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 […]
4th of July Annual “Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony – Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green
Date Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2022
Annual Let Freedom Ring Ceremony Historic New- Castle, Delaware Guest Speaker: Tom Welch Tom Welch of Dover will be speaking as Delaware Folk Hero, Allen McLane Monday, July 4th – 1:30 p.m. Please be seated inside no later than 1:25 Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green Corner of Market & Harmony Streets Historic New Castle, DE 19720 4th of July 2021 Bell-Ringing Ceremony in Historic New Castle, Delaware – Click for Flyer LET FREEDOM RING — Join us as we celebrate the 4th of July and the 18th century Delawareans who gathered in New Castle to support the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Children and families of all ages, regardless of age, faith, race, or ethnicity, are cordially invited to attend historic New Castle’s bell-ringing ceremony, which will be held at Immanuel Church on the Green from 1:30-2:30 pm on the 4th of July. This free annual event is part […]
City Offices Closed Monday, July 4th for Independence Day
Date Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2022
City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th for the Independence Day HolidayIndependence Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Schedule Revised Schedule Monday, July 4th Tuesday, July 5th Tuesday, July 5th Wednesday, July 6th Yard Waste Pick up on Thursday, July 7th There will be a CITYWIDE Recycle Pick Up on Friday, July 8th
City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th, for the Memorial Day Holiday
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th, for the Memorial Day Holiday Memorial Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Schedule Revised Schedule Monday, May 30th Tuesday, May 31st Tuesday, May 31st Wednesday, June 1st * Yard Waste Pick-up on Thursday, June 2nd * Citywide Recycle Schedule on Friday, 3rd
Public Works Starting Summer Hours May 31st
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
Public Works Starting Summer Hours May 31st 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Beginning on Tuesday, May 31st Public Works will begin their Summer Hours. Collection of all routes will begin at 6:00 a.m. Plan accordingly to get your trash, yard waste and recycle out for pick up. To ensure collection you can place containers out the night before after 6 p.m.
Street Sweeping Operations to Begin Again in May
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 19th, 2022
Street Sweeping Operations Beginning Again in May Printable Schedule The City suspended their street sweeping program at the beginning of the pandemic to accommodate the number of residents required to work from home, and to remove the added stress of having to move vehicles. Beginning in May the City will resume their regular street sweeping operations and residents are asked to move their vehicles to assist in this important program. Regular street sweeping reduces the amount of pollutants that get washed into the storm drain and ultimately discharge to rivers and wetlands. The schedule is available on the City website with a printable version for easy reference. This schedule will be posted on the City website, at www.newcastlecity.delaware.gov, at the City Admin. Office at 220 Delaware Street, and in local papers.
City Offices will be CLOSED on Friday, April 15th in observance of Good Friday; there will be a CITYWIDE RECYCLE PICK UP on Thursday, April 14th.
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
CITY HOLIDAY NOTICE: City Offices will be Closed on Friday, April 15th in observance of Good Friday. The City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Schedule: There will be a Citywide Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, April 14th. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Friday, April 15th.
There will be a test at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant 4/6/2022
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
There will be a test at the Salem Nuclear power plant on April 6, 2022. The test may cause a plume of smoke on the pile north of the Salem Nuclear Power Plant.
Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Emergency Siren Testing
Date Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2022
A test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and Notification System will be conducted by the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Delaware State Police on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. The sirens should sound at around 7:20 p.m. The Quarterly Siren Test involves a three-to five-minute sounding of the 37 sirens followed by a test message of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on local radio stations. The sirens are located within 10 miles of the Salem/Hope Creek power plants in New Jersey, and are the same sirens used to alert the public in the event of an actual emergency at either the Salem or Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations. In such an emergency, the public would be alerted by the sirens to tune radios to one of the local EAS stations for important emergency instructions.
City of New Castle Development & Tourism Coordinator
Date Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
The City of New Castle is soliciting applications for a one-year contract for $40,000 for a person to act as Development & Tourism Coordinator for the City. The purpose of this position is to support economic activities and tourism that were impacted during the COVID pandemic and to promote the entire City of New Castle as a great place to live, work, and play. Specific skills needed include: Ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing. Basic knowledge of computer operations. Knowledge and ability to use publications and social media outlets. Basic knowledge of the principles of tourism. Experience in grant-writing. Applications should be submitted to the attention of the City Administrator, 220 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720 no later than April 9th, 2022. The City of New Castle is an equal opportunity employer
City of New Castle Returning to In-Person Meetings
Date Posted: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
City Press Release: 3/01/2022 City Returning to In-Person Meetings All City of New Castle Council meetings and meetings of other City Boards and Commissions will be returning to live “in-person” meetings beginning March 1, 2022. For the convenience of residents, City Council meetings may also be viewed online via Zoom technology. A clickable link is available on the City website at www.newcastlecity.delaware.gov/events. No public comments will be taken from the Zoom audience, but comments may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in writing at the City offices at 220 Delaware Street before 3:00 p.m. on the date of a Council meeting. Only City Council meetings will be broadcast via Zoom technology at this point. We encourage all residents to continue to monitor the City website for updated announcements concerning all City meetings. Meetings held at the New Castle Senior Center will require attendees to wear a mask to comply […]