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E.g., Sep 26 2020

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Sep 24, 2020 Moran Partners With Other Cities for Final Census Push

After the success of the first 2020 Census Day on July 21st, Mayor Eddie Moran, along with the Berks County Complete Count Committee, the Census Bureau’s Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) personnel, and City Council have kept the momentum going by partnering with local organizations and actively participating in numerous events around the City to get everyone counted.

Sep 22, 2020 Summary Notice PY2021 CDBG ESG HOME Action Plan

The 2019 to 2023 Consolidated Plan is a five year planning document that addresses housing and community development needs of Reading. This summary is designed to give citizens, local governments, and interested organizations of the City an opportunity to comment on the City’s Action Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2021.

Sep 15, 2020 County of Berks, City of Reading and RAWA reach tentative agreement regarding unbilled meter

The County of Berks, the City of Reading and Reading Area Water Authority are pleased to announce that they have reached tentative settlement agreements to resolve the unpaid service for a meter in the basement of the Berks County Services Center that had been unbilled since 1992. The tentative settlement calls for the County to pay a total of $750,000 to completely resolve the issues through a $375,000 lump sum payment to the City and a $375,000 lump sum payment to RAWA.

Sep 11, 2020 CATE Mobile COVID-19 Testing Unit in Reading

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Highmark Blue Shield, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Penn State Health and Latino Connection, Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Mobile Response Unit made its first stop in Berks County today where it was unveiled during a press conference with Mayor Eddie Moran and other community leaders.

Sep 4, 2020 Homicide Arrest

The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relating to the Shooting Investigation that occurred in the 200 Blk of S 11th St on 06-11-2020 at 0300 hrs that resulted in the death of Mr. Brock Neely. The investigation led by Criminal Investigator Eric Sweitzer resulted in arrest warrants for Xavier Carrasquillo and Eliezer Carrasquillo for 1st & 3rd Degree Murder as well as related Murder Charges.

Aug 31, 2020 Reading Police Department Deploys Body-Worn Cameras

Beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2020, Reading Police Department officers will begin wearing body-worn cameras while on patrol. All patrol officers will wear the camera near the center of their chest, making it visible on their outermost layer of clothing. The over 100 cameras have the ability to capture video and audio, which will be stored on a cloud drive and will be overseen by the Evidence Unit of RPD.

Aug 25, 2020 Reading Police Officers Fired Upon While Executing Search Warrant

Reading Police assisted by Berks County Detectives executed a search warrant relative to a narcotics investigation

Aug 25, 2020 City of Reading Determined to Catch and Prosecute Those Engaged in Illegal Trash Dumping

The Reading Police Department and Public Work’s Sustainability & Solid Waste Division are working together as part of the Clean City Initiative to mitigate illegal trash dumping.

Aug 14, 2020 Comcast Launches New “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” for Cities, Schools, and Students

With distance learning plans rolling out across the country due to the coronavirus, Comcast today announced a new program for cities, schools, and nonprofits to connect large numbers of low-income K-12 students to the Internet at home.

Aug 13, 2020 Door-to-Door Visits Begin Nationwide for 2020 Census

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau began following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Based on the current self-response rate of 63.3%, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 56 million addresses to collect responses in person. Up to 500,000 census takers across the country will go door to door to assist people in responding to the 2020 Census.

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