Category Archives: housing

Free smoke detectors given away in York’s Salem Square

Volunteers canvassed York’s Salem Square neighborhood,  installing free smoke detectors as part of American Red Cross’ Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. The nonprofit’s central Pennsylvania chapter aimed to put 1,000 smoke detectors in homes on the city’s west end Thursday, with members … Continue reading

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Crispus Attucks circulates online survey

Crispus Attucks wants your feedback. What’s important to you? The nonprofit put out a survey online, asking participants to tell the association what’s most important to them. The survey, accessible here, takes a couple minutes. It is intended to help … Continue reading

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York Mayor Kim Bracey declares snow emergency

If you have been saving your on-street parking space with a trash can, you could be cited by York city officials. And no putting snow from your sidewalk into the street, either. York Mayor Kim Bracey declared a snow emergency as of … Continue reading

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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 five pages.

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“Keystone Crossroads” public radio project to hone in problems faced by Pa. cities

“Pennsylvania is crumbling, both literally and figuratively.” That’s how Chris Satullo starts his recent post about a statewide project that will focus on the plight of Pennsylvania’s cities and is soon to be rolled out by public radio reporters at … Continue reading

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Bed bug stigma compounds problem in York

Here’s the problem (or at least one of the problems) with bed bugs: everyone is susceptible to them. The parasites have been found at five-star hotels resorts, and although they were once associated with developing countries, they’re now rapidly spreading … Continue reading

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Neighbors complained about empty building at Council before it burned

Family members of a man who died after a fall in an empty building at 701 W.  Philadelphia St. appeared before York City Council to complain about the building before it burned Thursday morning in a three-alarm blaze. Police said … Continue reading

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York Housing Authority recieves $22,000 grant

The Housing Authority of York will get an early boost to its 2014 funding, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD awarded $22,639 to the authority to use in the hiring or retention … Continue reading

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How can we help homeless in York County?

It’s hard to imagine the desolation that comes from not having a bed to sleep in at night. When staff photographer Jason Plotkin was on an assignment to photograph Yorkers digging out from inches of snow in the frigid cold, … Continue reading

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City quiet on future of Pullman Apartments

After more than a year of ownership, City officials remain mum about their plans for the Pullman apartment building. York took over the affordable housing complex at 238 N. George St. in 2012 after Pullman Apartment Limited Partnership failed to … Continue reading

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