NETHER PROVIDENCE >> For the second time in a decade, the township has caught the eye of Money magazine as it rolled out its annual "Best Places to Live" list, which is the cover story for the September edition. Nether Providence was one of three Pennsylvania communities to make the publication's ranking of top "Best Small Towns" in America, coming in at 27th out of 50.
A look at the week that was, the issues and people who made headlines, and a few darts and laurels for those who deserve them. DART: To the continuing financial morass that is the Chester Upland School District. A Delaware County judge this week shot down a state attempt to radically alter reimbursements to charter schools for special education students.
CHESTER >> Entering the last weekend before 3,500 students return to class in the Chester Upland School District, the members of the Chester Upland Education Association face uncertainty about their own financial futures as they plan to work with pay. Members of the teachers' union, as well as members of the support professionals' union, voted Thursday to continue working even though the district won't be able to make payroll after Sept.
Referred to by his fans simply as "Fluffy," Hawaiian shirt-wearing, animated, storytelling funny man Gabriel Iglesias takes the stage at the Sands Events Center Sept. 3. His specials "I'm Not Fat I'm Fluffy" and "Hot and Fluffy," as well as the two-part Comedy Central special "Aloha Fluffy," have made him internationally famous.