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Learn About YMCA Teen Programs at Tuesday, August 20th Meeting

August 19th, 2019

Parents of children ages 12-17 are invited to learn more about various programs including basketball, swimming, baseball, strength training, aerobics, leadership, and Red Cross classes. Information about free transportation and membership will also be provided. The meeting takes place Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 pm Read more

National Night Out – August 6th, 2019

August 13th, 2019

At our National Night Out event on August 6th, the Recreation Board sold chances for a child to serve as Junior Police Officer and Mayor for a day. The two children were sworn in at our meeting: Ava White-Mayor and Domenic Mascarelli-Junior Police Officer.
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Heat Relief Available at Lighthouse Hall through Sunday, July 21

July 18th, 2019

With temperatures rising to nearly 100 degrees and remaining there through the weekend, the Borough of Eddystone has decided to open the gym at Lighthouse Hall to those seeking relief. Eddystone residents may use the gym at Lighthouse Hall as a place to cool off during the following hours:

Thursday, July 18: 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, July 19: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 20: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 21: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
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Eddystone Business Makes Uniforms for Military, Law Enforcement

July 8th, 2019

Accent Uniforms, Inc. at 200 Saville Ave., makes uniforms for all branches of the military and many law enforcement agencies in the company’s Eddystone plant. The company and owner/operator Anthony D’Alessandro were recently profiled in a Delaware County Daily Times article by Peg Degrassa. Read more

Summer 2019 Mosquito Spraying Schedule

June 5th, 2019

To help combat the spread of vector-borne diseases including West Nile Virus, the Borough of Eddystone will perform periodic mosquito spraying efforts beginning Wednesday, June 5.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 15,000 Americans have been infected with West Nile Virus, with more than 500 cases resulting in death. Read more

Junior Council Person Honored During May Meeting

May 14th, 2019

Robert Wylie May meeting

Robert Wylie, a senior at Ridley Township High School, was honored during the May 13, 2019 Eddystone Borough Council meeting for his service as a Junior Council Person during the past year. Read more

Easter Egg Hunt at Lighthouse Hall Saturday April 13

April 10th, 2019

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 13, at noon at Lighthouse Hall. The rain date will be Saturday, April 20 at noon. The Easter Bunny will be there so be sure to bring your camera!

Recreation Board Presents Spring Fling May 5

April 10th, 2019

he Recreation Board will be holding a Spring Fling on Sunday May 5, from noon to 4:00 pm at Lighthouse Hall Field. More information to follow.

April Council Meeting Notes

April 10th, 2019

Eddystone Borough Council accepted Amy Reilly’s resignation from the Recreation Board during April’s meeting. We would like to thank Amy for her many years and countless hours of service and dedication to borough residents, especially to our children and to our seniors. Amy will truly be missed by all!

We would like to welcome our new part-time patrol officer Christina Farrell. Christina was sworn in by Mayor Reeves during Aprils Council Meeting. Best of Luck, Christina!
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County Council Reminds Dog Owners to Obtain 2019 Licenses

March 7th, 2019

Delaware County Council reminds all dog owners to protect their pets with a current or lifetime dog license which is required by law and also ensures the safety of pets. A current dog license is the best way to ensure a dog’s safe return if he or she gets lost, and it automatically lists the dog in the County’s “Return a Lost Dog” database.

2019 dog licenses are now available at the Treasurer’s office at the County Government Center in Media and at other locations throughout the county. Read more

Feb. 20 LERTA Hearing Postponed

February 19th, 2019

The LERTA Hearing scheduled at Eddystone Borough Hall for Wednesday, February 20 has been being postponed due to the weather.

News from Senator Tom Killion

January 21st, 2019

Senator Killion’s latest newsletter features information about the American Helicopter Museum, his new role as Chairman of the Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, and legislation regarding pipelines to keep our communities safe. Read the complete newsletter here. Read more

Potential Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Projects

December 5th, 2018

Catania Engineering Associates recently submitted to borough council a list of potential projects in the borough for the upcoming 2019 Community Development Block Grant round.

Projects are listed below in no particular order. Read more

November Borough Council Meeting Video

November 20th, 2018

The November 12, 2018 meeting of Eddystone Borough Council was recorded to video and is now available for viewing.
The meeting includes a lengthy discussion of the 2019 budget.
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Budget Meetings November 26 and December 3

November 14th, 2018

Eddystone Borough Council will hold two upcoming public meetings to discuss the 2019 budget.

Budget discussions will take place at 6:00 pm on Monday, November 26 and at 6:00 pm Monday, December 3 at Borough Hall.

Eddystone’s preliminary 2019 budget is available for review by the public – download a PDF of the 2019 Preliminary Budget here, or review the 2019 Preliminary Budget slideshow for additional details and information. Read more

Story Hour at Lighthouse Hall

November 8th, 2018

Story hour takes place from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Eddystone Lighthouse Hall on the second Tuesday of the month, through June 2019.

Senior Christmas Luncheon December 1

November 6th, 2018

The Eddystone Recreation Board will hold a Christmas luncheon for senior citizens on Saturday, December 1 at Joe Hughes Memorial Hall. The luncheon takes place from noon to 3:00 pm.

Tree Lighting Ceremony – Tuesday, December 4

November 6th, 2018

The Tree Lighting and Christmas Caroling event hosted by the Eddystone Recreation Board takes place Tuesday, December 4 at the Boro Monument at 12th & Saville.

Christmas Toy Giveaway – Saturday, December 8

November 6th, 2018

The Eddystone Recreation Board hosts a Christmas Toy Giveaway at Lighthouse Hall on Saturday, December 8. Santa arrives at 10:00 am; doors open at 11:00 am.

Kate Spade Bingo on October 20

September 25th, 2018

Kate Spade Bingo takes place at Joe Hughes Memorial Hall, 1112 E. 7th Street, on Saturday, October 20.

Doors open at 6:00 pm; first game at 7:00. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

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Tips for Beating the Heat

June 29th, 2018

The National Weather Service is calling for dangerously hot conditions across our region extending through the July 4th holiday, with a heat advisory in place and heat index values up to 102 degrees.
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Summer 2018 Mosquito Spraying Schedule

June 27th, 2018

To help combat the spread of vector-borne diseases including West Nile Virus, the Borough of Eddystone will perform periodic mosquito spraying efforts beginning Thursday, June 28.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 15,000 Americans have been infected with West Nile Virus, with more than 500 cases resulting in death. Read more

Junior Councilperson Frank Hastings Honored

June 22nd, 2018

At the June 11, 2018 meeting of Eddystone Borough Council, outgoing Junior Councilperson Frank Hastings was thanked for his service to the borough. Frank, who graduated from Ridley High School this year, held the position for three years.
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Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, June 9

May 31st, 2018

Help us make a difference!

Join Eddystone’s Community Cleanup and Beautification effort by meeting at 9:00 am in front of Borough Hall, 1300 E. 12th St.
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Sunday, May 27: Memorial Day Parade, Fireworks and More!

May 18th, 2018

Eddystone presents a day of family-friendly activites featuring a parade, games, prizes, food and more.

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Paper Shredding Event Sunday, May 20th

May 18th, 2018

Free for borough residents!

Eddystone will hold a paper shredding event in front of Joe Hughes Memorial Hall from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, May 20th.

1112 East 7th Street
Eddystone, PA 19022

Important Message from the Chief of Police

April 20th, 2017

Help Us Stop Vandalism, Harassment, and Unlawful Activity by Groups of Teens

Recently members of a large group of teenagers that congregate at various locations or roam throughout the Borough have engaged in unlawful activity to include obstructing public passages, vandalism, littering, loitering, bullying, harassment, threats and assaults. Groups on bikes play chicken with moving vehicles, block the roadway, and curse at motorists who challenge them. Read more

Officers Sweet, Coyle Commended for Response to McDonald’s Robbery

November 14th, 2016

Two Eddystone police officers were recently honored for their service following a robbery at the McDonald’s on Chester Pike in October. Due to the quick response and the alertness of officers Ryan Sweet and Shane Coyle, Read more

Non-Profit Firm to Administer Eddystone Youth Fund

October 27th, 2016

Eddystone Borough Council agreed during its October meeting to allow the the non-profit Taylor Community Foundation to administer the Eddystone Youth Fund, as reported in the Delaware County Daily Times.

The approval comes following the court-ordered dissolution of the Eddystone Boys Club, which borough council had discovered was distributing club funds to youth organizations outside of Eddystone — a violation of the Boys Club charter. Read more

Eddystone Native Donates Supplies to Elementary School Students

October 12th, 2016

Rich Hentosh, an Eddystone native and successful entrepreneur now living in Aston, recently returned to his old hometown to hand out school supplies he donated to students at Eddystone Elementary School. An article in the Delaware County Daily Times described how Hentosh — along with help from police, local businesses, and council members — handed out boxes of supplies and schoolbags to students in grades two through five. Read more

Navy Outreach Features Eddystone Sailor

April 29th, 2016

A recent article from the Navy Office of Community Outreach featured Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Vickers from Eddystone, Pennsylvania. Vickers is a 2003 graduate of Ridley High School currently serving in the United States Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Milius.

Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Vickers is a culinary specialist aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer operating out of San Diego, California. As a Navy culinary specialist he is responsible for the cooks in the food service division ensuring all meals are prepared on time and properly. Read more

Aqua Announces Water Main Replacements

March 21st, 2016

Aqua Pennsylvania will be replacing the existing 6-inch and 8-inch cast iron mains on the following streets:

Ashland Avenue, from East 7th Street to East 9th Street
Ashland Avenue, from East 10th Street to House #1022 Ashland Avenue
Lawrence Avenue, from Eddystone Avenue to Ashland Avenue

The project is scheduled to begin the week of March 28, 2016. Completion of the pipe installation is expected in May, at which time the new mains will be tested and chlorinated. Permanent road restoration will be completed in July. Read more

2015 Model Citizen Awards Presented

February 12th, 2016

At its Regular Meeting on February 8th, 2016, Borough Council presented the 2015 Model Citizen Awards to the following individuals: Judith M. Gross, Herberta L. Kerestus, Kathy A. Krisac and Herbert F. Wright.

The awards were presented in recognition of their efforts to design, build and transport an award-winning float that represented the Eddystone community well at the Ridley School District Homecoming Parade. Read more

Golden Receives Resolution for Exemplary Service

February 11th, 2016

At its Regular Meeting on February 8, 2016, Borough Council recognized Police Officer Michael Golden for exemplary service in execution of his duties.

On January 7, 2016, Officer Golden was on his commute to Eddystone when he witnessed a vehicle accident at the intersection of Wanamaker Avenue and Industrial Highway, Essington, PA. Officer Golden saw that the driver of the vehicle was in distress and appeared to be showing signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest. Officer Golden began immediately performing CPR to the fallen
subject and continued to render aid until Tinicum Township Emergency Medical Service personnel arrived. The subject was transported to the hospital where he was stabilized and has since made a full recovery. Read more

Dunn, Gross & Slowik Join Eddystone PD

February 9th, 2016

At its Regular Meeting on February 8, 2016, Borough Council took action to appoint three part-time Patrol Officers to the Eddystone Police Department. Mayor Allen Reeves administered the oath of office to Andrew Dunn, Kyle Gross and Michael Slowik.

Andrew Dunn graduated from the Delaware County Police Academy in December 2011. Mr. Dunn holds a Bachelor Arts Degree in Government and Political Affairs from Millersville University. Mr. Dunn is presently a Public Safety Officer at Swarthmore College. Mr. Dunn holds a 2nd degree black belt Tang Soo Do and is certified instructor.

Kyle Gross graduated from the Delaware County Police Academy in June 2015. Mr. Gross is currently a Combat Engineer in the Army National Guard.

Michael Slowik graduated from the Delaware County Police Academy in December 2015. Mr. Slowik holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from LaSalle University. Mr. Slowik is currently completing an internship at the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division. Read more

2016 Reorganization Meeting

January 5th, 2016

On January 4th, 2016, Mayor Allen Reeves, Jr. administered the oath of office to the following members of council elected this past November: Kelly Ann Butkus; David P. Paterson, Jr.; and Despo Tatasciore. Mayor Reeves also ceremoniously swore in David A. Bennett, Sr. to the position of Pennsylvania State Constable. Council elected William Stewart to serve as Council President; Karen Reeves as Council Vice-President; and Despo Tatasciore as Pro Tempore for Council. Read more

Happy 100th Birthday, Pauline Kelly

October 13th, 2015

Pauline Kelly turned 100 years old on September 20, 2015. In celebration of her becoming a centenarian, Eddystone Borough Council presented her with a resolution and a bouquet of flowers at their Regular Meeting held on October 12, 2015.

Ms. Kelly was born and raised in Chester, one of eight siblings, and graduated from Chester High School. Ms. Kelly has been a resident of Eddystone Borough for the past 30 years. She retired in 1998, at the age of 83. Read more

Eddystone Joins the “Young Lungs at Play” Program

April 14th, 2015

At April’s Regular Council Meeting, Thurman Brendlinger of the Clean Air Council recognized Eddystone’s participation in the “Young Lungs at Play” program.

“Young Lungs at Play” is an initiative to create tobacco free playgrounds and parks in our community. Council took action to pass an ordinance to designate all playgrounds, parks and ball fields in the Borough as tobacco-free zones. Signage was provided free of charge and will be installed at all Borough recreation facilities.

Eddystone’s ordinance was sponsored by Councilman David Paterson as follow-up on a recommendation from Recreation Board Member Hope Quinn.

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Eddystone Young Lungs Program

Women’s History Month Essay Contest

April 14th, 2015

Borough Council recognized Synthia Land and Patrick Wise as the 2015 winners of the Woman’s History Month Essay Contest. Synthia’s essay was about her mother’s cooking and her favorite meal of “gulumpkis” (stuffed cabbage rolls). Patrick’s essay was about his mother and how she supports his baseball and basketball teams. Read more

K9 Unit Placed into Service

March 9th, 2015

After six months of training with the Wilmington Police Department in Delaware, K9 Officer Niko and his handler Officer William Elliott were ceremoniously placed into service on Monday evening, March 9, 2015. Magisterial District Judge Phil Turner administered the oath of office to Elliott as Niko sat by his side with a police badge hanging from his collar.

Niko, an 18-month-old Czech German shepherd, is the first K9 officer for the borough. Marge Remlolde of the Delaware County Kennel Club was on hand to present Niko with a canine bulletproof vest, a dog size oxygen mask and a bag of treats. Read more

Happy 100th Birthday, Josephine Remaize

February 10th, 2015

Josephine Liekus Remaize turned 100 years old on January 1, 2015. In celebration of her becoming a centenarian, Eddystone Borough Council presented her with a resolution and a bouquet of flowers at their Regular Meeting held on February 9, 2015. Read more

Eddystone Thanks Exelon

February 10th, 2015

Exelon Corporation was recognized at Council’s Regular Meeting held on February 9, 2015. Read more

Teacher Crystal Brooks Honored

January 21st, 2015

In recognition of her being named one of the 13 finalists for the 2015 Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year, Eddystone Borough Council honored Crystal Brooks at their Regular Meeting held on January 12, 2015. Read more

Blue Ribbon Campaign to Support Law Enforcement

January 14th, 2015

Ladies Auxiliary representative Judith Gross addressed Council at the Regular Meeting held on January 12, 2015 to request support to begin a Blue Ribbon Campaign to Support Law Enforcement in the Borough.
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Borough Council Holds the Line on 2015 Taxes

December 24th, 2014

At a Special Meeting held on December 23, 2014, Council gave final approval to a 2015 budget of $3,407,340 and held the tax rate of 5.75 mills or $5.75 for each $1,000 of assessed property valuation. The 2015 budget is 2.5% higher that the current budget. Read more

Borough Council Nominates CDBG Projects

December 24th, 2014

At a Special Meeting held on December 23, 2014, Council took action to nominate a Signage Improvements Project and a Sewer Rehabilitation Project for funding consideration under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Read more

Eddystone Welcomes Home Gunnar

December 23rd, 2014

Gunnar Paterson returned home to Eddystone early Sunday morning, December 21, with an escort comprised of Philadelphia and Eddystone police officers and members of the service support organizations, A Hero’s Welcome and Warrior’s Watch. The 2:00 am parade home consisted of approximately 30 cars, five motorcycles and four police cruisers. Read more

Santa Toy Giveaway

December 15th, 2014

Santa came to town on Saturday, December 13, 2014 for his annual Toy Giveaway. All children age 10 and under who live in the Borough received an age appropriate gift. A special thank you to the veterans from our American Legion Post 844 and Veterans of Foreign War Post 7949 for assisting with the distribution of toys. This event was sponsored by the Recreation Board. Read more

Eddystone Approved for Recycling Technical Assistance Grant

December 9th, 2014

Eddystone Approved for Recycling Technical Assistance GrantEddystone Borough was approved to receive a PA DEP 567 – Recycling Technical Assistance grant valued up to $7,500. The grant is provided at no cost (no matching dollars) to the Borough. The DEP has assigned KRF Environmental to work with the Borough and prepare the final report. Read more

Preliminary Budget Shows No Tax Increase

December 9th, 2014

Preliminary Budget Shows No Tax IncreaseCouncil approved the preliminary budget for 2015 showing estimated expenditures of $3.4 million and holding the line on taxes. The current real estate millage rate is $5.75 mills, or $5.75 for each $1,000 of assessed property valuation. Read more

Senior Holiday Luncheon

December 8th, 2014

Our annual Senior Holiday Luncheon was held at Joe Hughes Memorial Hall on Saturday afternoon, December 6, 2014. Over 50 seniors joined us for buffet lunch prepared by Eddies Catering of Folsom, PA. Read more

Mrs. Claus Reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

December 8th, 2014

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited Joe Hughes Memorial Hall on Friday evening, December 5, 2014 to enjoy pizza with the children of Eddystone. Read more

Pot Luck Dinner for Retired Police Officers

November 9th, 2014

A Pot Luck Dinner was held at Joe Hughes Memorial Hall on November 9, 2014 to formally recognize the retirement of the following police officers:

Chief Ray Rodden – retired November 13, 2006 after 17 years of service here in law enforcement. During his tenure, Chief Rodden served as the Department’s Range Instructor and as Chief of Police. Read more

Eddystone Fire Department Hosts 114th Annual Banquet

November 8th, 2014

The Eddystone Fire Department hosted their 114th Annual Banquet on November 7, 2014 at the Lazarrato Ballroom in Tinicum Township, PA. At this meeting, the following members were recognized for their service and dedication to House 12:

Chief’s Award – Steve Weber
Cadet of the Year – Eric Groy
Robert Van Gordon Award – Dallas Walter
President’s Award – Andrew Walsh Read more

Eddystone Launches CodeRED System

September 24th, 2014

On September 24, 2014, Police Chief Edward Mokshefsky launched the inaugural “all-call” message introducing Eddystone residents to the CodeRED System. Through our contract with the Emergency Communications Network, the CodeRED system will allow your local government officials to record, send and track personalized messages to our community in minutes. Read more

Eddystone Recreation Board Reorganizes

September 16th, 2014

At their meeting of September 16, 2014, the Eddystone Recreation Board conducted the following elections: Lou Torres (President); Darlene Jones (Vice-President); Teresa Corcoran (Treasurer); and Amy Reilly (Secretary). Read more

Eddystone Launches New Website

September 9th, 2014

Borough Council contracted with Hoff Communications to create our new website – The website is designed to keep our residents informed of upcoming events, news stories, and services provided by the Borough. We trust that our residents will find the website very informative, however we welcome your suggestions for improvement and/or submittal of historical photos of our town. Please forward your submissions to

Three Full-time Patrol Officers Appointed

September 8th, 2014

Magisterial District Judge Phil Turner administered the oaths of office as Paul Gliem, Michael Golden and Shane Coyle were appointed as full-time Patrol Officers for the Eddystone Police Department. Read more

Borough Council Names Police Chief

August 18th, 2014

Council approved the appointment of Edward Mokshefsky to the position of Police Chief. Mokshefsky had been serving as acting chief for the past two years. Mokshefsky started his law enforcement career in 1997 as a part-time officer in the Borough and was hired full-time on January 1, 2003. Read more

Eddystone Police Forms K-9 Unit

August 18th, 2014

Council took action to appoint Patrol Officer William Elliott as the dog handler for the new K-9 Unit in the Eddystone Police Department. Officer Elliott along with experts from the Wilmington Police Department K-9 Training Program will be selecting a dog by the end of August. Read more

Eddystone Promotes Two Officers

July 14th, 2014

Magisterial District Judge Phil Turner administered the oaths of office as Joseph Pretti was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Michael McNamee was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Read more