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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!

Climate Change Forum in Jenkintown Tuesday June 30th

A climate change forum is set in Jenkintown Borough this Tuesday evening on the role of climate change locally and the upcoming federal rules on carbon emissions for power plants.

Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13) is joining health experts, advocates and local officials to discuss the effects of climate change in Montgomery County, such as extreme storms, and policy options up for consideration. The event billed as a “Climate Change Town Hall” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 821 Homestead Avenue in Jenkintown.

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