1 10, 2023

Reading City Council extends lease for Rotary Park

2023-10-01T04:12:46-04:00October 1st, 2023|News|0 Comments

Former Reading City Council member Stratton Marmarou made a return to Council Chambers at Monday night’s City Council meeting on September 25. Marmarou's purpose was to encourage Council to approve an addendum to the lease between the city and the Rotary Park Association for [...]

2 06, 2023

City Council Public Meeting – Bernhart’s Dam and Park

2023-06-02T04:13:05-04:00June 2nd, 2023|Bernhart's Lake, News|0 Comments

Reading City Council held a public meeting on Wednesday evening, May 31, about the removal of Bernhart’s Dam and to provide the public with the plan for the surrounding park. From collected samples, the PH of the water and the soil is consistently [...]

28 03, 2023

Repairs to Reading’s Pagoda

2023-03-28T15:09:10-04:00March 28th, 2023|History, News|Comments Off on Repairs to Reading’s Pagoda

A recent post by GoReadingBerks on Facebook sparked the interest of the public and attracted the attention of Reading City Council as to the status of repairs to Reading's Pagoda. The iconic building on Duryea Drive has been closed since the start of [...]

24 03, 2023

The City of Reading Has an Aching Potential

2023-03-24T11:15:50-04:00March 24th, 2023|News|Comments Off on The City of Reading Has an Aching Potential

Officials from Reading, England, and Reutlingen, Germany recently visited Reading, PA as part of the city’s 275th anniversary celebration. One of our English delegates said, “Reading has an aching potential.” The statement struck a chord with City Councilwoman Donna Reed in regards to [...]

12 05, 2022

Worrying blood-lead levels in children in Reading and Berks County

2022-05-12T04:41:43-04:00May 12th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Worrying blood-lead levels in children in Reading and Berks County

Berks County has the 3rd highest lead levels in the State, which is related to the amount of housing built prior to the creation of lead paint regulations and the high number of rental properties. Lead levels in Reading are three (3) times [...]

24 03, 2021

Former Camp Hosiery building to become the home to Albright College’s Science Research Institute

2021-06-04T12:05:08-04:00March 24th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Dr. Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Albright president, explained to City Council at its committee whole meeting Monday, March 22, about the renovations coming to the former Camp Hosiery building.The 1928-building next to Shirk Stadium will become the home to the school’s Science Research Institute and [...]

31 01, 2021

Woda Group completes 57 apartments for Seniors

2021-06-04T12:05:14-04:00January 31st, 2021|News|0 Comments

The Woda Group Inc., an Ohio-based property development firm specializing in affordable housing design, construction and management the water corporate companies, has completed 57 apartments on South Second Street for seniors to provide them with affordable housing. Barley Square is located on the [...]

30 01, 2021

Douglas Development Corporation to repurpose the Reading Station

2021-06-04T12:05:14-04:00January 30th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Douglas Development Corporation will repurpose the former Reading Station Outlet Center at 600 Spring Street by constructing 500 apartments over the next five years. Mayor Eddie Moran made the announcement, Friday, January 29, 2021 during the State of the City Address. Reading Station [...]

12 01, 2021

Groundbreaking – Alvernia University’s CollegeTowne Project

2021-06-04T12:07:32-04:00January 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Groundbreaking was held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 for Alvernia University’s CollegeTowne project. Below: Alvernia University President John R. Loyack smashes a wall Tuesday as the university celebrates the beginning of work on its Reading CollegeTowne project at 401 Penn St. In February, 2020, [...]

6 01, 2021

Drexel, Tower Health medical school set for July finish

2021-06-04T12:07:33-04:00January 6th, 2021|News|0 Comments

The Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health is taking shape in Wyomissing, with completion set for July. "The hope would be that as students come out here and train out here, they will fall in love with the area and will [...]

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