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  1. In Chester County, luxury apartments for some, lost homes for othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 |

    Under the Gay Street Bridge, just a block from the breweries and restaurants of Phoenixville's newly enlivened downtown, Joseph Giron went about his nightly routine. He steadied an old mattress atop jagged rocks, positioning it just right so he could curl up and get some sleep.


  2. Pottstown home-invasion victim died of gunshot wound to head, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 21 |

    A surveillance system picture of the suspects who authorities say shot Sylvia Williams, 38, of Pottstown, on the evening of Nov. 18 at her home on North Washington Street. Authorities are searching for two people who broke into a Pottstown woman's home, robbed her, and fatally shot her in the head, leaving police to find her body in a second-floor bedroom on Sunday night.


  3. Montgomery County woman killed during apparent home-invasion robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 |

    Authorities were searching Monday for the person who shot and killed a Pottstown woman during an apparent home invasion-robbery. Sylvia Williams, 38, was found dead Sunday evening in the second-floor bedroom of her home on the 300 block of North Washington Street, police said.


  4. Damaging winds in East Whiteland and Pottstown from - microbursts,' not tornadoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2018 |

    The winds in Montgomery and Chester Counties were fierce Friday night, but not from tornadoes - as some residents believed when they saw houses that had been destroyed by fallen trees - the National Weather Service said Saturday. The phenomenon that caused winds to reach an estimated 70 to 80 miles per hour - as fast as a weak tornado - is called a microburst, said Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist in the Mount Laurel office of the National Weather Service.


  5. What is killing hundreds of deer in S.E. Pennsylvania just before hunting season?9:42 AMRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 |

    "There seemed to be a very strong dead animal odor throughout the whole area," recalled Barringer, manager of the 624-acre Crow's Nest Preserve owned by Natural Lands in Chester County. The preserve adjoins the much bigger 7,500-acre French Creek State Park.


  6. The wrong prescription landed the doctor in handcuffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2018 |

    When Dr. Sean Fogler fell off the mountain, he hit every boulder and tree trunk on his tumble to the bottom. Fogler, 49, traces his slow decline to 9/11, when he was working on Wall Street, taking a break from his medical education.


  7. In Chester County, hundreds of homes to rise near historic Greystone HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 |

    More than 400 acres of land, the largest remaining undeveloped tract in West Goshen Township, Chester County, were sold last month to make way for hundreds of houses in a deal that was a decade in the making. But the origin of the $38 million sale of land surrounding the historic Greystone Hall traces to the 1950s, when the Jerrehian family, its owners, first started courting developers.


  8. Lincoln Financial Field blowout sale, Wildwood Restaurant Week,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 |

    Join City Fitness for a massive live music and fitness party at The Fillmore in celebration of the studio's 11th birthday. Three celebrity fitness trainers will lead a group workout backed by local DJs, and afterward Philly's own Mike Taylor will take to the stage for a live performance.


  9. Overnight rains cause flooding in some parts of Philly area7:53 AMRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 |

    The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Berks County, northwestern Montgomery County and northeastern Chester County until 9:15 a.m. Some flood warnings continue early this morning in portions of eastern PA due very heavy rain last night. Be careful as some roads still have some flooding, and do not drive around barricades.


  10. Montco commissioners approve countywide plan to boost bike infrastructureRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 |

    Vinny Vella is a staff writer on the Inquirer's Regions Desk, reporting on the Pennsylvania suburbs surrounding the city. He previously wrote a column for the Hartford Courant and covered urban crime for the Philadelphia Daily News .


  11. Like your organic food? Pennsylvania's young farmers are growing itRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 |

    Mary Benton, along with her 10-month-old daughter Isabelle, restrings an electric fence at the "Snouts and Sprouts" Farm in Pottstown, Pa., on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. While he was studying political science at West Chester University six years ago, Frank Kurylo pondered some career options.


  12. Like your organic food? Pennsylvania's young farmers are growing itRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 |

    Mary Benton, along with her 10-month-old daughter Isabelle, restrings an electric fence at the "Snouts and Sprouts" Farm in Pottstown, PA., on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. While he was studying political science at West Chester University six years ago, Frank Kurylo pondered some career options.


  13. ICE protester sues Philly police, young Pa. farmers shake up industry ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 |

    Welcome to Wednesday, Philadelphia. If you're starting your day with some local organic produce, you'll be interested in our first story of the morning.


  14. 7 days of things to do in Philadelphia from July 8 to 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 |

    Sandy Korenkiewicz of Phila came to the celebration dressed as Marie Antoinette and she really wanted some Tastykake's thrown her way during Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary in Phila. on July 16, 2016.


  15. 92 years in, popular Montco farmer's market to fold in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 |

    After nearly a century in business and a steady exodus of vendors in recent years, the Zerns Farmer's Market in Gilbertsville has said it will shut down at the end of September. The decision to close was announced last week, two years after Zerns management placed the 24-acre, 200,000-square-foot commercial space on 1100 East Philadelphia Avenue for sale.


  16. Man charged with luring a child at a Walmart in MontcoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 |

    Susan Snyder has covered education for the Inquirer since 1998. She currently covers higher education.


  17. Digital First Media closes mold-ridden Pottstown Mercury buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 |

    Digital First Media is closing the moldy Pottstown Mercury building at King and North Hanover Streets , telling employees to work from home or a printing plant about 45 minutes away in Chester County. Edward Condra, senior publisher for the Philadelphia-area Digital First papers, told Mercury employees on Friday about the decision to abandon the three-story building that the NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia contends could be a health hazard and needs a new roof.


  18. Pottstown took on the YMCA - and won. They're saving themselves along the way. | Maria PanaritisRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 |

    There were a lot of heroes in the rescue of one of the Philadelphia region's soon-to-close YMCAs. But none as important as Phoenixville-raised Chuck Gulati. 3 comments

  19. Flood advisory remains in effect, but worst over for Phila.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 |

    Just in time for what traditionally is the peak voting period, a line of potent storms crossed the region late Tuesday, which was primary-election day in Pennsylvania. The nasty cluster of storms had pushed south of Philadelphia by the time the polls closed, and the worst of the damage appeared to be well to the north and west of the city.


  20. Philly's Digital First papers face harsh cuts, potential 'lights-out scenario'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 |

    Digital First Media has closed the Times Herald newspaper building located on Markley Street in Norristown, forcing its reporters to work from home or the Pottstown Mercury. For more than a year, rain poured through a ghastly hole in the Pottstown Mercury's roof, staining walls and damaging desks on the third floor.


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