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Municipal News

By Charlotte Hopkins

The West Elizabeth town council has been informed that the current mayor, Ralph Harrington, will be unable to complete his mayoral term due to health concerns. Residents have submitted letters of interest and a new mayor will be chosen on December 7, 2016. Read more...

The Borough of Jefferson Hills is seeking volunteers in both firefighting and administrative positions for each of its three fire companies, Gill Hall, Jefferson Hills 885 Area, and Floreffe.

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The following Elizabeth area announcements were released.

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New Mural in Downtown Elizabeth
During this past fall, visitors to Downtown Elizabeth saw a colorful site unfold. A new mural has been installed at the intersection of Plum and Second. Over the last year, the Elizabeth Area Development Corporation (EADC) has hosted fundraisers to help promote and enhance the historic downtown area. The first project is this new mural depicting Elizabeth’s early history and riverfront heritage. Artist Tim Englehardt of Englehardt Designs reimagined Elizabeth’s original bridge crossing and an iconic river steamboat. EADC hopes that this is the first of a series of mural within the community. Additional funding support for this mural was made possible by the Mon River Town Program.

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Ekin House Named Top Preservation Opportunity
For the second year in a row, the Young Preservationists Association have named sites in downtown Elizabeth as part of the annual list of “Top Ten Preservation Opportunities” in southwestern Pennsylvania. This year’s site was the riverfront property known as the Ekin House. Built circa 1840s, this vernacular Greek Revival house was once home to Captain James Ekin, who once operated the prominent boat building industry in Elizabeth as well as served in the Civil War under President Lincoln. The site has been threatened with demolition since 2012, but community members have been able to keep it standing. The current interest is to develop the site as a river-related business or possible expansion of greenspace to the riverfront park.

To learn more about these activities or how to get involved, please visit www.downtownelizabeth.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter as “Downtown Elizabeth.”

The Elizabeth Area Development Corporation (EADC) is a local 501c3 non-profit organization working to revitalize historic downtown Elizabeth along the Monongahela River. EADC focuses on revitalization and business development though river recreation, arts, heritage, historic preservation, and special event activ

By Colette Dell

The South Park Township’s Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting on November 14 at 7 p.m. to discuss the following: Read more...

By Miranda Startare

Discussions of flooding and drainage problems and their solutions were on the agenda at the November 1 New Eagle Borough Council monthly meeting. Read more...

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