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Delaware County celebrates Black History Month

February 10, 2023

Each February, Americans observe Black History Month, which was founded by Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, and the “Father of Black History,” to celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and recognize the central role they had in shaping U.S. history. Delaware County is fortunate to have numerous members of the community, schools,…

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Black History Month events in Montgomery County 

January 30, 2023

Here is a listing of this year’s upcoming events. All will be held on Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Virtual events Registration is required for each event. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the event after they register. Wednesday, February 1: Housing, Homelessness, and Food Programs – REGISTER Wednesday,…

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Settlement sets up education fund in Pa. school abuse case

January 30, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: This March 7, 2019, file photo, shows the Glen Mills Schools in Glen Mills, Pa. A spokeswoman for the nation’s oldest reform school says they’ll appeal the state’s decision to revoke licenses at the suburban Philadelphia campus amid an investigation into child abuse allegations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — A…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: First annual update from Delaware County’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officer Lauren Footman

December 16, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Lauren Footman During County Council’s December 7 public meeting, the County’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Lauren Footman presented the 2022 Impact Report, detailing the significant progress being made toward the county’s DE&I goals in 2022. The creation of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer was a priority of Council and Lauren Footman…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Chester County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program relaunches

December 16, 2022

Starting Monday, December 12, Chester County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) was relaunched with new eligibility guidelines to support individuals and families facing court-ordered eviction, a utility shutoff, or a need for security deposits to secure permanent affordable housing.  “For those who struggle with the many factors that come with keeping a roof over their…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Two students attend Presidents’ Round Table’s Men of Color Student Leadership Institute

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Robert Wrease Jr. with students Tadiwanashe “Antony” Tuwacha and Zahkee Hawkins in Pittsburgh. (Photo/ DCCC) Two Delaware County Community College students recently attended a four-day leadership program in Pittsburgh hosted by the Presidents’ Round Table (PRT), a group consisting of African American chief executive officers of U.S. community colleges. The PRT is an…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Montgomery County releases proposed 2023 budget and capital improvement plan

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners (Photo/montcopa.org) NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Montgomery County Commissioners have released the proposed 2023 Budget and five-year Capital Improvement Plan. This budget continues the County’s commitment to the highest quality delivery of services to constituents, safe and high-quality infrastructure, and continued investment in its county…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Delaware County Establishes a County Commission for Immigrant Affairs

September 30, 2022

During the September 21 public meeting, Delaware County Council unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to establish the Delaware County Commission for Immigrant Affairs. County Council recognizes the critical need to proactively address the needs of immigrant communities in Delaware County, through the intentional engagement of County residents and community partners. “We are thankful for…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Montgomery County Commissioners allocate additional $1.2 million to support unhoused population

September 30, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Valerie Arkoosh and Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr. (Photos/montcopa.org) NORRISTOWN, Pa. – During their board meeting on September 15, the Montgomery County Commissioners took action to allocate an additional $1.2 million dollars in funding to support the county’s unhoused population through increased street outreach and emergency hoteling services.  Rising rents, the lack of affordable…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties authorize creation of passenger rail authority

May 6, 2022

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline have approved the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority, completing the approval of the Authority by the Commissioners from Berks and Montgomery Counties.   The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) will oversee and implement the restoration of passenger rail service between Reading…

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