Sure, they’re all over big cities — used by police as a punishment for those who refuse to pay their parking tickets.
But when the boot came to York, people seemed more than confused.
They wondered: Are the police doing this? The parking authority? Continue reading
Posted in Business, Journalism, Reporting, Writing, York Daily Record
Tagged boot, booting, brandon marquette, cars, downtown, lauren boyer, lots, parking, pls, private, reporting, ydr, yellow, york city
You know it’s the best month ever when you get to eat a hot dog that looks like this.
This month has been the greatest.
Excuse the hand shadow.
Two Fridays ago, I went to the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors News Excellence awards dinner to accept a First Place in Business Writing for this beastly story package that Sean and I wrote this year.
Then, I went to Chicago.
While in the Windy City, I consumed my weight in food and bought more clothes than would fit in my suitcase on the plane ride back.
Sorry, TSA. Continue reading
A Boyer family Halloween circa 1992. I have gangrene on my face, and my sister Casey, the provider of this photo, looks like one miserable pumpkin. Those were the good old days. ©
I love ghost stories. In fact, I dedicated an Sunday enterprise piece to a few local ghost hunters and the business that could be brought to several in-need historic sites, if they only marketed themselves as “haunted.”
Last night, the partner-in-crime and I had tickets for a historic ghost tour of downtown York. I couldn’t wait.
When we got there, the tour was, more or less, a history lesson with a few “…and this place might be haunted” statements tossed in. Continue reading
Posted in Adventures
Tagged downtown york, ghosts, halloween, haunted, hex house, history, lauren boyer, prospect hill cemetery, Rehmeyer's Hollow, walking tour, york city, york county
Today started like this and ended with a punch in my car.
This morning was lovely.
I had a pleasant walk from my house to the OffCenter Grill at the Yorktowne Hotel, where I planned to sip coffee and put the finishing touches on a story for the business page.
On the walk home, I stopped at the market and ran into Nuts About Granola employee Kenny Brown, who recommends a piano bar in this oh-so-awesome video I made at my last mobile reporting at the venue.
I bought some fresh vegetables. I went home and ate lunch. Continue reading
Posted in Funny, ideaLab, Mobile Reporting, York Daily Record
Tagged community, digital first, digital first media, idealab, journalism, lauren boyer, mobile reporting, mojo, pennsylvania, reporter, york city, york county, York Daily Record
Here’s the office last Tuesday. Martin Memorial Library in York city.
It’s been a while. Took some vacation recently, and I’m just starting to catch up with all my work.
I figured a library would be the perfect place to do that.
My co-worker and I are working on a long-term project, and I needed to focus.
Exhausted, I rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and walked to Martin Library, just a few blocks from my house, ready to put my ideaLab project in overdrive. Continue reading
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Tagged community engagement, digital first, digital first media, idealab, journalism, lauren boyer, Martin Library, mobile newsroom, mobile reporter, york city
Woman wearing plastic surgical booties.
The funny thing about journalism: Even when you’re not at work, you’re still at work.
To be clear: I carry my iPhone and a notepad EVERYWHERE. It’s the digital journalist way.
You never know when a story — or a very peculiar woman — might cross your path.
Early Friday evening, I was responsibly enjoying a refreshing adult beverage with some associates in the White Rose City when a woman, clad in what appeared to be blue surgical booties emerged from the darkness. Continue reading
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Tagged arrest, arrested, bar, blue, camera, digital journalist, disorderly conduct, funny, interview, iPhone, lauren boyer, mobile reporter, nightlife, police, surgical booties, york city, York Daily Record
This is my new reporter mugshot, taken by the lovely Kate Penn, YDR photographer extraordinaire.
I know, I know. I just spent an entire column making fun of executive glamour shots.
But I couldn’t resist taking a new reporter headshot on Thursday after finding out I’d need to send one in for Digital First Media’s ideaLab.
I mean, really? What’s a girl to do?
Posted in ideaLab, York Daily Record
Tagged column headshot, digital first media, face for newspaper, glamour shots, idealab, journalist, lauren boyer, media news, mugshot, photo, reporters, York, york city, York Daily Record