Stories tagged: "Berks County"


Reading School District Superintendent Dr. Khalid N. Mumin hugs Laila Jones, 9, before the PIAA Class 6A championship at the Giant Center, Hershey. caption  Photo by Natalie Kolb 3/25/2017 (Photo By Natalie Kolb/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Shapiro Taps a Former Superintendent of the Year to Be Pennsylvania’s Education Secretary

Khalid Mumin is currently superintendent of the Lower Merion School District in suburban Philadelphia. He was previously superintendent for seven years at the majority Latino Reading School District.

(L-R) Keystone managing editor Patrick Berkery, state Rep. Melissa Shusterman, state Sen. Katie Muth, state Sen. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Lancaster City Council President Izzy Smith-Wade-El during the Keystone candidate forum at the Bok Building in Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 2022 (Photo: the Keystone).
‘They Aren’t Listening to You and They Don’t Care About Your Values’: PA Democrats Say Republicans in Harrisburg Are Hurting Pennsylvanians

At the Keystone’s candidate forum in Philadelphia, state Democrats cited Republican efforts to ban abortion and their hypocrisy on the issue of public safety as examples of how the GOP-majority are attempting to take away the rights of Pennsylvanians.

A worker processes mail-in ballots at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Doylestown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
3 Pennsylvania Counties Ordered to Count Mail-in Primary Votes

Wolf administration scores victory in a lawsuit over whether mail-in ballots that lack handwritten dates on their return envelopes should be counted.

Head’s up, Sheetz. Wawa is Moving in on Your Turf

The Delaware County-based convenience store and gas station chain is planning to open as many as 40 new locations in Central Pennsylvania.

These railroad tracks could be getting more use if Amtrak's plan goes through.
Restoring Passenger Rail Service Between Reading and Philadelphia is Chugging Along

Officials in Chester, Berks, and Montgomery counties have created the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority.

These railroad tracks could be getting more use if Amtrak's plan goes through.
All Aboard: Restoring Passenger Rail Service from Reading to Philadelphia

A new study shows not only that reviving passenger rail service in Reading is financially possible and economically profitable, but it has the support of Amtrak and President Biden.

Campaign volunteers stand outside the Santander Arena in Reading, Berks County, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. A sign at the arena advertised an upcoming Ted Nugent concert. Nugent recently campaigned with President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. (Keystone Photo/Ashley Adams)
Will Reading Stay Red in 2020? It Was Hard to Tell at Lunchtime.

Reading, a small city in rural Berks County, was once a center for the Socialist Party in the US. In recent years, the county has gone Republican.