Browsing Tag Harrisburg

How the Corbett Administration Is Diverting State Funds to Bail Out Harrisburg

By at August 1, 2013 | 12:13 pm | 0 Comment

How the Corbett Administration Is Diverting State Funds to Bail Out Harrisburg

How do you make a state bailout not look like a state bailout? That question is now being answered in Harrisburg, even if in a ridiculous fashion, in part by two words: parking spaces. For months observers of Harrisburg’s bond debt crisis have wondered what incentives could possibly be offered to bond insurer Assured Guaranty […]

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Where’s the Captain?

By at November 21, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Where’s the Captain?

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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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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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Ten Suggestions to Save Harrisburg

By at November 28, 2011 | 4:31 pm | 11 Comments

Ten Suggestions to Save Harrisburg

10) Sell Wild West artifacts to Turnpike Commission. 9) Convert Governor’s Mansion into parking garage. 8) Lease incinerator to Marcellus Shale Coalition. 7) Redistrict Harrisburg into Derry Township. 6) Auction off renaming rights to Chinese. 5) Transfer bond debt to Greece. 4) Deport Corky Goldstein. 3) Invade Camp Hill. 2) NATO air strike. 1) Think. […]

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 28, 2011 | 9:35 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Northeast Laser’s request for regulation goes before the PUC. Northeast wants tot build a pipeline to carry natural gas out of the Marcellus Shale. At the troubled Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan, new tests show high levels of radiation, and in Harrisburg, some protestors are escorted out of an advisory meeting.

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A Wake up call at America’s Airports

By at April 18, 2011 | 1:04 pm | 393 Comments

A Wake up call at America’s Airports

America’s 15,743 air traffic controllers are out of sight, but no longer out of mind. All it took was seven controllers sleeping on the job to tarnish the industry, and raise nagging questions over how safe it is to fly if the guy or gal in charge of keeping the runways clear is in la la land.

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A Souper Bowl that delivers more than Hype

By at February 6, 2011 | 9:08 am | 1,572 Comments

A Souper Bowl that delivers more than Hype

Rock The Capital’s Philip Gimson has been pondering the what ifs surrounding the Super Bowl. If we could only get a billion people just as excited about an alternative Bowl. As Gimson observed if just 1 percent of the money bet on the game went to feed the hungry that alone would amount to an estimated $100 million dollars worth of food.

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What a Gas: A one on one interview with “Gasland’s,” Josh Fox.

By at September 22, 2010 | 5:37 pm | 116 Comments

Wearing  a well worn New York Yankees ball cap, Josh Fox looks as if he is about  to play pick-up baseball. These days, all Fox has time to pitch to is moviegoers, his documentary, “Gasland,” is currently airing on HBO, it will open this fall at theaters’ around the country. He has become the face […]

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