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Residents of Reading, PA take pride in the City’s 275 year history, playing a key role in our nation’s history and economic development. We have been a showcase of achievements brought by the ingenuity, determination, and hard work of diverse cultures. But now, like so many other fine American cities,we face many serious challenges. 
Let’s rise to take them on.

Baby steps are not enough.

Repeating things we’ve tried before won’t work. 

Accepting that change may take decades isn’t acceptable. 
We must…

BE BOLD, TAKE CHARGE

OUR
MISSION:

Make Reading a great place to live by improving our residents’ safety and well-being.

We want you to:

    • Have more energy
    • Avoid illnesses and disease
    • Get to watch your children and grandchildren grow
    • Feel more confident
    • Manage stress levels
    • Think clearer
    • Make your neighborhood safer
    • Kickstart a career
    • Improve your personal finances

and help reduce the estimated $315 million a year spent on  health care and workplace accommodations right here in our city. 

As a community, as families, as individuals, let us…Discover the Great Feeling of Healthy

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In the News

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the death rate for cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and strokes, fell by more than 70% over six decades. This notable victory was due in large part to anti-smoking campaigns, introduction of medications to control cholesterol and blood pressure, and surgical advances.  Sadly, since 2011, the death rate from heart attacks and strokes has fallen just 4%.

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Resource of the Month - August 2019

Build Reading Pride with Clean Streets – Got old electronics sitting around? Not sure what to do with them? Instead of tossing them to the curb or in the dump, take them to the Berks County Electronic Recycling Center. Located at 1316 Hilltop Rd., Leesport, PA, they take all kinds of household electronics from TVs to microwaves. They know how to safely dispose of batteries, florescent bulbs, and old air conditioners and best of all, residents don’t pay a thing to drop items off!

Read more at the Berks Recycling Center website..

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