English: Photo of Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse In Harrisburg PA Category:Images of Harrisburg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Cash may be short in some areas of the federal government – ask any worker dealing with mandatory furloughs at the midstate’s military bases – but work is finally underway for a new U.S. courthouse in Harrisburg.
That is evident in the dust and rubble at Sixth and Reily streets.
Demolition has started at the site. The old Bethesda Mission building on the property was nothing but a pile of broken cinderblocks and splintered timber as of Friday morning. Next to go will be nine row houses.
The razing is occurring three years after the feds chose the site for the project to replace the 1960s-era Ronald Reagan Federal Building at Third and Walnut streets in Harrisburg’s downtown.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Dauphin County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A man has been arrested and charged with homicide following a shooting that occurred late Saturday night near Dewberry and Blackberry streets in Harrisburg.
A city man in his 40s, whose name was not released as of 11 a.m. Sunday, allegedly shot the ex-husband of a woman with which he had been involved, Harrisburg police Capt. Annette Oates said. The incident is classified as a domestic dispute.
The man who was shot, a 53-year-old city man whose name is not yet being released, died at the Harrisburg Hospital.
A former Starbuck’s at Third and Market Streets in downtown Harrisburg will become the new home of Agia Sophia Coffee House and Bookstore in mid-August.
The new store will offer coffee, tea and other café items, including smoothies and Italian sodas. Eight Day Books of Kansas City will providing a selection of books on philosophy, history and spirituality. Agia Sophia is a nonprofit coffee house. The Harrisburg store will be based on Agia Sophia’s Colorado Springs store. Agia Sophia, Colorado Springs is rated #1 for atmosphere and coffee according to their website.
A great deal of activity is going on in our capital city tonight. It’s 3rd in the Burg night (Harrisburg’s version of First Friday) and the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Festival takes place today, Saturday and Sunday, at venues around Harrisburg!
For more information about tonight’ s 3rd in the Burg events: