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With hundreds of students homeless in Reading, the Knight’s Keep is riding to the rescue

Reading School District is opening a dedicated lounge and study space for unhoused students.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Reading’s new police chief says he wants to focus on building trust and collaboration

Reading’s Police department will have a new chief starting February 1.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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Reading’s two new school board members want to tackle youth violence and language barriers

The largest school district in Berks County – and the 4th largest in the state – will have two newly elected school board members starting this year.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Success elsewhere shows how Reading could overcome riverfront development challenges

Reading Riverfront Park was once a popular gathering spot and swimming destination in the summer, but complaints of noise and littering prompted the city to limit access to it.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Reading-to-Philadelphia passenger rail project gets backing from Federal Rail Administration

The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority was accepted to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Corridor Identification and Development Program – a national program that helps guide intercity passenger rail development.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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

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