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  • Mayor meets with Family on 12th Street

    Mayor meets with Family on 12th Street

    HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse on Monday visited the families displaced by the collapse of portions of the roof of the abandoned church at 12th and Magnolia Streets, and assured them the city was doing all in its power to help them safely return to their homes.   The City moved to demolish the condemned

  • Thanks to Businessman Scott Appel and Touch of Color Flooring

    Thanks to Businessman Scott Appel and Touch of Color Flooring

    By Matt Zencey | mzencey@pennlive.com The Patriot-News Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 20, 2014 at  8:15 AM Harrisburg’s police officers got about 2,000 square feet of new carpeting in their downtown headquarters Saturday, thanks to a donation from Touch of Color flooring. It’s the first big donation landed by Mayor Eric

  • New City Beautiful Fund and City Poet Laureate Announced

    New City Beautiful Fund and City Poet Laureate Announced

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014,  announced creation of the City Hall Beautiful fund and the city’s first Latino Poet Laureate during a series of events Monday to commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Harrisburg. “We spent the day supporting community service events,” said Mayor Papenfuse.  “It

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announces New Public Safety Team

    Mayor Papenfuse Announces New Public Safety Team

    Mayor-Elect Eric Papenfuse, who took office Monday in a ceremony at City Hall, announced a new public safety team Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at the swearing-in ceremony of Thomas Carter as Police Chief of the City of Harrisburg. Derek Moody, a 20-year-veteran of the force, also was sworn in as police captain.At a press conference following the swearing-in, Papenfuse

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announces Key Staff

    Mayor Papenfuse Announces Key Staff

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse today announced key members of his cabinet at a press conference in the atrium of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Government Center, 10 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA. Papenfuse said his first appointments include: Neil Grover, City Solicitor Karl Singleton, Senior Advisor for Education and Youth Bruce Weber, Finance Director Aaron Johnson, Director of

  • Eric Papenfuse Sworn In As Harrisburg Mayor

    Eric Papenfuse Sworn In As Harrisburg Mayor

    Photo Credit: Pennlive Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com Eric Papenfuse, a Harrisburg businessman and community activist, was sworn in  as Mayor of the City of Harrisburg on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014,  in the lobby of City Hall. The simple swearing-in ceremony was intended to send a strong message to the citizens of Harrisburg and to surrounding communities of

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