Politics

No one would allow more pollution during a pandemic, would they?

Some people call them the Environmental Pollution Agency because the EPA is responsible for determining how much pollution an industry is allowed to emit before their pollution is deemed harmful to the environment and a health hazard, especially to the people who live nearby. Companies are issued permits that outline the rules to which a …

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Should Chester City be handling City Council meetings differently during coronavirus?

With Chester City Hall being closed to the public, city officials conducted their city council meeting to an empty room but broadcasted it on FacebookLive. My only issue had to do with how difficult it was to hear what was being said, and I offered a suggestion how to fix that. I was encouraged to …

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I wish there was more information on Chester City worker layoffs

I’ve been laid off a few times. It’s humiliating and confusing, especially if it’s your first time. Once you’ve been through it once, you are less stressed and somewhat comfortable navigating all the baggage that unemployment dumps on you. I’ve always struggled with the term ‘laid-off.’ A lay-off could be seasonal and have you out …

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Laid off City workers applying for unemployment should be fully compensated

As the folks in Washington D.C. continue to squabble over the final details of the stimulus package, it appears they’re going to boost unemployment compensation to make everyone earning under $60,000 whole. It goes something like this… The deal also includes a massive expansion of unemployment insurance. Schumer called the agreement “unemployment compensation on steroids,” …

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Chester City to layoff employees due to coronavirus?

I hope it’s only a rumor, but several City of Chester departments are slated for layoffs effective March 30 with their last paychecks being issued on April 3. This comes as a result of conference call to the department personnel earlier today. Yet, according to Forbes.com earlier today… U.S. Senate leaders agreed to the massive …

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Advocates for the incarcerated want the same thing regardless of race

There are a lot of Black people incarcerated across America making up about half the jail and prison population while representing only 13% of the United States population. Any talk about how to manage the incarcerated during the coronavirus pandemic obviously involves close to as many white inmates as it does Black and Brown inmates. …

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Should health workers get priority for protection against coronavirus?

That seems like such a stupid question but based on government’s delay in implement the Defense Production Act to secure medical equipment sorely needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic, you’d think we had a large bench full of doctors, nurses, and first responders at the ready and available to care for the thousands of American’s …

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How can Chester City coronavirus communications reach more citizens?

If there were ever a time to hear from government, it is during this coronavirus pandemic. Whether you like him or not, it’s easy to hear from President Trump and the national response to the coronavirus scare, but it takes a little effort and direction to hear from your county and city leaders. In the …

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Chester City steps up website with a coronavirus link

With God as my witness, I was on the phone last night with a guy venting about the City of Chester’s website. For the life of me, I can’t understand why parking meter rates is still on the home page and there’s nothing on the city’s coronavirus guidance and leadership for this community. I even …

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