Stories tagged: "reading"


Philadelphia's Mexican Independence Day Festival (Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)
How to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month Across Pennsylvania

From Philly to Pittsburgh, cities throughout Pa. are holding celebrations to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans and the growing diversity of our state.

Cumru Twp, PA - June 1: The Sheetz gas station and convenience store on Lancaster Pike In Cumru Township Tuesday morning June 1, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Pennsylvania Gas Prices Continue to Fall

After reaching a record high of $5.07 per gallon in early June, the average price for a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is now down to $3.85.

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.

A person wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks in Allentown, Pa., Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Bid to Help Latinos Win More Seats in Newly Drawn Districts Draws Criticism

Proposals from the Legislative Reapportionment Commission that must reflect a decade of demographic changes identified by the census narrowed opportunities for Pennsylvania Latinos, critics say.

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.