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Final paving to begin this week!

Borough Roads – The large majority of the required concrete repairs have been scheduled or completed. The paving contract has been signed and the Borough paving operation will be commencing Tuesday, August 18th at 7:00 AM. The Borough road work will begin with the milling of Greenwood Avenue and Florence Avenue first to minimize the impact to the School. There will be no parking on either side of the roads being milled between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM for the workers safety and protection of privately owned vehicles. The areas will be clearly posted with “Temporary No Parking” signs. Please have all vehicles off the roadway prior to 7:00 AM on Tuesday so that the construction can begin without delay. There will be limited access during the milling operation and no access at times during the paving operation. The Contractor is General Asphalt and they will be providing a detailed schedule that will be shared in the Borough updates. As the paving progresses, email blasts will be sent out updating the specific Road Closure sequence. Once all roads are milled the paving operation will immediately follow. A complete list of the Borough Roads to be paved are shown below. Continue reading Final paving to begin this week!

Train station upgrades began last night

The combined efforts of local governmental and community groups have put the ball in motion for the historic Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station. For months, SEPTA, along with Jenkintown Borough, Cheltenham Township and many others, have met and discussed and reviewed plans for the renovation of the exterior of the historic Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station. These renovations include extensive canopy repairs, improvements to the slate roof and exterior of the main station building and upgrades to the switching tower and baggage/waiting rooms. Drainage repairs and improvements to the dank tunnel that connects the inbound and outbound platforms. Continue reading Train station upgrades began last night

Recognitions at June Council Meeting

Stephen Pileggi from the Times Chronicle attended last Monday’s Council meeting and wrote the following article:

A beloved, furry friend of the Jenkintown Police Department was on hand at Jenkintown Borough Council’s meeting June 22 to thank the medical team that ultimately saved his life. According to Jenkintown police Chief Albert DiValentino, one of the Jenkintown Police Department’s K-9 dogs, Rocky, fell ill on March 29, 2014, and had to undergo emergency surgery. The surgery — which was given a 50 percent chance of being successful — was performed by Dr. Owen Fink at the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary hospital, PennVet. Continue reading Recognitions at June Council Meeting

Annual 4th of July Parade

The Jenkintown Volunteer Fire Department is once again proud to sponsor the Borough’s Annual Fourth of July celebration on Saturday July 4th with a Rain Date of Sunday July 5th

The starting time for this year’s parade will be 11:30 A.M with the parade beginning at Town Square and proceeding up Leedom Street to Hillside Avenue.  Then from Hillside Avenue, the Parade will continue to Walnut Street then proceed to West Avenue before finishing back at the Town Square.  Line up for the Parade will be on Leedom Street along the firehouse and on Summit Avenue in front of Borough Hall.

Festivities will take place in Town Square immediately following the parade. We hope to see you all there!