HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

With school back in session, the Police Department asks that drivers be particularly cautious about the many children walking the streets of our Borough to and from school.
As a reminder, Jenkintown has several well-marked “school zones”, where a 15 mph speed limit will be strictly enforced mornings and at dismissal time. Please be mindful of the school zones, but also drive with our children in mind at ALL times of day and night.
We wish everyone a safe and happy school year!
– Chief DiValentino

2014 PAVING PROJECT UPDATE

Tomorrow morning, August 26th at 7:00 AM, West Avenue (Walnut Street to Florence Avenue) and Myrtle Avenue will be paved.
All vehicles must be removed from these roads prior to 7:00 AM.
These areas have been clearly marked as temporary “No Parking”. The roads called out above will be closed to traffic during the paving operation and for a short period of time afterwards. Once the freshly placed paving has cooled, the roads will be re-opened to traffic. This project is presently on schedule to be completed tomorrow by the end of the work day. Continue reading 2014 PAVING PROJECT UPDATE

“BUILDING A BRIDGE TO HEALING”

Tonight: 7:00 PM – The Abington Police Department, Andrea Lawful-Trainer & our Community leaders would like to invite you to attend “Building a Bridge to Healing” in response to the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. This event will allow all an opportunity to discuss the events and any concerns you may have. Jenkintown Police Chief Albert DiValentino will be in attendance and participating in the discussions. Counselors will be available. Please click here for additional information.
The event will be held at the Abington Township Building, 1176 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Recently the reports of raccoon sightings have increased in the Borough of Jenkintown. We ask that you please read the information here carefully, as wildlife is a serious public safety concern. Jenkintown Borough is aware that raccoons exist and we are actively working to provide information on dealing with the issues this presents. We ask that if you encounter a raccoon during the day please notify Jenkintown Borough Hall at (215) 885-0700. Raccoons are nocturnal animals and daytime sightings may be an indication of an unhealthy animal. As cute and friendly as these animals appear, we ask that you remember they are wild animals and should not be approached at any time.