(CHESTER, PA) – Main Street Elementary School earned the 2017 Heritage Bowl Champion title on Friday, February 24, 2017 after ousting Stetser Elementary School in a 20-16 victory.
Students from both schools faced-off in a jeopardy-style competition that highlighted facts surrounding African American history, City of Chester history and local politics. For nearly an hour, the students were quizzed inside of Council Chambers on a myriad of topics in front of their peers, school advisors and family members. Meta Parker, a Chester resident and mother of Madicyn Parker, a fourth-grade student at Main Street Elementary School, reflected on what she hoped her daughter took away from the game. “It was very educational for them. I tried to help her (Madicyn Parker) understand that she is learning about boys and girls, some who were her age,” said Parker. “I am impressed with how well all of the students did. It taught me some things that I didn’t know myself.”
This is the fourth consecutive year, the City of Chester’s Department of Parks and Recreation hosted the Heritage Bowl at Chester City Hall. Under the direction of Councilwoman Elizabeth Williams, the event was created as a medium to encourage healthy competition for local grade school children during Black History Month. “This is an educational moment and one that we have been able to perpetuate for a few years,” said Councilwoman Williams. “We have to remind our young people who they are and where they come from.”
To prepare for the competition, the students were given a study guide one month prior to game day. “Both teams did a great job,” said Nancy Murray, a sixth-grade teacher at Stetser Elementary School. “These kids gave up their lunchtime to study this packet. It was evident leading up to this day that the kids were invested and wanted to win.” The study guide, a 50-page pamphlet consisted of facts that included key dates, inventions and notable figures.
After the competition, all of the students were treated to pizza and juice by the Chester Community Charter School’s Parent Teacher Association.
The new victors will now have the honor of keeping the Heritage Bowl trophy at their school for one year. Student participants from both schools will also be gifted with Philadelphia Phillies tickets.
For more information about this press release, please contact Aigner Cleveland.
Please be advised that Fees for Pool Access have been changed:
|Children 12 - 17||$20.00|
|Family of 5|
(2 Adults + 3 Kids)
The City of Chester, PA is seeking assistance from qualified professional planning and design consultants to prepare a municipal-wide parks, trails, and open space master plan. Consultant firms are invited to submit formal proposals that detail the scope of work and budget as well as participate in the final interview process. After reviewing the RFP submittals and interviews with the consultant teams, the City of Chester will identify its preferred candidate and enter into negotiations resulting in a final contract agreement.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is releasing the Mother's Day Route, as the route has changed from previous years.
7th and Penn to 7th and Jeffrey
- Left Turn to 4th and Jeffrey
- Left turn to 4th and Yarnall
- Right turn to 3rd and Yarnall
The three stops are 7th and Lloyd, 7th and Tilghman, and 7th and Jeffrey
Join us as Chester supports Chester on our Panther’s road to UYFL Nationals in Florida!
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Chester City Hall Community Room
Registration Days: Monday through Friday
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Place: City of Chester, 1 Fourth Street Chester, PA 19013
Deadline: November 20, 2015
Kids Ages: Newborn to 12 Years Old
Must have kids Social Security Card
Parents must have Driver's License or State ID
Must live in Delaware County
For more information, please contact Parks & Recreation at 610-447-7700.
The meeting for Zoning Board Hearing Meeting for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 has been cancelled for the month of February due to lack of applications.
The meeting for Planning Commission Meeting for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 has been cancelled for the month of February due to lack of applications.
Are you a Chester City Police Officer or Teacher in the Chester-Upland School District?
The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County is offering $3,000 in grant funds to one (1) Police Officer and one (1) teacher in the form of down payment of closing costs assistance to purchase their primary residence in the City of Chester. Certain restrictions apply.
See the flyer below for more information.
The Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland has established a Senior Advisory Council to assist the 'seasoned' residents in the City of Chester. The Advisory Council consists of 15 seniors, who meet monthly to address issues and advocate for the senior population.
Live in Chester?
Are you aged 55+ ?
Looking for information to support and address issues related to your needs?
If you answered yes to all o these questions, then the Mayor's Senior Advisory Council can help YOU!
An information table will be set up every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month beginning November 9.
Chester City Hall (Main Lobby)
10 AM - 12 PM
2017 Community Room Booking available Monday, December 12, 2016
Applications are available at Chester City Hall during normal business hours, Monday-Friday
To secure your 2017 booking:
- you must have valid photo identification and
- a money order in the amount of $225.00.
No booking will be considered without valid photo identification and a money order. For more information, please contact Joy Taylor, Director of Constituent Services (610) 447-7724.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
12 PM - 4 PM
Soul Street Lounge
517 Avenue of the States
Chester, PA, 19013
Food & Fun
Wing Eating Contest
We are in need of 150 volunteers to participate in a training (drill), to familiarize our residents with the screening and distribution of medication in the event there was a biological threat present in the City of Chester and surrounding areas.
*** Interested in volunteering? ***
Email your contact information to Rosetta Cater at: email@example.com
Join us as we kick off our Fourth Annual
5k Run / Walk for Breast Cancer
This event is FREE for EVERYONE!
Location: Chester Waterfront (Seaport Drive) & (Flower Street)
Pre-register by: 10/01/2016
Walk / Run Date: 10/22/2016
On-Site Registration Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time promptly at 8:00 AM
For more information contact Ms. Rosetta Carter (610) 447-7700 ext. 7955
Come Celebrate the City of Chester's
Let's Move! 6th Anniversary Celebration and Health Awareness Month
|Saturday 2/20 11-3pm||City of Chester Wellness Week & Chester Biddy League Health Fair||Showalter Middle School|
|Sunday 2/21 various times||Healthy Churches - A Matter of the Heart||Various Locations|
|Monday 2/22 12-1pm||Health Awareness Week Information Table||City Hall|
|Tuesday 2/23 11-1:30pm||Heart Disease & Stroke: What Seniors Should Know||Community Room @ Chester City Hall|
|Wednesday 2/24 10am||City Council Proclamation||Chester City Hall|
|Wednesday 2/24 various times||Walk 4 Wellness Wednesday||Various Locations|
|Thursday 2/25 9am - 12pm||Fit Frenzy Fun Day!||Showalter Middle School|
|Friday 2/26 10am - 2pm||Chester Apartments Health & Fair||Chester Apartments 1225 West 9th Street|
Please call Ms. Rosetta Carter at the Bureau of Health (610) 447-7770
These events are sponsored by Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and Councilman William Jacobs, Director of Public Safety
3rd Men's Wellness Breakfast
"Men's Health Matters"
Featuring: Glenn Ellis
President / Senior Consultant at Strategies for Well-Being, LLC
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Chester City Hall Community Room
1 Fourth Street
Chester, PA 19013
For more information please contact:
Rosetta Carter, Community Health Director @ 610-447-7770 x7955
Please be advised that we will be experiencing extreme weather conditions throughout the City of Chester, with temperatures reportedly dropping below zero this evening and overnight. We encourage all residents to stay inside.
In the event of a power outage, we strongly advise residents to seek temporary shelter with family or friends.
We also advise our homeless population to seek adequate shelter at one of the agencies below. If you see someone who is homeless and in need of shelter, please call 911.
Emergency Shelter Information
City Team Ministries
634 Sproul Street
Chester, PA 19013
151 West 15th Street
Chester, PA 19013
Please be mindful to check on our elderly!
City of Chester Department of Public Safety’s
3rd Annual 5K Walk / Run
Councilman William “Al” Jacobs, Director
Chester Waterfront (Seaport Drive)
7:30 AM Sharp
We Invite you to pre-register by contacting:
Ms. Rosetta Carter, Community Health Education Director
@ 610-447-7770 x7955
This is a free event and open to the public!
CITY OF CHESTER TOP TEN PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS
The City of Chester Department of Public Safety is committed to working with the community to help preserve the quality and integrity of our neighborhoods, while ensuring public health and safety. Our Code Enforcement staff has identified the TOP TEN CODE VIOLATIONS most commonly found within our community.
In accordance with the Chester City Codified Ordinances, if founded these violations may warrant fines of up to $1000.00.
- Construction or Building without Permits
- Unlawful Operation of Businesses
- High Weeds and Grass
- Unregistered / Inoperable/Abandoned Motor Vehicles
- Trash & Debris
- Vacant, Unsecured Property
- Miscellaneous Property Maintenance Violations
- Unleashed Dogs
- Pet Allowance
- Animal Waste
We encourage residents to report suspected violations within their neighborhood to the Department of Public Safety Bureau of Health. You may contact the Department with any questions or concerns at 610-447-7770. You may also pick up a detailed copy of these regulations at Chester City Hall 1 E. Fourth Street Chester, PA, or click ‘Public Notices’ at www.ChesterCity.com
Councilman William Al Jacobs, Director
Ieasa Nichols, Public Health Commissioner
The City has adopted a Curfew Ordinance. Please see the document linked below for more information.
"The Eyes and Ears to insure that students are safe on their way to and from school."
Office of the Community Liaisons
Mayor John A. Linder
Primary duets of Community Block Leaders in Chester are as follows:
- Nurturing Neighborhood pride among residents
- Volunteers in this position work in conjunction with city government to keep residential blocks safe and clean.
Office of the Community Liaisons
Mayor John A. Linder
Due to the impending snow storm, there will be no trash pickup Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for the City of Chester.
Tuesday trash will be picked up on Wednesday, March 15, 2017
NO RECYCLE ON WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017
Thursday trash will be picked up Thursday, March 16, 2017
Friday’s trash will be picked up Friday, March 17, 2017
The following week the schedule will return to once a week pickup.
Councilwoman Portia West, Director of Streets & Public Improvements
CITY OF CHESTER RESIDENTS
NO TRASH PICKUP ON FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
Monday’s trash will be collected on Monday, April 10, 2017.
Tuesday’s trash will be collected on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
NO RECYCLE will be collected on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Thursday’s trash will be collected on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Friday’s trash will be collected on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
THE FOLLOWING WEEK THE SCHEDULE WILL RETURN TO REGULAR ONCE A WEEK PICKUP
Councilwoman Portia L. West
Director of Streets & Public Improvements
King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will start construction Tuesday, March 14, on a $16.6 million project to rehabilitate eight bridges over Interstate 95 and CSX Railroad in the City of Chester, Delaware County, plus improvements on Chestnut Street and Morton Avenue in the city. The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2018.
Construction on the first bridge over I-95 will begin Tuesday, March 14, with the rehabilitation of the Crosby Street pedestrian bridge. Due to nature of the bridge repairs, Crosby Street will be closed to pedestrians between 12th Street and 13th Street for the duration of construction which is scheduled to finish in mid-October 2017. Pedestrians will be directed to use the Edgmont Avenue bridge to cross over I-95.
In addition to rehabilitating the Crosby Street bridge, PennDOT will rehabilitate and improve the multi-span, steel girder bridges on Potter Street, Madison Street, Upland Street, Melrose Avenue, Chestnut Street, Edgemont Avenue, and the Walnut Street pedestrian structure. The contractor will also improve the I-95 south exit ramp at Chestnut Street.
The contractor will repair the concrete bridge decks on seven structures and replace the concrete deck on the Potter Street bridge. Crews will also place a new concrete overlay on the bridges; repair piers and support abutments; replace fencing on the bridge parapets; repair curbs and sidewalks; install new expansion joints; paint structural steel; reset bridge bearings; clean bridge drainage systems; repair existing lights; and perform other miscellaneous repairs.
PennDOT owns the Edgmont Avenue and Madison Avenue bridges, and the City of Chester owns the remaining six structures.
Each bridge will close during construction as will the I-95 south exit ramp at Chestnut Street when construction begins on that section. The department will not permit the contractor to close certain bridges simultaneously, and it will post detours to move motorists and pedestrians around the closed spans. Depending on the bridge under construction, lane restrictions will occur on I-95 weeknights from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning.
In addition to the bridge and ramp improvements, crews will repair Chestnut Street and Morton Avenue from 12th Street to 4th Street. The plan is to reconstruct curbs and sidewalks; mill and resurface the streets; install a new traffic signal at Chestnut Street and Morton Avenue; and upgrade the traffic signal at Morton Avenue and 7th Street. The contractor will reconstruct Morton Avenue from 7th Street to 4th Street to lower the road under the Amtrak overpass to increase vertical clearance from 12 feet 9 inches to 13 feet 9 inches.
South State, Inc. of Bridgeton, N.J. is the general contractor on the $16,668,238 project which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800
N O T I C E
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held by the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania on March 2, 2017, at 9:00 AM, in Courtroom number TBA, Court House, Media, Pennsylvania for the purpose of hearing testimony relative to the Petition of the City of Chester for authorization to increase the earned income tax rate for non-residents from one percent (1%) to one and five hundredths of a percent (1.05%) for 2017.
Any person desiring to offer testimony and/or evidence either in support or in objection thereto may be present and be heard.
CITY OF CHESTER
CROSSING GUARD POSITIONS
Seeking reliable and responsible adults to fill Crossing Guard positions for various locations throughout the City of Chester for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 school year. Pay starts at $9.07/hour. Applicants must be able to stand for 45-90 minutes at a time and possess a reliable means of transportation.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and are required
to pass an FBI Fingerprint Clearance and Child
Interested candidates should see Ms. Vernita Perry at the
Chester Police Station Lobby
@ 160 East 7th St.
Or pick up an application in the
Chester City Hall Lobby
@ 1 4th St.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE MARCH 3RD THROUGH MARCH 31ST, 2017
AND SHOULD BE RETURNED NO LATER THAN 4PM MARCH 31ST
Also, on site pre-screening will be open to interested candidates at the City of Chester Job Fair on March 23, 2017 from 10AM to 1PM.
The Office of Workforce Development is hosting a Job Fair. Several local businesses and agencies will be onsite, looking to hire eligible candidates.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Chester City Hall (Community Room)
*Professional attire is recommended *
For more information, please contact:
Eric Bayne, Workforce Development Coordinator
Blueprints to Success
Need Help finding a job?
We provide job readiness, placement, & career guidance.
When: Orientation - Ongoing
Where: Chester Education Foundation, 419 Avenue of the States, 7th Floor, Chester, PA 19013
- Must be between the ages of 18 to 24
- Delaware County Residents
- Must meet program eligibility income criteria
- High School Graduate
- Unemployed or Underemployed
Must commit to attend 3 month program (classroom hours Monday - Thursday, 10 AM - 3 PM)
Seats are limited: To Schedule an appointment, please call 610.364.1212
Need work or know someone who does? Standard Parking “SP+” for the Talen Energy Stadium is the answer.
Join the Team
- Plenty of hours
- Fun environment
- Flexible hours
- Uniforms supplied
- High promotion rate
- High School Diploma/GED
- Excellent Customer Service
- Required to Work in Chester, PA
- Must Pass a Drug Test
- Pass a Criminal Background Check
Apply online: http://pangea.geninfo.com/standardparking/apply
Media – Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.’s (CAADC) Pharmacy Technician Training Program has five additional slots available starting in January. The program is designed to help out-of-school youth gain the skills for a rewarding career including obtaining required credentials and industry recognized certifications. CAADC has partnered with Delaware County Community College for its Pharmacy Technician Training Program which provides instruction to become a pharmacy technician leading to employment in hospitals and community pharmacies. This program includes Pharmacy Technician Certification and an externship.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be between the ages of 17 and 24
- Currently reside in Delaware County
- Not enrolled in High School
Income eligibility guidelines do apply. Only five additional slots are available and are filling up fast so call today to see if you are eligible. Contact Gail King at (610) 874-8451 if you are interested in the Pharmacy Technician Training Program.
The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. has been Delaware County’s designated anti-poverty agency since 1979. The non-profit agency provides a wide range of services aimed at encouraging self-sufficiency for low-income individuals. The Agency’s website is www.caadc.org.
Download the attached document for new Job Opportunities at Job Corps.