Category: Community

LOVE is the Answer

Yeadon Police Host National Day of Reconciliation Event

Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo invites residents to take part in the National Day of Reconciliation on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The event is a day of communication and healing between police and people of color in the United States. Locally, the Yeadon event takes place from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Yeadon Borough Hall and will feature community members watching a healing film (Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer) and having healing discussions.

This event is free, and seating is limited. Registration is required.

Be part of the change, be part of a new direction for police and community members to rebuild trust, change hearts, restore faith, and heal one another.

Senior Community Services

Friendship Circle Senior Center Offers Trips, Classes, Programs for Older Residents

Yeadon Borough reminds residents about services offered by Senior Community Services, the largest provider of services to Delaware County’s older residents and their families. SCS is a community-based organization with over 39 years of experience, four national accredited senior centers, and an abundance of programs directly serving the aging population in the service area of Delaware County.

Senior Community Services operates four senior centers in our region. The Friendship Circle Senior Center is most convenient for Yeadon seniors, located in the East Campus of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

Programs include ongoing classes at the Center for Lifelong Learning, assistance on living independently through the Aging at Home program, as well as bus trips and additional resources.

For more information please call 610-237-6222 or visit scsdelco.org.

Center For Resolutions

Volunteers Wanted for Center for Resolutions Youth Aid Panel

Center for Resolutions is a non-profit organization that creates alternative programs for first-time juvenile offenders in order to clear their juvenile records.

Youth Aid Panel – The community can participate in problem solving for youth offenders in their neighborhood.

The Panel – Volunteers are chosen for their interest in helping the youth and usually meet once a month depending on the case load. Panel members will also receive training in the Delaware County juvenile justice system and other various techniques to help the youths.

Visit the Center for Resolutions Volunteer Info Page to learn how you can help.

The Offenders – First-time juvenile offenders will be offered to join the program at the discretion of the juvenile officer or designated police officers. The youth offenders will be seen by the panel after being charged with a first-time summary or misdemeanor offenses.

The Goal – To prevent the youth from becoming a habitual offender, understand the cause of their action and resolution for the victim, and completion of panel-imposed obligations.

Benefits – Offers police departments another alternative when dealing with a first-time offender, save tax payers money, less costly for parents and youths, provides positive change, cases heard at a timely manner, connects youth with the community, fewer repeat offenders, and successful completion of the program allows the youth to avoid a formal juvenile record.

For more information visit https://www.center4resolutions.org

Free Backpacks

Sign up by Aug. 31 for Free Back-to-School Backpacks

Does your child or grandchild need a book bag for school?

If so, please get in touch with the office of Rep. Margo Davidson by Aug. 31. While supplies last, the office is taking pre-orders for backpacks to give away for free at the Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, Sept. 7!

Once confirmed, you are guaranteed to receive a bookbag for each confirmed pre-registered child when you attend the Back to School Picnic and Bookbag Giveaway at 3:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Second Ward Playground at 747 Crosley Ave. in Upper Darby.

You must attend the event to receive the bookbag AFTER you are confirmed as pre-registered.

Call 610-259-7016 as soon as possible to pre-register for the free book bag. Supplies are limited, and it bears repeating that you must register for one by Friday, Aug. 31.

Upper Darby Councilwoman-at-Large Barbarann Keffer is co-sponsoring the event this year. It is open to all five municipalities in the 164th district, including East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, Milbourne, Upper Darby and Yeadon.

Yeadon Police

Yeadon Police Host Second Annual Youth Police Academy

Yeadon Police proudly announces its Second Annual Youth Police Academy. The program will run eight weeks, beginning October 2, 2019 ending with a graduation during the borough council meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Youth Police Academy Classes will be held at Yeadon Borough Hall, every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm unless otherwise noted in the schedule. The academy is free, and class size is limited to 12 high school (grades 9-12) students residing in the William Penn School District. The application can be found here.

Richard E. Ashby Day

Library Director Richard Ashby to be Honored Friday, July 19

Yeadon Public Library Director Richard E. Ashby, Jr. is on the move, and this Friday is his last day at Yeadon Public Library!

So at Yeadon Public Library, Friday, July 19 will be Richard E. Ashby, Jr. Day.

The Board of Trustees of Yeadon Public Library invite and encourage leaders and members of the Yeadon community to stop by the library Friday, July 19 anytime between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to wish him well!

Yeadon Public Library
809 Longacre Blvd.
Yeadon, PA 19050

Borough Cleanup

Yeadon Clean-Up Day is Saturday, May 4

From the Mayor’s Desk

For the past two years, Yeadon has partnered with Comcast as part of their dedication in contributing to a clean environment and showcasing their dedication in being great corporate neighbors. So in that spirit, they have provided volunteers to come to Yeadon to clean up various sites around Earth Day on the annual Calendar. So I’m pleased to announce that Comcast has agreed again to partner with Yeadon for a third year running. In addition, they donate $600 to the borough as a goodwill corporate gesture each time they participate with us.

This year, we are asking for volunteers to come out to our main clean-up sites at the intersections of Church Lane and Chester Avenue and/or the area of West Cobbs Creek Parkway from Chester Avenue to St. Louis. We will be cleaning up those sites on Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 am to Noon.

Please meet at Church Lane and Chester Avenue at 7:45 am on Saturday, May 4. Gloves and tools will be provided. We will also be providing T-Shirts for volunteers. Bottled water will be on hand to keep us hydrated and porta-potties will be available on site for our added convenience.

As each year has grown in scope and enthusiasm, this year we will expand our efforts in Mayoral Proclamation, dedicating May 4, 2019 as “Yeadon Clean-Up Day.” We are encouraging the entire borough to join in a community clean-up effort – from a home-based yardwork spring cleaning, to helping our neighbors clean up their block and common driveways. In concert with our Public Works Department, we will dedicate (to be announced) major intersections where we can also discard of bulk trash in conveniently deployed dumpsters. Please visit our website at yeadonborough.org for more information as our clean-up Day info will be updated as the date gets closer.

Hope to see ya out there at one of our sites, or on your block shoulder to shoulder with your neighbors.

Mayor Hepkins
 
Mayor Rohan Hepkins