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Abington Township was incorporated in 1704. The administration building and police department are located along Old York Road, adjacent to Abington Memorial Hospital.

Innovation & Growth Initiative: Montgomery County Benchmark

Montgomery CountyLearn about Abington's Next Century. To access a white paper that compares Abington to the rest of Montgomery County, click here >

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High school seniors who have volunteered their time and talents to the community are recognized with scholarships. A joint effort with Abington Community Taskforce (ACT) is inspired by former RMCA president Julie Greenbaum, who was a model for service to the community. Learn more >

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Encouraging Civic Engagement

YOU ARE INVITED

Abington Residents are invited to RMCA's Annual Meeting
Monday, September 26, 2016
6:00-8:00pm
Meadowbrook Farm
1633 Washington Lane
Near the intersection of Meadowbrook Road
Meadowbrook, PA
(Jenkintown post office 19046)

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6th Annual Abington Town Hall
Topic: “Collaboration for Innovation” 
Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Place: Penn State Abington, Sutherland Building
Time: 6:30-7:00pm refreshments
7:00-8:30pm meeting/presentations and discussion

Your local community came together for the 6th Annual Abington Town Hall. Our topic this year was “Collaboration for Innovation.”

At the Town Hall, your neighbors had the opportunity to hear representatives from the major civic organizations in Abington discuss how they are collaborating across the community to bring innovative solutions that improve the quality of life for Abington residents. Organizations represented were Penn State Abington, Abington-Jefferson Health and the Abington School District. Local, state and federal governmental representatives also participated, including elected officials.

Your neighbors asked questions and learned how to get involved in areas of the community where they have interest.

Much of the progress Abington has made on economic, educational and environmental factors is tracked through the STAR Communities Rating System™, which will also be introduced at the Town Hall.  Although Abington Township is only a year into this program, we are close to achieving a 3 STAR rating. Only 48 communities in the US have achieved this status, and there are none in the local Philadelphia area. 

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Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) produced an eleven point plan for the region. In several areas, Abington is falling behind.

Click here to read an overview of the Innovation & Growth & Initiative and access a white paper on projected growth of Abington 2000-2013 >
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STEMRMCA White Paper 2:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are in Demand    
College degrees are very expensive and do not always lead to employment. However, some degrees are more likely to lead to success (and repaying student loans) than others. Pharmacology, nursing, transportation sciences, treatment therapies, chemical and electrical engineering, medical technologies, construction services, management information systems and medical assisting technologies are best.

Download RMCA White Paper 2 here >

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Abington SealAbington is one the largest townships in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. RMCA pays close attention to proposals that may impact our safety and property rights and proactively works to improve the community as a whole. The organization collaborates with other groups to maximum our impact. Learn more about local municipal government and schools on the RMCA web site.line

The 2012 Abington Traffic Summit was productive
RMCA presented the Summit on May 14 and Penn State Abington hosted it at Sutherland Auditorium. Special thanks to Township Assistant Manager Matthew Lahaza for his detailed explanations of traffic technologies and studies. Click here to learn more about the Summit

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RMCA Past President Paul Aloe mourned
Paul E. Aloe, 87, a civic leader and businessman, died Monday, April 7, 2014, of sepsis at Abington Memorial Hospital. A resident of Abington for 57 years, Mr. Aloe was one of the founders of the Abington Township Republican Organization and served as its chairman in the 1970s.

Paul AloeHe was a former president of the Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association. He helped create the association's Julie Greenbaum Memorial Award, which recognizes the community service of high school seniors through college scholarship money.

"He inspired and mentored many generations of civic leaders and fought for many civic causes in Abington," said his son, Paul H. Mr. Aloe had owned a small business, E. Hubschman & Sons Inc., a tannery at Orianna and Willow Streets in Philadelphia, founded by his wife's familyClick here to see his full obituary >

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If friends and family would like to donate to a scholarship fund in memory of Paul Aloe, checks can be sent to:

 Abington Senior High School
Attn: Mrs. DeGregorio, Office of the Principal
900 Highland Avenue
Abington, PA 19001

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