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Harrisburg is a town with a rich history that spans more than 200 years. As the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we attract thousands of people to our city to live, work and play. Our city is poised for a great economic recovery, and there is a palpable optimism on our streets as we look forward to the next four years under new administration.

Our city is on the move. Our future will be even greater than our past!

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    In February 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to encourage communities to implement a coherent “cradle – to ‐ college ‐ and ‐ career strategy” for improving the life outcomes of all young people. The City of Harrisburg has accepted the challenge and chose to focus on: decreasing violence in our communities by ensuring young people are employed when out of school.

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    The City of Harrisburg asks for your financial support in establishing a fund to defend our common sense gun ordinances against the NRA. They prohibit discharging a weapon within the City limits except in cases of self-defense, carrying a firearm in a City park or playground, selling firearms during a declared state of emergency, possessing a weapon in public as an unsupervised child, and failing to report a gun lost or stolen.

    Support The Cause

    The City Hall Beautiful Fund overseen by the Foundation For Enhancing Communities is a fully tax deductible fund aimed at enhancing the interior and exterior of the MLK Gov’t Center.

    Businesses or individuals interested in donating to the fund can make a tax deductible donation by  sending a check to: The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, 200 North Third Street, P. O. Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678.

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    Street Name: N 3RD ST From: WALNUT ST To: MARKET ST Date/Time from: 4/10/2014, THURSDAY, 9:00 AM (09:00) Date/Time to: 4/10/2014, THURSDAY, 3:00 PM (15:00) Type of Closure: PARTIAL CLOSURE Closure Info: RIGHT LANE WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACTOR EXCAVATION WORK JUST BEYOND STRAWBERRY STREET ON N 3RD. Detour Info: PLEASE KEEP TORead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse has testified before grand jury on Harrisburg finances

    Mayor Papenfuse has testified before grand jury on Harrisburg finances    Donald Gilliland                      Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse has confirmed that he has testified before a state grand jury empanelled to investigate ex-Mayor Stephen P. Reed-era finances in the City of Harrisburg. “I have never felt more certain that we will have accountability for theRead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Calls for Replacement of School Recovery Officer, Support for Key Charter

    Mayor Papenfuse Calls for Replacement of School Recovery Officer, Support for Key Charter

    HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse announced Thursday he supports the application of Key Charter School to open a school in the former Bishop McDevitt site to help stimulate reform in Harrisburg schools and to provide parents a choice in education for their children. “I believe in parental choice as an essential component of educational reform,”Read more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Officially Welcomes 13 New Fire Cadets

    Mayor Papenfuse Officially Welcomes 13 New Fire Cadets

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse officially welcomed 13 new recruits for the Harrisburg Fire Department on Wednesday at a press conference at the Public Safety building on the campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. . “We are excited to welcome these new recruits to the Fire Department,” Mayor Papenfuse said. “They will now enter an important periodRead more →


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