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Is Malvern the new Phoenixville? This once sleepy Chester County borough is undergoing a serious transformation.

A $1.5 million Brick & Brew restaurant opened last month in downtown Malvern. Many in town say they welcome new restaurants, despite occasional parking, traffic, and home-affordability concerns. Others bemoan a loss of small-town charm and say the area is overdeveloped.

Jury finds Clayton P. Carter III guilty of murder in the 2017 shooting death of his West Goshen neighbor

As the foreman read the verdict just before 11 p.m. Thursday, the victim’s wife, Jill Jennings, mouthed “Thank you” through tears.

A neighborhood feud or a calculated execution? Trial begins for Chester County man charged with fatal shooting.

Clayton Carter, 53, of West Goshen, is charged with killing his neighbor in August 2017. His trial began Friday.

A grand estate in Gladwyne will be redeveloped: A residential village or a 170-bed retirement home?

In Bob Burch’s ideal world, the acreage would stay mostly preserved, he said, with 31 spectacular cottages forming a residential village in sync with the French Normandy style of the 14,000-square-foot, 20-room manor home, once owned by an heir to Campbell Soup.

Delaware County woman charged in death of elderly mom kept in 'deplorable’ conditions in Havertown home

After years of neglect, Patricia Gottlieb died of a severe bacterial infection in March 2018, Delaware County District Attorney District Attorney Katayoun Copeland said Tuesday as she announced the arrest of the woman's 58-year-old daughter, Ellyn Beth Gottlieb.

Can Bala Avenue’s boom in Bala Cynwyd spark new life on City Avenue?

Developers say the opening of The Kelly apartments marked the first wave of revitalization for a sleepy area off City Avenue they’ve coined “NoBA.” Residents are less optimistic about the rebirth of City Avenue as a whole.

A dispute between West Goshen neighbors ended with one dead. Now, the other heads to trial.

Clayton P. Carter III returned Friday to the Chester County Justice Center for one final hearing before his trial next week. The 53-year-old faces charges of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and voluntary manslaughter in the killing of George Brooks Jennings, 51.

Ex-Delco cop empowers at her new, no-men-allowed fitness studio

“It’s so refreshing going from 10 years of working with all men to now working with all women," said Jennifer August, a Norwood native and former Drexel University police officer who now runs Jabz Boxing in Ridley Park.

Thanks to voters, you’ll be able to buy alcohol in more places in Delaware and Chester County — eventually

In Marple, Aldan, and Lansdowne in Delaware County, and West Marlborough and Franklin townships in Chester County, voters who showed up for Tuesday’s primary election replied with a resounding “Yes” to referendum questions about expanding their municipality’s liquor laws.

In Montgomery County, some voters concerned by new paper ballots

“I know the whole idea was to establish a paper trail, but in my way of thinking, they did it backwards," said one voter, one of thousands to use Montgomery County's new system Tuesday.