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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

The future location of LettUsKnow

The Christmas season began in earnest this past week, and even our coverage had holiday spirit to it. But there was also city government news, as well as music and business stories. In case you missed anything, we’ve wrapped it all up with a bow in our weekly news digest

Allison Hill has a new police substation, which is set to open soon. What will that mean for the police and the community? A story from our December issue addresses these questions.

AutoZone made a plea to City Council to have its land development planned approved for a proposed Uptown retail store. Council members expressed some concerns about safety during the lengthy presentation. We were there to cover what happened.

Christmas music may be synonymous with December, but the month holds many other delights for the ears, says our music columnist. Check out what’s hot this month in and around Harrisburg.

Churches, schools and many other institutional properties in Harrisburg are seeking new owners and uses. Why are there so many on the market and what can be done to adapt them to a rapidly changing city? Our feature story addresses these important issues.

HACC’s president wants residents to know that the school plans to remain in Midtown Harrisburg, despite the return of some classes to the main campus. In particular, HACC’s Midtown 1 building remains a beehive of activity, with no plans to move the workforce training programs. Read Ski’s “community comment” here.

Harrisburg City Council is delaying a decision on a proposed medical marijuana facility until it can clear up some additional issues. Council needs to approve the building plan before work can start on the Allison Hill store. Click here for the details.

Harrisburg University announced that two popular bands soon will come to the city for show dates. As part of the HU music series, MisterWives will play XL Live in February followed by Young the Giant, which will rock the Forum in early April.

Salads, sandwiches and soups will be on the menu at LettUsKnow, a new carryout that will open next month in downtown Harrisburg. It will be the second location for the York-based eatery, which specializes in healthier options. Click here for the details.

Sara Bozich has no end of holiday options for this December weekend. But there are plenty of other things to occupy your time, as indicated by her lengthy list of events around Harrisburg.

TheBurg’s editor was surprised by the higher-than-expected turnout during last month’s general election. In his monthly column, he breaks down why that may have happened and what it may portend for the 2020 race.

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