Sunday’s news items [RIP, Officer Alvarez; Mayor updates Columbia; weeds; food serving inspections & more] – 6/30/2019

The ultimate meeting place | “What McDonald’s Does Right: Americans have fewer and fewer spaces to gather. That’s where nuggets come in.” The Atlantic

Confused? | “Here’s where the Democratic candidates stand on the biggest 2020 issues” Politico


McConnell, why couldn’t this have been you? | “Luis Alvarez fought for 9/11 first responders until the very end. He has died at 53.”The Washington Post 

Because She’s a Proven Liar | “Stephanie Grisham Is a Perfect Fit as Trump’s Press Secretary” The Intercept

lutz libraryBetter Schools Won’t Fix America | Fighting inequality must come first.The Atlantic

Seen it beforeWhat the Concentration Camps of Bosnia Can Teach Us About the Abuse of Immigrants on the U.S. BorderThe Intercept

weedsWeeds along Lancaster Avenue | Why is this not a code violation?

2020 cannot come fast enough. That’s when Jeff Helm gets out of the food serving establishments inspection business. It the interim, Columbia could elect to post each month’s inspections at its Website and/or facebook page. Will it?


Lancaster County’s (except Columbia’s) inspections for June 28 at Lancaster Online. If you’re blocked from viewing this article because of the newspaper’s paywall, you can go to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s database to see all of the reports for the week ending or anytime.

York County’s Inspections

Click here to go to the state’s Website of inspections … and the listing of the violations at each location. The statewide directory lists inspections for all municipalities in York County and Lancaster County.

… except those in Columbia – Columbia will continue to have its own inspection system until 2020.  It is ongoing; not posting the monthly inspections is a display of a purposeful lack of transparency.

One comment

  1. Where the Democratic candidates stand on the big issues? Unfortunately, Politico and the Democratic candidates,not to mention the current president and his political party, are not concerned with the two major issues that threaten our existence on the planet: 1. Climate Catastrophe and 1.a. Nuclear War. Experts are telling us that the clock is at two minutes to midnight. Most of the other ‘issues’ the media are asking candidates are minor.

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