Category: Government

Update About Moylan/South Media Trees

This week I wrote an article about PECO’s plans to cut down many old trees around Moylan and South Media. On Tuesday, 6 ABC had a piece about the Moylan/South Media and Swarthmore Trees featuring affected residents. Currently, the plans to cut down trees in Swarthmore seems to […]

Some History of Nether Providence Schools

The previous post got me wondering how the schools in Nether Providence ended up as they are. I looked back through the newspaper records to find out. In particular, in 1958 the Chester Times did a series where they wrote a full page on each school district of […]

School Registration

As happens every year, registration is open for new students in WSSD. This is only for students newly arrived in the district or 5-6 year olds entering school for the first time, returning students don’t re-register. However, this year I’ve heard that there’s an unexpected problem. As noted […]

Chief Splain To Become President of PCPA

Nether Providence Police Chief David Splain has been announced as the next president of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. The PCPA is a century-old association of command-level law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania. It oversees the accreditation process that the Nether Providence Police Department recently underwent as well […]

Homestead Tax Exemption

It’s school tax season, and I received our four annual tax bills from the school. Earlier I wrote about why WSSD’s poll tax is a bad idea (WSSD calls it a per capita tax). This year its the homestead exemption’s turn. In this year’s budget, WSSD highlighted the […]

Closures on Waterville and Brookhaven

PennDOT is reporting utility work is being done to pipes near Waterville and Brookhaven over the next two weeks. Waterville will have road closures between 9 am and 3 pm on July 19-21st. Also listed by PennDOT is work on Brookhaven Rd. with lane closures between July 18 […]

Nether Providence Township Meeting, July 2022

The township Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting on July 14th, the video is available online. Public Comments and Appointments There was a moment of silence to mark the passing of the mother of one of the township’s public works employees. An alternate to the Zoning Hearing […]

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 […]

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 […]