Monday, May 6, 2013
Check out a few events happening this week in Abington.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, May 6
The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Abington Free Library. The group will discuss “Maus” by Art Spiegelman, the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist. For more information on the event, click here. Karen Weekes, an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, will lead the discussion. The event is free. -- The Abington Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday at 8 p.m. at the township building for its full meeting. To check out all of the committee agendas for the month, click here. -- On Sunday, May 12, the Adult Choir of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will present J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 37, Wer da gläubet und…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Republican won 8-6 along party lines.
The Abington Board of Commissioners last night selected Republican Stephen Kalinoski to replace Ward 6 Commissioner Les Benzak. Benzak stepped down in May after he announced that he was moving out of the township. The vote was 8-6, along party lines. Strangely, Benzak defeated Kalinoski in the race for Ward 6 in 2005. See that story here. Just after the board officially accepted Benzak's resignation, Commissioner Wayne Luker read a letter that Benzak submitted to the board. In the letter, Benzak said he supported North Hills resident Francis Earley to be his successor. It reads: "I have received a number of emails and phone calls over the past month concerning my resignation as of May 25, 2012. Many North Hills and Ardsley residents …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Abington Commissioner Les Benzak, who stepped down last month, will likely be replaced by the man he ran against in 2005.
When Abington Commissioner Les Benzak announced that he was stepping down at the last board of commissioners meeting, he probably didn’t know that his likely successor — and former opponent — would speak up following his remarks. According to a reliable source, North Hills resident Stephen Kalinoski will likely replace Benzak as Commissioner for Ward 6. Kalinoski, speaking to Patch on Wednesday, confirmed this. Kalinoski said members of the board have spoken to him about the possibility of being Commissioner for Ward 6; he met with members of the board two nights after Benzak announced that he was stepping down. Kalinoski, a North Hills resident, and Republican committeeperson, ran against Benzak in the general election in November 2005…