The Week That Has Been: Harrisburg News & Articles

Artist Gloria Jean Martin finished her mural for Sprocket Mural Works in Patrick Alley Pocket Park.

It looks like some of the hottest, rainiest days are behind us, Harrisburg. The cooler days are coming just in time for the long weekend. Before heading to the Kipona Festival, check out this week’s local news below.

Ana White has been appointed Harrisburg’s new director of community relations and engagement for the police office, our article reported online. White, from Harrisburg, is replacing Blake Lynch, who held the job for three years before recently leaving.

The wide street market has achieved its fundraising goal and may move forward with replacing its iconic sign, according to our reports. The sign has been damaged in two windstorms in the past year.

Friends of Central Pennsylvania Jazz will be holding Jazz Walk in Midtown on September 10, our article reported online. Musicians will play in venues in the neighborhood, giving participants the opportunity to sample local talent.

The Republic hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Riverfront Office Center last week, our article reported online. They hoped to increase accessibility for those who haven’t yet received the blow.

Our community corner has all the notable local events in September for your reading. Jazz & Wine Fest, Gallery Walk, Restaurant Week, we have all the details here.

Federal ban on deportation shut down last week, leaving activists for local tenants wondering what’s next. As Dauphin County distributes millions of dollars to tenants in need, some activists are not sure it will be enough to prevent a possible eviction crisis, our report said.

Harrisburg Mid-Year Financial Position looks strong, with a healthy budget balance, according to a mid-year budget update. Our article online has more information on what the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Harrisburg discussed at a recent meeting.

Harrisburg Mural Festival moving on to its next project, the Mulberry Street Bridge, according to our report. This will be the largest mural by organizer Sprocket Mural Works to date.

Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority has chosen local developers Chris and Erica Bryce and entrepreneur Harrisburg Commercial Interiors to complete the development of MarketPlace in Midtown, our article reported online. The land consists of 67 lots distributed between Reily Street and the Broad Street Market district.

The local Make-A-Wish chapter will host a food truck festival on City Island on September 18 to provide support for children with serious illnesses, our story reported online. They hope to raise enough money to grant the wishes of three children.

Many Methodist churches in Harrisburg were forced to close and were put on the market for sale two years ago. Our magazine article tells the story of what happened and the current situation of the congregations.

Street parking rates in Harrisburg were recently brought up, and our editor has something to say about that. Who thought $ 4 an hour parking was a good idea?

For the month of September, our editor reflects on the resilience of Harrisburg’s arts community during the pandemic. He encourages people to continue supporting local theaters, museums and galleries.

Sara bozitch has lots of fun ways for you to spend your Labor Day weekend. Find them here.

Significant precipitation and flooding hit Harrisburg earlier this week, prompting the city to take safety measures, according to our reports. They erected barricades in low-lying areas prone to flooding and cleaned up storm sewers.

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