Black Balloon Day – March 6, 2018, to remember those lost to addiction.

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

​Black Balloon Day has become a national and international event, bringing awareness to overdose deaths.   The City of New Castle has experienced five overdose deaths since December of 2017.   Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 63,600 lethal drug overdoses in 2016. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 42,000+ overdose deaths related to prescription opioids and illicit opioids (heroin and illicit fentanyl.)


DelDOT Truck Traffic Study Results & Proposed Recommendations

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

At the request of the City of New Castle, the Department of Transportation conducted a Truck Traffic Study on RT9 in the City of New Castle. The link below is a report containing the collected data and the proposed recommendations of the study. Study Results & Proposed Recommendations  



Date Posted: Friday, January 19th, 2018

CITY OF NEW CASTLE 2018 CITYWIDE PAVING CONTRACT INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the City of New Castle 2018 Citywide Paving Contract will be received by the City Administrator until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the City Administration Building, 220 Delaware Street, New Castle, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.  Bids received after the stated time will be returned unopened.  The Contractor shall begin work on or about May 1, 2018. Project generally involves roadway restoration and drainage work at multiple locations within the City of New Castle.  There are two locations, Baldt Avenue and a portion of Third Street, in the Base Bid.  Four locations, an alternate configuration of Baldt Avenue, Centerpoint Boulevard, Johnson Way, and Grey Street are Alternates.  Work will include mobilization / demobilization, maintenance of traffic, field engineering and surveying, sediment and erosion control, removal of existing materials, […]


New Castle Branding Presentation Video

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

New Castle Branding Presentation Video Watch the Presentation Here Please send any comments to the New Castle Community Partnership by October 30th.


Press Release: Full Closure on Buttonwood Avenue for Railroad Maintenance

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

City of New Castle Press Release: The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has advised motorists that Norfolk Southern Railroad will be replacing, repaving, and performing general maintenance on their railroad crossing on Buttonwood Avenue between Route 9/New Castle Avenue and Lukens Drive. The work is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. on Monday, September 25 until midnight on Wednesday, October 2, but could be delayed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Detour Routes: Eastbound: Buttonwood Avenue to Route 9/New Castle Avenue onto May Avenue to Single Avenue to Daniel Lane onto Howell Drive and return to Buttonwood Avenue. Westbound: Buttonwood Avenue to Howell Drive onto Daniel Lane to Single Avenue to May Avenue to Route 9/New Castle Avenue and back to Buttonwood Avenue. Detour signage will be posted for motorists.  


New Castle to Turn The Town Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Friday, September 1st

Date Posted: Monday, August 28th, 2017

Turn the Towns Teal Website The City of New Castle is participating in the national campaign to create awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. Volunteers will Turn The Towns Teal by tying ribbons to light poles around New Castle’s historic business district at 10 a.m., Friday, September 1st. The awareness initiative takes place annually in September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation sponsors this campaign in its efforts to help save more women’s lives. The City Council passed a Proclamation at their August Regular Meeting naming September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the City of New Castle and encourages all residents to participate by displaying teal ribbons and learning the warning signs of this silent disease.


Grand Opening of the Pier – Save the Date

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  Photo by Bruce Burk.


City Council to Appoint Mayor to Fill Vacancy

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

City Council to Appoint Mayor to Fill Vacancy The City of New Castle is sad to announce that our beloved Mayor, Don Reese, has resigned from office.  Don has been dedicated to the City of New Castle for many years, has accomplished many things, and will be sorely missed. Per the City Charter, it is the duty of the City Council to appoint someone to fill the Mayor’s position to serve until the next City election, scheduled for April, 2019.   The City Charter requires that qualified candidates must:  (1) be a citizen of the State of Delaware, (2) be a resident of the City of New Castle; (3) have resided in the City for two years before the appointment, and (4) at the time of the appointment be a qualified voter of the City.  Anyone who is interested in being considered for the appointment to the position of Mayor to […]


Tragedy Strikes the Brandywine Valley SPCA New Castle Campus

Date Posted: Monday, July 10th, 2017

          It is with great sadness that we inform you of the accident that occurred at out New Castle, DE, Campus. At approximately 12:15 am early this morning, a vehicle crashed into the building and started a gas fire, claiming the life of the driver and three cats that were being housed in our Animal Health Center’s spare cat room. First responders contained the fire, and emergency personnel, BVSPCA staff, and neighbors worked quickly to move the 98 animals (36 cats and 62 dogs) to safety. One cat needed emergency veterinary care and is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation; three died from injuries sustained from the fire. The other animals have been relocated to temporary housing and are being examined by medical personnel.  “We’re heartbroken to have lost these lives tonight,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA Chief Executive Officer. “It could have been even worse if not for the […]


Thank you for a successful Battery Park beach clean-up!

Date Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Successful Battery Park Beach Clean-up The Annual Battery Park beach clean-up held this year on Earth Day, April 22nd was once again a huge success. Unlike last year’s rain, the weather held out for the 80+ volunteers including over a dozen members of the New Castle Sailing Club, 16 UD students representing Alpha Phi Omega, 10 students from Awakened Heart Spiritual Center, 12 students from Delaware Futures and members of the New Castle Lions Club. It was great having families show up on Earth Day to give back to the community.  Everyone pitched in and collected debris and trash along the river’s edge working both north and south from the park. Of course we could not have done it without the continued support of Irene Biggs with the Friends of Battery Park and the New Castle Public Works Dept. who loaned the registration tables and collected all the trash bags […]