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    SEPTA adding police officers Sunday, August 2, 2009 SEPTA will add 12 police officers to its force and purchase new anti-terrorism equipment with nearly $4.5
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      SEPTA adding police officers

      Sunday, August 2, 2009

      SEPTA will add 12 police officers to its force and purchase new anti-terrorism equipment with nearly $4.5 million in federal grants.

      Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act/Transit Security Grant Program, SEPTA will receive the grant that will be used to pay for the hiring of the officers, raising the total number in the transit police department from 256 to 268.

      About $1.2 million will be used to purchase anti-terrorism equipment.

      “The addition of 12 more officers to the transit police department will not only enable SEPTA to increase our anti-terrorism vigilance, but also provide heightened security throughout the transit system,” said General Manager Joseph M. Casey.

      Brookhaven receiving funds

      n BROOKHAVEN — The borough has been awarded $203,158 in federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which will be used for vehicle and pedestrian safety.

      Councilwoman Janice Sawicki, during a recent council work session, said the funding will be used specifically to improve traffic signals at six intersections on Route 352 and at the intersection of Bridgewater and West Brookhaven roads.

      LED modules will replace incandescent bulbs to enhance the visibility of the signals, provide a longer service life and use less energy than the current bulbs. In addition, new pedestrian countdown timers and push-button controls will also be installed as well as several new pedestrian signs.

      Construction is scheduled to begin in late August.


      Brookhaven to help troops

      n BROOKHAVEN — The borough’s Town Watch organization is in the process of collecting items that will be sent to U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan.

      Council President John Wilwert Jr., who also serves as president of Town Watch, during a recent study session, said priority requests include bug spray, fly strips, hand sanitizer, small bottles of mouthwash, AA batteries, hard candy, antibacterial baby wipes and AT&T calling cards.

      Food and snack items packaged in zip-top or easy-to-open cans as well as personal items such as foot powder, Q-Tips, nail clippers, eye drops, flip flops, shampoo, and small packages of laundry detergent, among others, are greatly appreciated.

      A full listing of requested items can be found on local cable Channel 10 or obtained at the borough municipal building during regular work hours.

      Wilwert also asked residents who know of service members serving in Afghanistan to please contact the borough secretary at 610-874-2557, ext. 10.


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