Education

After School Program at McIlvain

Posted on 09 February 2016

Openings are available at McIlvain Playground at Penn and Pratt Streets.  See details below.

 

After school flyer 2015 copy

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News

Frankford’s Zaire Anderson (Bam) Wears a Super Bowl Ring

Posted on 08 February 2016

Zaire Anderson, Bam to his closest friends, grew up in Frankford around Harrison and Tackawanna Sts. and played first for the Frankford Chargers. As Saleem Lewis, his friend from that time tells the story:

“Me, another friend, Khason Evens, and Zaire went to play for the City Youth Association Gators.  We were the only Frankford guys on a team where all the players came from a different part of the city.  A lot of people got on us about that, about going and not finishing our Little League football career with our home team, the Chargers.  LOL and we never got a chance to beat the Chargers.  In his last year with the Gators, Zaire won best offensive player of the year”.

 

Zaire Anderson

Zaire Anderson

Ziare played at Frankford High where he was named a first-team All-Philadelphia Public League selection in his senior year.

He started his college football career at Riverside (Calif.) City College.  He then went on to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and started in 18-of-28 games in three seasons.  He earned his degree in Child, Youth and Family sciences in 2014 and played his senior season as a graduate student at Nebraska.

Anderson joined the Denver Broncos as a college free agent on May 5, 2015.  He was waived on September 5th but assigned to the practice squad the next day and would be on the sidelines at  Super Bowl 50. Looks like all that time helping the team to practice worked out pretty well.

He is Frankford through and through. To relive highlights and check out more about the Broncos’ win – Super Bowl 50.

Bob Smiley with a lot of help from Saleem Lewis

 

 

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Business, Meetings and Events

Frankford Business and Professional Association Meeting February 16th

Posted on 08 February 2016

Interested in growing your business?

Join us at the Frankford Business & Professional Association’s General Body Meeting and learn
about local resources for your business & network with business owners!

Featured Organizations:

SCORE Philadelphia

Goldman Sachs
10,000 Small Businesses

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12 PM to 2 PM
Aria Hospital
4900 Frankford Avenue, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Lunch will be provided

To RSVP call or email Ileana Garcia at 215-743-6582 or igarcia.fcdc@gmail.com

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News

Rep. John Taylor to Host SEPTA to Help Seniors Get Free Key Cards

Posted on 05 February 2016

Under SEPTA’s new fare payment and collection system, called SEPTA Key, seniors age 65 and older will continue to ride free at all times on all SEPTA transit services, including buses, trolleys, the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line and the Norristown High Speed Line. Regional Rail fares for seniors will continue to be $1 for rides within Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania seniors who possess state-issued photo IDs are automatically eligible to participate in SEPTA’s Seniors Ride Free Program. There is nothing to sign up for, and unexpired driver’s licenses or state-issued IDs can be swiped at the turnstile or onboard a vehicle.

Seniors who do not want to use their driver’s license can register and have their picture taken for the new, free SEPTA Key Senior ID card.

Seniors who wish to sign up for SEPTA’s Key Senior ID card will be able to apply for one and have their photos taken at the district office of Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia).

“SEPTA is transitioning to a cashless SEPTA Key fare program,” Taylor said. “My office will be available to help seniors apply for a special card and have their photos taken without having to travel to a SEPTA sales location.”

A SEPTA representative will be at Taylor’s Port Richmond office at 2901 E. Thompson St. on March 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please call 215- 425-0901 to make an appointment. Seniors are asked to bring a valid state-issued photo ID card with their birth date.

 

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Meetings and Events

Friends of Overington Park February 9th

Posted on 05 February 2016

First Meeting of FOOP for 2016
We’ll meet the second Tuesday of Febuary, the 9th, from 7 to 8 PM
at the Friends Meeting House at Penn and Orthodox Sts.
We need get together and start planning what we want to do this year in Overington Park.
Bring your ideas and lets get started planning for 2016.
All are welcome.
 See you there!

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Miscellaneous

Wanted for Shooting – Aggravated Assault

Posted on 05 February 2016

The proprietor of Sugar and Spice has camera’s inside and outside.  This gentleman does not seem to be aware or care too much about that.  This happened on the morning of February 2nd at 6:11 a.m.

 

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Miscellaneous

Crime Report 15th District PSA1 January 2016

Posted on 04 February 2016

Thanks to OpenDataPhlly, we have the stats for January for PSA1 which includes, Bridesburg and Frankford/Northwood.  Compared to the past 2 years, crime is slowly inching downward.

Not sure I should count that category of recovered stolen vehicles.  If its reported stolen somewhere and then reported recovered later, it gets counted again.

 

crime chart

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News, Religion

St. Joachim Convent Sold to Religious Order

Posted on 04 February 2016

Capuchin Franciscan Friars will use the property for their provincial postulancy program.

convent webFather Thomas Higgins, Pastor of Holy Innocents Parish in Juniata Park, announced last Sunday that the former St. Joachim convent of the  Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at Church and Penn Streets, had been sold to the Capuchins.

They will relocate the Padre Pio Friary from its present location in West Philadelphia to here in Frankford over the next few months as renovations to the building are accomplished.Padre Pio

Community concern about the future reuse of this building has been growing as it sat idle and was a target for vandalism. The likelihood that it might have become a recovery or boarding house was a possibility.  The Capuchins are a good fit for the community and should be good neighbors. Welcome to Frankford, Brothers!

photo credit: St. Padre Pio via photopin (license)

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News

Man Killed Inside Home – Fillmore and Tackawanna

Posted on 04 February 2016

Police say a man walked in an unlocked door of a house, and opened fire, striking a man in the head.  Chief Inspector Scott Small said, “We don’t know a motive. However, the intersection of Tackawanna and Fillmore streets is known for street level narcotic sales. So in addition to having numerous witnesses that were inside the house, we have numerous cameras right outside.”

Source: Man ambushed and killed inside Frankford home | 6abc.com

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News

Shooting 4800 Block of Frankford Avenue

Posted on 03 February 2016

Philadelphia police are investigating a shooting that left a man injured outside Sugar and Spice at 6 AM.

Source: Shooting victim gets to Frankford hospital on his own | 6abc.com

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