Delaware County Daily Times: CCSA to purchase property from Chester Housing Authority

The Chester Charter School for the Arts will be returning to its namesake city in 2017 after agreeing to purchase a large tract of land from the Chester Housing Authority. The 11-acre site on Highland Avenue, between 12th Street and Township Line Road, will be home to a newly-built school for the arts-based charter, which is expanding its curriculum to high school grades beginning this fall.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Charter will be moving facilities to Chester

An Aston Township-based charter school dedicated to the arts says it is moving its facilities to Chester to better serve its students, many of whom live in the city. The Chester Charter School for the Arts on Monday announced the purchase of an 11-acre site from the Chester Housing Authority. The school would open there in September 2017.

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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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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 Spirit Editorial: Chester Housing Authority Ain’t Broke and Doesn’t Need Fixing

In the world of partisan politics, it may seem that elected officials grab for any morsel of power or influence they can get – all in the name of “public service.” Sometimes they get it right; sometimes – oft times- they don’t. So when there are examples of government that works just fine, elected officials should be grateful to leave well enough alone and appreciate that things are running smoothly.

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