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A new name

Published January 07. 2012 09:02AM

The Summit Hill Community Center has a new name.

It will now be called the "Hilltop Community Center."

The new name was determined by the Summit Hill Community Improvement Organization (SHCIO) and then approved this week by Summit Hill Borough Council.

Approval by the council was by a 5-1 vote, with councilman Michael Alabovitz casting the only opposing vote.

It was explained that SHCIO had a contest soliciting entries from residents of the community to name the building. The group then gave its recommendation to the borough.

SHCIO will pay to have the new name "Hilltop Community Center" added to the physical structure of the building.

The community center was part of a $3.5 million building project the borough undertook, with groundbreaking occurring back in March 2008. It is located on West Ludlow Street, on the site where the former St. Joseph's School had stood.

The borough hall and police station were located in the former St. Joseph's School, which was razed as part of the construction project.

The community center is adjacent to the borough's fire department, also built as part of that building project. It is utilized for social events, meetings, and various community activities.

Monica Marshall serves as the director for the community center.

Also part of that building project was a borough hall with attached police station a block away on West Amidon Street.

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