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Ten Reasons Why I Love Harrisburg

By at August 1, 2012 | 10:35 am | 0 Comment

Ten Reasons Why I Love Harrisburg

There is a lot of negativity going around about Harrisburg these days, from local, national, and even international sources. I couldn’t believe it last fall when my BBC News homepage popped up one morning with an article about Harrisburg’s debt and former Mayor Reed’s accumulation of Wild West paraphernalia. When even the British are talking […]

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Pennsylvania Issues

Voter ID: The Good & The Bad

By at April 10, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Voter ID: The Good & The Bad

I have some very good news for young, able-bodied, white, urban, upper & middle class individuals with cars.  The new voter ID law clearly favors us – this small, but prominent, group of Pennsylvanians.  For lack of a better label, I will call us, “the 2%.” If that name sounds similar to anything you’ve heard […]

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Uptown Harrisburg: A Story of Gentrification

By at February 16, 2012 | 7:01 am | 1 Comments

Uptown Harrisburg: A Story of Gentrification

In 2007, I moved into the uptown area of Harrisburg, our capitol city. My friend had just bought a house, and 4 of us in our early 20s, somewhat naïve and starry-eyed, had the idea of becoming a part of a diverse, somewhat “inner-city” neighborhood. At that point, Midtown and Uptown Harrisburg was full of […]

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