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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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What should York do to improve relations between police and residents?

Five York County police chiefs answered questions from residents concerned about police and community relations in the county at a forum hosted by the NAACP. They fielded questions about “problem officers,” body cameras and why the city doesn’t hire more … Continue reading

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Healthy World Cafe holding Indiegogo fundraiser

Healthy World Cafe, the pay-what-you-can eatery in downtown York, is inching closer toward opening its own space. Last year, the nonprofit operated in the black, regularly serving 100 to 120 diners at their monthly lunches. The customer base helped them … Continue reading

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Read Think Loud’s state grant application

Earlier this month, Think Loud Development, LLC, was awarded a $5 million state grant for the construction of an office building and data and telecommunications center by Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration. The 210 York Street project, which has involved converting … Continue reading

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What do you think of Mayor Kim Bracey’s “5 game-changers?”

With another tight budget season on the horizon, York Mayor Kim Bracey has begun a series of articles outlining five ways she believes York can right its fiscal ship. Many of the initiatives are ones she has supported throughout her … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Pogopalooza in Pittsburgh

For the last few months, we’ve been following the story of local kid turned extreme sport co-founder, Nick Ryan. Ryan, 25, of Spring Garden Township (yes, technically outside the city limits) has spent the early years of his professional career … Continue reading

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Department of Economic Development launches newsletter

Leonardo McClarty, the city’s new director of Economic and Community Development, said at a recent town hall meeting that he wants to improve communication between the city residents and the department he’ll be steering.

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Pit bulls involved in large percentage of animal bites, health official says

Part of Terri Fitzgerald’s job as Animal Bite Prevention Program coordinator for the city’s health bureau is to keep a tally of animal-bite reports in York. Fitzgerald often sees a spike in animal bites during warmer weather. Lately, she said, … Continue reading

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