Ambridge Borough Awarded $284,820 in Grants to Improve its Yard Waste Recycling Program, Traffic Signals, and Firefighting Equipment
Ambridge, PA – at their Tuesday, June 14th Council Meeting, the Ambridge Borough Council announced that it was awarded multiple grants this month from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, PENNDOT, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and Firehouse Subs. Grants total more than $284,820
Ambridge Council unanimously approved the filming location for the season two of “Friday Night Tykes Steel Country.”
Council President Mike Mikulich said, “my feeling was I thought it was a horrible show the last time. It showed some very nasty and negative things about Beaver County midget football "
“Maybe if it was filmed again, it would shine a better light, show that that does not happen all the time. That's not the normal for this. Maybe they will see a different Beaver County, a different Ambridge.”
This past weekend over 40 racers from four local counties came to Ambridge to compete in the National Qualifying Soap Box Derby Race.
A Baden man was accused Friday of stealing more than $1 million from Baden Borough and the Ambridge Area School District in his role collecting taxes for both entities.
Keith Kristek, a former constable for Baden who authorities said was authorized by the borough tax collector to perform essentially all tax collecting functions, was charged with the crimes in filings in the U.S. District Court in Western Pennsylvania.
The court documents say Mr. Kristek collected about $320,000 in cash and more than $740,000 in checks intended for the borough and school district that he converted for his own personal use.
See full story at : http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2016/06/10/Former-constable-accused-of-stealing-more-than-1-million-from-Baden-Ambridge-Area-School-District/stories/201606100231
On June 9, 2016 - members of the Ambridge Fire Department received a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in the amount of $26,089 for firefighting and extrication equipment.
Ambridge, PA – Members of the Borough Council’s Code Enforcement Committee are considering a policy recommendation that would possibly allow for the keeping of chickens, bees and rabbits within Ambridge.