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 By Margaret Smykla    Front Page    August 4, 2015

Planning forum updated on marina, other developments in South Side

With no presentations, the brief July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on July 28 began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) presented by Peter Kreuthmeier and DRC chair Tracy Myers. Painting With a Twist, which...

 By Margaret Smykla    Front Page    December 23, 2013

'New' is the word of the day for Mt. Oliver Council

“New” was the focus of the Dec. 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver council: the borough’s new monthly newsletter; and for 2014: a new garbage service, four new full-time police officers, and two new council members. The evening began with Mayor James Cas...

 By Margaret Smykla    Front Page    November 27, 2012

Boro officials concerned with methane gas in Church Avenue property

The retirement of the street commissioner, a methane gas leakage in a home’s garage, and a request for more information on the ambulance service were among the topics at the Nov. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Councilman John Smith, Sr., was...

 By Margaret Smykla    Front Page    November 20, 2012

Planning Forum to invite Mayor Ravenstahl to discuss the volatile South Side nightlife

An invitation to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl to attend a town hall meeting concerning the volatile South Side nightlife, and the adoption of the latest revision of the South Side Neighborhood Plan, were the upshots of the Nov. 13 meeting of the South Side...

 By Margaret Smykla    News    November 20, 2012

Carrick Community Council elects board members, reviews 2012

The election of four new members to the Carrick Community Council’s (CCC) board of directors was a highlight of the Nov. 14 meeting. The four members are: Brandon Dilla, William Cordes, Sharon Alberts, and Jessica Hallahan. Their terms expire on...

 By Margaret Smykla    Front Page    November 13, 2012

Look, a library popped up in Allentown

Through Feb. 24, 2014, Allentown/Beltzhoover area residents will find library services like programs, a small collection of books and magazines, laptops and printers, audio books and DVDs, and a...

 By Margaret Smykla    Front Page    October 23, 2012

Boro council discusses park clean up,

Upcoming borough events like “Crank it at the Clock” and “Redd-Up Day” were discussed at the Oct. 15 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. The meeting began with Mayor James Cassidy recommending...