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Welcome to the City of New Castle

Date Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2015

Step back in time and experience the charm and beauty of colonial New Castle. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the historic sites of this riverfront community. Historic New Castle, Delaware is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295. Overlooking the Delaware River, Historic New Castle is the oldest continuously occupied town in the Delaware Valley. And, thanks to preservation efforts, this vibrant, fully occupied community remains one of the most important Colonial/Federal villages in America – second only to Williamsburg, Virginia in the number and authenticity of its historic structures.  The New Castle Court House Museum is part of the the First State National Historical Park. New Castle, originally named Fort Casimir, was founded in 1651 by Peter Stuyvesant, who was sent to provide the Dutch with command of all river traffic. Because of its strategic location, ownership of the settlement […]



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The City of New Castle Recognizes Juneteenth 2020

Date Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2020

Juneteenth 2020 The City of New Castle would like to take the opportunity to recognize the importance of June 19, 2020, known as Juneteenth, the official day slavery ended in America.  We invite our community to reflect on this day of freedom and on the significance & meaning of Juneteenth.



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New Castle County Expanded Testing Dates and Sites for the Week of July 13th.

Date Posted: Monday, June 1st, 2020

New Castle County has been working closely with state, hospital and other healthcare partners to help expand testing for residents and first responders.  New Castle County announces a major expansion of  COVID-19 testing opportunities in New Castle County. Starting on Monday, the County, in collaboration with the Division of Public Health and Delaware Emergency Management Agency, will be testing over 3000 residents weekly, at a variety of sites for 5 days every week throughout June. They encourage residents to register in advance and reserve a time slot by going to delaware.curativeinc.com. This free COVID-19 testing is for symptomatic AND asymptomatic residents throughout our county. Results are typically provided within 48 hours by email. Please sign up today to get tested and help defeat this virus.   Click on flyer for printable versions in English, or scroll down for Spanish & Haitian Creole.



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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Mayor Lifts the State of Emergency for the City of New Castle.  City Remains under State of Delaware State of Emergency Guidelines for Reopening.  City Offices will Remain Closed to the Public, but City Services will continue. The State of Delaware is offering Community Testing; click for New Castle County locations and dates. State of Emergency Lifted 6/2   Phase 2 – 6/15/20  Phase 1 – 6/6/20 Click for State of Delaware Covid-19 website.   UPDATE : 6/02/2020: Letter from the Mayor – 6/2/2020 11th Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 5/26/2020 10th Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 5/19/2020 9th Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 5/12/2020 8th Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 5/5/2020 7th Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 4/29/2020 6th Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 4/21/2020 5th Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 4/15/2020 4th Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 4/07/2020 3rd Modification of Mayor’s Declaration – 4/02/2020 2nd Modification of […]



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Memorial Day Holiday Notice

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

City of New Castle City Holiday Notice Memorial Day Update Date: May 19, 2020 City offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 for the Memorial Day Holiday. For the revised Public Works schedule, click here.



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Resident Notice – Delaware Street Paving Project (Update)

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

City of New Castle Resident Notice Update Delaware Street Paving Project Date: April 21, 2020 The City has recently been informed that the work set to begin on Wednesday, April 22, between Third and Fourth Streets by City contractor Cirello, has been delayed until the week of April 27, with an expected start date of April 28. At this time any scheduled road closures will be postponed until that week. The City’s contractor Cirillo Brothers will begin replacing the street curbs on Delaware Street between 3 rd Street and 4th Street.   The contractor will need to close one or both lanes of Delaware Street to vehicular traffic between 3 rd Street and 4 th Street each day to perform the work.  The contractor may also close the sidewalk on the active construction side of this section of road where they are working to not endanger the public, but the […]



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Virtually Attend the 4/14 Council Meeting

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

In order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of New Castle is providing multiple alternatives to viewing Council meetings and providing comments on items on the agenda. These alternatives allow the City to adhere to social distancing requirements, follow the Governor’s Executive Order and provide a way for the public to provide public comment live during the meeting. For instructions, please visit: Meeting Instructions



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Delaware City Refining Company will be conducting a series of steam venting, Monday through Friday of this week, April 6th.

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

UPDATE 4/6/20: Delaware City Refining Company will be conducting a series of steam venting, Monday through Friday of this week, April 6th. The venting is scheduled to take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They plan to take all possible steps to minimize the noise levels and apologize in advance for any inconvenience their neighbors may experience. They do not anticipate the steam venting to have the same noise levels as prior venting, therefore there should be a minimal impact. Steam venting is a safety procedure implemented that releases steam through a vent as part of a routine process that we use at the refinery. For any further updates, the community can call the Delaware City Refinery’s 24-hour Community Information Line at (302) 834-6200. – –Delaware City Refining Company UPDATE 3/21/20: Steam venting will continue through the weekend and you may notice an increase in noise levels at the refinery as we […]



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City Offices will be closed on Friday, April 10th for the Good Friday Holiday

Date Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2020

City Holiday Notice: City offices will be closed on Friday, April 10th for the Good Friday Holiday. The City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Schedule: There will be a City-Wide Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, April 9th. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Friday, April 10th.



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United States Census 2020

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

  We proudly support the 2020 Census! Help us support our community by completing your Census by going to my2020census.gov or by calling 1-844-330-2020 today. Shape your future!



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MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE

Date Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2020

NEWS RELEASE  Contact: Pamela A. Patone Phone: 302-323-2330 E-mail: patonep@newcastlemsc.delaware.gov  For Immediate Release 3/30/2020  MSC ASSISTING CUSTOMERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19  During these uncertain times, the Municipal Services Commission (MSC) has suspended any disconnection of electric and water services and are waiving any new late fees for customers affected by COVID-19. Customers who are having difficulty making payments should contact the MSC’s Customer Service Department at 302-323-2330. The suspension of disconnections and late fees will continue through at least May 31, 2020.  In addition, to these measures the MSC has contributed funds to the New Castle Cares Fund at the Salvation Army in order to provide financial assistance to individuals who need assistance paying their electric and water bills. If you are able to assist your neighbors please send a contribution to the New Castle Cares Fund at The Salvation Army PO BOX 308 Wilmington, DE 19899 today! 



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