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The Week That Was: A summary of news and events around Harrisburg

A scene from this week’s Park Harrisburg Advisory Committee meeting

What happened around Harrisburg over the past week? Here’s a summary of news and events that you may have missed.

Chad McGowan, a Harrisburg police officer, received the Congressional Badge for Bravery in a ceremony in city hall. McGowan was one of only 18 officers honored nationwide this year. Click here for the full story.

Harrisburg plans to apply for a series of state grants that would allow the city make substantial infrastructure and recreation facility improvements. Click here for the full story.

Harrisburg’s Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority unanimously approved the city’s five-year financial plan, bringing the city a step closer to exiting Act 47 after nine years in the program for financially distressed PA municipalities. Click here for the full story.

Harrisburg school board passed a preliminary budget for the 2019-20 academic year that would raise the school portion of the property tax by 3.4 percent. The board still must pass a final budget. Click here for the full story.

Open Stage of Harrisburg opened its first weekend of the musical “Ragtime,” a production that people should make certain to see during its run, according to our reviewer. Click here for the full story.

Park Harrisburg Advisory Committee met for the first time in more than a year, but only three residents attended the meeting. The committee also enumerated a few past and future projects. Click here for the full story.

Sara Bozich has dozens of great ideas for a fun weekend, especially as the weather forecast takes a turn for the better. Click here for the full story.

TheBurg dropped our new June issue. Pick up your copy at more than 500 distribution locations or click here to read our digital issue.


Additional stories from TheBurg Daily over the past week:

Lancaster has been rated the top city in the country to retire. Find out why.

Street-cleaning can generate some serious conflict in Harrisburg. Read our editor’s take on one resident’s fight for justice.

Want to learn an easy stretching routine? Personal trainer Ivan Black shows you how.


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