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General News
FBI investigating Mariner East pipeline approvals

Bucks County
Rockhill water contamination linked to tire shop fire

Chester County
Investors, developers looking to Coatesville as revitalization progresses

Delaware County
No tax hike in proposed Delaware County budget

Montgomery County
Lafayette Street Extension Project celebrated in Norristown

Philadelphia County
A new kind of affordable housing comes to South Philadelphia

 

News Archives

Week of November 11,  2019

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

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

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

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

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

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

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

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

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

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

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

General News

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

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

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

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

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