Category Archives: city schools

York City Supt.: Student transfer from Helen Thackston to Hannah Penn went smoothly

Some readers say we only report what many deem “bad news.” That’s not true. Spoiler alert: The following story is what some may describe as “good news.” Administrators and parents were pleased with the evacuation of students from Helen Thackston … Continue reading

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Teen’s Fourth Friday in York offers fellowship, resources

Youth are invited to Teen’s Fourth Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 27, according to a news release from York Mayor Kim Bracey’s office. Held at William Penn Senior High School, the event aims to give students an … Continue reading

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Read the agreement authorizing police to wear body cameras in schools

York City Council members said during a committee meeting Wednesday night that they want more information before they approve the use of grant funds to purchase two body cameras for school resource officers. Specifically, council members said they wanted information … Continue reading

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Summer means Rita’s Italian Ice and … vaccinations?

June is here. The weather is hot, school is out and it’s time for everyone’s favorite national awareness month — Adolescent Immunization. The York City Bureau of Health is urging kids and their parents to schedule health check-ups and to … Continue reading

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Keep York Beautiful to honor young artists

A York organization looked to mark the artistic talents of children during a contest to promote a cleaner city. And Keep York Beautiful plans next week to recognize the five students who won that recent poster contest.  

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Stand Up Against Crime rally to be held Thursday

An anti-crime meeting will be held in York Thursday at 6 p.m. The periodic rallies organized by Councilwoman Joanne Borders are intended to rally community members against crime in the city. Thursday’s meeting will be held at Lincoln Charter School … Continue reading

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York’s very awesome gender-bending, feral cat-comparing, Soft Kitty-prioritizing council meeting

With only six items on the agenda last night, York City Council’s meeting was far from the newsiest I’ve ever attended, but as anyone who was watching from home can attest to, the meeting was awesome. To be fair, council … Continue reading

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Start your Friday with a recap of York’s State of the City

Good morning, Yorkers. It’s Friday and you know what that means. That’s right, your friendly city beat reporter will be spending the evening babysitting the newsroom police scanner while the rest of you hit the bars. Yes, I’m on the … Continue reading

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Anti-crime rally to be held this evening in York

An anti-crime rally will be held today at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Charter School, West King and West streets. Organizer Joanne Borders said the meeting will be a “call to action.” Information will be provided about neighborhood associations and community … Continue reading

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Councilwoman questions whether she was “set up” during forum

York Councilwoman Toni Smith is questioning whether she was treated unfairly at Thursday night’s candidate forum hosted by the NAACP. The forum, which was help at Community Progress Council in York, was moderated by Barry Freeland, the NAACP’s civic engagement/political … Continue reading

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