues Borough of Glenolden for violating homeowners’ rights
  • Long-awaited FHA condo rule went into effect Oct. 15
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Bucks County
  • Middletown approves zoning for housing at Oxford Valley Mall
  • West Rockhill loses pipeline appeal
  • Upper Makefield to keep taxes steady
  • Sellersville considering adding fire tax
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Chester County
  • Embreeville psychiatric hospital may be demolished in deal to preserve open space
  • Toll Brothers offers new plan for Crebilly, but it’s much like the original
  • West Fallowfield to consider soliciting ordinance
  • WCASD approves construction of elementary school
  • Several school districts could lose their bets on interest rates
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Delaware County

  • U.D. councilman’s call for rental crackdown draws rebuke
  • Radnor OKs final change to old Wyeth Lab property plans
  • Ridley unveils $46 million revamp of district buildings
  • Senior housing, health care coming to former Community Hospital in Chester
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Montgomery County

  • Pottstown unveils draft 2020 budget
  • Lansdale budget deficit widens
  • Plymouth Township to present Parks, Recreation and Open Space comp plan
  • Several school districts could lose their bets on interest rates
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Philadelphia County

  • Tipster busts E-Z Park for stealing public land
  • Philly considers preservation fund for owners of historic homes
Week of October 14,  2019

General News

  • State sets school district tax increase limits for 2020-2021
  • Hispanic population a growing economic influence in Pennsylvania
  • Are you signed up for Realtor® Party alerts?
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Bucks County
  • County awarded $1.56M grant for lead abatement
  • County loses bid to overturn $68M damage award
  • East Rockhill looks to hold the line on taxes
  • Bucks continues to weigh voting machine options as deadline looms
  • Grand View Health announces $210M facilities expansion
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Chester County
  • Parking, accessibility improvements coming to Parkesburg Train Station
  • Coatesville 4th Avenue Streetscape project starts soon
  • Downingtown Main Street Association dedicates the Armor Alley
  • Avondale to consider adoption of 2015 IPMC
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Delaware County

  • Upper Darby raises taxes, trash and sewer fees
  • Eddystone considers inspection requirement for commercial buildings
  • Eddystone considers adopting quality of life ordinance
  • Delaware County allowed to threaten lawsuits against Sherwin-Williams over lead paint
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Montgomery County

  • Lower Salford plans for steady taxes
  • Jenkintown posts 2020 budget workshop schedule
  • Grand View Health announces $210M facilities expansion
  • State Rep. DeLissio to discuss recreational cannabis at town hall
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Philadelphia County

  • Tax-exempt property in Philadelphia has a total worth of $29.6 billion
  • State Rep. DeLissio to discuss recreational cannabis at town hall
  • City revokes business curfew, settles discrimination suit with Chinese restaurateurs
Week of October 7,  2019

General News

  • NFIP extended through Nov. 21
  • Voter registration deadline is Oct. 7
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Bucks County
  • Lower Makefield planners OK mixed-use overlay district
  • Hilltown grapples with yard waste
  • Lower Southampton hires new zoning officer
  • Solebury places land preservation bond referendum on November ballot
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Chester County
  • Investors look to capitalize on Coatesville’s revitalization
  • Why Chester County Historical Society needs your vote to win grant
  • Luxury apartment building proposed in Berwyn
  • County officials pass resolution on clean energy
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Delaware County

  • Chester City Council updates parking ordinances
  • How Havertown became hot with old-fashioned charm
  • Springfield zoners deny request for new parking area
  • Nether Providence OKs zoning change for South Media development
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Montgomery County

  • County releases voting system feedback
  • Pottstown selected to pilot flexible plastic recycling program
  • Pottstown to amend vacant property registration ordinance
  • Lower Gwynedd meeting location changes
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Philadelphia County

  • In gentrifying Philly, speculators exploit the poor for massive gains
  • After 18-month battle, Philly Council passes lead safety bill
  • New federal report surprises: Philadelphia poverty down, income up
Week of September 30, 2019

General News

  • Bill would provide shared responsibility among homeowners on private roadways
  • Voter registration deadline is Oct. 7
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Bucks County
  • Warrington homestead tax exemption registration ends Oct. 31
  • Perkasie Borough rezones former lumber property for housing
  • Bucks, Montco picked for national PFAS study
  • Solebury special forum on Agriculture and Sustainability set for Oct. 3
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Chester County
  • Ribbon cut for Paoli train station project
  • Study: Roundabouts reduce crashes, fatalities in Chester County
  • Longwood Rotary, State Farm donate $20K to jump-start Habitat project in West Grove
  • New voting machines unveiled in Chesco
  • Phoenixville in midst of economic boom
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Delaware County

  • Lansdowne passes Earned Income Tax
  • Lansdowne Borough to publish meeting agendas earlier
  • Ridley Park warns residents of door-to-door scammers
  • PennDOT plans open house on Route 322 Conchester project
  • Massive 135-foot community mural celebrating diversity unveiled in Upper Darby
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Montgomery County

  • County schedules new voting system demo
  • Realtors® help Lower Frederick prepare for centennial celebration
  • Pottstown Authority lowers rates for fire sprinklers
  • Bucks, Montco picked for national PFAS study
  • Planning commission vacancy in Collegeville
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Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax update
  • Landlords, safety advocates continue battle over lead abatement bill
Week of September 23, 2019

General News

  • PAR CEO talks flood insurance with state insurance commissioner
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Bucks County
  • Former Falls code enforcement officer claims he was forced out
  • Sellersville moves forward with Blighted Property Review Committee
  • Warrington sells sewer system for $16.4 million
  • Federal court ruling could have implications for PennEast in Pennsylvania
  • Hilltown Township proposed 2020 budget available for review
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Chester County
  • East Marlborough residents seek traffic calming
  • County officials approve resolution to form census committee
  • Daily Local to feature series on municipal revitalization
  • Easttown Planning Commission begins discussions on Devon Center zoning changes
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Delaware County

  • DELCORA board OKs $276M merger deal with Aqua
  • Corvias and Chester continue stormwater, beautification projects
  • East Lansdowne reminder for Realtors®
  • DCCC pays $3M for old Prendie building
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Montgomery County

  • Collegeville to consider commercial property fire inspection program
  • Major renovation in store for MCCC West
  • Lower Moreland posts Ward 4 commissioner vacancy
  • Shade trees available for Jenkintown residents
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Philadelphia County

  • Basic tenant rights in Philadelphia, explained
  • Germantown residents search for consensus on what to ask of developer
Week of September 16, 2019

General News

  • NAR responds to administration proposal to reform Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
  • Pennsylvania launches online application for absentee ballots
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Bucks County
  • Bensalem approves 106 more townhouses at Waterside community
  • Lower Makefield planners continue hearing on mixed-use overlay district
  • Doylestown Township seeks input on rec center
  • Bucks County attracted more than 8 million visitors in 2018
  • Hilltown to adopt comprehensive plan update
    more»
Chester County
  • Embreeville Redevelopment zoning hearing postponed
  • Luxury town center proposed around Berwyn’s beloved ice cream shop
  • County commissioners establish pipeline safety advisory board
  • French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust opens preserve
    more»

Delaware County

  • SEPTA upgrades Secane station
  • DELCORA, Aqua meet the public to discuss merger plans
  • Borough of Lansdowne to consider EIT
  • Ridley, Clifton look ahead as Kmarts prepare to close
    more»

Montgomery County

  • New Hanover Town Center project raising concern
  • Upper Providence preparing for sewer extension
  • Lower Providence schedules events to talk budget, development
  • Penn State Extension to host public spotted lanternfly seminar
  • Realtors® needed for volunteering event in the park
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Center City developers benefit the most from city’s tax abatement
  • Callowhill neighbors group concedes defeat in the creation of a business improvement district
  • Independence National Park gets GoFundMe campaign for maintenance work
Week of September 9, 2019

General News

  • Redistricting Reform Commission releases anti-gerrymandering proposal
  • Gov. Wolf announces ‘Lead-Free Pennsylvania’ initiative
    more»
Bucks County
  • Solebury schedules Sept. 24 meeting for Route 202 corridor discussion
  • Lead testing results raise questions in Bucks school districts
  • Pennridge Regional Police propose 2.6% budget hike
  • State Sen. Collett announces town hall 
    more»
Chester County
  • Oxford Area Sewer Authority sale likely to be scuttled
  • Hankin to build $100 million project at Eagleview
  • East Marlborough to consider sidewalk maintenance ordinance
  • West Nantmeal to consider property maintenance ordinance amendment
  • West Chester schools to hold meeting on later school start times
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester moves forward on riverfront redevelopment plan
  • DELCORA, Aqua meet the public to discuss merger plans
  • Zoning board hears arguments over too-tall house in Radnor
  • New Springfield High School is on the rise
  • Media Borough installs new parking kiosks in courthouse district
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown School District most underfunded in the county
  • Realtors® needed for volunteering event in the park
  • State Sen. Collett announces town hall
  • Hatfield Township approves ‘Do Not Knock’ list
  • Norristown to offer ‘Citizens’ Leadership Academy’
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Muslims in Philadelphia face more housing disadvantages than non-Muslims, report says 
Week of September 2, 2019

General News

  • Map: Where are Pennsylvania school property taxes highest?
    more»
Bucks County
  • West Rockhill working on short-term rental ordinance
  • Warminster water, sewer sale could avert bankruptcy
  • Solebury residents turn out in opposition of Route 202 corridor draft concept plan
  • Officials break ground on Upper Bucks Rail Trail
  • Gov. Wolf allocates $3.8 million to towns for PFAS treatment
    more»
Chester County
  • Caln planners exclude commercial uses in recommendation to township board
  • Rep. Shusterman holding open house events in Paoli
  • Chester County getting $90K for battlefield preservation
  • Sappey to hold policy hearing on stormwater management
  • West Chester Council enacts tree ordinance
    more»

Delaware County

  • DELCORA to host open house on Sept. 4
  • Ridley Park urges public to report clogged storm sewers
  • Morton cracks down on dumpsters
  • Nether Providence looking for cheaper ‘Welcome’ signs
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Gov. Wolf allocates $3.8 million to towns for PFAS treatment
  • Lower Pottsgrove township building cost estimate at $8.2 million
  • North Penn rebate program seeing success
  • Limerick subdivision heading for approval
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Renters are being forced out of Old City apartments to make way for Philly visitors
  • Philly's sidewalks discriminate against people with disabilities, lawsuit claims
  • City moves toward legalizing accessory dwellings in historic buildings
Week of August 26, 2019

General News

  • Study: Poor districts are funding cyber charter schools
  • How much are your school taxes increasing? A district-by-district look
    more»
Bucks County
  • Sellersville to routinely inspect rental properties
  • Typo leads to tax break in Pennsbury
  • BCWSA offers $16.4M for Warrington sewer
  • EPA recognizes Bucks Superfund site for excellence in reuse
    more»
Chester County
  • Commissioners order pipeline safety evaluation
  • Rep. Williams discusses options for fair education funding
  • Downingtown Borough Council appoints new member
  • Public hearing held on Comitta’s pipeline safety legislation
    more»

Delaware County

  • Radnor BOC discusses storms, flooding
  • Media to amend chicken ordinance
  • Mapping manholes and historic sites in Chadds Ford
  • New public information officer debuts in Radnor Township
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Ardmore theater redevelopment proposed
  • County planners offer training course
  • Plymouth Township hires firm to oversee Covanta facility
  • Full-day kindergarten to begin in North Penn
  • Free six-week training course to fill the skills gap for Montgomery County manufacturers
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • In Philly, two-thirds of the landlords won’t take affordable housing vouchers
  • Philadelphia’s rowhomes and new construction
  • Rebate programs aim to make solar more affordable in Philadelphia
Week of August 19, 2019

General News

  • Opportunity zones added to Realtors® Property Resource
  • New Jersey rolls back short-term rental tax for some
    more»
Bucks County
  • Morrisville hears $100M redevelopment plan
  • 600 apartments proposed for Oxford Valley Mall
  • Lower Makefield residents turn out to oppose Wegmans
  • Density of proposed townhomes an issue in Lower Makefield
  • Northampton Township seeks volunteers for boards and commissions
    more»
Chester County
  • Affordable homes subject of 2020 Citizen Planners meeting
  • Walking tour examines Johnsontown, ‘A Town Within A Town’
  • Kennett Square-based Regional Rail sold
  • Ashbridge complex will include 410 luxury units in Main Street at Exton
  • Commissioners approve $2.5M for Community Revitalization Program
    more»

Delaware County

  • Clifton Heights sues Upper Darby schools
  • Planners recommend changes for Nether Providence development
  • Ridley’s Kinder Park redevelopment gets $1M grant
  • Upland is home to historic Caleb Pusey House
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Pottsgrove schedules sneak peek at new township building plans
  • Upper Providence to consider expanding municipal authority duties
  • Lansdale skate park plans move forward again
  • Upper Merion unveils Request for Service portal
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Why new houses in Philadelphia (and elsewhere) aren’t made of brick
  • Two-story grocery store coming to Center City
  • What’s inside the new Gallery mall? First look at Fashion District Philadelphia
Week of August 12, 2019

General News

  • New ‘Clean Slate’ law helps secure housing
  • Study: Pennsylvania's economy is the most diverse
    more»
Bucks County
  • Plumstead discusses ‘town center’
  • County’s final public demo of voting machine options is Aug. 19
  • Operator wants to fill Wrightstown quarry
  • Planning Commission offers valuable resources
    more»
Chester County
  • West Whiteland readying official township map
  • Oxford Borough considers amending rules for signs
  • East Whiteland Township to consider in-law suites
  • Phoenixville reviews update to comprehensive plan
  • PennDOT to close Route 52 bridge in Birmingham
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upper Darby spending millions on capital projects for schools
  • Countywide reassessment resources
  • Radnor approves new 25-year lease with Willows Park Preserve
  • Newtown Township to adopt 2015 IPMC
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Upper Gwynedd to define short-term rentals
  • Lower Merion planners approve tentative sketch plan for Suburban Square
  • Interest is high for Towamencin shopping center revival
  • Officials review ambitious agenda for Ridge Pike revitalization
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Advisory group considers future of South Philadelphia refinery land
  • Twice as many Washingtonians as New Yorkers are apartment hunting in Philly
Week of August 5, 2019

General News

  • What the Fed’s interest rate cut means for the housing market
  • Pa.’s tight absentee-ballot deadlines lead to rejected votes
  • State issues new Common Level Ratios for property assessments
    more»
Bucks County
  • Warrington agrees to $17M water system sale
  • Elcon revises application for waste treatment facility
  • County creates portal for 2020 census info
  • Lower Southampton to start over on zoning officer replacement 
    more»
Chester County
  • Developer set to break ground on 410-unit luxury apartment complex in Exton
  • Neighborhood University to start in September
  • Killion, Quinn to host renewable energy expo
  • Affordable homes subject of 2020 Citizen Planners meeting
  • Chesco leaders back CWA Board
    more»

Delaware County

  • Launch of the countywide zoning mapping application
  • Concord agrees to purchase 17-acre former Christmas tree farm for open space
  • Chester Township set to unveil new park
  • Killion, Quinn to host renewable energy expo
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lansdale to develop formal alleyway maintenance program
  • Work begins on Franconia sewer line extension
  • Pottstown School District seeking input through survey
  • Plans for town center plaza move ahead in Bridgeport
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City Hall is uniting around a lead poisoning law unpopular with some landlords
  • Philly’s low-income neighborhoods have few trees, despite free-tree program
Week of July 29, 2019

General News

  • State budget promises more funding for affordable housing projects
  • PennDOT seeks public input on highway safety
    more»
Bucks County
  • Sellersville to consider residential rental inspections
  • Solebury schedules ‘Forum on the Future of the Route 202 Corridor’
  • Newtown Township begins zoning plan review process
  • Lower Southampton struggles to restore trust 
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett Township adopts plan to become leader in open space
  • Malvern Borough to consider adopting 2015 IPMC
  • West Chester stormwater fee lawsuit moves forward
  • Chester County receives $3M to support affordable housing
    more»

Delaware County

  • Realtors® meet with Upper Chichester Township officials
  • Aqua enters takeover talks with DELCORA
  • County approves plan to boost open space
  • Chester Stormwater Authority gets $9.98M loan from state
  • Radnor says no to more bamboo
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Hobart’s Run offers home buyer incentive in Pottstown
  • Norristown passes 5% amusement tax
  • Pottstown Borough Authority discusses stormwater fee
  • Public information session for Conklin Recreation Center Creek Improvement Project
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Judge orders city and schools to repay nearly $50 million in tax revenue to commercial property owners
  • Judge rules against Philly’s assessments of high-rise condos with tax abatement
Week of July 22, 2019

General News

  • Pennsylvania offers property tax/rent rebate program for seniors
  • State: Beware property tax rebate scams
  • HUD commits $330M to prop up ‘healthy’ housing
    more»
Bucks County
  • Falls to discuss proposed sewer lateral ordinance
  • Bensalem votes to renew School Lane Charter School through 2023
  • Bristol Council president insists on rules of order
  • Bucks towns receive tentative storm water permits
    more»
Chester County
  • County unemployment rate is so low, industries face a ‘labor shortage’
  • Opportunity knocking on Coatesville’s door
  • Exton Chamber is ‘excited about potential’ of its new space in mall
  • Downingtown school board adopts $226M budget
  • Devon Center Task Force hammers out zoning changes
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upper Chichester plans meeting for Realtors®
  • Lansdowne implements ticket system for property maintenance
  • Radnor residents to see 3% school tax hike
  • Chichester School Board OKs spending plan with no tax hike
  • New hotel opens in downtown Chester
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Reports point to ‘vibrant real estate market’ in Montgomery County
  • Towamencin board to discuss village overlay update
  • Upper Moreland to consider tax changes
  • Hatfield Township to establish a ‘do not knock’ list
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • A thousand new homes are planned next to Graffiti Pier
  • Assessment notices miss deadline
    more»
Week of July 15, 2019

General News

  • Court issues decision on short-term rentals in residential areas
  • Opportunity Zone regulations still a work in progress
  • Pennsylvania’s own insurance exchange coming next year
    more»
Bucks County
  • New Scudder Falls Bridge opens, tolls begin July 14
  • Middletown unveils comprehensive plan
  • Bristol Township schools to get $250K a year from housing authority
  • Bucks County 2019 Real Estate Assessment Roll open for public inspection
    more»
Chester County
  • Goshenville: A new overlay district proposed in East Goshen
  • Tree ordinance to be considered in West Chester
  • Chester Water Authority granted preliminary injunction to stop city-Aqua deal
  • Crebilly Farm controversy puts spotlight on tax breaks
  • Opportunity Zone project leans on arts community to revive Coatesville
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upper Chichester meeting for Realtors®
  • Penn-Delco adopts budget with tax increase
  • Ridley School Board approves budget, tax hike
  • Chester works to escape state oversight
  • Chester Water Authority granted preliminary injunction to stop city-Aqua deal
    more»

Montgomery County

  • West Pottsgrove to crack down on unkempt properties
  • Norristown Code Enforcement Department earns national accreditation
  • Signal coming for dangerous Limerick intersection
  • Two-year Route 422 rehabilitation project has begun
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Controversial new affordable housing policy might actually be working
  • Inquirer to recognize ‘influencers of real estate’
    more»
Week of July 8, 2019

General News

  • Report: 60% of Pennsylvania school districts heading for fiscal stress
  • Bills aim to regulate drinking water near PFAS-contaminated air bases
  • A disturbing trend is emerging around U&O inspections
    more»
Bucks County
  • Morrisville board approved 6.3% tax increase
  • New public water, sanitary sewer inspection requirements by Northampton Authority
  • Hilltown gives preliminary approval to five-home development
  • 2-1-1 phone service launches in Bucks County
    more»
Chester County
  • Surveillance cameras installed in West Chester to fight crime
  • Opportunities open for farmland preservation program
  • New Garden meetings set to decide how to best use St. Anthony in the Hills
  • Phoenixville Mayor Urscheler recognized as ‘Outstanding American'
    more»

Delaware County

  • Lansdowne Borough considering adoption of EIT
  • Upper Chichester planned meeting for Realtors
  • Taxes going up in Interboro School District
  • Upper Darby OKs grant process for open space purchase
  • County holds public forum on new voting system options
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lansdale unveils permit parking zone plan
  • SEPTA dedicates $34 million for new Ardmore Station
  • Red Hill officials discuss proposed housing development
  • Cheltenham issues soliciting ordinance reminder
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Council President wants to increase transparency of city land sales
  • Philadelphia to launch city-wide composting network
  • Councilman Squilla introduces bills to make it easier to reuse Philadelphia’s historic buildings
    more»
Week of July 1, 2019

General News

  • A disturbing trend is emerging around U&O inspections 
  • Pennsylvania warns of property tax scam
    more»
Bucks County
  • Route 202 ‘Village’ plan forming in Solebury
  • County approves plans for $3.2M in HUD grants
  • Pennridge Airport Business Park in Perkasie eyes manufacturers
  • Souderton Area School District hikes taxes
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett taxpayers face average $91 tax hike
  • Spence Building receives state historic tax credits
  • Zoning hearing on Paoli digital billboard set to continue on July 9
  • West Goshen to discuss comprehensive plan
    more»

Delaware County

  • Eddystone is cracking down on soliciting
  • Upper Darby School Board approves $215M budget, tax increase
  • Garnet Valley OKs budget with tax increase
  • Lazaretto Quarantine Station to become Tinicum Township building
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown Area School Board approves tax increase
  • Tax hike in Upper Perkiomen School District
  • Lower Merion School Board approves 2.3% tax increase
  • Boyertown School District increases taxes by 3.6%
  • Souderton Area School District hikes taxes
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Six Philadelphia properties awarded state historic tax credits
  • Council president: Force big developers to offer community benefits
    more»
Week of June 24, 2019

General News

  • Wolf, lawmakers push for municipalities to pay for state police coverage
  • Lack of affordable housing isn’t just a city problem
    more»
Bucks County
  • Warrington approves homestead exemption
  • Elcon appeals Falls denial of waste treatment facility
  • Palisades taxes to increase
  • State Sen. Steve Santarsiero opens new district office
    more»
Chester County
  • New zoning mulled for Devon Center District
  • Landscapes3 garners national, regional awards
  • Beware the spotted lanternfly, county says
  • Chester seeks potential buyers for water authority
  • Willistown welcomes new township manager
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester seeks potential buyers for water authority
  • Delaware County passes resolution about pipeline safety concerns
  • Radnor commissioners approve stadium lights for Villanova
  • Wallingford-Swarthmore taxes will rise 3.2%
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown brings busloads to school funding rally in Harrisburg
  • West Conshohocken conducting public opinion survey
  • Lansdale looking at parking options around train station
  • New river landing opens in Bridgeport
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City Council punts on mandating lead inspections for pre-1978 rental homes
  • Potential for new school boundaries could upset housing market
  • A Philly neighborhood negotiated with a developer and won
    more»
Week of June 17, 2019

General News

  • Teams legislation introduced  
  • Pennsylvania cyber charter schools fare poorly in report
    more»
Bucks County
  • Central Bucks $342 million budget holds the line on taxes
  • New Hope-Solebury budget includes tax increase
  • County towns differ on ‘agritainment’ rules
  • Public comment period for New Britain Township Pollutant Reduction Plan
    more»
Chester County
  • Smart growth topic of June 20 forum
  • Route 352 and King Road intersection discussed
  • Phoenixville Board eyes budget with 2.3% tax hike
  • Oxford to consider historic district ordinance
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco puts spotlight on opportunity zones
  • Upper Darby council eyes repaving of 42 miles of back alleys
  • Reassessment update
  • New hotel opens at Drexelbrook complex
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lansdale council discusses alleys
  • Hatfield commissioners approve resolution for sidewalk study
  • Owner of Gladwyne estate in Lower Merion talks redevelopment options
  • Lansdale code director resigns
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly to increase homestead exemption to $45,000
  • Computer virus still crippling Philly courts and their online systems
  • New rowhouse-and-apartment enclave planned on Fishtown waterfront site where Wynn casino was planned
  • Philly has the nation’s 19th best park system, study finds
    more»
Week of June 10, 2019

General News

  • Governor's commission seeks ideas for fair redistricting
  • Pennsylvania is the ‘broken’ link in effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay
    more»
Bucks County
  • County to appeal federal jury’s $67 million verdict
  • Tax increase for Quakertown Community School District
  • Richlandtown to amend certificate of occupancy requirements
  • Upper Makefield to continue tree grant program
  • Warrington Township work sessions to discuss potential sale of water and sewer system
    more»
Chester County
  • School taxes going up 1.8% in West Chester Area
  • Chester County OKs clean energy financing program for commercial properties
  • Public invited to focus group meeting for new superintendent in KCSD
  • Ground broken for 175-unit luxury apartment complex in Kennett Township
  • County to host public breakfast meeting on benefits of smart growth
    more»

Delaware County

  • Clifton eyes zoning to fight school plan
  • School taxes going up 1.8% in West Chester Area
  • Springfield OKs schools budget with 2.25% tax hike
  • Lansdowne to amend zoning ordinance
  • Taxes going up in Ridley School District
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Bridgeport to amend sewer ordinance
  • Hatboro library referendum win margin grows after recount
  • Montgomery Township manager to retire
  • Planners to hold webinar to introduce county ‘Complete Streets’ policy
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly’s new Register of Wills wants to fight fees that lock people out of homeownership
  • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson pushes ban on bay windows
  • Officials have no clue when the Philly courts website will be fixed
    more»
Week of June 3, 2019

General News

  • Wolf administration considers lead exposure initiative
  • Flood buyout costs have risen over the past decade 
  • Flood Insurance Extension Update: May 30, 2019
    more»
Bucks County
  • Proposed Pennsbury budget includes 2.3% tax increase
  • Solebury to host recycling forum
  • No tax increase proposed for Bristol Borough School District
  • Tullytown proposed ordinance will regulate dumpsters
  • Doylestown Township considers sustainable building ordinance
  • Upper Southampton Authority begins point-of-sale sump pump inspections
    more»
Chester County
  • New Wawa possible in West Whiteland after town officials change zoning rules
  • Bank offers briefing on protecting small businesses from cybersecurity threats
  • Kennett hires interim manager
  • Learn about Chester County’s villages
  • Liberty exits Great Valley
    more»

Delaware County

  • SE Delco OKs budget and tax hike, curriculum cuts expected
  • Traffic plans, costs of new schools unveiled in Upper Darby
  • Chester gets $182K state grant for waterfront development
  • Newtown Square public meetings to examine ‘roadmap to future’
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Report details Pottstown’s financial future
  • Main Line Health purchases Lower Merion seminary property
  • Upper Pottsgrove approve sewer system assessment agreement
  • Montgomery County commits to wind power
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • More community gardens to bloom on city lots, Philly Land Bank czar says
  • Philadelphia has highest rate of residents lacking banking services
Week of May 27, 2019

General News

  • Audit finds $4.25 billion diverted from PA road repair to state police
  • Pennsylvania to begin sampling drinking water across the state
    more»
Bucks County
  • DEP issues ‘draft’ denial of Elcon proposal
  • New public water, sanitary sewer inspection requirements in Northampton
  • Doylestown Borough wins national contest for best small-town cultural scene
  • Council Rock earns ‘Great District for Great Teachers’ designation
    more»
Chester County
  • Avondale to get full-time police protection in deal with regional police
  • West Marlborough and Franklin residents vote to allow sale of booze
  • 115-acre Crouse Farm in East Pikeland preserved as open space
  • Rep. Houlahan to hold open house for West Chester office
    more»

Delaware County

  • Haverford changes curb replacement ordinance
  • Arbor Estate brings affordable housing to Chester
  • Swarthmore approves senior housing ordinance
  • Upper Darby School Board passes proposed final budget with tax hike
    more»

Montgomery County

  • North Penn proposed final budget includes 2.3% tax increase
  • Upper Moreland to amend property maintenance code
  • Rep. Dean plans town hall on May 29
  • PennDOT to detail plans for roundabout in Upper Salford
  • Fifteen projects receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Real estate start-up new to Philly offers ‘co-living’ options
  • Lidl to open Port Richmond location by next spring
Week of May 20, 2019

General News

  • Municipal primary election is on Tuesday, May 21
  • Area school districts awarded funding to bolster security
    more»
Bucks County
  • Haycock opposes state code-enforcement proposal
  • Council Rock working on new comprehensive plan
  • Perkasie announces street and sidewalk restoration
  • Palisades seeks charter funding change
    more»
Chester County
  • Route 352 and King Road meeting set for June 5
  • Unionville school directors adopt preliminary budget with tax hike
  • Modernization project to start at Church Farm School
  • Valley Township schedules comprehensive plan workshop
    more»

Delaware County

  • Middletown to have open space referendum
  • Marple pool reopens as Splash Club
  • Nether Providence planners frown on townhouse proposal
  • Chester Stormwater Authority and Corvias showcase their first project in the city
  • Unionville school directors adopt preliminary budget with tax hike
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown school board considers music cuts to balance budget
  • Pennsburg to consider 40-unit townhome development
  • Lower Pottsgrove to consider driveway ordinance
  • Norristown to adopt 2015 International Fire Code
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City officials announce down payment assistance program for first-time home buyers
  • Philly launches two programs to help minority businesses
Week of May 13, 2019

General News

  • Members of Congress tour PFAS contamination areas, discuss solutions
  • Municipal primary election is on Tuesday, May 21
    more»
Bucks County
  • New public water, sanitary sewer certification inspection requirements in Northampton
  • Central Bucks proposes no tax increase
  • Bucks County’s Aaa bond credit rating affirmed
  • Doylestown gets $1.5M state grant for new borough hall
    more»
Chester County
  • In Pittsburgh, Toll Brothers spars with Westtown over Crebilly plans
  • New Garden to get grant for park
  • Barclay Friends breaks ground on new building in West Chester
  • FEMA proposes West Whiteland flood map updates
    more»

Delaware County

  • Philadelphia Union owner launches new development effort in Chester
  • Upper Darby School District breaks lease with Clifton Heights
  • Millbourne Fire Co. officially closes
  • 'Classic conflict of interest' kills stadium bond refinancing
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Recorder of Deeds consolidates records
  • New projects proposed in Douglass Township
  • Lower Merion to consider sidewalk ordinance amendment
  • Long-delayed section of Schuylkill River Trail opened
  • Sen. Muth plans town hall in Worcester
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Abatement is getting primary attention
  • Germantown High reimagined as $30M housing development
Week of May 6, 2019

General News

  • SRA Municipal Database features new map and FAQ
  • EPA proposes weaker standards on chemicals contaminating drinking water
  • Appeal of anti-toll lawsuit keeps SEPTA improvements on hold
    more»
Bucks County
  • Falls Township supervisors deny Elcon hazardous waste treatment proposal
  • Bucks, Montgomery rail lines get $900K in state grants
  • East Rockhill challenges asbestos testing plan for quarry
  • Plumstead to amend peddling & soliciting ordinance 
    more»
Chester County
  • Higher property values could pay for return of Phoenixville commuter rail
  • Plan to build housing on contaminated Bishop Tube site faces major setback
  • Planned construction of new high school puts strain on Avon Grove budget
  • West Whiteland residents moving from pipeline-adjacent homes
  • County maintains online Pipeline Information Center
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco Council offers annual state of county update
  • ’Nova stadium lights hearing delayed again; residents irked
  • Nether Providence moves forward with development proposal
  • Tax increase ahead in next Upper Darby schools budget
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Ribbon cutting held for long-delayed Ardmore One project
  • Schwenksville to consider amendments to simplify residential rental ordinance
  • Bucks, Montgomery rail lines get $900K in state grants
  • Lansdale gives conditional use for apartment plan
  • Upper Gwynedd seeks guidance for comprehensive plan
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly housing costs rising faster for poor and middle class than for the wealthy
  • Lawsuit seeks to break Building Trades’ hold on city construction contracts
Week of April 29, 2019

General News

  • SRA Municipal Database features new map and FAQ
  • Flood mapping and insurance bill voted out of committee
  • Gov. Tom Wolf touts $4.5B plan to help townships at municipal conference 
    more»
Bucks County
  • DEP suspends mining at New Hope Quarry
  • Falls Township to consider Elcon application at April 30 meeting
  • Doylestown opens bid process for borough real estate
  • Bridgeton Township purchases Casilo Quarry
  • Bedminster Township ordinance will create accessory short-term rental use 
    more»
Chester County
  • Commissioners approve $3.8M in open space grant awards
  • Ground broken for 225-unit housing complex in Downingtown
  • Oxford adopts $70.5 million budget; tax hike uncertain
  • Developer envisions 79 new homes in Downingtown
  • Willistown to consider bird ordinance
    more»

Delaware County

  • Reassessment fight over Haverford properties continues, even as countywide reassessment looms
  • Architect outlines vision for walkable Wayne
  • Wallingford development proposal stirring concerns
  • Radnor, Newtown residents oppose ‘Taj Mahal’ athletic field in their backyards
  • Clifton Heights increases zoning fees
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Cyber charter reform bills could save county school districts $19.6 million
  • Norristown eyes 5% amusement tax
  • Upper Gwynedd welcomes new manager
  • Upper Moreland to consider landscaping requirements for commercial properties
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly’s 2020 assessments are out
  • Elected officials' roles in setting property taxes
  • Street cleaning pilot has launched in six neighborhoods
Week of April 22, 2019

General News

  • State to test 300 water utilities for PFAS contamination
  • Deadline to register for the primary election is April 22
    more»
Bucks County
  • SRA seeks input on Bristol Township’s sewer lateral inspection requirement
  • Falls Township to consider Elcon application at April 30 meeting
  • Council Rock eyes 2.3% tax hike
  • No-tax-increase budget considered in Pennridge
  • Tinicum is in ‘good standing’ with FEMA
    more»
Chester County
  • East Goshen Parks and Recreation named best in state
  • Chester County plans open space summit for May 2
  • Avon Grove officials: Despite rumors, school construction project cost is capped at $127M
  • New Garden Township to consider amendments to historic preservation ordinance
    more»

Delaware County

  • U.D. school board rebuffs Clifton demand for representation
  • Radnor commissioners consider upgrades for Wayne Business Overlay District
  • Environmental study of former Folcroft Landfill released
  • Millbourne seeks help with fire protection
    more»

Montgomery County

  • DEP visits Abington to talk water contamination
  • Pottstown park to remain closed for at least 2 more years
  • Plymouth Township to require contractor registration
  • Hatboro residents to vote on library tax referendum
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Pew releases annual report on Philly, finds renters rising
  • Here’s what city council candidates say they’d do first
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania lays off 30 percent of its staff
Week of April 15, 2019

General News

  • School funding reform advocates unveil new report for Realtors®
  • State House committee hearing on infrastructure
  • HUD shortens notice for inspections
    more»
Bucks County
  • Warehouse plan worries Lower Makefield neighbors
  • Hilltown residents want township to help with nuisance property
  • Planning commission vacancies in Perkasie
  • Lower Makefield to consider tree protection ordinance
    more»
Chester County
  • East Marlborough adds permit for door-to-door solicitors 
  • Phoenixville Rail Project moves forward
  • County officials renew commitment to ending homelessness
  • Taxes going up 2 percent in Kennett Consolidated School District
    more»

Delaware County

  • Aqua Pa. sues to block Chester Water Authority deal with city
  • Hundreds turn out in Clifton to protest possible loss of athletic fields
  • County tourism bureau revamps website
  • Lansdowne to consider beekeeping ordinance
  • Brandywine Conservancy looks to the future
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Salford approves homes and Wawa
  • North Penn gets state approval for tax hike exceptions
  • Pottstown approves outdoor dining, discusses noise
  • Raven’s Claw development may finally be finished after 19 years
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Tax bills set to increase — again — as Philly releases new assessments
  • Task force unveils new approach to preserving unrecognized Philly history
  • Could a driveway kill the Italian Market?
    more»
Week of April 8, 2019

General News

  • Taxes, fees seen as fix for Pa.'s $450M transit problem
  • Housing Equality Center plans ‘Fair Housing: 50 Years and Beyond’ event for April 11
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bensalem zoning approvals open Drexel property to housing
  • Falls planning commission denies Elcon
  • New Hope removes paper license requirement from business tax
  • Lower Makefield passes equality and nondiscrimination resolution
  • Bensalem, Doylestown and Warrington awarded trail grants
    more»
Chester County
  • Commissioners continue ‘Coffee and Conversation’ events
  • Coatesville School District residents decry proposed tax increase
  • Construction begins on new Kennett Square retail complex
  • Residents say former garden site at Route 1, 52 an eyesore
    more»

Delaware County

  • Middletown puts Elwyn acreage purchase on ballot
  • Problem trees spark debate in Radnor
  • Upper Chi gets $675K from state for streetscapes project
  • Media residents express concerns regarding parking shortage
  • Why the middle class in Delaware County is having trouble making ends meet
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown Investors Conference set for April 12
  • Upper Pottsgrove considers selling sewer system
  • Entire Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority board resigns
  • Cirque du Soleil returns to Montco in July
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia seeks to heal old Eastwick wound with a ‘village in the city’
  • Rooms for rent: Inside Philadelphia’s shadow housing market
    more»
Week of April 1, 2019

General News

  • NAR pushes for bipartisan GSE reform
  • Philly region to see nearly 2,700 new hotel rooms
  • What is the Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure proposal?
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bedminster eyes short-term rental regulations
  • DEP continues to monitor Rockhill Quarry for asbestos
  • New ‘demonstration’ sludge conversion facility coming to Morrisville
  • State gives Warminster, Warrington $8M to tackle water contamination costs
    more»
Chester County
  • Coatesville school board mulls 6.2 percent tax hike
  • South Coventry Township to consider changes to sidewalk ordinance
  • Officials discuss new Downingtown train station plans
  • Rep. Shusterman announces town hall meeting
    more»

Delaware County

  • Universal Studios-style theme park proposed for Aston
  • Marple, Lansdowne voters to decide liquor question
  • Clifton Heights fights back in battle over new school on borough fields
  • Eddystone to determine boundaries of LERTA
  • Philly Fed continues focus on revitalizing Chester
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Planning commission releases 2018 annual report
  • Pottstown to consider zoning change to permit outdoor dining
  • One Ardmore Place parking garage is open in Lower Merion
  • Rep. Shusterman announces town hall meeting
  • Redevelopment coming for large parcel of Norristown State Hospital grounds
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Kenney orders competitive city land sales
  • Pew: Philadelphians pay more taxes than most big city residents
    more»
Week of March 25, 2019

General News

  • NAR cheers bill to extend Fair Housing protections to LGBT
  • Debate continues over the cost of cyber charter schools
  • Pennsylvanians urged to provide transportation feedback to PennDOT
    more»
Bucks County
  • Upper Southampton Authority inspecting sump pump connections at point of sale
  • Fight over farm’s use in Hilltown
  • Former Girl Scouts property in Haycock/East Rockhill eyed for agriculture
  • Bucks homeless will soon have another place to turn for help
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County awarded $3.7M to preserve farms
  • Restoration workshop scheduled in West Chester
  • Penn Township issues reminder about soliciting
  • Mosteller building demolished in West Chester
    more»

Delaware County

  • U.D. school board OKs study of proposed new school on Clifton fields
  • Chadds Ford Village map under consideration
  • New community wellness center coming to Chester
  • Radnor considers plastic shopping bag restrictions
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Norristown Day set for April 6
  • Skippack supervisors call for fair redistricting
  • Lansdale officials see early plans for apartment building
  • Big changes at Blue Bell Country Club
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia launches $40 million home repair loan program
  • Urban farming plan could include thousands of vacant lots
Week of March 18, 2019

General News

  • The most — and least — prosperous places in Pennsylvania
  • Proposal aims to ease government efforts to reclaim records
  • Transparency in government budget data is growing
    more»
Bucks County
  • Springfield targets septic tank neglect
  • Federal court rules mostly in favor of Rockhill Quarry
  • Plumstead to draft EDU policy for water usage
  • Judge approves sale of vacant Bristol Township schools
    more»
Chester County
  • 6 historic groups get $43k in state funding
  • Chester Valley Trail public meeting scheduled
  • Realtor® summit planned at West Chester Area School District
  • Officials consider plan to spruce up Unionville Park
    more»

Delaware County

  • New development moves forward in Nether Providence
  • Penn-Delco issues tiny refunds
  • Delco D.A. launches probe of Mariner East pipeline
  • Businessman again makes offer to U.D. schools for school site in Clifton
  • Condo group in Chadds Ford requires pre-settlement safety inspection
    more»

Montgomery County

  • County announces dates for public to view new voting system
  • Hatfield Township approves land transfer for 309 connector
  • Developer presents revised land plans in Lower Salford
  • Lansdale readies for fire safety inspections for commercial properties
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Troubled city land sale office facing takeover after scandals
  • A park that makes money? Dilworth generated $2.5M in 2018
Week of March 11, 2019

General News

  • Southeastern Pa. schools suffer under state funding formula
  • Applications now available for state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
  • Register for PAR Public Policy Regional Trainings
    more»
Bucks County
  • Hundreds attend DEP's Elcon meeting
  • Solebury to host land preservation forum
  • Upper Makefield enlists Heritage Conservancy to monitor conservation easements
  • Warrington plans meetings on possible sale of water/sewer systems
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County cancels pipeline easements, seeks to join legal challenge
  • Paoli residents discuss plans for assisted-living center
  • Avon Grove directors consider tax options
  • Some want LeBold out of West Chester BID
    more»

Delaware County

  • Radnor BOC approves ‘Ready for 100’
  • Ridley 7 EMS going out of business; township inks new deal with Crozer-Keystone
  • New apartments for homeless veterans in Sharon Hill
  • Chester trash incinerator working overtime
    more»

Montgomery County

  • KOP rail project funding still up in the air
  • Cheltenham to consider Short-Term Transient Lodging and Vacation Rentals amendment
  • Lower Merion fills commissioner vacancy
  • Pottstown planners urged to focus on renewable energy
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Domb proposes 10-year tax abatement reform
  • City council introducing bills to expand protections for low-income residents
Week of March 4, 2019

General News

  • Realtors® commend HUD commitment to affordable housing
  • Register for PAR Public Policy Regional Trainings 
  • NAREB announces down payment assistance agreement
    more»
Bucks County
  • Warminster considers remedies to financial crisis
  • Centennial School District preliminary budget has 4 percent increase
  • New Hope to amend Business Privilege Tax ordinance
  • Bedminster quarry zoning designation now a conditional use
    more»
Chester County
  • New task force to define Devon Center
  • Coatesville City Hall renovated
  • County agency receives $300K for affordable housing
  • Progress at Paoli rail station
  • Unionville-Chadds Ford School board opts to borrow
    more»

Delaware County

  • County council files motion to intervene in pipeline lawsuit
  • Radnor Historical Society plaques tell stories of historic homes
  • Upper Darby middle school proposal faces opposition in Clifton Heights
  • Unionville-Chadds Ford School board opts to borrow
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Concerns hamper Pottstown’s land bank launch
  • New housing developments in Upper Dublin
  • State of the county is ‘strong,’ commissioners say
  • Pottstown School Board supports computers for every student
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly looks to replace embattled chief assessor amid outcry
  • Developers flout city design board recommendations, study finds
Week of February 25, 2019

General News

  • Analysis examines redistribution of Pa. tax revenue 
  • Registration open for PAR Public Policy Regional Trainings
    more»
Bucks County
  • EPA announces plan to address water contamination
  • Preliminary Bensalem schools budget has 3.64 percent tax increase
  • Richland supervisors discuss door-to-door soliciting
  • Gas-to-energy winding down at Bucks landfills
    more»
Chester County
  • Regal Builders receive feedback from Caln residents
  • West Chester Borough carves out budget surplus
  • Natural Lands transfers 57 acres to Marsh Creek State Park
  • Plans unveiled for $15M library in Kennett Square
    more»

Delaware County

  • Middletown wants to purchase property from Elwyn
  • Chester, state talk infrastructure redevelopment
  • Volunteer opportunities for Concord residents
  • Applications available for Habitat’s home repair program
    more»

Montgomery County

  • EPA announces plan to address water contamination
  • 236-unit housing project nears approval in Douglass Township
  • Pottstown proposes zoning changes aimed at revitalizing downtown
  • Applications available for Habitat’s home repair program
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Center City housing production strongest since 2002
  • Landlords must exterminate bed bugs under proposed city council bill
  • Plan to transform Philadelphia’s waterfront about to become a reality
Week of February 18, 2019

General News

  • Wolf tries again to impose fees for state police
  • Study: Housing is key to improving the American economy
  • Support legislation to create First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account program
    more»
Bucks County
  • DEP to host public meeting regarding proposed Elcon facility in Falls
  • West Rockhill to consider adoption of comprehensive plan update
  • Council Rock reserves option to raise taxes above Act 1 Index
  • Bucks County hotel occupancy up 4 percent in 2018
    more»
Chester County
  • New task force to define Devon Center
  • Transportation center, parking garage set to transform Oxford
  • Chester County acquires 80 acres to extend Nottingham Park
  • Upper Uwchlan to consider regulations for on-lot sewage systems
    more»

Delaware County

  • Radnor planners nix proposed lighting ordinance
  • Marcus Hook passes 2019 budget with no tax increase
  • Morrone pushes for progress on county building project
  • Chadds Ford ponders future of its village
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Land owners fight Lower Merion School District over use of eminent domain
  • Bridgeport LERTA designation aims to boost business
  • Norristown talks redevelopment
  • Influx of development triggers discussion in New Hanover
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia could expand residential tax-abatement program
  • Why your neighborhood school probably doesn't have a playground
Week of February 11, 2019

General News

  • First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account legislation introduced
  • Registration for PAR Public Policy Regional Trainings
  • Gov. Wolf unveils state budget
    more»
Bucks County
  • Rockhill Quarry zoning hearings continued
  • New Britain to consider fire code, human relations ordinances
  • Tullytown to change business privilege tax deadline
  • Aerial tree adventure course considering East Rockhill location
    more»
Chester County
  • Sunoco pipeline easements expiring in Chester County
  • $96M preliminary budget for Phoenixville schools has $2M deficit
  • Tredyffrin denies permits for digital billboard at busy intersection in Paoli
  • Tredyffrin/Easttown proposed budget call for tax increase
    more»

Delaware County

  • Clifton shoots down middle school meeting with U.D.
  • Wallingford-Swarthmore eyes 3.2 percent tax hike
  • Radnor approves study of proposed Earle's Lake dam breach
  • ‘At risk’ status promises resources for Woodbourne Mansion in Darby Borough
  • Delaware County’s property tax reassessment process continues
    more»

Montgomery County

  • North Penn draft budget shows $14M deficit
  • Towamencin awarded $1 million multimodal transportation grant
  • Spring-Ford adopts $171M preliminary budget
  • East Norriton comprehensive plan scheduled for adoption
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly officials to face council scrutiny on faulty property assessments
  • Councilwoman introduces bills to reform tax abatement
Week of February 4, 2019

General News

  • Registration open for PAR Public Policy Regional Trainings
  • Realtors® running for office
  • Officials advocate for more state tech school funding
    more»
Bucks County
  • Homes proposed in Warrington
  • Bensalem delays review for Drexel property ordinances
  • Bucks towns get grants for trails, walkable communities
  • Members of Congress to pressure the EPA to address PFAS-contaminated water
    more»
Chester County
  • Developer purchases former Lipkins warehouse
  • Historic Barnes estate preserved
  • Chester Water Authority OKs 10 percent rate hike
  • Atglen to consider chicken ordinance
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester Water Authority OKs 10 percent rate hike
  • Radnor approves $101.1 million draft schools budget
  • Chester unveils new police app
  • Parkside OKs budget, holds line on taxes
  • Eddystone hires new borough manager
    more»

Montgomery County

  • King of Prussia rail project moves forward
  • Upper Pottsgrove waives some sewer hookup fees
  • Plans proposed for new grocery store in Towamencin
  • Members of Congress to pressure the EPA to address PFAS-contaminated water
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly property owners won’t have to pay increased taxes while they appeal 2019 assessments
  • City incinerates half its recyclables
Week of January 28, 2019

General News

  • New rental tax worries some NJ shore renters, homeowners
  • Suburban Philadelphia office sales strong
  • What the government shutdown means for Realtors®
    more»
Bucks County
  • Yardley Borough secures Community Rating System status, NFIP discount
  • Taxes steady in Tinicum
  • Council Rock to seek Act 1 exceptions
  • Newtown Borough preserves historic land
    more»
Chester County
  • Oxford school directors vote to limit tax increase
  • $2M garage expansion in Kennett Square may be done by year's end
  • Meetings planned for 22-mile Brandywine water trail
  • Coatesville Area School District to hold hearing on charter school proposal
  • Pipeline safety forum in West Chester is open to public
    more»

Delaware County

  • Haverford purchasing Brookline School, plans demolition
  • Clifton Heights lauds crackdown by new building inspector
  • Upper Darby resident complains of ‘exit tax’
  • Delaware County’s property tax reassessment process continues
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown considers reopening former Edgewood Elementary building
  • Community group: Westover Golf Course developer suing homeowners
  • Plymouth Township amends solicitation ordinance
  • Upper Merion to create Township Manager Search Committee
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Thieves, forgers take houses from deceased in ‘hot’ neighborhoods
  • Watered-down 'good cause’ eviction bill now Philly law
Week of January 21, 2019

General News

  • Pennsylvania Airbnb hosts made $122M last year  
  • What the government shutdown means for Realtors®
    more»
Bucks County
  • Property taxes up in Riegelsville
  • Adelphia pipeline project is closer to approval
  • New warehouse to bring jobs to Bristol Township
  • Bensalem to review redevelopment ordinances for Drexel shrine property
  • Solebury seeking volunteers for advisory boards 
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester council may lift permit parking moratorium
  • Brandywine Conservancy gets $1.5 million to preserve 569 acres
  • More than mushrooms: Kennett Square squeezes more shops, people in a tiny borough
  • New Uwchlan Hills Elementary on the way
    more»

Delaware County

  • After complaints, Chester revamps open records process
  • Ridley schools vow to hold to Pa. Act 1 index on taxes
  • Route 252, Springton Reservoir dam slated for $13M improvements
  • Upper Chichester holds line on taxes, but trash fee increases
  • Morton council schedules special session to appoint mayor
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Upper Moreland School District questions tax exemption for cancer center
  • Lower Pottsgrove to consider several ordinances
  • Boyertown School District rejects tax cap
  • Taxes up in Upper Moreland
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia halts most public land sales, pending reforms
Week of January 14, 2019

General News

  • What the government shutdown means for Realtors®
  • What the government shutdown means for mortgages
  • Opportunity Zones: Rules finally come out
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bucks recorder of deeds debuts fraud alert system
  • Bensalem school board sets budget meetings
  • Sanitary sewer cleaning and maintenance in Northampton
  • Arts charter high school application withdrawn in Bensalem
    more»
Chester County
  • EIT suit against West Chester Borough withdrawn
  • New Garden Township officials draft first official map
  • Chester County Planning Commission releases affordable housing data
  • Coatesville’s four Opportunity Zones prime for investment
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chadds Ford passes budget
  • Former state Sen. Ted Erickson dies
  • Radnor awards topographical survey contract for Gulph Creek
  • Meetings delayed for Don Guanella plans
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Upper Gwynedd considers bamboo and solicitation ordinances
  • Jenkintown sets meetings for Cedar Street Park
  • Montgomery County approves new paper-based voting system
  • Montco’s winter calendar includes outdoor, historical activities
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Citywide property assessing placed on hold
  • Philadelphia demolitions hit record high in 2018
  • New loans for home repair may be lifeline for ‘small landlords’ and their tenants
Week of January 7, 2019

General News

  • County taxes roundup for 2019 
  • FEMA revives flood insurance sales after backlash
  • PECO hikes rates, Aqua seeks to do same
    more»
Bucks County
  • Morrisville government shutdown averted
  • Pennsbury to review charter school finances
  • Warminster avoids tax increase
  • Pennsbury schools seek feedback for comprehensive plan update
    more»
Chester County
  • Municipalities getting new water mains
  • East Fallowfield holds the line on taxes, but trash fee increases
  • Petition seeks to halt EIT hike in West Chester
  • Charlestown Township to consider creation of EAC
  • Chesco preserves its 500th farm
    more»

Delaware County

  • Pilgrim Park Trail plans unveiled in Upper Darby
  • Media OKs 2019 budget with no new taxes
  • Clifton Heights raises taxes in 2019 spending plan
  • Morton holds line on taxes, but trash, sewer fees go up
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion School District invokes eminent domain for field space
  • No tax increase in Norristown
  • Franconia passes 2.9 percent tax increase
  • Towamencin to consider LERTA ordinance
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Thousands of homeowners could get tax breaks under new proposal
  • Have a tax abatement? Public schools nonprofit seeks donations
  • Preservation task force unveils report
Week of December 24, 2018

General News

  • Apartments lead U.S. home construction for November
  • Happy Holidays from the Alliance
    more»
Bucks County
  • Council Rock approves redistricting plan
  • Federal judge rules PennEast can start taking land
  • Doylestown budget approved with tax increase
  • Fitzpatrick, Staats team up against West Rockhill compressor
    more»
Chester County
  • State funding to boost Coatesville revitalization
  • Hearing on zoning ordinance postponed in Caln
  • County ‘Quality of Life’ survey finds high marks from residents
  • There’s no place to walk in much of Chester County
    more»

Delaware County

  • Public hears results of pipeline risk study
  • Upper Providence approves budget, tax hike
  • Springfield taxes remain stable, trash fee hiked
  • Chadds Ford Planning Commission discusses a hotel proposal
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion school tax battle sent back to state court
  • Upper Gwynedd manager ‘has left’
  • Souderton taxes to increase 4.9 percent
  • Council vacancy in West Conshohocken Borough
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • PlanPhilly analysis shows DA forfeiture program a complex issue
  • Council committee approves sale of would-be new police headquarters despite steep losses
  • How can Philly enforce building codes when 40K rental properties don’t have licenses?
Week of December 17, 2018

General News

  • William Penn school funding lawsuit goes to trial in 2020
  • State Supreme Court to look at short-term rentals
    more»
Bucks County
  • Fitzpatrick asks Gov. Wolf to halt Rockhill Quarry operations
  • East Rockhill proposes 19.5 percent tax increase
  • Telford approves 4.1 percent tax increase
  • Yardley to consider fence ordinance for floodplain district
    more»
Chester County
  • Avon Grove sets $127M max for school construction project
  • Kennett Township officials hold the line on taxes
  • Chesco airports get substantial funding for upgrades
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upper Darby budget holds line on taxes
  • Nether Providence panel: Demolish Summit School
  • Concord passes budget that keeps tax rates steady
  • Change comes to Baltimore Pike in Upper Darby
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Horsham considers 20 percent tax increase
  • Pottstown approves 9.5 percent tax hike
  • North Penn to extend tax rebate to renters
  • Telford approves 4.1 percent tax increase
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Following a $165K windfall, Kenney cracks down on public land flipping
  • Reports of flawed records, improper sales trigger call for investigation of city land deals
  • Philadelphia renters win new protections with passage of 'good cause' bill
  • Report: Tax abatements cost city schools $62M in 2017
Week of December 10, 2018

General News

  • Infrastructure reform among 2019 NAR policy priorities
  • Suburban Realtors Alliance celebrates 20 years of advocacy 
    more»
Bucks County
  • Warminster tax hike must be approved by court
  • Lower Makefield eyes tax increase
  • Newtown Township passes anti-discrimination ordinance
  • Yardley budget will hold the line on taxes
    more»
Chester County
  • Landscapes3 adopted by Chester County Commissioners
  • Phoenixville revitalization comes at steep price for some longtime residents
  • Coatesville council eliminates reserve trust fund
  • Downingtown council discusses proposed budget
  • West Whiteland Township to establish volunteer service credit program
    more»

Delaware County

  • Cost of new middle school in Clifton Heights to be evaluated
  • Developer eyes new homes next to Nether Providence park
  • Millbourne Fire Co. could be looking at end of line
  • Radnor looks at 6 percent tax increase for 2019
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Norristown budget includes $1.8M deficit
  • Four-story apartment building being considered in Narberth
  • Towamencin property tax steady; nonresident EIT to rise
  • Pennsburg Borough Council posts vacancy
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City council downsizes new protections for renters in ‘Good Cause’ bill
  • Retailers are looking beyond Rittenhouse Square, expanding Center City’s shopping district east
Week of December 3, 2018

General News

  • NAR highlights federal priorities
  • Homeowners down the shore stand to lose millions from sea level rise
    more»
Bucks County
  • County eyes $15.5 million deficit
  • Upper Bucks residents work to oppose pipeline
  • Doylestown preliminary budget includes tax increase
  • Falls to consider tree protection, other ordinances
    more»
Chester County
  • Officials to examine ways to make housing more affordable in Chester County
  • West Chester Council votes to raise income tax
  • Malvern to amend zoning and land development ordinances
  • Report: Chesco economy is strong, among best in the nation
    more»

Delaware County

  • County Council considering a tax cut
  • Settlement reached in Drexeline redevelopment project
  • Borough of Lansdowne to consider EIT
  • Radnor commissioner scolds Villanova over stadium light glare
    more»

Montgomery County

  • No tax increase in county budget
  • Franconia proposes property tax increase
  • Perkiomen Valley seeks input on full-day kindergarten
  • Pottstown School survey asks about year-round classes for middle schoolers
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Changes to controversial anti-squatting law advance in City Council 
Week of November 26, 2018

General News

  • PA doubles tax credits for investing in distressed neighborhoods
  • Rotting from within: How water intrusion in new homes turns American dreams to rot
    more»
Bucks County
  • Lower Makefield considers vacant property registration ordinance
  • Quarry settlement rejected by East Rockhill
  • No tax increase proposed in Haycock
  • Hulmeville to consider final budget
    more»
Chester County
  • Affordable housing is topic of planners’ meeting
  • New researcher to assist residents impacted by phorid flies
  • Rep. Harry Lewis named 2018 Citizen of the Year
  • PREIT sells Exton land on which apartments will be built
    more»

Delaware County

  • Tax hike looms in Eddystone
  • Radnor rejects stormwater management project
  • Springfield commissioners hold the line on taxes
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion budget maintains tax rate
  • Bryn Athyn to replace zoning ordinance
  • Lower Frederick to consider Environmental Advisory Council
  • Taxes steady in Lower Salford
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly flush with cash thanks to business and real estate tax revenues
  • Tiny houses coming to city-owned land
Week of November 19, 2018

General News

  • Be mindful of local sign ordinances
  • FEMA’s flood maps are failing millions
  • Alliance office closed for Thanksgiving
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bensalem voters approve tax increase for fire company support
  • Former Stockburger property eyed for residential development in Newtown Borough
  • Proposed budget available in Upper Southampton
  • Recorder of Deeds ‘Adopt a Book’ program focuses on preservation of historic documents
    more»
Chester County
  • Coatesville SD invites Realtors to ‘Lunch-and-Learn’
  • Kennett Township officials gobbling up open space
  • Sunoco plans hybrid pipeline
  • Uwchlan supervisors ponder pipeline risk assessment
  • Commissioners appoint new deputy county administrator
    more»

Delaware County

  • Ridley Park rejects call for earned income tax
  • Delaware County’s tax reassessment process continues
  • Upper Darby School Board president clarifies $50k rental deal
  • Sunoco plans hybrid pipeline
    more»

Montgomery County

  • New Hanover budget proposes property tax cut
  • No changes to Pottstown’s proposed 12 percent tax hike
  • Hatboro eyes 4.4 percent tax increase
  • Lower Merion proposed zoning code available for public review
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • State, city offered Amazon a $5.7 billion incentive package for HQ2
  • Study: Spending now on legal aid for renters would save city down the road
Week of November 12, 2018

General News

  • SEPTA to begin charging for parking at all Regional Rail lots
  • PUC schedules public hearings on proposed Aqua PA rate hike
    more»
Bucks County
  • Hilltown poised to hold the line on property taxes
  • Trumbauersville Borough opens public comment on MS4 Stormwater Plan
  • Northampton supervisors fill vacancy
  • Fortune 500 company relocates to Lower Makefield
    more»
Chester County
  • Solar panel fight ends in triumph for Chester County homeowner
  • Task force confident Phoenixville passenger rail will happen
  • Phoenixville releases draft budget
    more»

Delaware County

  • No tax increase proposed for Delaware County
  • Concord to hold budget hearing
  • Delco DA to address opioid crisis
  • County offers resources for reassessment project info
    more»

Montgomery County

  • East Norriton selling sewer system to Aqua
  • Upper Moreland to adopt property and fire codes
  • Upper Moreland proposed ordinance to fine violators
  • Perkiomen School District seeks input on South Elementary
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • The Penn Alexander effect: Disappearing low-income housing University City
  • Trash talk: Bigger fines and free neighborhood cans
  • Philly votes yes on $181M infrastructure bond issue
Week of November 5, 2018

General News

  • Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6
  • How much does it cost — or save — workers to commute across state lines?
    more»
Bucks County
  • Quarry litigation may increase taxes in East Rockhill
  • Lower Makefield to update property maintenance code
  • No tax increase in Nockamixon
  • New Hope approves Cintra Mansion development
  • Check out Silverdale Borough’s fall newsletter
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County keeping taxes level
  • Chester Valley Trail West meeting scheduled
  • East Whiteland to consider changes to EIT
  • Atglen to discuss comprehensive plan and revitalization
  • West Chester looks to increase EIT
    more»

Delaware County

  • Radnor’s 2019 draft budget avoids tax hike
  • Upper Darby to hold budget meeting
  • Valleybrook group to pay $31K in disabled complaint
  • Penn Medicine breaks ground on $200M Radnor facility
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown water rates up 5 percent annually for the next three years
  • Hatfield passes backyard beekeeping ordinance
  • North Penn approves borrowing $10M for school renovations
  • Whitpain to amend peddling and soliciting regulations
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • After reassessment, Philadelphia tax appeals hit five-year high
  • City releases decades of property records
  • Council considers property tax freeze for more seniors
Week of October 29, 2018

General News

  • Pennsylvania General Election on Nov. 6 
  • Federal Opportunity Zones could bring billions in real estate investment
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bensalem school board to consider arts charter school application
  • Taxes steady in Upper Makefield preliminary budget
  • Veterans housing approved in Bensalem
  • Special budget meeting in Bridgeton Township
    more»
Chester County
  • County officials’ tackle affordable housing, urban centers
  • Elverson to consider point-of-sale sewer lateral inspections
  • Protecting community character in the Brandywine Valley
  • Kennett Square officials eliminate ‘free rides’ on sewage pump stations
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco to borrow $40M, including $10 million for open space
  • Ridley Park considers an earned-income tax
  • Radnor proposes budget holding taxes steady for 2019
  • Protecting community character in the Brandywine Valley
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Souderton eyes 4.9 percent tax hike for 2019
  • Lower Merion releases updated zoning code draft
  • Norristown Council recognizes code department
  • Narberth regulates plastic bags, single-use straws
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia renter spike higher than other big cities
  • New proposal for Italian Market improvement district introduced
Week of October 22, 2018

General News

  • Water Infrastructure bill passes Congress
  • New graduation requirements in Pennsylvania
  • Deadline to apply for absentee ballot is Oct. 30
    more»
Bucks County
  • Preliminary plans presented for Dublin Town Center
  • Three Bucks YMCAs are merging
  • New superintendent for New Hope-Solebury
  • Newtown Township to consider zoning ordinance for medical marijuana
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County Housing Authority earns ‘excellence’ award
  • Target bringing a small-format store to Chester County
  • East Fallowfield to consider official map
  • East Goshen park will get fishing pond, waterfront access
  • Water lines in Caln getting major upgrade
  • West Chester to get $200k for John O. Green Park
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester Stormwater Authority now responsible for inlets
  • Environmental coalition forms to protest Don Guanella plans
  • Radnor residents decry bright Villanova University stadium lights
  • Beaver Valley land will soon be a national park
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown preliminary budget calls for 12 percent tax increase
  • Springfield Township School District breaks ground on new school
  • Housing and Wawa plans advance in Lower Salford
  • Jenkintown Borough announces budget schedule
  • Lower Gwynedd to consider brush, weeds and grass ordinance
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly maps 10-year course toward building, preserving 100k housing units
  • Kenney walks back $500M Rebuild promise
  • Schuylkill Center unveils new River Trail Gateway
Week of October 15, 2018

General News

  • Call for Action: Support the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account legislation
  • Affordable housing bill advances in Harrisburg
  • Why do some towns choose ‘home rule?’
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bucks County wins $1.7 million workforce development grant
  • Quakertown schools predict enrollment drop
  • Federal court rules residents can sue for PFAS claims
  • Bucks County Board of Elections relocates two polling places
    more»
Chester County
  • County planners recommend adoption of Landscapes3
  • North Coventry conducts comprehensive plan survey
  • East Vincent to consider tax credits for fire volunteers
  • Kennett Township land to be preserved with $1.3M gift
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco to put health study, with possibility of county health department, out to bid
  • New Springfield High School moves forward with contracts
  • Upper Darby Township unveils budget with no tax hike
  • Contract: U.D. schools, Clifton Heights agreed to public school use of land in 1992
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion to release complete draft of zoning code
  • New fire safety inspections in Lansdale
  • Lower Merion seeks residents to serve on advisory boards
  • Learn about Bike Montco at upcoming workshops
  • Federal court rules residents can sue for PFAS claims
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Chilly land prices plummet, as weakening housing market tightens purse strings
  • South Philly group asks chocolate factory developer for community benefits
Week of October 8, 2018

General News

  • Call for Action: Support the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account legislation
  • Schools told max tax increase rate for 2019-2020
  • Realtor.com® economist provides Pennsylvania housing update
  • Reminder: Register to vote
    more»
Bucks County
  • East Rockhill reports no settlement in quarry case
  • Lower Southampton improperly collected some permit fees
  • Boutique hotel coming to New Hope
  • Middletown schedules budget workshop
    more»
Chester County
  • Commissioners announce ‘Quality of Life’ survey of residents
  • Preliminary approval granted for West Chester plaza plan
  • Judge upholds Westtown decision against development at Crebilly Farm
  • Plan for new Avon Grove high school on Sunnyside Road advances
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester prepares to exit state oversight
  • SEPTA announces new parking garage for 69th Street
  • Eddystone to consider ordinance for high grass and weeds
  • Delco seeks solutions to parking woes in Media
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Hatfield road realignment, other county projects receive funding
  • Bridgeport Council passes anti-discrimination resolution
  • Lower Salford debuts new website
  • Pottstown School Board posts vacancy
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Changes to plumbing code expected to lower construction costs
  • Pew finds most poor Philly renters receive no public assistance
  • City Council amends new inclusionary zoning bill
Week of October 1, 2018

General News

  • Call for Action: Support the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account legislation
  • Killion introduces Pa. housing tax credit bill
  • Pa. School Data Project offers test scores, enrollment and financial info
  • Reminder: Register to vote
    more»
Bucks County
  • Newtown Township moves to end Planned Residential Zoning approval
  • Conceptual plan for 173 homes falls flat in Newtown Township
  • Solebury quarry heading toward March closure
  • Council Rock sets public hearing on Rolling Hills renovation 
    more»
Chester County
  • West Goshen gets grant to upgrade sewer treatment plant
  • Pension costs fuel possible tax hike in West Chester
  • Oxford Sewer Authority agrees to sell sewer system
  • Caln Township to require the registration of vacant properties
    more»

Delaware County

  • Clifton Heights residents concerned over possible loss of fields
  • Development of Raven Motel site moves to zoning board
  • County Council to hold meeting in Upper Chichester
  • Countywide reassessment process continues
    more»

Montgomery County

  • North Penn approves full-day kindergarten for 2019-2020
  • Limerick Township ends low-income repair program
  • Free Citizens’ Leadership Academy classes start Oct. 4 in Norristown
  • Lower Gwynedd to consider tall grass and weeds ordinance
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Pa. Supreme Court restores Philly's right to issue fines for boarded windows and doors
  • Philadelphia to overhaul property seizure law
Week of September 24, 2018

General News

  • Will you need an absentee ballot this election?
  • Qualified Opportunity Zones designed to spur growth
    more»
Bucks County
  • Penndel seeks injunction against ‘nuisance’ home
  • Tullytown approves rebate check for residents
  • Northampton Township accepting applications for supervisor vacancy
  • Upper Southampton Township to update codes
  • Consumer protection office ready to field trash bill complaints
    more»
Chester County
  • $1.5M grant will help pay for Phoenixville community center
  • Phoenixville Council backs effort to bring back passenger rail
  • Westtown Township, Toll Brothers await decision on Crebilly Farm dispute
  • Ground broken for $5 million Southern Chester County Regional Police complex
    more»

Delaware County

  • Residents to receive mailers as countywide assessment continues
  • Pa. grant money to fund capital projects in Springfield, Upper Darby
  • Upper Darby looks to collect delinquent sewer, trash fees
  • Officials to meet to discuss Woodburne Mansion
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Plymouth Township council considers sale of sewer system
  • Police consolidation a hot topic in Bridgeport
  • Two buildings set to be razed in Conshohocken
  • Upper Salford to appeal cell tower decision
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City construction tax dead, Kenney promising funds for affordable housing
  • Controversial anti-squatting law passes in Philadelphia
Week of September 17, 2018

General News

  • Who will pay the cost for privatization of public water systems in PA?
  • Quinn pushes for clarification of property owners’ rights
    more»
Bucks County
  • SEPTA cuts ribbon at Yardley Station
  • Lower Makefield to define bamboo rules
  • Yardley to adopt 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick plans water contamination task force
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett Township officials keep eye toward walkability
  • Osborne Hill Farm gets protected status
  • Hotel taxes generating millions
  • Aging water lines to be replaced in Coatesville
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upland cracking down on code violations
  • ‘Sober living’ facility to stay open as owners, Nether Providence reach accord
  • Media’s iconic Raven Motel may become new development
  • Upland Historical Commission dissolved
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown eyes new weapon against blight
  • Highs and lows of Limerick Township sewer system sale
  • Hatfield Borough to consider bee regulations
  • Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick plans water contamination task force
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City officials: Philly to add 100,000 homes by 2028
  • Kenney proposes alternative to construction tax for affordable housing
  • Final public meeting scheduled for Housing Preservation Task Force
Week of September 10, 2018

General News

  • Gov. Wolf signs anti-blight bills into law
  • Foreclosures up across country, Philadelphia sees increase
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bensalem plans referendum on tax increase for fire companies
  • New Hope eyes language correction for business privilege tax
  • Bucks County joins Smart911
  • Doylestown residents angered by trash rate increase
    more»
Chester County
  • Massive sewer rate hike expected in West Goshen
  • Meeting will examine funding of local infrastructure
  • West Chester University launches free shuttle service to town
  • Tredyffrin to amend solicitation ordinance
  • Birmingham Township to amend peddling and soliciting rules
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chadds Ford residents hear plan for trails, some oppose
  • A look inside revaluations in Delco
  • Radnor Township Manager holding community listening sessions
  • Springfield zoners OK changes for Coventry Woods development
  • Delaware County offers flood damage assistance
    more»

Montgomery County

  • 375 age-restricted homes proposed in Hatfield
  • Lower Salford reschedules rezoning meeting
  • New Limerick Township building is now open
  • Shade trees available for Jenkintown residents
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • 27-story condo tower favored for 709 Chestnut Street
  • Citizen Planning Institute offers fall course
Week of September 3, 2018

General News

  • HUD files fair-housing complaint against Facebook
  • Small businesses, farmers urged to apply for grants
    more»
Bucks County
  • Melsky tract hearings remanded back to Upper Makefield
  • Newtown Borough passes medical marijuana ordinance
  • Durham seeking state aid for flood damages
  • State investigating Lower Southampton building records 
    more»
Chester County
  • County going after hotels, Airbnbs, for taxes
  • Construction of 598 homes starts in West Goshen
  • Community economic development workshop coming to Kennett Square
  • Landscapes3 nears completion
    more»

Delaware County

  • More work needed on residential plan for Don Guanella site
  • County council moves to demolish Toal building
  • Development underway at Ardrossan property
  • Municipalities attempt to skirt MCOCA
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Norristown considers selling sewer system
  • North Wales public hearing to consider adoption of Comprehensive Plan
  • Norristown opens waiting list for Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program applications
  • Rep. Steve McCarter holding town hall meeting Sept. 6
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Study finds discrimination in affordable housing voucher program
  • Philadelphia has high rate of reverse mortgages
Week of August 27, 2018

General News

  • Pa. school-funding lawsuit appears headed to trial
  • Governor opens hotline for flooding victims
  • Aqua Pennsylvania files for rate increase
  • Pa. Human Relations Commission expands definition of sex discrimination
    more»
Bucks County
  • Richland supervisors approve zoning change for proposed development
  • Tinicum amends tree removal ordinance
  • Middletown receives grant to update comprehensive plan
  • Council Rock redistricting could be finalized in December
    more»
Chester County
  • Controversial Devon Yard project finally opens
  • Plan for huge apartment complex in Kennett Township advances
  • Oxford residents air concerns over parking garage plan
  • Palmer Park in Coatesville to undergo green makeover
    more»

Delaware County

  • Drexeline delays draw packed house
  • Radnor declares disaster from flooding
  • Morton parking app available
  • Municipalities attempt to skirt MCOCA
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lansdale approves Human Relations Ordinance
  • New app allows Montco residents to submit crime tips
  • Sale of Limerick sewer system finalized
  • Lower Salford moves Sept. 5 meeting to Indian Valley Middle School
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City officials hope to recoup $50M in Market Street deal
  • Philadelphia schools to start before Labor Day
Week of August 20, 2018

General News

  • Big win for Realtors®: IRS’s guidance on pass-through income
  • As land prices climb, small farmers look to lease
    more»
Bucks County
  • 55+ community, assisted living facility proposed in Warminster
  • Bristol Borough bans outdoor release of sky lanterns and mylar balloons
  • Zoning records woes continue in Lower Southampton
  • Bucks County pursues lead hazard reduction grant
    more»
Chester County
  • Phoenixville mayor’s task force looks to return rail service
  • Oxford to hold meeting on transportation center
  • Anti-poverty crusaders fight to cut taxes for mobile-home owners
  • West Goshen to hold sewer meeting
    more»

Delaware County

  • Developers present plans for Don Guanella tract
  • Radnor Board passes stormwater management resolutions
  • Clifton Heights to update rental regulations
  • Towns struggle with sudden spike in recycling costs; some mull tax hikes
  • Delaware County evaluating extent of storm damage
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Salford residents oppose high-density development
  • Governor’s ‘Cabinet in your Community’ town hall on Aug. 22
  • Jenkintown announces website improvements
  • Montco commissioners approve plans to boost bike infrastructure
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Renters keep coming to Philly
  • Mount Airy workshop to focus on homeownership
Week of August 13, 2018

General News

  • Bubble or just overheated — a look at home prices
  • Who rents their home in America?
    more»
Bucks County
  • Lower Makefield approves short-term rental rules
  • Bristol Borough zoners reject condo proposal for former school/convent site
  • Lower Southampton considers next steps for zoning records
  • Rockhill Quarry fight heads to federal court
    more»
Chester County
  • Public to get access to Bryn Coed Farms in West Vincent
  • Officials reconsider plan to run sewer line from Oxford to Nottingham
  • Phoenixville Borough aims to update tree ordinance
  • Atglen Borough to hold meeting on comprehensive plan
    more»

Delaware County

  • Middletown Township Sewer Authority to require sanitary sewer certificate
  • Chadds Ford supervisors approve sewer plant upgrade
  • Residents appeal Drexeline Plaza zoning variances
  • Ridley Township targets door-to-door solicitors with new rules
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Growing Bridgeport Together promotes revitalization
  • Pennsburg hears from residents about invasive bamboo
  • Upper Dublin debates merits of old agreement
  • Hilton breaks ground for new hotel in Lower Providence
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City planners increasingly want to talk with you, not at you
  • In gentrifying neighborhoods, culture clashes can get ugly
  • Philadelphia will issue municipal ID cards starting next year
Week of August 6, 2018

General News

  • NAR applauds passage of flood insurance extension
  • NAR meets with GAO to discuss Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bucks County unveils new public data portal
  • Warrington considers homestead exemption
  • Preliminary approval for Upper Makefield developments
  • Elcon clears one hurdle for hazardous waste treatment facility
  • EPA meets with residents on water contamination at bases
    more»
Chester County
  • East Fallowfield imposes new blight regulations
  • West Chester Council mulls changes to parking rates
  • Neighborhood University to start in September
  • County conservation districts to consider priorities at joint meeting
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco OKs $115K risk assessment study on pipeline
  • County Historical Society aims to boost Chester's future with downtown move
  • Chadds Ford adopts ordinance for inspection of commercial buildings
  • Slipping reserves drop Upper Darby schools’ bond rating
  • County conservation districts to consider priorities at joint meeting
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Jenkintown reviews progress of Concrete Infrastructure Program
  • Lower Merion Township partners with ‘Curb My Clutter’
  • Demolition to make way for mixed-use building in Souderton
  • Pottsgrove School Board president resigns
  • EPA meets with residents on water contamination at bases
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly Fed compiles list of city's tax-aid programs for homeowners
  • Old homes, high poverty make Philadelphia housing less than affordable for some
Week of July 30, 2018

General News

  • Why some municipalities have bizarre borders
    more»
Bucks County
  • State grant will allow Neshaminy to increase pre-K enrollment
  • Bedminster to regulate short-term rentals
  • County sells human resources building for $1.46 million
  • Lower Makefield advances short-term rental ordinance
    more»
Chester County
  • WCU: Close Church Street on campus
  • Kennett Township officials plan to downgrade soliciting ordinance
  • Atglen Borough to revise rental regulations
  • Phoenixville transit study released
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delaware County conducts housing survey
  • Rose Valley sewer system hooks up with DELCORA
  • How Media became 'a cool place to go in the suburbs'
  • Chadds Ford business privilege tax collections
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Abington approves settlement ending apartment dispute
  • Lansdale to consider proposed Code Adoption Ordinance
  • Norristown looks to clean up public spaces
  • County construction studies show hot housing and commercial markets
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Soda tax upheld by state Supreme Court
  • More city money for anti-eviction efforts brings expanded access to legal services for tenants
Week of July 23, 2018

General News

  • Rep. Davis: Provide property tax through sports betting revenue
  • PUC rejects Texas firm’s request to reverse Laurel Pipeline flow
  • Take Action: Flood insurance affects your business
    more»
Bucks County
  • Adjustments made to Milford Village master plan
  • Hilltown accepts bid for former school property
  • Group suggests using Southampton Railroad Station as a trail rest stop
  • County tourism website is a useful resource
    more»
Chester County
  • Newlin officials oppose Embreeville sewage plan
  • Zukin seeks to build new hotel on Gay Street
  • Support grows for public parking garage in Oxford
  • Toll Brothers’ 42-house development plan sparks concern
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester Water Authority, city continue talks
  • Delco council spars over $2.1M no-bid deal for 911 services
  • Holy Cross nixes Springfield school bus deal
  • Couple says fence was approved by Radnor before citations
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Sanatoga Green project moving toward approval in Lower Pottsgrove
  • North Wales draft 2040 comprehensive plan ready for public feedback
  • Worcester residents oppose proposed sale of open space
  • Upper Providence sanitary sewer extension project progressing
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia has normal water infrastructure problems, not a crisis
  • Study finds there are 2 million parking spots in Philadelphia
Week of July 16, 2018

General News

  • Wall Street is bullish on rentals
  • URGENT! Tell Congress not to let the National Flood Insurance Program lapse
    more»
Bucks County
  • Report finds ‘irregularities’ in Lower Southampton building and zoning operations
  • DEP considers 1986 fire as potential cause of Rockhill water contamination
  • Bensalem continues public hearing on St. Katharine Drexel rezoning
  • Levittown SEPTA station on-budget but behind schedule
    more»
Chester County
  • West Nantmeal updates U&O ordinance to comply with MCOCA
  • Mariner East 2 pipeline may take alternate route
  • Oxford Mainstreet earns national recognition
  • Campaign to house 100 homeless vets a success
  • ‘Citizen’s risk assessment’ of pipeline project moves forward
    more»

Delaware County

  • Springfield School District OKs 2.4 percent tax hike
  • Boom time for new code officer in Clifton Heights
  • William Penn-led funding lawsuit isn’t ‘moot,’ argue lawyers
  • Clifton Heights to consider changes to rental ordinance
  • Mariner East 2 pipeline may take alternate route
  • ‘Citizen’s risk assessment’ of pipeline project moves forward
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion planners recommend approval for conversion of old landscaping site
  • Teva moving American headquarters out of Montgomery County
  • Limerick keeps housing rehab program for one more year
  • Turnpike interchange still planned for Norristown
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly OKs building code to modernize construction, address climate change
  • Efforts to tear down `imminently dangerous' buildings get a $2M budget lift
Week of July 9, 2018

General News

  • Pennsylvania moving toward allowing corporate capital purchase deductions
  • Updated RRT form compatible with MCOCA
  • New law reduces timeframe for foreclosures
    more»
Bucks County
  • Warminster Township to consider comprehensive plan update
  • Bucks County assessment roll open for public inspection
  • Nockamixon approves plan for Harrow Manor
  • Taxes going up in Pennsbury
  • Sellersville seeks volunteers
    more»
Chester County
  • Coatesville Area School Board passes budget with 5.27% tax hike
  • West Nantmeal set to adopt use and occupancy ordinance
  • UCF passes budget with tax increase
  • Officials receive spotted lanternfly update from USDA
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upper Darby zoners approve new Drexeline plan
  • Marple Newtown board approves tax increase
  • Garnet Valley budget raises taxes
  • Radnor looks to raze unsafe house on Sproul Road
  • UCF passes budget with tax increase
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Bureaucracy threatens Limerick Township home repair program
  • Elkins Estate in Cheltenham eyed for redevelopment
  • New supermarket opens in Pottstown
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia transfer tax increase effective July 1
  • Philadelphia has no clear rules on bedbugs
Week of July 2, 2018

General News

  • URGENT! Tell Congress not to let the National Flood Insurance Program lapse
  • State passes amendments to real estate licensing act
  • Wolf signs ‘Stoneleigh’ bill into law, will protect against eminent domain seizures
    more»
Bucks County
  • Have your clients been affected by Lower Bucks municipal authority enforcement?
  • Solebury approves regulations for temporary lodging facilities
  • Quakertown Community School District tax increase set at 4.2 percent
  • Neshaminy final budget has 2.4 percent tax hike
  • EPA plans community event in Horsham to discuss water contamination
    more»
Chester County
  • Phoenixville downtown recognized for revitalization, business
  • Chester County Planning Commission seeks comments on Landscapes3
  • Avon Grove board votes to show PlanCon funds as tax credit
  • Oxford Borough seeks federal funds for transportation center
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco moves forward on pipeline risk assessment study
  • Upper Darby approves $210M school budget with tax increase
  • Interboro School Board approves budget, new member
  • Aston makes change to electrical requirement
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Norristown to consider anti-discrimination ordinance
  • Upper Dublin taxes increase 1.99%
  • No historical upgrade for Clothier Estate in Lower Merion
  • EPA plans community event in Horsham to discuss water contamination
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia transfer tax to increase July 1
  • Philly City Council narrowly passes controversial tax on construction projects
  • New Philly school board convenes next month
Week of June 25, 2018

General News

  • Tell Congress not to let the National Flood Insurance Program lapse
  • ‘Out of Reach’ report: 2-bedroom apartments unaffordable at minimum wage
  • NAR applauds rule making Realtors® eligible to participate in Association health plans
    more»
Bucks County
  • Middletown Township property owners get $68
  • Palisades passes budget with tax increase
  • Hilltown to sell former Blooming Glen High School
  • Newtown Township posts supervisor vacancy
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County reaches milestone in farmland preservation
  • Avon Grove property owners will pay 3.1 percent more in taxes
  • Downingtown adopts $220M budget
  • Developer seeks zoning change to permit townhouses on former Tredyffrin swimming pool property
    more»

Delaware County

  • Clifton focuses on code enforcement issues, starts vacant property registry
  • $1M anonymous donation revives Radnor’s Willows Mansion
  • Ridley schools OK new budget with a tax increase
  • Debate ensues over proposed Drexel Hill development
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion School Board approves budget
  • Pottstown School District budget hurt by hospital sale
  • Boyertown final budget includes 5.4 percent tax increase
  • CHOP to open new hospital in King of Prussia
  • Lower Moreland planners to consider Philmont Country Club townhouses
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Realtors association mailer attacks Kenney's budget plan
  • With $24M parking lot deal, Goldenberg Group mulls Market East development

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