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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Support Information

Unemployment Compensation

If your job has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has put together a list of frequently asked questions on UC speci...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

April 1 is Census Day

By now you should have received a notice in the mail about the 2020 Census, which includes a special code for your address so that you can respond by phone, by mail, or online.

Because of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Census Bureau workers will not be g...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

The Census Bureau is Hiring

The U.S. Census Bureau is still hiring people in Bucks County to help complete the 2020 Census. These jobs pay over $20 per hour. Apply online at www.2020census.gov/jobs.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

New Hope Borough Responds to Coronavirus Emergency

We all need to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and for New Hope Borough Council, Borough Administration and staff, that means doing all we can to protect and support our neighbors, our small businesses, and our community.

Council has scale...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Borough Mayor Issues Emergency Declaration

New Hope Borough Mayor Laurence Keller has issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency for the Borough.  The declaration empowers the Borough to, in keeping with the Governor’s orders, enforce closing of nonessential businesses and other...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

ALL NEW PERMITS APPLICATIONS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Due to the coronavirus emergency and the PA Governor’s Order on March 19, 2020, New Hope Borough’s contract inspectors are no longer able to perform inspections. Without inspections, the Borough cannot grant new permits for the foresee...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Local Merchants ~ Open and Closed

We’re keeping a running list of New Hope merchants who are open; have services and goods available for delivery or pick-up; online sales and gift certificates. See if you can help support our local shops during this difficult time!

Things change ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Earned Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended

Keystone Collections Group, the Borough’s Earned Income Tax collector, has extended the EIT final return filing deadline to July 15, following federal and state filing extensions.

You can contact Keystone with any questions at 866-539-1100. Their...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

BCWSA urges customers not to flush toilet paper substitutes during coronavirus crisis

The Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority (BCWSA) is urging customers not to flush wipes, or other inappropriate items, down the toilet during the coronavirus emergency. During these trying times BCWSA is working diligently to ensure continuous safe dr...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

BCWSA: Shutoffs Suspended Over Next 90 Days

Benjamin Jones, CEO of BCWSA, announced on March 24 that none of its customers will face a shutoff of water or sewer services over the next 90 days.  

“We want our customers to know that in these trying times they will have the guarantee...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Message from Connie Gering, Council President Announcing Measures in Response to Coronavirus

From Connie Gering - President of New Hope Borough Council

As we all pull together to respond to this emergency and stay safe as possible, New Hope Borough is implementing the following measures within our Borough government to help our residents and local...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

New Hope Borough Recognized as a Member of Tree City USA

The Borough Shade Tree Commission will soon be posting signs to celebrate the membership as a Tree City USA town and to show the commitment to a healthy tree canopy that enhances businesses and the environment.

The Tree City USA program has been greening u...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

New Hope Borough Council Welcomes New and Returning Members

The new year ushered in a new member of the New Hope Borough Council. Louise Feder, a freelance writer and curator, joins the Council for her first term, along with returning members Laurie McHugh and Ken Maisel. The three were voted into their positions ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

New Hope Scores High on Human Rights Campaign Evaluation

The largest national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization has given New Hope Borough high marks – 89 out of a possible 100 points – on its 2019 Municipal Equality Index. The index examines how...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

New Hope Holds Property Tax Steady for Fifth Year Running

New Hope Borough will ring in the new year with its fifth budget in a row without a property tax increase. The 2020 budget, which holds the Borough’s total real estate tax rate at 13.77 mils, was approved at the Dec. 17 Borough Council meeting.

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Property Maintenance Check-Up

All property owners of the Borough are encouraged to be mindful of safety and property maintenance of your properties. The Borough enforces existing safety and property maintenance codes, and the following are some of the more common occurrences of concer...

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