Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The change comes as the Malvern Community Arts Project group plans multiple murals in town.
A spate of planned new murals in Malvern Borough has Borough Council considering new language for its commercial signage ordinance. The addendum would set conditions for outdoor murals—allowing art that promotes community, but not those that would promote a specific business. The council is expected to vote April 16 to add the following language to Section 2604-B, Signs in Commercial and Industrial Districts: A second change, also up for adoption on April 16, would correct a typo in the borough code regarding alleys (Section 508), which currently reads as: The parenthetical portion will be changed to say "width of twenty (20) feet."
Friday, March 22, 2013
What would you like to see move to this busy intersection that serves as an entry point for Malvern Borough?
Few intersections in Malvern Borough are more heavily trafficked than East King Street at Bridge Street, but the buildings located on the south side of the intersection have sat vacant for years. What would you like to see move into this location on East King Street? Tell us in the comments. Commenters on Patch recently discussed the buildings, calling them "the ugliest 'Welcome to Malvern,'" an "eyesore" and a "dilapidated set of shacks." The T-style junction is as much a front door to the community as any other spot in borough, as motorists arriving from Route 30 tend to take Bridge Street to cross the train tracks and enter Malvern. According to Borough Manager Sandy Kelley, the location has housed many businesses over the years— Oasis …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Carrie Kingsbury will paint a Victorian scene on the exterior wall of Malvern Pizza & Beer.
Carrie Kingsbury is the muralist who will create a full-color Victorian scene on the side of Malvern Pizza & Beer. Based in Birdsboro and working as Promiseland Murals, Kingsbury's art can already be found in Malvern and throughout the region. She painted the fox-hunting scene on the side of Great American Pub in Paoli. View some of her work in the slideshow above. Malvern resident Kristin Thomas, who is spearheading the mural effort, gave some background on Kingsbury in a comment on a recent post about the project: View more of her art on her website and Facebook page.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The station should reopen soon, assuming its underground equipment is functioning correctly, according to the borough codes enforcement officer.
Malvern Borough is once again without a functioning gas station, but only temporarily. The Exxon station on West King Street, which opened less than a year ago, has barricades preventing vehicles from pulling up to the pumps, but the business has not closed. It is undergoing testing of the lines to its underground tanks, according to borough codes enforcement officer Bill Wilfong by way of borough manager Sandy Kelley. The station should open again soon.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The parade was schedule to begin at 4 p.m., but has been canceled due to the extreme weather forecast.
UPDATE 10/27/12 8:20pm—The parade has been canceled due to the impending storm, according to an email from borough manager Sandy Kelley. There is no rain date. Original story continues below The sign hanging in Burke Park is hard to miss—Malvern Borough's 2012 Halloween Parade comes to King Street on Sunday, Oct. 28. The parade is organized by the Great Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. Looking to don a costume and march in this year's parade? Here are the details, via the GVRCC flyer (also attached to this article as a PDF; click to enlarge it): Line up starts at 3 p.m. on East King Street between Ruthland Avenue and Church Street. The parade begins at 4, heading west on King Street toward Malvern Shopping Center. Marching Divisions: …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The zoning could change from office professional to town center, according to public notices posted in the Willistown portion of the development site.
Update 10/22/2012 11:30 p.m.: After a strong showing from residents who live in or near the affected area, the Willistown Board of Supervisors decided not to vote on the zoning change at its Monday night meeting. The residents expressed concerns about an increase in traffic, noise and other negative effects that might come from a Town Center zoning designation, which allows for retail and shopping. More information on the meeting will come in a separate article. Original story continues below A reader emailed to ask: According to Rita Reves, Planning Director for Willistown, the reasons for the proposed change from Residential to Town Center will be discussed at the township meeting tonight. Reves wrote via email: The Willistown Township …
The event will take place Nov. 3 and 4 at 218 W. King St.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
A homeless man was arrested for burglary after police dogs tracked him to a nearby building.
A 54-year-old homeless man is in Chester County Prison after attempting to burglarize St. Patrick Parish School early Sunday morning. Larry Ellis was unable to post $15,000 cash bail after being arraigned via video by Judge Gwen Knapp. Ellis carried New York identification and has active warrants from that state. According to Malvern Police, Rev. Christopher Redcay, the pastor at St. Patrick, was opening the building around 6:30 a.m. when he saw someone running down the hallway and alerted police. Two responding Malvern officers went inside the building while officers from Willistown and East Whiteland set up a perimeter. "While we were inside, a resident of Channing Avenue reported seeing a man in her backyard hiding in bushes, who then…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Malvern Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Harassment by communication… A 53-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested for harassing his girlfriend via text messages. The harassment occurred between Sept. 10 and 11 following a fight at the victim's East King Street home. DUI… On Sept. 15, just after 1 a.m., a 42-year-old West Chester resident was pulled over on the 200 block of Paoli Pike for speeding and following another vehicle too closely. She failed field sobriety tests and was taken to Paoli Hospital for blood testing.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The borough is 'laid out beautifully' for bike patrols, police chief said.
Malvern Police Officer Pat Dougherty has been receiving a lot of double takes lately, as he rides through the borough. Instead of a cruiser, he's riding on an 18-gear Raleigh police bicycle. People aren't used to seeing that. The Malvern Police Department recently reinstated its bike program, which was discontinued a few years ago, according to Chief Mark Ercole. The department has two bikes—equipped with headlights, speedometers and other accessories—and two officers certified to ride them, so far. The reinstatement of bike patrols marks one of the first visible changes made to the department since Ercole was named chief in June. "This borough is set up perfectly for it ... it's relatively flat," Dougherty said. "You can get anywhere in …