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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

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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: August 12, 2022 | 6:40 pm

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

Middletown Public Library hosts pet therapy reading program

Middletown Public Library has partnered with Caring Hearts Pet Therapy to present a program that encourages the love for reading and provides therapy from a furry friend.

By Aniya Faulcon

A councilman in Reading wants the city to implement reparations for slavery

Several cities across the nation are exploring, and even implementing, municipal reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans. Reading may be the next to take on the effort.

By Anthony Orozco

The historic Reading Railroad is planning a comeback

There is still no timeline or a price tag, but the mission to restore passenger rail service from Reading to Philadelphia has finally kicked into gear.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY