Month: January 2018

Yeadon Police Chief: Kids Design Contest

Calling on ALL creative children in Yeadon! Police Chief Paparo needs your help!

Chief Paparo is searching for talented children who live in Yeadon to help change our police cars and uniform patches. The Chief is looking for a creative design that residents and visitors of Yeadon will think is really cool! Do you have what it takes? Would you like to win a prize? Winners’ artwork could end up on the side of our police cars and worn by every Yeadon Police Officer.

The top three designs will be considered in whole or in part for inclusion in the new look of our police cars and patches. Winners will receive the following:

First Place: $100 gift card
Second Place: $50 gift card
Third Place: $30 gift card

CONTEST deadline is Wednesday – February 28, 2018. Winners will be announced within a week of this deadline.

All entrants can submit their artwork and contact information to:

Police Chief Anthony Paparo
Yeadon Police Department
600 Church Lane, 1st Floor
Yeadon PA 19050

Black History Month Events at Yeadon Public Library

Be sure to stop by the Yeadon Public Library for Black History Themed Events.

Thursday, February 1 (7:00 PM)
Join Chef Lawrence Washington as he takes us through “The History of Soul Food”. You will experience a first-hand taste and history lesson of some of that “Good Ol’ Soul Food” and recipes.

Thursday, February 15 (7:00 PM)
He’ssss Back!! Chef Lawrence Washington shares the best of Vegetarian & Vegan cuisine and recipes!

Saturday, February 17 (12:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Dr. Patricia Diaw presenting “My Ancestors Were Not Slaves

Thursday, February 22 (7:00 PM)
Let’s Do It Again, One Mo’ Time! In Celebration of Black History Month, you are invited to join Chef Lawrence Washington & Friends for a “Chat & Chew Art Exhibit.’ Spoken word and visual art of local artist, Erice Reid.

Saturday, February 24 (4:00 PM)
Annual Black History Month “Lift Every Voice & Celebrate High Tea
If you are interested in supporting the Yeadon Public Library’s services, programs and activities then please come out. Registration is required for this event. To register, please stop by the Library’s front desk or email: to confirm your attendance by February 17th.

Tuesday, February 27 (7:00 PM)
Book Signing Series Featuring: Rachel Slaughter, Author of “Daddy, Read to Me”

Police Alert: Car Break-Ins, January 25

A Message from Police Chief Anthony Paparo:

Overnight we had several cars broken into and ransacked. If your car was entered, please ensure you report this to us, regardless of the fact if nothing was taken. We are actively working to catch these criminals, but we need your help. I wish I could tell you we could be everywhere, but we all know that with other calls for service it only takes a few minutes for us to leave an area and this to occur. But together we can prevent it by reporting anything out of the ordinary by being vigilant. Don’t leave anything in view that may tempt someone to break in, and DONT HESITATE TO CALL US. If you think something is wrong CALL US. You are not bothering us, let me make that clear, not one call to us for service is bothering us. I hear that over and over again. Know I and the officers of YOUR Department will not rest until we catch and prosecute the thieves involved in this. If you have cameras about your property please review them for me, and if you have video of suspicious persons or vehicles that may help us identify them, please call me at 610-623-7611 so I can have an officer respond.

Stay safe, Chief Paparo

Yeadon Student Wins American Legion Oratorical Contest

Lansdowne Post 65 representative Charlene Canning, a junior at Penn Wood High School, won the District 8 American Legion Oratorical Contest for High School students at the West Chester American Legion Post on Saturday, January 13. District 8 includes the counties of Delaware, Chester and Montgomery.

Following her win at this very demanding contest, Charlene advances to the next round on Saturday, January 27, for the Department of Pennsylvania American Legion contest in Spring City at the South Eastern Pennsylvania Veterans Center. Charlene is a very bright young lady and has hopes of becoming an attorney. Charlene lives in Yeadon.

Aqua Pennsylvania to Close Church Lane Weekdays for Water Main Installation

Aqua Pennsylvania is planning to close U.S. 13 (Church Lane) weekdays between Baltimore Avenue and MacDade Boulevard in Yeadon Borough, Delaware County, on Monday, January 22, through mid-May, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for water main installation

During the weekday closure, U.S. 13 (Church Lane) motorists will be detoured over Baltimore Avenue, Lansdowne Avenue/Main Street and MacDade Boulevard.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area. The schedule is weather dependent.

For more information please visit the official press release from PennDOT

meeting notice

Yeadon Borough Council Legislative Meeting – Thursday, January 18

Yeadon Borough Council will hold a Legislative Meeting at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 18 in Borough Council Chambers (3rd Floor). Committee reports will be presented at this meeting.

If any person who wishes to attend the meeting has a disability and/or requires auxiliary aid service or other accommodation to observe or participate in the proceedings please contact the Borough Secretary (610-284-1606) in ADVANCE to discuss how those needs may best be accommodated.

meeting notice

Borough Council Caucus Meeting Cancelled

It has come to our attention that tonight’s Caucus meeting was not properly advertised and will have to be cancelled for the evening.

Yeadon Borough Council will hold a Caucus Workshop at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 11 in Borough Council Chambers (3rd Floor).

If any person who wishes to attend the meeting has a disability and/or requires auxiliary aid service or other accommodation to observe or participate in the proceedings please contact the Borough Secretary (610-284-1606) in ADVANCE to discuss how those needs may best be accommodated.

Council Reorganization Meeting 3018

Yeadon Borough Council Reorganization Meeting

At the January 2nd special meeting, council chambers was packed with residents to witness the swearing in and reorganization of Yeadon Borough Council. Newly elected Councilors Ronald Francis, Rafi Cave, and incumbent Clara Johnson were sworn in by Mayor Rohan Hepkins. The Honorable Reverend Dr. W. Wilson Goode, former Mayor of Philadelphia, was the special guest of the evening. He administered the oath of office to Dr. Dolores McCabe and newly elected Tax Collector Julian James. Councilwoman LaToya Monroe was voted the new Council President by her colleagues and Ronald Francis was voted Vice President.

Aqua PA

Aqua PA Water Main Replacement Project

Scheduled to begin the week of January 2, 2018, Aqua PA. Inc. will replace the existing 4 and 6 inch cast iron and cement mains on the following streets as part of their ongoing infrastructure improvement program.

  • Church Lane from Baily Road to Chester Avenue
  • Redwood and Cedar Avenues from Church Lane to Yeadon Avenue
  • Yeadon Avenue from Redwood Avenue to 628 Yeadon Avenue
  • Darnell Avenue from Church Lane to Bullock Avenue
  • Bullock Avenue from Darnell Avenue to Chester Avenue

Please click here for further information.