Category Archives: Safety

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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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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Use homicide, crime maps to check city neighborhoods

I recently reported that police and city officials were touting a significant drop in crime in York since 1988 and citing improvements to the city’s market district in particular.

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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 City Council talks snow cleanup

Carol Hill-Evans said the city has had a lot of successes in dealing with the winter storms, as well as some complaints.

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Need help navigating York’s snow emergency routes?

Take a look at the map showing which streets are on the snow emergency routes and where free parking is.

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Do you know someone who was affected by the Rodeway Inn fire?

“It is definitely one of those fires that we’ll talk about for years to come,” York Fire/Rescue Services Chief David Michaels said in a recent interview about the Rodeway Inn fire. Nearly a year ago, the two alarm blaze displaced … 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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Has snow removal been a problem in your neighborhood?

As another wintry-mix moves into the area, it’s a reminder that more snow means, well, more clean-up. York’s property maintenance code requires residents to remove snow from sidewalks within 12 hours of the storm. Property maintenance inspectors are responsible for … Continue reading

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