City of Erie releases 2023 summer recreation guide

The City of Erie’s summer recreation guide is now available at City Hall, Erie School District schools, community centers, and online at All programs listed in the guide are free to the City of Erie residents and focus on grades K-12, though ages vary for each program.

“Summer is here, and there is …

Erie Police Department re-establishes Crisis Car unit to respond to mental-health calls

The Erie Police Department has re-established a Crisis Car unit to help address a growing number of mental-health-related calls in the city.

Ten officers who applied for the unit have completed specialized training in mental health crises, substance abuse, domestic violence, and suicidal individuals. Combined training with numerous local service providers ensures that these officers …

City celebrates Arbor Day with events on Saturday

In honor of Arbor Day, which falls on Friday, April 28 this year, the City of Erie is announcing several events planned for Saturday, April 29.

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Frontier Park, LEAF community building: Tree seedling giveaway.

9 a.m.: 231 Parade St. Tree planting in the Bayfront Eastside Task Force neighborhood, with help from …

Three new officers sworn in to Erie Police Department

Three new police officers were sworn in to the Erie Police Department today in City Council chambers at Erie City Hall.

The new officers are:

James Mark Pettinato, 31, an Erie resident, and graduate of Villa Maria Academy and the criminal justice program at Mercyhurst University. Pettinato has five years previous law enforcement experience with the …

Drug take-back event set for Saturday at Erie City Hall

The Erie Police Department is partnering with the Crisis Center at UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor to host at City Hall a local version of a national prescription drug take-back event. Anyone can drop off prescription drugs that need to be disposed of. No sharp needles or IV solutions can be accepted. …

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