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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 25, 2014 

Boro council fires police chief, hears of safety concerns

Frank Mosesso was fired as the Mount Oliver police chief by a 4-1 vote by the borough council at its Nov. 17 meeting. Voting to fire Mr. Mosesso were President Darnell Sains, Amber McGough, Dave Lowe, and Nick Viglione. Frank Bernardini voted no....

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 28, 2014

Vandals damage equipment, building at Transverse Park

Vandalism at Transverse Park headlined the Oct. 20 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council members President Darnell Sains and Billie Michener were absent. Vice-president Frank Bernardini conducted the hour-long meeting. Up only a few days at...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 23, 2014

Boro council hears updates on arsonist, robocalling for trash

An update on a convicted arsonist fighting a local fire, robocalling on late garbage payments, and a vote on a full-time public works hire were among the topics at the Sept. 15 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Council member Billie Michener was...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 26, 2014

Boro council meeting cut short after repeated outbursts by member

A raucous August 18 Mount Oliver council meeting marked by shouting and procedural challenges ended abruptly with President Darnell Sains calling for adjournment before the agenda was completed. Council member Amber McGough was absent. The meeting...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 29, 2014

Officer promoted, consultant hired in Mt. Oliver Boro

A police promotion, a fundraiser for last month’s fire victims, and the hiring of a consultant to provide financial and managerial directives were among the news items at the July 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council member Billie Michener was...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 24, 2014

Sains takes reins in borough, Michener resigns presidency

A new council president, vice-president, and committee assignments headlined the June 16 meeting of Mount Oliver Borough council. The meeting began with a newspaper reporter asking about former police Chief Frank Mosesso, who was charged with theft,...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 27, 2014

Michener walks out of boro council meeting, Sains new vice-pres.

The May 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver council featured a new council member, new council vice-president, and an early exit by council president Billie Michener. The meeting began with Mrs. Michener nominating Councilwoman Barbara Keener for vice-president...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    April 29, 2014

Boro councilman resigns, is then hired for public works dept.

Resignations submitted by a council member, the tax collector, and the meter enforcer highlighted the April 21 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Councilman Corey McGough submitted his letter of resignation prior to his being hired for a full-time...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 25, 2014

New trash hauler for borough working out the kinks

Garbage collection and payment, a new regional police task force, and a pending full-time borough hire were among the issues addressed at the March 17 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Mayor James...

 
 Front Page    February 25, 2014

Mt. Oliver collects on past taxes, swears in three full time officers

Snow and the salt to clear it was a primary topic at the Feb. 17 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Councilman Nick Viglione was absent. The evening began with Mayor James Cassidy swearing in new full-time police officers Adam J. Candioto, Patrick J....

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 28, 2014

Keener sworn in, collections up in Mt. Oliver Boro

The Jan. 20 meeting of Mt. Oliver council began with Mayor James Cassidy swearing in Barbara Keener to a two-year term on council. She fills a vacancy created because Vanessa Talley, who was on the November ballot and won, no longer lives in the...

 
 Front Page    January 14, 2014

Borough swears in mayor and three councilmen

Mount Oliver Borough Council held its Reorganization Meeting on Monday, Jan. 6, swearing in Mayor James Cassidy and three councilmen. The evening opened with Magisterial District Justice Richard King...

 
 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 Tom Smith    Front Page    December 10, 2013

Area churches explore ways for them to work together for area youth

“There is an epidemic in the Mount Oliver, Arlington, Beltzhoover, Knoxville, Carrick, Warrington, the Hilltop. What we call the Hilltop area. It’s not going away. It is hurting the businesses. It is hurting the churches. It is hurting the street...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 26, 2013

No tax increase in boro for 2014, police agree to three year contract

Adoption of a 2014 budget with no tax increase, and a new three-year police contract, headlined the Nov. 18 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Council members Barbara Keener and Dave Lowe were absent. The balanced budget of $1,824,333 retains the...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 29, 2013

Boro swears in another new council member, picks new trash hauler

A new council member, new garbage service, and Civil Service testing for police officers for the first time in decades topped the news from the Oct. 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council members Corey McGough and Christine Brendel were absent....

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 24, 2013

Boro seeks new council member, starts newsletter

The launching of a borough magazine, and the search for a new council member, were the lead agenda items from the Sept. 16 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Council members Corey McGough and Darnell Sains, and Mayor James Cassidy, were absent. The...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 27, 2013

Boro to demolish houses damages by mine subsidence

Like last month’s Mount Oliver council meeting, the Aug. 19 meeting began with news of Frederick St. Council members Dave Lowe and Vanessa Talley were absent. In July, several houses on Frederick...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 23, 2013

Mine subsidence discussion delays borough council

Before the July 15 meeting of Mount Oliver council began, the focus before a packed chambers was on 12 houses on Frederick St. that slid from their foundations days earlier due to an abandoned underground coal mine. Borough ordinance officer Steve Wi...

 
 By Margaret L Smykla    Front Page    June 25, 2013

Mount Oliver council has public safety theme, adds police officers

The June 17 Mount Oliver council meeting began with Mayor James Cassidy swearing in new part-time police officers Adam Candiodo, Patrick Lucas, Tom McCarthy, and Darnell Young. All four are already...

 
 By Margaret L Smykla    Front Page    May 28, 2013

Boro appoints another council member, considers ending Saturday free parking

A new council member, and reestablishment of the Civil Service Commission, were the lead stories from the May 20 Mount Oliver council meeting. It began with Barbara Keener being appointed to council until year’s end to fill the seat formerly...

 
 News    April 30, 2013

No action taken at borough council's special meeting

The special meeting called by the Mount Oliver Borough Council on Wednesday, April 24 was long on waiting and short on businesses. The meeting was called to approve a real estate transaction with First National Bank for the former bank building at...

 
 By Margaret L Smykla    Front Page    April 23, 2013

Mt. Oliver swears in new councilwoman, acting police chief

Mount Oliver Mayor James Cassidy kept his swearing-in skills sharp by administering the oath of office twice during the April 15 council meeting: to the new Acting Chief, Sergeant Matt Juzwick, and to new council member Vanessa Talley. The vote to...

 
 Opinion    April 2, 2013

Sgt. Williams firing wrong

I would like to comment on how the firing of Mount Oliver Sgt. Keith Williams was conducted. Here are some questions this Mount Oliver Council will have to answer eventually: How was Sgt. Williams insubordinate? If so, was he counseled or...

 

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