Category Archives: downtown

Keep York Beautiful cleanup planned

Want to keep York beautiful? An upcoming spring cleanup event in the city welcomes people to do just that. The Keep York Beautiful Spring Clean Up is 8 to 11 a.m. April 11, according to a press release from York … Continue reading

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Street sweeping will resume March 17 in York

As spring nears, York city residents are advised to be mindful of street sweeping, which resumes March 17. The first night of sweeping will be on streets posted for the third Tuesday of the month from midnight to 6 a.m., … Continue reading

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York’s Cherry Lane wrapped in scarves

Random acts of kindness were tied to tree trunks at Cherry Lane in downtown York, but a responsible party was nowhere in sight. Nearly a dozen scarves – some with fringes, others with stripes – were wrapped around trees and posts … Continue reading

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York’s First Friday will feature sixth ‘Jazz in the City’ show

March’s First Friday in York will feature its sixth Jazz in the City concert, which is part of the monthly concert series featuring artists from around the region, according to a release from York Mayor Kim Bracey’s office. The March 6 show … Continue reading

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What should York do with vacant lots? Flower beds, maybe?

Baltimore is eying the possibility of transforming its blighted, vacant lots into something beautiful — flower gardens, according to The Baltimore Sun.  The Sun reported that about a dozen urban farms already are operating in Baltimore and now the city … Continue reading

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What’s the plan for Continental Square?

Plans to revamp Continental Square have been a long time in the making. But after nearly a decade of planning and research, local nonprofit Downtown Inc plans to move forward with tackling some of the “low-hanging fruit” that program manager … Continue reading

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How to stop the violence?

At a Tuesday morning news conference — where local and state officials announced they had charged 21 alleged members of the city’s “Southside Gang” — York County District Attorney Tom Kearney said, “We can’t arrest our way out of this.”

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Healthy World Cafe holding Indiegogo fundraiser

Healthy World Cafe, the pay-what-you-can eatery in downtown York, is inching closer toward opening its own space. Last year, the nonprofit operated in the black, regularly serving 100 to 120 diners at their monthly lunches. The customer base helped them … Continue reading

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Guys, it’s “wee-co”

Weco [wee-co] noun  The roughly four-block area bordered by the Codorus, West Philadelphia and West Market Streets and Penn Street will be called Weco, short for west of the Codorus. An effort by Downtown Inc and a group of merchants … Continue reading

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“Weco”: Love it or … not?

For the past few months, York’s west end — the sometimes forgotten neighborhood across the Codorus — has been quietly mounting a push to tap into some of the uptick in foot traffic the city’s Royal Square and Beaver Street … Continue reading

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