A great city needs
a great community newspaper
TheBurg is a free monthly newspaper that begins to tell the stories that, put together, describe the community of greater Harrisburg: the people who live, work and travel here; the families that make their home here; the merchants that do business here.
TheBurg began covering the Harrisburg area in January 2009. All of our past issues are available to read as PDF files.
Harrisburg Area News
TheBurg Sold to New Ownership Group
Publisher Alex Hartzler to make major investment in community newspaper.
Harrisburg businessman and real estate developer J. Alex Hartzler has purchased a majority interest in TheBurg, greater Harrisburg's popular monthly community newspaper. With the sale finalized today, Hartzler now is publisher of TheBurg.
Co-founder and former co-publisher Lawrance Binda has retained a minority interest and now serves as editor-in-chief of TheBurg. Peter Durantine, TheBurg’s co-founder and former editor, and Angela Durantine, the newspaper’s co-founder and former advertising executive, have sold their interest in TheBurg to pursue new opportunities. The terms of the sale, including all assets of Three Bridges Media, which publishes TheBurg, will not be disclosed. TheBurg began publishing in January 2009 and since has grown rapidly in readership and advertising revenue. Hartzler, chairman of WCI Partners, said he was interested in purchasing TheBurg because the newspaper shares his commitment to the Harrisburg community. "Our vision of a vibrant, revitalized urban core is one and the same," said Hartzler. "I commend Pete, Angela and Larry for starting a newspaper that has come to mean so much to the people of the Harrisburg area." Hartzler plans to make significant investments in TheBurg, including expanding staff, publishing more in-depth stories and improving both the print edition and online presence. In addition, TheBurg's offices have relocated to 403 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg. TheBurg will pause publication for two months so the company can plan and reorganize. The next issue will be March 2013. "We now will work hard to make TheBurg an even better news product for the people who live in, work in and visit Harrisburg," said Hartzler. "We welcome the support of everyone who shares our dedication to improving the quality of life in Pennsylvania's capital city."
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Harrisburg, Pa. 17101
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