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Schuylkill River Trail partners closer to goal of creating a continuous trail from Philadelphia to Schuylkill County

A group of nonprofits and county governments are collaborating on the construction of a continuous 120-mile trail along the Schuylkill River that will connect Philadelphia and Frackville in Schuylkill County. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Berks County school district sued over club that’s trying to end use of mascot

A high school student from a Berks County school district is involved in a First Amendment rights lawsuit against her school. The complaint alleges that Twin Valley School District is refusing to officially recognize a school club advocating for the removal of a school mascot that is based on a stereotype of a Native American person.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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Reading voters eliminate city charter requirement for City Public Works Director to be a licensed engineer

Reading residents have decided to eliminate a requirement that the city’s public works director must hold an engineering license.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Democrat Eddie Moran declares victory in Reading mayoral election

Incumbent Democrat Eddie Morán defeated his Republican challenger for mayor of Reading by more than 2,000 votes, according to unofficial results from Berks County. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

New safe house in Berks County will provide immediate support for trafficking survivors

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts data shows Berks County ranks fourth in the state for counties with the most human trafficking cases.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Berks students who lost school in flood find new classroom at Albright College

The Antietam School District in Berks County, which lost one of its school buildings to a flash flood in July, is relocating its entire 6th grade to Albright College’s campus in Reading.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Reading seeks new police strategy to involve community

After Reading Police Chief Richard Tornielli retired on Monday, Mayor Eddie Moran appointed Deputy Chief Javier Ruiz to take over as interim chief.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF