Friday, March 15, 2013
The Abington Board of Commissioners honored one of its own Thursday night.
Though it was about two months late, Abington Commissioner Wayne Luker didn’t seem to mind. The Abington Board of Commissioners on Thursday honored commissioner and vice president Wayne Luker for his role in organizing the township’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. event at the high school — which just had its 28tth year. Abington Director of Planning and Code Enforcement Larry Matteo said the intention was to honor Luker at January’s MLK ceremony, but not everyone could attend it because President Barack Obama was being sworn in the same day. “He puts everything together ... It’s been a real honor working with this young man,” Matteo said. “[His work] benefits us tremendously. He works very long and hard, and it’s been a real pleasure.” […
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The church is one step closer to expansion.
After four hours of testimony and questions and comments from commissioners and the audience, the Abington Code Enforcement and Land Development Committee OK’d the final land development plan for St. Michael Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church late last night. The plan includes the construction of a 11,640 square-foot dining hall and a 2,930 square-foot, 3-story parsonage on the church’s 16.4-acre property located at 1013 Fox Chase Road. The Abington Zoning Hearing Board approved St. Michael’s application in July 2008; the Abington Board of Commissioners OK’d the preliminary plan in December 2009; and the Montgomery County Planning Commission approved the final land development plan on April 25. The committee also approved a revision to …
Friday, March 23, 2012
In the past several months, the Colonade apartment complex has had about 200 building and fire code violations. It has since whittled the number down to about 20 violations following a hearing Thursday with township officials.
Abington Director of Planning and Code Enforcement Larry Matteo said Thursday afternoon that residents of the Colonade apartment complex, in the corner of Township Line and Old York roads, have been complaining about their living conditions for the past two years. The issues range from heating and hot water problems-to rodent problems-to fire code violations. However, the issues really started to come to light over the past couple of months. Abington Township Property Maintenance Official James Salanik said, “It started with lack of heat in the building this past winter.” Matteo added, “We’ve been receiving complaints from the residents over the years, but not to the extent that we’ve experienced this past winter. Luckily we had a mild …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Township officials, schools and neighbors will gather to celebrate King's life.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The Abington Board of Commissioners will host the 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service at the high school Monday at noon. The event will include music from the Abington Senior High School Select Choir, and tributes to King by Copper Beech, Roslyn and Willow Hill elementary schools and Abington Senior High School. Former teacher Margot A. Clark will receive the 25th annual Memorial Award; Pastor Jerome Coleman and Rabbi Lawrence Sernovitz will give the closing prayer. To see coverage of last year's event, click here.