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New Landscape Saves Water, Money for Arizona Community

This article is a press release written for BrightView. Arizona is known for its limited groundwater resources, even requiring new subdivision applicants in one of the five Active Management Areas (AMA) to demonstrate that there is sufficient, adequate-quality water for at least 100 years before being approved. Within the Phoenix AMA and located 20 miles west […]

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BrightView Team Members Rescue Neighbors in Houston

This article is a news story written for BrightView. With floodwaters rising throughout Houston from Hurricane Harvey, BrightView’s John Shollar and Juan Garcia took it upon themselves to help their community anyway they could. Donning their BrightView safety vests, the two – joined by a few friends – went out into the flooded streets with a […]

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BrightView Develops, Maintains Landscape at ‘The Cannery’

This article is a press release written for BrightView. The Cannery is the state’s first farm-to-table new home community where residents have access to a 7.4-acre working farm on location that, in turn, feeds the community and creates a sustainable lifestyle. “The New Home Company took an old facility – a tomato cannery – and proposed an […]

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BrightView Finds, Transports and Installs Chicago Christmas Tree

This article is a news story written for BrightView. It just wouldn’t be the winter holiday in Chicago without the city’s iconic Christmas Tree. Out of 120 nominations from across Chicagoland, Bill Scholla’s 69-foot Norway spruce was chosen for the holiday honor by the Windy City. BrightView hauled the tree more than 50 miles from Wauconda […]

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Greenville Team Volunteers at Julie Valentine Center in South Carolina

This article is a news story written for BrightView. BrightView team members in South Carolina recently held a Community Day in which volunteers helped create a new landscape for the Julie Valentine Center in Greenville. The non-profit center provides free confidential services to sexual assault and child abuse survivors and their families.  The center’s mission is […]

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Bridgeport Team Helps Restore School Playground

This article is a news story written for BrightView. Students at the Luis Munoz Marin School in Bridgeport, Conn., returned to class for the new school year with a brighter, friendlier playscape, thanks to a combined effort from BrightView,UnitedHealthcare and Groundwork Bridgeport, a nonprofit which brings about the sustained regeneration of the environment. The school’s playground […]

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BrightView Employee Saves Woman from Burning Building

This article is a news story written for BrightView. It started off as just a regular day for BrightView’s Antonio Lopes, who was on his way to work Sep. 7, when smoke wafting from an apartment building caught his attention. Lopes was at the Hillside Gardens apartment complex in the El Cerrito section of San Diego […]

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BrightView Teams with USGBC on Project Haiti

This article is a news story written for BrightView. Haitian citizens will little forget the devastating, magnitude-7.0 earthquake that struck the island Jan. 12, 2010, killing more than 300,000 people, injuring another 300,000 and displacing 1.3 million, including children in an orphanage that was destroyed in Port-au-Prince. Shortly after the disaster, the U.S. Green Building Council […]

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YMCA of Greater Brandywine launches new campaign to give every child the chance to become president

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — There were no protests outside of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine in West Chester on Tuesday afternoon as a new candidate was announcing a run for president. In fact, for the first time in Chester County, both the county Democratic […]

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Iron Hill Twilight Race Series in West Chester a day away

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Bicyclists will be taking to the streets of West Chester Saturday as part of the 12th annual Iron Hill Twilight Race Series. The event, which is estimated to draw 15,000 to 20,000 spectators and participants this year, will feature three activity […]

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Proposed food truck ordinance in West Chester to face major overhaul

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Food trucks owners and employees and West Chester University professors and students rallied together in just a single day after hearing about a possible ordinance to regulate food trucks in the borough and made themselves known on Tuesday night. As […]

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Iron Hill Twilight Race Series set for Saturday in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website, The Reporter‘s website and The Phoenix‘s website. WEST CHESTER — The big Iron Hill Twilight Race Series is coming to West Chester Saturday evening. The event focuses mainly on the three big criterium […]

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Cecile Richards speaks to Chester County residents about Clinton, upcoming election

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and The Phoenix‘s website. EAST BRADFORD — The big general election is less than 90 days away, and a couple dozen Chester County residents listened and bounced ideas off Cecile Richards, who came to speak with the gathered group Wednesday afternoon. Richards made […]

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Will a busking ordinance in West Chester restrict First Amendment rights?

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — West Chester is toying with the idea of passing a busking ordinance, which would allow street performances, but will implement regulations on the performers, or buskers, in the borough. But would the passage of the ordinance with its specific regulations […]

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Group attempts to get youth out to voting booths

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Trentonian‘s website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. PHILADELPHIA — For the first time in 112 years, the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan advocacy group for better government, has produced a […]

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Is a choice no choice at all? Many voters believe it

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. Presidential politics is dominating the news, whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, TV or newspapers. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have many people debating […]

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QVC partners with Chester County Food Bank, Fresh2You

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — The Chester County Food Bank and QVC has had a long-standing relationship and it has only grown stronger thanks to QVC signing on as the premier corporate sponsor of the food bank’s Fresh2You Mobile Market. To celebrate the partnership, the […]

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West Chester councilman resigns leaving a vacancy

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — West Chester Borough Council is one member short after the July 15 resignation of Brian Abbott. Abbott, who had represented Ward 3 in the borough since 2014, is relocating to Lower Merion, Montgomery County, for personal and professional reasons, leaving […]

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WCU Criterions annual Reunion Concert slated for Thursday night

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Once someone makes the Criterions at West Chester University, they are counted as a member for life, and even get to continue playing as part of them with the Criterions Alumni. Annually, a group of the former members come together […]

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County Health Department identifies West Nile virus in mosquito sample from Tredyffrin

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — While the Zika virus hasn’t been found in any mosquitoes in Chester County, the same can’t be said for the West Nile virus, which was identified in a mosquito sample collected in Tredyffrin July 7. The Chester County Health Department […]

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Melton Center fundraising to restore closed pool in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Summers in West Chester can provide delicious outdoor dining, live music at multiple venues, a great selection of shopping and soon a live performance theater. The one thing it is missing for those “dog days” of summer is a community […]

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Friday Night Lights at ChesLen Preserve draws largest crowd to date

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. NEWLIN — It was a night of good drinks, good music and good company at the sixth annual Friday Night Lights, held at the ChesLen Preserve on Friday night. The event, hosted by the Natural Lands Trust, invites the public out to the […]

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