• First mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus found in Harrisburg

    July 29, 2014 HARRISBURG – The first mosquitoes capable of carrying the West Nile Virus has been located in the City of Harrisburg, and Mayor Eric Papenfuse says city and county officials are closely monitoring the situation to try to prevent the virus from spreading. “We are working closely with county officials who are assessingRead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announces Completion of First Phase of Sinkhole Study

    July 29, 2014 HARRISBURG – Gannett Fleming has completed the data collection portion of a geological survey of the neighborhood around the 1400 block of South 14th Street, Mayor Eric Papenfuse announced Tuesday, and core borings to retrieve earth samples are scheduled to be performed this week. “The first task of the survey has beenRead more →

  • Harrisburg wins $1 million in grants in first half of year

    July 22, 2014 HARRISBURG  – The City of Harrisburg has received more than $1 million in grants and donations in the first six months of 2014, more than double its grant revenue in the previous year, Mayor Eric Papenfuse has announced. “This additional revenue has provided support for vital city services,” the Mayor said. “ItRead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Will Accept $22,000 Check for City Lighting Project

    July 16, 2014 HARRISBURG – Organizers of the recent “5-K Glow-Run” will present a check of $22,000 to Mayor Eric Papenfuse at a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 in front of the Dixon University campus on North Front Street to support the city’s lighting program. The money will be used toRead more →

  • Gas Division Completes Third Phase Of Downtown Harrisburg Infrastructure Betterment Project; Begins Work on Phase IV

    READING,PA,July 10, 2014 – UGI Utilities – Gas Division is completing work on Phase III of its  multi-year downtown Harrisburg infrastructure betterment initiative this week and will immediately move to the next phase of the project. Completion of Phase III of this project and commencement of Phase IV is the latest milestone associated with UGI’sRead more →


    July 10, 2014 HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse on Wednesday lauded the City Council’s passage of a new zoning ordinance and other historic legislation that he says will spur smart economic growth in Harrisburg.“The City Council’s passage of a new zoning ordinance, as well as adoption of our proposal for a Land Bank are of monumentalRead more →


    WHAT:            A press conference will be held to announce recent achievements and new initiatives to benefit customers and improve the health of Harrisburg’s aging water and sewer infrastructure. The press conference will also highlight recent awards recognizing our premier drinking water. Harrisburg’s water and sewer infrastructure and employees transitioned to Capital Region Water in 2013.Read more →