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E.g., Aug 25 2016
E.g., Aug 25 2016
Apr 25, 2016 Frederick Lauer Statue Restoration Recognition Event For immediate release: Restoration work on the historic Frederick Lauer statue in Reading City Park will be celebrated Tuesday, May 3, with a brief celebration starting at 2:30 p.m. at the statue, located on the Perkiomen Avenue side of the park.
Feb 26, 2016 Buttonwood Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project Update The Buttonwood Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project will be starting the necessary lane closures on 422 under the Buttonwood Street Bridge in March.
Feb 12, 2016 The Animal Rescue League of Berks Calls Code Blue Ordinance for the City of Reading The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is enacting the Code Blue Ordinance for the City of Reading from 5pm Friday (February 12) evening until 8am on Tuesday (February 16) morning.
Feb 3, 2016 New Procedures for Accessing Internal Records As you may be aware, my administration recently took actions to limit the access to the city data management system for Property Maintenance records. I am providing this memorandum to explain the reasoning behind this policy and to correct some misinformation that has recently been made public.
Jan 28, 2016 No City Trash and Recycle Collection 1/25 to 1/31 City trash collection is halted until next week to prevent large trucks from blocking plows
Jan 24, 2016 City Hall Closed Monday 1/25 Due to Severity of Storm Reading, PA – January 24, 2016 – Mayor Wally Scott has announced that City Hall, located at 815 Washington Street, will be closed on Monday, January 25th, with the exception of Police and Fire. City Hall (8th and Washington) employees need not report unless directed differently by their department management. This is a rare occurrence, but the decision was made by the Mayor and Managing Director with the safety of residents and employees in mind.
Jan 22, 2016 The Animal Rescue League of Berks Calls Code Blue Ordinance for the City of Reading The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is enacting the Code Blue Ordinance for the City of Reading from 8pm Friday evening until 10am on Sunday morning.
Jan 21, 2016 Met-Ed Prepares for First Major Storm of the Year As you know, weather forecasters are predicting a major winter storm will hit our area beginning early Saturday morning and ending early Sunday morning. Met-Ed/FirstEnergy meteorologists are indicating the storm could drop 6-12” in Berks, Lebanon and neighboring counties and wind gusts of 30 mph. (Some isolated areas could see as much as 15” of snow accumulation.) The storm has the potential to cause widespread, lengthy outages depending on overall conditions.
Nov 24, 2015 Bike Friendly Bronze Presentation The City of Reading announced that it is one of only five cities in the state of Pennsylvania to be awarded the national designation of Bike Friendly Community at the Bronze level by the League of American Bicyclists.
Oct 23, 2015 Comcast Now Offers 225 Xfinity Outdoor Wifi Hotspots In Berks County Comcast today announced it has now launched more than 225 Xfinity WiFi outdoor hotspots throughout Berks County, including more than 100 in and around Reading. This is part of the ongoing expansion of a WiFi network in Comcast’s Keystone Region that now includes more than 2,950 hotspots providing free access points that keep Comcast customers connected on the go.

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