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About: Chester, PA

Chester is located in southeastern Pennsylvania. The city was originally located in what was part of a Swedish territory called New Sweden. It was known as "Finlandia," then "Upland." When William Penn arrived in "Upland," he renamed the settlement Chester, in honor of the English city of Chester. The city's naval shipyard supplied the Union during the Civil War. It continued to serve the US during subsequent wars, until Philadelphia became the predominate shipyard.

Population: 38854
Local Newspapers: Chester County Press, Daily Local News Courier
Local Sports Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies
Local Colleges: State UniversityWidener University

Zip Codes associated with Chester, PA: 19013, 19022
Towns/Cities near Chester, PA : Eddystone, Woodlyn, Brookhaven, Parkside, Upland

Chester News
Aqua Pharmaceuticals, LLC - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare - Deals and...

Aqua Pharmaceuticals, LLC is a pharmaceutical company. The company develops and markets products for the treatment of dermatological conditions.

Spoiler Alert! Preview of the Best Traditional House from the upcoming Houses issue

Old houses are the Sirens of the remodeling world, enticing homeowners and builders with their songs of tradition and archtiectural heriitage. But remodlers beware! It takes lots of ingenuity and sweat to woo these venerable homes into the contemporary world.

Lawrence R. Beauford

He was the son of Ida Beauford and the late Lawrence Smith. Mr. Beauford attended Chester Public Schools and graduated from Chester High School in 1972.

State of State Reveals Final Round of Speakers

In case you missed the memo, State of State is an annual conference for the Penn State community and a platform for change. This year's conference will take place in Alumni Hall on Feb. 14, 2015.

DiMarco lined up a putt on her way to rounds of 73 & 76.

DiMarco's 75 was the West Chester, Pennsylvania, native's second lowest of four rounds as she scored a 311 with an 80-74-82-75. Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, Florida, won the event with a four-round 286 .

Joseph M. Komonosky

Joe was born and raised in Chester, PA and was a lifetime member of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Jayhawks Improve on Second Day at the SALLY

DiMarco improved six strokes and shot a 2-over 74 on Thursday. Her two-round 154 has her tied for 16th in the 63-golfer field as she entered the day tied for 23rd.

Caesars, Bally's in Atlantic City included in Caseser's bankruptcy filing in Chicago, report says

This December 2013 photo shows the exterior of Caesars Atlantic City as it towers over the Wild West facades of Bally's Atlantic City in the foreground. Two Atlantic City casinos - Caesars and Bally's - are including in the bankruptcy filing in Chicago on Thursday by a division of Caesars Entertainment Corp., according to reports.

Power Plant Saves 1.3 Million Gallons of Drinking Water per Day

Covanta's Delaware Valley energy-from-waste facility in Chester, Pennsylvania, has saved 1.3 million gallons a day from local water supplies by installing General Electric 's RePAK water reuse technology in the power plant's cooling tower. The Chester facility generates up to 90 megawatts of clean energy from 3,510 tons per day of municipal solid waste.

Fine Arts: Triple treat at the James A. Michener Art Museum

It's always a treat to visit the permanent collections at the Michener Art Museum, but right now that treat is tripled with three very special exhibitions that will be there only on limited display. "Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography" This exhibit will dazzle you with astounding images by thirty-four artists who use their camera lenses to translate the glories of the universe through the convergence of art and science.

A note of concern to wounded MLK from a friend in Japan

Keeping the dream alive: People hold placards against racism at a demonstration in Tokyo in September 2013. Some 2,000 people took part in an anti-discrimination rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a dream' speech on Aug. 28, 1963.

Session is set for West Chester school board candidates

WEST CHESTER The West Chester Area School District will hold an information session Jan. 22 for residents interested in running for the school board. Five of the nine board seats are up for election.

Pennsylvania Power Plant Saves 1.3 Million Gallons Of Drinking Water...

Covanta's Delaware Valley energy-from-waste facility in Chester, Pennsylvania, has saved 1.3 million gallons a day from local water supplies by installing GE's advanced RePAK water reuse technology in the power plant's cooling tower. GE honored Covanta with the Return on Environment award to recognize the company for its noteworthy reductions in water usage.

James "Jim" Scherer Pritchard

Jim was a Submariner on the Redfin during the Korean conflict. Upon separation from the Navy he returned to the University of New Hampshire where he earned a BS degree in Agriculture with a major in Agronomy, and met Shirley Fielding whom he married in l957.

Developer of synthetic cannabinoid therapies expands management team

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company founded last year to develop transdermal synthetic cannabinoid treatments, added another member to its management team. Zynerba is initially attempting to develop two therapeutic candidates designed to provide sustained, consistent and controlled delivery of therapeutic levels of cannabinoids.

Eugene T. O'Neill, Angola Beach resident

Born in Chester, Pa., he was raised in Upper Chichester, Pa. He was educated at Chichester High School where he played baseball and football.

Uber users take complaints to social media

Uber users are posting their New Year's Eve bills on social media, saying they paid way too much. One rider posted a copy of a receipt from a four-and-a-half-mile trip in West Chester, Pennsylvania.