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4th Annual River Towns Ride & Festival & River Towns Street Closure and Parking Information

Date Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2016

4th Annual River Towns Ride & Festival: Saturday, October 15th River Towns Ride & Festival – Website 11:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Celebrating Historic New Castle & Delaware City The fourth annual River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, October 15th, from 11:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The two towns are 10 miles apart and connected by the bike-friendly corridor of Route 9. Therefore, the event will feature a bicycling component that will have riders cycling between the two destinations. Competitive cyclists will be encouraged to participate in the River Towns Time Trial for cash and prizes while recreational cyclists can pick their distance and ride for fun or to earn a distance medal. The ride is open to ALL ABILITY LEVELS. While cyclists traverse between the two […]



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City Council to Fill Vacancy

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

CITY OF NEW CASTLE APPLICATION Applications are being accepted for appointment to City Council to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Councilman Albert J. Vannucci, Jr. Applications for appointment to City Council are available at the City Administration office at 220 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720.  Please call 302-322-9801 if you have any questions.  Eligible candidates must have resided within the City limits for the past two (2) years before their appointment and be qualified to vote in the City at the time of their appointment. If you would like to be considered for appointment, please submit application no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.  This appointment will stand until the April, 2017 Election, at which point the remaining two year term for this seat on Council with go up for election.  (Applicants may attach a cover letter and/or resume in addition to completing the application […]



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4th Annual River Towns Ride & Festival Postponed until Saturday, October 15th

Date Posted: Friday, September 30th, 2016

4th Annual River Towns Ride & Festival Postponed – Rescheduled for Saturday, October 15th River Towns Ride & Festival Celebrating historic New Castle & Delaware City The fourth annual River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City. This year’s event has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 15th, from 11:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The two towns are 10 miles apart and connected by the bike-friendly corridor of Route 9. Therefore, the event will feature a bicycling component that will have riders cycling between the two destinations. Competitive cyclists will be encouraged to participate in the River Towns Time Trial for cash and prizes while recreational cyclists can pick their distance and ride for fun or to earn a distance medal. The ride is open to ALL ABILITY LEVELS. While cyclists traverse between the two towns, […]



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The City of New Castle Mourns the Passing of Former Council President Dr. Genevieve Miller

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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The City of New Castle Mourns the Passing of Councilman Albert J. Vannucci, Jr.

Date Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016

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How to play Pokémon GO safely and politely in the City of New Castle, Delaware

Date Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The City of New Castle has started a social media campaign reminding users of the game to abide by basic guidelines that stress safety and common–sense usage when playing, so as to avoid injury or inadvertently committing a violation of City law. How to play Pokémon GO safely and politely in the City of New Castle, Delaware so you can enjoy your visit and still “catch them all.” Please be aware of your surroundings and respectful of others. Keep your eyes up so you can see where you are walking and what is around you. Don’t drive and Poke (Ever!) Skateboarding is illegal on public property. Park in designated areas and don’t double park or stop suddenly in the middle of the road.  Obey traffic laws, such as stop signs. Please help keep our city and park trash free, and come prepared to clean up after your dog. Battery Park is open from […]



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City of New Castle Press Release: Delaware Street Update

Date Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016

City of New Castle Press Release Delaware Street Update August 19, 2016 * The City Engineer is currently completing an evaluation of existing utilities within Delaware Street including an assessment of drainage and options to place “green” practices such as infiltration or bioretention to improve the water quality of runoff.  The study will culminate in late October with conceptual designs for the rehabilitation of the roadway. * Among the findings to date was seepage into an aging brick sanitary sewer manhole which has since been repaired by the County.  The sanitary sewer pipes themselves, though old, are still functioning adequately.  Other findings include the presence of previously unmapped storm sewers that are unreachable due to the lack of access points.  The City will be placing manholes in strategic locations on these storm sewers as part of the annual Citywide paving contract this fall or next spring.  Once installed, special cameras […]



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City of New Castle Press Release: Downtown Development District (DDD) Application

Date Posted: Friday, August 12th, 2016

PRESS RELEASE CITY OF NEW CASTLE August 12, 2016 On Tuesday August 2, 2016, the Cabinet Committee on State Planning Issues met to review Downtown Development District (DDD) applications. The City of New Castle was one of nine applications.  Despite a competitive application and strong District Plan, the City’s application was not one of the five selected for DDD designation. The DDD is a State program, enacted by the Delaware General Assembly in 2014, to help downtowns and neighborhoods become more healthy and vibrant places.  The designated areas qualify for significant development incentives and other state benefits. Wilmington, Dover, and Seaford currently hold this designation, and per the Office of Governor Markell, $14 million in DDD grant funding has leveraged more than $200 million of private investment in these communities since last year. As relayed by staff of the review committee, the City of New Castle had a strong plan […]



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City of New Castle Press Release: City Services Update

Date Posted: Friday, August 12th, 2016

City of New Castle Press Release City Services Update August 12, 2016 The City continues to work diligently to manage our resources and provide a positive experience for both visitors and residents.  Due to recent increased visitation, we are adding some additional measures to address safety, parking, traffic and trash concerns through the following actions: Battery Park Hours Enforcement: Based on recommendation from the Police, and in cooperation with the Battery Park Committee, the City experimented with temporarily relaxing late night enforcement as a way to reduce sidewalk/street pedestrian traffic.  Taking citizen feedback into consideration, City police will resume previous practices, and will continue to monitor. Seasonal Police Officer coverage will be extended into the fall and increased traffic and parking enforcement actions including ticketing will continue. Parking meters and resident sticker options are being evaluated. More trashcans and cigarette butt holders with more frequent pickup are being added to […]



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Wednesday Night Summer Concerts in Battery Park

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Wednesday Night Summer Concerts in Battery Park Battery Park, New Castle, Delaware 6:30 p.m. 3rd and South Streets New Castle, DE 19720 Mark your Calendars for the Annual Summer Concerts and Dinner in the Park! 8/24 Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band – (Outlandish Food Truck & Hawaiian Shaved Ice from Pizza History) * Rescheduled from 7/20 rained out concert Historic New Castle Events Generously Sponsored by: 2016 Lafayette Sponsor 2016 William Penn Sponsors Concerts Also Funded In Part By: The Anthony and Catherine Fusco Foundation, St. Anthony’s Club, & Sons of Italy-St. Gabriel’s Lodge



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