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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

Reading’s first Latino mayor seeks second term, because ‘there’s still work to be done’

The candidates on the ballot are incumbent Democrat Eddie Morán and Republican Joseph “Jose” Nuñez, a Berks County recorder and licensed realtor who ran unopposed in the primary. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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What an increase in basic education funding means for the Reading School District

The Reading School District – where 93% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and 25% of students are English Language Learners – received roughly $202 million in basic education funding, which is about $18 million more than it got last year.

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

More LGBTQ-friendly transitional housing is “desperately needed” in Reading, advocates say

Last week, U.S. House Republicans blocked a HUD grant for the LGBT Center of Greater Reading that would have allowed them to open up a new space.
By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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/WITF

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/WITF