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February 22, 2019
The Lancaster City Bureau of Fire has determined the early morning fire that claimed the lives of Lydia and Jose Montes on Feb. 14 was accidental. The fire at 758 Poplar St. originated in a second-floor bedroom, but due to significant fire damage in the room of origin, investigators have not specifically cited a cause at this time. The home sustained a total fire loss of $75,000. The fire was jointly investigated by the Lancaster City Fire Marshal Division, Lancaster City Bureau of Police and Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal. The Lancaster City Bureau of Fire reminds residents to:... read more
February 20, 2019
Due to inclement weather, City Hall will close at 11 a.m. The Recycling Drop Off Center will close at 12 p.m.  Street cleaning has been suspended for the remainder of the day.  Penn Waste was able to collect all trash this morning, and most of recycling. If you are a Wednesday customer and your recycling did not get picked up, please leave it curbside - it will be collected tomorrow if weather allows, or Friday at the latest.  Tonight’s City Planning Commission meeting and public hearing for 95 Chesapeake Street is cancelled. All agenda items will be forwarded to the next regularly scheduled... read more
February 15, 2019
The Lancaster County Planning Commission, the Lancaster Intermunicpal Committee, and the City of Lancaster announced today the release of the preliminary public draft of the Lancaster Active Transportation Plan. The plan is available for review and comment at www.lancasteratp.org. Working together, the three entities helped guide the preparation of the Draft Active Transportation Plan. The Plan presents a vision for the future that enables people of all ages and abilities to move safely and conveniently throughout the county on an interconnected network of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit... read more
February 15, 2019
Congratulations to Scott Murphy who was named Neighbor of the Month for February! Scott, originally from Pottstown, bought his home on North Mary Street in 2000 and has been an integral part of the neighborhood ever since! He lives there with his son Rowan, who is a third grader at Fulton Elementary.  The neighbor that nominated Scott said, "Scott works tirelessly for the 100 block of N. Mary St. He consistently cleans up the neighborhood with his son, picking up trash and notifying neighbors of any problem areas. He organizes our block party every year and gets required signatures. His kid... read more
February 15, 2019
City offices will be closed on Monday, February 18 for Presidents' Day. Trash and recycling collection will remain on schedule. Customers should put their trash and recycling out on their regular collection day. There will be no street cleaning on Monday, February 18. Street cleaning will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, February 19. Wishing all a safe & happy holiday weekend!
February 14, 2019
This Valentine’s Day, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement is pledging its love to the neighborhoods of Lancaster through the launch of several new and returning programs and initiatives. “We are excited for the launch of these new programs on the feast of Valentine’s Day,” said Milzy Carrasco, Director of Neighborhood Engagement. “We recognize this day for love, caring, and appreciation of one another and felt it was appropriate to share with the community programming that is focused on love and caring for our community.” LOVE YOUR BLOCK MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS Residents of Howard... read more
February 14, 2019
Two residents were killed Thursday morning in a fire at 758 Poplar St. Lancaster City Bureau of Fire was dispatched at 4:01 a.m. to the home in the Cabbage Hill neighborhood. Firefighters arrived to find fire coming from a 2.5 story rowhome at the end of the row. Bureau of Fire personnel made an aggressive attack inside the residence. Heavy fire was found on the second floor where they conducted a search and rescue in which they found one adult male and one adult female unconscious on the second-floor hallway. Firefighters quickly rescued both victims from the second floor and provided... read more
February 12, 2019
Due to inclement weather, Penn Waste will not operate on Tuesday, February 12. They will collect Tuesday’s routes on Wednesday, Wednesday’s routes on Thursday, and so forth through Saturday.
February 7, 2019
The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that contractors performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before1978 be lead-safe certified. Contractors, painters, property managers, landlords, maintenance workers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and even do-it-yourselfers are invited to attend this certification course. The 8-hour course is $200 per person. PREPAYMENT AND REGISTRATION ARE REQUIRED BY FEBRUARY 25, 2018. Download the registration at www.cityoflancasterpa.... read more
January 30, 2019
Congratulations to Rosalind Dickinson who was named Neighbor of the Month for January! Rosalind, a valued member of the SoWe initative, has lived in her home on Poplar Street for ten years. While most of her seven siblings are spread throughout the country, she is a Lancaster County native originally from Nine Points.  The neighbor that nominated Rosalind said, "Rosalind is a connector on her block. She was the first to sign up as SoWe's Block Liaison. She has connected countless people to the SoWe initiative. Her block has taken the lead to have the highest number of SoWe porch lights... read more

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