Category: Government

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 […]

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 […]

District Court Gerrymandering

Today’s DelCo Times has a piece about the upcoming magisterial district court redistricting. Court of Common Pleas President Judge Kelly is in charge of redrawing the district lines for Delaware County. Overall the court was seeking to reduce the number of district courts and balance case load. Because […]

The Bridges Of Delaware County

In the aftermath of today’s much reported bridge failure in Pittsburgh, it seemed a good time to look up the state of our own local bridges. The state through PennDOT maintains an easily accessible map and listing of bridges and their conditions. In DelCo, one bridge is listed […]

News Story About CWA

Today the Guardian had a long piece about the circumstances around the potential sale of the Chester Water Authority to Aqua. Chester Water Authority serves Garden City and areas mostly west of here out into Chester County. There’s a number of nice photos included in the article, and […]

WSSD Board Meeting Jan 2022

The district held its single board meeting for January this week. As expected because there was one meeting this month instead of two, it was a long meeting. Video is available on Youtube and the agenda on the school district’s website. The school safety plan was not on […]

If You Can’t Win, Change the Rules

Republicans in the state legislature are advancing a hastily crafted constitutional amendment to change the redistricting rules the state uses. Currently, the commission crafting the maps is made up of one member of each party from each of the state’s legislative bodies as well as one member chosen […]