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Ambridge has transformed over the past few years from an economically depressed, rust-belt town into a community that has embraced its new identity of being a family-friendly, residential town proud of its inheritance and capitalizing on its historical importance. This is evidenced by the number of residents and groups dedicated to beautifying Ambridge, the community's close relationship with law enforcement, its willingness to help its neighbors, and the amount of new construction taking place. According to may realtors, "Ambridge is now the place to be."
Recently, one of our restaurant owners had a personal emergency and informed Ambridge that he could no longer pay his rent and would have to close. His loyal customers and the entire community jumped to the rescue and set up a GoFundMe account to help him overcome his difficulties. His business was saved, and the business continues to thrive. That is community spirit rarely found these days!
When it was announced that Beemac Trucking intended to build a new facility in Ambridge, the community understood the threat to its Historic District - a national treasure - and to the peace and tranquility of the area. Neighbors and friends realized the heavy trucks would create severe foundation problems in the historic buildings and that the noise of heavy trucks being loaded and unloaded with metal pipes would be a huge disincentive to the blossoming local tourism industry. It was at this point that Ambridge Concerned Citizens was formed to combat the threat and to present legal and preservation arguments to the Ambridge Zoning Hearing Board in favor of rejecting the construction of the facility based on Beemac’s inability to meet state variance requirements.
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We have come a long way, but we need the participation of ALL CONCERNED CITIZENS. Our group has hired an continues to employ the services of an attorney who specializes in helping communities like ours to assure that all applicable state and local laws and ordinances are followed. Although he has been very generous with his time, he still requires some payment! Help us to demonstrate our appreciation for what he is doing to make our community the best it can be. We also need funds to pursue non-profit status and to get our message out. To volunteer, or just to find out the latest developments, join our Facebook Group by clicking here, or send us a message on our CONTACT page.
Our current goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of October 2020.
Go to our GoFundMe page and donate as much as you can – every dollar is greatly appreciated! Click here
Prefer to send a check? Great! Our mail address is:
Ambridge Concerned Citizens, PO Box 323, Ambridge PA 15003
Contact: Ambridge (Still) Concerned Citizens Facebook Page