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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

PA Downtown Center and Historic Harrisburg will host a film and discussion on housing inequality.

The weekend is upon us, so it’s time for “The Week that Was,” a weekly recap of our news coverage. This past week, we featured a mix of online stories, events and magazine features. If you missed anything, just hit the links below.

Amtrak rail underpass is a truck-crusher, with numerous trucks each year getting stuck beneath the span. Our February magazine story addresses the problem and asks if anything can be done about it.

Dauphin County Library System will debut its “Hari Jones Hidden Histories Program” later this month, with the first lecture on the subject of, “Who caused the Civil War?” Read our online story to discover more about the series and the inaugural event.

Forster Street in Harrisburg comes under withering criticism from our editor, who describes it as dangerous, poorly engineered and an artifact of shortsighted 1950s-era planning. In his monthly column, he says it’s time to ponder how the road can be improved for today’s needs.

Harrisburg University announced yet another outdoor concert in June, this time for the rock band, Cage the Elephant. This marks the third Riverfront Park concert announcement in as many weeks. Read the details here.

Musical Notes recaps the Harrisburg area music scene each month. Find out what our music columnist says are the can’t-miss shows in February.

Open Stage has debuted “Amelie,” a stage musical based on the popular French movie. Read our magazine feature story then discover what our theater reviewer had to say after she attended opening night.

PA Downtown Center, along with Historic Harrisburg Association, will host a short film and discussion next week on the important subject of housing inequality. We wrote an online story to preview the event.

Sara Bozich has your weekend plans, though it may be tough deciding from among a hundred or so events. Check out her activity list then head on out the door.

The Bridge has rapidly made a name for itself in Harrisburg with plans to redevelop the former Bishop McDevitt High School. But who are the guys behind the concept and why did they choose Harrisburg for their first project? Our magazine story has some answers.

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