• Mayor Papenfuse Extends Heartfelt Thanks to Veterans Everywhere for their Service and Sacrifice

    Mayor Papenfuse Extends Heartfelt Thanks to Veterans Everywhere for their Service and Sacrifice

    Nov. 10, 2014 HARRISBURG – In honor of Veterans Day, Mayor Eric Papenfuse extends his sincerest appreciation to the nation’s veterans who have serve the people of the United States of America with bravery and distinction for more than two centuries. “Our city and our nation owe a great debt to the many noble menRead more →

  • CAPITAL REGION WATER AWARDED GRANT TO DEVELOP GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN FOR HARRISBURG

    HARRISBURG (October 23, 2014) – Last night, Capital Region Water announced that it was awarded a $125,000 grant to develop a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Plan for Harrisburg from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Green infrastructure is a broad term for trees, gardens, and other technologies that are designed to help reduce runoffRead more →

  • Can Harrisburg Come Back?

    Some cities end up on the ash heap of history; others, like Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, are undone by ash heaps. Harrisburg’s foolhardy investment in its aging incinerator over a decade ago nearly bankrupted the city. Propelled by profligate politicians and unscrupulous developers, the project forced Harrisburg into state receivership, turning Pennsylvania’s capital city into a nationalRead more →

  • L&I Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services Partners with Local Agencies to Recognize White Cane Safety Day

    News for Immediate Release Oct. 14, 2014 Harrisburg – The Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS) today partnered with Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania (VROCP), the PA Council of the Blind (PCB) and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to recognize White Cane Safety Day to raise public awarenessRead more →

  • Register to attend the 2014 Harrisburg Sinkhole Summit

    The City of Harrisburg invites you to attend the 2014 Sinkhole Conference. Receive the latest information on how to best handle sinkhole issues. Hear from national speakers who will share their expertise on the best practices in sinkhole management to include the following: ►Sinkholes 101 (The Basics—How They Form) ►Federal Funding Programs for Sinkhole Identification and Repair ►Pennsylvania StateRead more →

  • “State of the City” Address 2014

    Office of the Honorable Eric Papenfuse Mayor of Harrisburg State of the City Address Oct. 8, 2014 Not a day goes by that a concerned citizen doesn’t come up to me on the street and ask, “Mr. Mayor, Do you like your job?” To that question and its sometime-companion — “Are you doing all right?”Read more →

  • A “HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER” WILL BE THEME OF 2014 PARADE IN HARRISBURG

    Oct. 7, 2014 HARRISBURG – “A Holiday to Remember” will be the theme of the 2014 Harrisburg Holiday Parade that will feature marching groups, music and a “Mystery Santa” to kick off the season at noon Saturday, Nov. 22. Harrisburg Police Chief Thomas Carter and members of the police department’s “Junior Cadets” will serve asRead more →