Lombardo speaks at Avoca Crime Watch meeting


First Posted: 4/24/2013

Former Pittston Mayor Mike Lombardo addressed the Avoca Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting on April 16.

Lombardo talked about the progress of the Pittston Redevelopment Authority and the importance of addressing issues like abandoned properties and buildings, which are health and fire hazards and reduce the surrounding properties’ values. Lombardo said state programs that may be helpful with these problems.

Chief Homschek read the police report. The police responded to 96 calls.

Other business included signing up 18 volunteers for the April 27 Main Street cleanup. plans for a trip to PNC Field for a Railriders game and the National Night Out on Aug. 10 at Healey Playground in Duryea, featuring a parade from Dupont, through Avoca and to Duryea.

Jim and Bonnie Blaskiewicz are looking into purchasing Neighborhood Crime watch t-shirts.

The next meeting is May 18 at the borough building and is open to all residents. For more information, call Jim at 457-8446 or Gene at 457-0776.

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