City Firefighters Promoted

Recently, the Pittston City Council approved promotions within the career full-time staff of the Fire Department.   Assistant Fire Chief Frank Roman was appointed Deputy Fire Chief.  Captain Michael Chernouskas was appointed Assistant Fire Chief and John Ankenbrand was appointed Captain. Additionally, Mr. Ankenband was previously appointed as the City’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director.  The Fire Department is led by Fire Chief James Rooney.   In the photo, left to right: Assistant Fire Chief Michael Chernouskas; Deputy Fire Chief Frank Roman and Captain/EMA director John Ankenbrand.   For more information on the fire department please click HERE

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.