Sunday’s news items [the view with rose colored glasses; food safety inspections; spying & more] – 7/14/2019

Why? | Will other police departments report suicides and crashes within a day, but Columbia’s won’t release any information about a crash on Lancaster Avenue in the borough that happened over a week ago?

rose colored2Click on the graphic to see what codes enforcement sees! 

Today’s the anniversary | It’s the day that everyday citizens grabbed their pitchforks and stormed the Bastille to begin the revolution against despotic rule of the uber-rich of the day. Eventually, dastardly, evil, corrupt, immoral rule of any people will be reckoned by some form of revolution. RESIST.

2020 cannot come fast enough. That’s when Jeff Helm gets out of the food serving establishments inspection business. It the interim, Columbia will be posting each month’s inspections at its Website. Thanks to a motion forwarded by borough councillor John Novak and approved by the council a the recent council meeting.


Lancaster County’s (except Columbia’s) inspections for July 12 at Lancaster Online. 

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.

Posting the monthly inspections is a display of a purposeful act of transparency.

Spy nation | In case you missed this NBC Nightly News report on Friday evening, you may want to watch this segment. There are an estimated, 200,000,000 surveillance cameras in China — is this what Americans can look forward to? “The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide.” – The Atlantic

Is it over? | “the greatest period of restaurant growth in U.S. history?”The Washington Post

O-o-p-s, forgot to let you know | Columbia, news, views & reviews now has a facebook page.  And if you feel like it, give us a “like.” Thank you.


Really? | “Qwik-Med Pharmacy has been a cornerstone of the Columbia area as a community and retail Pharmacy providing pharmaceutical and health and wellness services for years. Dr. Richard Boahene is proud to bring Columbia residents convenient and affordable pharmaceutical services in a family-friendly atmosphere you can trust. ”  –


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