Coatesville police continue to deepen bond with community through training, engagement

Coatesville Police Corporal Brenden Boyle tickets a city youngster for good behavior, as part of the department’s community outreach program. COATESVILLE — As calls for police reform and sensitivity training have become a nationwide outcry, the City of Coatesville Police Department has taken an existing community engagement initiative a step further by blending time-tested training with new...

Coatesville Savings changes name to Prosper to better reflect wider community service

Chester County community leaders joined Prosper Bank to celebrate the bank’s name change from Coatesville Savings Bank to Prosper Bank. The transition reflects the bank’s growth and expanded footprint to serve a wider community throughout Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Attending the official ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday in Coatesville were:Front row (l to r) Latifah...

Logan appointed as Coatesville City Manager

James Logan COATESVILLE — James Logan was appointed City Manager of Coatesville in a unanimous vote by City Council on Monday night. Logan, who has served as Assistant City Manager since August 2018, has been serving as Acting City Manager since the retirement of former Manager Michael Trio was announced two weeks ago at the close of his five-year contract. Logan has previously held a number of city,...

Coatesville Christmas Parade canceled due to COVID-19

Mummers march at a previous undated Coatesville Christmas Parade. COATESVILLE – In an effort to safeguard the attendees and participants of one of Coatesville’s most cherished events, the Coatesville Christmas Parade Committee has announced the cancellation of the 2020 parade, Monday. The Parade Committee expressed disappointment for the community that this year’s parade is cancelled, but stressed...

Logan named interim City Manager as Trio announces retirement

COATESVILLE  — James Logan has been named Acting City Manager after City Manager Michael Trio announced his retirement from his role at the end of his five-year contract.  The change was announced by City Council members on Monday. Logan, who has served as Assistant City Manager since August 2018, will assume the new role effective immediately.  Logan previously held a number of city, workforce...

Music Spotlight: Chesco’s Mascherino keeps busy, despite pandemic

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Fred Mascherino When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and forced virtually everything to come to a halt, it was a shock – and it was something that took a lot of effort to get accustomed to. It was similar to a blizzard that was unexpected, came on quickly and dropped six feet of snow on the area. Virtually everyone was forced to remain at home – to stay...

Coatesville Impact Fund launched

Josh Burrell, Managing Partner, Activated Capital; James Logan, Coatesville Assistant City Manager; Parveen Panwar, Managing Partner, Activated Capital; Scott Turner, White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Executive Director; and Andrew Willis, Partner, Activated Capital discuss development opportunities in the City of Coatesville at the recent Qualified Opportunity Zone Federal Agency...

Coatesville gets 2nd round of redevelopment funding

COATESVILLE — As a part of their five-point, city-wide revitalization strategy, the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance places a high priority on the redevelopment of the downtown commercial core.  In 2018, they applied for – and received – a Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. NPP is a PA tax credit incentive whereby...

The Movement to hold public meeting, Dec. 10

The Movement Community Development Corporation (CDC) will hold its second and final public meeting on December 10th at 630 PM at the New Life Christian Fellowship 1 South 5th Avenue. The meeting is part of the process of applying for Keystone Communities status with the Commonwealth’s Department of Community and Economic Development.    The CDC is holding public hearings to test the goals and...

BKG-Brickus Funeral Home reopens with renewed focus on community and families

The BKG-Brickus Funeral Home, 977 W. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville PA VALLEY — While it may be a familiar name to local folks, the BKG-Brickus Funeral Home has reopened, still locally and minority owned, not just with a focus on customer service, but as their role as members of the broader local community. To be sure, this isn’t some chain-operated or corporate funeral home: the BKG-Brickus...