The Frankford Civic held its monthly meeting on Thursday July 2nd with about 25 people in attandance.
- Representative from the 15th police district noted that they have been continuing to focus on Frankford. We see several police officers walking the beat along Frankford Avenue and the side streets close to it. The Police Service Area (P.S.A.) model implementation has been delayed in the 15th district. One person attending the meeting raised the issue of the unruly crowd usually gathered along the 16oo block of Margaret Street during the day. The police will look into it. I’m not sure how they could have missed them thus far.
- Representative for the owners of the gas station at Torresdale Ave. and Frankford Ave. made a presentation seeking support for zoning to convert the existing garage into a mini mart. These guys keep the property pretty clean and neat given its location. I don’t see how it could be a negative. There plans call for more lighting and it would certainly look better than those security gates that cover the garage bays now. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture.
- Dr. Ayesha Imani, CEO and Founder of the Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School made a presentation. The new charter school will open in the former Mater Dolorosa school at Paul and Ruan Streets this September. Initially it will serve K to 4th grade and 9th grade. It will gradually expand to K through 12th grade. An open house grand opening is scheduled for August 29th. the community will be invited.
The next Frankford Civic Association meeting is scheduled for August 6th at 7 PM.