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On our 10th-year anniversary of blogging, York Town Square is moving to another platform on the York Daily Record’s brand new website, WWW.YDR.com.

York Town blog’s new address is WWW.YDR.COM/blog/yorktownsquare. So please bookmark it.

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Central York students combine journalism, law to probe historic criminal cases

The remote place just beyond this overpass in East Manchester Township looks safe. But it isn’t. Or wasn’t. Here, William Babner attacked a young man and woman, and after he assaulted and shot them, left them for dead in the … Continue reading

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Growing bad blood in families means more York County judges – and more courtrooms

The buildout of the fifth floor at the York County Judicial Center, seen across the North George Street atrium, reflects what’s going with family structure in the county. Some of the fifth-floor courtrooms will open in July to accommodate escalating … Continue reading

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How bad is crime in York, Pa.? It’s an old question for the city but a good one

The fair question has been posed: How bad is crime in York City? Here are two responses: The downtown’s core is safe and is increasingly inviting. And what’s new about crime in York city or, for that matter, in York … Continue reading

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How do you move a gallows? York, Pa.’s relocating Police Heritage Museum will figure that out

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Dan Connolly’s O’s book/York Jeopardy game will challenge you York, Pa.’s Police Heritage Museum’s collections go beyond the many artifacts from its law enforcement past on public display. Here, John Stine, the go-to person with questions … Continue reading

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Market & Beaver in York, Pa.: Intersection is changing from the day Hillary Clinton took stage there

Royal Square developers are eyeing the longtime home of the Police Heritage Museum on York, Pa.’s, West Market Street. The museum incorporated 20 years ago and moved into the building (the low building, second from right) between Weinbrom Jewelers and the old Woolworth’s store after that. Royal Square is looking at the Police Museum’s 54 W. Market St. building for retail space. Right now, Police Museum officials aren’t commenting about what this means to the place that has artifacts going back to the 1700s.

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Surely, this is York, Pa., at its best. And worst.

This is the City of York, Pa., at its best: Market day in the Beaver Street neighborhood that has been branded as the Market or Arts District. That’s the bright view at street level. Looming above are the crises facing … Continue reading

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The Judicial Center: Is it York County’s 4th or 5th courthouse?

The York County Judicial Center has offered the public views from all directions since it was dedicated 10 years ago. Here a visitor looks down on the Strand-Capitol complex on North George Street in York Pa. When it went up, the judicial center was among several high-profile projects new to York – the biggest and most expensive of them all.

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York County’s Judicial Center opened 10 years ago. Can you believe it?

The entrance to the York County Judicial Center leads to a grand experience in the building’s tall atrium. The judicial center opened 10 years ago in October, 2014.

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Old York County Prison holds prison art, other artifacts of historical value

This drawing of Jimi Hendrix remained on the wall of the old York County, Pa., Prison on Chestnut Street several years ago.

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