City Thanks Dr. Gene DeMinico For Donation To City K-9 Unit Fund

The City sends many thanks to Dr. Gene DeMinico for the extremely generous donation to our City Police K-9 unit fund. Each year, Dr. DeMinico holds a basketball tournament in memory of his late son, Eugene II, a local police officer and military veteran whose life was cut tragically short. The tournament raises funds for our K-9 unit and the Pittston Township unit. We salute the DeMinico family for keeping Eugene’s memory alive in such a special way!

Pictured, Top L-R, Dr. DeMinico, City Police Chief Robert Powers, City PFC Lukasavage. Bottom L-R, City PFC and K-9 handler Joe Galeski with K-9 Officer Blitz, Mayor Mike Lombardo and Pittston Twp. Officer Ed Sulima with his K-9, Athena

 

Redevelopment Authority Receives Certificate of Merit

The Redevelopment Authority was recently awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Pennsylvania Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (PAHRA) at its Annual Conference in Lancaster for its Neighborhood Housing Initiative. The Neighborhood Housing Initiative is a cooperative effort between the Authority, City of Pittston and North East Pennsylvania Land Bank Authority to address blight, quality of life issues, housing, and most importantly to improve the City’s neighborhoods. The 2017 PAHRA Bellamy Awards are PAHRA’s highest achievement awards for housing, redevelopment and community development.

 

Refuse and Recycling Changes For Independence Day

In celebration of the Independence Day Holiday all City of Pittston offices including the Department of Public Works will be closed on Tuesday July 4th.  Due to the Holiday closing refuse and recycling collections will not be picked up in the City of Pittston on Tuesday July 4th.   Tuesday’s regular refuse and recycling pick-up will be moved to Wednesday July 5th, Wednesday’s regular collection will be moved to Thursday July 6th and Thursday’s regular pick-up will be moved to Friday July 7th.  Regularly scheduled pick-ups will resume on Monday July 10th for yard waste, refuse and recycling. Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy a safe Independence Day Holiday.

Motorist Advisory: South Main Street/East Frothingham Street

Motorists and residents are advised of ongoing roadwork on South Main Street at East Frothingham.  This is a city project to replace drains in the street along South Main Street to eliminate the long existing problem with ponding in the roadway near Underwood Lane during heavy rain.  Please use caution when traveling through this area during the construction.  Thank you.