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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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City Offices Closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Date Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2021

City Holiday Notice: City offices will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  There will be no trash pick up on the 18th. Martin Luther King Holiday Revised Schedule. Regular Schedule        Revised Schedule Monday, Jan. 18th            Tuesday, Jan. 19th                                         Tuesday, Jan. 19th           Wednesday, Jan 20th                                         Yard Waste Pick up on Thursday, Jan. 21st                                          Citywide Recycle Pick Up on Friday, Jan. 22nd Remember the Monday “Rule of Thumb” When the City is closed for […]



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City of New Castle Transportation Plan

Date Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2021

City of New Castle Transportation Plan Visit the WILMAPCO  website. The Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO), City of New Castle, Delaware, and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) are developing the City of New Castle Transportation Plan Update.  This Plan will update the 1999 City of New Castle Transportation Plan and will further analyze issues raised in the 2009 City of New Castle Comprehensive Development Plan. The study area includes the entire municipality, and will also consider transportation transitions to surrounding areas within New Castle County as appropriate.        



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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MSC WATER CUSTOMERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION NOTICE

Date Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2021

SERVICE INTERRUPTION NOTICE DATE: January 7, 2021 TO: Water Customers FROM: The Municipal Services Commission Water Department RE: Interruption of Water Service     IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MSC WATER CUSTOMERS There will be an interruption of water service on Friday, January 8th in the area of 9th Street, 10th Street, and Clayton Street. The interruption will be for repairing a water main leak at the intersection of 9th and Clayton Street. The outage is expected to last from 8:00am until 3:00pm, but could last longer due to unforeseen complications. The interruption may cause some discoloration of the water and allow air to enter the system. Should you experience these conditions, please run your water until it is clear and the air has escaped from the system. Please plan for the interruption by storing sufficient water for your needs. The Municipal Services Commission requests your cooperation during this outage and regrets […]



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New Year Holiday – City Offices Closed Friday, January 1st – CITYWIDE Recycle Thursday, December 31st

Date Posted: Monday, December 28th, 2020

City Offices will be closed on Friday, January 1st for the New Year Holiday. The City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Pick-up Schedule: • There will be a CITYWIDE Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, December 31st, and no recycle Pick-up on Friday, January 1st.



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Bells of Christmastide: A Celebration of Our Frontline Healthcare Workers

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

At 6:00 pm on Christmas Eve, we invite everyone of all faiths to stand in front of your home (properly socially-distanced and with your masks on!) and ring a bell for ten minutes. Whether large, small, or many bells, let’s make a joyful noise together to remember all the acts of selfless service to our community and nation of all the dedicated nurses, doctors, hospital staff, and first responders who have been with us during the pandemic to help when we need them.   Please post your photos and videos to commemorate your celebration!   Let’s make a joyful noise together to thank these dedicated people! #HealthcareHeroes #NewCastleBells #DelawareBells



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Christmas Holiday – City Offices Closed 12/24 & 12/25 – CITYWIDE Recycle Wednesday, December 23rd

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

City Offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25th and Friday, January 1st for the Holidays. The City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Week Pick-up Schedule: • There will be a CITYWIDE Recycle Pick-up on Wednesday, December 23rd. • There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, December 23rd. • There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th. The City of New Castle Public Works Department New Year’s Week Pick-up Schedule: • There will be a CITY-WIDE Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, December 31st.



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Aerial Infrastructure Work on Delaware Street

Date Posted: Monday, November 30th, 2020

Delaware Street Work – December 1st & 2nd 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be No Parking signs posted for Tuesday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 2nd between Dalby Alley and 2nd Street on Delaware Street to facilitate aerial infrastructure work by Municipal Services Commission. Thank you for your cooperation.



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Small Business Saturday: Shop Local in New Castle

Date Posted: Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Saturday, November 28th is Small Business Saturday. When you shop in New Castle, you are supporting local businesses and supporting our local community.  Window shop, stop in at local restaurants, shop for art, crafts, unique gifts and antiques.  Come take a walk in town and do some holiday shopping! Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized day to promote, support, and enjoy local businesses across the country. Following behind, Black Friday, it’s a great way to invest back into your local economy.



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City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Date Posted: Monday, November 23rd, 2020

City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Schedule: There will be a CITY-WIDE Recycle Pick-up on Wednesday, November 25th. There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, November 25th. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.



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Governor Carney Announces Additional COVID-19 Restrictions

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Gatherings capped at 10 people; restaurant dining indoors limited to 30 percent of fire capacity.  (Click here to go to State Website) WILMINGTON, Del. — Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced additional restrictions statewide to slow community spread of COVID-19 as Delaware and the country experience a surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths heading into the winter months. The restrictions will be formally issued in a revision to the Governor’s omnibus emergency order later this week. Governor Carney’s order will include the following restrictions, which take effect at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23: Indoor gatherings in homes must be capped at no more than 10 people. Indoor gatherings outside of homes must be limited to 30 percent of the venue’s stated fire capacity, up to a cap of 50 people. This includes all events, such as weddings, funerals, services in houses of worship, performances, political gatherings, and events in public […]



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