Aug 22, 2014 HARRISBURG – Mayor Papenfuse sends condolences to the grieving families in Hall Manor and calls upon the city to stand with those who are seeking ways to stop the violence in the city’s neighborhoods. “I am profoundly saddened at the tragedies that are claiming too many young lives,” Papenfuse said. “I extendRead more

  • More Mosquitos Found in Harrisburg Carrying West Nile Virus

    Aug. 7, 2014 HARRISBURG – The Dauphin County West Nile Virus Control Program has discovered more mosquitos in the City of Harrisburg that are infected with the West Nile Virus. The new samples that tested positive for West Nile Virus were collected Tuesday near the Prospect Hill Cemetery. The Dauphin County West Nile Virus Control ProgramRead more

  • The Mansion in Reservoir Park to be Named after the Honorable Eugenia Smith in Ceremonies Saturday

    Aug.7, 2014 HARRISBURG – The mansion in Reservoir Park will be named the Honorable Eugenia Smith Family Life Center in ceremonies that begin at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. The Honorable Wanda Williams, President of the City Council and members of Smith’s family will cut the ribbon to officially name the building in the councilwoman’s honor. TheRead more


    Aug. 1, 2014 HARRISBURG – The Dauphin County West Nile Virus Control Program says it has collected two more samples of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus in the city of Harrisburg. The samples were collected Thursday and as a result of the additional positive samples, the County will expand its efforts to killRead more

  • Mayor Papenfuse Asks Dauphin County Commissioners to Help End Bad Agreement to Fund National Civil War Museum

    July 30, 2014 HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse today asked the Dauphin County Commissioners to freeze money it allocates to the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau until the City of Harrisburg can revise the agreement with the agency on how to disperse county hotel tax revenue. “The vast majority of the funds dedicated for promotingRead more

  • 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