Local Residents Meet to Learn About Plans to Plant Trees in Roberts Ridge Park

The first Friends of Roberts Ridge Park (FRRP) “Information Party” was held at the home of Newtown Supervisor John Mack on July 21, 2019. The purpose of the party was to introduce local residents to FRRP’s plan to initially plant 25-30 native shade trees in the park. At the meeting, …

Meet Newtown Township’s New Police Chief

At the February 27, 2019, Board of Supervisors meeting, John L. Hearn, the Commanding Officer of Philadelphia Police Department’s 14th Police District, was sworn in as Newtown Township’s new Chief of Police by  District Court Judge Mick Petrucci. The 14th District in Northwest Philadelphia covers the Chestnut Hill and Germantown sections, as …

Newtown Township Appoints Members of the Newly Created Human Relations Commission

At the January 7, 2019, Reorganization meeting, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors (BOS Definition) appointed 5 people to the newly created Human Relations Commission (HRC), which was established by the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance passed by the BOS on November 28, 2018 (read “Newtown Township BOS 2018 Accomplishments”). The ordinance, a copy of …

George Skladany Receives Year of the Bird Plaque from Newtown

On November 28, 2018, Newtown Democrats Chair George Skladany received from the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors (BOS) a plaque commemorating 2018 as the hundredth anniversary of the signing of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This Act protected migratory birds for many decades. The Township also passed the “Year …

New Club Officers Announced

In June, new club officers were elected to four-year terms by our borough and township committee persons.  Our new officers are: Chair: George Skladany Vice-Chair: Rosemary Wuenschel Treasurer: Regina Gairo Secretary: Melissa Merk Parliamentarian: Jesse Waldenville At-Large Representative #1: Elizabeth Warren At-Large Representative #2: Abby Leafe In addition, the following …

Dennis Fisher Appointed to the Township Board of Supervisors

By John Mack, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors In a 3-1 vote, the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) appointed Dennis Fisher to fill the Board vacancy that resulted from the resignation of Jen Dix.  Kyle Davis, the sole Republican Board member voted “nay.” Mr. Davis made 3 previous motions to …