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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.


    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.


    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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    The City of Harrisburg endeavors to be a community balancing the preservation of our historic buildings, strong neighborhoods, and environmental assets with an accommodation for social, cultural, and economic growth and development that improves the quality of life for residents, businesses, commuters, and visitors by adopting a new Comprehensive Plan.

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    HARRISBURG  – Riverfront Park has been selected for Macy’s “Heart Your Park” program, a part of the  department store’s “Secret Garden” campaign to raise awareness and funds for  parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy’s store inMacy’s Harrisburg East Mall can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent ofRead more →

  • Harrisburg public works division hits $300K deadline

    Harrisburg public works division hits $300K deadline

    Harrisburg public works division hits $300K deadline  Emily Previti | By Emily Previti | The Patriot-News Email the author | Follow on Twitter on March 25, 2014 at 11:51 HARRISBURG – The city stands to get $150,000 for hitting the deadline. The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority will present a check forRead more →

  • Church Demolition Resumes Friday

     Demolition will resume Thursday on the former Victory Outreach church at 12th and Magnolia St. after Judge Deborah Curcillo rescinded the preliminary injunction to stop the City of Harrisburg from tearing down the abandoned building.  The judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction that forced the city to halt demolition, which had begun last week. Read more →

  • Pet Vaccine and Microchip Clinic at Uptown Bingo Hall on Saturday

    Pet Vaccine and Microchip Clinic at Uptown Bingo Hall on Saturday

    The Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance (CPAA) will host a vaccine and microchip clinic for pets owned by Harrisburg City residents from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Uptown Bingo Hall, 2926 N. 7th St., Harrisburg. Registration for the first-come, first-served clinic begins at 11:30 a.m. Vaccinations will be free for already spayed orRead more →


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