• 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 →

  • MAYOR PAPENFUSE EXPRESSES SHOCK AND OUTRAGE AT REPORTED RAPE OF 14-YEAR-OLD

    Oct. 4, 2014     HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse expressed shock and outrage at reports of the rape of a 14-year-old girl on her way to school Friday in the 2300 block of Market Street. “Ensuring the safety of our children is the most important function of society,” the Mayor said.  “I am deeplyRead more →

  • HARRISBURG WILL RECEIVE DISCARDED APPLIANCES SATURDAY AT SIX LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT CITY

    Oct. 2, 2014 HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg’s Department of Public Works will accept broken and discarded appliances at six locations throughout Harrisburg from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in cooperation with a region-wide recycling program. The Department of Public Works is setting up the stations to receive broken or unwanted electronic equipment in collaborationRead more →