Harrisburg, PA – City council turned down the posposal for Eastern University to lease unused space in the City Hall building.
This was an opportunity for the city to rent out space in the basement of the city government property, and Eastern University offered to spend $600,000 on building renovations.
Of the rejected deal, Harrisburg resident Anthony Harrell says: “City Council I am with you on this, the mayor sprung this on you and the citizens, and he already had it set up!”
Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse responded: “We are going to take taxpayer dollars to help fix a building instead of potholes and playgrounds, and to me, it was a no-brainer, and we should have moved forward with a partnership with Eastern.”
Beau Brown, a 17 year commercial real estate veteran says he can help Eastern University find an alternative site.
He was in favor of the proposed deal, and stated in the past that it seemed like Eastern U and the administration worked hard on the feasibility exercise to locate at city hall.
Brown stated that despite prior disagreements with the administration – he believes that he could serve both the client and the city’s interests by finding a site where the city can still benefit directly or indirectly.
This was a clean partnership proposal and it shouldn’t fall to the back burner.
Let’s work together to find a beneficial alternative.
Dauphin County released evidence today to the plaintiff, Timothy Rowbottom, in his case against Karl Singleton, Senior Advisor to Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse.
On May 09, 2017, around 9 p.m., the plantiff alleges that Mr. Singleton threatened the man in a physically intimidating manner, and alluded to knowing his home address. This incident occurred in the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel during the 2017 Mayoral debate. Singleton and Rowbottom were both in attendance at the debate event that took place that evening in the 2nd floor Ballroom.
When Rowbottom attempted to serve the Harrisburg Police department today, he was told “No” they can’t accept the supoena.
When asked to put it in writing, HBG PD complied and accepted the supoenas for more evidence.
Harrisburg City Solicitor Neil Grover also attempted to withhold evidence when he aggressively approached the plaintiff in city hall recently.
In a similar politically motivated threat, it’s also been alleged that the defendant Karl Singleton physically threatened Dauphin County Commissioner Jeffrey Haste after an informal meeting several years ago. That particular incident was broken up by other county officials who were present.
Harrisburg, PA – “The announcement that Amazon would build a $5 billion facility supporting 50,000 jobs immediately lit up social media. Some local citizens and officials suggested that the sprawling, for-sale Harrisburg State Hospital grounds off Cameron Street would be a perfect fit.” – theBurg
However, varying political agendas almost squashed the deal before it gained traction. An essential component of the proposal requires cooperation between Harrisburg Mayor and the president of the Regional Chamber, among other opposing forces.
David Black, president of Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and CREDC initially said: “Harrisburg is too small to put in a bid, but I do think there’s an opportunity to put in a bid with partners in York and Lancaster.”
Harrisburg City Councilman Westburn Majors expressed motivation to engage local government and private entities together in this process. “It is my hope that the administration can work with the county, the commonwealth, local business groups such as the Chamber, CREDC, etc., to determine if putting in an application is something that they would consider,” Majors said.
Brandon Flood and Beau Brown, who are both active in local & state politics, also engaged in the social media conversation. Brown expressed deep interest and insight into the potential Amazon deal, and began drafting preliminary concepts for a proposal in front of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Meanwhile, Bruce P Weber (HBG City Director of Finance) who is very active on social media, often echos the perspective of Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse. The tone of Weber seemed to brush off the Amazon deal as a no-go.
Jennie Jenkins makes an excellent point that preparing and proposing to Amazon executives would serve as a terrific protocol for organizing forces in Harrisburg, and potentially bringing future investment to the region.
Beau Brown flips the script on Weber when he compares former Harrisburg Mayor Steve Reed to the short-falls of the current administration. The City of Harrisburg was transformed under Mayor Steve Reed. He had an unmatched love for Harrisburg and equal drive & determination to get results.
A bold proposal was made by Beau Brown, who offered free services to help draw 50,000 Amazon jobs to Harrisburg. Brown published an advertisement for his proposal stating that in fact Harrisburg can fulfill the requirements, and the posting was circulated around on social media.
Perhaps Harrisburg leaders and CREDC heard the calls of the community, because within 2 weeks, a new twist to the story was reported by Pennlive on 9/25/2017 when David Black says: “We’re pulling apart the RFP Amazon issued to see what we need.”
Harrisburg will partner with Lancaster, York, Cumberland & Lebanon counties to fulfill the metro requirement of the RFP.
Brown says that this is an opportunity to get face-time and build rapport for Harrisburg in front of one of the most powerful corporate owners in the world. Also, this experience will serve as excellent practice for pitching our region to investors. He also makes the point that proposing to Bezos would only be to the potential benefit of Harrisburg and the entire region. We should not pass up such an opportunity, as we are negotiating with an unpredictable entrepreneur, not a legislative body with strict rules to follow.
Beau Brown is uniquely qualified. He has a Reed-like drive and passion for the City of Harrisburg. Brown’s advocacy for the city is evident through the multiple published reports and editorials that have appeared in the Central Penn Business Journal, including this following article where Brown lays out a road map plan to land a deal such as the Amazon headquarters.
If Harrisburg and regional leaders are serious about this huge proposal, Brown’s negotiating and real estate experience should be utilized in making this deal.
Here, in a rare moment of clarity, Weber comes to his senses and recognizes the brilliance and potential in Brown’s proposal:
Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA:
The Union Rediscovered
Serving as the largest Federal Civil War base, Camp Curtin housed and trained over 300,000 troops, transported supplies to the front lines, operated a hospital, and prisoners-of-war jail. In the end, this encampment supported the Union victory in the American Civil War.
To celebrate the importance of its role in our National history, Harrisburg leaders will partner with the Civil War Museum to deem the original boundaries of this encampment as Hallowed Grounds, to procure funding to redevelop the Uptown Harrisburg Camp Curtin neighborhood, and to promote Central PA as a Civil War history tourist destination.
The goals of this project include:
To educate the community about Civil War history, as recorded and preserved by various institutions and resources.
To present vexillology (study of flags), the chronological military records and experiences of Union Civil War units raised at Camp Curtin, and their members roles as instruments in the Union victory in the Civil War.
The project is to obtain these goals by replicating and displaying reproduction battle flags of the regiments that trained at Camp Curtin. This is to be a part of a community beautification initiative and subsequent public campaign to recognize the contributions and deeds of the Union soldiers in the Civil War. The project will sustain itself through the sale of reproduced flags, magnets, and ornaments to the general public.
An online educational component will illustrate the activities, campaigns, engagements, and fully-detailed rosters of each regiment that trained at Camp Curtin. The service of these regiments is to be fully described-amid interactive photographs of the original battle flags. This project will require collaboration with reference materials and historians to ensure the full accuracy of compiled research. This dynamic soldier inventory is to provide the biographies, and service records for all soldiers that served in regiments that trained at Camp Curtin.
As an in-kind gesture of outreach from the Harrisburg community to the Pennsylvanian, and other Northern towns where Camp Curtin Union Army regiments originated, a ceremonial visit will be made to every town to present the replicated battle flag of that towns Union Army regiment.
Update: In following up with this story, the individual who filed the complaint also has had his RTK request and subpoena for evidence intentionally withheld by city solicitor Neil Grover. Grover allegedly confronted the individual in an aggressive manner, and then told him he’d never give him the records. More RTK requests were filed immediately by the citizen.
Harrisburg, PA – In a motion recently filed by Timothy Rowbottom against the senior advisor to Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, Karl Singleton has been named in a $12,000 civil suit for threatening life of the Mayor’s constituent.
In a written statement by the plaintiff, it has be alleged that on May 09, 2017, around 9 p.m., the defendant, Mr. Singleton threatened the man and alluded to knowing his home address. This incident occurred in the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel during the 2017 Mayoral debate. Singleton and Rowbottom were both in attendance at the debate event that took place that evening in the 2nd floor Ballroom.
The plaintiff believes this was a politically motivated threat.
Sean M GuayThe ‘Resistance Movement’ emulates the tactics of black bloc, and has aligned with the terrorist of AntiFA. It is a threat to American freedom.
Such a shame that so-called citizens of Harrisburg would display pride in being aggressively disruptive.
Carrie FowlerIf you think the resistance movement is a threat to American freedoms, then you don’t understand how this country was built.
Sean M GuayThis country was not built by aligning with terrorist.
Carrie FowlerWhat do you think the monarchy thought of our founding fathers? You need a history lesson.
Robert BrandtSeriously Carrie Fowler, did you just compare our founding fathers to ANTIFA?? LMFAO!! And I saw a pic you posted awhile back with you supporting ANTIFA so spin more spin doctor.
Sean M Guay:You all (the resistance) missed that while you were busy sympathizing with AntiFA, spreading hatred about America and our President.
Carrie Fowler: I will spread hatred about and for Trump till the day I take my last breath. He does not represent me or 58% of this country. He is a national embarrassment.
Amy Thomas: NJ DHS listed AntiFa as domestic terrorists. Aligning with them when your seeking a position in the public school system board…what message does that send to the children, their families and the tax payers? Fine, you don’t like Trump but to associate with domestic terrorists? Wow
Sean M Guay:AntiFA assaulted a police horse, harassed civilians and police in the street around 3rd and Forester, blocked traffic and sprayed a chemical mixture at police in Harrisburg on June 10.
Carrie Fowler, you are a current school board director elect, and as a ‘leader’ in this community, the citizens of Harrisburg must look to you for guidance.
Will you publicly condemn the violent activities of AntiFA and any person associated with them?
Amy Thomas Carrie Fowler, Do you condemn AntiFa? Simple question.
Carrie Fowler: I do support them (AntiFA) for their efforts to stand against hate. Am I a member? No. On that Saturday (June 10) in question Antifa were the only ones protecting the hate from walking down our streets and there was absolutely NO violence. Do I stand by everything they do ? No.
I am not tolerant of Trump and his hate. Not for one minute. I will expose him every chance I get. I will call him out every chance I get
Now have fun twisting my words to fit your agenda. I put action behind my words. I make mistakes just like everyone else, but when I do I admit them, learn from them and move on a better person.
Brittney Parker:Carrie Fowler I think it’s pretty interesting you say you will never tolerate hate, and then a few posts above this one you say you will spread hate for Trump till you take your last breath.
Of course, we all know you’re ok with facism and hatred as long as it’s someone or something you disagree with, am I right?
I don’t even like Trump, haha, I didn’t vote for him and left the GOP over it. But trying to claim the moral high ground on tolerance, diversity, and love while bragging about spreading hatred is pretty far out.
Apparently, Carrie Fowler was busy sympathizing with Antifa members, and while she was caught up in passionately spreading hatred of America and our President, she conveniently missed all the relevant national news about the violence and hatred that was caused by Antifa in Harrisburg on June 10, 2017. Recently, Fowler has become the Democratic mascot, making appearances on behalf of the party at every protest cause in the Pennsylvania State Capital.
Direct Link to the posting that was deleted (we have all screen shots) as soon as the connection to Siennick and AntiFA was established:
The man stabbed to death early Thursday near Hall Manor was homeless and “harmless,” neighbors say.
Update: STABBING HOMICIDE IN HARRISBURG
On 7/6/17 at 0435 hours, Harrisburg Police responded to Harrisburg Hospital for a report of a gunshot or stabbing that was dropped off at the hospital. The female that drove the victim to the hospital stated that she was approached by the victim, Jesse Williams (B/M/60) near 16th & Putnum Streets. Williams was bleeding heavily and the female agreed to take him to the hospital. Officers did find a crime scene at 16th and Putnam Streets. Williams was treated for his stab wounds but ultimately succumbed to his injuries and died.
Originally Reported: HARRISBURG POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE
On 7/6/17 at 0435 hours, Harrisburg Police responded to Harrisburg Hospital for a report of a gunshot or stabbing that was dropped off at the hospital. The female that drove the victim to the hospital stated that she was approached by the victim who was bleeding heavily. The female agreed to take him to the hospital. Officers did find a crime scene at 16th and Putnam Streets.
The victim was treated for his injuries but ultimately succumbed to his injuries and died. Victim’s identity will not be released until family members have been notified.
Anyone that has information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 717-255-255-6516 or 717-255-3154. You can send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dauphin County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2000 for information leading to an arrest in this incident.
Crowds were preventing ABC 27 staff from leaving the property.
Several warnings were given to the protesters. They began knocking over barricades, and blocking the electric fence.
Six protesters were arrested.
PROTESTERS ARRESTED AT TOWNHALL MEETING
On 7/5/17 a town hall meeting was scheduled at ABC 27 with Senator Toomey regarding health care. This event was scheduled to begin at 7 PM.
At 6:18 PM officers on scene requested assistance with crowds that were preventing ABC 27 staff from entering and leaving the property. Several warnings were given to the protesters that they would have to step back from driveway, knocking over barricades, and blocking the electric fence that allowed access to their private parking lot or they would risk arrest.
Ultimately six protesters were arrested and charged with simple trespassing, a summary offense. Once the arrests were made the crowds remained behind barricades and cleared access to the building.
Senator Toomey did arrive as scheduled and the town hall meeting was held.
Incident Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – 6:18pm
Harrisburg, PA – It has been a wild 2 weeks in June, with shootings, robberies, and large crowd fights happening repeatedly all over the city. No neighborhood is safe when large scale fighting can break out at any moment.