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General News
Tax reform legislation and its negative impact on housing prices

Bucks County
Hulmeville to consider earned income tax

Chester County
West Grove to provide volunteer service real property tax credit

Delaware County
Authority will charge Chester property owners new fees

Montgomery County
Pottstown council caps tax increase at 18.6 percent

Philadelphia County
Atlas provides deeds, 311 info and historic images in one place

 
 

 



 

News Archives

Week of November 20, 2017

General News

  • Tax reform legislation and its negative impact on housing prices
  • House passes flood insurance bill
  • Towns weigh whether to allow new mini-casinos
  • Spotted lanternfly quarantine zone spreads
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Bucks County
  • Hulmeville to consider earned income tax
  • New Britain holds the line on taxes
  • Taxes steady in Haycock
  • No tax increase proposed in Sellersville
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Chester County
  • West Grove to provide volunteer service real property tax credit
  • Sunoco wants to dig trenches in Exton area
  • Easttown Township planners nix townhouse plan for Devon Center Overlay
  • Parkesburg sewer line upgrade planned
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Delaware County

  • Authority will charge Chester property owners new fees
  • Upper Darby Township to consider comprehensive plan
  • Oil pipeline encircling Philadelphia converts to shale gas
  • Newtown Square gets its hotel
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Montgomery County

  • Pottstown council caps tax increase at 18.6 percent
  • Lower Pottsgrove tentative 2018 budget includes tax increase
  • Lower Merion releases proposed budget, capital improvement plan
  • Theater sale will support economic development projects in Souderton
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Philadelphia County

  • Atlas provides deeds, 311 info and historic images in one place
  • City receives influx of Puerto Ricans, but no federal relief funds yet
  • Germantown takes first place in national competition for historic preservation funds
Week of November 13, 2017

General News

  • Tax plan delivers tax hike on homeowners
  • PA voters pass property tax referendum
  • Mapping out patterns for why some PA towns give up their local police forces
  • DVRPC’s Long-Range Plan adopted
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Bucks County
  • Yardley Borough draft budget holds the line on taxes
  • Richland Township residents vote down supervisor referendum
  • Solebury residents vote for increased emergency services funding
  • Development plan submitted in Hilltown
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Chester County
  • Residents tell Chester County officials where future growth should occur
  • Commissioners decline Bishop Tube request
  • Kennett Township officials deliberate over marijuana facilities and casinos
  • West Chester University unveils construction plans
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Delaware County

  • Future of the Chester Water Authority is murky
  • Edgmont tees up 167 units at country club site
  • Chadds Ford intervenes in Ridge Road suit
  • Delaware County updates deed recording schedule
  • Parkside makes changes to rental property requirements
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Montgomery County

  • Hearings scheduled for King of Prussia Rail project
  • Lower Salford draft budget holds the line on taxes
  • Lansdale draft budget includes 22% tax increase
  • Bridgeport to consider sidewalk and curb ordinance amendments
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Philadelphia County

  • Kenney announces timeline to take back city schools, but no clear plan to fund them
  • Legislation to crack down on squatters stalls in committee
Week of November 6, 2017

General News

  • Home builders pledge to defeat federal tax overhaul
  • Regional school districts react to state referendum
  • Moody’s: Pennsylvania unprepared for next recession
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Bucks County
  • Warminster planners approve White Column Farm plans
  • Richland to consider changes to parking ordinance
  • Bristol Township approves marijuana dispensary
  • East Rockhill hopes to hold the line on taxes
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Chester County
  • Hearings continue over proposed Crebilly Farm development
  • Pipeline foes take fight to the ballot box in West Goshen and Uwchlan
  • North Coventry seeks suggestions for Paravis Hall and Stubblebine House
  • Volunteers, supporters celebrate Habitat for Humanity’s 150th home
  • East Vincent to set age limits on per capita tax
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Delaware County

  • Middletown eyes recreational use for 76-acre Smedley tract
  • Media’s State Street named a ‘Great Street’ by state
  • New assessment means bigger tax bills for Sunoco
  • Delco OKs $65k for 14-acre open space parcel in Thornbury
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Montgomery County

  • Conshohocken task force to hold real estate forum
  • Pottstown considers land bank ordinance
  • Lower Merion moves forward with new park
  • Development atop parking lot begins in Lansdale
  • East Norriton budget looks steady for 2018
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Philadelphia County

  • Is property-tax abatement subsidizing successful neighborhoods?
  • Report: New homes in Philly metro cost 188 percent more than old houses
  • Philadelphia Archdiocese moves forward with vision to redevelop cathedral campus near Logan Square
Week of October 30, 2017

General News

  • PAR encourages voters to support ballot referendum in November
  • Call for Action: Don’t let Congress raise taxes on middle-class homeowners
  • Fewer foreclosure filings reported in the region
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Bucks County
  • Bristol Borough announces intent to adopt earned income; local services taxes
  • Hilltown proposed budget holds the line on taxes
  • Warminster Municipal Authority awarded $11.5M loan for carbon filters
  • Solebury Township to ease HARB rules
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Chester County
  • West Chester Borough Manager Michael Cotter resigns
  • Oxford sewer line project advances
  • Estimate for cost of West Chester borough hall renovation drops by $400,000
  • Details of Avon Grove ‘Listening Post’ process shared
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Delaware County

  • Delaware County Transportation Plan
  • ‘Sober living’ owners take Nether Providence to court
  • Morton gives tax break to emergency service volunteers
  • Thornbury weighs pipeline neighbors’ permit appeal
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Montgomery County

  • Village at Valley Forge 55-plus rental project nearing completion
  • Lower Merion School District discusses options due to increasing enrollment
  • Taxes hold steady in Souderton
  • Motion filed to have Lower Merion School District Board removed
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Philadelphia County

  • Philly's SRC could call dissolution vote by year's end
  • Philly business yearns for a tax cut to combat a regional slowdown
Week of October 23, 2017

General News

  • Call for Action: Don’t let Congress raise taxes on middle-class homeowners
  • Sewer and septic repair loan program expanded
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Bucks County
  • Sellersville drafting a building maintenance ordinance for rentals
  • Central Bucks approves LERTA zone in Chalfont
  • Palisades will not close middle school
  • Perkasie council vacancy in Ward 3
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Chester County
  • Landscapes3 public meeting scheduled
  • County review of pension fees results in taxpayer savings
  • WCU returns $174K overpayment
  • Sunset Farm owners ink deal with Natural Lands
  • Kennett Township officials consider enhanced role for environmental advisers
  • 598 homes to be built in West Goshen
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Delaware County

  • Delco won’t hike property taxes in 2018
  • Upper Providence passes ordinance requiring registration of abandoned property
  • Upper Darby plans tax hike in 2018
  • Media weighs economic development
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Montgomery County

  • Pottstown to advertise land bank ordinance
  • Coalition forms to promote city-suburban rail to King of Prussia
  • Residents oppose Ardmore Target
  • Perkiomen Township voters will decide fate of open space
  • Lower Merion to consider medical marijuana ordinance
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Philadelphia County

  • Over-supply of apartments has city rents trending lower
  • Coalition forms to promote city-suburban rail to King of Prussia
Week of October 16, 2017

General News

  • State announces school tax increase limits for 2018-19
  • Tax reform by the numbers
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Bucks County
  • Tullytown preliminary budget holds taxes at current level
  • Doylestown Township to apply for sewer project loan
  • Potential quarry expansion worries West Rockhill residents
  • Bucks County Board of Elections relocates three polling places
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Chester County
  • Construction set to begin on SteelTown Village in Phoenixville
  • Coatesville’s Iconic Lipkin building razed to usher in new era
  • Riverkeeper protests Bishop Tube development
  • 26 miles of county roads to be resurfaced
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Delaware County

  • Radnor Zoning Hearing Board nixes Villanova University plan for sports dome
  • Changes to Concord Township staff and council announced
  • Middletown sees growth rising from the rubble of Granite Run Mall
  • Moody’s upgrades Haverford’s credit rating
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Montgomery County

  • Hatfield Township approves tax cut for firefighters
  • Lansdale early budget shows deficit
  • Open house planned for Route 309 connector in Souderton
  • Work begins on DeKalb Street townhomes in Norristown
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Philadelphia County

  • Anti-foreclosure bill advances
  • Two tenant-protection bills introduced to council
Week of October 9, 2017

General News

  • Every vote counts — register by Oct. 10
  • NAR supports credit reporting bill
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Bucks County
  • Public sewer, water extension proposed in West Rockhill
  • Walkability debated in Dublin
  • Nockamixon proposed budget holds the line on taxes
  • Northampton to acquire property for proposed police station
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Chester County
  • Sale of 5 area hospitals to Reading Health System is complete
  • Historic Kennett Square hires new economic development director
  • County planners seek input about Chester Valley Trail West project
  • West Chester becomes 2nd PA municipality to commit to clean energy
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Delaware County

  • Springfield continues to debate new high school plans
  • Ridley Park Borough hears complaints about solicitors
  • Media meeting with county on redevelopment plan postponed
  • Radnor commissioners lean toward approval of plans for Willows mansion
  • Eddystone approves new tax assessment for Walmart
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Montgomery County

  • Montgomery Township issues 60-day notice to developer
  • Jenkintown posts residential U&O guidelines
  • Sale of 5 area hospitals to Reading Health System is complete
  • Whitemarsh approves subdivision with historic properties
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Philadelphia County

  • West Philly District plan process continues
  • Street safety plan released
Week of October 2, 2017

General News

  • Realtors® gear up for tax reform battle
  • Costello, Meehan secure $500 million for Northeast Corridor funding
  • Alliance answers common questions about municipal inspections
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Bucks County
  • Council Rock begins redistricting process
  • Lower Bucks YMCA plans Q&A session
  • Nockamixon proposed 2018 budget presented to supervisors
  • County seeks over $850K from casino fees
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Chester County
  • Phoenixville commits to 100% clean energy
  • Chester County offers 2020 Master Planner Program
  • Sewer rates going up 4% in Oxford
  • County Commissioners endorse CWA’s decision not to sell
  • County receives state funding to combat homelessness
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Delaware County

  • Media weighs pros and cons of new county construction
  • Radnor taxpayers likely won’t see tax hike
  • Middletown pressed on pipeline issue
  • Edgmont prepares to rule on country club redevelopment
  • Springfield school board asked to list tax receipts from Morton
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Montgomery County

  • Upper Dublin to buy building in office park
  • East Norriton eyes uncollected business taxes
  • Lower Merion Comprehensive Plan receives award
  • Conshohocken Borough approves sale of Leeland Mansion
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Philadelphia County

  • Philly's tax appeal board meets more, gets ready for 2018 rush
Week of September 25, 2017

General News

  • Standard & Poor’s downgrades Pa. credit rating
  • Homeownership deserves protection in tax reform debate
  • Register now for 2017 SRA Legislative Breakfast Series
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Bucks County
  • Tinicum discusses transient rental and anti-nuisance proposals
  • Senate bill would pay for health study
  • PennEast pipeline applies for Army Corps permits
  • Quakertown Freight House to be leased
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Chester County
  • New middle school recommended for Avon Grove School District
  • Hyatt hotel plan for Kennett Square shot down
  • Birmingham farm preserved
  • Judge rules in East Brandywine shopping center case
  • PennDOT to begin Rt. 422 upgrade
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Delaware County

  • Radnor approves storm water repairs in North Wayne
  • Haverford considers amending regulations for backyard chickens
  • Chester Heights mulls new fine, penalties for residents
  • Haverford municipal building project taking longer than expected
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Montgomery County

  • Norristown to consider amendments to occupancy certificate code
  • New Hanover updates township website
  • PennDOT to begin Rt. 422 upgrade
  • Lower Moreland to host Greens at Huntingdon Valley information sessions
  • Senate bill would pay for health study
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Philadelphia County

  • Commercial landlords sue Philadelphia over reassessments
  • Task force focuses first on state of preservation in Philly
Week of September 18, 2017

General News

  • Congress extends national flood insurance for three months
  • Study: Pa. towns face financial distress, need resources
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Bucks County
  • Yardley Borough approves parking rule changes
  • Lower Makefield manager search begins
  • Upper Bucks tourism gets boost from state grant
  • SEPTA: $36 million Levittown train station project is on track  
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Chester County
  • Kennett Square sells land to library
  • West Chester Borough plans ‘green curb’ extension plan
  • Kennett Township drafts ordinance regulating marijuana facilities
  • UCSD School board to consider sidewalks in East Marlborough
  • Construction begins on project to improve safety on Route 41
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Delaware County

  • Upper Chi aims to boost Route 322 businesses
  • $1 million donation toward Willows mansion renovation announced
  • Havertown plans Skatepark upgrades
  • Wawa withdraws proposal in Ridley, but residents’ concerns remain
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Montgomery County

  • Pottstown’s $2.3M budget gap raises prospect of large tax hike
  • Montgomery County announces 19 bridge projects
  • No 2018 township tax increase anticipated in Lower Merion Township
  • Lower Merion Conservancy releases annual WatchList
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Philadelphia County

  • L&I to add inspectors and satellite office locations
  • City offers ‘Partners for Good Housing’ guidebook
Week of September 11, 2017

General News

  • Call for Action: Tell Congress to reauthorize national flood insurance
  • Area legislators propose Sterling Act changes
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Bucks County
  • Doylestown Borough zoners schedule cell tower meetings
  • Bucks commissioners add $4M to 2017 budget
  • Central Bucks school buildings make the grade
  • Solebury seeks volunteers for HARB 
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Chester County
  • Kennett Square officials put priority on pedestrian safety
  • Oxford Sewer Authority considers revenue options, sale
  • Part of Route 30 Bypass to be widened to 6 lanes
  • Historians: Crebilly Farm was part of Battle of Brandywine
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Delaware County

  • Swarthmore neighbors lose battle with HEADstrong
  • Upper Darby nixes medical marijuana dispensary proposal
  • Marple Newtown settles with StoneMor; cemetery to pay taxes
  • Concord Township adopts sign ordinance changes
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Montgomery County

  • $150M mixed-used project in Upper Dublin has preliminary approval
  • Increased homestead exemption suggested in Montgomery Township
  • Upper Gwynedd to advertise medical marijuana ordinance
  • Lower Merion teachers hire PR firm to help secure raises
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Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia 2035 schedules North District open house
  • Harvey-level damage unlikely in Philadelphia, but intense flooding already occurs
Week of September 4, 2017

General News

  • Call for Action: Tell Congress to reauthorize national flood insurance
  • PA DEP seeks to hire inspectors, add fees
  • Philadelphia suburbs fare better than state average in unemployment
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Bucks County
  • Falls supervisors seek bids on new municipal complex
  • Habitat Bucks to host ‘Safe at Home’ repair clinic Sept. 6
  • Warminster, Navy agree on $1M deal for Shenandoah Woods
  • Lower Makefield partners with Capital Health for health care programming
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Chester County
  • Work continues on Downingtown train station project
  • Chester Water Authority resists sale
  • Sidewalk installation connects Kennett Square, shopping center
  • $2.4M grant will preserve land in Schuylkill Highlands
  • Lawsuit against environmental group dismissed
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Delaware County

  • Chester Water Authority resists sale
  • Ridley School District residents can no longer make payments at bank
  • Marple eyes pollution reductions
  • Middletown picks new firm to study pipeline safety issues
  • Morton pushes Springfield School District on name
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Upper Dublin to consider Human Relations Commission ordinance
  • Planning Commission offers zoning course
  • 162-home project proposed in Franconia
  • $2.4M grant will preserve land in Schuylkill Highlands
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Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia Land Bank gets first full-time director
Week of August 28, 2017

General News

  • Call for Action: Tell Congress to reauthorize national flood insurance
  • Financial strain threatens state troopers’ local patrols
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Bucks County
  • Bucks commissioners support Doylestown Airport expansion
  • PennEast seeking expedited pipeline approval
  • Springfield opts to keep five members on board
  • Website offers information on local farms and vineyards
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Chester County
  • New FEMA floodplain maps are available
  • ‘Pulse’ survey results reveal optimism among local businesses
  • Work on Coatesville Third Avenue Streetscape underway
  • In Exton area, an explosion of building activity
  • Pennsbury hears about Walkable Chadds Ford
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Delaware County

  • Colwyn managing well under Act 47, consultants say
  • Middletown hears of potential pipeline hazards
  • Pennsbury hears about Walkable Chadds Ford
  • Leadership Delaware County still seeking applicants for class of 2018
  • County’s ‘Ribbon of Green’ vision furthered with Darby Creek Trail progress
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Montgomery County

  • Narberth approves final land development plan for Elmwood Church site
  • County moving forward with turnpike corridor improvements
  • Abington and Hatboro YMCAs to merge
  • County appoints commerce director 
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Philadelphia County

  • No permits, no problem: Delinquent developers gaming public land sales
  • Historic preservation will be a Rebuild priority
  • City ‘reserving’ land for developers
Week of August 21, 2017

General News

  • U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, Realtors, charities
  • Pennsylvania law helps home sales close more quickly
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Bucks County
  • Perkasie budget may be impacted by power fee increase
  • Sellersville passes Knox-Box ordinance
  • Doylestown Township approves unpopular sewer project
  • New Britain opposes state bills amending construction codes
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Chester County
  • Tri-county trail plan unveiled
  • Five-acre parcel sold at Exton Square Mall
  • Kennett Square officials planning to sell land to Kennett Library
  • Residents getting tiered trash collection
  • West Whiteland makes changes to zoning
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Delaware County

  • Edgmont moves forward on land-development project
  • Realtors paint and sand at Lansdowne Landing
  • Aston, Parkside back independent CWA
  • Radnor and Haverford to draft joint comprehensive plan
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Montgomery County

  • Hatfield Township seeks feedback on Clemens Park plans
  • Tri-county trail plan unveiled
  • Conshohocken conducting borough-wide survey
  • Six-story Suburban Square building approval delayed 
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Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia’s ‘profitability penalty’
  • In Callowhill, a race to claim the last undeveloped scrap of Center City
  • Drone footage shows the Rail Park progress
Week of August 14, 2017

General News

  • Pennsylvania AG forming a Consumer Financial Protection Unit
  • NAR Supports SBA cyber security bill
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Bucks County
  • Tinicum discusses long-term solution to short-term rental issue
  • Makeover and docks bring new life to Bristol Borough
  • Tullytown continues annual rebate checks for residents
  • Chalfont approves LERTA designation
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Chester County
  • Chester County releases 2016 Housing Report
  • Chesco Conservation District gets $300,000 in funding
  • Chester County municipalities receive PECO Green Region grants
  • Kennett Township purchases 63 acres of open space
  • Second phase of Strode’s Barn restoration completed
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Delaware County

  • Feedback requested for Aldan, Ridley Park, Clifton Heights and Glenolden
  • Chadds Ford area residents petition for traffic changes at planned shopping center
  • Delaware County municipalities receive PECO Green Region grants
  • Chester Heights to consider changes to property maintenance requirements
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Montgomery County

  • Cheltenham sewer replacement project underway
  • Final cleanup plan issued for BoRit site
  • Norristown launches economic development website
  • Collegeville Borough Council has vacancy
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Philadelphia County

  • City tax appeals delayed by BRT vacation
  • Apartment rental rates climb in Philadelphia, drop nationwide
  • Navy Yard to house first Pa. community solar project
Week of August 7, 2017

General News

  • CFPB issues clarification on ‘third parties’
  • NAR opposes FHA flood regulation
  • Delaware Realtors: Transfer tax hike will hurt state’s economy
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Bucks County
  • Penndel Borough to consider sewer lateral inspection ordinance
  • Work continues to rid Bristol Township of vacant homes
  • Chalfont proposing LERTA designation
  • Water contamination resources for Bucks, Montgomery counties
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Chester County
  • Chester County ranks 8th in nationwide digital innovation
  • Enrollment open for Westtown/East Goshen citizen’s police academy
  • Crebilly hearing centers on traffic concerns
  • Chester County offers pipeline information center
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Delaware County

  • Feedback requested for Aldan, Ridley Park, Clifton Heights and Glenolden
  • Montco, Delco Habitat for Humanity chapters merge
  • Media eyes B & B rules and medical marijuana sites
  • Marcus Hook to change residential parking permit requirements
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Montgomery County

  • Limerick ordinance would amend zoning regulations
  • Lansdale officials seek website feedback
  • Water contamination resources for Bucks, Montgomery counties
  • Montco, Delco Habitat for Humanity chapters merge
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Philadelphia County

  • Roxborough named a Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia
  • New task force aims to preserve history as city grows
Week of July 31, 2017

General News

  • State Supreme Court assessment appeal ruling could herald major changes
  • Realtors®, House Financial Services Committee reach agreement to advance key flood insurance legislation
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Bucks County
  • Transient rental business discussed in Tinicum
  • Perkasie rezoning for revitalization
  • Warminster considers municipal complex
  • Solebury fills supervisor vacancy
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Chester County
  • Milne: Repurpose Bishop Tube site
  • Chester Water Authority weighs options for the future
  • Gerrymandering continues to be a topic of discussion in Chester County
  • Officials consider selling borough land for new Kennett Library
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Delaware County

  • Feedback requested for Aldan, Ridley Park, Clifton Heights and Glenolden
  • Appeals court tosses developer’s $8M claim against Marple Township
  • Eddystone pushes completion of Circuit Trails by 2025
  • Chester Water Authority weighs options for the future
  • Sharon Hill files discriminatory-lending lawsuit in federal court
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Norristown debuts ‘Building Connections’ newsletter for landlords
  • Huge Lower Pottsgrove development wins preliminary approval
  • Lower Merion adopts new noise ordinance
  • Upper Gwynedd rejects Wawa plans
  • Norristown Municipal Council announces summer listening tour
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Philadelphia County

  • Amid gentrification fear, 33 new affordable homes coming to Point Breeze
  • City offers to end use of forfeiture funds for law enforcement
Week of July 24, 2017

General News

  • NAR comments on FHFA "Duty to Serve" rule
  • Lawmakers want to beef up protections for pipeline neighbors
  • New tool illustrates active water projects in PA
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Bucks County
  • Sewer ordinance would cost Doylestown homeowners $32k
  • Richland adds ballot question for more supervisors
  • Medical cannabis dispensary to open in Sellersville
  • Commissioners approve funds for farm preservation
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Chester County
  • Sunoco will connect homes to public water
  • Phoenixville Council cuts tax abatement short
  • Coatesville Gateway Project: ‘When we build it, others will follow’
  • New report identifies Chester County’s main employers
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Delaware County

  • Marple investor's proposed retirement community stirs controversy
  • Springfield rejects zoning change for car dealership
  • New study identifies main Delco employers
  • Concord planners to review proposed development
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Montgomery County

  • Sora West project in Conshohocken receives zoning approval
  • Towamencin reviews ways to announce curb upgrades
  • Community Connections offers one-stop resource for Montco residents
  • Lower Merion boards recommend approval of hotels at Pencoyd Iron Works site
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • PICA approves city's five-year plan, warns of insufficient savings 
Week of July 17, 2017

General News

  • CFPB final rule clear on ability to share closing disclosures
  • Medical marijuana and real estate
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Bucks County
  • Doylestown Township to consider extension of sanitary sewer lines
  • Reminder: Sewer easement inspections and certification required at resale for Levittown homes
  • Council Rock looks to close Rolling Hills Elementary School
  • Bristol Borough opens long-awaited municipal pier and dock
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County FEMA open house
  • Coatesville struggles to maintain public pools
  • Kennett Square civic center plan scrapped; library to build own building
  • East Goshen losing its reservoir
    more»

Delaware County

  • Millbourne Borough looks to bring U&O inspections into compliance with MCOCA
  • Morton councilman suggests new name: Springfield-Morton School District
  • Concord lawsuit could include Chadds Ford
  • Haverford updates fee structure
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Commissioners move Norristown traffic project forward
  • Floodproofing workshops held in Ambler
  • County planners conduct bicycling survey
  • Norristown to consider new rules for group and institutional homes
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia reorganizes development-related agencies into single Department of Planning and Development
  • Substandard rentals persist in Philadelphia 
Week of July 10, 2017

General News

  • NAR submits statement on housing finance reform
  • NAR joins coalition to preserve net neutrality
  • Philadelphia area schools highly ranked in STEM education
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Bucks County
  • Bristol Township School District approves budget with tax increase
  • Morrisville School District raises taxes, restores full-day kindergarten
  • Springfield considers changes to Act 537 requirements
  • Centennial School District hikes taxes
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County unveils Ceremonial Deed Program
  • Extension route of Chester Valley Trail revealed
  • Kennett Square and Kennett Township to partner on economic development
  • North Coventry Township to amend regulations for signs and temporary signs
    more»

Delaware County

  • New Marple Newtown school budget cuts tax rate
  • Walkable Chadds Ford enters fundraising phase
  • Taxes go up, but sports, activities are saved in William Penn budget
  • Millbourne to consider a sewer connection and lateral maintenance ordinance
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Taxes up 4.33 percent in Norristown Area School District
  • Hatboro-Horsham budget includes tax increase
  • Upper Moreland School District passes budget with tax increase
  • Slight tax increase in Abington School District
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Philadelphia County

  • Mayor releases plan to fight lead poisoning
  • Philadelphia sets aside $500k to help renters fight eviction
Week of July 3, 2017

General News

  • Invite the Alliance to speak at your office
  • Realtors highlight flood insurances concerns
  • SRA office holiday hours for July 4
    more»
Bucks County
  • Penndel to consider sewer lateral inspection ordinance on July 3
  • Taxes steady in Pennridge School District
  • Solebury Township supervisor vacancy
  • Doylestown Borough accepting stewardship award nominations
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester Borough sees ‘remarkable’ growth
  • Court ruling sets back Kardon Park development
  • Plans reintroduced for Mosteller Building in West Chester
  • Planner: Crebilly development a net gain
    more»

Delaware County

  • Realtors® placemaking grant supports Lansdowne Landing
  • Chester residents seek solutions to environmental woes
  • Interboro hikes taxes 3.2 percent, furloughs special education positions
  • Final Springfield budget hikes taxes 2.5 percent
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Franconia plans for public sewers in Morwood
  • Montco homelessness drops
  • Lower Pottsgrove to consider sanitary sewage holding tank ordinance
  • Lansdale interactive map shows projects in progress
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • On deadline, Philly City Council reaches consensus on Rebuild
  • Council bill would mandate affordable units in every development
Week of June 26, 2017

General News

  • National flood insurance is critical to PA
  • Suburban Realtors Alliance is moving to new office
    more»
Bucks County
  • County commissioners award open space grants
  • Council Rock school board will fill vacancy
  • Richland Township moves ahead with park
  • Bedminster Municipal Authority has moved
    more»
Chester County
  • Chester County recognizes value of homeownership
  • Parkesburg Borough adopts point of sale inspections
  • Penn Township to impose impact fees
  • West Goshen supervisors could limit public comment at meetings
  • WalkWorks ChesCo aims for a billion steps
    more»

Delaware County

  • Hotel marks new era in Chester
  • Taxes going up 3 percent in Wallingford-Swarthmore
  • Marple Township gives approval for urgent care facility
  • Chichester budget raises taxes
    more»

Montgomery County

  • North Penn budget includes 2 percent tax increase
  • Litigation holds up seminary sale in Lower Merion
  • Pottstown to consider allowing fire pits
  • Methacton School District conducts community survey
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Council hears fears of ‘middle’ neighborhoods’ decline
  • Water department launches low-income assistance program
Week of June 19, 2017

General News

  • PA House passes HB 863
  • Suburban Realtors Alliance is moving to new office
  • PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program deadline extended 
    more»
Bucks County
  • Pennsbury approves final budget
  • Plumstead proposes Knox Box ordinance
  • Tax increase proposed for New Hope-Solebury School District
  • Upper Southampton Municipal Authority to start meter-based sewer billing  
    more»
Chester County
  • Parkesburg poised to adopt point of sale inspections
  • East Whiteland residents pack meeting to oppose Bishop Tube plan
  • Chester County’s Landscapes3 survey open through June
  • East Marlborough Supervisors adopt resolution to end gerrymandering
    more»

Delaware County

  • Storm water management plan unveiled for Chester
  • Upper Darby School District adds $71k to facilities study
  • Backyard chicken ordinance discussion continues in Radnor
  • Millbourne Borough to regulate marijuana operations
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion School District to announce tax hike while legal woes continue
  • Taxes rise in Wissahickon School District
  • Worcester to consider bamboo ordinance
  • Narberth to consider creation of Human Relations Commission
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Some commercial reassessments don't add up
  • City Council postpones Rebuild vote
Week of June 12, 2017

General News

  • Impact of tax reform options on owner-occupied housing
  • Suburban Realtors Alliance is moving to new office 
    more»
Bucks County
  • Taxes increase in Quakertown Community School District
  • NJDEP turns down PennEast pipeline application
  • Lower Makefield supervisors approve scaled-back athletic complex
  • Bristol Borough celebrates Deluxe makeover 
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett Square officials agree to partner with library, but deal remains uncertain
  • Chester County Commissioners reject state budget bill
  • PennDOT holds meeting on Route 30 project
  • Sunoco responds to residents’ concerns
  • Chester County’s Landscapes3 survey open through June
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester downtown is slowly reviving, but its waterfront is dormant
  • Radnor planners table Lancaster Avenue office building discussion
  • Upper Darby school board OK’s proposed budget, tax hike
  • Sunoco responds to residents’ concerns
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Commissioners move on $6M in grants
  • West Norriton to repeal triennial inspection requirement for residential rentals
  • Neighbors share concern over vacant Towamencin home
  • North Wales to consider amendments to animal ordinance
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Residences replacing retailers
  • Old City District publishes design guide
Week of June 5, 2017

General News

  • House releases flood insurance bill
  • PA Supreme Court limits law on forfeitures
  • Suburban Realtors Alliance is moving to new office
    more»
Bucks County
  • Development proposed in Hilltown
  • Doylestown Borough Planning Commission vacancy
  • No tax hike proposed for Central Bucks
  • Bucks and Montgomery county water contamination resources 
    more»
Chester County
  • Rep. Lewis secures $2.1 million grant for Coatesville revitalization
  • Oxford Area Sewer Authority considering sale
  • WCASD Board boosts taxes
  • Crebilly talk turns to traffic
    more»

Delaware County

  • Ridley Township Marina set for grand opening
  • Aston faces future with Mariner 2 pipeline
  • Planners OK development of Edgmont Country Club
  • Interboro OKs budget plan with 3.4 % tax increase
  • WCASD board boosts taxes
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Whitemarsh supervisors OK development plan
  • Pottstown Borough Authority water bills will increase
  • Pottsgrove School District adopts preliminary budget
  • Bucks and Montgomery county water contamination resources
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly falls from fifth to sixth in city population
  • Council considering bills to cut taxes on affordable housing
Week of May 29, 2017

General News

  • Letter to the Editor: Is Mortgage-Interest Deduction the Best Way?
  • PA Realtors® recognized for lifetime RPAC investments
  • Alliance office closed May 29
    more»
Bucks County
  • Centennial eyes 3.09 percent tax increase
  • New Britain Township to consider zoning changes
  • No tax increase proposed in Pennridge
  • Council Rock mulls elementary closure choices
    more»
Chester County
  • Grants available for farmland preservation
  • Taxes up 1 percent for Oxford schools
  • Chester Water Authority board rejects $250M offer from Aqua
  • Housing Partnership of Chester County gets $100K in funding
  • No tax hike proposed in Spring-Ford
    more»

Delaware County

  • First State National Historical Park poised to expand
  • Chester Water Authority board rejects $250M offer from Aqua
  • Rose Tree Media’s new budget raises taxes almost 3 percent
  • Haverford schools budget hikes taxes 2.5 percent
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Proposed building projects advance in Norristown
  • Lower Merion revisits recreation space ordinance
  • ‘Conversations with Commissioners’ town hall meetings scheduled
  • No tax hike proposed in Spring-Ford
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Council proposal would allow property tax debt deferral
  • Development boom results in loss of public parking
    more»
Week of May 22, 2017

General News

  • Flood Insurance, Tax Reform Top Issues as Realtors® Head to Washington
  • Impact of Tax Reform Options on Home Ownership
    more»
Bucks County
  • Doylestown plans zoning hearing for antenna system
  • Northampton supervisors approve sale of former Mill Race Inn
  • Chalfont to consider LERTA zone
  • East Rockhill debuts new website
    more»
Chester County
  • Public survey offered for Landscapes3
  • BID official: ‘We’re a team that makes West Chester great’
  • London Grove seeks applicants for vacant Supervisor position
  • Downingtown School Board approves $216M budget
    more»

Delaware County

  • Repairs begin at Media dam site
  • Brookhaven adopts soliciting ordinance
  • Tax increase proposed for Upper Darby school budget
  • Marple votes to regulate medical marijuana facilities
  • Haverford OKs zoning for medical marijuana facilities
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Proposed Hatboro-Horsham school budget raises taxes
  • Habitat, Genesis purchase properties at county tax sale
  • No tax increase proposed for Pottstown schools
  • Vacancy posted for Lower Merion Planning Commission
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Reminder: Philadelphia lead paint disclosure
  • Voters approve charter changes
    more»
Week of May 15, 2017

General News

  • The importance of the REALTOR vote on Primary Election Day
  • Reminder: Schedule inspections in a timely manner
  • Alliance board member appointed to state Real Estate Commission
    more»
Bucks County
  • Warrington approves 49 homes off West Street Road
  • Central Bucks sells Plumstead property
  • Dublin approves zoning, development ordinances
  • New Britain Township to consider zoning changes
    more»
Chester County
  • Chesco commissioners approve $11M for open space
  • Tax increase planned in Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
  • 410 apartments planned for Exton’s Ashbridge House site
  • Residents pack East Goshen meeting to discuss pipeline
  • Avon Grove preliminary budget includes 2.5 percent tax hike
    more»

Delaware County

  • Deal reached to save Beaver Valley
  • Tax increase planned in Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
  • Ridley schools maintain tax rate in preliminary budget
  • Pipeline neighbors sue Sunoco Logistics
  • Marple OKs plan for updates to Veterans Memorial Park
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Tax increase proposed in North Penn
  • Plans for factory site unveiled in Pottstown
  • Montco commissioners announce $1M in grants
  • Construction begins on new portion of Schuylkill River Trail
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • One Riverside condominium project opens
  • Little-known ordinance worries city business owners
Week of May 8, 2017

General News

  • Reminder: Schedule inspections in a timely manner
  • Subscribe to NAR mobile alerts
  • Pennsylvania facing $1 billion budget shortfall
    more»
Bucks County
  • Quakertown consolidating to save money
  • Riegelsville revises building permit fee schedule
  • West Rockhill backs regional trail plan
  • Nockamixon vigilant on alternate pipeline route
    more»
Chester County
  • East Bradford plans public hearing regarding pre-sale sewer inspections
  • West Chester wins ‘Main Street’ award
  • Oxford School Board Proposes 1 percent tax hike
  • Campaign begins for new community center in Kennett Square
    more»

Delaware County

  • Marple Newtown school board plans stadium improvements, no tax increase
  • Work begins on bike, pedestrian upgrades in Paoli
  • Auditors give good marks to Ridley Park finances
  • Upper Darby approves cannabis dispensary location
    more»

Montgomery County

  • 158-unit apartment complex proposed for Ardmore
  • Cheltenham public workshop to review zoning ordinance comments
  • Towamencin mulls chicken rules
  • Pottstown School Board selects superintendent
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia housing market is hot, but only in certain areas
Week of May 1, 2017

General News

  • May is Realtor Advocacy Month
  • ‘Dry Town’ laws are on primary ballots in East Goshen, Swarthmore
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bucks commissioners award open space grants
  • Upper Southampton to define bamboo, sump pump discharge as nuisances
  • Perkasie fills council vacancy
  • Bucks polling places change
    more»
Chester County
  • Work begins on Parkesburg train station upgrades
  • Open house planned for Phoenixville parking study
  • Parents worry about school-adjacent pipeline
    more»

Delaware County

  • East Lansdowne to adopt 2012 IMPC
  • Ruling on Nether Providence group home expected in May
  • Door-to-door solicitation rules considered in Brookhaven
  • Rose Tree Media’s proposed budget raises taxes almost 3 percent
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Montco housing market hits 9-year high
  • Home buyer/seller facing fraud charges in Norristown
  • Lower Merion School District eyes 2.99 percent tax increase
  • Lower Moreland to consider key boxes, recreational fires
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Some fear Rebuild plan would privatize city sites
Week of April 24, 2017

General News

  • VA reconsiders limits on fees
  • Private flood insurance providers flow into in Pennsylvania 
    more»
Bucks County
  • Sellersville focused on downtown revitalization
  • Bristol Borough developer ordered to return deposits
  • Perkasie approves plan for airport development
  • Tinicum Township to amend zoning ordinance   
    more»
Chester County
  • Council taps Norley as new mayor
  • Pipeline talk gets heated in East Goshen
  • Mixed reception for Oxford parking garage, office plan
    more»

Delaware County

  • Middletown picks new firm to study pipeline risks
  • No change yet in Chadds Ford sign law
  • Blackburn appointed Aldan mayor
  • Wawa picks considers new location despite relocation of nursery
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Plymouth council tables LGBTQ protection ordinance
  • Pottstown’s Beech Street Factory apartments almost ready for big reveal
  • Big plans for 11-acre waterfront parcel in Bala Cynwyd
  • Lower Merion officials discuss Cynwyd trail expansion
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City scrutinizes tax exemptions for nonprofits
  • DiCicco named head of Philly zoning board
Week of April 17, 2017

General News

  • PACE reform bills introduced
  • NAR testifies on VA appraisals
  • Register to vote by April 17 deadline
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bucks commissioners call for more scrutiny on alternate PennEast route
  • Palisades weighs options
  • Warrington to vote on housing development
  • Plumstead eyes Mountainside Inn property  
    more»
Chester County
  • Pedestrian trail project stalled by railroad tracks in Kennett
  • Developers’ interest in Kennett Square at all-time high
  • Developer envisions townhouses on polluted East Whiteland site
  • Moody’s gives West Chester Area School District top bond rating
    more»

Delaware County

  • Pipeline neighbors want strict code compliance in Middletown
  • Volunteers invited to Keep Lansdowne Beautiful Day
  • Natural gas facility on riverfront sparks concerns
  • Pipeline neighbors want strict code compliance in Middletown
  • Upper Darby schools consider capital project priorities
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Upper Moreland YMCA project gets conditional use approval
  • Upper Pottsgrove to consider animal nuisance ordinance
  • Norristown trail link moves ahead
  • Norristown 3rd District Town Hall meeting slated for April 20
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Pew Report: Philadelphia 2017 - The State of the City
  • Developer selected for Chinatown block
    more»
Week of April 10, 2017

General News

  • PAR Day on the Hill
  • Register to vote by April 17 deadline
  • Latest census data shows Pa. losing residents
    more»
Bucks County
  • Developer seeks variances for Reading Avenue site in Yardley
  • West Rockhill buys 137 acres
  • New Britain considers shade tree commission, bamboo regulation
  • Village of Newtown Shopping center poised for makeover
    more»
Chester County
  • Toll Brothers lays out Crebilly Farm development plans
  • West Chester schools request $645k from Toll Brothers
  • Phoenixville apartments to be upgraded by new owner
  • Newlin Township considers anti-gerrymandering legislation
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco reassessment ruling could spread to neighboring counties
  • Study: Controversial pipelines would boost state economy by billions
  • Delaware County named top growth market for rentals
  • Radnor commissioners write letter opposing cell towers
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lawsuit challenges Pottstown rental inspections
  • Ambler Borough passes anti-gerrymandering resolution
  • Upper Merion Seeks Input for 2040 Comprehensive Plan
  • Montgomery Township trail route unveiled
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Commercial reassessment will bring $118M in new tax revenue
  • New 197th District representative sworn in
    more»
Week of April 3, 2017

General News

  • Register to vote by April 17 deadline
  • EGRPRA Report to Congress
    more»
Bucks County
  • Reminder: Sewer easement inspections and certification required at resale for Levittown homes
  • Quakertown school board considers closures and layoffs
  • Upper Makefield updates recycling ordinance
  • Hilltown drafts ordinance regulating marijuana businesses
    more»
Chester County
  • Phoenixville Council OKs affordable housing
  • Oxford competing for ‘America’s Main Street’
  • Chester County population growth set to pick up
  • Low-cost senior housing may be coming to Kennett Square
    more»

Delaware County

  • Judge orders countywide reassessment
  • Springfield to unveil latest plans for new high school
  • Programs, not taxes, on the mind of RTM residents
  • County Commerce Director named ‘economic developer of the year’

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion homeowners ordered to undo unpermitted work to property
  • Pottstown police and code departments team up
  • Cheltenham posts sewer evaluation FAQs
  • Village at Valley Forge & King of Prussia Town Center named ‘Project of the Year’
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Manayunk in uproar over St. Mary's development
  • Planning Commission supports West Poplar zoning changes
    more»
Week of March 27, 2017

General News

  • NAR urges Mnuchin to protect MID
  • Trump Administration releases budget
    more»
Bucks County
  • St. Luke’s proposes 80-bed hospital in Milford
  • Upper Southampton to consider backflow/cross connection prevention ordinance
  • Perkasie seeking applicants for council vacancy
  • Warminster zoning board grants variances for seven-home plan
    more»
Chester County
  • Anti-bias ordinance adopted in Phoenixville
  • Downingtown Main Street Association leads the borough’s revitalization efforts
  • Area officials taking pipeline issue to state level
  • Kennett officials take action to advance trails plan
    more»

Delaware County

  • Big budget gap still looms in Upper Darby after update
  • Delaware County Economic Development Plan to be considered for adoption
  • Delta reaffirms commitment to Monroe Energy refinery
  • Aston OKs second medical marijuana growing application
  • ‘Cherry Blossom Lane’ proposed for Marple development

Montgomery County

  • New procedure for Lower Frederick use and occupancy
  • County campus redevelopment project moves forward
  • 2016 MCPC Annual Report
  • Upper Merion supervisors OK elementary school development plan
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philly's Civic Engagement Academy expanding to meet booming demand
  • Seven proposed medical-marijuana sites across Philadelphia get zoning approval
  • Philly rents finally starting to fall, reports find
    more»
Week of March 20, 2017

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

  • Council targets commercial transfer tax loopholes

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