Tamaqua Safety Initiative Purchases Building

TV Reporter Matthew Petrillo of Hazleton’s Channel 13 News filed this report in late October 2013 about the purchase of a building that formerly housed the Tiki Bar. He interviews Leona Rega, Director of the Tamaqua Safety Initiative, and Chamber of Commerce Director, Linda Yulanavage about issues of safety and business development.

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Big Time Crime: A Strategy for Small Cities and Towns

Big Time Crime: A Strategy for Small Cities and Towns, a workshop hosted by the Tamaqua Safety Initiative and funded by LISC (Local Support Initiatives Support Corporation), took place in the Tamaqua Community Arts Center on May 30, 2013. As headlines of exploding meth labs in local communities continue to resound, concerned residents gathered to […]

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A Safety Initiative

Linda Yulanavage and Kathy Kunkel discuss the reason behind the initiative involving traffic safety, street lighting, and property maintenance in the center of town.

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Crime Watch: Grafitti

Andy Leibenguth, founder of TamaquaArea.com and often described as Tamaqua’s Best Friend, discusses the impact of his Crime Watch activity on the quality of life in the community with a particular emphasis on eliminating graffiti.

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Safety Initiative Camera Project

In 2011, the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership (TACP) established a local safety initiative. The objective of the effort is to combat crime, vandalism, violence and blight. Representatives of the Tamaqua Police Department, the neighborhood watch program, the Chamber of Commerce, the Main Street program, the Elm Street Program, and interested community-minded citizens came together to […]

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