Six more facts | 7/12/17

CAUTIONIf you happen to walk by the disgraceful structure at 208-210 Locust Street (the one formerly owned by Sam and Cindy Bigler and now by the borough, be extremely cautious and aware of the metal sheeting that’s raised, and now marked by caution cones, four or more inches above the sidewalk.

mattresses.jpgCropped from a photo posted at this facebook page: The photo and this verbiage begins a string: “Two piss stained bed bug infested mattresses lying on the corner of 4th and AveJ, but if my grass is three inches too long I’m getting a fine, screw you Columbia Borough.” Think the author refers to the inconsistent application of codes in the borough.

white collar crimeCrime and punishment: “There are two classes of criminals in this country: The poor ones who get disproportionately punished and the rich ones who head multinational corporations and escape unscathed. That’s one of the premises in Jesse Eisinger’s new book, ‘The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives.’ Eisinger talked with us about why prosecutors stopped going after the heads of companies committing fraud, the revolving door between the prosecutor’s office and Big Law, and his ideas about how to fix the system.” – MarketWatch

STREET SWEEPERSThis question starts a facebook string that’s got so many residents confused, perplexed and scratching their heads. Searching for the schedule at the Borough Website produced this out-of-date page: “STREET SWEEPER MAINTENANCE – Maintenance  is still being done on the street sweeper, thus there will be no street sweeping for the week of July 13 through July 17, 2015.” Citizens may want to bring their questions and concerns to the attention of the “Public Works Committee (Includes Wastewater and Highway) – The Committee on Highways shall, in conjunction with the Borough Manager and Highway Supervisor, direct, control and have charge of the grading, paving, repairing and cleaning of all streets, alleys and highways; shall direct and control all surveys, engineering, sewerage, drainage and all matters and things in any way relating to or affecting the highways, footways, wharves and bridges; shall attend to all duties which may be properly referred to such Committee by Council and shall comply and enforce the requirements of all laws and ordinances which relate to highways.

more shoppingSeriously, nobody’s reading about the turbulence in retail? Today’s LNP – Always Lancaster‘s lead article is about the retail nightmare at the Rockvale Square shopping area – store vacancies abound.

drain that swampIt just gets “curiouser and curiouser” | “The State of Play When Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort Met Natalia Veselnitskaya” The Daily Beast



  1. Perhaps two more trolley stops. Bigler Estate and the Bed Bug City.
    Thank you Brian for providing real news form Columbia and surrounding communities.

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