The Aston Business Association has rescheduled the 15th Annual Aston Township Community Day for Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Community Day will begin with a parade from Neumann University (Neumann Drive) starting at 9:30AM. The parade will proceed along Concord Road to the Aston Township Community Center . The parade will feature local community groups and organizations, as well as, musical entertainment. Read more
Aston Commissioners, during the Sept. 21 meeting, named the Aston Police Department as 2016 Citizens of the Year. Commissioners President Jim Stigale read a proclamation praising Chief Dan Ruggieri and members of the police department for their professionalism and dedication to the township.
“The Aston Township Police Department provides excellent, professional service each and every day along with great concern for the safety and well-being of the Aston Township Community,” Stigale said. “Our dedicated police officers respond to emergencies, which often are of a life-threatening nature. Their ability to evaluate the situation quickly with regard and respect for all involved is always practiced. The dangers they encounter can change in a matter of seconds. Read more
Aston Township Police Department will be selling “I Support Aston Police” pins. The pins cost $1.00 and ALL of the proceeds are being donated to Neighbors Helping Neighbors. The pins can be purchased at the Aston Police Department located at 5021 Pennell Road, also depending on availability they will be sold at Community Day on October 1, 2016.
Emotions ran high the evening of August 18 as members of the Aston Township Fire Department (ATFD) #17 joined commissioners, officials and neighbors for the decommissioning ceremony of the ATFD West station, formerly known as the Aston-Beechwood Fire Company #72 on Mount Road.
“Traditions in the fire service are very important, said Sean Joyce, ATFD president. “We, as the newly formed Aston Township Fire Department, feel the same way and believe this station is a very important part of our legacy… Change is not always easy, and in order to grow and continue to serve the community we must continue to move forward.” Read more
Pennsylvania State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-161, last week, presented Aston Township commissioners with a check in the amount of $882,525, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The grant funds will be used for watershed restoration at Newsome Park, and roundabouts at Donnelly Avenue and McIntrye Drive. The Newsome Park project will include improvements to a walking path and picnic areas, implementation of storm water management controls, planting native vegetation, and re-establishing two existing ponds to alleviate area flooding. The funds will also address traffic concerns by adding roundabouts on Donnelly Avenue at the site of the Community Center and at McIntrye Drive located near Neumann University. Krueger-Braneky praised commissioners and township officials for the presentation they provided on the projects. “It was very easy to advocate for these proposals because the township did such good work with the presentations,” Krueger-Braneky said. “I look forward to working with the Board of Commissioners, new Township Manager and residents of Aston.”