March 4 forum to discuss housing fairness, discrimination

March 4 forum to discuss housing fairness, discrimination

Apartment buildings and row homes in Columbia Borough are seen from the air. (Photo: Kevin Flounlacker) Local officials and nonprofits are inviting the public to an online forum to discuss...
News: Thursday, Feb. 25

News: Thursday, Feb. 25

(Source: Vaccinate PA) Headlines: • Volunteer-run website aims to help Pennsylvanians schedule Covid-19 vaccination appointments: VaccinatePA.org was launched by two University of Pittsburgh computer science undergraduates and a Harvard Law...
Health Dept. cautions against premature mass vaccination plans

Health Dept. cautions against premature mass vaccination plans

(Source: HHS.gov) Opening a Covid-19 mass vaccination site before additional vaccine supplies become available may not be a good idea, a state Deparment of Health official said Wednesday. Covid-19 vaccine...
Spanish version of ‘Your Turn’ vaccine eligibility tool coming soon, state says

Spanish version of ‘Your Turn’ vaccine eligibility tool coming soon, state says

(Source: Health.pa.gov) The Department of Health will make its online "Your Turn" Covid-19 vaccine tool available in Spanish within a few days, a spokesman said Wednesday. The Spanish version should...
Emergency Rental Assistance expected to roll out March 8

Emergency Rental Assistance expected to roll out March 8

Matthew Sternberg, left, and Justin Eby, the executive director and deputy executive director, respectively, of the Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, speak during a work session held by the Lancaster County...
News: Wednesday, Feb. 24

News: Wednesday, Feb. 24

The 10 finalists for ASSETS' 2021 The Great Social Enterprise Pitch. (Source: ASSETS) Headlines: • Mennonite Disaster Service to send plumbers to Texas: The Lancaster County-based service agency is sending...
Wolf: Covid-19 vaccination complete at skilled nursing facilities

Wolf: Covid-19 vaccination complete at skilled nursing facilities

Pa. Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam, left, and Gov. Tom Wolf speak during an online media briefing on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Source: PA.gov) Pennsylvania has completed the process of...
Black leaders in Lancaster: Deborah Gadsden

Black leaders in Lancaster: Deborah Gadsden

Deborah Gadsden (Photo: PhotOle Photography) Born and raised in Dauphin County, Deborah Wilson Gadsden has worked in child welfare for nearly half a century. In December, she became the first...
News: Tuesday, Feb. 23

News: Tuesday, Feb. 23

Perserverance, NASA's newest Mars rover, on its descent to the surface of Mars on Feb. 19. (Source: NASA) Headlines: • New survey finds Lancastrians pessimistic about economy, personal finances: Lancaster...
News: Monday, Feb. 22

News: Monday, Feb. 22

A Lancaster EMS staff member provides a Covid-19 vaccination at Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (Source: Lancaster EMS) Headlines: • UPMC launches new...
Health systems adjust to Covid-19 vaccine supply shortfalls

Health systems adjust to Covid-19 vaccine supply shortfalls

Lancaster General Hospital As Lancaster County gears up to launch a community mass vaccination site, questions about the local and state supplies of Covid-19 vaccine doses remain. As of Friday,...
By the numbers: Lancaster County Covid-19 case rate declines, but still ‘substantial’

By the numbers: Lancaster County Covid-19 case rate declines, but still ‘substantial’

PolicyLab's case projections for Lancaster County as of Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, (dotted line) show declines continuing into March. (Source: PolicyLab) Lancaster County's rate of Covid-19 cases heading in the...
Black leaders in Lancaster: The Rev. Roland Forbes

Black leaders in Lancaster: The Rev. Roland Forbes

The Rev. Roland Forbes (Photo: PhotOle Photography) Growing up in the civil rights era of the 1960s, the Rev. Roland Forbes says he watched race relationships in America as they...
News: Friday, Feb. 19

News: Friday, Feb. 19

Leon "Buddy" Glover in an undated photo. (Source: McCaskey Alumni Association) Headlines: • Pa. teacher's union calls for members to be prioritized in Covid-19 vaccine rollout: Educators are currently part...
United Way’s Kennedy named homelessness services manager for Lehigh Valley

United Way’s Kennedy named homelessness services manager for Lehigh Valley

Julie Kennedy A United Way of Lancaster County staff member is now overseeing homelessness services in Lehigh and Northampton counties in eastern Pennsylvania. As manager of Coordinated Entry for the...
Winter storms delaying Covid-19 vaccine delivery

Winter storms delaying Covid-19 vaccine delivery

(Source: HHS.gov) The winter weather blanketing Pennsylvania and the United States is impeding Covid-19 vaccine  shipments and limiting availability, a state official said Thursday. Vaccine manufacturers Moderna and Pfizer shipped...
By the numbers: Covid-19 surge deflating in Lancaster County

By the numbers: Covid-19 surge deflating in Lancaster County

As we reported two weeks ago, the winter surge of COVID-19 is deflating, approaching its end in Lancaster County. Similar trends now are being reported across the state, nation and...
News: Thursday, Feb. 18

News: Thursday, Feb. 18

Snowfall Thursday morning in Cabbage Hill, a neighborhood in southwest Lancaster city. (Source: Provided) Headlines: • Local healthcare providers have yet to receive their weekly Covid-19 vaccine allotment: Penn Medicine...