A review of the news from last week. Catch up at a glance.
Should tax abatement be offered to new construction within the City of Harrisburg? PennLive–Papenfuse’s planned proffer to Harrisburg developers: zero taxes on improvements for 10 years
Harrisburg School District. The District rehires Sybil Knight-Burney as Superintendent for the next four years. The District also brings back full day kindergarden for the children of the city.
- WHTM 27–Full-day kindergarten returning to Harrisburg schools
- PennLive–Harrisburg School Board hires Sybil Knight-Burney for another four years; denies Key Charter School for a second time
A street with a cat problem. Residents on Manada Street will hopefully be seeing a lot less cats as the workers from the Harrisburg Area Humane Society begin to catch and remove the cats from the home of Donna Layton.
- WHTM 27–Humane specialists tackle Harrisburg cat house
- WHTM 27–Rabies suspected in cats from Harrisburg ‘horror’ home
- Fox 43–Stray cats can no longer rely on Harrisburg woman’s food supply
- Fox 43–Woman charged with endangering animals after neighborhood overrun by cats
Fire. A fire broke out at Consolidated Scrap Resources, it is believed that a lighting strike started the fire.
- PennLive–Fire at Harrisburg scrap metal yard produces billowing smoke over city, video
- WHTM 27–Lightning strike caused fire at Harrisburg recycling center
Another parking issue . Residents and those visiting the City are no longer allowed to park along 10th Street. WHTM 27–Drivers issued parking tickets without warning
Crime and Public Safety.
- PennLive–Will ‘hot spot policing’ take some heat off Harrisburg police? #HBGNext
- PennLive–Harrisburg woman implicated in two robberies after using stolen bank card at Harrisburg Mall, police say
- PennLive–Prison sentence upheld in Restaurant Row murder
The Good Stuff.
Points for the City of Harrisburg to Ponder.
- witf–Shamokin cleared for Act 47 intervention
- Finance and Commerce–Middle class ‘squeezed out’ of urban living
- The Atlantic Cities–Watch Detroit Tackle Blight in Real Time
- Business 2 Community–DIY Urban Gardening With Recycled Items