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Paul Jacobs

Movies at Hepford Park and SMFC Food Trucks

Nether Providence is holding a series of events this summer to celebrate the township’s parks. At Hepford Park on July 9th at 7 pm, the township will be hosting a movie showing, I’ve heard it’s tentatively the Sandlot (but not decided for sure yet), and possibly ice cream. […]

Trolley and Library Surveys

If you like to take the trolley from Media, SEPTA has a survey out to study user’s needs. You can find the SEPTA trolley modernization survey here. It doesn’t sound like they’re planning to restore the old Media – Chester line that went through Garden City, but accessibility […]

Garden City Fourth of July

Pennsylvania was home to the signing of the Declaration of Independence and had the most signatories of the document. As they wrote in 1776, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, […]

Chronicle On Indefinite Hiatus

I had planned to do one last post before pausing (the township meeting is here), but I couldn’t find the energy for it today. I originally intended to take a temporary break from the blog around constable training, but the first part of 2022 has broken my spirit. […]

NPE Needs Sciency Parents!

One of the last events I went to at NPE (besides graduation) was STEM night. Even at that last event it was clear we were on borrowed time. But I don’t think any of us anticipated it’d be two years before STEM night returned. Before the pandemic we […]

Comparing Our Pools

Its freezing and there’s snow on the ground, so its the ideal time to look at pools for the summer. While I’ve lived here I’ve met people in the township that go to all of the nearby pools. All of the pools have swim teams, although they participate […]

Nether Providence Workshop Meeting, Feb 2022

The township held its regular meeting this week, the video is available on Youtube here. A resident of Garden City was appointed as an alternate to the Zoning Hearing board. The board also voted to reform the commissioner’s assignments. Commissioners Garson, McKenzie and Knapp keep their assignments, but […]

Not So Open Records

In collaboration with the Green Advisor program at Swarthmore College, the Nether Providence EAC has been looking into reducing the amount of waste produced by local schools. Our program has reached out repeatedly to the school district to work with them, but generally received silence in reply. A […]

Brief News Updates

Too much of my time this week was spent wrestling with WSSD over an open records request. More on that when I have the time. Here’s some quick updates on the news. The state reapportionment committee has finalized the maps for the state house and senate districts by […]