Friday, January 11, 2013
The Abington Board of Commissioners elects new leadership.
With the resignation of Abington Board of Commissioners President Carol DiJoseph late last month [see story here], the board needed to take care of some housekeeping. At its meeting last night, the board elected a new president and vice president. There were two nominations for president; commissioner Dennis Zappone nominated Myers and commissioner John Spiegelman nominated commissioner Steven Kline. “I feel commissioner Kline has, under many circumstances, including the Wawa hearing and the non-discrimination ordinance, taken a very tough leadership role in the face of adversity and opposition,” Spiegelman said. Kline, reading a statement, said that he would “bring the board to a new direction” and would help create a “sustainable …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Abington PAL International Food Festival, an important fundraiser for the organization, will be held Oct. 9.
The Abington Police Athletic League is gearing up for the tenth installment of its International Food Festival and it’s going to be big ... Hollywood big. Abington Commissioner and PAL Director of Development Peggy Myers, standing in a conference room in the police station amid all of the goodies to be auctioned off at the event, said the organization had to go all out for its tenth anniversary. “Ten years ago, one the founding board members, Oscar Vance, brought the idea of a food festival to Abington PAL because Norristown PAL had been doing it and he said it worked very well for them,” Myers said. “It is modeled after theirs and this year, we’re honoring Oscar Vance — it’s also fitting with him retiring as Chief of Detectives.” The …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Kline, Myers, DiJoseph and Ring reminisce about their dads.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Molly Yun
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Father’s Day is an ideal time to take a moment to contemplate what fathers mean on a personal level and what gifts they’ve given to their children. Who better to ask than the officials that Abington elected to represent them — the commissioners that Abington residents see around town; you know their names from ballots, but maybe haven’t had a chance to hear from them on a personal level. Patch asked Abington commissioners how their fathers inspired them. “My father made sure my brothers and I knew that hard work would bring success. He led by example,” said Abington Commissioner Steven Kline. Now that he is a father, Kline said he also tries to lead by example and is proud to be a part of the global party of dads. “The best Father’s Day …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
The Abington Public Affairs Committee discussed the possibility of creating a township Facebook page.
Yesterday, the Abington Township Public Affairs Committee discussed the possibility of creating a township Facebook account. No action was taken. Abington Board of Commissioners President Carol DiJoseph said residents had approached her about the township having a Facebook page. “It’s kind of a ‘where-have-you been mindset,’” she said. Abington Assistant Township Manager Matt Lahaza gave a brief presentation, including the history of Facebook; he said that such a presence would “increase transparency in government.” During the presentation, he lauded the federal government’s Facebook presence, as well as the city of San Francisco’s. Lahaza even said that the Abington Library has a Facebook page—though the one he referenced in the …