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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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Bike Theft

At 7:46PM Thursday evening, police responded to the 400 block of Rodman Avenue for a report of theft of bicycles.  Caller stated he watched (2) males take two of his children’s bicycles from his driveway.   Complainant chased the subjects and confronted them at Rodman and Madeira Avenue, subjects ran off in different directions.  Abington and Jenkintown PD searched area with negative results.

If you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood please call 911 immediately and DO NOT CONFRONT subjects on your own. Also remember to always lock your car doors even while parked in your driveway.  Thank you.

Wanted: Safe Kids in Jenkintown!

Jenkintown Police  are on the lookout this summer for kids caught in the act of practicing pedestrian and bike safety around the borough.

Officers have more than 120 gift certificates that they’ll be using this summer to “ticket” borough kids they observe practicing roadway safety — like wearing helmets when biking, looking both ways before crossing and using crosswalks rather than the middle of the block. Details on the program are at .

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2015 Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run

Just an announcement to remind all the residents that on Tuesday June 2, The Jenkintown Community Alliance and the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club will be hosting the 25th Annual Sunset 5K Run/Walk at the Town Square.

Come on out and cheer on your fellow residents, friends and family members as the runners wind their way throughout our community! We also have live music by Too Short Otis, it is always a great evening!

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