Chester City Blog: Chester Housing Authority Recognized for Anti-Smoking Effort

The Chester Housing Authority has been recognized by the PA Dept. of Health for the agency’s efforts to protect the health of children and families by preventing tobacco exposure in public settings.

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CHA Summer Food Program Focuses Attention on Nutrition Education

After a very successful launch last year in which the Chester Housing Authority served 5,700 meals to local young people, the agency resumed its summer food program this week with an education component.

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Main Line Today: The Fight to Bring Chester Back From the Brink

“Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky / Stormy weather …” The great jazz/blues vocalist Ethel Waters, a native of Chester, may have been the first to sing this classic song in public, doing so in a 1933 nightclub performance. About four decades later, the sun disappeared from her hometown’s sky. Once an industrial power-house, the city lost its bearings, a victim of urban upheaval and the changing economy. The tax base shrank, the crime rate spiked, and survival became the order of the day. In the depth and swiftness of its decline, Chester had—and has—plenty of company across America. This city by the river, whose shipbuilding muscle had seen the country through a couple of world wars, fell into the clutches of receivership. Recently, though, commitment and creative thinking from many quarters have begun to tug Chester from the bog.

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Chester City Blog: Chester Housing Authority Creating Blueberry Fields Forever

Beginning in July and through mid-August everything will be coming up blueberries at the Chester Housing Authority. CHA staff and residents spent part of Earth Day April 22 planting the agency’s newly expanded – and now two acre – urban farm for the 2015 harvest. In all, 85 blueberry bushes of four different varieties were planted: Elliot, Pink Lemonade, North Country and Duke.

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Chester Housing Authority Creating Blueberry Fields Forever

Beginning in July and through mid-August everything will be coming up blueberries at the Chester Housing Authority. CHA staff and residents spent part of Earth Day April 22 planting the agency’s newly expanded – and now two acre – urban farm for the 2015 harvest. In all, 85 blueberry bushes of four different varieties were planted: Elliot, Pink Lemonade, North Country and Duke.

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