16 01, 2021

The Soldier’s General: Hunter Liggett of the A.E.F.

2021-06-04T12:07:31-04:00January 16th, 2021|History, Military|0 Comments

The Soldier’s General: Hunter Liggett of the A.E.F. Big stature, big deeds and straight talk personified the man, Major General Hunter Liggett, born March 21, 1857, somewhere near to the corner of Sixth and Chestnut Streets, Reading, Pennsylvania. (On his return from Europe where [...]

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, [...]

9 01, 2021

Court Street Urban Renewal Project of the 1960s

2021-06-04T12:07:32-04:00January 9th, 2021|Towns-Wards|0 Comments

The 1960s and 1970s were marked by the effect of Federal urban renewal programs upon the City. Although it later became fashionable to criticize the effects of the wholesale demolition and, reconstruction that these programs sponsored, there is little doubt that Reading gained [...]

7 01, 2021

William H. Luden – Luden’s Candy

2022-02-04T04:05:20-04:00January 7th, 2021|Businesses-Industry, People|0 Comments

William H. Luden (1859-1949) was the developer of the menthol cough drop and founder of the Luden's company and brand. The son of an immigrant father from the Netherland’s, Luden quit school at the age of 15 and became an apprentice candy maker. [...]

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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