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Avalon Council has hired two contractors to complete a number of paving and capital improvement projects this summer.

At council's June 20 meeting, Michael Facchiano Contracting was approved for work totaling $247,489, and Shields Asphalt Paving for work totaling $69,828.90. Both were the low bidders on different parts of the specifications advertised by the borough.


On June 1, Avalon Police responded to a two vehicle accident in a parking lot of an Ohio River Boulevard business. There were no injuries.

On June 1, Avalon Police assisted Allegheny County Police and the FBI with an interview.

A victim of assault was treated by EMS personnel on Cleveland Avenue on June 1.

A resident of South Home Avenue reported fraud, a computer scan, on June 3.

Harassment on South Birmingham Avenue was reported on June 3.


Residents of both Clive Street and McKinley Terrace in Avalon asked Avalon Council for help at Tuesday's council meeting, citing poorly maintained properties on both streets.

Residents reported overgrown vegetation, garbage and pests such as insects and raccoons. It was reported that one resident of Clive Street is actually shooting, skinning and eating squirrels from his yard.


Ben Avon Council voted unanimously at Tuesday's meeting to award a contract for road work in the borough to Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc.

Of the five bids the borough received, the company's came in the lowest at $97,899.28. Public Works foreman Dale Regrut said the engineer had estimated a cost of $97,600.

Repairs will be made to portions of Perrysville Ave., Western Ave., and Juniper Way, but the date the work will begin is not yet known.



A few weeks ago, I got what was probably my last look at the house where I grew up. For those of us who grew up in the same house, in the same town, for all or most of our youth, “home” is a powerful concept. It carries with it not just the bricks and wood of a particular structure, but embodies the essence of a powerful period of time in our lives. It represents our roots in a time and place that, hopefully, is still cherished by most of us.


Avalon Council filled its final vacancy Tuesday night as Mayor Brigitte Jackson swore in J.P. McFeeley of Cityview Avenue.

McFeeley takes the seat left vacant by the resignation of John Vetterly, whose term expires at the end of the year.

The new council member, pictured below taking the oath of office with Jackson, is a teacher in the Seneca Valley School District, where he also coaches football. He formerly coached at Allegheny College, his alma mater, as well.


Sat, 2017-07-01

The North Boroughs will host a “Community Day,” Saturday, July 1, noon-dusk at the Avalon Park and Field on New Brighton Road.

The event features many activities including free swimming at the Avalon Pool, noon-6 p.m.; the 3WS Sports Challenge 4-6 p.m., live music 7 p.m.-dusk, a drawing for free bikes at 8:15 p.m.; and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Additionally there will be 50/50 and raffle drawings. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The event is hosted by Avalon, Bellevue, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights and Emsworth boroughs.

Wed, 2017-06-28

A farmers market will return to Bellevue on Wednesday, June 28, 4-7 p.m. at Bayne Park.

The market will run each Wednesdayand feature locally grown produce and prepared foods as well as crafts and other vendors. Free yoga and skate board lessons will be featured at the grand opening on June 28.

The markets will be followed by Bayne Park’s regular schedule of summer movies and concerts, all of which are free to the public.