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Stay up to date on current News & Issues.

General News
Infrastructure reform among 2019 NAR policy priorities

Bucks County
Warminster tax hike must be approved by court

Chester County
Landscapes3 adopted by Chester County Commissioners

Delaware County
Cost of new middle school in Clifton Heights to be evaluated

Montgomery County
Norristown budget includes $1.8M deficit

Philadelphia County
City council downsizes new protections for renters in ‘Good Cause’ bill
 

 



 

News Archives

Week of December 3, 2018

General News

  • NAR highlights federal priorities
  • Homeowners down the shore stand to lose millions from sea level rise
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Delaware County

  • Tax hike looms in Eddystone
  • Radnor rejects stormwater management project
  • Springfield commissioners hold the line on taxes
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Chester County
  • Solar panel fight ends in triumph for Chester County homeowner
  • Task force confident Phoenixville passenger rail will happen
  • Phoenixville releases draft budget
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?’
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Delaware County

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

  • Rep. Davis: Provide property tax through sports betting revenue
  • PUC rejects Texas firm’s request to reverse Laurel Pipeline flow
  • Take Action: Flood insurance affects your business
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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
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester Water Authority, city continue talks
  • Delco council spars over $2.1M no-bid deal for 911 services
  • Holy Cross nixes Springfield school bus deal
  • Couple says fence was approved by Radnor before citations
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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
    more»
Chester County
  • Coatesville Area School Board passes budget with 5.27% tax hike
  • West Nantmeal set to adopt use and occupancy ordinance
  • UCF passes budget with tax increase
  • Officials receive spotted lanternfly update from USDA
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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
    more»

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
    more»

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

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

General News

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

Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

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

Philadelphia County

  • Realtors association mailer attacks Kenney's budget plan
  • With $24M parking lot deal, Goldenberg Group mulls Market East development
    more»
Week of June 18, 2018

General News

  • Census data show how towns are changing in the region
  • PA Senate recognizes June as Homeownership Month
    more»
Bucks County
  • FAA accepts Trenton-Mercer Airport master plan
  • State Rep. Helen Tai to open Wrightstown service office
  • Moody’s awards positive rating to Bristol Township debt
  • Falls Township sewage facilities plan open for public comment
    more»
Chester County
  • $90k state grant will help combat mushroom fly infestation
  • Interactive map highlights projects in Coatesville
  • East Marlborough officials debate controversial development plan
  • Area townships to continue Citizen Education Program
    more»

Delaware County

  • Middletown to Pa.: Stop pipeline construction
  • Springfield planners consider medical office building off State Road
  • Aldan Council opposes EIT
  • Delaware County school districts spending more on kids
  • Swarthmore endorses financial agreement between college and authority
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion School District to purchase Islamic Foundation site for new school
  • New $67M apartment complex in East Norriton
  • Tax increase in Wissahickon School District
  • House Bill 2468 introduced to limit use of eminent domain
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Rebuild legislation passes city council
  • PennDOT, Wolf announce plans to ease I-76 traffic
  • Philadelphia railroad ruins transformed into elevated park
    more»
Week of June 11, 2018

General News

  • How pipeline work is affecting real estate in Chester and Delaware counties 
  • Study: Local newspapers save municipalities money
    more»
Bucks County
  • Nockamixon to consider groundwater ordinance
  • Centennial School District proposed budget will increase taxes
  • New Britain to adopt new door-to-door and transient retail solicitation ordinance
  • Neshaminy School Board rejects charter school
    more»
Chester County
  • CASD tables final vote on 2018-2019 budget
  • West Chester School Board passes budget with 2.8 percent tax hike
  • $850K grant awarded to Chester County airport
  • Oxford Area School Board passes budget
    more»

Delaware County

  • Developers unveil plans for Drexeline Town Center
  • Economic roundtable included chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Radnor eyes cleanup services for Wayne business district
  • West Chester School Board passes budget with 2.8 percent tax hike
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Hatboro extends discrimination protections
  • Spring-Ford budget to increase taxes 2.35%
  • Hatboro-Horsham school budget hikes taxes
  • Cheltenham sells sewer system
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Council comes up with a city budget that won't increase Philly property taxes
  • Philly congressmen seek federal help to fix 'unconscionable' condition of city schools
  • North Philly station project backers should chase public cash and team with Temple, study says
    more»
Week of June 4, 2018

General News

  • PUC sets public hearings for PECO rate hike request
  • Pennsylvania American Water updates online infrastructure map
    more»
Bucks County
  • Residents and lawmakers question proposed housing on former landfill
  • Dublin residents must pay for curb repairs
  • Palisades budget calls for slight tax increase
  • Middletown at the Mall returns
    more»
Chester County
  • Residents seek full remediation of Bishop Tube site
  • County acquires land for Struble Trail expansion
  • Owen J. Roberts will raise taxes 2.4%
  • Sunoco pipeline operation and construction halted again
  • Phoenixville Area School District budget will raise taxes 3.18%
    more»

Delaware County

  • Consultants advise selling Chester Water Authority
  • Partisan deadlock kills Delco’s pipeline risk study
  • Radnor commissioners approve Penn Medicine plan
  • County controller’s office sets up new fraud hotline
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Abington to amend vacant property registration ordinance
  • Tax increase planned in Upper Dublin School District
  • Open house scheduled for 'Upper Merion 2040'
  • Owen J. Roberts will raise taxes 2.4%
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Changes to Philly construction tax break under review
  • City council tweaks bill requiring developers to provide more parking in Philly neighborhoods
    more»
Week of May 28, 2018

General News

  • Pa. may soon have to provide more equitable funding for schools
  • Industrial development ramps up in region
  • Municipal database receives software update
  • SRA offices closed on Memorial Day
    more»
Bucks County
  • Application materials resubmitted for Falls waste treatment facility
  • EPA study gets attention from Congress
  • Hilltown approves Orchard Road homes
  • Solebury Township posts supervisor vacancy
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester eyes Earned Income Tax hike
  • West Brandywine comes out against proposed CASD tax hike
  • Kennett Square’s western edge flourishing
  • Kennett Township officials eye formal role for environmental council
    more»

Delaware County

  • Public meeting scheduled for tax reassessment initiative
  • Open house, open opinions on Don Guanella site proposal
  • Ridley schools see increases in taxes and spending
  • Radnor Board approves 10-year lease for Willows mansion
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Fight over Stoneleigh Garden continues
  • Tax hike planned for Pottstown School District
  • EPA study gets attention from Congress
  • North Penn budget advances with tax increase
  • Revitalization accelerating in Upper Moreland
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City council advances tax bills, including real estate transfer tax hike
  • Bill would protect neighborhood groups from lawsuit-happy developers
  • Plan to stop water shut-offs sputters as rate hike looms
    more»
Week of May 21, 2018

General News

  • Governor Wolf signs Act 18 of 2018
  • Tax breaks could pressure some Philly suburbs to cut taxes, too
    more»
Bucks County
  • Tai wins 178th District special election
  • Forgotten Tullytown landfill eyed for homes
  • Habitat for Humanity Bucks County presents ‘Safe at Home’ workshop
  • East Rockhill seeks court injunction on quarry
    more»
Chester County
  • DASD approves preliminary budget
  • Chester County tax payers hit with lower hike under UCFSD proposed budget
  • Phoenixville Borough names task force to study rail service
  • City and state officials tour development projects in Coatesville
    more»

Delaware County

  • Country club sues Media over rezoning proposal
  • Collection firm brings in back taxes for Chester
  • New time, venue for meeting on future of Don Guanella site
  • New hotel ready to open in Marple
  • Taxes to rise in Upper Darby schools proposed budget
  • UCFSD proposed budget calls for steep tax hike in Delaware County
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown eyes changes to fire code, removes sprinkler provision
  • Jenkintown 2035 Comprehensive Plan enters adoption phase
  • Conshohocken public hearing for comprehensive plan update
  • Pottstown posts borough council vacancy
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Proposed fire code upgrade could affect all rental properties
  • L&I ‘bundles’ violations for owners with multiple properties
    more»
Week of May 14, 2018

General News

  • SBA extends term of real estate loan program
  • Inequities continue in state education funding
  • Primary election day is Tuesday, May 15
    more»
Bucks County
  • Preservation proposed in Tinicum
  • Plumstead posts supervisor vacancy
  • New superintendent named in Pennridge
  • $1 million grant awarded to Solebury park
    more»
Chester County
  • Pennsylvania American Water purchases Sadsbury sewer system
  • East Whiteland plans Route 30 revitalization
  • East Fallowfield’s new manager optimistic about grant funding
  • Oxford schedules hearings on sidewalk maintenance, land acquisition
    more»

Delaware County

  • Residents fight to save Earle’s Lake in Radnor and Newtown
  • Three Delco employers make Forbes magazine Top 500 list
  • Lawsuit against Chester Stormwater Authority rejected
  • Penn-Delco looks to hire armed security officer
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Norristown releases 2017 annual report
  • Lower Merion School District eyes four properties for middle school
  • Norristown Area School District superintendent to retire
  • Pottsgrove School District budget calls for 1% tax increase
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Building group says ‘unpredictable’ property tax assessments threaten development
  • L&I commissioner proposes controversial solution to housing crisis
    more»
Week of May 7, 2018

General News

  • Realtors® visit Harrisburg in support of House Bill 1981
  • Fair Housing Alliance releases trends report
  • Consumer interest trends toward sustainability, say Realtors®
    more»
Bucks County
  • Legal battle over Rockhill Quarry intensifies
  • Shakeup in the Pennridge school board
  • Bensalem School District conducts resident survey
  • East Rockhill to create new comprehensive plan
    more»
Chester County
  • Avon Grove will build a new high school
  • Phoenixville to sponsor feasibility study for passenger rail line to Philly
  • West Chester School Board eyes tax hike
  • Coatesville school district set to pass 8.4% tax hike
  • State Sen. Dinniman files legal complaint against pipeline
    more»

Delaware County

  • Marple Newtown considers tax hike
  • New middle school under consideration in Upper Darby
  • Chester Upland posts two board vacancies
  • State Sen. Dinniman files legal complaint against pipeline
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion School District proposes 2.4% tax increase
  • Lansdale posts council vacancy
  • Souderton Area School District proposes tax hike
  • Hatboro-Horsham works to decrease budget gap
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia neighborhoods named ‘greenest’
  • Bill requiring independent appraisals on city real estate deals likely to pass
    more»
Week of April 30, 2018

General News

  • Report: Housing affordability down from a year ago
  • HUD secretary says rents should go up in federally subsidized housing
    more»
Bucks County
  • Long-awaited Yardley sidewalk project to begin
  • Doylestown awards bids for Pebble Ridge sewer extension
  • Curb repairs debated in Dublin
  • Bucks County public transportation map
    more»
Chester County
  • Real estate transfer tax funds $766k in affordable housing grants
  • Sewer line’s proposed path into Maryland nixed by Rising Sun
  • DEP hearing on Mariner East 2 scheduled for April 30
  • East Caln considers ordinance regarding on-lot sewage
    more»

Delaware County

  • Ridley Park Borough manager pick stirs controversy
  • Clifton Heights increases fees for permits and licenses
  • Concord considers 254-townhouse development proposal
  • Radnor Planning Commission recommends approval of Penn Medicine project
  • DEP hearing on Mariner East 2 scheduled for April 30
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Montco housing market surges
  • Lower Providence supervisors to host open house
  • Norristown Area School District reconsiders preliminary budget
  • Upper Merion supervisor resigns
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Housing and shops proposed at Frankford Chocolate Factory site
  • Appeals court rules city is not immune to adverse possession law
    more»
Week of April 23, 2018

General News

  • Region could face apartment glut
  • No bidders for state’s sixth casino license
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bucks County Board of Elections relocates polls in three districts
  • Richland Township to notify quarry of potential road impact
  • Sellersville officials broaden zoning uses at planned business campus
  • Lower Makefield opens new community center
    more»
Chester County
  • Valley Township considers allowing zoning for casinos
  • Kennett school district may hike taxes by 2.27 percent
  • County preserved 4,240 acres of open space in 2017
  • New Garden considers tax incentives for volunteers
    more»

Delaware County

  • Developers to present plans for Don Guanella site in Marple
  • Springfield updates community on new high school plans
  • County Council continues road show in Radnor
  • Middletown development loses 14 lots to Sunoco pipeline
    more»

Montgomery County

  • ‘Conversations with the Commissioners’ 2018 Series dates announced
  • Pottstown School District facing $1.7 million shortfall
  • Bridgeport to consider anti-discrimination ordinance
  • Cheltenham posts information regarding potential sewer system sale
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City council announces affordable housing bills
  • Philadelphia Water Department proposes rate hike
    more»
Week of April 16, 2018

General News

  • Rail stations boost home value in suburbs, Septa says
  • April 16 is last day to register for primary election
    more»
Bucks County
  • Yardley adopts anti-discrimination ordinance
  • Central Bucks talks 2018-19 budget
  • Canal townhouse redesign fails in New Hope
  • Yardley reverses course and votes to preserve Reading Avenue property
    more»
Chester County
  • West Bradford zoners deny Embreeville developer’s challenge
  • Residents hear update on Coatesville redevelopment projects
  • Kennett Township residents complain about tax hike
  • Avondale considers intergovernmental municipal authority agreement
    more»

Delaware County

  • 15 homes to be built at Ardrossan estate in Radnor
  • $120M update planned for Drexeline Shopping Center
  • Ridley teachers ink five-year contract with district
  • Aston considers amending commercial safety inspection ordinance
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Limerick conducts special hearing over mobile home park property maintenance
  • Plymouth adopts anti-discrimination ordinance
  • Task force says keep Pottstown Y open
  • King of Prussia business park gets new name
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City property tax bills surprise many
  • Pew releases ‘Philadelphia 2018: The State of the City’
    more»
Week of April 9, 2018

General News

  • Primary election voting deadlines approach
  • Call to Action: Support the First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program
    more»
Bucks County
  • Quakertown postpones furlough vote
  • Northampton Township to explore purchase of country club
  • Newtown Township unveils trail plan
  • Perkasie approves tax abatement for airport development
    more»
Chester County
  • East Whiteland considers transportation impact fee
  • Oxford Borough sewer reps balk at payment
  • Caln Township considers update to property maintenance code
  • Sunoco pipeline friction continues
    more»

Delaware County

  • Aston commissioners advance plan for 180-unit development
  • Sunoco pipeline friction continues
  • Middletown plans loop road at congested intersection
  • Delco man admits to role in $13M mortgage fraud
    more»

Montgomery County

  • 2018 Montco Housing Fair is April 28
  • YMCA closure generates questions
  • Pottstown schools draft budget has $2.4M shortfall
  • Ambler works through bamboo regulations
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Mayor announces picks for new school board
  • City parking amnesty program runs through April 30
    more»
Week of April 2, 2018

General News

  • How much does it cost to live in the Philly suburbs?
  • Suburban districts voice opposition to school choice bill
    more»
Bucks County
  • New requirements for residential rental inspections advance in Warminster
  • Corrected tax bills sent to Riegelsville residents
  • Sellersville adopts International Property Maintenance Code
  • New Hope voted a best American town in Expedia survey
  • Bristol Township School Board posts vacancy
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester schools plan includes new elementary school
  • Sadsbury to consider amending sidewalk maintenance ordinance
  • At Landscapes3 meeting, residents look to county’s future
  • Easttown Township to vote on new comprehensive plan
    more»

Delaware County

  • Springfield plans hearing on new high school
  • Final scheduled reassessment meeting set for April 4
  • Widener, Natural Lands partner on arboretum master plan
  • Delco zip code tops disposable-income list
  • Edgmont supervisors to vote on nonresidential inspection ordinance
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Cleanup of Upper Merion Superfund site near
  • Norristown selected as winner of NLC Small Cities Resilience Competition
  • Hatfield Township views updated plans for Walter property
  • Spring-Ford approves $11 million high school expansion project
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Apartment complex proposed in Northern Liberties
  • New bike lanes coming to Fairmount Park and West Philly
    more»
Week of March 26, 2018

General News

  • Courts reject challenge to new congressional maps
  • Call to Action: Support the First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bensalem seeking court-ordered cleanup of property
  • Northampton Comprehensive Plan Update 2018 public hearing
  • Doylestown Township breaks ground on new municipal building
  • Council Rock School Board posts vacancy
    more»
Chester County
  • Annual survey finds homelessness decreasing in county
  • Honey Brook Borough, township to partner on comprehensive plan
  • Connecting 15 Upper Uwchlan homes to public sewer will cost $1.1M
  • Sunoco Pipeline hit with noise violations in East Goshen
    more»

Delaware County

  • Marple buys a swim club
  • Chester City, CWA agree to negotiations amid turmoil
  • Media approves new police contract
  • Panel looks at impact of charter schools in Delco
    more»

Montgomery County

  • State reps join growing call to keep Pottstown YMCA open
  • Commissioners presented with new transportation grant program
  • Lower Merion updates temporary parking plan for downtown Ardmore
  • Pottstown posts school board vacancy
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Kenney gets 18 additional candidates for school board consideration
    more»
Week of March 19, 2018

General News

  • Call to Action: Support the First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program
  • Realtors® voice support for Dodd-Frank reform bill
    more»
Bucks County
  • Preliminary Centennial budget calls for tax increase
  • Northampton to review developer presentation
  • Doylestown to consider Shade Tree Commission changes
  • Southampton Rail Trail open house planned for April 3
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett Borough and township partner on Cannery Row project
  • Toll Brothers appeals Westtown’s Crebilly Farm ruling
  • West Chester University, borough spar over stormwater management
  • State Sen. Dinniman calls for halt to pipeline construction
    more»

Delaware County

  • Concord Ventures hearings proceed with new counsel
  • School construction causing headaches for Aston residents
  • State Sen. Dinniman calls for halt to pipeline construction
  • Tax assessment appeal period opens
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lansdale to consider Subdivision and Land Development ordinance
  • East Norriton ‘squatters’ convicted
  • ‘Flushable’ wipes cause $500K sewer issue in Pottstown
  • Open house planned for Jenkintown-Wyncote train station
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia’s gentrification in maps
  • City controller issues soda tax report, mayor pushes back
    more»
Week of March 12, 2018

General News

  • NAR responds to potential change of HUD mission statement
  • IRS: HELOCs Still Deductible for Renovations
    more»
Bucks County
  • Preliminary approval granted for 15-home development in Hilltown
  • New Hope council questions canal townhouse plan
  • Quakertown School District plans furloughs to bridge budget gap
  • Reminder: Sewer easement inspections and certification required at resale for Levittown homes
    more»
Chester County
  • West Nottingham to update on-lot sewer ordinances
  • Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on three homes in Coatesville
  • East Brandywine to hold hearing on Horseshoe Pike development
  • Upper Uwchlan, East Caln recognized for newsletters
    more»

Delaware County

  • Ridley to create own municipal authority
  • Developers discuss plans for Runnymeade Farms apartments
  • Aston bond issue would fund new fire station, community center and playground
  • Rebranded nonprofit looks to partner with governments, businesses
    more»

Montgomery County

  • New Hanover supervisors display tougher stance on development
  • Hatfield Borough to consider soliciting and peddling ordinance changes
  • East Norriton makes changes to U&O procedure
  • $25 million gifted to Abington High School
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Mayor Kenney introduces budget plan
  • $50M affordable housing bill introduced
    more»
Week of March 5, 2018

General News

  • Regional property taxes rise in the past decade
  • Petition day arrives with congressional boundaries in doubt
    more»
Bucks County
  • East Rockhill quarry reopening causes stir
  • Grant awarded to test some residents for water contaminants
  • Tullytown to consider amendment to fire protection ordinance
  • East Rockhill offers parks survey
    more»
Chester County
  • Oxford to receive $143k from state for roads
  • West Goshen pursues Tree City USA designation
  • Riverkeeper challenges Bishop Tube decision
  • East Goshen offers free sewer cap replacements
    more»

Delaware County

  • Radnor School District ranks safest in nation
  • County plans informational meetings on reassessment
  • Sunoco expects pipeline to be operational by June
  • Applications being accepted for lead paint control program
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown and West Pottsgrove riverfront project concept unveiled
  • Grant awarded to test some residents for water contaminants
  • Hatfield Township launches redesigned website
  • Your Way Home announces 2-1-1 support line
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Panel nominates 27 for school board
  • ‘Greening’ vacant city lots cuts down on crime
    more»
Week of February 26, 2018

General News

  • State Supreme Court releases new congressional maps
  • Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget again includes state police fee
    more»
Bucks County
  • Lower Makefield discusses rental ordinance, invites resident feedback
  • Richland approves purchase of conservation easement
  • Warminster to create budget committee
  • Warrington Township to establish ‘Street Road at Oak Avenue Water District’
    more»
Chester County
  • Pipeline construction can resume in West Goshen, West Whiteland and Uwchlan 
  • Sadsbury Township considers abolishing position of township manager
  • Westtown cites traffic concerns in denial of Crebilly Farm development
  • Brandywine Conservancy reaches 500-acre preservation goal
    more»

Delaware County

  • Plans for Don Guanella site to be unveiled at public meeting
  • Chester Water Authority to invest $11.6 million in capital improvements
  • Radnor committee members quit en masse over televised meetings
  • New Crozer owner loses appeal on tax status of Springfield Hospital
  • Glenolden bridge to close through August for PennDOT work
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Towamencin continues curb replacement talks
  • Boyertown preliminary budget has 5.44 percent tax hike
  • Ambler discusses bamboo
  • Boyertown Area School District posts board vacancy
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • $50 million mixed-use development breaks ground in West Philadelphia
    more»
Week of February 19, 2018

General News

  • Realtors® should play by the book, even if municipalities misbehave
  • NAR wins pro-real estate provisions in budget deal
    more»
Bucks County
  • New Hope-Solebury School District eyes $173 average tax increase
  • Pennsbury schools face $5.8 million deficit
  • Milford tables peddling ordinance
  • Doylestown receives loan for sewer project
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett school officials plan 2.2 percent real estate tax hike
  • Uwchlan Supervisors vote to fight pipeline
  • Natural Lands adds acres to ChesLen
  • East Caln Township to consider sidewalk maintenance ordinance
  • Willistown to adopt 2018 IMPC
    more»

Delaware County

  • Radnor commissioner proposes new Gateway Enhancement District
  • Airport buys huge parcel in Tinicum to develop new cargo hub
  • Upper Darby to consider adoption of comprehensive plan
  • Concord officials plan response to request for recusal
  • Upland adopts balanced budget
  • Delco pipeline risk study committee reconfigures, tries to move ahead
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Lower Merion School District will not increase taxes more than 2.4 percent
  • East Norriton to update U&O ordinance, rental property regulations
  • Lansdale to consider ordinance defining ‘accessory dwelling unit’
  • Jenkintown Borough Council to host Community Conversation
  • East Norriton schedules public meetings for comprehensive plan review
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • 'Just cause' eviction bill clears committee
  • Loophole in law for the poor spurs gentrification
    more»
Week of February 12, 2018

General News

  • NAR urges House to support the Mortgage Choice Act
  • Why Realtors® should care about net neutrality
  • New area code in Philadelphia region
    more»
Bucks County
  • Yardley to consider anti-discrimination ordinance
  • Tax decrease in Morrisville
  • Central Bucks 2018-19 budget looks steady
  • Amended Warminster budget available for public review ahead of vote
    more»
Chester County
  • Planning commission offers survey on Chester Valley Trail’s western extension
  • 54-unit housing development clears hurdle in East Marlborough
  • West Bradford to consider ordinance to protect historic structures
  • Draft budget shows 2.55 percent tax increase for Avon Grove schools
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco council tables risk assessment study for pipeline
  • All Delco council agenda and regular meetings to be recorded
  • Court date set in Pa. school-funding case involving William Penn schools
  • Developer wants Concord officials off proposal
    more»

Montgomery County

  • North Penn eyes tax increase
  • Planning Smarter Montco offers calendar of 2018 events
  • West Conshohocken seeks resident volunteers
  • Royersford Borough soliciting new businesses for downtown district
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Rowhouses proposed for ex-Foxwoods casino site
  • City begins discussion about modernizing plumbing code
Week of February 5, 2018

General News

  • PAR offers regional Public Policy Training
  • Bill to trim House districts advances
  • Todd Umbenhauer inducted as PAR's 2018 president
    more»
Bucks County
  • Hilltown reviews residential development plan
  • Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County seeks homebuyers
  • Much of I-95 in Bucks County to be redesignated as I-295
  • Bristol Borough Authority files lawsuit against Bristol Township
    more»
Chester County
  • Rail service for West Chester discussed at meeting
  • Help name East Whiteland Township's next park
  • Medical marijuana dispensary to open soon in East Whiteland
  • DVRPC approves funding for trails in Kennett and East Goshen
    more»

Delaware County

  • Council debates taping of county meetings
  • Ridley Township to consider municipal authority
  • Ridley Park mayor touts borough’s success story
  • DVRPC approves funding for trail in Haverford
    more»

Montgomery County

  • SEPTA approves King of Prussia Rail plan
  • North Penn School District offers property tax rebate program
  • Two Montco trails awarded DVRPC funding
  • Pottstown Family and Home Expo scheduled
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Toll Bros. unveils new design for Jewelers' Row tower
  • Philadelphia lags behind other cities in protecting historic resources, preservation group says
Week of January 29, 2018

General News

  • Pa. Supreme Court throws out Congressional maps
  • Pa. could eliminate property taxes this year, senators say
  • As budget season nears, school districts face formidable foe: Fixed costs
    more»
Bucks County
  • SRA to meet with Warminster officials to discuss new U&O procedures
  • Warminster reopens budget, considers 21 percent tax increase
  • Newtown supervisors to reopen budget
  • PennEast pipeline secures federal approval 
    more»
Chester County
  • Smokestacks toppled ahead of new development in Downingtown
  • East Goshen Township makes Paoli Pike Master Plan available to public
  • North Coventry considers chicken ordinance
  • Phoenixville Board borrows $10M for construction
  • West Chester School District considering growth options
    more»

Delaware County

  • County council calls for risk assessment study on Mariner East 2 pipeline
  • Media to hold public meeting on borough business district
  • Concord planners reject development in Beaver Valley
  • Interboro will not raise taxes over state allowance
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Montgomery County

  • Norristown schools budget proposed with no tax increase
  • PA Supreme Court to hear aspects of LMSD tax lawsuit
  • East Greenville council member resigns
  • Lower Merion board VP resigns to assume public works position
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • New Philadelphia loan program offers hope to residents with homes in disrepair
  • Commute 95: Travel resources for commuters
Week of January 22, 2018

General News

  • Judges rule Pa. can keep congressional map
  • Veterans organizations exempt from realty tax
  • Pennsylvania's population is aging. Who will pay for it?
    more»
Bucks County
  • Tinicum revises nuisance ordinance
  • Water contamination resources for Bucks, Montgomery counties
  • Herald and BCAR publish ‘Area Guide to Homes’
    more»
Chester County
  • Discussion of West Chester rail service scheduled
  • Census shows Chesco is healthy, wealthy and wise
  • Paid parking and kiosks coming soon to Oxford
  • New supervisor appointed in Easttown
    more»

Delaware County

  • County considers Historic Preservation Plan
  • Ridley votes to stay within state tax hike guidelines
  • Chester Business Association challenges stormwater authority over fees
  • Radnor commissioner files legal action to block PLO zoning change
  • Morton gets pitch for medical marijuana dispensary
    more»

Montgomery County

  • North Penn eyes $9.7 million budget deficit
  • Upper Dublin School District superintendent announces early retirement
  • Water contamination resources for Bucks, Montgomery counties
  • Norristown Police Department conducts community feedback survey
  • Lansdale site deleted from EPA Superfund priorities list
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Federal policy from 1930s continues to harm Philadelphia
  • New housing plan unveiled for Manayunk church site
  • SEPTA’s $1.1B trolley plan announced
Week of January 15, 2018

General News

  • New REALTORParty.com website launches
  • Video: Tax reform’s impact on real estate professionals
    more»
Bucks County
  • Tinicum to consider ordinance to regulate transient residential uses 
  • Special election date set for 178th District
  • Richland approves conditional use for age-restricted development
  • DEP says Falls waste treatment facility application is incomplete, again
    more»
Chester County
  • Kennett Township officials focus on acquiring open space
  • Downingtown Council withdraws from Kardon Park lawsuit
  • Tredyffrin/ Easttown school officials plan 2.4 percent tax hike
  • Uwchlan eyes action against Sunoco pipeline
  • Company plans bus service from West Chester to New York City
    more»

Delaware County

  • Data collection for Delaware County reassessment underway
  • Middletown Township announces sewer lateral inspections
  • Ridley Township Use and Occupancy process
  • Lansdowne receives $95k for economic development
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown council looks to reduce budget
  • Narberth posts council vacancy
  • Jenkintown taxes steady
  • North Wales approves budget; new police contract
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Most Philadelphia neighborhoods still haven't recovered from the recession
Week of January 8, 2018

General News

  • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What it means for homeowners and real estate professionals
  • State DEP halts Mariner East 2 pipeline construction
  • County taxes for 2018
  • Borrowers lose home equity tax deduction
  • Federal appeals court gives EPA 90 days for new lead rule
    more»
Bucks County
  • Tax increase in Doylestown Borough supports fire company
  • Bedminster taxes hold steady
  • Hilltown budget holds the line on taxes
  • No YMCA on Falls site  
    more»
Chester County
  • Westtown denies Toll Brothers’ Crebilly development
  • East Fallowfield supervisors add fire, emergency medical tax
  • Chester County projects approved for funding
  • County officials confident new venture fund will attract tech firms
    more»

Delaware County

  • Chester approves 2018 budget with no new taxes
  • No tax hike, but new ordinance in Chadds Ford
  • Delaware County projects approved for funding
  • Early talks begin on Upper Darby budget process for 2018-19
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Upper Pottsgrove cuts taxes
  • Franconia holds the line on taxes
  • Horsham taxes steady
  • Upper Merion debuts new website
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • SRC dissolution gets state approval
  • Spruce Hill zoning remapping is backdoor historic preservation
Week of December 25, 2017

General News

  • Tax Reform Heads to the President
  • Incorrect assessments help some, hurt many
  • Happy Holidays from the Alliance
    more»
Bucks County
  • Warminster tables proposed rental property inspection and licensing ordinance
  • No tax increases for about half of county municipalities
  • State Rep. Scott Petri to step down
  • Quakertown votes to close Tohickon Valley Elementary
  • Milford Township maintains same tax rate for 40 years 
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Chester County
  • County commissioners approve budget plan with potential salary hikes
  • Chandler Mill Preserve opens to the public
  • No tax hike in West Goshen for 8th straight year
  • Bryn Coed Farms effort nears deadline
  • Chester County Urban Centers forum focused on parking
    more»

Delaware County

  • Residents get Route 322 expansion update
  • Meehan calls for pipeline risk assessment study
  • Haverford signs off on budget, tax hike
  • Chadds Ford OKs loop road, opts out of allowing mini casinos
    more»

Montgomery County

  • County commissioners approve $403 million budget
  • Pottstown settles on 12 percent tax increase
  • Taxes steady in Towamencin
  • Borough council vacancy in Jenkintown
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia police take action against squatters
  • Council votes to bar new gaming sites
    more»

Week of December 18, 2017

General News

  • National Flood Insurance Program extension
  • Tax reform update
    more»
Bucks County
  • Warminster to consider strict new rental property ordinance
  • Developer proposed 42 homes on Warminster’s last farm
  • Positive news in Perkasie
  • Northampton posts draft Comprehensive Plan Update for public review
  • Taxes steady in Springfield
    more»
Chester County
  • West Chester admin offices, police, to temporarily relocate
  • New Strategy enables Coventry Mall to reinvent itself
  • PUC OKs rate hike for Pennsylvania American Water
  • Growing police force in Kennett Township necessitates substantial tax hike
    more»

Delaware County

  • Delco unveils $650M budget with no tax increase
  • Ridley Township Use and Occupancy process
  • Nether Providence to consider requiring knox boxes for certain structures
  • Archdiocese OKs agreement of sale with new Don Guanella developer
  • State finds Chester Upland finances in ‘chaos’
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Limerick to consider residential rental registration and inspection ordinance
  • Draft Jenkintown2035 Comprehensive Plan open for public comment
  • Taxes increase in Upper Moreland
  • Franconia to consider amending accessory structure regulations
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia Housing Authority slow to pay for eminent domain
  • PA Auditor General: State should return PPA control to city
Week of December 11, 2017

General News

  • It’s not too late to influence Congress on tax reform
  • Delaware County reassessment moves forward, could spread
    more»
Bucks County
  • Bensalem holds the line on taxes
  • Warrington posts supervisor vacancy
  • Durham preliminary budget maintains tax rate
  • Northampton Township preliminary budget available for review
    more»
Chester County
  • Kayak rack added along Brandywine in Downingtown
  • Milne calls for freeze on pipeline construction
  • Two projects in Chester County get state funding for redevelopment
  • West Caln to consider blight ordinance
  • East Coventry to consider volunteer service tax credits
    more»

Delaware County

  • Stormwater Authority of Chester to start charging property owners
  • Radnor to consider sewer lateral inspection program
  • Upper Darby’s plan to build, renovate schools could cost $180M
  • Haverford OKs preliminary budget with 2.4 percent tax hike
    more»

Montgomery County

  • After investing millions, Upper Perkiomen halts middle school construction 
  • Upper Merion seeks feedback on local flooding issues
  • Small tax increase proposed in Narberth
  • Merck to sell 154 acres in Lower Gwynedd
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Inclusionary zoning bill clears committee, but final vote delayed until 2018
  • Editorial: City leaders need to agree on a plan to make tax deadbeats pay their share
    more»
Week of December 4, 2017

General News

  • Contact your senators and tell them to oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Budget season: Will your local taxes increase in 2018?
    more»
Bucks County
  • Preliminary Dublin budget includes 19.6 percent tax increase
  • Slight tax increase proposed in Newtown Township
  • Middle Bucks Institute of Technology has student-built house for sale
  • Doylestown Borough eyes property tax and water rate hikes
    more»
Chester County
  • East Goshen Township unveils plan to transform Paoli Pike Corridor
  • Kennett Township homeowners call for action after rash of flooded basements
  • No casinos or tax hike in Pennsbury
  • Hankin sets sights on new Exton apartments
    more»

Delaware County

  • Council picks vendor for countywide reassessment
  • County poised to adopt new transportation plan
  • Rose Valley may lower taxes
  • Aston Township considers tax credit for volunteer service
  • U.D. school board to approve tax resolution for Drexelbrook Hotel
    more»

Montgomery County

  • Pottstown adopts land bank law
  • Former Rohm & Hass facility in Lower Gwynedd receives redevelopment funds
  • Lower Merion officials approve mixed-use development in Ardmore
  • No tax increase in Upper Pottsgrove budget
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • Affordable housing bill on hold
  • Final West District Plan public meeting scheduled for Dec. 5
Week of November 27, 2017

General News

  • Realtors®: Proposed tax reform will hurt homeowners, lower home values
  • Alliance office closed for Thanksgiving
    more»
Bucks County
  • Sellersville discusses licenses and inspections for residential rentals
  • Bucks County releases preliminary 2018 operating budget
  • Warrington ordinance requires residents to remove dead trees
  • Town hall meeting scheduled in New Britain Borough
    more»
Chester County
  • Downingtown Council OKs next step for new train station project
  • North Coventry considers tax relief for firefighters
  • Perrone voted WC borough manager
    more»

Delaware County

  • Upper Darby School Board opposes property tax, graduation resolutions
  • Ridley approves rezoning park to allow development
  • Chester authority to take second look at fees
    more»

Montgomery County

  • County budget holds the line on taxes
  • Conshohocken approves Fayette Street Wawa
  • West Pottsgrove commissioner vacancy
    more»

Philadelphia County

  • City compiles preliminary list of Rebuild projects
  • School Reform Commission votes to dissolve itself
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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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  
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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 
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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 
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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 
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

Montgomery County

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

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
Bucks County
  • Transient rental business discussed in Tinicum
  • Perkasie rezoning for revitalization
  • Warminster considers municipal complex
  • Solebury fills supervisor vacancy
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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
    more»

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
    more»
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
    more»
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
    more»

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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