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Coming Up in Frankford 8/30 to 9/26/2014

Posted on 29 August 2014

  • Free BBQ for the Community – Sat, August 30, 11am – 1pm,  Christ Fellowship Christian Church, 1639 Harrison St. – Free BBQ for the Community, Come and meet the Pastor and First Lady of the Church. August 23, 2014 – Start Time 11:00A.M.- Rain date August 30 – Attend any Sunday Service @10:45 with your children and sign up to receive free School Supplies while they last.
  • Open Mike Night -Sat, August 30, 6pm – 9pm, Great Awakenings Cafe, Cheltenham ave. and Horrocks St. – Bring your talent
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting – Thu, September 4, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 2nd floor
  • Historical Society of Frankford program – Tue, September 9, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St. – FRANKFORD’s FAITH LEGACY: Historic St Joachim’s Church presented by Patricia Smiley “Keep the Faith in Frankford” For almost 170 years, the history of St. Joachim Church has been intertwined with the history of Frankford. Join us for a look at the past, the present and the future of the Church and its people who earned the name, “The Mother Church of the Northeast” The building of St. Joachim Church was delayed because of the 1844 religious riots in the city. But the faith of both clergy and laity persevered and St. Joachim would bolster both Frankford and the rapidly developing Catholic communities of NE Philadelphia. We would experience a booming economic period that supported a flourishing community. However, the looming loss of jobs from our local industries was on the horizon. Frankford would be beset, as all urban areas have been, of its citizen’s infatuation with open spaces, tract homes and large shopping centers. People left, people stayed yet based on the Pew Charitable Trusts, “A City Transformed”, released in June 2011, Frankford’s population has grown by 20% making Frankford one of the most diverse areas of our city. We invite you to participate in retracing this journey!
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, September 11, 7pm – 8pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, September 14, 12pm – 5pm, 4278 Griscom Street – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Dr. Sid Copel Civil War Aviation
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting – Tue, September 16, 7pm – 8pm, St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street.
  • Hope4Philly -Sat, September 20, 11am – 5pm
  • Frankford Garden Club – Mon, September 22, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Frankford Parks Group – Tue, September 23, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, CDC Building, 4900 Griscom St.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, September 25, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • PSA1 Meeting – Thu, September 25, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 4900 Frankford Ave – Captain McCloskey will attend
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – Sun, September 28, 11am – 4pm,  St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue – Philly Faith in Action was brings the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Drexel University with their mobile medical center to St Marks for rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling and follow up care. They will be here the 2nd Saturday of every month.
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, September 30, 8am – 10am,  Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria – Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.
  • Friends of Overington Park – Tue, September 30, 7pm – 8pm, In Overington Park by the tool shed
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting – Thu, October 2, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 2nd floor

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30 New Cops Coming to the 15th District

Posted on 29 August 2014

Captain John McCloskey attended the PSA1 meeting on August 28th and announced that 30 new police officers will be assigned to the 15th district.  He went on to lay out some of his plans for how he will use the increase in manpower.  The bicycle patrols in Frankford will resume.  Two officers will be assigned as quality of life patrol officers specifically targeting problems in Bridesburg and up around Lincoln High School.

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In followup to the June meeting (the July meeting was cancelled by the police):

  • The issue of the moveable video cameras on Worth Street was investigated by Lt. Ryan.
  • There has been improvement on Trenton Avenue as a result of police activity.
  • The police will be looking into a business on Church Street for possible illegal activity.
  • A resident who complained about trucks on her street found that signs prohibiting trucks traffic had been put up shortly after the meeting but they truckers are ignoring them.  The captain said he would make sure some are ticketed in the future to send a message that the regulation would be enforced.
  • 4721 Oxford Avenue was closed down for use as a club and no activity should be going on there however it is being used now as a tee shirt shop.  L7I says it is up to the police. The police say they want the new shop to be warned they have to cease operation before they go in and shut them down.

McCloskey said they are continuing to keep the pressure on the prostitution activity on Frankford avenue. The “sting” operations have been effective in which the police use one of their female officers to attract offers from men who are then arrested and their vehicles are confiscated.  That kind of penalty creates a deterrence especially when their names are published in the media.

Frankford and Foulkrod is getting hot again with drug dealers moving back onto the intersection.  The police of focusing on keeping that area free and safe for the residents.

Joe Krause, President of Northwood Civic, thanked the police for their prompt response to the home invasion last month on Wakeling Street.  One of the individuals was shot and killed by the responding officer after he fired his weapon at him.  The second individual is still a fugitive.

Attendance at this meeting was about 25 but would have been greater if it was not for the confusion about the dates.  The police web site listed the date as August 29th.  The next meeting of PSA1 will be on September 25th at 7PM at Aria Hospital.  That is confirmed by the Captain.  Look for John Loftus’ report on this meeting in the Northeast Times when it becomes available.

 

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Open Mike Night

Posted on 27 August 2014

Saturday night, 6 to 9PM Auguet 30th at Great Awakenings, Cheltenham and Horrocks.

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PSA1 Meeting

Posted on 26 August 2014

We have been advised that the PSA meeting will be on August 28th at 7PM at Aria Hospital.  This is contrary to the information on the 15th district police web site but Captain McCloskey has confirmed this and will attend the meeting.

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Nature’s Hidden Surprises

Posted on 23 August 2014

On September 3rd and October 1st, Themed nature walk with TTF environmental educator Judith Gratz.  See below for details.

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Coming Up in Frankford 8/23 to 9/19/2014

Posted on 22 August 2014

  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – Sun, August 24, 11am – 4pm,  St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue – Philly Faith in Action was brings the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Drexel University with their mobile medical center to St Marks for rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling and follow up care. They will be here the 2nd Saturday of every month.
  • Free BBQ for the Community – Sat, August 23, 11am – 1pm,  Christ Fellowship Christian Church, 1639 Harrison St. – Free BBQ for the Community, Come and meet the Pastor and First Lady of the Church. August 23, 2014 – Start Time 11:00A.M.- Rain date August 30 – Attend any Sunday Service @10:45 with your children and sign up to receive free School Supplies while they last.
  • Frankford Garden Club -Mon, August 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm,  Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, August 26, 8am – 10am,  Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria – Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.
  • Frankford Parks Group – Tue, August 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm,  CDC Building, 4900 Griscom St
  • Friends of Overington Park – Tue, August 26, 7pm – 8pm, In Overington Park by the tool shed
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, August 28, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • PSA1 Meeting – Fri, August 29, 7pm – 8pm,  Aria Hospital 2nd floor
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting – Thu, September 4, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 2nd floor
  • Historical Society of Frankford program – Tue, September 9, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St.
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, September 11, 7pm – 8pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, September 14, 12pm – 5pm, 4278 Griscom Street – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Dr. Sid Copel Civil War Aviation
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting – Tue, September 16, 7pm – 8pm, St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street.
  • Hope4Philly -Sat, September 20, 11am – 5pm
  • Frankford Garden Club – Mon, September 22, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Frankford Parks Group – Tue, September 23, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, CDC Building, 4900 Griscom St.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, September 25, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • PSA1 Meeting – Thu, September 25, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 4900 Frankford Ave – Captain McCloskey will attend
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – Sun, September 28, 11am – 4pm,  St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue – Philly Faith in Action was brings the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Drexel University with their mobile medical center to St Marks for rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling and follow up care. They will be here the 2nd Saturday of every month.
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, September 30, 8am – 10am,  Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria – Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.
  • Friends of Overington Park – Tue, September 30, 7pm – 8pm, In Overington Park by the tool shed
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting – Thu, October 2, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 2nd floor

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Northwood Civic To Restore Benches at Northwood Park

Posted on 20 August 2014

At the Northwood Civic meeting on August 19th, the Association laid out its plan to rebuild the deteriorating benches in Northwood park at Foulkrod St. And Castor Avenue.Funding has been approved by the board and materials are being acquired to do the work.  They would also like to work on the steps going into the park but the cost at this point is prohibitive.  In addition, picnic tables. would be nice and they are looking into that.

Other issues discussed at the meeting:

  • Dumping at the lot by the Kmart is still going on as well as on Adams Avenue behind the Bridge.
  • Residents are cautioned about cutting done trees on the sidewalk.  You need a permit and it has to be approved the the fair mount Park Commission.
  • Truck parking seems to be under control with atom McAvoy patrolling and promptly reporting violators.
  • No news on repairs to the building at Simpson playground.
  • Residents of the 4700 block of Ramona Avenue are asking for a letter of support from the Northwood Civic Association in a possible suit against the owner of three properties on their block that are being rented in the deed restricted area.  In that situation, the owners of the other properties must file suit against the offending owner.
  • Complaints about the condition of the street at Adams Avenue and Orthodox Street were many.

The next meeting of the Northwood Civic Association will be held on Tuesday, September 16th at 7PM at St. James Lutheran Church.

 

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Robbery 4671 Frankford Ave on August 12, 2014, at 11:30 pm

Posted on 20 August 2014

Just helping the cops out.


 

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Frankford NAC Approves Duplexes

Posted on 18 August 2014

The Frankford NAC met on Thursday, August 14th, where they decided to support zoning variances for two duplexes.

The owner of 1652 Haworth Street is seeking to legalize the existing use of the property.  At present the zoning only allows for single family use.

At 4314 Leiper Street the owner is planning major renovations to the deteriorating property.  The rear part of the building has to be rebuilt and the owner would like to convert it to two family use.

No community residents to oppose either project attended the meeting and after questioning representatives of each owner, the NAC decided to support their requests.

The next meeting of the Frankford NAC is scheduled for September 11 at 7PM at the Second Baptist Church at 1801 Meadow Street.

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Old Heads Softball Game 2014

Posted on 17 August 2014

This is a short slide show of my walk though on Saturday.


 

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