To proceed, the project, a partnership of Baltimore-based Washington Place Equities and affordable housing developer HDC MidAtlantic in Lancaster, requires City Council to rezone the entire hospital block. A council committee is scheduled to review the request Monday, Aug. 3.
From the LNP article by Jeff Hawkes, “Developers of former St. Joseph Hospital propose over 275 housing units, offices, shops,” (click here).
Hawkes also begins his article with this:
A Lancaster City Facebook post described the proposed new use for the shuttered hospital site and two nearby properties as “an exciting mixed-use, mixed-income vision.”
There’s good reason for the city to be excited. You see, Jess King, the city’s Chief of Staff is married to Chad Martin, who was hired in January of this year to be the “Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Relations,” for HDC MidAtlantic (click here). Isn’t that special and quite a “coincidence?”
Unbelievable. You don’t think the public should know, LNP “reporter” Jeff Hawkes? Why don’t you and Jess King do us all a favor and both of you resign.
This is a developing story. Please check back over the next few days for updates and see below for this morning’s post.
Here we go with this same shit. I swear I will go back home and I won’t even come back to the city.
28 people. Two people checked in. I’ll go back home.
Jerry Puryear on his Facebook page, “Staywoke717” this afternoon when he was “covering” a “person down.” There will be more tomorrow.
ELEVEN REPORTERS GONE
I know it’s a weird question but what does jobs retained null mean exactly.
This comment into this site yesterday.
I am not sure either and what I did not know (I was in the hospital with Covid-19) is that LNP laid off 11 reporters at the end of March. Click here for the below GoFundMe account set up for them. I know of three – Paula Wolf, Barbara Hough Huesken and Jennifer Kopf. If you know of any reporter who was laid off please let me know.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that bring one down. Like an out-of-date inspection sticker. I don’t know why LNP reporter Dan Nephin would start a very serious article with this nonsense. And I consider an out-of-date inspection sticker serious and fairly obvious to the police. And this man obviously has some serious and disturbing mental issues. Below are the top five reasons police will pull you over (click here). If you want the top ten from Fox News click here.
This is a “hard” news story (click here). What kind of lead (lede) is that, Dan Nephin?
Do not donate cash to Jerry Puryear and his “Staywoke717” Facebook page. If you want to buy water and/or freeze pops and give them to him then that is fine.
Jerry did this last year. It lasted about a week. The Michelle he has been bad-mouthing has been feeding the homeless in Binns Park for at least the last several months if not longer. Freeze pops will keep you cool but they sure won’t fill your belly. You can donate to her through the “Micky’s Mission of Hope” Facebook page.
Anyway, for Jerry to pop up out of nowhere and present himself as a savior is ridiculous. And you have no idea where your cash money goes when you give it to him. After all, he has a new crib in Manheim and a new van and he loves to show off piles of money. And yet, with all of that, he hasn’t paid me back the money he has owed me for years. Beware!
The below was posted on this site on July 7th (click here for the original):
*** Jerry continues on his tirade:
Where are you at today, Michelle? Where you at, Michelle? I was just down at Binns Park. They said they ain’t seen you. You know it’s hot down there. Where you at, Michelle?
Where you at, Michelle? You talk about Jerry only getting a little bit of stuff. Where you at? Look here. Little bit of stuff, right? Come on Michelle. Getting ready to take some snacks down there too. They are going to be happy. Taking some snacks down there. All that stuff. Come on Michelle. Where you at, Michelle?
Where you at, Michelle? Talk to me. Come on girl. It’s cool to talk. I ain’t mad at ya. I just don’t like the fact is you asking for donations and you ain’t even been down there. They said you ain’t been down there. Where you at, Michelle?
** In his almost 30 minute Facebook live, Jerry begins as follows:
Ice cold bottles of water. Getting ready to take down to Binns Park. Ice cold. Frozen cold. They’re going to be happy down there.
Thank you Johnnette. Thank you for the love girl.
You don’t think I want to be on a beach somewhere? You don’t think I want to be somewhere enjoying myself? Nah. Right here. Getting ready to go down there and take these brothers and sisters some cold water.
I just came from down there. They said they didn’t have nothing to drink all day.
What’s up Crystal?
Going down there three times today.
Where are you at today, Michelle?
He then launches into an attack on Michelle and that will be coming…
* In a very lengthy Facebook live yesterday, Jerry held up three bags of freeze pops and asked “Where you at, Michelle?”
WHERE YOU AT, MICHELLE?
Jerry Puryear, holding what he says is a thousand dollars from his latest paycheck for delivering pizzas in his new Facebook page, “Staywoke717.”
Puryear has reinvented himself as the great community helper taking frozen water bottles and freeze pops to the homeless in Binns Park and attacking his “competition” who feeds the homeless there. Yes, it’s absurd and sad.
From the LNP article linked to in this morning’s post.
LNP moved this story off their homepage early this morning because, of course, Mayor Sorace got them millions of dollars for their Marriott Hotel so they can’t be too critical of her! Let’s see if there’s a follow-up by LNP!
Every cent of the $4,064.77 should be paid back. So the steak and lobster jumped out at Patrick Hopkins? But what LNP doesn’t tell us is what did he do about it? Did he demand the employees pay it back? If not, why not?
And what is later explained to be the retirement party for Randy Patterson? But Patterson didn’t fully retire. In fact, in December of 2019, former Mayor Art Morris complained to council that the city was keeping Patterson on as a consultant. See below and click here for the original. So how much has been billed for Randy Patterson? Stay tuned...
THE HEAT IS ON?
“While every taxpayer dollar is important, these types of expenses are not what has caused the City’s financial challenges and eliminating these expenses completely will have no material impact on the City’s fiscal condition,” she [Mayor Danene Sorace] said.
From the LNP article, “City expenses show thousands in overcharged meals, parties and catered meetings; Mayor says not the source of budget woes,” (click here).
Wow! That is unbelievable arrogance from Mayor Sorace!
Now LNP is reporting the inmate was “Justin Alcholz” and he has died (click here for the updated LNP story). I cannot find a docket for him but his three Facebook pages list the spelling of his name as “Justin Aicholz.” I can’t find a recent docket for him using that spelling either. What is going on?
NOT JUSTO SMOKER
Posted today on LNP/Lancaster Online’s Facebook page.
** No, it was not Smoker and that is why I believe the commissioners released the charges against the prisoner to let the public know it was not Smoker. Smoker, of course, is charged with felony kidnapping in the disappearance of 18-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos.
The commissioners said the inmate who tried to kill himself was charged with:
According to the release, the inmate had a state parole detainer and was charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing, flight to avoid apprehension, reckless driving and other summary offences.
* It is believed the inmate who tried to hang himself is Steven Michael Henson. His charges most closely follow the description in LNP from the County Commissioners. I apologize for the very poor quality of the screenshot below but click here to read his full docket online and here to read the LNP article.
CARDIAC ARREST AT PRISON
There was a cardiac arrest reported at the Lancaster County Prison last evening. The condition of the man or woman is not known at this time. But the below was posted under the comments in the thread all by the same person:
From the LNP article, “Search for missing Amish teen Linda Stoltzfoos continues; officials ask public for information [updated],” (click here).
So all of these unsolved murders in Lancaster County – all the DA has to do is call the FBI and ask for help? This site was screaming for outside help to solve the horrific murder of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor in the city in 2012 and all DA Stedman had to do was call the FBI and ask for help? And the FBI could have offered a $10,000 reward instead of the pathetic $1,000 offered by Lancaster Crime Stoppers? Will DA Heather Adams ask for the FBI’s help to take all of these killers off the street? Will she ask them to help solve all of the unsolved murders in Lancaster County and bring closure to the families?
Today, the District Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the Pennsylvania State Police and the East Lampeter Township Police Department all held a press conference to solely ask the public for help and information in the disappearance of Linda Stoltzfoos (click here).
And yet today we also learned District Attorney Heather Adams does not think the public should have access to the autopsy in the horrific, 16-year-old unsolved murder of Jonathan Luna (see below and click here to read the article shown).
This makes absolutely no sense. There will be more tomorrow…
IT ALREADY IMPLODED!
From the LNP article, “Commissioners approve $3 million grant for Lancaster Convention Center Authority,” (click here).
It has imploded, Commissioner Parsons! Didn’t you hear it? Another $3 million down the drain. Unbelievable!
The below excellent two comments are posted on Lancaster Online under the LNP article, “Lancaster County Convention Center wants piece of county’s federal coronavirus relief package,” (click here). Did the County Commissioners decide on this today? Do we have to wait for LNP to tell us? And, wow, the commissioners’ website is awful!
There will be more on the convention center/Marriott Hotel and Debra Slaymaker-Walker tomorrow. Tonight there is a virtual city council meeting beginning at 7:30 pm. There is a long agenda (click here) and it should be live-streamed on the city’s YouTube channel (click here).
** WGAL has had the story on their Facebook page for an hour and they have over 500 comments. Wow! People are not happy.
** Click here for the District Attorney’s lengthy “explanation” for this plea on CrimeWatch.
The convention center/Marriott Hotel debacle never ends. Has LNP reporter Carter Walker read “Pressed” (click here for the book on Amazon)? The “news organization” you work for breaks every code of journalism ethics in this country, Walker! There will be much more on this to come.
And It is with great sorrow this morning that I report on the passing of D.D. Delaney – one of the original founders of LIP and an incredibly talented man.
Justo Smoker’s photograph from his Facebook page and a comment posted there are below. Click here for WGAL, “Man charged with kidnapping in case of Amish teen who is still missing.”
** The below is what your husband does everyday, Cheryl. Recently he sent in seven obnoxious comments in one day. Another recent day he sent a comment in at 2:27 am. He was thinking of me at 2:27 am!
He is obsessed with me and this site and this is called harassment, Cheryl. But you should know that because he’s been convicted of stalking and harassment before.
So you can do all you want to make this middle-aged pathetic sick loser look like a decent human being but it’s not going to work. The true Steven Markle is all over the internet. And with his next conviction, he hopefully will be jailed.
* I have to interrupt today’s story with this Tweet from Mitt Romney. Good for Romney! Unbelievable actions by Trump!
A REALLY “DUM” MOVE!
Well isn’t that sweet? That’s Cheryl Dum Markle and her convicted serial stalker husband, Steven Markle.
Trying to improve his image, Cheryl? Yeah, that’s not going to work.
Steinman Communications Inc., LNP | LancasterOnline’s parent company, received $2 million to $5 million through the program. From the LNP aricle, “Here are the Lancaster County businesses that received loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program [list],” (click here).
There are days when I cannot believe this man is President of the United States.
Then why is his bail “unsecured” and he is free as a bird (click here)? And why doesn’t LNP tell us who the District Judge is who set his bail at “unsecured” and set him free? It was Edward A, Tobin. There will be more later.
If he has all that money, why is he asking for donations in the first place? A case of water is only $2.98! And as for Jerry asking Michelle where she was yesterday, Michelle should ask Jerry where he is for the rest of the year after he does his one week of water and freeze pops.
Jerry Puryear of “Staywoke717” has posted this money pile, which he supposedly has laying around, to “prove” that he is not using donations for the homeless for himself. This is incredibly stupid on so many levels. I wonder if he’s paying taxes on all of that money?
FIGHTING OVER THE HOMELESS?
Posted today on the “Micky’s Mission of Hope” Facebook page which she runs to help the homeless (click here).
She is referring to Jerry Puryear and his Facebook page “Staywoke717.” Well, Jerry is going nuts over this because he has been asking for money and suddenly taking water and ice pops to Binn’s Park for the homeless for the last few days. He also videotapes himself handing out the water and pops and claims repeatedly that this is the “real Jerry.” He also believes she has called the police on him.
I have some thoughts on this that will be coming…
* The police press release on last night’s double shooting (click here):
On Monday July 6, 2020 at approximately 2106 hrs. Officers from Lancaster Bureau of Police, Platoon B, received calls of shots fired. Multiple calls were received and the locations were given as possibly the 500 blk. W. King St. and that immediate vicinity.
One of the first arriving pair of Officers located a victim near the 500 blk. Lake St. at Coral St. The victim is a 17 year old female resident of Lancaster City. The victim had a single gun shot wound to her leg. Officers provided first aid to the victim until EMS arrived to transport her to the hospital for further treatment. The victim is expected to survive her injury.
Officers were alerted to the location of a 2nd victim on the 1st blk. Ruby St. The 2nd victim is a 19 year old male resident of Lancaster City. That victim had a graze wound from a bullet on his lower leg. The 2nd victim was also transported to the hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injury.
Officers canvassed the area for additional victims, suspect information, evidence, witnesses and surveillance video locations. Spent shell casings were located in the area. Those items were collected as evidence.
Officers and Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident as well as any factors that led up to the shooting. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Lancaster Bureau of Police at 717-735-3301 or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.
WORK ON THEIR TECHNOLOGY!
Yes, there were audio problems with last night’s city council committee meeting. Chris Courogen, who is in the comments above, covers these meetings for LNP. Who is this man? And yes, there was something about LGH and more condos.
Lancaster City Council has a committee meeting tonight beginning at 6:00 pm. The virtual meeting should be live-streamed on their YouTube channel (click here).
What is a “reported essay?” I googled it but I’m still not sure. This “reported essay” by LNP reporter Jeff Hawkes was the lead story on the front page of this week’s Sunday News (click here). I have some problems with this and Hawkes and that will come later…
BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE?
From the LNP article, “Father, son charged in Ephrata Township shooting that sent 4 to hospital: DA’s office,” (click here).
How and why would they be able to post bail? The 20-year-old son shot four men and is charged with 18 first degree felonies. His father is charged with 12 first degree felonies. Why would anyone assume they could or should be able to post bail? Because they are white?
*** BREAKING NEWS ***– A commenter to this site just alerted us to a lawsuit involving Covid-19 that was filed against Lancaster attorney Wendy Chan (click here for the lawsuit on the Prothonotary’s Office). Wow – he and his wife had just moved from Colorado so he could work for Chan! Thank you very much to the commenter!
[Editor’s Note: To the person who would like me to publish the full lawsuit – I have a new computer. Can someone tell me how to take screenshots with Chrome?]
YOU’RE BEING PLAYED?
I spent several minutes this morning trying to find a stock Fourth of July photo without fireworks in it. It’s not because I think there’s a government conspiracy to keep us sleep deprived – no, it’s because they have been such an annoyance this year. In Philly our local representative got Target and multiple grocery stores (ShopRite, ACME) to pull fireworks from their shelves. Government conspiracy foiled!
I don’t think fireworks are a government conspiracy but this might be – my local dollar store is out of fly swatters! Horrors! The government wants to keep me constantly hyper, angry and frustrated with these flies by denying me a basic swatter! Maybe Harper and Sarah Justice could look into that!
*** From the Columbia Journalism Review, “How the term ‘false flag’ migrated to the right,” (click here).
** What is a”false flag”:
Well, personal injury attorney Mark McCloskey seems to be real and enjoying his 15 minutes (click here for the Washington Post article and video below).
TRUMP IN A NOOSE?
Matthew Allen Grab’s mugshot on CrimeWatch (click here). I wonder why LNP didn’t include this photo in their story today, “Man sues Columbia police, parole agent claiming excessive force used,” (click here).
And the latest from washed-up watchdog Ron Harper, Jr. is below. Has he lost his mind? And before this he called out a story as a “classic false flag.” What does that expression mean and who is responsible for this “false flag” and what do they have to gain?
On June 18th, Judge Jeffrey Conrad gave full custody of his daughter to Lancaster Police Officer Jonathan Caple and gave the mother one hour of supervised visitation a week. Her statement posted on her Facebook page is below.
Once again, why is this man a police officer? He held his service revolver to the mother’s head and threatened to kill her several years ago. She has recordings of him screaming and threatening her.
Judge Conrad needs to recuse himself immediately – or better yet, resign!
* OMG! The last thing I want to listen to is Ron Harper, Jr. talking about rape. And as noted by him, there is already an active organization working on the backlog (click here).
Apparently Harper thinks a man talking about rape will wake people up and shock them. In this case, he is just revolting.