Is York’s retail growth here to stay?

Alex Keener, co-owner of My Girlfriend's Wardrobe, said the consignment shop will move to a larger space on Market Street this month. (Daily Record/Sunday News -- File)

Alex Keener, co-owner of My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe, said the consignment shop will move to a larger space on Market Street this month. (Daily Record/Sunday News — File)

Indigo Bleu, a clothing boutique, is set to open in just a few days on West Philadelphia Street — becoming the latest in a flurry of retail starts and expansions.

Our business reporter, Gary Haber, noted the trend in a couple of recent stories, writing: Continue reading “Is York’s retail growth here to stay?” »

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City posts listing for Business Administrator position

Looking for a new job?

York is accepting applications for its Business Administrator position — the post left vacant by former city employee Michael O’Rourke this spring after he was relieved of his duties. Continue reading “City posts listing for Business Administrator position” »

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How does safety factor in to York’s mobile food debate?

A recent study by a group that supports food trucks showed that they performed as well or better than eat-in restaurants in health inspections. (Daily Record/Sunday News -- File)

A recent study by a group that supports food trucks showed that they performed as well or better than eat-in restaurants in health inspections. (Daily Record/Sunday News — File)

I spent some time last month pounding the pavement, talking to York restaurant and business owners, as well as mobile food proponents, about whether food trucks and carts belong on city streets.

I heard concerns about scarce foot traffic and increased competition, and also calls for more variety and things to do downtown. But the one thing no one really mentioned was safety. Continue reading “How does safety factor in to York’s mobile food debate?” »

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York se expande servicios a la comunidad latina

Earlier this month, we reported that York has hired a bilingual Latino Services Coordinator with the goal of improving city government services to non-English speakers. Below is a Spanish translation of the article about Natividad Rivera, the city’s new coordinator. Translation services were provided by Ximena Claure and Joaquin Calles Guzman.

Natividad Rivera ha encontrado un problema en la integración de la comunidad Latina en la ciudad de York.

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Does York need a stiffer litter law?

York City Council is considering a change to how it polices trash and litter that could mean a $25 on-the-spot fine for anyone who flouts property maintenance laws.

But while some say it’s a financial reprimand that’s long overdue, others are concerned that the law will target some, including the uninformed and landlords, unfairly. Continue reading “Does York need a stiffer litter law?” »

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Mateo’s Litter Critters recognize York garbage men

Mateo Maldonado showed his appreciation for garbage men in June. (Photo courtesy of Meranda Rodenhaber)

Mateo Maldonado showed his appreciation for garbage men in June. (Photo courtesy of Meranda Rodenhaber)

Remember Mateo Maldonado — the kid who has been cleaning up York for a little more than a year now?

Last time we caught up with him, he was a finalist in a national Kindest Kid contest. Although Mateo didn’t win, it didn’t stop him and the rest of his “Litter Critter” group from keeping their efforts to make York a little bit better place to live. Recently, he’s been busy sharing his passion for trash with the people who pick it up for a living. Below is a post from Mateo’s mom, Meranda Rodenhaber, about what Mateo did to recognize National Garbage Man Day on June 17. Continue reading “Mateo’s Litter Critters recognize York garbage men” »

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Instagram: Clouds & Churches


“You are here not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more of who you really are.” – Oprah. Jog around Friendship Baptist Church, York Pa.


Sky action during a jog. Asbury Church, York Pa. #iloveyorkcity

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Satterlee: No “backwards ideas” when applying for marriage license with partner

Bradley C. Jacobs, right, signs the first same-sex marriage license in York County at the York County Judicial Center Wednesday May 21, 2014. Will Guntrum, left, and David Satterlee are seated across from him. Paul Kuehnel - Daily Record/Sunday News

Bradley C. Jacobs, right, signs the first same-sex marriage license in York County at the York County Judicial Center Wednesday May 21, 2014. Will Guntrum, left, and David Satterlee are seated across from him. Paul Kuehnel – Daily Record/Sunday News

After David Satterlee and his partner of 13 years, Will Guntrum, became the first gay couple to receive a marriage license in York last Wednesday, Satterlee still had a meeting to go to.

Later that night, the York City Councilman voted on a dental sealant grant, sidewalk cafe regulations and the annual action plan. Continue reading “Satterlee: No “backwards ideas” when applying for marriage license with partner” »

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What properties are owned by the RDA?

York’s Redevelopment Authority lists more than 25 properties for sale on its webpage at the City’s website, but information obtained through a Right To Know request shows that the RDA’s property repository runs for about eight pages. Continue reading “What properties are owned by the RDA?” »

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Will York City ever get a Wegmans?

Tuesday afternoon, we asked York County on our Facebook page, “FILL IN THE BLANK: I wish York County had _____.”

Highlights include more than 75 votes for a Wegmans, the most of any single item.

So, York County wants a Wegmans, according to some informal polling we did recently on our Facebook page. Continue reading “Will York City ever get a Wegmans?” »

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