• HARRISBURG PROPERTY OWNERS MUST CLEAR SIDEWALKS OF SNOW OR RISK CITATIONS

    HARRISBURG, Jan. 28 – Property owners must clear their sidewalks of snow and ice by Friday or risk citation, Mayor Eric Papenfuse warned Thursday. “Sidewalks blocked by snow and ice are serious safety risks for pedestrians, and especially for children walking to school,” Papenfuse said. “The city ordinance requires that sidewalks are cleared 24 hoursRead more

  • WINTER WEATHER ALERT!

    URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE: MAYOR ERIC PAPENFUSE HAS SENT EARLY NOTICE TO CITY EMPLOYEES THAT THE LIBERAL LEAVE POLICY WILL BE IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5, 2014. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA FOR: PERRY-DAUPHIN-LEBANON-CUMBERLAND-ADAMS-YORK-LANCASTER- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEWPORT…HARRISBURG…HERSHEY… LEBANON…CARLISLE…GETTYSBURG…YORK…LANCASTER WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FEB. 4, 2014 TO 4 PM, FEB. 5,Read more

  • MAYOR PERFORMED DOUBLE MARRIAGE FOR HIS FIRST WEDDING CEREMONY

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse presided over a double wedding ceremony on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014  in the atrium of the MLK Government Center. Both couples wanted to make history by being the first wedding of the new Mayor’s term. “Since both couples felt so strongly that they wanted to be the first, we worked out aRead more

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announced New Broad Street Task Force

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse held a press conference at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Broad Street Market, 1233 N 3rd St., Harrisburg, to announce members of a new task force that will provide guidance on the market’s future. The Broad Street Market was founded in 1860, and is the oldest continuously operating marketRead more

  • 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.  “ItRead more

  • 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, PapenfuseRead more

  • 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 ofRead more

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