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Reading City Council discusses marijuana reform bill

Reading City Council discusses marijuana reform bill (Jim Vasil, 69 News)

The Reading City council discussed the introduction of an ordinance which would have mitigated penalties for possession of marijuana within the city of Reading on Monday evening.

Upper Saucon OKs advertising ordinance to add Copperhead properties to village commercial overlay zone


Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors Monday evening agreed to advertise an ordinance involving the owners of the Copperhead Grille request to have the properties at 5737 Route 378 and 5706 Old Bethlehem Pike added to the Village Commercial overlay zone.

Whitehall School Board favors full feasibility study


The Whitehall-Coplay School Board at its monthly operations and transportation committee meeting Monday afternoon said it preferred a full feasibility study of all of its facilities at a cost of $74,000 as opposed to a partial study costing less than half that amount.

Police Commission meeting reveals a dysfunctional partnership


Members of the Upper Perks Police Commission don’t see eye to eye. That was evident at Monday night’s meeting of commissioners which is made up of officials from the boroughs of East Greensville and Pennsburg.

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Reading mayor threatens veto of marijuana bill

Reading mayor threatens veto of marijuana bill

Reading City Council will formally introduce Monday an ordinance that would reduce the penalties for people caught carrying small amounts of marijuana.

Rozzi pushes for statute of limitations reform

Rozzi pushes for statute of limitations reform

A Berks County lawmaker said Tuesday that victims of clergy abuse should be able to seek justice at any age.

McGinty agrees to 2 debates; Toomey had pressed for 4

Katie McGinty and Pat Toomey

Katie McGinty, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is agreeing to join two debates in October after Republican incumbent Pat Toomey pushed for a four-debate schedule.

Pensions, gambling among issues as lawmakers return

It's been more than two months since Pennsylvania lawmakers wrapped up the budget session and left the Capitol, returning only for a day in August when senators were summoned to hastily confirm Bruce Beemer as attorney general.