CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL: Natural wood trees will be collected starting Tuesday, January 3rd through Friday, January 30th 2017. Please put your trees near the curb yet not in the street. Remove all decorations. Do not place trees in any sort of bag.
PARKING: All parking enforcement is being enforced as regularly scheduled. Street cleaning/sweeping parking restrictions are in effect.

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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 in the midst a great economic recovery.  There is a palpable optimism on our streets as new businesses open, new residents move in and Harrisburg regains its stature as one of the premiere capitals of our nation.

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

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The City of Harrisburg is creating a new master plan for Reservoir Park, one of the City’s most scenic and prominent park sites. The eleven month process will examine ways to reinvigorate the park through site improvements and the creation of public / private partnerships.

The Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program at the City of Harrisburg – Department of Building and Housing Development offers assistance to low and moderate- income families, as well as Rental Property Owners, in making their homes lead-safe for children. The Program has made over 800 homes lead-safe since April, 1995. Hundreds of young children now live in housing made lead safe through our program.

In February 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. The initiative seeks to organize and capitalize on the commitment of community leaders in order to reach that goal.

The City of Harrisburg, in keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and self-evaluation. The accessibility plan provides a comprehensive plan for access for individuals with disabilities to City facilities, parks, programs, services, activities and events.

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    Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will speak at a press conference to unveil the Young Lungs at Play initiative at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, at the 4th and Emerald Street Playground. Dr. Loren Robinson, Deputy Secretary of Health Promotion at the Department of Health, Deborah P. Brown, President and CEO of theRead more →


    INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND SERVICE RELIABILITY REQUIRE RATE INCREASES HARRISBURG (November 15, 2016) – On Tuesday, November 22nd Capital Region Water’s Board of Directors will consider 2017 Budgets, including necessary adjustments to water and sewer rates at their November Board Meeting. Under the proposed budgets and rate calculations, sewer rates for 2017 will beRead more →


    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION    Street Name: Green Street From: Clinton Street To: Harris Street Date/Time: Beginning today, Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 am to Friday, December 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm Reason for Closure: Contractor will be digging street to replace an 18” sewer main for Capital Region Water (CRW)Read more →

  • Fire Bureau Statement on Barley Lane Fire

    The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire reports that a victim from the fire on Barley Lane that occurred on November 9, 2016 has died. Shanice Johnson, 15, died on Sunday, November 13, 2016 as a result of the injuries she received during the fire. This is the first fire death in the City of Harrisburg sinceRead more →


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