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Plan for Reading-Philadelphia passenger train route could get federal money

The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority – tasked with overseeing efforts to restore passenger rail service between Reading and Philadelphia – has applied for federal funding for a wide-ranging study of the project .

By Gabriela Martínez

A new report on PA’s Black population revealed positive socioeconomic trends. Now the work begins at a local level.

Reading education advocates, health professionals and business owners discussed specific issues facing their community
By Gabriela Martínez

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‘Growth and some growing pains’: Reading Mayor Eddie Morán highlights accomplishments and acknowledges challenges

In his fourth State of the City address, Reading Mayor Eddie Morán said the city is improving financially.

By Gabriela Martínez

Khalid Mumin: Educators in Reading celebrate Josh Shapiro’s pick for Education secretary

Mumin played a key role in Reading School District’s financial recovery.
By Gabriela Martínez

Pennsylvania Latinos welcome economic development, weary of gentrification

Latino voters want prosperity where they live and they want to be included.

By Anthony Orozco

Reading police justified in shooting suspect, Berks County District Attorney says

The district attorney’s office provided surveillance and body-cam footage that appears to back up their account of events.

By Anthony Orozco

Work on Reading women’s shelter begins

The project costs more than originally projected due to increased construction prices but local government is pitching in.

By Anthony Orozco

Updated: 2022-08-12 18:40:31

Grocery store eliminates food desert in Reading neighborhood

Ideal Food Basket, a fresh produce grocery store, opened last Tuesday; with the long-anticipated snipping of their red ribbon a neighborhood food desert in Reading was eliminated.

By Aniya Faulcon