Harrisburg Neighborhood Safety Zone Program Nabs 16 Guns, Cites Over 150 Code Violations

HARRISBURG — Police confiscated a gun, wrote nine traffic tickets and issued 100 citations for property code violations during the third phase of the capital city’s Neighborhood Safe Zone initiative.

The eight-day crackdown on crime targeted North Sixth Street between Radnor and Woodbine streets, and along North Fourth Street from Radnor to Jefferson streets, Mayor Linda Thompson said.

Thompson spoke during a news conference Tuesday to provide an update on the NSZ program launched two months ago.

Modeled after initiatives in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the program increases enforcement in specific areas for a brief duration: police crack down on crime, then code enforcement officers survey properties for violations — resulting in everything from littering citations to deeming structures unfit for human habitation — and illegal dumping.

Read more:  http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/04/harrisburg_neighborhood_safety.html#incart_m-rpt-2

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Coffee Roaster Locates In Midtown Harrisburg

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Harrisburg’s Midtown renaissance keeps chugging along.  The latest addition to the neighborhood is Little Amps Coffee Roasters.  Little Amps will hold their grand opening, tomorrow, October 1st, from 8am to 2pm.  Little Amps will be Harrisburg’s first coffee roaster!

The shop will feature coffee and a continental breakfast type menu. Hours will be 7am to 2pm Monday thru Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays.

The shop is located at 1836 Green Street, at the corner of Muench Street, in Olde Uptown Harrisburg.  This area is being transformed by the private sector.  Little Amps will be part of this transformation.

For more information, check out their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Amps-Coffee-Roasters/194827143874300 

OR check out their website at: http://littleampscoffee.com/

Central PA Flooding Claims Five Lives

Flood waters have claims five lives in the midstate and two people are missing.  Dauphin, York, Lancaster and Lebanon counties all reported deaths related to flooding.

Front Street in Harrisburg has flooded.  The Shipoke section of Harrisburg was evacuated along with the Governor’s Mansion.  Several blocks in Midtown had power shut off to force residents to evacuate.  An 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew has been issued by the mayor’s office.

The Susquehanna River at Harrisburg is predicted to crest at 26.5 feet at around 8 p.m. this evening.