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Recap: Four days of budget hearings, lots of dollar signs

A week of testimony during preliminary budget hearings revealed departments whose resources are already being stretched to the max, city workers said. But with healthcare and pension costs that continue to rise, York Mayor Kim Bracey and some city council … 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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Can the city reduce its budget by cutting payroll?

When several York City Council members called for big changes in the city’s spending habits, many readers on the Daily Record/Sunday News Facebook page called for them to make the first move by cutting their own compensation. “Pensions, Pay for … 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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Five things to know about York’s proposed food cart ordinance

York City Council members have been served a slew of new recommendations forĀ  regulating mobile food-cart vendors on Continental Square and beyond. The proposals come from an ad-hoc group created months ago by the council. Members of the committee included … Continue reading

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York to take another look at adding food carts downtown

After months of deliberation, an ad-hoc mobile food committee has sent suggestions for amending York’s food cart regulations to City Council. The city allows only one licensed food cart vendor to operate on Continental Square, but the mobile food committee … Continue reading

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York City Council to discuss Earned Income Tax hike Sept. 24

York City Council will discuss raising the Earned Income Tax by a quarter-of-a-percent to fund a $2.2 million increase in pension payments at its committee meeting Sept. 24.

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City has more retired police and fire personnel than active

Heading into the 2015 budget season, York’s money woes, and by default, pension problems, are front and center for city officials. Facing a $2.2 million increase in pension payments thanks to the expiration of state legislation that gave the city … Continue reading

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Seeking domestic violence help? Here are local resources

Anne Acker, a long-time domestic violence awareness advocate, told me when I called her to talk about the Ray Rice video tape that if she was ever abused by a partner, she didn’t know if she would be able to … Continue reading

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Tres cosas que debe saber

Note: Spanish translations of news articles are made possible through the help of York City’s Latino Services Coordinator, Nate Rivera En Julio, el Concilio de la Ciudad de York examino un Nuevo systema de multas que permitiria a los inspectors … Continue reading

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