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General News
NAR urges Mnuchin to protect MID

Bucks County
St. Luke’s proposes 80-bed hospital in Milford

Chester County
Anti-bias ordinance adopted in Phoenixville

Delaware County
Big budget gap still looms in Upper Darby after update

Montgomery County
New procedure for Lower Frederick use and occupancy

Philadelphia County
Philly's Civic Engagement Academy expanding to meet booming demand

 



 



 

News Archives

Week of March 20, 2017

General News

  • NAR Supports Sanford/Sherman G-fee Bill
  • Flood Insurance Hearings
  • Make the Realtor® Party voice heard
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Bucks County
  • Northampton cell tower slated for replacement
  • Rising rents an obstacle to home ownership in Bucks, Montco
  • New Hope to consider amendment to shade tree ordinance
  • Bensalem schools facing $11 million deficit
    more»
Chester County
  • East Goshen to hold special pipeline meeting
  • Coatesville Third Avenue Streetscape project approved, out to bid
  • Oxford’s Sycamore Crossing will get 150 more homes
  • Chester County commissioners raise hotel tax
  • New parking garage may include new Oxford Borough Hall
    more»

Delaware County

  • Lansdowne group receives $50G grant for projects
  • Sharon Hill backs medical marijuana dispensary
  • Building boom changing the face of Media
  • Morton to consider ordinance regulating fences and sheds

Montgomery County

  • Royersford to consider anti-discrimination ordinance
  • Royersford to consider amended rental registration and inspection ordinance
  • Spring-Ford Area School District to hold town hall meeting
  • Boyertown School District eyes elementary school closure
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City soda tax causes increase in cost to board at Temple
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Week of March 13, 2017

General News

  • Carson Becomes HUD Secretary
  • The Fair Housing Act and non-citizens: What you need to know
  • Suburbs lag Philadelphia in real estate pricing
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Bucks County
  • Bristol Township blighted properties initiative update
  • Central Bucks begins strategic planning
  • Quakertown residents question high electric bills
  • Nockamixon to consider abandoned vehicle ordinance
  • Secretary-manager replaces Durham Township manager
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Chester County
  • Kennett Square unanimously passes anti-discrimination ordinance
  • Future of Cheyney University is on the line
  • More Chesco residents commute to Delaware than Philly; express bus route under consideration
  • Thornbury and West Goshen residents attempt to halt pipeline
  • West Chester, Malvern and Phoenixville all listed in Philly mag’s top suburban towns
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Delaware County

  • Upper Darby schools looking at a $7.2M deficit
  • Business group updated on Walkable Chadds Ford
  • Thornbury and West Goshen residents attempt to halt pipeline
  • Media named one of Philly mag’s top suburban towns

Montgomery County

  • Hatfield passes $30 sewer rate increase
  • Upper Gwynedd sewer pipeline hearing slated for March 27
  • Jenkintown2035 Comprehensive Plan open house
  • Construction begins on One Ardmore Place
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Philadelphia County

  • Environmental foundation to guide Eastwick's plan
  • Housing advocates hope budget negotiations will unlock more resources
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Week of March 6, 2017

General News

  • Proposal levies Section 8 landlords for delinquent taxes
  • Rules against LGBTQ bias coming from local levels
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Bucks County
  • Preliminary Centennial budget includes tax increase
  • Council Rock hearing on proposed closing of middle school
  • Nockamixon solicitor says new pipeline route is part of required “alternative analysis”
  • Architect eyes redevelopment of former factory in Perkasie
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Chester County
  • Groundbreaking, finally, at Paoli Train Station
  • New Garden Township to adopt sewage facilities plan
  • West Vincent officials approve open space allocations
  • Chester County Hospital eyes new construction
  • Phoenixville to consider antidiscrimination ordinance
    more»

Delaware County

  • Sunoco starts work to lay two Mariner pipelines
  • Medical-marijuana facility wins approval in Aston
  • Sharon Hill and Chester considering medical-marijuana facilities
  • Reminder: Sewer lateral inspections required in Edgmont

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion Human Relations Commission sponsors ‘Community Dialogue’ series
  • Conshohocken to consider Historical Conservation Overlay
  • Tourism group: Montco sports complex could bring $100M in economic impact
  • Upper Pottsgrove adopts noise ordinance
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Funding a waterfront park over I-95
  • Gateway Philly introduced
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Week of February 27, 2017

General News

  • Wolf’s state police fee plan a fraction of local police cost
  • CFPB Petition for Rehearing PHH Case Granted
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bristol Borough wins Small Business Revolution grand prize
  • Hearing set for large East Rockhill business park
  • Quakertown schools look to cut $10M from budget
  • New Hope accepts resignation
  • Bucks and Montgomery county water contamination resources
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Chester County
  • East Coventry Voters may decide alcohol ballot question
  • West Pottsgrove Township won’t oppose pot farm
  • Kennett School district plans tax hike
  • UCFSD School board approves prelim budget
  • Malvern officially named a Classic Town
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Delaware County

  • Aston gives OK for new apartment zoning
  • UCFSD School board approves prelim budget
  • Media dam project discussed at public meeting
  • Haverford Township offering free shade trees to property owners

Montgomery County

  • Royersford proposes anti-discrimination ordinance
  • Norristown Area School board approves preliminary budget
  • Hatfield Township plans public meeting to discuss Clemens Park Development Plan
  • Bucks and Montgomery county water contamination resources
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Philadelphia County

  • Rental surplus projected for city
  • Soda tax revenue higher than projected in January
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Week of February 20, 2017

General News

  • DEP gives green light to Mariner East 2 pipeline
  • Get ready for tax reform
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Bucks County
  • As businesses request property reassessments, homeowners carry a higher tax burden
  • Dock construction underway in Bristol Borough
  • Doylestown Borough to amend off-street parking ordinance
  • State Rep. Warren opens Yardley district office
  • Warminster to purchase Shenandoah Woods
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Chester County
  • West Pikeland Supervisors enact a septic maintenance ordinance
  • Downingtown’s Armor Alley project gets state funding
  • Planners recommend approval for Crebilly Farm
  • New regional police receives $44,000 grant
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Delaware County

  • Nether Providence balks on concerns about pipeline
  • Concord council is getting acquainted with new rules
  • Chester Upland mired in $130G income tax dispute
  • Edgmont weighs development options for country club
  • Get an update on Delaware County walking-biking trails

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion Quality of Life very high according to resident survey
  • Leash law passed in Ambler Borough
  • Beleaguered Norristown condo building gets a second chance
  • Planning Smarter Montco 2017
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Philadelphia County

  • Inspector general: City losing on wrongful tax breaks
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Week of February 13, 2017

General News

  • Wolf budget axes some sales-tax exemptions, seeks lower corporate tax rate
  • Gov. Wolf proposes $25 police fee
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Bucks County
  • Vote for Bristol Borough in Main Street Small Business Revolution contest
  • Alternate PennEast pipeline route floated in Bucks
  • Chalfont Borough to host community meeting on local government
  • Perkasie residents want more parking and enforcement
    more»
Chester County
  • East Marlborough debates sewer needs and development costs
  • New ordinance allows for ‘traditional’ neighborhood design
  • West Chester to consider adopting comprehensive plan
  • West Chester Stream Protection Fee FAQ
    more»

Delaware County

  • Wallingford-Swarthmore taxpayers staring at 3 percent increase
  • Marple Newtown School Board eyes tax hike
  • Aston considers medical marijuana ordinance
  • Building projects may drain capital funds in UDSD

Montgomery County

  • Lansdale committee considers requiring sidewalk repairs
  • Lower Merion School District proposed 3.85 percent school tax increase
  • Upper Pottsgrove to consider noise ordinance
  • LERTA approved for Hatboro redevelopment
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Philadelphia County

  • Saving for a down payment in Philadelphia takes an average of 3.8 years, study reports
  • Philly Housing Authority's smoking ban cuts secondhand exposure by half
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Week of February 6, 2017

General News

  • Pa. faces potential $3 billion budget deficit
  • Kathy McQuilkin inducted as PAR’s 94th president
  • Budget woes prompt state officials to stop naming new KOZs
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Bucks County
  • Quakertown to work with residents over failing sewer lateral lines
  • Elcon to advance waste treatment facility proposal in Falls
  • Centennial to debut full-time kindergarten
  • Doylestown posts Cross Keys presentation
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Chester County
  • Future unknown for regional fire coverage
  • Comitta will stay on as mayor for now
  • County offers ‘smart’ 911 service
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delaware County receives order to perform countywide reassessment
  • Lansdowne Mayoral Forum
  • Rose Tree Media School Board eyes hefty tax hike
  • Garnet Valley Board approves proposed budget and tax increase

Montgomery County

  • Cheltenham begins inspections of residential sewer laterals
  • Lower Merion hires zoning consultant
  • Worcester Golf Club to be sold online
  • Preliminary Pottsgrove budget reveals $2M deficit
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Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia Land Bank emphasizes affordable housing in 2017 strategic plan
  • Philly school buildings need nearly $5 billion in repairs
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Week of January 30, 2017

General News

  • Trump administration suspends FHA mortgage rate cut shortly after inauguration
  • Supreme Court to Hear WOTUS Case
  • Calling all REALTOR® Candidates
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Bucks County
  • Doylestown Borough adopts Use & Occupancy inspection ordinance
  • FERC delays PennEast study for a second time
  • Proposed Neshaminy budget includes 2.5 percent tax increase
  • Bristol Borough School District caps 2017-18 tax hike at 3.4 percent
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Chester County
  • Kennett Square Borough poised to adopt sweeping new anti-discrimination law
  • Sewer authority dismisses director
  • Phoenixville Board OKs $92.7M draft budget, 5.62% tax increase
  • Londonderry Township to consider rental ordinance
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Delaware County

  • Middletown OKs study of pipeline’s safety
  • Aston OKs plan for new dorm at Neumann
  • Ridley Park manager’s resignation accepted with regret
  • New section of Chester Creek Trail Middletown greets hikers, walkers

Montgomery County

  • Lawrence appointed to Montco board of commissioners
  • 178-home project approved in Lower Pottsgrove
  • Douglass officials to vote on 241-home project
  • EPA proposes final cleanup plan for BoRit site
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Philadelphia County

  • For profitable flipping, few places are hotter than Philly area
  • Toll Brothers releases renderings of Jewelers' Row tower
    more»
Week of January 23, 2017

General News

  • 2020 census could lead to loss of PA congressional seat(s) 
  • Gov. Wolf says Mariner East 2 pipeline permits could be approved
  • Calling all REALTOR® Candidates
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Bucks County
  • Doylestown Borough to consider Use & Occupancy ordinance Jan. 23
  • Newtown Township increases taxes
  • Doylestown Borough to host Cross Keys Land Use and Transportation presentation
  • Northampton Township presentation on water contamination
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Chester County
  • Downingtown to receive grant
  • Intersection project will greatly reduce big-rig traffic in Kennett and Avondale
  • Sewers and traffic for Crebilly discussed
  • Phoenixville official calls for informal community meetings
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Delaware County

  • Lansdowne Council to vote on community space pilot program
  • Monroe Energy refinery posts $40 million loss
  • Pa. sends $2.5 million pipeline to cash-starved Chester
  • Core samples showed no asbestos in Villanova asphalt

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion to crack down on code violators
  • Norristown Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program
  • Upper Perkiomen board backs school
  • Lower Merion accepting applications for Community Development Block Grants
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Planning Commission hears community concerns, supports rezoning for first phase of Schuylkill Yards
  • Philly joining private-led initiative to reduce commercial building energy use 50% by 2030
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Week of January 16, 2017

General News

  • REINS Act Passes House
  • Gov. Wolf eliminating unfilled state jobs
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Bucks County
  • Yardley budget includes 45 percent tax increase
  • Bristol Borough prepares for contest
  • Taxes steady in Falls Township
  • Hilltown appoints new administrator; passes budget
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Chester County
  • Oxford Area Sewer Authority seeks solutions to loan default
  • Economic program cutbacks will hurt in Coatesville
  • West Chester manager Cotter appointed as borough representative
  • Plan for homes approved in Kennett Township
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Delaware County

  • Swarthmore neighbors file appeal, will fight ruling allowing cancer patients to use home
  • Morton raises property taxes in 2017 budget
  • Trainer Council holds the line on taxes in new budget
  • New life at Granite Run Mall

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown officials eye land banks
  • Upper Perkiomen district residents fight new school plan
  • Montgomery Township approves tax certification fee hike
  • Lower Merion to strictly enforce false alarm ordinance
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Philadelphia County

  • Judge declares PGW's landlord liens 'invalid, null, and void'
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Week of January 9, 2017

General News

  • Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act (Amended by HB 1437)
  • State task force working to change Pa’s property assessment rules
  • Debate over school property taxes expected to head back to Legislature
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Bucks County
  • Doylestown Township approves 1-mill, 9.2 percent tax hike
  • Upper Makefield approves tax decrease
  • Perkasie holds the line on taxes
  • Bedminster delays capital spending to maintain service
  • Taxes steady in Rieglesville
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Chester County
  • Oxford Area Sewer Authority seeks solutions to loan default
  • Economic program cutbacks will hurt in Coatesville
  • West Chester manager Cotter appointed as borough representative
  • Plan for homes approved in Kennett Township
    more»

Delaware County

  • Eddystone will raise property taxes by nearly 22 percent
  • 100-room hotel plans back on tap at Drexelbrook
  • Aston approves expansion of DCIU’s technical school
  • No tax increase for Ridley Park Borough residents

Montgomery County

  • West Conshohocken to consider 2017 Comprehensive Plan
  • Supervisor vacancy in Douglass
  • Taxes steady in Worcester
  • Upper Merion transitions back to five-day workweek
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Philadelphia County

  • As rental prices soar, Philadelphia loses one-fifth of affordable housing
  • Pa. financial woes cause KOZ rejections in Philadelphia
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Week of December 26, 2016

General News

  • Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act (Amended by HB 1437)
  • GSEs announce new loan modification program
  • Feds back ambitious plan to speed up Northeast rail service
  • Happy Holidays from the Alliance
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Bucks County
  • Doylestown Borough tables U&O inspection ordinance
  • Northampton blocks recreational trail plan
  • Bucks municipalities receive $3.5 million in grants from casino fees
  • Lower Southampton taxes are steady
  • Milford supervisors approve preliminary plan for Milford Village
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Chester County
  • Phoenixville Council explores affordable housing
  • Oxford Borough council will issue information on imminent code inspections
  • Chester Valley Trail receives $50,000 grant to study expansion through county
  • Oxford receives grant for parking
    more»

Delaware County

  • Concord Township goes the council route
  • Trainer church fights county over taxes
  • Upper Providence Township residents to see small tax hike
  • Marple approves budget, hold line on taxes

Montgomery County

  • County commissioners approve 11 percent tax increase
  • Lower Merion School District, taxpayers square off in court
  • Narberth proposed tax hike increases
  • Sidewalk repairs needed in Lower Merion commercial areas
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Philadelphia County

  • City to enforce lead safety certification law
  • Philadelphia activists rescue 50 properties
Week of December 19, 2016

General News

  • Pennsylvania gas taxes up 8 cents in January
  • Pension costs climb for school districts
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Bucks County
  • Bensalem will continue to get $10M from casino
  • Taxes steady in Sellersville
  • Bristol Township School District to keep tax increase below Act 1
  • Central Bucks eyes $40 tax cut
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Chester County
  • East Marlborough officials mull the use of 3 buildings
  • New senior living building coming to West Chester
  • New regional police department will get state-of-the-art police facility
  • Kennett Township Board adopts budget with no tax hike
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Delaware County

  • Nether Providence to consider pipeline concerns
  • Radnor eyes bamboo-control ordinance
  • Chester Twp. holds line on taxes
  • Upland council member charged with $133G kickback scheme

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown budget has slight tax increase
  • North Penn School District seeks school board director candidates
  • Taxes steady in Lower Salford
  • Lansdale focuses on revitalization efforts
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Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia Transfer Tax loophole closed
  • Investor green card program that has greenlit Philly’s building boom faces uncertain future
  • L&I prioritizes imminently dangerous properties
Week of December 12, 2016

General News

  • FHA 2017 Loan Limits
  • Pennsylvania legislators getting a pay raise
    more»
Bucks County
  • Yardley nixes proposed EIT then votes to increase real estate taxes
  • PennDOT schedules hearing on Headquarters Road bridge
  • Solebury seeks resident volunteers
  • Richland to hold the line on property tax
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County housing survey still open
  • County budget includes tax hike
  • Hershey’s Mill Dam survey
  • District, neighbors settle well dispute
    more»

Delaware County

  • Swarthmore Borough Council approves group home for cancer patients
  • Deal reached to keep casino money in Delaware County
  • Haverford eyes 2.67 percent tax hike in 2017 budget
  • Ridley holds the line on taxes in new budget

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown to update various codes
  • Help create the Bike Montco plan
  • Worcester Township budget and newsletter
  • Comprehensive plan public hearing in Royersford
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Philadelphia County

  • City seeking 'nuclear option' to reclaim land it sells to private developers
  • Council considers permit fees to support Historical Commission
Week of December 5, 2016

General News

  • LGBT protections left to the municipalities in PA
  • Lame-duck Congress seems unlikely to extend tax breaks for homeowners
  • Christie changes mind on decades-old tax reciprocity agreement with Pennsylvania
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Bucks County
  • Buckingham Township eyes tax decrease
  • Tax increase proposed in Doylestown
  • East Rockhill holds taxes steady
  • Board vacancies in Buckingham
    more»
Chester County
  • New $10 million complex in Kennett Square could house library, police and borough offices
  • Pocopson Township to hold line on taxes
  • Pennsbury ponders $1.8 million budget
  • Public invited to Visitors Bureau open house
    more»

Delaware County

  • Aston plans 17.5% tax increase next year
  • Abandoned house sparks complaints in Haverford
  • Springfield SD weighs options after rejection of preliminary high school plan
  • Conservation agreement saves Beaver Valley

Montgomery County

  • Draft North Wales budget includes 24.9% tax increase
  • Lower Merion seeks residents’ opinions
  • Montgomery County eyes hotel tax hike
  • Bridgeport Council President Pizza rescinds resignation
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Council targets commercial transfer tax loopholes
Week of November 28, 2016

General News

  • Major trade groups urge Congress to renew two major homeowner tax provisions
  • Proposed $399M Berks County power plant will need water, gas and power lines
    more»
Bucks County
  • Yardley Borough approves earned income tax
  • Bucks and Montgomery county water contamination resources
  • Upper Makefield supervisors consider new rules for solar panels
  • Solebury adopts bamboo ordinance
    more»
Chester County
  • Downingtown discusses preliminary budget
  • Kennett Township officials give preliminary nod to townhouse development
  • For some, Chester County farm a development battlefield in Westtown
  • West Chester Borough Council president to resign in December
    more»

Delaware County

  • Marple plans no tax increase in next year’s budget
  • Ridley Park holds the line on taxes in new spending plan
  • Radnor commissioners reviews PLO ordinance
  • Radnor hears update on Willows Mansion

Montgomery County

  • Montco property tax hike proposed
  • Bucks and Montgomery county water contamination resources
  • Growing pains in Lower Merion School District
  • Upper Providence voters approve referendum to expand board of supervisors
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly seeks to rebuild homes damaged in MOVE bombing
  • City turning railroad ruins into elevated Rail Park
Week of November 21, 2016

General News

  • Pennsylvania’s fiscal future remains gloomy
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Bucks County
  • Proposed Bucks budget holds the line on taxes
  • Electronic signs could be coming to Route 1 in Middletown
  • New mayor appointed in Bristol Borough
  • No tax increase for Telford
    more»
Chester County
  • Longwood Gardens’ $90 million Main Fountain Garden will open in May
  • Newlin residents vote in open space referendum
  • Malvern residents vote for term limits
  • Milltown Dam Committee meetings
    more»

Delaware County

  • Swarthmore weighs in on pipeline project
  • No tax increase proposed in Chadds Ford
  • Sunoco Logistics plan encounters delay in pipeline application
  • Neighbors are wary of new Springfield High School plans

Montgomery County

  • Lower Moreland voters vote no to open space tax
  • Jenkintown School District Comprehensive Planning Survey
  • Whitemarsh relies on increased real estate values to balance 2017 budget
  • Lower Gwynedd to amend code relating to fire walls
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • PHA’s vision for Sharswood neighborhood
    'River Walk' project on Schuylkill revived, with tweaks, by PMC
Week of November 14, 2016

General News

  • NAR holds session on flood insurance
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Bucks County
  • Solebury to consider bamboo ordinance
  • New comment period on PennEast pipeline
  • Solebury proposed budget
  • Lower Makefield survey says it’s a ‘good place’ to do business
    more»
Chester County
  • Phoenixville Council approves $11.9M draft budget with 9% tax hike
  • Avon Grove District votes to sell wastewater plant
  • Devon Yard apartment building, parking garage scotched
  • Cannery Row project gets final OK in Kennett
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco plans no property tax hike in 2017
  • Beaver Valley rulings spark open-space debate in Concord
  • Pols get money for safety project on Township Line Road
  • Stormwater projects discussed at Radnor budget hearing

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion releases proposed budget & 6-year Capital Improvement Plan
  • Draft Lansdale budget shows $374K deficit
  • No tax increase in Lower Salford budget
  • Upper Dublin residents asked to vote on streetlights
  • Lansdale freight station plans to be unveiled Nov. 14
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Proposed bill would revoke licenses of businesses that violate city fairness ordinance
Week of November 7, 2016

General News

  • HB 1437 signed into law by Gov. Wolf
  • Owners of older suburban apartment properties compete against new construction
  • Voter guide for REALTORS®
    more»
Bucks County
  • Plan would put 54 townhomes at Penn’s Purchase in Buckingham
  • Warrington Township to update delinquent fee collection ordinance
  • Former Lockheed site sees reuse in Newtown
  • Northampton Township fall newsletter
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County projects receive funding
  • Chester County Planning Commission Seeks Submissions for Photo Contest
  • Chesco pipeline project garners state award
  • Barnard House’s future remains uncertain
    more»

Delaware County

  • Rose Tree Media board again hears public’s concerns on pipeline
  • Kinder Park unveils new homes in Ridley Township
  • Aston Board OKs demolition of historic house over objections
  • Chadds Ford Supervisors vote on loop road

Montgomery County

  • Pottsgrove school board mulls use for $2.3 million surplus
  • Sale of Madison Parking Lot approved in Lansdale
  • Lower Moreland to consider snow removal ordinance
  • New Narberth Borough manager changes budget process
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Lead still a problem
  • Viaduct Rail Park project officially underway
Week of October 31, 2016

General News

  • How 25 years of changing enrollment has created winners and losers in Pa. school funding
  • Voter guide for REALTORS®
    more»
Bucks County
  • Lower Makefield outlines concerns over expansion of Trenton-Mercer Airport
  • Milford preliminary budget holds the line on taxes
  • Yardley considers establishing an earned income tax
  • East & West Rockhill townships to host storm water management workshop
    more»
Chester County
  • Oxford Borough faces big engineering fees
  • Kennett Township focused on open space preservation
  • Chester, Montgomery counties face similar growth, revitalization needs
  • $3.1M facility slightly over budget in PASD
    more»

Delaware County

  • Media voices concern for pipeline plans
  • Delco officials urge legislature to fix casino funding mess
  • In Rose Valley, it will soon cost more to flush
  • Applications sought for U.D. school board vacancy

Montgomery County

  • Montgomery, Chester counties face similar growth, revitalization needs
  • Souderton considers sewer rate increase
  • Lower Merion to consider alarm ordinance amendments
  • Lansdale officials ask nonprofit groups to explain use of taxpayer funding
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Planning Commission delays Schuylkill Yards and supports more signage for projects involving zoning variances
Week of October 24, 2016

General News

  • What percentage of total school expenses in PA goes into instruction?
  • NAR joins coalition educating presidential candidates about like-kind exchanges
  • Voter guide for REALTORS®
    more»
Bucks County
  • No tax hike expected in East Rockhill
  • Bristol Borough mayor resigns
  • Bedminster voting districts realigned
  • Dublin seeks to collect on delinquent accounts
    more»
Chester County
  • Bryn Coed in West Vincent to be protected
  • Coventry Mall face-lift plans get good reviews
  • Kennett Square to ask Kennett School District to pay ‘tax bill’
  • Chesco school is a top performer
  • Oxford Council suspends ban on truck parking
    more»

Delaware County

  • Plans for riverfront development resurrected in Chester
  • Radnor residents: Provide feedback on Radnor Township School District's proposed Comp Plan
  • Mixed-use overlay district prepares Aston for the future
  • Historical society seeks support for Aston building
  • Delaware County Seeks Watershed Stewards

Montgomery County

  • Lower Frederick to consider elimination of fees and inspection for certificate of occupancy
  • Planning Smarter Montco: Rethinking Institutional Properties on Oct. 26
  • No tax increase expected in Souderton
  • Franconia supervisor resignation and appointment
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Schuylkill River Trail extension fully funded through state grants
  • 'Franklintown' dream renewed north of Center City
Week of October 17, 2016

General News

  • PennDOT seeking input from private sector
  • Voter guide for REALTORS®
    more»
Bucks County
  • Palisades OKs full-day kindergarten
  • Chalfont accepts $1M state redevelopment grant
  • Senior apartments planned in Falls
  • Decline in Central Bucks enrollment follows trend
    more»
Chester County
  • Chesco Landscapes3 effort underway
  • Mayor issues warning about Market St. parking
  • Devon Yards: Deal struck to remove 4-story apartments, garage from plan
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upper Darby faces increase in property taxes, trash fees
  • Some see jobs, dollars in pipeline to the Hook
  • Haverford OKs changes in new municipal building
  • Federal, state and local officials talk transportation issues

Montgomery County

  • Draft Zoning Code workshop scheduled in Cheltenham
  • Hatboro changes zoning terms to define occupants of recovery homes
  • Douglass to amend penalties section of property maintenance ordinance
  • Lower Salford tax rate expected to remain unchanged
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Residents confident in their city
  • Roxborough High School receives $1.1M grant
Week of October 10, 2016

General News

  • Voter guide for REALTORS®
  • Senate passes bills to limit municipal debt risks
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bensalem revenue hurt by slots tax ruling
  • Proposed Remedial Action Plan for Chem Fab site in Doylestown
  • Langhorne Borough HARB to discuss proposed historical district expansion
  • Solebury eyes bamboo regulations
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County plans for its future
  • Newest portion of Big Woods Trail open to the public
  • History in spotlight at Pocopson meeting
  • Devon Manor sold to O’Neill Properties Group
    more»

Delaware County

  • Casino ruling could be ‘devastating’ for Chester
  • Upper Darby School District KO’d for construction funds
  • Springfield School Board focuses on new high school costs
  • Haverford spends $50G on economic development plans

Montgomery County

  • Lower Pottsgrove officials slow down Sanatoga Green project
  • Morwood sewer extension moves forward in Franconia
  • Souderton to consider updated property maintenance code
  • County hires capital projects program director
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • State awards $3.5 million for Viaduct Rail Park
Week of October 3, 2016

General News

  • PennDOT outlines plan to fix I-76 corridor
  • FHA Proposed Condo Rule
  • Register to vote
    more»
Bucks County
  • Falls supervisors advance plans for municipal building
  • Toll rates announced for Scudders Falls Bridge
  • New Britain changes water ordinance
  • Matthew Weintraub sworn in as District Attorney
    more»
Chester County
  • Borough designated as ‘age-friendly’
  • Kennett police inviting public to chat, learn at forum
  • Suburban West awarded NAR grant to help improve Kennett Community
    more»

Delaware County

  • Middletown grants easements for Sunoco pipeline project
  • Haverford library gets OK to use vacated township buildings as temp HQ
  • Marple denies claims in Cardinal Crossing lawsuit
  • CCMC to be Drexel’s sixth regional medical campus
  • Different levels of disclosure in Delco

Montgomery County

  • Lower Moreland open space referendum on ballot in November
  • No tax hike expected in 2017 for Lower Merion Township
  • Spring-Ford Board eyes $10 million high school expansion
  • One Ardmore Place construction set for mid- to late October
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Council targets commercial transfer tax loopholes
Week of September 26, 2016

General News

  • BCAR’s Andy Donohue named ‘REALTOR Active in Politics’ at PAR meeting 
  • PAR provides testimony on licensing home inspectors
    more»
Bucks County
  • EPA criticizes FERC, PennEast over pipeline proposal
  • Sidewalk confusion in Penndel
  • Northampton officials hear support and opposition at rails to trails meeting
  • Playhouse to begin riverfront expansion in New Hope
    more»
Chester County
  • Chesco Landscapes 3 effort underway
  • Franklin Township to consider an ordinance on trees
  • Oxford Authority must deal with looming sewer debt
  • Kennett Square looking for volunteers
  • Chester County doing well
    more»

Delaware County

  • Boom times in Delco
  • Ship shape along river
  • Middletown residents voice their concerns over Mariner East 2 pipeline
  • Springfield sets six town halls on new high school construction

Montgomery County

  • Cheltenham special meeting on sanitary sewer later inspection and repair
  • Montco commissioners pass $5 registration fee
  • Plan for Cricket Ave. mixed-use building moves forward
  • Montgomery Township to consider street tree ordinance amendment
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Survey asks residents: What city services can Philadelphia improve?
Week of September 19, 2016

General News

Bucks County
  • New Britain updates comprehensive plan
  • Hilltown to consider bamboo ordinance
  • Upper Southampton bans planting trees in right-of-way
  • Lower Salford updating developer impact fees
    more»
Chester County
  • Low water supply a potential problem in Kennett Township
  • Kennett Township joins greenway partnership
  • Another delay for Pocopson’s Barnard House
  • Agreement delays demolition of historic barn in Schuylkill Township
    more»

Delaware County

  • Concern grows over Sunoco pipeline plan
  • Upper Chi Township will keep Storey Road closed
  • Concord OKs $80G property purchase
  • Upper Darby Board approves group home

Montgomery County

  • Lansdale starts budget talks
  • Narberth hires facilitator
  • East Norriton special meeting to interview supervisor candidates
  • County election director resigns
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City's crop of Registered Community Organizations grows
  • Signs of cooling in city’s hot apartment market
Week of September 12, 2016

General News

  • Gov. Christie ending Pa. income-tax pact
  • Commercial Real Estate Market Trends Update: August 2016
  • More local control of digital billboards needed, lawmakers told
    more»
Bucks County
  • Penndel votes no to outsourcing of police department
  • Special ‘Rails to Trails’ meeting in Northampton
  • Plan for soil treatment plant in Falls under fire
  • Perkasie fills council seat
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett Township to consider registration of abandoned properties
  • Wells Fargo seeding money for Coatesville’s new growth
  • 3 borough buildings to go up, 1 to come down in Kennett Square
  • Shattered sewer line forces repairs in Phoenixville
  • Firm cited for violating Kennett solicitation ordinance with aggressive door-to-door tactics
    more»

Delaware County

  • Clifton Heights homeowner can’t afford $6,000 fee: Residents fight borough over overgrown tree
  • Ridley Township’s Kinder Park redevelopment moves into next phase
  • Springfield set to detail new high school plans on Oct. 6
  • Boeing sends $100G to Ridley Schools for enrichment program

Montgomery County

  • Apartment boom in Lower Merion
  • Norristown appoints at-large council member
  • Royersford Comprehensive Plan public meeting Sept. 12
  • Weigh in on Downtown Ardmore survey
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Moody’s changes Philadelphia’s financial outlook to ‘negative’
 
Week of September 5, 2016

General News

  • Existing FHA Condo Rules extended
  • Boroughs have another tool to fight blight
    more»
Bucks County
  • Homes in Northampton, Warwick to get public water through grant
  • Newtown fills council vacancy
  • Solebury supervisor chair hopes for transparency, public participation in budget deliberations
  • Perkasie tables proposed zoning amendments
    more»
Chester County
  • Tax credits available for farming conservation in Chester County
  • Natural Lands Trust gains ground
  • $30K awarded to municipalities for green initiatives
  • Paoli Battlefield nearer landmark status
    more»

Delaware County

  • Cardinal Crossing developer sues Marple for $8M-plus
  • Drone ordinance tabled in Haverford
  • Rep. Miccarelli opens mobile office in former Darby Township building
  • Swarthmore Borough weighs traffic management options

Montgomery County

  • Judge orders Lower Merion School District to rescind its 4.4 percent tax increase
  • Cheltenham to host special sewer meeting on Sept. 28
  • Ardmore’s Suburban Square expansion about to begin
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Is housing fair in Philly? Housing agencies need to know
  • Center City draws out-of-town investors
Week of August 29, 2016

General News

  • Report looks at charter school spending
  • Commercial Regulatory Update: NAR meets with banking group
    more»
Bucks County
  • Three county airports get funds to expand
  • Richlandtown Borough town hall meetings to discuss police coverage
  • Newtown Borough gives preliminary OK to Steeple View Phase Two
  • Penndel to vote on Middletown providing police services
  • Another council vacancy to fill in Perkasie
    more»
Chester County
  • Oxford Council addresses inspection changes
  • Proposed soils ordinance in Kennett Township appears washed out
  • Barnard’s Orchard to be placed in conservation program
  • Carver Court placed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Kennett economic development plan set to debut
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester City Council OKs economic plan
  • Middletown delays vote on ordinance for new Sunoco pipeline project
  • Delco Historical Society sells Greenbank Farm
  • New development controversy flares in Marple
  • Aston receives $882K grant from state

Montgomery County

  • Limerick mulls sale of sewage facilities
  • East Norriton supervisor resigns
  • Sullivan’s Bridge opening links Schuylkill, Chester trails
  • Pottsgrove School superintendent steps down
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia seeks to further fair housing
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy releases new guide
Week of August 22, 2016

General News

  • HUD Single Family Property Disposition Rule
  • Follow NAR’s Government Affairs on Twitter
    more»
Bucks County
  • Maps added to Bucks and Montgomery county water contamination resources
  • Lower Makefield supervisors postpone hearing on O/R zone
  • Newtown Borough goes on the record in opposition to Elcon plant
  • Quakertown considers building a new school as part of master plan
  • Perkasie fills council vacancy
    more»
Chester County
  • Sewer rates up 30 percent in Oxford
  • Eagleview looks at its next phase
  • Newsweek ranks Chesco schools among best in nation
  • Residents voice concerns over Sunoco pipeline
  • Chesco commissioners win state posts
    more»

Delaware County

  • Newtown supervisors OK new comprehensive plan
  • Residents voice concerns over Sunoco pipeline
  • Conchester widening project finally on track to start in 2017
  • Judge deals blow to Cardinal Crossing lawsuit plans

Montgomery County

  • Maps added to Bucks and Montgomery county water contamination resources
  • Norristown sees hope in planned highway interchange
  • Signs of resurgence in Pottstown
  • Lower Moreland planners to review townhome sketch plan
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Nearly 60 years later, city starts over in Eastwick
  • TOD at Frankford Transportation Center
Week of August 15, 2016

General News

  • PAR urges legislators to stop adding fees to real estate transactions
  • Pennsylvania auditor general to audit public employee retirement systems
    more»
Bucks County
  • DEP rejects Penndel’s sewer plan
  • Bristol Borough acquires final funding for dock project
  • New Britain main street development plans move ahead
  • Northampton names new supervisor
    more»
Chester County
  • Oxford eliminates sidewalk installation provision at point-of-sale—for now
  • Chester county officials seek ways to retain millennials
  • Willistown couple protects 25-acre property
  • West Chester Council approves creation of community webpage
  • Westtown, Tredyffrin, Willistown among area towns deemed safest
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upland Council proposes amendments to sewer lateral ordinance
  • Hearing opens for Chadds Ford housing development
  • No progress reported on Marple open space issue
  • Chester rules out layoffs to stem red ink
  • Radnor, Haverford, Upper Providence among area towns deemed safest

Montgomery County

  • Upper Dublin gets grant for zip ramp
  • Conshohocken to consider changes to peddling and solicitation ordinance
  • Lower Merion launches new website
  • East Norriton appoints manager
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Can industrial and residential coexist on North American Street?
  • Philly schools to challenge some property values
Week of August 8, 2016

General News

  • FHA Condo Bill Signed into Law: Next Steps
  • Condo owners lobby for relief from county recording fees
  • PennDOT seeks input through online survey
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bucks County Association of REALTORS awarded grant to improve Doylestown Borough Park
  • West Rockhill says proposed Almont Village plan allows too much development
  • Scaled down proposal for Hammerstein property in Doylestown
  • Hilltown to host stormwater educational workshop
    more»
Chester County
  • Officials enact signage for shared driveways
  • Toll explores opportunities for Crebilly Farm property
  • New Garden, West Grove form regional police department
  • New trail links Hopewell Big Woods to French Creek State Park
  • Former constable now Concord supervisor
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester residents rip recovery plan
  • Upper Chichester delays decision on CSX expansion
  • Zoning hearing for Nether Providence ‘sober’ house delayed again
  • Ridley Park council vacancy filled

Montgomery County

  • Cheltenham postpones public hearing on sewer lateral ordinances
  • Pottstown to consider LERTA
  • Sanatoga Green would add $3 million to tax rolls
  • Royersford Borough to consider amendments to zoning ordinance
  • Conshohocken Economic Development Corp. weighs future of Leland Mansion
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City tax revenue jumps
  • Philly has mapped street trees for smarter maintenance
Week of August 1, 2016

General News

  • Update on USDA Loan Funding
    more»
Bucks County
  • PennEast pipeline clears hurdle
  • Perkasie proposes park master plan
  • Lower Makefield selling park-and-ride lot
  • Perkasie seeks Zoning Hearing Board alternate
    more»
Chester County
  • Chesco initiative aims to prevent deed fraud
  • Pennsbury passes resolutions on money
  • Kennett Square asking tax-exempts to pay fair share of taxes
  • Great Valley properties sold in $1 billion transaction
  • Couple wins right to build on land in Charlestown
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upper Chi residents air complaints about CSX rail line
  • Delco to look for funds to preserve open space
  • Chester Upland pleads for more funding for schools
  • Haverford commissioners OK $10 million bond issue

Montgomery County

  • Norristown selects housing proposal for Kennedy-Kenrick site
  • Pottstown school board member invites all to town-wide talk
  • Towns work to meet new stormwater rules
  • Longtime New Hanover supervisor resigns
  • Abington approves new community facility
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City landlords seek relief from PGW liens
Week of July 25, 2016

General News

  • Senate passes NAR-backed condo reform legislation
  • Lawmakers pass $1.3 billion budget bailout package, Wolf signs
    more»
Bucks County
  • Yardley accepts FEMA flood mitigation grant
  • More PA officials jump into fight about proposal to break PA-NJ tax pact
  • Solebury seeks input about permitting process
  • Hulmeville opens public comment on sewage facilities plan
    more»
Chester County
  • Sidewalks dominate Oxford Borough council meeting
  • Horsham-Based Toll Brothers reinventing Phoenixville one project at a time
  • Victory sidewalk not built to specs allowed to remain
  • Chesco historical society names new president
    more»

Delaware County

  • Cardinal Crossing developer threatens lawsuit
  • Delco council issues open space white paper
  • Rose Tree Media hikes taxes 2.4 percent in new budget
  • Several projects still on course for opening in Ridley Township
    more»

Montgomery County

  • State giving Horsham $10 million for water cleanup
  • Montgomery Township and developer agree on project improvement schedule
  • Hatboro to consider LERTA ordinance
  • West Norriton seeks input on park improvements

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia may expand tax liens program
Week of July 18, 2016

General News

  • NAR Testifies on Flood Insurance
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bucks and Montgomery county water contamination resources
  • Lower Makefield supervisors postpone hearing on proposed zoning amendment
  • Pennsbury and Morrisville receive state grants
  • New Hope Borough seeks new council member
    more»
Chester County
  • Pending sale of Westtown farm sparks outcry
  • Big tax hike for property owners in Unionville-Chadds Ford
  • Battle continues to protect Revolutionary sites in Chester County
  • Paoli train station upgrades to start
    more»

Delaware County

  • Garnet Valley raises taxes in $101M budget
  • Radnor Planning Commission looks at changes to PLO zoning, stormwater ordinance
  • Big tax hike for property owners in Unionville-Chadds Ford
  • Marple Newtown SD holds the line on taxes in new budget
  • Delco pressed for bond issue to preserve Marple site
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Bucks and Montgomery county water contamination resources
  • Hatboro-Horsham School District approves full-day kindergarten
  • Lower Merion launches “LM Report-It” smartphone app
  • Construction of new homes in Lower Salford expected to start in the fall

Philadelphia County

  • Abatements, assessments, and unanswered questions from land value shift in 2017 property taxes
Week of July 11, 2016

General News

  • Moody’s eyes Pa. downgrade
  • Dinniman: Lead contamination deserves closer look in PA
  • Schuylkill Heritage Area seeks public input on future
    more»
Bucks County
  • Yardley council rejects proposed zoning change
  • Bristol Borough school taxes steady
  • Philadelphia sewer rate hike affects Bucks County
  • New Britain to hold comprehensive plan update meeting
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester Borough adopts stream protection ordinance
  • Discounted water testing available for West Caln residents
  • New sidewalks will connect Kennett Square to New Garden Shopping Center
  • East Whiteland landfill may have a bright future
    more»

Delaware County

  • Archdiocese pulls plug on deal to sell off Don Guanella tract in Marple for Cardinal Crossing
  • New Prospect for Crozer-Keystone’s future
  • Springfield schools OK budget with a tax increase
  • Delco seals deal to acquire Little Flower property
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Housing taking ‘backseat’ to cleanup in Horsham
  • Taxes level in Pottstown School District
  • Jenkintown seeks volunteers to serve the community
  • Lower Merion Conservancy releases annual ‘Preservation WatchList’

Philadelphia County

  • Northwest Philadelphia residents voice concerns
Week of July 4, 2016

General News

  • Commercial Realtors® draw attention to like-kind exchanges
  • Alliance office closed on July 4th
  • PA counties see less money from gas drilling fee
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bristol Borough awards dock project
  • Newtown to consider bamboo ordinance
  • Bensalem school taxes increase an average of $81
  • Bristol Township school taxes increase
    more»
Chester County
  • East Goshen Board votes to breach Hershey’s Mill dam, and partially breach Milltown dam
  • Kennett Square celebrates W. Cypress streetscape
  • New resource center to aid those living in poverty in Southern Chester County
  • Spring-Ford board approves $151M budget
    more»

Delaware County

  • Interboro passes final budget with tax increase, job cuts
  • Upper Darby passes budget without tax hike
  • RTSB adopts $93.2M budget with a 3.6 percent tax hike
  • After year of education funding fixes, Chester Upland still running in the red
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Horsham picks $1.2M plan to clean up wells
  • Norristown Area School budget includes tax increase
  • Taxes up in Hatboro-Horsham
  • Spring-Ford board approves $151M budget

Philadelphia County

  • Center City District report highlights transit as competitive necessity for region’s economy
  • Developer to pay $3.75 million for affordable housing
Week of June 27, 2016

General News

  • Scam Alert: Requesting Fees to Process Housing Grants
  • NAR CFPB Letter on TRID
  • Burdensome regulations hearing
    more»
Bucks County
  • Taxes up in Quakertown Community School District
  • Neshaminy school board passes budget
  • Penndel council eyes earned income tax – again
  • Doylestown Borough Council vacancy
    more»
Chester County
  • Oxford Borough votes some relief from sidewalk ordinance
  • Grants available for agriculture conservation in county
  • Public hearing set for plan to build homes and apartments in Embreeville
    more»

Delaware County

  • Willowbrook residents out in the cold?
  • Radnor TAP trail easement recommended for approval
  • Darby council denies treatment center in borough
  • Hearing on controversial recovery facility in Nether Providence put off again
  • Loop road plan still contested in Chadds Ford
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Reminder: Upper Montgomery Joint Authority requires point-of-sale sewer inspections
  • Taxes up 4.4 percent in Lower Merion School District
  • Small tax increase proposed for Souderton Area School District
  • County awards $706K in grants

Philadelphia County

  • Council approves $4.2B budget with RTT increase
  • Philadelphia to tax beverages
    more»
Week of June 20, 2016

General News

  • Call for Action: Pass HR 3700
  • Mapping PA’s new school funding formula
  • Property Tax/Rent Rebate Applications for 2015 now available
    more»
Bucks County
  • Centennial budget increases taxes by 4.47 percent
  • Pennridge to finalize budget June 20
  • Doylestown appoints Director of Building and Zoning
  • Pennsbury approves $195.2 million final budget
    more»
Chester County
  • Paoli train station upgrades about to start
  • Phoenixville parents object to redistricting
  • Kennett Square to set up Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs
  • All but one school district in county expected to raise taxes this year
    more»

Delaware County

  • Price tag for Crozer-Keystone sale set at $300 million
  • Concord transition team in place
  • Tinicum breaks ground on $1.8 million portion of trail
  • Interboro to reinstate some positions in 2016-17 budget
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Hatfield board Oks ‘business-friendly’ sprinkler system requirements change
  • Towamencin tables discussion on septic systems
  • Upper Pottsgrove to consider peddling and soliciting ordinance amendments
  • Panel eyes future Boyertown school redistricting

Philadelphia County

  • Water rates to rise 10 percent in Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is being lauded for green approach to stormwater
    more»
Week of June 13, 2016

General News

  • Gov. Wolf signs new school funding formula
  • Boyle calls for congressional hearings on water contamination
  • Act 47 revival plan success in Colwyn sheds new light on program challenges
    more»
Bucks County
  • SEPTA says more updates needed in Bucks County
  • Doylestown to hold Broad Street Gateway Park Town Meeting
  • Warminster Township reviews proposed housing development
  • Northampton supervisors to discuss noise ordinance updates
    more»
Chester County
  • Public hearing set for plan to build 1,100 homes and apartments in Embreeville
  • Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors approve budget, tax hike
  • Chesco Sites Receiving $81K in State Funding
  • Kennett library, borough to explore sharing facilities
    more»

Delaware County

  • Colwyn Borough doing well under Act 47 revival plan
  • Radnor Villanova CARE Group discusses traffic, sewage, and stormwater issues
  • Darby committee approves treatment center application
  • Unionville-Chadds Ford considers tax hike of weighted 2.77 percent
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Shifting demographics in Montco
  • Lower Merion considering rules on bamboo
  • No tax increase expected in Upper Merion
  • Mixed-use plan proposed in Upper Dublin

Philadelphia County

  • Slippery slope seen in new building rules for hilly Philly
  • City: Luxury apartments will sit empty until developer complies with zoning deal
    more»
Week of June 6, 2016

General News

  • Accidental discrimination: What you need to know
    more»
Bucks County
  • Census: Population falling in Lower Bucks
  • Warrington supervisors admit to Sunshine Act violation
  • Council Rock eyes tax increase
  • Morrisville Borough to pay over $13K in penalties
    more»
Chester County
  • West Goshen Township receives Growing Greener Grant
  • Oxford Board OKs budget with slight hike
  • Kennett board approves new park committee
  • Kennett Township supervisors consider drainage and emergency services issues
    more»

Delaware County

  • Radnor School Board OKs $93.9M prelim budget
  • Radnor Zoning Board denies Villanova U's request for dark sky waiver
  • Proposed treatment center pushes for business license in Darby
  • Preliminary budget adopted in William Penn
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Ambler approves equal rights ordinance
  • Norristown landlords speak out on rental licensing
  • Wissahickon approves proposed tax hike
  • Cheltenham to consider vacant property registration ordinance
  • PA Supreme Court affirms ruling on One Ardmore Place development

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia Council to consider another increase to the RTT
  • Upper North District Plan public meeting
  • O'Neill bill would codify councilmanic prerogative in subdivision process
    more»
Week of May 30, 2016

General News

  • FHA Proposes Changes to Reverse Mortgage Program
  • NAR’s Deputy Chief Lobbyist addresses crowd of Realtors® in Harrisburg
  • Southeast part of state least affordable for Pa. renters
    more»
Bucks County
  • Neshaminy school board approves proposed final budget
  • Middletown to consider ‘No Solicitation Registry’
  • Northampton Act 537 Plan update
  • Doylestown Township shuts down well
    more»
Chester County
  • East Nottingham to consider tax for open space
  • West Chester Borough settles litigation with Wyeth, Pfizer
  • Chester County among happiest places in USA, study says
  • OJR Board passes $98.6 million budget, 2.8% tax increase
    more»

Delaware County

  • Interboro School Board eyes job cuts, tax hike to ease budget crunch
  • Swarthmore library seeking user input
  • Upper Darby School Board OK’s no tax hike prelim budget
  • Radnor board continues work on trimming 2016-17 budget
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Cheltenham to consider sewer lateral inspection ordinance
  • Norristown Area School Board proposed budget has 4.49 percent tax increase
  • Lower Merion school budget calls for 4.4 percent tax hike
  • Tax increase in Methacton

Philadelphia County

  • Pew study: No gentrification wave
    City weighs selling delinquent business taxes
    more»
Week of May 23, 2016

General News

  • Summer 2016: Housing for All
  • SE Pennsylvania Realtor® inducted into National RPAC Hall of Fame
    more»
Bucks County
  • Vote for Doylestown Borough as ‘America’s Best Main Street’
  • Souderton reduces school budget deficit
  • Meeting set for Middletown’s Spring Valley Farm
  • Palisades school board eyes tax hike
    more»
Chester County
  • Overall, Chester County businesses are satisfied, survey finds
  • Major rail improvement project coming to Kennett Square
  • Killion sworn in as state Senator for 9th District
  • Compromise tax increase proposed for U-CF
  • Spring-Ford budget includes 2 percent tax hike
    more»

Delaware County

  • Cardinal Crossing developer disappointed by Marple rejection
  • Upper Darby school board avoids tax increase despite $6.5M shortfall
  • Killion sworn in as state Senator for 9th District
  • Compromise tax increase proposed for Unionville-Chadds Ford
  • RTSD Board continues work on trimming 2016-17 budget
    more»

Montgomery County

  • County housing market shows stability
  • Spring-Ford budget includes 2 percent tax hike
  • Norristown pro-mayor group forges ahead
  • North Penn budget would raise taxes 2.4 percent

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia home values finally recover
  • City housing rehab idea to be funded by $100 million bond and transfer tax increase
    more»
Week of May 16, 2016

General News

  • HUD Secretary Castro Touts FHA Changes at REALTOR® Meetings
  • New Lead Risk Reduction Credit
    more»
Bucks County
  • Dublin delays nuisance ordinance
  • Neshaminy school board approves elementary redistricting plan
  • Sewer expenses mounting in Lower Makefield
  • Northampton Township put the brakes on Rails to Trails discussion
    more»
Chester County
  • Avon Grove passes budget with tax hike
  • Study: Schuylkill River Heritage Area generates millions
  • Downingtown officials, residents discuss billboard
  • County chips in $200,000 toward new Kennett Township park
    more»

Delaware County

  • Reminder: East Lansdowne U & O inspection process
  • County Council recognizes efforts to Preserve ‘Places That Matter’ in Delco
  • Vote postponed on U.D. school schedules
  • Information about homestead exclusion available to Delaware County residents
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion School District’s “Partner School” plan
  • Narberth approves form-based zoning code
  • Upper Pottsgrove to consider amendment to dog ordinance
  • Bamboo, noise and sewer rate ordinances to be considered in Lower Merion
  • Worcester to establish sewer district

Philadelphia County

  • City public land sales being investigated?
  • South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center unveiled
    more»
Week of May 9, 2016

General News

  • Sign up for REALTORS Party mobile alerts
  • Pennsylvanians pay 7th highest median property tax rate in nation
  • Future TRID Rulemaking from CFPB
    more»
Bucks County
  • No tax hike in Central Bucks proposed budget
  • Northampton proposes noise ordinance
  • Warminster appoints new township manager
  • Quakertown school board opts for smaller tax increase
    more»
Chester County
  • SEPTA plans for study to restore rail service to West Chester
  • East Whiteland residents express concern over historic structures
  • Newlin to consider open space referendum
  • Oxford school taxes to increase 1 percent
    more»

Delaware County

  • Concord voters approve home rule charter
  • New Cardinal Crossing plan gets mixed reviews in Marple
  • Marple may borrow $4 million for capital improvements
  • A new era is in bloom for Swarthmore’s downtown
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Montco towns want Philadelphia tax cash
  • Souderton train station project back on track
  • Whitemarsh and Conshohocken planners present proposed Riverfront Plan
  • Pottsgrove school board eyes zero tax hike budget

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia assessments up $2.2 billion
  • Checking in on the Kenney administration's commercial corridor plans
    more»
Week of May 2, 2016

General News

  • 11 southeast PA communities among ‘50 Safest in PA’
  • Pennsylvania schools get a funding formula
  • Senate Passes Energy Bill
    more»
Bucks County
  • Public water connection ordinance proposed for areas of Northampton
  • DRBC drops request for joint pipeline hearings
  • New Hope allows ‘Playhouse Inn’ project to move forward
  • Richland landfill cleanup could start in August
    more»
Chester County
  • Honey Brook Township plumbing inspection certification required
  • Reminder regarding Phoenixville U&O inspections
  • T/E School District continues budget development process
  • Subscribe to East Whiteland’s email newsletter
    more»

Delaware County

  • Concord moves forward on public sewers
  • Haverford OKs new $17M municipal building
  • Walkable Chadds Ford takes step forward
  • Aston manager submits resignation
    more»

Montgomery County

  • ‘Conversations with Commissioners’ events slated
  • School tax hike still likely in Spring-Ford
  • 250-unit luxury apartment complex in Wynnewood
  • Upper Dublin planners review apartments and age-restricted housing proposals

Philadelphia County

  • Takeaways from the 2016 State of Center City report
  • Tacony leads Philadelphia in percentage of foreclosures
    more»
Week of April 25, 2016

General News

  • State insurance commissioner outlines appeal process for properties in flood zones
  • America’s schools and money
    more»
Bucks County
  • Richlandtown to consider sidewalk and alarm ordinances
  • Doylestown amnesty period for rental property owners
  • Council Rock eyes budget cuts
  • Quakertown school officials fear continued state funding problems
    more»
Chester County
  • Downingtown District proposes school budget without a tax increase
  • Unionville-Chadds Ford residents face tax hike
  • Main Street development in Exton to finally get apartments
  • Phoenixville Board seeks help naming new schools
    more»

Delaware County

  • Demolition steps up at Granite Run Mall
  • Marple may borrow $4 million for capital improvements
  • Unionville-Chadds Ford residents face tax hike
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Norristown to apply for grant to return two-way traffic to DeKalb Street
  • Fight over Ardmore development funding continues
  • Pottstown school budget discussed
  • Hatboro-Horsham budget still unbalanced

Philadelphia County

  • 2017 property tax assessments shift more value to land
  • Philadelphia school payments to charters cut
    more»
Week of April 18, 2016

General News

  • Santora amendment passes House
  • NAR Comments on Rural Hearing
  • Military Foreclosure Protection Bill Passes
    more»
Bucks County
  • Proposed Bristol Township ordinance would provide zoning use for group homes
  • Bucks forum addressed challenges of low-income housing
  • FERC review of PennEast pipeline delayed for further study
  • County commissioners hold first farm summit
    more»
Chester County
  • New Coventry Mall owner plans upgrades
  • Kennett Square, Kennett Township cracking down on overweight trucks
  • West Chester Area School District Realtor summit
  • Urban Outfitters threatens to ditch Devon project
    more»

Delaware County

  • Parkside codes department changes
  • Marple planners to review new Cardinal Crossing plans
  • Haverford Twp. Free Library getting $7.75M makeover
  • East Lansdowne OKs contract for manager
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion Stormwater Task Force delivers report
  • Narberth fills council vacancy
  • County fills two senior positions
  • West Norriton approves residential parking permit program

Philadelphia County

  • City’s affordable housing developments also rank high on transportation affordability
  • $2.5M grant to study Roosevelt Boulevard
    more»
Week of April 11, 2016

General News

  • Contact your representative to support the Santora amendment to HB 1437
  • Suburbs want cut of Philadelphia wage tax
  • 2016 Flood Insurance Rates
  • PA lawmakers look to regulate recovery houses
    more»
Bucks County
  • Penndel council suggests point of sale sewer lateral inspections
  • BCWSA offers Water & Sewer Maintenance Program
  • Warwick’s District 3 polling place relocates
  • Tullytown, SEPTA settle federal lawsuit
  • New Britain appoints new supervisor
    more»
Chester County
  • Route 1 widening gets green light; will begin in 2018
  • Grant gives nature preserve project in Kennett a huge boost
  • Route 926 bridge to close for 6 months starting in February
  • West Chester Area District approves full-day kindergarten
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco county council members contend rosy outlook
  • Heinz wildlife refuge gets $1M from Uncle Sam
  • Newtown residents threaten legal action over firehouse
  • New director named for CF Historical Society
    more»

Montgomery County

  • West Norriton to consider residential parking permit program
  • Horsham Village Plaza plan approved
  • Narberth sets public hearing for Zoning Code
  • Planning Smarter Montco: Education program will focus on incorporating new energy technologies

Philadelphia County

  • Pew “State of the City” report released
  • Manayunk seeing ‘unbelievable’ growth
  • Third Lower Southwest District Plan Public Meeting
    more»
Week of April 4, 2016

General News

  • Moody’s: Pennsylvania budget ignores fiscal challenges
  • Proposed law could increase cost of rental property ownership
  • Federal judge rules for landlords in PGW case
    more»
Bucks County
  • Richland to request property owners’ input on buffer zones
  • Pennsbury to hold budget hearing
  • New Hope-Solebury works to close budget gap
  • Proposed development next to quarry concerns West Rockhill residents
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester Borough aims for more transparency
  • Police merger on the brink of reality in Southern Chester County
  • Energy exec wants pols to support more gas pipelines
  • New London has big plans for a park
    more»

Delaware County

  • Willowbrook residents sue to block condo sales
  • Barnes leaving top post in the Chester Upland School District
  • Marple planners oppose plans for new adult development
  • Higgins resigns, board to vote on his replacement April 25
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Annual Montgomery County Housing Fair is April 16
  • Open house April 13 for Belmont Ave. reconstruction plans in Lower Merion
  • North Wales approves 3-year deal with county planners
  • Lower Moreland to review proposed townhome development
  • Lower Providence to consider zoning amendments for solar energy systems and backup generators

Philadelphia County

  • Federal judge rules for landlords in PGW case
  • Philadelphia Planning Commission Wins National Planning Award
  • District releases charter school profiles
    more»
Week of March 28, 2016

General News

  • PA budget impasse ends
  • Voter registration deadline
    more»
Bucks County
  • Riegelsville adopts property maintenance code
  • Upper Makefield joins movement calling for changes to Sterling Act
  • Vote for Doylestown Borough as “America’s Best Main Street”
  • Richland eyes continuation of Earned Income Tax surcharge for open space
    more»
Chester County
  • Downingtown District considers capital spending plan
  • Work to transform Exton Square Mall
  • New zoning overlay filed for Devon Yard
  • Government transparency put to the test in Delco and Chesco
    more»

Delaware County

  • Drones spark concern in Haverford
  • Ridley gets $12.5G to improve banks of creek, lake
  • Aston Fire Company to remain in place
  • Government transparency put to the test in Delco and Chesco
  • Colwyn Fire Co. is out of business
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Montgomery County revamps website
  • Ardmore Residential Historic District ordinance tabled
  • Narberth moves “form-based” zoning code to formal public hearing
  • Bryn Mawr parking meeting April 5

Philadelphia County

  • Philly gets $28M grant from HUD
  • Slow-growing metro Philly falls to No. 7 nationally
    more»
Week of March 21, 2016

General News

  • NAR urges Senators to bring H.R. 3700 to the floor
  • NAR comments on appraisal threshold
    more»
Bucks County
  • New apartments and retail space key to Perkasie redevelopment
  • Mill Run redevelopment moving forward in Bristol
  • New Britain seeks supervisor candidates
  • Quakertown school board eyes 4 potential budgets
    more»
Chester County
  • Residents air concerns about pipeline
  • Signgate’ develops over plans in Easttown
  • Phoenixville Borough Council approves housing design
  • Trails project in Kennett area awarded
    more»

Delaware County

  • Lower Chichester proposes point-of-sale sewer lateral inspections
  • DELCORA discusses long term control plan in Chester
  • $17.5M municipal building OK’d in Haverford
  • Upper Darby addresses budget impasse
  • Rutledge looking for new council member after resignation
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Alarm registration and key lock box ordinance under consideration in Upper Pottsgrove
  • Upper Providence considers increase to transportation impact fees
  • Plan for Ardmore historic district moves ahead
  • Lower Pottsgrove to consider transportation impact fee ordinance

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia plan includes apartments and retail
  • Amtrak proposes underground concourse linking 30th St. Station to subways, trolleys
    more»
Week of March 7, 2016
General News
  • President Signs Internet Tax Ban

  • 2016 Federal Policy Conference: Industry Partners Roundtable

  • PA municipalities share $445M in liquid fuels payments
    more»

Bucks County
  • Bucks County Association of Realtors® awarded national grant to assist Yardley
  • Bristol Township looks to rid itself of blighted properties
  • Quakertown SD contemplates ‘extraordinary measures’ to ease cash-flow crisis
  • Bucks municipalities want a share of their residents’ Philadelphia wage tax
    more»
Chester County
  • Sunoco discusses 24/7 drilling option
  • Coatesville structural deficits create pressure on budgeting process
  • Oxford Council eyes future parking garage
  • New supervisor appointed in East Fallowfield
    more»

Delaware County

  • Concord voters to decide on home rule charter
  • Radnor Board considers increasing protection for historic buildings
  • Newtown land purchase angers residents
  • Radnor BOC approves analysis of watersheds
    more»

Montgomery County

  • SEPTA extension talk ramps up in Upper Merion
  • Lower Merion to consider creation of Ardmore Residential Historic District
  • Ambler Borough launches new website
  • Lower Merion Historical Commission, HARB compile list of potential Class 1 properties

Philadelphia County

  • Drexel chooses developer for massive project
  • Construction to begin on Bartram’s Mile Schuylkill trail extension
    more»
Week of February 29, 2016
General News
  • Aging infrastructure could place region at competitive disadvantage

  • NAR grants help fund variety of activities at state and local level
    more»

Bucks County
  • Hundreds attend Elcon meeting in Falls
  • Central Bucks Regional Police Department expansion complete
  • ‘Middletown at the Mall’ outreach program revamped
  • Quakertown schools face $65 million in fixes
    more»
Chester County
  • Changes made to Coatesville codes department
  • Sewer deal nixed by Tredyffrin supervisors
  • State approves affordable housing grant in Phoenixville
  • West Vincent Supervisors increase park and recreation membership
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester mayor unveils ‘roadmap to success’
  • Clifton Heights dealing with tax bill problems
  • ‘Super’ Wawa one step closer in Media
  • Radnor committee meets to discuss Villanova University construction
  • Stormwater Management – FREE Winter Lecture
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown Borough and school board agree to LERTA committee
  • Hatboro-Horsham votes down charter school plan
  • Public fight over Lower Merion school budget continues
  • Montco commissioners adopt new countywide walkability plan

Philadelphia County

  • State budget dispute delays city’s redevelopment projects
  • Hearings set on water-rate hike
    more»
Week of February 22, 2016
General News
  • House Passes VA Loan Bill
    more»

Bucks County
  • Silverdale Borough trash and sewer certification required
  • Riegelsville to adopt updated property maintenance code
  • Morrisville schools not alone in efforts to merge
  • Durham planners request new zoning ordinances
  • Sidewalk safety maintenance reminder from Silverdale Borough
    more»
Chester County
  • Company withdraws plans for outdoor tanks in Upper Uwchlan
  • Economic development administrator appointed for Coatesville
  • New zoning overlay debated in Easttown Township
  • Work to begin on latest West Chester hotel project
    more»

Delaware County

  • Case against Sunoco pipeline can proceed, judge rules
  • Concord approves plan for greenways and open space
  • Radnor residents pack board room to air thoughts on The Willows’ future
  • Public sewers now on line in Edgmont
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Upper Dublin adopts new floodplain map
  • Upper Providence to consider per capita amendment
  • Norristown group wants a mayor again
  • Abington adjusts floodplain conservation district overlay

Philadelphia County

  • Center City housing construction meeting demand, but challenges loom
    more»
Week of February 15, 2016
General News
  • High lead levels in some PA towns
    more»

Bucks County
  • Bensalem council urging residents to attend EIT town hall meeting
  • Numbers low on Penndel sump pump inspection program
  • Tinicum Conservancy develops strategy for removing gas leases
  • Tullytown to developer: No more apartments
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett Township Officials OK open space easement requests
  • State awards French & Pickering $1 million
  • Law firm hired to collect delinquent trash fees in Coatesville
  • East Goshen Board looks to collect late sewer taxes
    more»

Delaware County

  • State to give Delaware County $1.1 million for parks
  • Chester Upland’s finances looking better
  • Haverford moves forward with public trail plan
  • Aston OKs changes to student housing rules
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Housing Equality Center to host free training for Lower Merion landlords
  • Cheltenham flood study comment deadline is Feb. 22
  • Upper Dublin School District launching new website
  • Lower Merion approves soliciting ordinance

Philadelphia County

  • To monitor dangerous buildings, city inspectors may look to drones
    more»
Week of February 8, 2016
General News
  • NAR applauds House passage of "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act"
    more»

Bucks County
  • Navy approves portion of land transfer in Warminster
  • Chalfont to consider bamboo ordinance
  • Lower Makefield supervisors vote to reopen budget
  • Tinicum wants to meet with PennDOT over closed bridge
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett Township acquires historic property
  • Report emphasizes planning to keep Kennett economic development on track
  • Coatesville’s train station project moving forward
  • Sadsbury’s Parks and recreation committee seeks volunteers
  • Hershey’s Mill, a landmark to some, poses tough choices
    more»

Delaware County

  • Concord unveils draft of new home rule charter
  • Delco orders revisions to Cardinal Crossing plans
  • Aston OKs changes in rules over sign sizes
  • Sunoco explains $3B pipeline project in Middletown
  • Officials unveil 69th St. Terminal renovations
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion School Board approves preliminary budget
    Planning Smarter Montco 2016 events
    Upper Dublin sewer rate increase part of three-year plan
    Suburban Square to expand

Philadelphia County

  • Roxborough 2020 launches with open house
  • Philadelphia council member adds 100 more properties to Land Bank
    more»
Week of February 1, 2016
General News
  • WOTUS Override Vote Fails
    Refunding a business privilege tax
    more»

Bucks County
  • Bristol Borough sewer rates double
  • Pennridge preliminary budget balanced with 6.54 percent tax hike
  • Bensalem approves new hotel
  • Central Bucks keeping it flexible
    more»
Chester County
  • No state budget forces West Chester Area School District to call for tax hike
  • WCU tackles community problems
  • Kennett Township officials approve apartment complex
  • Valley Township Supervisors form committee to hear solar proposal
  • West Caln officials, residents discuss Superfund site
    more»

Delaware County

  • Edgmont plans for future sewer needs
  • Assessment helps Marple Newtown School Board with budget
  • Plans for new Haverford municipal complex continue
  • Marple board approves development plans on former swim club site
  • Garnet Valley budget calls for tax increase
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Hill School works with Pottstown on neighborhood initiative
  • Horsham approves master plan for business parks
  • Franconia schedules quarterly meetings to report on finances
  • County earmarks $52K for farmland preservation

Philadelphia County

  • Director of Philadelphia’s new Office of Planning and Development pledges progress
  • Port Authority board seeks final proposals for Southport development
    more»
Week of January 25, 2016
General News
  • Flood insurance developments

  • FIRPTA withholding rate increasing to 15%
    more»

Bucks County
  • Bucks to initiate $5 fee added to vehicle registration cost
  • Quakertown preliminary school budget has $8.7 million shortfall
  • Doylestown Borough seeks input on new park
  • Group home ordinance adopted in Falls
    more»
Chester County
  • Tax increase expected in Coatesville Area School District’s 2016-2017 budget
  • Kennett Consolidated school directors OK tax hike
  • Oxford Borough council meetings coming to YouTube
  • WCU ranks as one of the best schools in the nation
    more»

Delaware County

  • Concord residents dismayed about public sewer plan
  • Delco hopes bonds will add up to $1 million savings a year
  • Volunteers sought for Radnor schools Comprehensive Plan
  • Concord to hold a public meeting to introduce home rule charter
  • Parkside hikes taxes in 2016 budget
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Bridgeport to streamline property maintenance citations
  • Montgomery County claims success against veteran homelessness
  • Lower Merion committee approves preliminary townhome plan
  • Taxes steady in Narberth

Philadelphia County

  • Can this new plan fix Philly’s decrepit sidewalks?
  • Kenney strikes note of continuity at annual Planning Commission gathering
    more»
Week of January 18, 2016
General News
  • Pennsylvania’s budget fight still looms after temporary reprieve
    more»

Bucks County
  • Morrisville passes 12th hour budge
  • Early Bensalem school budget has $10 million deficit
  • Bucks preserves farms
  • Doylestown Borough looks to fill vacancies
    more»
Chester County
  • New Sunoco office to promote Mariner pipeline land rights
  • Phoenixville School Board eyes 2.4% tax hike
  • Barclay grounds to remain a public park
  • Coatesville school board adds in-house legal advice
    more»

Delaware County

  • Moody’s and S&P both affirm Delco’s strong ratings
  • Don Guanella plans draw a huge crowd
  • Springfield commissioners approve 2016 budget
  • Stormwater fix for Wayne areas proposed
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion adopts comprehensive plan
  • Dispute over West Norriton golf course continues
  • Public workshop to review proposed flood map changes in Lower Merion
  • Public meeting in Lansdale to discuss plans for apartments

Philadelphia County

  • Manayunk housing development denied
    more»
Week of January 11, 2016
General News
  • Economic Commentary: TRID: Adding Time and Costs 
    more»
Bucks County
  • Perkasie reduces electric rates by 10 percent
  • Warrington supervisor abruptly resigns
  • New Hope’s Logan Inn sold
  • Bristol Township opens two new elementary schools
    more»
Chester County
  • East Fallowfield Board approves 2016 budget with tax increase
  • Supervisors OK budget with tax increase
  • Warwick Furnace Farm preserved
  • Tredyffrin supervisors agree on sewer rehab
    more»

Delaware County

  • Swarthmore OKs budget, tax hike
  • Nether Providence sewer lateral requirements
  • William Penn borrows $9M to keep the doors open
  • Chester goes after illegal dumpers
  • Morton OKs final budget with a tax increase
    more»

Montgomery County

  • West Norriton budget includes 25 percent tax increase
  • Upper Gwynedd approves rezone of former concrete plant property
  • Lansdale unveils financial reporting system on website
  • County moves on court project

Philadelphia County

  • City gets first director of planning and development
    more»
Week of January 4, 2016
General News
  • County taxes remain steady for all but Montgomery
  • Congress passes sweeping appropriations bill, including real estate provisions
    more»
Bucks County
  • Dublin taxes up for 2016
  • Hilltown taxes steady
  • Penndel passes no tax increase budget
  • Bedminster approves budget
    more»
Chester County
  • Phoenixville officials approve 1.83 percent tax increase
  • Downingtown council accepts changes to deal for Kardon Park
  • Willlistown administrative office have moved
  • East Vincent breaks ground for veterans housing
    more»

Delaware County

  • Nether Providence sewer lateral requirements
  • Middletown OKs dorm on Penn State campus
  • Marple shaves tax hike in spending plan
  • Rutledge approves budget with tax increase
  • Colywn’s troubles continuing
    more»

Montgomery County

  • East Norriton passes budget
  • Slight tax increase in Jenkintown
  • Upper Moreland approves budget with 2.9 percent tax increase
  • Franconia budget includes library tax increase

Philadelphia County

  • Healthy Rowhouse Project wants to help repair 5,000 homes per year
    more»
Week of December 21, 2015
General News
  • FHA 2016 Loan Limits Released
  • Sign up for REALTOR Party mobile alerts
  • Happy Holidays from the Alliance
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bensalem moves forward with Delaware River waterfront development
  • Durham budget calls for tax increase
  • Tinicum adopts well drilling rules
  • Doylestown OKs $25 tax hike
    more»
Chester County
  • Two preservation efforts in Chester County celebrated
  • South Coatesville Borough to consider new sewer rate system
  • Phoenixville Council rejects townhouse plan
  • Kennett Square Council passes budget
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco council passes $345M budget with no tax increase
  • Mayor’s actions leave Colwyn’s recovery plan in limbo
  • Environmental summit talks about land swap in Chester
  • Prospect Park to raise taxes $10 in 2016
  • Taxes stay constant in Edgmont next year
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Norristown poised for a comeback
  • Ardmore mixed-use project challenge is rejected
  • Souderton passes budget
  • No tax increase in Norristown

Philadelphia County

  • Proposed 30th Street Station Development update
    more»
Week of December 14, 2015
General News
  • Congress approves five year transportation package, G-Fees removed
  • Pipeline infrastructure task force meeting scheduled
    more»
Bucks County
  • Sellersville eyes 20 percent tax increase
  • Outcry greets appointment of borough manager in Morrisville
  • Northampton floodplain map update
  • Hilltown Township to adopt bamboo regulations, consider smaller planning commission
    more»
Chester County
  • Officials present new Chesco website
  • No tax increase for East Goshen in 2016
  • Kennett Township adopts nuisance ordinances
  • Construction begins on Exton train station in West Whiteland
    more»

Delaware County

  • Aldan looks at tax hike for 2016
  • Rutledge approves 2016 preliminary budget
  • Radnor commissioners approve $44 million preliminary budget
  • Thornbury OKs no-tax budget
  • Ridley Park feedback requested
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Plymouth to revise definition of private sewer lateral
  • Comment period extended for Cheltenham flood study
  • Upper Merion adopts budget
  • As enrollment numbers climb, Lower Merion SD considers options

Philadelphia County

  • Land Bank receives first deposits
  • North Delaware District Plan Meeting
    more»
Week of December 7, 2015
General News
  • County Commissioners consider lawsuit over budget impasse
  • Municipal information updates
    more»
Bucks County
  • Proposed county budget holds the line on taxes
  • No proposed tax increase in Chalfont
  • Lower Makefield faces possible sewer rate increases
  • Newtown Borough proposed budget keeps current tax rates
  • Tinicum to consider zoning amendment to regulate groundwater withdrawal
    more»
Chester County
  • Preliminary budget approved in Coatesville
  • Editorial: ‘Backdoor Tax’ in Kennett Square could jeopardize nonprofits
  • Officials: Chester County needs its own identity
  • Kennett Township passes transfer of development rights ordinance
  • Birmingham Township to consider comprehensive plan
    more»

Delaware County

  • Residents invited to review Concord home rule progress
  • Colwyn passes financial recovery plan
  • Delco council borrows $25 million
  • Taxes will rise in Springfield next year
  • Ridley Park plans to hold line on taxes in 2016
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Limerick board eyes tax hike
  • Lower Merion home offered through Affordable Housing Program
  • East Norriton seeks residents for vacancies
  • Worcester to consider traffic impact fee

Philadelphia County

  • Pearl presents new plans for 32-story tower at Boyd Theatre site
    more»
Week of November 30, 2015
General News
  • House and Senate begin transportation negotiations
  • Alliance office closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bensalem mayor’s proposed budget includes earned income tax
  • Details on I-95 project in Lower Makefield upcoming
  • Nockamixon looks to fill vacancies
  • Work underway on New Hope townhomes
    more»
Chester County
  • Caln’s proposed budget includes 23% tax hike
  • Tredyffrin supervisors approve 2016 preliminary budget with tax hike
  • Oxford Council discusses financial situation, more to come during Borough Day
  • Kennett Township to consider adopting Comprehensive Plan Amendments
    more»

Delaware County

  • Tax increase in store for Haverford next year
  • Concord mulls plans for township trails
  • Taxes going up in Parkside in 2016
  • Sale of Summit School property to Nether Providence still not finalized
  • Radnor mulls $46.9 million budget for 2016
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Draft county budget includes tax hike
  • Narberth preliminary budget calls for 8.5 percent tax increase
  • West Norriton planners recommend all-sports plan for Westover Country Club
  • Trappe considers water shutoff provisions

Philadelphia County

  • Search Philly.com DataHub for city properties, sheriff's sales, inspections, more
  • Council to vote on major zoning code amendments
    more»
Week of November 23, 2015
General News
  • PAR issues call-to-action on property tax reform
  • FHA Fund Achieves 2 Percent Capital Reserve Requirement
    more»
Bucks County
  • Opponents of fracking address Upper Makefield Supervisors
  • Perkasie Borough tables rental inspection ordinance
  • Neshaminy board to advertise two upcoming school closure hearings
  • No tax increase in Middletown's preliminary 2016 budget
  • Centennial moves forward with middle-school study
    more»
Chester County
  • Phoenixville School board member steps down
  • 2016 budget for Tredyffrin includes tax hike
  • No tax hike for Kennett Square
  • Harrisburg blamed for Spring-Ford school budget shortfall
    more»

Delaware County

  • State holds line on Colwyn recovery
  • Concord supervisors OK sewer project
  • Marple to discuss Cardinal Crossing at planning meeting Dec. 3
  • Rose Valley plans tax cut for 2016
  • Chester Housing Authority seeks new tenants
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Development consultant considered in North Wales
  • $4 million public works facility in Pottstown over budget
  • Plans proposed for Third and Walnut in Lansdale
  • Towamencin board tables update to RV code after resident questions
  • In Cheltenham, a plan to thwart flooding
  • Harrisburg blamed for Spring-Ford school budget shortfall

Philadelphia County

  • Testimony given on student housing bill
  • Navy Yard BSL extension study
    more»
Week of November 16, 2015
General News
  • House passes Transportation Bill without G-fees
    more»
Bucks County
  • Perkasie to consider rental property inspection ordinance on Nov. 16
  • Dublin Borough seeks volunteers for boards and commissions
  • Warminster preliminary budget holds the line on taxes
  • New Britain to consider right-of-way maintenance ordinance
    more»
Chester County
  • Malvern to amend historic resource protection standards
  • Proposed 4.5 percent tax hike OK’d in Phoenixville
  • Oxford Council approves revitalization plan for borough
  • Tredyffrin proposed budget calls for 3 percent tax hike
    more»

Delaware County

  • Darby to consider vacant property maintenance ordinance
  • Granite Run site plans get final approval
  • Brookhaven plans no tax increase for 2016
  • Marple still waiting for details on budget
  • Upper Darby reserves judgment on group homes
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Norristown revitalization discussion set for Nov. 16
  • Lower Merion proposed budget recommends no tax increase
  • Lansdale draft budget discussed
  • Revised draft zoning workshops in Cheltenham

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia becomes first ‘World Heritage City’ in US
  • Frankford Chocolate Factory site to be developed
    more»
Week of November 9, 2015
General News
  • Final Vote on Title III of the JOBS Act
  • Municipal information updates
    more»
Bucks County
  • Centennial eyes lawsuit against state over funding
  • Proposed bamboo ordinance in Lower Southampton
  • Northampton seeks community input for 2-acre parcel
  • Water contamination prompts hearing for Northampton and Warwick
    more»
Chester County
  • New budget looks a lot like old one
  • East Nottingham imposes new open space income tax
  • Downingtown Council discusses preliminary 2016 budget
  • Devon Yard gets nod from Easttown Planning Commission
  • Volunteers needed in West Chester
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upper Darby OKs Little Flower subdivision
  • Radnor board continues to mull capital budget, may issue bonds to finance projects
  • Upper Darby sets Comprehensive Planning Committee
  • Springfield School Board OKs bonds for new high school
  • Nether Providence now inspecting sewer laterals
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Wissahickon High School tops state in School Performance Profile
  • Norristown Area School District anticipates tax increase above 2.9 percent
  • Campaign sign recycling initiative
  • City Avenue projects aim to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety

Philadelphia County

  • Governor announces Port of Philadelphia expansion goals
  • Mayor-elect Kenney has plans
    more»
Week of November 2, 2015
General News
  • Call for action: Tell Congress to stop the housing tax for transportation!
  • Reminder: Election Day is Nov. 6
  • NAR Supports Housing Opportunity Legislation
    more»
Bucks County
  • Perkasie to consider rental property inspection ordinance on Nov. 2
  • Warrington approves contamination removal plan
  • Penndel Borough rolls out new budget process
  • Proposed Upper Southampton budget keeps taxes steady
    more»
Chester County
  • Volunteers needed in West Chester
  • Coatesville solar project talks may resume
  • Oxford Borough council still talking 2016 budget
  • Cooperation key to economic development, speakers say
    more»

Delaware County

  • Plan for distressed Colwyn blames elected officials
  • Report sees bright future for refinery
  • Granite Run Mall redevelopment is close
  • Nether Providence now inspecting sewer laterals
    more»

Montgomery County

  • County unveils outdoors plan
  • Taxes steady in West Pottsgrove
  • Manayunk Bridge reopens as pedestrian, cyclist trail
  • Apartment sketch plan to be presented in Lower Moreland

Philadelphia County

  • Mayor launches probe of L&I
  • Proposal to coordinate planning and development on Tuesday's ballot
  • Nutter: Time to dissolve the SRC
    more»
Week of October 26, 2015
General News
  • Major Developments on Condominiums
  • NAR President testifies before House Subcommittee in support of FHA reforms
    more»
Bucks County
  • Perkasie to consider rental property inspection ordinance
  • Upper Makefield approves 2016 budget with 2-mill tax cut
  • No tax increase planned in Tinicum
  • Lower Makefield proposed budget presented
    more»
Chester County
  • Small tax hike for Oxford considered in early budget
  • Phoenixville Council waits to decide on proposed townhouses
  • Cost estimates announced for proposed Paoli Pike Trail
  • East Malborough Supervisors, developer settle over funding for open space
  • Property tax relief reductions protested by Phoenixville School Board
    more»

Delaware County

  • Recovery plan prepared for Colwyn
  • Edgmont prepares for development
  • Energy companies excited about future along waterfront
  • Needles takes manager’s post in Upper Chichester
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion to consider comprehensive plan approval
  • Proposed 760-home development concerns Douglass officials
  • Fight over Ardmore mixed-use project continues
  • Madison Parking Lot plan evolves in Lansdale

Philadelphia County

  • Council adopts zoning changes allowing more density in Center City
  • Near-broke Phila. schools must borrow to make payroll
    more»
Week of October 19, 2015
General News
  • Call for action: Tell Congress to stop the housing tax for transportation!
  • Are short-term rentals subject to hotel taxes?
    more»
Bucks County
  • Newtown Township gets ratings upgrade
  • East Rockhill considers no-tax increase budget
  • Joining regional police force affects Chalfont's budgeting for 2016
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County officials to unveil 2016 budget
  • Rep. Lewis talks Coatesville revitalization
  • No tax increase in proposed East Goshen budget
  • Time Machine Tours app features historic spots from Coatesville and West Chester
    more»

Delaware County

  • Nether Providence now inspecting sewer laterals
  • Judge OKs Chester Upland deal with charters
  • Crozer-Keystone banking on partnership with for-profit company
  • Upper Prov delays decision on residential zoning amendment
    more»

Montgomery County

  • County officials settle for a big loss
  • Community visioning workshop in Jenkintown
  • Lower Pottsgrove appoints new commissioner
  • Ambler Yards development to transform industrial site into commercial campus

Philadelphia County

  • Landlords lose court challenge to Philadelphia's definition of 'family'
  • Funding with strings headed to school district
    more»
Week of October 12, 2015
General News
  • Like-Kind Exchanges
  • We know you “like us” but do you follow us?
  • Cash sales on the rise for area homes
    more»
Bucks County
  • Ambitious plans for Bensalem waterfront
  • Perkasie Council grants preliminary approval to 48-home development
  • Warminster hires planning consultant
  • Plumstead Voting District #4 change
    more»
Chester County
  • Oxford Council talks tapping fees
  • Devon planners review updates for former Waterloo Gardens site
  • Sidewalks at issue in Oxford Borough
  • Devon and Berwyn named 'Best Suburbs for Families'
  • Route 23 bridge reopens ahead of schedule
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delaware County holds line on taxes
  • Chester Upland, charters have deal
  • Nether Prov officials say price of deal to acquire school property is rising
  • Upper Darby schools cushioned by $4.7 M surplus
  • Morton Borough to consider historic resources overlay district
    more»

Montgomery County

  • No tax hike expected in Lower Salford
  • Towamencin hires code director
  • Souderton schedules budget meetings
  • Lower Gwynedd Township manager to retire after 18 years

Philadelphia County

  • Together, Philadelphia can combat blight
  • Philly schools, City Council sign agreement to promote transparency
    more»
Week of October 5, 2015
General News
  • New legislation would protect real estate sales, consumers
  • Voter registration deadline is Oct. 5
    more»
Bucks County
  • 120-unit apartment complex proposed in Lansdale
  • PennEast submits formal pipeline application
  • Yardley Borough launches new website
  • Bristol Borough school district presents comprehensive plan
    more»
Chester County
  • Coatesville Council sets budget meetings and discusses pool repairs
  • Downingtown extends public comment limit per speaker
  • East Whiteland Township Comprehensive Plan Workshop set
  • Spring-Ford school board kills per-capita tax
    more»

Delaware County

  • Citizens’ revolt brews in growing Concord Township
  • New look of Granite Run site unveiled
  • Radnor stormwater analysis focuses on publicly owned properties first
    more»

Montgomery County

  • County planners offer zoning course
  • Free Housing Counseling Classes offered in Bryn Mawr
  • West Norriton approves conditional use for 1,330 apartments
  • Spring-Ford school board kills per-capita tax

Philadelphia County

  • Four Old City projects would add 670 apartments
  • Many in Philadelphia living far below poverty line
    more»
Week of September 28, 2015
General News
  • Voter registration deadline is Oct. 5
  • Realtors® help CFPB Director Cordray unveil ‘Know Before You Owe’
  • Rep. Costello forms conservation caucus
    more»
Bucks County
  • Dublin Borough requires private sewer lateral inspection at resale
  • Perkasie Borough landlords speak out against rental ordinance
  • Public hearing on proposed Falls hazardous waste facility set for Sept. 30
  • Upper Makefield considering 2-mill tax cut for 2016
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester BID hoping for reauthorization
  • OJR to have redistricting plan by January
  • Public forum set to address countywide pipeline issues
  • County gives grant to Oxford Borough
  • More stops coming to Coatesville
    more»

Delaware County

  • Newtown to update its rules for renters
  • Morton to consider the creation of historic district
  • Lansdowne honored again for its trees
  • Marple commissioners want more study on growth of mixed-use areas
  • Middletown OKs $853K for old school purchase
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion finalizes Ardmore townhouse approval
  • Souderton train station project back on track
  • Abington bike plan discussed
  • Cheltenham discusses proposed changes to zoning code
  • Comprehensive plan workshop in Lower Merion
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • BRT still faces backlog of assessment appeals
  • Long in the works, Center City zoning changes to be called for a vote
    more»
Week of September 21, 2015
General News
Bucks County
  • Redevelopment plans in New Britain
  • Affordable-housing groups merge
  • Pennsbury residents can view district’s comprehensive plan
  • Hearing on proposed apartment plan set in Sellersville
    more»
Chester County
  • Wolfson Group seeks to develop apartments near West Whiteland municipal building
  • 3 county districts receive Meritorious Budget Award
  • Oxford Revitalization Plan Update
    more»

Delaware County

  • Middletown council grants PSU Brandywine’s request to table review of residence hall
  • Springfield adds revenue through tax assessment appeals
  • State files new Chester Upland recovery plan
  • Middletown trail construction begins
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Cricket Avenue townhome project moves to formal vote
  • King of Prussia bounces back as office hot spot
  • Upper Dublin commissioners grant conditional use, zoning changes
  • Better Block project introduced to Norristown residents

Philadelphia County

  • Pew study: Tax system still baffles city residents
  • Officials hope zoning overlay will connect Old City and Northern Liberties
    more»
Week of September 14, 2015
General News
  • Administration Issues PACE Guidance
    more»
Bucks County
  • Perkasie to consider rental property inspection ordinance
  • Dublin Borough to consider sewer later inspection ordinance
  • New development brings jobs to Middletown
  • Public hearing on bamboo ordinance in New Hope
  • Hulmeville Borough seeks public comment on sewage plan update
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester Strategic Visioning Process
  • Valley Township hires first manager
  • West Chester continues hearing rental ordinance changes
  • West Whiteland makes growth plans
    more»

Delaware County

  • DELCORA pays $1.375 million in settlement with the EPA
  • Haverford board opposes state bill to protect student housing
  • Marple planners delay review of Cardinal Crossing development
  • Chester Home Buyer Fair Scheduled for September 19
    more»

Montgomery County

  • MCPC to host ‘Attracting Great New Transit-Oriented Housing’
  • Homes planned for site of former Lower Salford Elementary
  • Conshohocken council mulls uses for $112K development grant
  • Jenkintown seeks input for comprehensive plan update

Philadelphia County

  • Study: Tax shift can bring Philadelphia jobs
    more»
Week of September 7, 2015
General News
  • Pennsylvania to be 23rd state with online voter registration 
  • Old rail paths figure in SEPTA plans
    more»
Bucks County
  • Upper Makefield could pass final budget by end of October
  • Northampton Township and Council Rock discuss land swap
  • Newtown Township to hire consultant for trail study
    more»
Chester County
  • County survey looks at future work skills
  • Meeting to discuss water service in Chesco is set
  • Phoenixville residents voice concerns over school projects
  • Kampf to host senior expo
    more»

Delaware County

  • East Lansdowne moves against blight
  • County council encourages towns to apply for $2 million in state storm funds
  • Clean Air Council takes aim at Sunoco pipeline
  • Concord works on home rule charter
  • Upper Darby hikes tax certification fees to $35
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Jenkintown outlines curb and sidewalk replacement process
  • Conshohocken moves on property
  • Lansdale continues work on comprehensive plan
  • Pollution slows redevelopment of old Willow Grove base

Philadelphia County

  • Commonwealth Court hands major victory to charter schools
    more»
Week of August 31, 2015
General News
  • Local sign ordinance ruled unconstitutional by Supreme Court
  • HUD reverses on renters who are better off
    more»
Bucks County
  • Easement causes problem for homeowners in Falls
  • Doylestown Township seeks public input on administration building project
  • $1M grant helps Bristol move ahead with Croyden streetscape project
  • Middletown to form economic development advisory committee
    more»
Chester County
  • Borough of Downingtown to amend Comprehensive Plan
  • DEP advises on Hershey Mill Dam and Milltown Dam
  • Spring Ford Board looks to remove per capita tax
  • Sewer projects planned for western Chesco
    more»

Delaware County

  • Rebates available for storm-water home improvement projects in Radnor
  • Media recognized as a great place to live
  • Judge derails Pa. plan for Chester Upland recovery
  • Media gives preliminary approval to west end projects
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Water shutoffs loom for delinquent Pottstown landlords
  • Springfield Township public meeting to discuss sanitary sewer system
  • Perkiomen Township adds to use and occupancy inspection criteria
  • Franconia budget ‘on target’
  • Spring Ford Board looks to remove per capita tax

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia property assessment data available online
    more»
Week of August 24, 2015
General News
  • CFPB releases new TRID tools
  • Construction of new homes hits eight-year high
  • PA DEP announces revisions to gas and oil well regulations
    more»
Bucks County
  • Tullytown property owners have short window to appeal flood-map errors
  • Troubled Interfaith Housing could join New York nonprofit
  • Bucks commissioners approve LERTA designation for Bristol parcel
  • County land preservation hits benchmark
    more»
Chester County
  • East Goshen board upholds dog limit
  • Borough obtains property through eminent domain
  • Oxford Council stands firm on inspection fees
  • Kennett Public Library’s troubling uncertainty
    more»

Delaware County

  • Springfield asks Pa. to fund new high school construction
  • Marple lines up against Don Guanella development
  • Middletown hears plans for Penn State expansion
  • McClinton wins race in 191st district
  • Wolf targets Chester Upland charter-school funding
    more»

Montgomery County

  • West Norriton commissioners mull two residential plans
  • Route 422 traffic study wins award
  • Proposed development discussed in Franconia
  • Aqua Pennsylvania completing $3M in infrastructure improvements in Montco

Philadelphia County

  • Three Philadelphia Democrats win state House seats in special election
  • Philadelphia casino plan short of open space
    more»
Week of August 17, 2015
General News
  • NAR comments on home price index
    more»
Bucks County
  • Warrington holds hearings on new development
  • Bristol Borough Schools approve tax break
  • Waste Management Inc. fined $528K by state for odor at Bucks County landfills
    more»
Chester County
  • Southern Chester County residents air concerns
  • Council accepts changes to ‘Woodbine Overlay District’
  • Chesterbrook Village redevelopment begins
  • Uwchlan Township closer to owning historic site
    more»

Delaware County

  • Preliminary plans for two Media projects moved ahead
  • Harrah’s Casino wins tax appeal
  • Three major developments coming to Radnor
  • Marple Planners delay development session
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Buyers can bid on properties at judicial real estate tax sale
  • Settlement may be near for St. Charles neighbors
  • New Lansdale municipal building opens Aug. 18
  • North Wales Borough manager resigns
  • Bridgeport to adopt 2012 International Property Maintenance Code

Philadelphia County

  • Some sold tax liens may have to be restored
  • When the tax break disappears
    more»
Week of August 10, 2015
General News
  • Highway Bill Passes U.S. Senate
  • Stop Patent Trolls
    more»
Bucks County
  • When it comes to sewer and water problems, the fix is in the fine print
  • Bids for Bristol boat docks slightly better
  • Warrington paves way for bicycles
  • Odette’s project stalls in New Hope
    more»
Chester County
  • Neighborhood University offers free classes
  • Sale of former Phoenixville waterpark fails
  • Changes developing at Exton Square Mall
  • State rep to hold public sessions
    more»

Delaware County

  •  Special election results in the 161st District
  • Norwood awarded $1.35 million grant to address flood problem
  • Lawmakers tour 69th Street Terminal West construction
  • Review of Granite Run Mall plan pushed back to Aug. 10
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Montco official loses on mortgages
  • Conshohocken forum examines transportation needs
  • Horsham sets hearing to regulate bamboo
  • All-sports project deadline moved in West Norriton

Philadelphia County

  • Old City residents and businesses weigh in on neighborhood growth in the Vision 2026 survey
  • Committee asks Mt. Sinai developers to make design changes, return in a month
    more»
Week of August 3, 2015
General News
  • Economic opportunity is focus of new federal housing rules
  • NAR Signs onto G-fee Letter
  • Fewer own homes; it's a most telling sign
    more»
Bucks County
  • Two council members quit in Penndel
  • West Rockhill amends chicken rules
  • Newtown supervisors back efforts to limit fracking
  • Bensalem Township school board receives budget award
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester continues hearing rental ordinance changes
  • Chesco grants are made to urban centers
  • West Whiteland Supervisor speaks to Exton Chamber
  • Prospect of more traffic frustrates East Whiteland neighbors
    more»

Delaware County

  • Aston approves ordinance further regulating student housing
  • Media approves non-ownership position
  • Plans for new high school raises questions in Springfield
  • Aston commissioners adopts floodplain ordinance

Montgomery County

  • Bridgeport reviews revitalization proposals and code enforcement ticketing
  • Norristown Arbor Heights project wins Urban Land recognition
  • Souderton approves Business Improvement District
  • North Wales discusses growing problem of bambo

Philadelphia County

  • Pew study: Council 'prerogative' on land deals is ironclad
  • If renting space in your home, play by the rules
    more»
Week of July 27, 2015
General News
  • House committee holds hearing on Bill 809
  • The crush of pension obligations
  • CFPB Makes October 3 Official Start of TRID
    more»
Bucks County
  • Chalfont approves conditional use for 54-unit housing plan
  • Bucks County launches new emergency alert system
  • Delaware Canal discussed at meetings
  • Attorney General’s first undercover sting targeted Bucks home contractor scofflaws
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester to consider amendments to rental regulations
  • Wallace to consider regulating abandoned properties
  • Newlin Township to adopt ordinance regulating abandoned vehicles
  • Downingtown to hold public hearing on comprehensive plan amendments
    more»

Delaware County

  • Radnor approves plan for new dorms at Villanova
  • Media continues review of West End Flats project
  • Central Park project in Swarthmore put on hold
  • PSU Brandywine residence hall closer to reality

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown information session for rental property owners
  • Norristown approves zone for tax breaks
  • Conshohocken transportation forum set for July 28
  • Rockledge Borough prepares ordinance to regulate bamboo

Philadelphia County

  • Average house value in Philadelphia rises
  • 5-year city spending plan OKd
    more»
Week of July 20, 2015
General News
  • Stop Patent Trolls
  • Wolf Administration announces members of new pipeline task force
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bristol Borough school taxes hold steady
  • Middletown’s Stone Meadows Farm eyed for development
  • Commissioner joins work board
  • Springfield Township special meeting to discuss comprehensive plan
    more»
Chester County
  • East Goshen looking to keep dog ownership laws in place
  • Habitat for Humanity holds ground-breaking ceremony
  • Spring-Ford Board OKs budget with tax hike
    more»

Delaware County

  • Interim receiver appointed for Chester Upland
  • Haverford School Board OKs 2.8 percent tax hike
  • Protesters challenge Don Guanella development
  • Mixed-Use zoning overlay plan eyed for Radnor PLO district

Montgomery County

  • Montgomery County launches budget website
  • Spring-Ford Board OKs budget with tax hike
  • County housing construction up 7 percent
  • July 16 hearing for 139-unit townhouse project in Lower Providence

Philadelphia County

  • Study: Repaired vacant houses coincide with a drop in crime
  • A future built on safety and accessibility
    more»
Week of July 13, 2015
General News
  • New study shows Americans concerned with housing affordability
  • Public meeting of the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
    more»
Bucks County
  • Three Bucks towns eye joint fracking ordinance
  • Bristol Borough looking to enact LERTA
  • Morrisville school taxes to rise
  • Pennridge board passes budget
    more»
Chester County
  • Mariner East 2 plans displayed for residents
  • Milltown Dam not up to DEP’s standards
  • Student plans passenger rail line to Phoenixville
  • Initiative launched to help Hispanic residents access community services
    more»

Delaware County

  • Doors officially closed at Granite Run Mall
  • Chester Upland budget calls for a tax increase
  • Marple Newtown approves budget
  • Springfield School Board OKs 2.45% tax hike
  • Ordinance sets rules for yard and garage sales in Ridley Township

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown to vote on Abandoned Real Property ordinance
  • Commissioner Arkoosh elected secretary of regional planning board
  • Conshohocken establishes fair housing resolution
  • Taxes increase in Abington School District

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia legalizes, taxes Airbnb-type rentals
  • D.A.'s Office reaches partial settlement in forfeiture suit
  • City nets $2 million in sale of liens
    more»
Week of July 6, 2015
General News
  • CFPB Proposes Two-Month Extension for TRID Rule
  • Supreme Court upholds tool against housing bias
  • PAR successfully opposes $15 Document Filing Fees
  • SRA office closed on July 3
    more»
Bucks County
  • Newtown Township ordinance would prohibit ‘demolition by neglect’
  • Pennsbury approves 2.89 percent tax hike
  • North Penn approves budget
  • Comprehensive Plan to be considered for adoption in Tinicum
    more»
Chester County
  • County residents receiving easement notices
  • Another new development on the fast track in Kennett Square
  • Avon Grove Hikes taxes 2.4 percent
  • Easttown Township to amend stormwater management ordinance
    more»

Delaware County

  • Radnor approves stormwater fee rebates
  • Watkins quits as receiver for Chester Upland schools
  • Voter-registration deadlines are approaching in two districts
  • William Penn budget calls for 1.9 percent tax hike
  • Tinicum to consider minimum requirements for developments in flood prone areas

Montgomery County

  • North Penn approves budget
  • Colonial School District budget includes tax hike
  • North Wales considers townhouse proposal
  • Jenkintown School District to increase taxes

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia wraps up tax-lien auction
  • School Reform Commission adopts budget, but questions remain
  • Special elections in August
    more»
Week of June 29, 2015
General News
  • PAR leaders meet with key legislators
  • PAR responds to draft Team Advertising regulations
  • Commission approves funding formula
    more»
Bucks County
  • 150 new homes planned near Chalfont SEPTA station
  • Bristol docks back out to bid
  • Bensalem Township School District passes final budget
  • Penndel to consider sewer lateral ordinance
    more»
Chester County
  • New development creates debate in Downingtown
  • New trail in East Goshen a possibility
  • Program takes aim at homelessness
  • Oxford Area School Board passes district budget
    more»

Delaware County

  • Edgmont’s public sewer system to be finished in fall
  • Swarthmore OKs bamboo ordinance
  • Haverford updates rules for signs and billboards
  • Taxes to rise 1.5 percent in Interboro

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion School District budget nears quarter-billion mark
  • Narberth schedules special meetings for Form-Based Zoning Code comments
  • Lower Merion appoints new Ward 2 Commissioner
  • Norristown Area School District passes budget

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia passes tax increases and operating budget
  • Historical Commission reviews housing plans for historic lane
    more»
Week of June 22, 2015
General News
  • State representative introduces bill to create Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force 
  • Seeking examples of 1031 like-kind exchanges in action
  • Report: 90% of Properties Now Have Equity
    more»
Bucks County
  • Insurance woes in flood-prone Yardley
  • Doylestown Borough requests Park and Recreation feedback
  • Tullytown Borough Hall notice
  • Perkasie Borough looking for planning commission volunteers
    more»
Chester County
  • Avon Grove School Board OKs general fund budget
  • Court rules in favor of Phoenixville Area School District
  • Spring-Ford Area School District proposes $143 millon budget
  • Sikorsky layoffs a concern for Chesco
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester Upland facing $24 million ‘structural deficit’
  • Springfield School Board votes to build new high school
  • Upper Darby school budget calls for 1.8 percent tax hike
  • Ridley School Board approves budget with no tax hike

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion planners recommend denial of controversial townhouse project
  • Permit clarification in Norristown
  • Hatboro-Horsham taxes on the rise
  • Walk Montco – a new county initiative
  • Spring-Ford Area School District proposes $143 million budget

Philadelphia County

  • ‘Workforce housing’ plan for Francisville
  • City to sell off tax debt on commercial properties
    more»
Week of June 15, 2015
General News
  • Regional differences in the hourly wage required to rent a two-bedroom apartment
  • Homes.com introduces School Scores
    more»
Bucks County
  • SEPTA, DVRPC looking into extending passenger rail service into Pennridge area
  • Average Pennsbury tax increase expected to be about $138
  • Doylestown Ridge eyed for water and sewer lines
  • Central Bucks approves $311.5 million budget
    more»
Chester County
  • Coatesville train station meeting held
  • Oxford cracking down on nuisances
  • Chester County’s suburbs do well in national ranking
    more»

Delaware County

  • Sunoco Logistics considers twin pipeline for Mariner East 2 project
  • Rose Tree Media budget calls for 1.9% tax increase
  • Expanded historical areas considered in Radnor
  • Colwyn, PA’s newest Act 47 municipality, now has recovery team

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown residents voice property concerns to council
  • Norristown neighborhood ‘blitzed’ with smoke detectors
  • Residential rehab grants available in Lower Merion
  • Norristown landlords get lesson in rental license process

Philadelphia County

  • Council, mayor back developer-friendly rules
    more»
Week of June 8, 2015
General News
  • Grace period announced on TRID enforcement
  • Chief Economist addresses economy, real estate outlook
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bucks County’s credit rating remains high
  • Doylestown to acknowledge stewardship of dedicated property owners
  • Warrington eyes new apartments and assisted living facility
  • Falls expects to continue reaping landfill benefits for years
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester approves final budget
  • Chesco housing for vets advances
  • East Marlborough: Sidewalk mandate not on the table
  • Hanover Meadows Park plan approved
    more»

Delaware County

  • Springfield School Board to vote on recommendation for new high school
  • Media to hold hearing on comprehensive plan
  • BioMed Realty gives up Radnor development plans, sells property to Penn Medicine
  • SEPTA gets green light for Secane Station overhaul
  • Upper Darby School Board whittles down tax increase

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown to amend rental registration and licensing ordinance
  • Lower Providence to review plans to protect proposed homes from contaminated groundwater
  • Bridgeport council moves rental inspection program in-house
  • Lower Merion seeks resident for Ward 2 Commissioner seat

Philadelphia County

  • Gallery deal almost done
    more»
Week of June 1, 2015
General News
  • Act 47 – New rules for financially distressed communities
  • REALTORS® Urge CFPB Grace Period for RESPA-TILA
    more»
Bucks County
  • Tullytown landfill to close in 2017 after NJ residents’ complaints
  • Quakertown urges PA school districts to create crisis
  • Lower Makefield publishes newsletter
  • No tax increase planned in Central Bucks
    more»
Chester County
  • New, refined historic district in Kennett Square
  • Oxford Borough works on revitalization plan
  • Phoenixville Site cleanup could cost $600K
  • Spring-Ford school board approves 2.72 percent tax increase

Delaware County

  • Colwyn: Can this borough be saved?
  • Delco’s population growing — just not too quickly
  • Upland hires Grillone as borough manager
  • Concord residents speak out on changes in government
  • Stewart on board as Ridley Park manager
  • Haverford School Board approves budget

Montgomery County

  • HLRA has deal with developer to negotiate with Navy
  • Norristown budget keeps teacher cuts
  • Spring-Ford school board approves 2.72 percent tax increase
  • Lansdale looks to the future

Philadelphia County

  • School District's budget request gets a skeptical hearing from Council
  • L&I ‘holds’ system flawed
    more»
Week of May 25, 2015
General News
  • Realtors® Urge CFPB Grace Period for RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Rule 
  • Alliance office closed May 25
    more»
Bucks County
  • Middletown Township bamboo ordinance
  • Palisades approves preliminary budget
  • Centennial considers feasibility study for aging middle schools
  • Council Rock to consider elimination of per capita tax
    more»
Chester County
  • Developer plans major changes at Great Valley Corporate Center
  • Delco rail extension could benefit Chesco
  • West Goshen Township approves deal with Sunoco
  • No tax increase expected for Phoenixville Area School District

Delaware County

  • New marketing campaign is unveiled
  • Delco rail extension could benefit Chesco
  • Darby focuses on quality of life
  • Sewer project discussed in Edgmont
  • Aston U&O feedback

Montgomery County

  • Median home prices in county rises for 2nd year
  • Colonade owner sues Abington Township for $5 million
  • Zero tax increase eyed Pottstown school budget proposal
  • Towamencin to consider Residential Business Professional zoning overlay

Philadelphia County

  • Mass transit plans take shape for Roosevelt Boulevard
  • City vs. Suburbs: A Taxing Question – Do city taxes hold down job creation?
    more»
Week of May 18, 2015
General News
  • PA municipalities targeted in clean water crackdown
    more»
Bucks County
  • Falls Township not enforcing disclosure ordinance
  • Upper Makefield rejects building plan for White, Melsky tracts
  • Council Rock preliminary budget eliminates per capita levy
  • Public meeting set on timeline for new Bristol Township schools
  • Neshaminy superintendent resigns
    more»
Chester County
  • Oxford Area Sewer Authority prepares bond issue to replace initial loan
  • Plans revealed for Devon Yard
  • Coatesville School Board passes budget with 2.4% tax hike

Delaware County

  • Aston U&O feedback
  • Housing and community development plan finalized
  • Special election to fill 161st District seat set for August
  • West End Flats proposal reviewed by Media planners

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown rental property initiatives advance
  • County projects $300K budget deficit for current fiscal year
  • Plymouth council approves mixed-use ‘village’ zoning
  • County looks to revitalize older business parks

Philadelphia County

  • L&I told to inspect buildings properly
  • Philadelphia Business Tax and License Requirements
    more»
Week of May 11, 2015
General News
  • Analysis: 1 in 4 must use half their pay for housing costs
  • Philadelphia Business Tax and License Requirements
    more»
Bucks County
  • Centennial budget plan avoids projected catastrophe
  • Warrington to consider ordinances to create water and sewer districts
  • Neshaminy to use reserves for balanced budget
  • New homes planned for New Britain Township
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett Square officials ponder new historic district ordinance
  • East Nottingham to consider unsafe buildings ordinance
  • Coatesville to amend penalties for non-compliance with rental regulations
  • Mushroom farm plans in Franklin Township raise stink
  • Tredyffrin/Easttown: Proposed 2015-16 final budget approved

Delaware County

  • Marple considering zoning change for property close to Blue Route
  • Rose Tree Media budget calls for 1.9 percent tax hike
  • Marple Newtown taxes set to jump 3.05 percent
  • Ridley School District holds line on taxes

Montgomery County

  • Norristown council reviews anti-blight proposal
  • Review of new comprehensive plan begins in Lower Merion
  • ‘Blight Summit’ held in Pottstown
  • Hatboro planners eye townhome proposal

Philadelphia County

  • Philly: Real estate tax revenue drops for 2nd year
  • Philadelphia Business Tax and License Requirements
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Week of May 4, 2015
General News
  • Philadelphia Business Tax and License Requirements
  • Major changes coming to settlement process on Aug. 1
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bristol Township real estate on the rise
  • Springfield opposes pipeline plan
  • Upper Makefield to hold special meeting on Toll Brothers project
  • Solicitation reminders from Doylestown Borough
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Chester County
  • Avon Grove School Board approves budget
  • $305,000 in rental aid for veterans
  • West Chester to exclude student homes in certain areas
  • Oxford Board recommending 1 percent millage increase

Delaware County

  • Middletown set to approve ordinance for mall demolition
  • Springfield aims to rid township of handbills
  • Concord eyes walking and biking trails
  • Ridley eyes crackdown on blight

Montgomery County

  • Legislation could move Horsham Navy base redevelopment forward
  • Norristown’s new website wins state award
  • Hatboro-Horsham budget has $1.6 million deficit
  • Whitemarsh approves ‘Oaks’ development

Philadelphia County

  • New zoning maps to guide Fishtown development
  • Philadelphia Business Tax and License Requirements
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Week of April 27, 2015
General News
  • Pension funds could run dry in less than 10 years
  • SEPTA seeks input for next year’s budget
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Bucks County
  • Homes approved for former nursery site in Lower Makefield
  • Neshaminy publishes newsletter for residents
  • Aquetong Lake to be returned to natural state
  • Chickens welcomed, roosters banned in New Britain
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Chester County
  • Coatesville to celebrate 100 years as a city
  • Mainstreet chief sees promise in Oxford Borough
  • Washington Post ranks nation’s schools
  • Coatesville District presents proposed budget

Delaware County

  • Colwyn takes action on trying to right the ship
  • Philly airport expansion deal to get final OK
  • Radnor Commissioners mull Biomed, Villanova plans
  • Concord residents trying to appeal Vineyard Commons approval

Montgomery County

  • North Penn facing $6.7M deficit
  • Lansdale planning commission talking comprehensive plan
  • Officials: Mass transit central to county development
  • New all-sports plan for Westover Country Club presented

Philadelphia County

  • Report hails growth in ‘Greater Center City’
  • New app maps foreclosure sales in Philadelphia
  • Philly schools chief says district can’t cut anymore
    more»
Week of April 20, 2015
General News
  • Realtors® Call on Congress to Ease Regulatory Burdens Curbing Access to Mortgage Credit
    more»
Bucks County
  • County reports few plans for new homes, offices and industry
  • Council Rock board eyes $8.5 million budget gap
  • Bucks Human Relations Council plans forum on discrimination
  • EPA schedules public meeting for Richland waste site
    more»
Chester County
  • Decision delayed on Sunoco settlement agreement
  • Landmark status sought for Lipkin building
  • Oxford Council amends rental property inspection fees
  • Lofty plans for Kennett Square Borough
  • Phoenixville District set to close on property agreement

Delaware County

  • Brookhaven removes zoning officer, building inspector
  • Radnor School District working to trim budget gap
  • Marple gets peek at Cardinal Crossing Towne Center
  • Colwyn official: Brown’s job eliminated
  • Reconstruction of 69th Street West Terminal begins
  • Delinquents cough up sewer fees in Aldan

Montgomery County

  • Business owners file appeals to block Lower Merion Cricket Lot transfer
  • Hatfield officials urge SEPTA to keep Fortuna Station open
  • Lower Merion Commissioner Jenny Brown to step down
  • Narberth Borough solicitor steps down; council approves replacement firm

Philadelphia County

  • Butkovitz: Suburban realtors skipping city taxes
  • Fishtown group rejects two development proposals on Delaware Ave.
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Week of April 13, 2015
General News
  • Credit Access Symposium Brings HUD Secretary Castro to NAR
  • Public asked to take part in online transportation planning meeting
    more»
Bucks County
  • Census: Bucks County added 229 people last year
  • Single-family housing plan moves forward in Upper Southampton
  • Sen. Mensch, Rep. Simmons, to hold open house on April 11
  • Bristol Borough to hear proposal for former Mill Run property in May
    more»
Chester County
  • Chesco commissioners point out challenges
  • Water, sewer main work set to start in Coatesville and surrounding area
  • Downingtown Council to consider changes to Historic Commission
  • County unveils new ‘Text to 911’ feature

Delaware County

  • Website ranks Drexel Hill No. 1 for young homebuyers
  • State analyst: Colwyn $1.1million in the hole
  • Rep. Hackett resigning from 161st District seat
  • Radnor talks stormwater management

Montgomery County

  • Lower Providence mulls banning apartments in Ridge Pike West overlay district
  • County sells land to East Norriton for trail
  • Upper Gwynedd, Towamencin ratify UGTMA withdrawal
  • Lower Merion Township names new CFO

Philadelphia County

  • Center City household income now in the six figures
    more»

 

Week of April 6, 2015
General News
  • 3% Cap Bill Passes Committee
  • In 9 of Pa.’s 10 largest cities, more pensioners than workers
  • Alliance Office Closed Friday, April 3rd
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bucks commissioners update state of the county
  • Penndel eyes earned income tax
  • Falls looking for logo ideas for ‘Live Here, Spend Here’ campaign
  • Penndel appoints a council president
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County’s population grew 2.7% between 2010 and 2014
  • Rt. 422 toll debate resolved
  • ‘Green’ fair set for April 18 in West Vincent
  • West Chester Area District, residents organize

Delaware County

  • Haverford Township launches home repair program
  • Radnor Planning commission continues review of Villanova plan
  • Delco unveils strategy for open-space future
  • Rep. Barrar hosts meeting with preservationists to discuss Beaver Valley

Montgomery County

  • Narberth form-based zoning code draft ready for public review
  • Upper Providence approves subdivision near Trappe border
  • Council vacancy in Hatboro
  • Collegeville Inn sold for homes

Philadelphia County

  • Coalition calls for extra tax on 'flipped' houses to assist long-term residents
  • City population growing despite challenges
    more»

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