Monthly Archives: August 2013

Quarry expansion project reappears before City Council

A controversial quarry expansion project reappeared last week on the City Council agenda. The Council again voted to send a curative amendment request from York Building Products regarding property at 1072 Roosevelt Drive before the city’s planning commission and also … Continue reading

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Homes at Thackston Park: What is a tax credit development?

The $12 million price tag for a new affordable housing development, Homes at Thackston park, at West College avenue recently generated a firestorm on Facebook. With 39 units, that comes out to more than $300,000 per unit, many readers said. … Continue reading

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York City Council meets for the first time since July

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Free haircuts, food and more Saturday at inaugural Leading the Give

I usually notice good haircuts, and I also notice when someone is in need of one. Free health screenings, free food, free dental items, drug and alcohol program information, information on employment assistance programs — all are on the list … Continue reading

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Artistry BLOOMs in downtown York

Once known as a birthplace of factories and everything mechanical, York’s industrial legacy is giving way to production of a more organic and individual sort as a growing downtown art scene makes a name for itself on city streets. But … Continue reading

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City streets become playgrounds for a night

“It’s not every Wednesday that a city shuts down its streets for kids to come out and play.”   — Kristen Zatina on Play Streets Highmark Blue Shield, Eat Play Breath York and the city are offering one final chance for … Continue reading

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Red light coordination could unclog city streets

The population of downtown York swells from about 43,000 during the overnight hours to nearly 100,000 as the clock ticks forward to 8 a.m. and the start of the work day. While the city’s robust commuter population brings in a … Continue reading

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Will York be food struck?

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What do I have to do to make you read my blog?

No, really, what do I have to do? I’ll be honest, the page view stats for York City Limits, have been … lagging a bit, and I’ve decided it’s time for a re-vamp. In true millennial fashion, I’m crowd-sourcing for … Continue reading

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Yard work: The best defense against West Nile Virus

While not as highly anticipated as say, March madness or even the curling world championships, West Nile Virus season is, nonetheless, here. The York City Bureau of Health reported that mosquitoes in West Manchester Township, Manchester Township, Hanover Borough and … Continue reading

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