Category: Ramblings

Reducing Waste

Recently the Solid Waste Authority renewed its contract with Covanta to continue burning waste for three more years. Trash fees have also escalated significantly in the last several years, from $33/ton in 2018 to $78/ton this year and may not stop there as the SWA’s new leadership seeks […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

DelCo’s Blue Army

The Citizen Corp program was established by the second President Bush as a means to recruit volunteers to serve in case of emergency and to prepare the citizen population for emergencies. Delaware County has implemented one of the more robust Citizen Corp programs in the country since then. […]

Brief News Items

The post office is launching its program to distribute free Covid-19 rapid tests. The details are available at the new website. The ordering process is really easy, it took me about 30 seconds. The website claims that you will receive 4 rapid tests per house in a week […]

Some Numbers For MLK Day

School district data from here shows the racial divide (from the last available data in 2017). WSSD and its’ neighboring districts combined are 69% white and 18% black. WSSD itself is 74% white and 8% black while the adjacent Chester-Upland district is less than 2% white and almost […]

Looking Ahead to 2022

2022’s already started in parts of the world, so its time to look at the year ahead for Garden City. Most immediately the schools are going to have to decide how to handle the Omicron outbreak. Today Swarthmore College was the latest to announce it was delaying the […]