Category Archives: neighbors

Defining York’s neighborhoods

Former York City Fire & Rescue assistant chief Greg Halpin inquired via Facebook why a recent YDR article described a police shooting incident in the Yorktowne Homes neighborhood as having occurred in Fireside. “It seems that some of the local media … Continue reading

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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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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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York trash collection delayed, business panel canceled

York city trash collections for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one day, according to the city’s website. All of Thursday’s collections will take place Friday, and Friday’s collections will be Saturday because of Thursday’s inclement weather, the … 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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Olde York Street Fair sparks trash controversy

The Olde York Street Fair is a Mother’s Day tradition — drawing visitors and their dollars to downtown York. But some residents said this year’s fair brought more than money, it also brought unwanted trash and traffic. Melissa Rosario, who … Continue reading

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York County Crime Stoppers celebrates record year

Seen something sketchy going on in your neighborhood? There’s a number for that. 755-TIPS. And a Facebook page. And a text line (Text ‘tip’ with Keyword “yorktips” to CRIMES or 274637.) It’s called York County Crime Stoppers.

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Black History Month program coming to Crispus Attucks

Crispus Attucks is sponsoring a lecture series in honor of Black History Month. And area residents still have a chance to catch the final lecture in the month-long series.

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After York ‘Strong Towns’ talk, picking a fight over a postcard

About halfway through Charles Marohn’s Strong Towns presentation in York — after an hour of talk about city development and funding of capital projects and long-term debt — I knew something wasn’t right. No doubt I brought a bit of … Continue reading

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Reports say seasonal giving has dropped in the past 5 years, but many in York still plan to donate

Charitable giving was up in 2011 over 2010 numbers, but analysts at Giving USA say that levels are still well below 2007 numbers. Dec. 2007 is acknowledged by most officials as the start of the most recent recession, although some say the … Continue reading

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