Reading to reject developer’s bid for Penn St. buildings

87 apartments planned for Madison Building on Washington Street READING, Pa. – Reading plans to reject the bid it received from developer Alan Shuman to redevelop the five vacant buildings at Fifth and Penn streets in center city, Pedro Cortes, the city’s managing director, told the Reading City Council on Monday. Although Cortes said the city appreciates the role that ...

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Reading plans to address illegal discharge of fireworks

READING, Pa. – Reading city residents are becoming increasingly concerned about illegally discharged fireworks being set off on a nightly basis. City officials said they are aware of the problem and plan to take action. The topic was raised by Managing Director Pedro Cortes and a city resident at a city council meeting Monday night. “This is an issue that ...

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