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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 of New Castle & WILMAPCO Transportation Plan Info Booth at Battery Park

Date Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2021

City of New Castle & WILMAPCO Transportation Plan Info Booth at Battery Park Share your ideas and stay for the music! Join us in the City of New Castle on July 28th (rain date August 4th) between 6 – 8 p.m. at Battery Park near Delaware Street. We will be sharing information about the City of New Castle Transportation Plan and seeking community feedback. In addition, New Castle’s summer concert series will be going on. Learn more about the concert series at www.historicnewcastle.com/summer-concerts. Learn more about the Transportation Plan at www.wilmapco.org/cityofnewcastle.



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Press Release: July 6, 2021 – The City of New Castle to Resume In-Person Meetings at Town Hall.

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Press Release: July 6, 2021 The City of New Castle to Resume In-Person Meetings at Town Hall The City will go back to in-person meetings for all Council, Commission, Committee and Board meetings beginning July 1st. 



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4th of July Annual “Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony – Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green

Date Posted: Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Annual Let Freedom Ring Ceremony Historic New- Castle, Delaware Guest Speaker: Frank Ianni, Major General (Ret), U.S. Army “What the 4th of July Means to My Family” Sunday, 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 faith 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 p.m. on the 4th of July. This free annual event is part […]



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City Offices Closed Monday, July 5th for Independence Day

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th for the Independence Day Holiday Independence Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Schedule                   Revised Schedule Monday, July 5th                     Tuesday, July 6th Tuesday, July 6th                      Wednesday, July 7th Yard Waste Pick up on Thursday, July 8th There will be a CITYWIDE Recycle Pick Up on Friday, July 9th



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Notice of Election to the Board of Trustees of the New Castle Common

Date Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2021

Notice of Election to the Board of Trustees of the New Castle Common Due to the retirement of Trustee Carlo (Corky) Viola, the Trustees of the New Castle Common will hold an election from September 13, 2021 to September 25, 2021 to fill the vacancy. Voting will be held at the Trustees Office, 201 Delaware Street. Check the schedule below. Interested candidates may file up to 3:00 PM August 12, 2021. Call (302) 322- 2809 for information. Qualifications are listed on trusteesncc.org/elections. ——————————————————————————————————— Voting Schedule Monday, September 13…………. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 14…………. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 15…….. 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16………… 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 20…………. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 21…………. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 22…….. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 23.………….10:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m. Friday, September 24.………………4:00 […]



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Press Release: Walking Trail in Battery Park Closed for Cleaning on Monday, June 21st from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Date Posted: Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Please note: The walking trail in Battery Park will be closed on Monday, June 21st from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. for cleaning by MSC.  



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MSC Notice – 2021 Annual Hydrant Flushing Program

Date Posted: Monday, June 14th, 2021

MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMISSION CITY OF NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE  P.O. Box 208 www.newcastlemsc.delaware.gov Office: 302-323-2330 Plant: 302-323-2333 Fax: 302-323-2337 N O T I C E Municipal Services Commission 2021 Annual Hydrant Flushing Program The Municipal Services Commission Water Department will begin our annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Monday, June 28th. Flushing will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday taking approximately 10 business days to complete. Our Hydrant Flushing Program is important to our water system and is an integral part of our goal to deliver the safest and highest quality water possible. Additionally, it ensures fire protection is available by testing the operation of our hydrants. The Municipal Services Commission schedules our flushing program when demands are lower using a carefully planned route to control the direction of flow with in the distribution system. Customers should not experience service interruptions during the flushing process. […]



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The City of New Castle Recognizes Juneteenth 2021 – Experience the Juneteenth Celebration Route

Date Posted: Monday, June 14th, 2021

Juneteenth 2021 The City of New Castle would like to take the opportunity to recognize the importance of June 19, 2021, 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. Celebrating Juneteenth in Delaware Click here to view upcoming Juneteenth events happening in Delaware. On Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. Governor Carney will host a virtual discussion on Racial History and Juneteenth. Click here to learn more. This June Delaware Greenways has created the “Honoring Delaware’s Freedom Seekers” Story Map commemorating eight Delaware Freedom Seekers and the journey they traveled. Some of these courageous individuals are well known, some only now receiving their due recognition. The Juneteenth Celebration Route in the story map, travels from the Old New Castle Courthouse to Wilmington’s Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park on the Jack A. […]



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City Offices Closed Monday, May 31, 2021 in Observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

Date Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2021

City Offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021 in Observance of the Memorial Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Schedule        Revised Schedule Monday, May 31st       Tuesday, June 1st Tuesday, June 1st        Wednesday, June 2nd • Yard Waste Pick-up on Thursday, June 3rd • Citywide Recycle Schedule on Friday, June 4th Summer Hours Reminder: Be sure to put your trash, yard waste and recycling out the night before, Public Works is on their Summer schedule starting each day at 6 a.m.



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DE Wins! Delaware’s Vaccine Incentive Program

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Delaware Launches Vaccine Incentive Program Governor Carney and the Division of Public Health announced DEWins!, an incentive and public education program aimed at encouraging all eligible Delawareans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Delawareans can get their vaccine and get a shot at great prizes. Get Vaccinated Today        Read the Announcement The Prizes: Learn more at dewins.org THE BIG GIVEAWAYS! All Delawareans who have been vaccinated in Delaware are eligible to win $302,000 and two-low number license plates! The winners will be announced June 30. In addition to the giveaways, we’re partnering with small businesses throughout the state to offer incentives to all vaccinated Delawareans. Does your business want to be a part of this? Apply now!  



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