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‘Rosie the Riveter’ statue arrives in Berks

From Rep. Mark Gillen, BMHM President|

U.S. Department Of Labor sues East Penn Manufacturing, investigation found overtime violations

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against a Berks County battery manufacturer after an investigation found overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards ...

From Department of Labor|


  • School Closings: Philadelphia suburbs begin to announce delays, closings for Thursday

    School closings for Thursday, March 22. Schools are listed by county.


  • News

    Police: Business window damaged with BB gun

    Criminal mischief HONEY BROOK >> State Police are investigating an incident that occurred between March 14 and March 15 at a business on the 4600 block of Horseshoe Pike. Police say unknown persons damaged the window of the business with a BB gun. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police at Embreeville.


  • Food

    QUICK COOK: Pita goes fresh and elegant

    I recently had this salmon sandwich at a San Francisco restaurant and I have to say, it’s a dish worth copying. I raced to the market, then to the kitchen to develop my own twist on it.

    By Bibby Gignilliat Special to Digital First Media|

  • News

    Berks History Center awarded the PA Museums 2018 Special Achievement Award

    The Berks History Center is pleased to announce that PA Museums, Pennsylvania’s statewide trade association serving museum professionals and institutions, has awarded the Berks History Center (BHC) an Institutional Achievement Award for the BHC’s Collections Management Project.

    From Berks History Center|

  • News

    Fleetwood native helps organize benefit concert for boy, 6, with spina bifida

    The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association Chapter at Misericordia University is holding its fourth annual NSSLHA Benefit Concert on April 8 at 3 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. NSSLHA officers who organized the benefit are Jenna Reed, Fleetwood, president; Alexis D’Amico, Riverside, N.J., vice president; Samantha Olcott, Monroe Twp., N.J., treasurer; and Megan Kieltyka, Scotch Plains, N.J., secretary.

    From Misericordia University|

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT PREVIEW: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band delivers finger-lickin’ good Country Blues; comes to World Café Live

    Reverend Peyton is a larger than life figure who delivers boot stompin’ backwoods country blues music on just about any stringed instrument, and that includes customizing shotguns and axes into playable instruments, while keeping them functional.

    By Chris Cameron For Digital First Media |

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT PREVIEW: Beatles tribute show to spotlight ‘Sgt. Pepper’ at Academy of Music in Philadelphia

    Join Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band this weekend.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    Genesius Kids present ‘The Music Man Kids’

    Performing at Genesius Theatre, 153 North 10th Street, Reading, The Genesius Production of Music Man Kids is part of a series offered by Music Theatre International to take their big shows and tailor them down for children to perform.

    From Genesius Theatre|

  • Entertainment

    Reading Symphony presents an evening of all-Gershwin works

    The Reading Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of all-Gershwin works, entitled Glorious Gershwin, on Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center. Acclaimed British pianist Simon Mulligan joins the orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Constantine, for Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, and bass-baritone and leading interpreter of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Kevin Deas, is featured in selections from the beloved American opera. Also on the...


  • News

    Berks County man draws prison for drug crimes in Pottstown, Lower Providence

    NORRISTOWN >> A Berks County man who previously spent time behind bars for a drug dealing habit has been sent back to prison for similar crimes in Pottstown and Lower Providence.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter|

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