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Paul Jacobs

WSSD and Chromebooks

A reader asked me to think about the state of Chromebook use in the district. I’ve spoken to a couple of children and there’s some clear themes. Most of the information here is gathered from middle and high school students. I’m not an IT professional, but I’ve been […]

Delaware County Sustainability Plan

A reader sent me the accompanying flyer for meetings to discuss Delaware County’s first sustainability plan. There are four meetings planned with the one at the Media Community Center on April 6th from 6-8 pm and a virtual meeting on Monday, April 10th from 6-8 pm. The link […]

Nether Providence Awarded Grant For ADA Improvements

From state Sen. Kane’s website, Nether Providence Township – $489,100 for Civic Access, ADA Improvements for Public Meetings: Nether Providence Township requested funds to provide accessibility updates to the township building, including the installation of an elevator/automatic door opener and renovations to the walls, windows, and roof of […]

Catching Up On Other News

110 Park Approved In Swarthmore A few stories to catch up on. This week Swarthmore Borough Council approved building the massive new luxury condo project in its downtown. Cumby and his son Bill III are among the partners developing the 30-unit 110 Park complex across from the borough […]

Decline Of The Local Media

The article earlier this week made me notice how infrequent I see stories like the ones I quoted in the news today. A little local story of no great note to the world at large but complete with quotes from those involved who cared passionately about it. I […]

Comprehensive Planning Meeting

Last night the township held its public comprehensive planning meeting. The turnout was good, about what I saw with the WSSD strategic planning meeting. The format of the meeting was different. The meeting opened with an introduction by the township manager Dave Grady and long-time planning commission member […]

WSSD Athletic Field Survey

A reader pointed out to me that WSSD is conducting a survey about the use of its athletic fields. There’s only a week to respond, WSSD Operations is soliciting comments about our athletic fields for a study to be completed by ELA Sport consultants. We would like to […]

Heather-Lyn Manzi Memorial

I haven’t had much time for historical research lately, but I happened to stop at the bench by the memorial in Houston Park for Heather-Lyn Manzi. From the June 28, 2004 DelCo Times, A memorial honoring a young Nether Providence Athletic Association (NPAA) soccer player who died in […]

More Sleep Needed

Today is Daylight Savings Time, the biannual event that everyone agrees is a bad idea yet somehow persists. With it will come a Monday of sleep-deprived children (and teachers) struggling to consciousness at too early a time. This lack of sleep will lead to all sorts of bad […]

Township Elections 2023

This week I stopped by the Bureau of Elections in Media to find out who’d be on the ballot this year. The candidates for local office are: You’ll note that I’ve listed only one candidate for each office (there are two Region 2 seats up for election). Because […]