Category: Government

Today is Primary Day 2021

Today is the 2021 primary, polls will be open from 7 am until 8 pm. Here in Nether Providence, we are voting on contested primaries and four ballot initiatives – three constitutional amendments and one referendum. I have canvassed all of Garden City over the past few weeks […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, May 10, 2021

The Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board had their regular meeting on May 10th, the video is available online and the agenda and documentation are available in board docs on the school district’s website. It was a long meeting with three focus topics running over 3 hours long. Student representative report […]

DelCo Solid Waste Authority Hearing, Part 2

I can’t find any press yet about yesterday’s Solid Waste Authority Hearing on the Covanta Incinerator in Chester. About 200 people signed on for the zoom meeting – which must be some kind of record for the county’s Solid Waste Authority. Members of the authority gave introductory remarks […]

DelCo Solid Waste Authority Hearing on Wednesday

Today WHYY has a good piece about the Covanta incinerator in Chester. This piece has a lot of useful links connecting to studies about pollution in Delaware County as well as quoting members of CRCQL (Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living). The article is especially timely because Delaware […]

Privatizing Utilities is Bad

Today’s Inquirer has an article about resistance to privatization of sewer and water systems in the Philadelphia region. It mentions the DELCORA and CWA sale, both of which remain entangled in litigation for the foreseeable future. At this point the only people benefiting from these sales are the […]

Ballots Mailed Out for Primary

For those that requested mail-in ballots, ballots are now in the mail and will start arriving shortly. You can still apply for a mail-in ballot until May 11th. Ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at drop boxes. Some of the closest drop boxes around here […]

WSSD Board Meeting Notes, April 26th

The Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board met on Monday, April 26th. The video is available on Youtube, and the agenda is available on the district website. Student Representative Report April 22nd was Earth Day and the elementary schools had clean-ups (though NPE was not mentioned). SRS cleaned up Little Crum […]

Covid Cases in WSSD

It seems like parents are getting a lot of Covid notices from WSSD lately. But I wanted a more substantial answer, so I plotted the number of confirmed and probable cases by date reported. I’ve combined the elementary schools to get roughly similar population sizes. Even with the […]

Tree Planting at Hepford

This morning was a busy one for Nether Providence’s public works. There were at least two clean-ups in addition to the tree planting at Hepford Park. We had a number of families join us to dig in the dirt, plant trees and rescue errant worms. Commissioners Max Cooper […]