Category Archives: Safety

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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York City Police Department to lose two officers to attrition

The York City Police Department’s budget will shrink in 2014 because of a drop in grant funding, and fewer dollars will mean fewer boots on the street, Chief Wes Kahley said Wednesday night. The department will lose two officers through … Continue reading

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Just when you thought the Gamewell debate was over …

What to do with a legacy system that saves lives but will cost the city and businesses a sizable chunk of change to update and maintain? Well, no one seems to know.

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Harboring of pigeons banned in York City

Don’t bring your pigeons to York. The city doesn’t want them. And if you plan to install a jukebox in your business, know that you’re subject to a yearly tax on your music maker.

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