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In case you missed it: this week's good reads about Pennsylvania cities


Keystone Crossroads publishes a weekly roundup of links related to Pennsylvania cities. 

Is it Friday already?

It's time for our weekly roundup of city-related reads you may have missed (you know, if you need a break from obsessing over llamas and the white-gold/blue-black dress).

Capitol recap

Have you ever griped about Harrisburg parking? (I have.) The good news is parking officials are promising reduced rates. We take a look at what Harrisburg's parking situation means for the rest of the state.


Next City takes a look at what cities should know about the FCC's broadband vote.

To some, access to internet might as well be on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. But should it also be a city service? Lancaster thinks so. The city is poised to be the first in Pa. to offer citywide public wifi (thereby cementing its position as Pa.'s "digital capital").

Investigating pensions

Scranton's been under scrutiny recently--14 municipal employees have been drawing a double pension (costing the city almost a million dollars), even though they may not actually qualify. State Auditor Eugene DePasquale announced his office is launching an investigation.

Continue reading at Keystone Crossroads' website.

Kate Lao Shaffner was the Keystone Crossroads Reporter for WPSU-FM from 2014-2015. She reports on infrastructure, economic, legal, and financial issues in Pennsylvania with reporters from WHYY (Philadelphia), WITF (Harrisburg), and WESA (Pittsburgh).